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From left, Rep. Charlie Crist (D), candidate for Florida governor; President Biden; and U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings (D) attend a rally in Miami on Nov. 1. (Saul Martinez for The Washington Post)

In his third and final stop in Florida on Tuesday, President Biden said Democrats’ plans for the country are why voters face “a choice between two vastly different visions for America.” He warned about the Republican plans to sunset Medicare and Social Security while appearing at a rally for Democrats running for governor and Senate in the state. Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) is trying to topple Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), while Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor turned Democratic congressman, is trying to unseat Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Elsewhere, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) appeared at a campaign event for a Democrat, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), for the first time, saying that after investigating the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, she knows firsthand that “every individual matters.”

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  • Pennsylvania county elections officials must not count mail ballots that voters return on time but fail to properly date, according to a decision issued by the state Supreme Court Tuesday and immediately hailed by Republicans as a victory.
  • Biden will “deliver remarks” after next Tuesday’s midterm elections, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. She did not say whether he would field questions.
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Pennsylvania county elections officials must not count mail ballots that voters return on time but fail to properly date, according to a decision issued by the state Supreme Court Tuesday and immediately hailed by Republicans as a victory.
Biden will “deliver remarks” after next Tuesday’s midterm elections, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. She did not say whether he would field questions.
Are you ready to vote? Answer a few questions and we’ll build a personalized tool kit with stories, explainers and graphics on why the midterms matter, how the election will affect issues you care about and more.

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The 2022 Midterm Elections

Divided government: Republicans narrowly won back control of the House, while Democrats will keep control of the Senate, creating a split Congress.

What the results mean for 2024: A Republican Party red wave seems to be a ripple after Republicans fell short in the Senate and narrowly won control in the House. Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday, experts helped us game out what would happen if he wins again.

Key issue: Abortion rights advocates scored major victories in the first nationwide election since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s how abortion access fared on the ballot in nine states.

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