December 2022

Independent voters were a major source of support for Democrats in the midterm elections. In fact, the “red wave” that many Republicans felt was coming in the recent election was largely prevented by swing voters who sided with the Democrats. Many experts assumed beforehand that because of the emphasis on the economy that undecided voters would end up supporting GOP candidates, but these voters ended up making a plethora of nuanced decisions in statewide elections. In Arizona, Senator Mark Kelly’s victory over Blake Masters

Before the midterm elections, experts feared the potential for chaos at the ballot box. Following the tumultuous 2020 presidential election, there were reasonable fears that poll watchers in several states who had been exposed to conspiracy theories would cause trouble for citizens casting their votes or officials administering the election. Meanwhile, many Democrats and voting rights organizations feared that new voting legislation passed in states across the nation would lead to voter suppression, especially among marginalized groups. However, election day and the early voting

Several Republican candidates are in a round of finger pointing after a lackluster performance in the recent midterm elections. Several of the Republican candidates, most of whom were first time candidates that emphasized far right positions, fell short in their fundraising which hurt their chances of electoral success. The failure of individual candidates to raise sufficient campaign funds forced party leaders to make challenging choices, having to decide which candidates would be the best use of their resources. Underwhelming GOP funding gave Democratic candidates

Bill Gates, the chairman of the Maricopa County board of supervisors, has been moved to an undisclosed location due to serious threats over social media regarding the recent midterm elections. Election workers across the country, but especially in Maricopa County, Arizona, have faced a steep rise in threats following the 2020 election when former President Donald Trump promoted a series of lies about the election. Just last week a meeting of the Maricopa County board of supervisors became volatile when some attendees began pushing

The new election law which took effect last year creates one large change in the upcoming Senate runoff election between Raphael Warnock and Hershel Walker: the election will take place much sooner. Senate Bill 202, signed into law by Republican Governor Brian Kemp, cuts the time between the general election and runoff election in half. This will be a large change for Georgia’s voters, who now have a shorter period to request, receive, and cast their ballots. The law also shortens the early voting