Election 2022

No GOP ‘wave,’ but Republicans could still gain control of U.S. House

BY: , and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republicans fell short of their greatest ambitions for major gains in the U.S. House, with control of the chamber still in doubt early Wednesday.  Republicans are still likely to narrowly win control of the U.S. House, based on expert projections. But of 20 races rated by elections forecaster Inside Elections as true toss-ups, […]

U.S. Senate control too close to call as multiple states grapple with tight vote counts

BY: , and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Control of the U.S. Senate remained unclear early Wednesday as races in a handful of swing states in the midterm elections were still too close to call, and it appeared it might be days — or even weeks — before a final result was known. But Democrats flipped the open Pennsylvania Senate seat, […]

2022 Minnesota Election Live Coverage

BY: - November 8, 2022

Live coverage of critical races in Minnesota’s 2022 general election.

More than 42 million Americans already have voted in the midterms

BY: - November 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than 42 million Americans by mid-afternoon on Monday had gotten a jump start on Tuesday’s midterm elections, casting their votes through mail-in ballots or by heading to in-person early voting centers.  The United States Election Project’s data showed a significant number of voters continue to prefer voting ahead of Election Day, possibly […]

COMMENTARY

Daily Reformer Election Day edition: Predictions, hot lava takes, a cool playlist

BY: - November 8, 2022

This is today’s Daily Reformer. You can receive it free in your in-box six day per week by signing up here.  Happy Election Day! Will it be our last one? LOL I kid. Democracy crashing does not mean the end of elections — after all, they have elections in Russia and Iran. Reformer reporters will […]

Election Day has arrived. Here’s what you need to know.

BY: - November 8, 2022

It’s time to vote, Minnesota. Your Election Day questions, answered:  Use the Minnesota Secretary of State website to find your polling place and who is on your ballot. Most Minnesota polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. As long as you’re in line to vote by 8 p.m., you can […]

Politics and pulpits: Christians and Republicans team up to watch the polls Tuesday

BY: - November 7, 2022

Politicking from the pulpit: How right-wing evangelicals are foot soldiers in the battle over the ballot in Minnesota.

Walz, Jensen mobilize voters in final campaign sprint before Tuesday election

BY: - November 5, 2022

At the University of Minnesota Duluth’s student center on Wednesday, students encircled Gov. Tim Walz while others lined up to join the scrum. They asked the first-term DFL governor for one more selfie before his staff whisked him away to another campaign stop just days before Minnesotans decide whether to give Walz another term.  A […]

Conspiracy theorists urge voting as late as possible on Election Day to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - November 4, 2022

A close ally of Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has a plan that she claims will help win him the election and prevent voter fraud: She wants voters to cast their ballots “as late in the day as possible” on Election Day. Conspiracy theorist Toni Shuppe, who has ties to QAnon and who is […]

Inflammatory anti-CRT mailers sent to Minnesota suburban voters

BY: - November 3, 2022

A Virginia-based political action committee is spending thousands of dollars for direct mailers attacking Minnesota DFL legislative candidates by associating them with a statement about killing white people.   The mailers are funded by the group Make Liberty Win, which is backed almost entirely by the Texas-based conservative student activist organization Young Americans for Liberty, according […]

Crockett’s husband says ‘we need’ sheriffs, deputies ready to respond to election fraud

BY: - November 3, 2022

The husband of Kim Crockett recently called on her supporters to get law enforcement lined up to crack down on fraud on Election Day. Marty Probst, said, “If you've got friends or family or whatever in sheriff's deputies or sheriffs — we need them on Election Day. That's part of the SWAT team to get out when certain places don't follow the rules that they're supposed to.” 

A purple candidate in an increasingly red district

BY: - November 3, 2022

OWATONNA — On paper at least, the Democrats ought to be able to pick up a win in the 1st Congressional District.  Their candidate, longtime Austin resident Jeff Ettinger, has an impressive resume. He rose through the ranks of Hormel Foods before becoming CEO, while keeping his Everyman demeanor serving on local nonprofit boards. He’s […]