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● Georgia: On Friday, Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her campaign for governor against Republican Brian Kemp, yet she refused to concede and argued his voter suppression efforts had created insurmountable obstacles for her campaign. As ThinkProgress legal expert Ian Millhiser succinctly noted, “There’s no way to know if the result would have been different if [Kemp] didn’t do everything in his power to steal this election, but he did everything in his power to steal this election.” Consequently, his victory should rightly be viewed as lacking the legitimacy of a free and fair election.​

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​Kemp ran a reactionary campaign […]

Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

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Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

Today, Daily Kos congratulated newly elected Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. Daily Kos was pleased to endorse her and other Democrats for these key posts in August, and the Daily Kos community contributed over $360,000 to Democrats in these races. Hobbs joins Jena Griswold in Colorado and Jocelyn Benson in Michigan in flipping these previously GOP-held offices.

“Hobbs, along with Griswold and Benson, will improve voting in myriad ways, from fighting to stem the tide of dark money, implementing automatic voter registration, improving election security, and increasing turnout among voters of color and other communities often underrepresented at the ballot […]

Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections

On Friday, a little more than a week after she launched the briefest of campaigns to head the NRCC, California GOP Rep. Mimi Walters conceded defeat to Democrat Katie Porter. Walters’ abortive bid to lead the GOP’s House campaign arm was the last, but far from the only, example of how little she understood how much electoral danger she was in—a danger that crescendoed after Election Day.

Walters may have been lured into a false sense of security because, until this year, she was accustomed to easily beating Democrats in Orange County, which since time immemorial had been the citadel of […]

Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Source: Daily Kos – Elections