Tuesday’s elections repeat a common theme in the primaries so far: How far to the right will Republicans go? Andi Rice / Bloomberg / Getty Images Wait, haven’t we seen this episode? On Tuesday, voters in Alabama and Georgia head back to the polls for reruns of several races that weren’t decided on May 24. … Read more
PUBLISHED June 16, 2022 at 6:00 am In some, almost every step of the voting process has changed since 2020. Through Elena Meija and Alex Samuel One consequence of former President Donald Trump’s “big lie,” or false claim that the 2020 election was stolen, is that many states have changed election laws in their states, … Read more
Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Americans have spent over 150 years arguing about what kind of history we should teach our children. In the “Textbook Nation‘, a book examining the history of conflicts over American curriculum, historian Joseph Moreau noted that multitudes of Americans have worried about the heavens falling when the ‘wrong’ … Read more
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump Believes that the House Special Committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol should not investigate the attack, but should instead investigate the allegations of voter fraud that spurred the attack. But Trump is not allowed to watch the hearings because they are about these … Read more
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / GETTY IMAGES This is the first entry in a series tracking what it’s like to open an all trimester abortion clinic in the US as abortion rights are curtailed. At the end of last year, Dr. Diane Horvath and Morgan Nuzzo that they wanted to take the plunge and start … Read more
Republican Mayra Flores won a special election in Texas’ 34th congressional district on Tuesday, avoiding a runoff and flipping a longstanding Democratic seat in the Rio Grande Valley. In this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew recaps this race and other notable results from the June 14 primary.
In Part 2 of this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke speaks with Kaleigh Rogers about the ongoing hearings of the House Special Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and how the message of those hearings is being conveyed both emotionally and throughly raw statements developed footage from … Read more
Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images By the end of the day on May 24, more than 400 children walked out of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas as survivors. That single day of elementary school will follow them for years a formative trauma that increases their risks Experiencing depression, missing out on school, and even … Read more