Election 2022

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 12, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Mann, right, conceded the race to Attorney General-elect Kris Kobach, a Republican who narrowly led since election night with uncounted mail and provisional ballots. (Photos by Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Mann surrenders quest to overtake Kobach in Kansas race for attorney general

BY: - November 11, 2022

Democrat Chris Mann concedes to Republican Kris Kobach in a close race for attorney general in red-state Kansas.

Voters fill out ballots in booths

GOP on track to control U.S. House, but dozens of races still undecided

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republicans remained on pace to likely wrest control of the U.S. House, even as Democrats picked up a few more victories in close races late Wednesday and into the day Thursday. As of about 5 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, The Associated Press had called 209 races for Republicans. That put them ahead of Democrats’ 191, […]

Laura Kelly appears on stage at election watch party

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004.  While not all of the gubernatorial campaigns have been called as of Thursday afternoon, Arizona and Oregon voters […]

Journalist Gerald Seib and Jackie Calmes appear seated onstage at the Dole Institute

Post-election pundits: Inflation befuddles Republicans, Democrats in 2022 midterm

BY: - November 10, 2022

Journalists Gerald Seib and Jackie Calmes explore 2022 election, including impact on former President Donald Trump, at Dole Institute of Politics forum.

Preliminary vote counts from Tuesday's election in Kansas indicated state Olathe Rep. Charlotte Esau, would be the lone Republican House incumbent ousted by a Democrat. The GOP will still hold a supermajority in the House to deal with a second term for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

GOP clings to Kansas House supermajority entering Kelly’s second term as governor

BY: - November 10, 2022

Preliminary results of 2022 election: Kansas House and Senate will hold two-thirds GOP majorities capable of blunting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's agenda.

Rachel Sweet, campaign manager for Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, smiles Aug. 2, 2022, at the Kansans for Constitutional Freedom watch party after Kansans vote to preserve a constitutional right to abortion. (Lily O'Shea Becker/Kansas Reflector)

Even red-state voters back abortion rights via ballot questions, rejecting court ruling

BY: - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states — including GOP-dominated Kentucky — backed abortion rights Tuesday, signaling that while the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority no longer believes the procedure is protected within the U.S. Constitution, many Americans want their states to do just that. California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana and Vermont residents voted to support abortion […]

Raphael Warnock

Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know

BY: and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats exulted Wednesday in outperforming expectations in the midterm elections, even as vote-counting was still in progress and control of both chambers of Congress remained unknown. The U.S. Senate will go to the winner of two of the last three races where party control is still in doubt in […]

Joe Biden speaks into a microphone

Biden says midterm elections turned out to be ‘a good day’ for democracy

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that even though midterm election results have yet to determine which party will control Congress, Democrats had a strong night defending their majority in both chambers. Control of both the U.S. Senate and House remained unclear Wednesday as more than 50 House seats have not been called and […]

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in 21 states after ballot measures pass

BY: - November 9, 2022

Advocates for marijuana liberalization saw mixed results as legalization ballot measures were counted Tuesday, with Maryland and Missouri voters approving recreational use for adults but Arkansas, South Dakota and North Dakota rejecting the proposal. Maryland and Missouri will bring the list of states where recreational marijuana use is legal to 21. Maryland’s referendum passed easily, […]

Mark Finchem

Election deniers lose attempts to control elections in critical battleground states

BY: - November 9, 2022

Several prominent Republican candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election lost their races on Tuesday, but other critical races featuring election deniers have not been called. Going into Election Day, election deniers were on the ballot in around half of the races for governor and secretary of state and one-third of the races […]

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Republicans sweep Kansas Board of Education seats, say they will give parents more oversight

BY: - November 9, 2022

TOPEKA — New Kansas State Board of Education members say they will prioritize parental oversight in schools across Kansas. Ahead of the election, the 10-seat board had six Republican and four Democratic members. With Republicans taking all five seats on the ballot in the November election, the BOE will shift further to the right. Republicans […]