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Fetterman’s rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats
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Fetterman’s rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s rocky debate performance fueled concern inside his party on Wednesday, as leaders assessed whether it would significantly shift a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate and the future of Joe Biden’s presidency. Appearing on stage five months after his stroke, Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s 53-year-old lieutenant...

What to Make of John Fetterman’s Struggles at the Pennsylvania Senate Debate
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What to Make of John Fetterman’s Struggles at the Pennsylvania Senate Debate

The debate last night between the candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania was uncomfortable, elemental, a little surreal, and not much like any political debate I’ve ever seen before. Since May, when the Democratic nominee, John Fetterman, suffered a stroke, the question that hung over the race was what condition he would be in when...

What Voters Can and Can’t Learn from John Fetterman’s Stroke
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What Voters Can and Can’t Learn from John Fetterman’s Stroke

In mid-May, four days before the battleground state of Pennsylvania held its primary election, John Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor and the Democratic front-runner for a pivotal U.S. Senate seat, was on his way to a campaign event. In the car, his wife noticed the left side of his face drooping and his words starting...

Fetterman faces Oz at Senate debate 5 months after stroke
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Fetterman faces Oz at Senate debate 5 months after stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More than five months after experiencing a stroke, Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman struggled at times to explain his positions and often spoke haltingly throughout a highly anticipated debate Tuesday against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz as they vie for a critical Senate seat. In the opening minutes of the debate, Fetterman addressed...

What time do polls close in each state?
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What time do polls close in each state?

More than 122 million Americans voted in the 2018 midterm elections, the highest number of voters for a non-presidential year since 1978, according to Pew Research Center. This year, early voting has already started in several states. In Georgia, the secretary of state’s office said Monday that a record-breaking 79,682 people voted on Saturday, the...

Polls Suggest the Battle for the Senate Is Still a Cliffhanger
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Polls Suggest the Battle for the Senate Is Still a Cliffhanger

With just two weeks left until Election Day, early voting in the midterms has started in many states, and there are already indications that turnout will be high. As new polls come in by the bushel, Republicans are increasingly confident that they will regain control of the House, where the Democrats currently have a slim...

The G.O.P.’s Big-City Scare Tactics
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The G.O.P.’s Big-City Scare Tactics

J. B. Pritzker, the governor of Illinois, was standing on a suburban sidewalk, chatting with Terra Costa Howard, a state legislator, when a passing Honda S.U.V., windows down, slowed to a crawl. “Boo, J. B.! Boo! You’re a tyrant!” the driver called out. He said something about “the trans agenda” and sped away. Pritzker brushed it off. The...

Arizona sheriff steps up security around ballot drop boxes
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Arizona sheriff steps up security around ballot drop boxes

PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff in metropolitan Phoenix said Monday he’s stepped up security around ballot drop boxes after a series of incidents involving people keeping watch on the boxes and taking video of voters after they were apparently inspired by lies about the 2020 election. On Friday, deputies responded when two masked people carrying...

Jordan Klepper Reveals Why Liberals Are ‘Fucked’ in a New Civil War
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Jordan Klepper Reveals Why Liberals Are ‘Fucked’ in a New Civil War

Jordan Klepper previewed his upcoming midterms special, airing next Tuesday on Comedy Central, by looking ahead to America’s next civil war on The Daily Show on Monday night. The Trumpland correspondent, who has covered numerous MAGA rallies over the past several years, explains in the new piece that he has been hearing more and more...

Biden’s midterm ‘closing argument’: Look at the alternative
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Biden’s midterm ‘closing argument’: Look at the alternative

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans increasingly confident about victory in this year’s midterm elections, President Joe Biden dismissed the polls in a speech at Democratic Party headquarters Monday, saying there’s still time for “one more shift” that will help his party. “If we get people out to vote, we win,” Biden said to scores of...