Trump shores up support for Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith as controversial campaign closes

There’s an argument the seat, held by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), was already safe. But Trump is hoping that two rallies he held in Tupelo and Biloxi will put Hyde-Smith over the top.

Can Democrats really win a Senate race in Mississippi? We’re about to find out.

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith has made a number of racist comments since Election Day that have made this race closer than it should be.

Abrams slams Kemp’s “erosion of our democracy” as she ends Georgia gubernatorial bid

Abrams suspended her campaign, but did not concede to Kemp, whom she accused of voter disenfranchisement.

Obama administration’s Andy Kim defeats Tom MacArthur, Obamacare repeal author, in narrow House win

Democrats’ ads in the district placed a heavy focus on MacArthur’s role in the Obamacare repeal effort, but it wasn't enough.

Meet the Georgia voter who traveled over 600 miles on Election Day to vote

"I think we should also be mindful of the fact that there are people who don’t have the ability to take off work ... who don’t have the financial means to do a round trip to be able to vote."

These students had to jump through hoops to vote — if they were able to vote at all

In Georgia, the NAACP requested an investigation into reports that voters were turned away at polling stations at a historically black university.

“She was arrested for doing her job”: Georgia senator arrested at voting rights rally

Georgia state Sen. Nikema Williams was arrested Tuesday at a rally at the state's Capitol building.

Amid Florida’s contentious recount battles, lawsuits pile up

The only thing in Florida more ubiquitous than election recounts might be the lawsuits that have sprouted up in the interest of keeping them fair.

Stacey Abrams, Rick Scott take legal action as contentious election counts and recounts move forward

The high-stakes races in Florida and Georgia are inspiring a flurry of legal filings over the counting of ballots.

Senator in runoff election against black opponent faces backlash over “public hanging” comment

In a formal statement, Espy’s campaign said the comments were “reprehensible.”

“Nelson is going to be declared the winner”: Dem lawyer predicts victory in Florida Senate recount

Florida's hotly contested governor's race also could be headed for a recount.

Brian Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

“The votes are not there for her,” Kemp said of a legal challenge Stacey Abrams is reportedly preparing against him.

Gun control lost in Florida on election night, but student activists vow to fight on

Even in the face of defeat in Florida last night, the young gun violence survivors activists who make up the March for Our Lives movement remained unflappable.

The Senate would have flipped to Democrats if only people under 44 had voted

If only people under age 44 had turned up to vote on Tuesday, Democrats would have flipped the Senate, with the party holding a 52-to-48 seat majority.

West Virginia and Alabama voters pass anti-abortion measures for a future without ‘Roe v. Wade’

The ballot measures add language to the states' constitutions that pave the way for abortion bans if 'Roe v. Wade' gets overturned — and could have other implications even sooner.

Lucy McBath declares victory in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District election

McBath leaped into to activism after her son Jordan Davis was shot to death in 2012.

5 crucial social justice initiatives that passed around the country in 2018 midterm elections

From transgender rights protections to police oversight, here's what you need to know.

Trump scolds defeated Republicans who rejected his endorsement before midterms

During a predictably wild news conference, Trump slams Republicans who "gave me no love," the Russia probe and the media.

Georgia governor’s contest among several key midterm races that still have yet to be called

The Georgia governor's race and several key House races are still up in the air after Tuesday's election.

Beto O’Rourke, one of the Democrats’ biggest rising stars, is now unemployed. What does he do next?

The rising Democratic star made the race exceedingly close, losing just 48.3% to 50.9% — a fact that’s leaving many asking what O’Rourke does next, including whether he’ll run for president.

4 takeaways from Tuesday’s midterm elections

There are some more nuanced takeaways from those top-line results.

The 2018 midterm elections was a night of historic firsts for women of color

Here are the winners who are changing the face of American politics.

Trump declares “big victory” in midterms — despite the GOP losing the House to Democrats

It wasn't quite the blue wave Democrats were hoping for, but they will now control the House — something that could cause major headaches for Donald Trump.

Progressive challenger Alessandra Biaggi defeats Richard Ribustello in New York state Senate race

"I hope to continue to be a voice that speaks truth to power, not in an abstract way but in a very real way," Biaggi said in October.

Anthony Brindisi beats Trump supporter Claudia Tenney in New York’s 22nd District

Anthony Brindisi will now serve as the representative for New York's 22nd District.

Andrew Gillum concedes in Florida’s closely watched gubernatorial race

Ron DeSantis' win comes in spite of a groundswell of support for Gillum during an ugly midterm contest marred by accusations of racism.

Democrat Abby Finkenauer ousts two-term GOP representative in Iowa’s 1st District

With her win, Finkenauer has become one of the youngest women ever elected to Congress.

Abigail Spanberger unseats incumbent Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District

Abigail Spanberger pulled off an upset victory on Tuesday night, unseating incumbent Republican Rep. Dave Brat to become the next representative for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

Deb Haaland wins New Mexico’s 1st District, becomes one of first Native American women in Congress

Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, defeated Republican Janice Arnold-Jones.