This is why elections matter y'all. Even the boring, unsexy midterm ones.
Toomey was narrowly elected in the GOP's 2010 midterm landslide but is now running in a presidential election year in a state that Democrats have carried since 1992. Bernie Sanders is slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald...Show More Summary
Midterm elections are good to the GOP, but presidential years? Not so much. Photo by Gage Skidmore
Morris Reid did not expect any problems when he went to his local polling station outside Raleigh, N.C., to vote in the 2014 midterm. Yet the long-time voter, a 57-year-old Democrat, found he could not cast his ballot. A poll worker told the African American jail superintendent he was registered...
From a great distance, the news that volunteers associated with Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign are turning their attentions to the herculean task of organizing progressives for midterm elections would seem to be exciting news for all Democrats. Without question, the close alignment of the two parties with groups of voters ... More »
The ambitious new plan by Bernie staffers is a giant leap in guaranteeing his movement endures
Regarding the perpetual complaint that young voters don’t turn out for midterm elections, which gives Congress to Republicans — yeah, I used to complain about that too. But try to imagine what the Democratic Party must look like to younger voters. I’m old enough to remember when Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt were still alive […]
Never before in an election season has the polling been more abysmal. Not even during their disastrous performance during the 2014 midterms have polling companies been so consistently wrong, and measured so many candidates’ performance outside the margin of error. Show More Summary
Passing monumentally historic healthcare reform legislation was extremely costly to President Obama and the once Democratic-controlled Congress. Losses in midterm elections made any subsequent accomplishments practically impossible,Show More Summary
by Eli Sanders Only demanding a better future once every four years? David Gilder / Shutterstock.com Barney Frank makes a good point in this Slate interview: FRANK: I am disappointed by the voters who say, “OK I’m just going to showShow More Summary
Presidential elections get all of the attention. 24-hour media coverage. Journalists crisscrossing the nation imbed in campaign busses traversing obscure American towns. Big donors line up to throw big money at their candidate of choice. Show More Summary
It can happen to your town too. In November, many Americans who didn’t vote in 2014 or 2015 will be casting a vote for president of the United States. Midterms and off-year elections are often ignored by registered voters, but anyone...Show More Summary
Two months before the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama issued this statement that read in part: "The president's foremost political goal is helping Democrats do well in the midterms -- and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is...Show More Summary
In the run up to the 2014 midterm election, Reince Priebus promised Republicans would repeal Obamacare. They didnt, and the base noticed.
Samantha Bee's monologue on the 2010 midterm election -- the election that will.i.am didn't make videos for, the election where progressives stayed away from the polls, the election that put the obstructionist, do-nothing radical right...Show More Summary
The last two midterm elections have yielded big Republican congressional gains, yet most conservatives who cheered those developments now jeer at Donald Trump. That’s inconsistent thinking on their part, suggests Talking Points MemoShow More Summary
Liberals who only vote in presidential elections -- and let GOP run wild in midterms -- are a massive problem
Samantha Bee gave a civics lesson on her show tonight about which election was the most important. 2008 or 2010? You have a 50/50 chance of being right, but just in case you're not sure, here's the answer. "The most important election...Show More Summary
After receiving less than 7 percent of the black vote in the last two presidential elections, the Republican Party had a quandary. It could win in midterms. It could win locally. But nationally, there was a problem: The GOP couldn’t win the presidency without more votes from people of color. And it couldn’t win with such a paltry percentage of the black vote.
American voters are, on the whole, pretty jaded about the political process. Just over half of the U.S. population (53 percent) voted in 2012 presidential election. In the 2014 midterms, that number sunk to 36 percent, the lowest of any election since the before World War II. Non-voters give a variety...