Latest from David Weigel

The Trailer: Five takeaways from California's recall -- and they're not all good for Democrats

Lessons from California, election results from Boston to Des Moines, and a Republican case for gerrymandering in Ohio
  • Sep 16, 2021

Emboldened by recall win, Democrats brush aside talk of unity and escalate attacks on Republicans

The party, worried that the Biden administration’s accomplishments have not gotten through to the public, has taken on a more aggressive posture that dovetails with anger among its voters.
  • Sep 15, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeats the recall effort to remove him from office

Larry Elder, the Republican front-runner, conceded, telling supporters to be “gracious in defeat.”
  • Sep 15, 2021

The Trailer: Here's what to watch as Californians vote whether Newsom stays or goes

Election day in California, final scenes from the recall campaign trail, and special elections from Boston to Des Moines.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Democrats wanted Trump gone. Now they want him on the ballot.

In elections in California, Virginia and New Jersey, Democrats are trying to turn out Democrats by tying Republican candidates to the former president.
  • Sep 12, 2021

The Trailer: As California recall vote nears, Republicans ready to blame 'shenanigans' for Newsom win

California recall supporters fret about voter fraud, a campaign stop near homeless encampments goes wrong, and New England voters once again flip party control in a special election.
  • Sep 9, 2021

Former Calif. DA candidate alleges incumbent’s office illegally coordinated with super PAC

The complaint, filed with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission, centered on a 2018 Alameda County election, one of several between incumbents and criminal justice reformers.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Recanting nothing, Larry Elder becomes the likeliest candidate to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom — and the likeliest to let him hold on to his job

The Republican and leading alternative in the California recall has been fueled by controversy as he tries to knock California off its liberal moorings.
  • Sep 8, 2021

The Trailer: Democrats are feeling better about California's recall. Republicans are feeling cheated.

One week out, California Democrats think they are winning. Plus, Buffalo's mayor battles a would-be successor in court and supporters of a 2020 election audit get Donald Trump's endorsements in Michigan.
  • Sep 7, 2021

The Trailer: Why Democrats want to talk about Texas's abortion law (and Republicans don't)

he Supreme Court shakes up abortion politics, California candidates fight for Latino votes, and the 2020 election continues in a Pennsylvania court room.
  • Sep 2, 2021