elections

  • The 'Inside Politics' Forecast: Up To 30% of Midterm Votes Could Be Cast Early

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

  • A Look At Gay Candidates Running Across The Country

    This year’s election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay governor. Two candidates for Congress could well become the first openly gay Republican elected to the U.S. House and, if they both succeed, they will join what will number as the largest ever contingent of openly LGBT members of Congress — up from seven to as many as 12, if all newcomers are successful.

  • A Look At How LGBT Candidates Fared Across The Nation

    Lesbian attorney Maura Healey made history Tuesday night, winning election as Massachusetts attorney general and becoming the first openly gay person to be elected as attorney general of any state.

  • Anti-Gay Candidates Win

    Anti-gay candidates performed well in the midterm elections Tuesday.

  • AP News Guide: A Look at Key Races and Ballot Issues in Tuesday's State and Local Elections

    In most states, the big elections will come next year. But on Tuesday, voters in a few states will pick governors and legislators, some cities will elect mayors and a variety of major issues will be settled at the ballot box.

  • Big Wins for LGBT Community on Election Night

    But not all candidates came out on top

  • Column: Floating Turds - The Deep Sewer

    American politicians crave ignorance, poverty, inequality, division, hypocrisy, chaos, boogie men, lies, crime, war — to stay alive and fester.They are creatures from a science fiction movie. Irresponsibility and total disregard for the good of the country is the norm in a game where the word bipartisan has become anathema. 

  • Column: No White After Labor Day

    Most of us grew up with definite do’s and don’ts. Don’t wear white after Labor Day, no eating oysters in months that don’t contain an "R" in the spelling, no swimming for 30 minutes after eating, brown shoes should always have a brown belt and, of course, your socks should match your shoes.  

  • Democrats Lose Across the Board in Statewide Elections

    The Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, that was supposed to be the Democratic Party’s savior, Charlie Crist, lost the governor’s race to Rick Scott last night.

  • Democrats' Hopes High for Taking House, But Nothing Certain

    The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's hold on power in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

  • Despite Risky Votes, Most Illinois Lawmakers Win

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Several Illinois state lawmakers who cast tough votes on pensions and gay marriage fended off expensive primary challenges Tuesday.

  • Early Voting Underway in South Florida

    (SS) Early in-person voting began Monday with steady streams of voters in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

  • Eight States to Watch in Senate Elections, But House Likely to Remain In GOP Control

    Most of the pundits are saying Republicans will take over the U.S. Senate and keep the House in the November 4 elections. If they’re right — and there is some room for doubt in both chambers — the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will likely have to undergo a complete makeover.

  • Election Day: Houston Rejects LGBT Rights, Ohio Rejects Pot

    (CNN) -- Matt Bevin, the controversial Kentuckian who attempted to dethrone Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, orchestrated a remarkable political comeback on Tuesday to win the state's governorship.

  • Election Snapshot in Palm Beach and Broward

    From our media partner Sun Sentinel: Tonya Alanez, Lori Todd, Michael Mayo -

    On the Palm Beach County Commission, incumbent Steven Abrams won another four-year term. He will be joined by newcomer Melissa McKinlay, who will replace term-limited Commissioner Jess Santamaria.

  • Election Viewing Guide

    Are you dreading election night? Have you heard that Republicans will likely keep the Senate majority and that Democrats may not take the House after all?

  • Elections: Your Guide To Who Won And Who Lost In South Florida

    Who won? Who lost? Here is the list of the winners and losers from the endorsement list from South Florida’s major non-partisan LGBT rights groups, SAVE, Palm Beach County Human Rights Council and Equality Florida.

  • Endorsements for the August 26 Ballot

    Local endorsements for the tri-county area.

  • Federal Court Says Texas Voter ID Violates Voting Rights Act

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the state's voter ID law "remains in effect" despite a federal appeals court ruling that it violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

  • Forget the TV: How to Follow Election Day Online

    (AP) TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible four years ago.