Georgia runoff: Negative attack ads dominate airwaves a week out from race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Georgia runoff: Negative attack ads dominate airwaves a week out from race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

CNN — Waves of bitter attack ads are dominating Georgia’s airwaves as the runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker enters its final week. Even with control of the Senate already secured, the stakes are high as Democrats seek to secure a majority outright instead of the power-sharing agreement currently in place. … Read more

Biden’s 80th, Pelosi’s exit and Trump’s return put the spotlight on the leaders of the future

Biden’s 80th, Pelosi’s exit and Trump’s return put the spotlight on the leaders of the future

CNN — On Sunday, America will experience a unique moment in its history – when a sitting president turns 80. Administration aides would surely prefer that the other big family celebration at the White House this weekend – the wedding of President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi – gets most of the headlines. The political sensitivities … Read more

Is Donald Trump going to sink Herschel Walker?

Is Donald Trump going to sink Herschel Walker?

CNN — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock launched an ad on Thursday that, at first, might confuse you. The ad opens on Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential announcement earlier this week – and specifically his support for Warnock’s Republican opponent in the Georgia Senate runoff, Herschel Walker. “We must all work very hard for a gentleman and … Read more

Ron DeSantis: Momentum — and planning — for 2024 bid takes off after resounding Florida win

Ron DeSantis: Momentum — and planning — for 2024 bid takes off after resounding Florida win

Tampa, FL CNN — Amid growing chatter about his political future and in the face of recent outbursts directed his way from an increasingly agitated Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rarely engaged in the speculation or mudslinging. He insisted on a statement victory in his bid for a second term needed to precede any … Read more

How election officials staved off chaos at polling places Tuesday

How election officials staved off chaos at polling places Tuesday

CNN — In many ways, the 2022 elections were an example of the plane landing safely. The fallout from former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election – and the fraud conspiracy theories, hostility towards election officials and promises of combative poll watching activities those falsehoods produced – did not translate into widespread chaos … Read more

Trump and other Republicans are already casting doubt on midterm results

Trump and other Republicans are already casting doubt on midterm results

Washington CNN — Former President Donald Trump posted on social media on Tuesday to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the midterm election in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania. “Here we go again!” he wrote. “Rigged Election!” Trump’s supposed evidence? An article on a right-wing news site that demonstrated no rigging. Rather, the article … Read more

Arizona election lawsuit: Justice Department says ‘vigilante ballot security efforts’ in Arizona are likely illegal

Arizona election lawsuit: Justice Department says ‘vigilante ballot security efforts’ in Arizona are likely illegal

Washington CNN — The Justice Department on Monday waded into a closely watched election lawsuit in Arizona where several civic groups have accused right-wing activists of intimidating voters at ballot drop boxes. The allegations “raise serious concerns of voter intimidation,” the Justice Department wrote, adding that “vigilante ballot security efforts” and “private campaigns to video … Read more

How US midterm elections work

How US midterm elections work

CNN — Whether you’re the most hardened of political junkies or you only tune in every other November to vote, it’s always a good idea to brush up on some of the terms you hear thrown around during election season and remind yourself who is up for election and how CNN assesses these races. Here … Read more

More than 20 million pre-election ballots cast in voting ahead of the 2022 midterms

More than 20 million pre-election ballots cast in voting ahead of the 2022 midterms

CNN — More than 20.7 million pre-election ballots have been cast in 46 states as of Sunday, according to data from election officials, Edison Research and Catalist. Three states have now crossed the 2 million ballot threshold. More than 2.8 million nerds have been cast in Texas, while more than 2.6 million have been cast … Read more

Obama in Georgia lambasts Walker as ‘a celebrity that wants to be a politician’

Obama in Georgia lambasts Walker as ‘a celebrity that wants to be a politician’

CNN — Former President Barack Obama described Herschel Walker as “a celebrity that wants to be a politician” during a speech Friday night in Georgia, lauding the Republican Senate nominee as “one of the best running backs of all time,” but someone who is not equipped to be a United States senator. Obama went point-for-point … Read more