2022 midterm election

Georgia runoff: Why one Senate seat is crucial for Democrats

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat in Georgia’s runoff next month could be crucial to their success. If…

GOP nudges closer to House win; Senate could hinge on runoff

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans inched closer to a narrow House majority while control of the Senate hinges on tight Arizona, Nevada and Georgia races. The midterm election defied expectations of sweeping conservative victories driven by frustration over…

Late Pennsylvania rep was on ballot due to law, not fraud

The Associated Press Voters in Pennsylvania did reelect the late state Rep. Tony DeLuca in Tuesday’s midterm elections even though the 85-year-old Democrat died of cancer Oct. 9. But accusations that it suggested shoddy elections or cheating misrepresent the situation.…

Kentucky, Michigan voters approve protecting abortion rights

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters in reliably red Kentucky rejected a ballot measure aimed at denying any state constitutional protections for abortion while voters in battleground Michigan enshrined abortion rights in their state’s constitution. They joined Democratic California…

Election takeaways: No sweep for the Republicans after all

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - For weeks, Republicans predicted a “red wave” would carry them to power in Congress, as voters repudiated majority Democrats for failing to tame skyrocketing inflation and address worries about rising crime. The reality appeared…

Dems beating back GOP surge, but control of Congress unclear

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Razor-thin margins around the country left control of Congress still undetermined, but Democrats showed surprising strength in the midterm election. They defeated Republicans in a series of competitive races, defying expectations that high inflation…

Tropical Storm Nicole bears down on the Bahamas, Florida

By FREIDA FRISARO and DANICA COTO Associated Press MIAMI (AP) - Crews evacuated dozens of people from vulnerable locations in the northwestern Bahamas as Tropical Storm Nicole approached and residents of Florida braced for the storm, which could strengthen to…

Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where on ballot

By AARON MORRISON AP National Writer Voters in several states have approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime. The measures curtail the use of prison labor in Alabama,…

Stacey Abrams concedes to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in rematch

The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - Stacey Abrams has called Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to concede in their rematch, according to his campaign. Minutes later, Abrams went on stage and congratulated the governor. The Associated Press had not yet called…

In Maryland, Moore elected as state's first Black governor

The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Democrat Wes Moore has been elected Maryland’s first Black governor. Moore, a best-selling author in his first run for public office, defeated Republican Dan Cox in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.…

GOP, Democrats notch victories in competitive midterm races

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Both parties are notching victories in some of the most competitive races in Tuesday’s midterm elections, with several Democratic incumbents winning key suburban House districts and Republicans holding an open Senate seat in Ohio.…

Maryland legalizes marijuana; 4 other states also voting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Voters in five states are deciding on Election Day whether to approve recreational marijuana. The first result came in Maryland, where voters approved legalization, making it the 20th state to take that step. Measures also…

Alabama passes all 10 state amendments, constitution reworking

Alabamians who visited the polls Tuesday approved a major reworking of the state's constitution alongside 10 proposed statewide amendments. Alabamians approved adopting the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, which will remove racist language and streamline provisions and amendments…

Republican Kay Ivey wins 2nd full term as Alabama governor

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey won a second full term against Democrat Yolanda Flowers, the first Black woman to win a major party’s gubernatorial nomination in the state. Flowers’ candidacy was an…

Republican Katie Britt wins US Senate race in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Republican Katie Britt has become the first woman elected to the U.S Senate from Alabama as she captured the seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby. Britt faced Democratic nominee…

Nov. 8, 2022, Midterm Election Roundup

Here are the results of every race WVUA 23 is covering in the 2022 Midterm Election. This list will be updated frequently throughout the night. Statewide races: [gtx_elections…

Amendments on Tuesday's ballots

There is a long list of amendments on Tuesday's ballot for you to consider. Many of us go into the voting booth and may not be familiar with the amendments. So, we…

Fetterman, Oz in bruising US Senate race in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Control of the U.S. Senate could depend on whether Pennsylvanians elect Democrat John Fetterman or Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz. Lt. Gov. Fetterman spent much of the campaign recovering from a stroke while fending…

O'Rourke hopes to upset Texas Gov. Abbott's bid for 3rd term

The Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O’Rourke are steering into the finish of one of the most expensive midterm races in the country. Abbott on Tuesday was seeking a record-tying third term…

Election 2022: Turbulent campaign season comes to a close

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Months of campaigning are culminating in midterm elections that will decide control of Congress and top governorships. Tuesday's vote potentially will help shape economic policy, access to abortion and even how elections are held…

Britt eyes Senate win in Alabama, faces Boyd, Sophocleus

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Republican Katie Britt could become the first woman elected to the U.S Senate from Alabama as she seeks to capture the seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby. Britt faces…