the 2018 Midterm Elections

Fact-check website Snopes botched a fact-check of a viral, but wildly misleading meme. Snopes claimed that the “general idea” of the meme was “correct.” Both Facebook and Google give Snopes preferential treatment on their sites. Snopes, a left-leaning fact-checking website given preferential treatment by Facebook and Google, botched its fact-check of a viral meme
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  by Molly Prince Former Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis defeated Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum on Saturday after an incredibly heated Florida gubernatorial race that remained contested for longer than a week after polls closed. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Gillum ended the race via a message on Facebook, congratulating DeSantis for winning the governorship
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  by Jason Hopkins The Arizona Republican Party will conduct an independent audit of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office after three statewide Republican candidates who initially led on election night saw their races swing the other way as outstanding ballots were counted. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Despite leading on election night and for some
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  by Molly Prince The Florida Democratic Party allegedly violated election laws by asking voters to fix their vote-by-mail ballots after voting already concluded. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The state’s party instructed workers and volunteers to reach out to the voters who submitted mail ballots with signature issues and requested that they to resolve
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The 2018 Midterms saw a wide variety of results in the Senate, House, and Governor races. Here are my 7 takeaways from this year’s elections: First – There was no “wave” Leading up to the election, both parties were hoping for either a blue or a red “wave” or an election with major party
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  by Evie Fordham Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’s campaign filed a lawsuit pertaining to the state’s gubernatorial race Sunday, still hoping to force a runoff election against Republican Brian Kemp. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The latest suit could extend Georgia counties’ vote certification deadline from Tuesday to Wednesday, reported The Washington Post. Abrams’s team also
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  by Molly Prince The Democratic Party of Georgia tried purchasing airtime on Friday to run campaign ads on a local Atlanta channel on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Abrams and the Democratic Party attempted to buy a $250,000 advertisement on Atlanta-based WSB-TV in order to promote a gubernatorial runoff
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  by Chris White Every red state Democratic senator who voted against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in October lost their re-election bids. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Donnelly of Indiana voted against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick – all
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  by Molly Prince Republican Gov. Rick Scott is leading his Democratic opponent, Sen. Bill Nelson, for the first time in the Florida U.S. Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The statewide St. Pete poll shows 49 percent of registered voters preferring Scott, two points ahead of Nelson, his incumbent challenger.
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  by Chris White Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican running for governor, is opening an investigation into the state’s Democratic Party for allegedly attempting to hack the state’s voter registration system. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Kemp’s office made the announcement in a Sunday morning news release but did not provide any
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President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Macon, Georgia, Sunday afternoon to support gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, Rep. Karen Handel, and Rep. Rob Woodall who all hold single-digit leads over their opponents.  Area Races Georgia Governor Republican candidate Brian Kemp holds a slim 2-point lead over Democrat challenger Stacey Abrams in the latest
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  by Molly Prince Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke avoided providing a policy stance regarding how the migrant caravan should be handled upon its arrival in Texas. Immigration and border security are the top issues for voters in Texas prior to the midterm elections. The Dallas Morning News’s editorial board urged O’Rourke to provide details
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  by Molly Prince Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum attended a campaign event hosted by Emgage, an American Muslim organization that lobbies against pro-Israel legislation. The day before the campaign event, a mass shooting on a synagogue left 11 worshippers dead. The co-chair of Emgage has an extensive history of defending radical Islamic terrorists. Florida’s
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  by Chris White Democratic strategists are concerned Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill might come short of black voters’ support she will need to win re-election in a state President Donald Trump carried by a large margin in 2020. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) More than a dozen elected officials, activists and voters worry the two-term
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  by Hanna Bogorowski Former President Barack Obama will continue on the campaign trail Friday when he heads to Florida to campaign for the state’s Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates in Miami at Ice Palace Films Studios. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Obama has been making his rounds around the country volleying for Democrats ahead of November’s
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  by Hanna Bogorowski (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was pressed by his Republican opponent in a Sunday debate on whether he would comply with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request. Gillum, who has called to abolish ICE, refused to answer the question regarding immigration, an
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  by Jason Hopkins Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, the state’s education superintendent, is being accused of submitting budget requests that plagiarized other work. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The issue began on Friday, just hours before Evers and GOP Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker were due to participate in their first debate. Walker’s team released passages from Evers’
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  by Andrew Kerr Nevada Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak’s campaign image as a single father raising two successful daughters is a lie, according to his ex-wife, Dallas Garland. She said Sisolak treated her like “a total prisoner” throughout their 13-year marriage and that he drove a wedge between her and her children. Garland
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Posted by: Ben Garrison in Political Cartoons October 20, 2018 Hillary Clinton remains the face of the Democrat Party Hillary has been running for president since she was in college. It’s her life’s ambition. She married Bill as a means to get started and she was ‘co-president’ during his two terms. Her two failed
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