Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has decided to leave the Democratic Party and register as an independent. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Sinema claims she has, “never fit neatly into any party box” and she further said that the move is, “true to who I am and how I operate, I also think it’ll provide a place of belonging for many folks across the state and the country, who also are tired of the partisanship.” Sinema’s decision is unlikely to change the balance

Democrats have fared significantly better in the midterms than many pundits and analysts expected, they have held control of the Senate and so far kept their losses in the House to a minimum. This electoral success is especially surprising given the historical precedent that the president’s party tends to lose a considerable amount of seats in midterms elections. President Biden has credited the “historic” turnout by young voters for the successful Democratic performance. The data so far suggests that Democrats defied expectations because of

Republican Kari Lake is behind Democrat Katie Hobbs with over half of precincts reporting. Even though things could change and ballots are still being counted, the Republican candidate has already begun casting doubt on the election results. Lake is an election denier who won her primary election falsely insisting that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen. Lake is now suggesting without any evidence that there could be problems with Tuesday's election results, even though votes are still being tabulated and results could change

President Biden is scheduled to make a speech in Maryland the day before the upcoming midterm elections in support of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore. This speech will come after Biden spent the weekend in New York and Pennsylvania, supporting Democratic gubernatorial and senate candidates. All three of these state’s elections have one thing in common: each of the Democratic candidates are running against Republicans who are election deniers, or have, at a minimum, expressed skepticism regarding the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas temporarily paused a lower court order requiring Senator Lindsay Graham to testify in front of an Atlanta-area special grand jury looking into republican efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state. Thomas has jurisdiction of the lower court which issued the original order; Thomas has issued an administrative stay, most likely doing so to give Supreme Court justices additional time to ponder the dispute. Senator Graham argues that he should not be required to testify because of