As the dust settles on the 2018 midterm elections, one outcome that could last longer than the immediate vote is the election’s impact on gerrymandering – the practice of lawmakers drawing districts to favor a party in power.
The Democratic Party will have a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since early 2011. How will that affect the constitutional balance in Congress going forward?
After a heavy turnout in the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats won control of the House of Representatives, while the Republicans will keep control of the Senate.
Today, Americans are heading to the polls for midterm elections, where the entire House and 35 Senate seats will be up for grabs. So how have these elections panned out in the modern era?
In a campaign that rivals any current presidential election for insults and rancor, John Adams defeated Thomas Jefferson on this day in the 1796 election in a race that changed American politics forever.
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters across America will choose a new Congress to start serving in January 2019. Today’s process would be unrecognizable to someone who took part in the first congressional elections in 1789.
Without comment, the Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans about a new election map for congressional races mandated by the state’s Supreme Court.
Reopening a deeply divisive controversy that has troubled the Supreme Court for 32 years, four state legislators from North Carolina have urged the Justices to bar all constitutional challenges to partisan gerrymandering.
The Supreme Court will get another chance in its next term to decide the long-unresolved question of whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution. In a new order in a North Carolina case, a lower federal court on Wednesday put that case on a fast track to reach the Justices even as their new term opens in early October.
On July 6, 1854, disgruntled voters in a new political party named its first candidates to contest the Democrats over the issue of slavery. Within six and one-half years, the newly christened Republican Party would control the White House and Congress as the Civil War began.