2022 Election

COMMENTARY

Near record-high numbers of young people voted during the midterms, signaling a possible shift

BY: - December 12, 2022

By Abby Kiesa, Tufts University The November 2022 midterms have come and gone, but there are still some potential lasting implications that could influence the next election season. One is that young people, aged 18 to 29, had one of the highest voter turnouts in a midterm election in recent history, according to our early […]

‘Worth the wait’: U.S. Senate Democrats celebrate a 51-seat majority with Georgia win

BY: - December 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer jubilantly announced Wednesday that the Georgia runoff election victory will next year end an evenly divided U.S. Senate, giving Democrats more subpoena power in committees and a quicker turnaround in approving federal and judicial appointments. Schumer, a New York Democrat, congratulated Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock for winning a […]

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As the importance of young voters grows, campaigning like Tim Ryan will never win in Ohio

BY: - December 2, 2022

Ohio Democratic voters faced some unwelcome news in this year’s midterm elections: each of their state-wide candidates had gone down in defeat to Republicans. Among the most bitter losses was the closely watched U.S. Senate race between Representative Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance, the Trump-backed venture capitalist and “Hillbilly Elegy” author.  Ahead of the election, […]

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Democracy haters aren’t going away. They’re digging in.

BY: - November 18, 2022

The midterm elections this month brought widespread failure to election deniers on the ballot. The most toxic of these dishonest Republicans all went down in stinging losses. Losers included: Governor candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem in Arizona. Secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant in Nevada. Governor candidate Tudor Dixon and secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo in Michigan. Governor candidate Doug Mastriano in […]

Republicans win control of the U.S. House with 218th seat

BY: - November 16, 2022

Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House on Wednesday night after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top, according to Associated Press projections. Though not as decisive a victory as GOP leaders had hoped, Republican candidates flipped key seats in New York, Virginia, Oregon and Arizona […]

Gov. DeWine addresses redistricting drama, shares priorities for next term in one-on-one interview

BY: - November 15, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine won his reelection in a landslide, in what will most likely […]

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Democracy has been mortally wounded in Ohio, but Ohioans must keep fighting for it

BY: - November 15, 2022

Wisconsin dodged the democracy bullet. Not Ohio. We’ll get to that. But before last week’s election, Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels was caught on tape saying the quiet part out loud. “Republicans will never lose another election in Wisconsin after I’m elected,” he promised. Translation: His victory would seal one-party “voter-proof” control in the […]

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

BY: - November 14, 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 projected to […]

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What can Ohio voters learn from ballot initiatives in other states?

BY: - November 14, 2022

Every election season, the top headlines are around candidates. Which party was able to win, which candidates took office at the federal level, the state level, local government, judicial offices: this is what takes the majority of our headspace. But because of a gift given to the people during the progressive era, election season is […]

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Voters largely reject election deniers as secretaries of state – but the battles will continue

BY: - November 12, 2022

By Thom Reilly, Arizona State University Midterm voters in six states – Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and Vermont – appear to have rejected extremist secretary of state candidates who denied the validity of the 2020 presidential election. Secretaries of state serve key roles as chief election administrators who oversee elections at the state […]

Few tight races in Ohio, but ballots still to be counted

BY: - November 11, 2022

Most races in Ohio have enough votes to make them definitive (though election results are still unofficial), but for any races that might be close enough, there are still some ballots to be counted. As state law dictates, if a voter goes to a polling place on election day, but their eligibility is in question, […]

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

BY: - November 11, 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, […]