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Florida counties have until Noon today to submit official results in their various recounts. The states 76 counties will have no choice but to submit official results in the races before noon. […]

Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with retiring South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford about lessons the GOP learned in the 2018 midterm elections. His very conservative district flipped to a Democrat. […]

Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

From the fires in California to new revelations about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, we discuss the political responses of President Trump. […]

Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

In Florida the election, more than a week later, is slowly drawing to a close. Mitchell Berger, Special Counsel for Florida Democrats discusses the results and their broader implications. […]

Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

DETROIT—Gretchen Whitmer had her red water bottle with the Wonder Woman logo. Debbie Stabenow was touching up her make-up. Dana Nessel was up front, sitting with her wife, right behind the stack of boxed salads that was the food for the day.The top of the Democratic ticket in Michigan—candidates for governor, Senate and attorney general—were rolling along to the 77th and final stop of a statewide bus tour, hours before polls closed on election day. When the dust settled on 2016, no one would have been counting on any of them to be in contention, let alone win.But with the […]

Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida’s first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.

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Sat, Nov 17, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded Florida’s governor’s race on Saturday as a recount of ballots neared its end, and the Democrat congratulated Republican former Congressman Ron DeSantis on becoming the state’s next governor.

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Sat, Nov 17, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Stacey Abrams is not conceding.That’s what she said at a press conference in Atlanta on Friday. “This is not a speech of concession,” she told supporters and reporters, “because concession means an action is right, true, or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that.”But the former Georgia state representative and Democratic nominee for governor did essentially end her campaign and recognize that her opponent, Brian Kemp, the GOP nominee and former state secretary of state, will officially win the election. “I acknowledge that Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial […]

Sat, Nov 17, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

Freshman orientation on Capitol Hill can be a blur: There’s the class photo, the rundown of ethics rules, the caucus meetings, the dinners. But after a grueling election season, there are highlights, too—and for Chrissy Houlahan, it was spending time with her “badasses.”That’s the moniker Houlahan and some of her fellow military and intelligence veterans in the freshman class gave to their text-message group. “It’s really, really exciting. We’re having the opportunity to hang out in person and not in the virtual space,” Houlahan told me.Since the campaign, Houlahan, a former member of the Air Force Reserves, has been in […]

Sat, Nov 17, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

Out of a small pool of party dissidents trying to stop fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, only one has been bold enough to hint strongly that she might toss her own hat into the ring.

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Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics