Midterm Elections: Democrats Capture House as Republicans Hold Senate

As expected, Democrats won the House but lost the Senate. While votes in some races are still being counted, here is where the elections stand now: In the House of Representatives, Democrats have picked up 31 seats. In the meantime, 11 races—in California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, etc.— are still undecided. In total, Democrats currently occupy 225 seats and Republican 199.     As for the Senate, Republicans control 51 seats, holding a significant advantage over Democrats who only have 46 seats. There are two outstanding races. In Arizona, Republican…

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Martha McSally Wins Republican Senate Primaries in Arizona

Martha McSally, House Representative from Arizona, has won the Republican Senate primaries for her state. Arizona’s senatorial race gained a great deal of publicity, as McSally was the least conservative candidate in the running. Every other candidate running during the primaries varied in loyalty to President Donald Trump. McSally was favored by the GOP, and she was considered to the rightful successor to Senator Jeff Flake. Flake was particularly critical of President Trump. McSally distanced herself from Donald Trump during the 2016 elections, but she later stated that she was completely…

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Governor of Arizona Must Now Choose McCain’s Successor

Arizona’s longtime senator, John McCain, passed away on Saturday. Arizona’s governor has now been tasked with choosing McCain’s successor, a decision which will no doubt affect the future of his state for a long time. The two Senatorial candidates who are most likely to be chosen by the governor represent vastly different ideologies. One candidate has been backed by the late Senator McCain. The other, however, supports President Donald Trump. Gov. Doug Ducey has stated that he will not appoint a new Senator until memorial services for McCain have concluded. Ducey’s statement read: Out of…

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The Democratic National Committee’s Voter Database was Reportedly Hacked

The Democratic National Committee was reportedly alerted of an attempted hack to its voter database. The Committee has notified authorities about the attempt. The DNC also highlighted the danger of cyber threats to the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. According to two DNC officials, the Committee was notified of the hacking threat by a cybersecurity researcher from the Lookout firm. Although the hacking attempt was described as “sophisticated,” the hacker was not able to obtain data. The F.B.I. is already investigating and intends to be more vigilant about preventing similar incidents from…

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Trump Supports Paul Manafort, Hits Back at Michael Cohen

After an initial period of silence, U.S. President Donald Trump has finally weighed in on the conviction of Paul Manafort. However, his response was much tamer than his usual impulsive and insult-filled rhetoric. Trump tweeted: I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” – make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man!” Manafort was convicted of…

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