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  • Attorney May 15, 2019

    Sponsor of NC’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Wins GOP Redo of Tainted Election

    North Carolina’s most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state’s “bathroom bill” against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent’s campaign. State Sen. Dan Bishop topped nine other Republican candidates seeking the 9th Congressional District...

  • Attorney Feb 21, 2019

    New Election Ordered in Disputed North Carolina House Race

    North Carolina’s elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted 5-0 in favor of a do-over in the mostly rural 9th Congressional District but did not immediately set a...

  • Attorney Feb 21, 2019

    Testimony of Candidate’s Son Upends Election Fraud Hearing

    A Justice Department official gave shocking testimony in an election fraud hearing into his father’s campaign for the North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. John Harris said he warned his father, Republican Mark Harris, against hiring an operative now accused of running an illegal ballot-collecting operation.

  • Attorney Dec 24, 2018

    Documents Detail How Absentee Ballots Gathered in NC Vote

    Affidavits released Sunday by North Carolina’s elections board allege absentee ballots were collected from voters by the man at the center of vote fraud allegations or those working for him. These latest documents focus on last month’s disputed 9th Congressional District race, the year’s only unresolved congressional election. Investigators are looking into whether McCrae Dowless and others working on behalf...

  • United States Dec 19, 2018

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Asylum Rules for Domestic and Gang Violence Victims

    Justice Department policies that made it harder for immigrants to claim asylum if they were victims of domestic or gang violence were dismissed Wednesday by a federal judge who found they violated existing immigration laws, NBC News reported. The policies were announced in June by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said that fear of domestic abuse or gang violence was...

  • United States Dec 19, 2018

    2 Migrant Teens Slain in Tijuana Robbery Attempt

    Two teenagers who were staying at a migrant center in central Tijuana, Mexico, were killed in an attempted robbery, NBC News reported. The two boys, estimated to be ages 16 and 17, were stabbed and strangled Saturday, according to Baja California Deputy Attorney General Jorge Alberto Álvarez Mendoza. Their bodies were found shortly after 7 p.m., he said. A third...

  • NBC NEWS Nov 7, 2018

    Veteran Mocked by Pete Davidson on ‘SNL’ Wins Congressional Election

    Dan Crenshaw, the Texas Republican congressional candidate who was made fun of by Pete Davidson during the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live,” won his race. “I have to imagine that it probably helped,” Crenshaw said on Fox News Wednesday of the attention he got following the “SNL” skit. Crenshaw, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who lost an eye...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2018

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trade Deals Help Companies, Not Workers

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren believes that U.S. trade policies “have not been written to enrich Americans.” In an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, the Massachusetts Democrat criticized trade deals that prioritize the interest of corporations, and also shared details about a new bill she introduced on Wednesday called the Accountable Capitalism Act.

  • Donald Trump Feb 28, 2018

    Democratic National Committee Get Out the Vote Plan Targets 50 Million Voters

    The Democratic National Committee is planning to contact 50 million voters before the midterm elections in November, trying to harness nationwide antipathy for President Donald Trump, NBC News reported. The DNC will announce the “IWillVote” plan Wednesday. It plans to focus on partnerships with a wide range of groups, from ones focused on key demographics to newer anti-Trump “resistance” groups,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2017

    Democrats’ Victories Give a ‘Formula for Success’: Analysis

    Democrats had blow-out victories in Virginia and across the country Tuesday, leaving party officials in the unfamiliar position of winning as they prepare for next year’s midterm elections, NBC News reported. The party came up short in every special congressional election this year, much of which was spent fighting each other as much as Republicans. But now it’s starting to...

  • NBC Nov 5, 2017

    California’s Role in the 2018 Congressional Elections

    NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston details the critical role California will play in determing the 2018 outcome.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 21, 2017

    ‘Late Night’: Meyers Prepares for Jon Ossoff Winning, Losing Georgia Election

    Seth Meyers tapes ‘Late Night’ early in the evening, so on Tuesday, he prepared for both outcomes of Georgia’s special Congressional election: Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff winning and losing.

  • NBC Jun 19, 2017

    How a Referendum on Trump Became the Most Expensive House Race Ever

    A special congressional election in Georgia is currently billing at an estimated $40 million and counting between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, making it easily the most expensive in history, NBC News reported. The 6th congressional district has been held by Newt Gingrich; Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who left the...

  • Attorney Jun 8, 2017

    Gianforte Apologizes to Reporter for ‘Physical Response,’ Donates to Journalists’ Non-Profit

    Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte on Wednesday apologized to the reporter he is charged with assaulting the night before last month’s special congressional election in Montana. “I write to express my sincere apology for my conduct on the evening of May 24,” Gianforte wrote to Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. “My physical response to your legitimate question was unprofessional, unacceptable, and...

  • Attorney Jun 8, 2017

    Gianforte Will Plead Guilty in Assault Case: Prosecutor

    U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected the state’s only congressman last month, a prosecutor said Friday....
    The Republican technology entrepreneur will enter his plea in court on Monday, when he is scheduled to be arraigned and sentenced on the misdemeanor charge, Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert told The Associated...

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2017

    Republican Gianforte Wins Montana House Seat, Apologizes After Assault Charge

    Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana’s special congressional election late Thursday barely a day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault following accusations that he body-slammed a reporter, NBC News reported. Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, claimed a roughly 6 percent lead over Democrat Rob Quist. “Tonight, Montanans are sending a message to the Washington, D.C., establishment,” Gianforte told a cheering crowd...

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