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Today β€” December 13th 2018Your RSS feeds

He Missed a Chance to Vote in His Race. Then It Ended in a Tie.

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI

A City Council candidate in Hoxie, Ark., Cliff Farmer, missed his chance to vote in his race’s runoff last week. Now, his race will be determined by a random drawing.

Slow Police Response and Chaos Contributed to Parkland Massacre, Report Finds

By PATRICIA MAZZEI

A state commission investigating the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High found that several sheriff’s deputies who raced to the school and heard gunshots stayed outside the building.

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With Power Grabs in the Midwest, G.O.P. Risks a 2020 Backlash

By ASTEAD W. HERNDON and JONATHAN MARTIN

Republican efforts to constrain incoming Democrats could hurt the party’s image with moderates in a region President Trump considers crucial for his re-election effort.

North Carolina’s β€˜Guru of Elections’: Can-Do Operator Who May Have Done Too Much

By RICHARD FAUSSET, ALAN BLINDER, SYDNEY EMBER, TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and SERGE F. KOVALESKI

L. McCrae Dowless ran an operation that, despite his checkered past, drew little scrutiny — until he ended up in the middle of an election marred by fraud charges

North Carolina Republican Says He Would Support New Election if Fraud Occurred

By SYDNEY EMBER and ALAN BLINDER

The campaign of Mark Harris, the G.O.P. nominee in a disputed House race, also disclosed that it owed more than $34,000 to a consulting group that used a controversial operative.

Michigan G.O.P. Starts Limiting Power of Incoming Democratic Leaders

By ASTEAD W. HERNDON

Michigan Republicans are following the tactics of conservative lawmakers in Wisconsin, but Democrats in Michigan hope that the G.O.P. governor there will take their side.

Republicans Keep Control of Georgia Elections With Runoff Victory

By RICHARD FAUSSET

Voters chose Brad Raffensperger as secretary of state over John Barrow, a Democrat who had promised to overhaul policies that liberals say suppress minority voting.

House Republican Campaign Committee Says It Was Hacked This Year

By DAVID E. SANGER and EMILY COCHRANE

The National Republican Congressional Committee said it had reported the breach to the F.B.I. but acknowledged that it had otherwise kept the hack secret for months.

In the Age of Trump, Can Scandal Still Sink a Politician?

By LISA LERER

President Trump has defied the old conventions around troublesome pasts and political careers. But it’s unclear whether the same rules apply to the Democrats running to unseat him.

Wisconsin Is About to Make a Huge Mistake

By DAN KAUFMAN

The lame duck, heavily gerrymandered Republican Legislature plans to vote on Tuesday to limit the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general, who are — surprise — Democrats.

North Carolina’s Election Turmoil: What We Know and Don’t Know

By MAGGIE ASTOR

The race in the state’s Ninth Congressional District has been upended by allegations of absentee ballot fraud, which the state elections board is investigating.

Brenda Snipes, Broward County Elections Chief, Rescinds Resignation in Latest Fight With Governor

By MATTHEW HAAG

In their latest back-and-forth, Dr. Snipes said she would no longer step away from office after Gov. Rick Scott, now a senator-elect, suspended her without pay.

Stung by Election Losses, Republicans in the States Seek a Way to Neutralize Democrats

By MITCH SMITH and MONICA DAVEY

Democrats in Wisconsin say Republican proposals for slashing the incoming governor’s authority are a blatant power grab after voters ousted the sitting Republican.

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