Election 2022

Latino electorate provides key votes for Democrats in Colorado midterms

BY: - November 14, 2022

Colorado’s Latino voters showed a strong preference for Democrats in the 2022 midterms, according to a new exit poll that says the Latino electorate was mobilized to vote based on the issues they care about.  The Colorado Latino Exit Poll, released for the first time this year, was organized by the Colorado Organization for Latina […]

COMMENTARY

Pennsylvania voters sent the GOP a message on Tuesday. They need to listen.

BY: - November 11, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Though their reasons and motivations may have differed, when they came out to the polls on Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters were sending a clear message about the people they want representing them in Washington and in Harrisburg. They wanted someone who heard the voices of the state’s Black […]

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

BY: - November 11, 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 grassroots organizations.  Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest […]

GOP on track to control U.S. House, but dozens of races still undecided

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republicans remained on pace to likely wrest control of the U.S. House, even as Democrats picked up a few more victories in close races late Wednesday and into the day Thursday. As of about 5 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, The Associated Press had called 209 races for Republicans. That put them ahead of Democrats’ 191, […]

Rep. Lauren Boebert inches into lead over Adam Frisch in U.S. House race

BY: - November 10, 2022

Incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert overtook Adam Frisch with a small lead on Thursday in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, though there are still more ballots to be counted and the margins are still flirting with an automatic recount. As of 6:39 p.m. on Thursday, two days after Election Day, Boebert, a Republican from […]

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 10, 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 […]

How ballot ‘curing,’ recounts work in Colorado as Boebert-Frisch race comes down to wire

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado remains locked in an unexpectedly close battle for reelection against Democratic challenger Adam Frisch in the 3rd Congressional District, with Boebert leading by 1,136 votes in unofficial results as of 6:39 p.m. Thursday. Approximately 5,000 ballots had remained to be counted in Pueblo County around mid-afternoon Thursday, according […]

Health care and climate top priorities for Yadira Caraveo, new member of Congress in a new Colorado district

BY: - November 10, 2022

Yadira Caraveo, a Colorado state representative, stood at a lectern Thursday in the backyard of her childhood home in Adams County north of Denver. Her parents, who immigrated from Mexico and moved to the Denver-area home when Caraveo was in second grade, watched from a balcony as the 41-year-old Caraveo addressed reporters for the first […]

COMMENTARY

Lies lost in Colorado elections

BY: - November 10, 2022

With a couple months to go before this week’s election, Colorado Republican governor candidate Heidi Ganahl started insisting that school children were identifying as cats, and she accused school administrators of accommodating the disruptive behavior. None of it was true. The claim was part of a national phenomenon of right-wing politicians and influencers using anti-LGBTQ […]

Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know

BY: and - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats exulted Wednesday in outperforming expectations in the midterm elections, even as vote-counting was still in progress and control of both chambers of Congress remained unknown. The U.S. Senate will go to the winner of two of the last three races where party control is still in doubt in […]

Yadira Caraveo

Democrat Caraveo upsets GOP’s Kirkmeyer to win new 8th Congressional District seat in Colorado

BY: - November 9, 2022

Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a pediatrician from Thornton, will be the U.S. representative from Colorado’s newly created 8th Congressional District. Caraveo’s Republican opponent, state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer of Weld County, called Caraveo to concede the race on Wednesday evening. “While this is not the outcome we hoped for, I am proud of our team […]

Biden says midterm elections turned out to be ‘a good day’ for democracy

BY: - November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that even though midterm election results have yet to determine which party will control Congress, Democrats had a strong night defending their majority in both chambers. Control of both the U.S. Senate and House remained unclear Wednesday as more than 50 House seats have not been called and […]