Historically, special elections for state legislatures have tended to fly under the radar except among the more dedicated elections geeks, such as reside here at Daily Kos Elections. But as is our wont, we’ve been paying close attention to them, and we’ve seen a clear trend of Democratic overperformance this cycle. We’ve even developed a Special Elections Index to quantify that overperformance.
But there’s always the nagging question: What do special elections really mean, if anything? After...
Alabama's top election official rejects Roy Moore's 'election fraud' complaint and promises to certify the results
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Alabama's head of elections rejected Roy Moore's request to delay certification of the special US Senate election held earlier this month.
Secretary of State John Merrill said that Moore's complaint of "election fraud" will not affect anything and that he will follow through on certifying Democrat Doug Jones' victory.
Moore has refused to concede for weeks despite losing by a clear margin.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, the state's chief elections officer,...
New Jersey governor-elect calls out Trump's war on voting as he names state's top elections official
Voting rights are under assault nationally from Donald Trump, his voter suppression commission, and state-level Republican officials like commission co-chair Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state. New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy is going in the other direction—intentionally and vocally. He’s picked Tahesha Way, a former Passaic County freeholder and current special counsel for the Passaic County Board of Social Services, to be secretary of state:
Murphy, a Democrat who will succeed...