Alaska vote tests Trump’s influence, Palin’s bid and a new election system

Two simultaneous elections will be held Tuesday — with voters casting ballots under unusual new conditions.

By Nathaniel HerzAugust 15, 2022

Liz Cheney’s political life is likely ending — and just beginning

Cheney has fielded questions about her ambitions since first taking office, but the intensity ramped up after this summer’s blockbuster hearings, in which she has served as vice chair of the House select committee investigating the ex-president’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

By Paul KaneAugust 15, 2022
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Election deniers march toward power in key 2024 battlegrounds

GOP nominees who dispute the 2020 results could be positioned to play a critical role in the next presidential election

By Amy GardnerAugust 15, 2022

Green, Aiona win party nominations in Hawaii’s race for governor

Term limits and a surprise retirement set the stage for Saturday’s intraparty contests.

By David WeigelAugust 14, 2022

Michigan plot to breach voting machines points to a national pattern

A state inquiry found evidence of a conspiracy that has echoes elsewhere in the country.

By Patrick Marley and Tom HamburgerAugust 14, 2022

Fetterman returns to the campaign trail three months after stroke

Hanging over his first public in-person campaign event was a single question: How would the lingering effects of the stroke hinder his ability to wage a winning campaign?

By Annie LinskeyAugust 12, 2022

Google gets green light to exempt campaign emails from spam detection

Federal election officials found a pilot program would not violate campaign finance law.

By Isaac Stanley-BeckerAugust 11, 2022

Trump’s endorsements in the 2022 Republican primaries

The races present a real-time test of whether Trump’s influence on Republican voters is waning nearly two years after he lost the presidency.

By Youjin Shin, Courtney Beesch and Anu NarayanswamyAugust 11, 2022

Post-Roe special elections show potentially encouraging signs for Democrats

The result in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District caught the attention of strategists and analysts looking for clues about the mood of the electorate.

By Colby Itkowitz and Lenny BronnerAugust 10, 2022

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who voted to impeach Trump, loses in primary

She is one of three pro-impeachment Republicans to be defeated this cycle.

By David WeigelAugust 10, 2022

Q&A with Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin’s Democratic nominee for Senate

Democratic Senate nominee Mandela Barnes speaking late last month on why he ran for office, who inspires him and what he learned from his 2016 electoral loss.

By Annie LinskeyAugust 10, 2022

Democrats more hopeful in midterms — but brace for GOP spending surge

With primaries nearing the end, the stage is set for a nail-biter of a campaign for control of Congress.

By Michael Scherer and Annie LinskeyAugust 10, 2022

Republicans hold Minnesota House seat as Finstad wins special election

Republican Brad Finstad, a former state lawmaker, has won the special election for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Jeff Ettinger in a closely watched race.

By Eugene ScottAugust 10, 2022

Trump-backed Michels wins in Wis.; Omar survives close primary in Minn.

The GOP primary in Wisconsin and Democratic race in Minnesota were among several Tuesday contests in four states highlighting internal divisions

By Annie Linskey and Patrick MarleyAugust 10, 2022

Rep. Ilhan Omar survives close primary after campaign focused on policing

Omar’s close call came after her critics in the party mobilized against her, arguing that her opponent, who had campaigned against a 2021 ballot measure that would have disbanded and replaced the Minneapolis Police Department, would better represent the heavily Democratic district.

By David WeigelAugust 9, 2022

Connecticut primary elections results

Live-updating results, maps and analysis of the 2022 Connecticut primary elections from The Washington Post.

By Washington Post StaffAugust 9, 2022

Vermont primary elections results

Live-updating results, maps and analysis of the 2022 Vermont primary elections from The Washington Post.

By Washington Post StaffAugust 9, 2022

Wisconsin primary elections results

Live-updating results, maps and analysis of the 2022 Wisconsin primary elections from The Washington Post.

By Washington Post StaffAugust 9, 2022

Minnesota primary elections results

Live-updating results, maps and analysis of the 2022 Minnesota special and primary elections from The Washington Post.

By Washington Post StaffAugust 9, 2022

State supreme courts could soon decide on abortion, raising stakes of their midterm races

State court races have taken on new prominence after the Dobbs ruling. Candidates say voters are showing enthusiasm they have never seen before.

By James Bikales and Praveena SomasundaramAugust 9, 2022