Election 2022

COMMENTARY

Midterm election results reflect the hodgepodge of US voters

BY: - November 28, 2022

By Robert B. Talisse, Vanderbilt University The results from the U.S. midterm elections came as a shock to many. The sitting president’s party typically suffers significant losses in House, Senate and gubernatorial races in the first midterm election of a president’s term. Several projections leading up to Election Day speculated that a “red wave” – at one point upgraded to a “red tsunami” – […]

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Morales, next elections chief, faces vote fraud reports. Could legal action follow?

BY: - November 21, 2022

Diego Morales might have easily clinched the Secretary of State race, but his future is clouded by allegations of 2018 voting improprieties reminiscent of another Indiana elections chief convicted of voter fraud. Lawyers and election experts — including the special prosecutor who handled former Secretary of State Charlie White’s case in 2012 — expressed doubt […]

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Former TV journalist gets an education by working the polls

BY: - November 17, 2022

Throughout my 35-plus years in TV news I covered dozens of elections but never worked the polls until Nov. 8. Now retired, I wanted to know what it was like to be on the other side. I also knew how great the need is for election workers, especially in Marion County. So, I signed up […]

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U.S. House GOP picks leadership team for next Congress: McCarthy, Scalise and Emmer

BY: - November 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans elected their leadership slate for the 118th Congress on Tuesday, even though the party hadn’t yet secured the seats needed to take the majority come January. The new leadership team emerged from several contested races decided during an hours-long secret ballot voting session, including a three-way campaign for whip that […]

Share of women in State legislative chambers hits record-high of 40

BY: - November 15, 2022

The number of women holding an elected legislative office at the Statehouse in Indiana hit a record high following the outcomes of last week’s elections. Should results hold, a total of 31 women will serve in the House and another nine will work in the Senate.  The percentage of women in the General Assembly, 26.7%, […]

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’

BY: - November 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — Young Black and Latino voters were critical in holding off the Republican “red wave” in several battleground states for U.S. Senate seats and in tight U.S. House races in the midterm elections, according to analyses by researchers and grassroot organizations. Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest youth […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 12, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

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Time to move on from straight ticket voting

BY: - November 11, 2022

I’m just going to say it — it’s probably time for Indiana to join the rest of the country in eliminating straight ticket voting. It leads to choosing unqualified or questionable candidates because the R or D after the name is more important than the person who will hold the office. Also called straight party […]

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004. While not all of the gubernatorial campaigns have been called as of Thursday afternoon, Arizona and Oregon voters had two […]

Only half of Indiana school referendums get voter approval

BY: - November 10, 2022

Indiana voters on Tuesday rejected half of the K12 operating fund referendums in the state, making it one of the worst nights for the school ballot questions in the last decade.  Three of the seven Indiana school districts that placed ballot questions to approve property-tax levies for operational funds failed to get enough voter approval. […]

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Supermajorities maintained; GOP leadership unchanged in House, Senate

BY: and - November 10, 2022

Senate Republicans picked up a seat while the House GOP appears to have held its advantage pending final tallies — a red victory that maintained supermajorities and led to the re-election of leadership in both chambers Wednesday. Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray did have to fend off a challenge for control from Sen. Mark […]

Preliminary election results show GOP wins in state House, Senate

BY: - November 8, 2022

The Republican supermajority hold over the House Chamber may grow following election results Tuesday night after two apparent upsets with margins of less than 1%. Republican Kyle Pierce ousted incumbent Democrat Rep. Terri Austin in a nail-biter race, with unofficial results reporting just after 8 p.m. that Pierce won by a margin of 333 votes. […]