GOP claims of Election Day mismanagement, fraud don’t explain Democrats’ 2022 sweep of Harris County – Houston Public Media
Republicans are seeking fresh elections in nearly two dozen contests, alleging Election Day woes cost them thousands of votes, but a surge in Democratic registration and long-term demographic trends provide simpler explanations for GOP losses.houstonpublicmedia.org
GOP Harris County judge candidate contesting her loss after Election Day problems at polling sites
Democratic County Judge Lina Hidalgo beat Republican Alexandra del Moral Mealer by more than 18,000 votes. An assessment of Election Day problems at polling sites “has not yet revealed” whether any voters were turned away.
Republicans try to stop Saturday voting in Georgia runoff
Republican groups have filed an appeal with Georgia's highest court in an attempt to prohibit early voting this Saturday in the U.S. Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.cbsnews.com
DA outlines election investigation (Nov. 21, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Monday's show: The Harris County District Attorney's Office outlines how a criminal investigation into alleged irregularities on Election Day will be handled and responds to criticism about supposed political motivations for it.houstonpublicmedia.org
Kari Lake Claims Her Voters Were Disenfranchised. Her Voters Tell a Different Story.
When he stepped inside a Phoenix polling place on the morning of Election Day on the way to work, Kevin Bembry was told that the tabulation machines were not functioning properly and he might want to vote somewhere else. “I’ve never had that happen before,” Bembry, 57, a security officer, said in a video later posted online. His testimony was one of many circulated on social media by activist groups, right-wing media outlets and Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor, whose campaign ponews.yahoo.com
Arizona county board delays certifying election results
The board overseeing a southeastern Arizona county whose Republican leaders had hoped to recount all Election Day ballots on Friday delayed certifying the results of last week's vote after hearing from a trio of conspiracy theorists who alleged that counting machines were not certified. The three men, or some combination of them, have filed at least four cases raising similar claims before the Arizona Supreme Court since 2021 seeking to have the state's 2020 election results thrown out.news.yahoo.com
Election investigations, and fighting antisemitism (Nov. 17, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced she is launching an investigation into alleged irregularities at polling places on Election Day. And we discuss what's being done to address antisemitism in Houston.houstonpublicmedia.org
Fight over election tally threatens Arizona certification
The two Republicans who control the elected board in a rural Arizona county have sued their own elections director to force her to conduct a greatly expanded hand count of ballots cast in the Nov. 8 election, a standoff that could affect certification of the results. The county's attorney warned the private lawyers representing the two GOP board members that taking ballots without authorization could subject their clients to felony charges. At a raucous board meeting Tuesday, several members of the public berated the two Republicans on the three-member board for pursuing the hand count.news.yahoo.com
Harris County’s 2022 Election Day issues should be investigated, Gov. Greg Abbott says – Houston Public Media
The governor is asking the Texas Rangers, Texas Secretary of State and Texas Attorney General to look into Election Day problems such as delayed openings of polling locations and shortages of ballot paper.houstonpublicmedia.org
Across the US, a return to democratic order. Will it last?
The post-election narrative was instead focused on each party's electoral fate: Republicans were disappointed that sweeping victories didn't materialize, while relieved Democrats braced for the possibility of a slim House GOP majority. At least for now, the serious threats that loomed over democracy heading into Election Day — domestic extremist violence, voter intimidation and Republican refusal to respect election outcomes — did not materialize in any pervasive way. “It was a good day, I think, for democracy,” President Joe Biden said, even as he acknowledged his party might lose one chamber of Congress.news.yahoo.com
100% ballot hand-count blocked; Arizona county plowing ahead
The board of supervisors in a southern Arizona county will meet next week to consider counting nearly all the ballots cast in-person on Election Day, despite an earlier court order limiting the hand-count driven by unfounded distrust in machines that tabulate votes. The actual count may start before Tuesday's planned meeting of the Cochise County board, and the local prosecutor is warning starting it at any time may lead to criminal charges. The moves come just days after a judge ruled that state law bars expanding the normal small hand-count audit of early ballots.news.yahoo.com
FACT FOCUS: Did late night Michigan voting lines show fraud?
Michigan saw record turnout for a midterm election this week, with control of the governor’s office and referendums on abortion and voting rights in the balance. Elections officials, government watchdog groups and other experts, however, said the election process was carried out according to state law. CLAIM: City officials in Ann Arbor were registering new voters and allowing them to vote long after the polls closed on Election Day.news.yahoo.com
Texas voter turnout fell from 2018. It was still higher than other midterms.
In Texas, 45.7% of the 17.7 million registered voters cast ballots in the 2022 midterm election. That’s 7.3 percentage points lower than the state’s total turnout in 2018 but higher than in every other midterm election in the last 20 years.