Election 2022

Michigan’s Stabenow, Minnesota’s Klobuchar rise in U.S. Senate Democratic leadership

BY: - December 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday elected their leadership for their new 51-seat majority in the upcoming 118th Congress, elevating two Midwesterners — Michigan’s Debbie Stabenow to the No. 3 slot and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar to the No. 4 role. Stabenow, chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and Klobuchar, chair of the […]

‘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 […]

Raphael Warnock wins U.S. Senate runoff, giving Democrats a 51-seat majority

BY: - December 7, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will return to Washington to represent Georgia for the next six years after winning his Senate runoff Tuesday, handing Senate Democrats a coveted 51st seat. The Associated Press called the race at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday. By early Wednesday morning, Warnock had 51.3% of the vote, edging out Republican Herschel Walker […]

Parties finalize Iowa House leadership for 2023 session

BY: - December 6, 2022

Democrats have elected an all-woman team to lead their party in the Iowa House of Representatives for the upcoming legislative session. Iowa House Republicans have also completed leadership election. The 2023 House Democrats’ leadership team will be the first all-female group to lead a caucus in the Iowa Statehouse, according to a Tuesday news release. […]

Decision day: Georgia’s whirlwind U.S. Senate runoff comes to a dramatic close

BY: - December 6, 2022

The U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia, which voters will decide Tuesday, will determine how much power Democrats have over the chamber even though the party’s majority is settled. Georgia Democrats are hoping to elect incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and end their year on a happy note. Though the party outperformed expectations nationwide, just narrowly losing […]

Iowa Senate Republicans fill out leadership team

BY: - December 5, 2022

Iowa Republicans announced the remainder of the state Senate leadership team Monday as the party prepares for its first session in decades holding a supermajority. Iowa Senate Republicans reelected Sen. Brad Zaun of Urbandale as president pro tempore, according to a news release. Sen. Waylon Brown of Osage, who previously served as an assistant majority […]

Fewer absentee ballots cast in 2022, but fewer rejected than previous midterms

BY: - December 1, 2022

As Iowa finalizes its 2022 election results, data shows that fewer ballots were rejected for late arrival in this year’s election than in the last midterm election. The Iowa State Board of Canvassers certified the results from the Nov. 8 election Thursday, according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s office, although a special canvass will […]

Georgia appeals court denies GOP state election chief’s bid to ban early voting the Saturday after Thanksgiving

BY: - November 22, 2022

Georgia’s Court of Appeals has rejected Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s attempt to keep Georgians from voting in the U.S. Senate runoff on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The appeals court on Monday evening blocked the state’s emergency motion to nullify a Fulton County judge’s order giving Georgia counties the option to open early voting […]

College students push to ease voting access after midterm barriers

BY: - November 21, 2022

Young voters made their voices heard during the midterms, turning out in relatively high numbers in an election that produced the first congressperson from Generation Z. But university students and voting rights advocates say voters on college campuses faced far too many difficulties trying to cast their ballots. Across the country, voting rights groups and […]

Iowa Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott to serve as Democratic whip

BY: - November 18, 2022

Iowa Sen. Sarah Trone Garriott will take over from retiring Sen. Amanda Ragan as Democratic whip in the Iowa Senate, Democrats announced Friday. Trone Garriott of West Des Moines won reelection against former Senate President Jake Chapman, representing Senate District 14. While Democrats lost ground and remain the minority in both chambers, Trone Garriott’s race […]

Auditor candidate Todd Halbur concedes race to Rob Sand

BY: - November 18, 2022

Republican candidate for state auditor Todd Halbur conceded Friday, saying his campaign lacks the resources to conduct a recount of the tight statewide race. Democratic incumbent Rob Sand declared victory in the race the week of the election. Sand leads with 600,719 votes to Halbur’s 597,826 with all 99 counties reporting, according to the Iowa Secretary […]

What to expect as Iowa’s attorney general, treasurer leave office after four decades

BY: - November 17, 2022

Change is coming to Iowa’s attorney general and treasurer’s offices as voters chose to elect challengers who promised to work toward GOP goals over the Democratic incumbents who argued their tenure brought nonpartisan successes. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and state Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, both the nation’s longest-serving officials in their positions, were defeated in […]