November 15, 2012 Some analysts are saying that Republicans appear to have the long-range advantage over Democrats when it comes to winning enough seats to control the House, not so much because of redistricting but because of the clustering of Democratic voters in fewer congressional districts.
November 15, 2012 There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation. But the party is still sorting out solutions, wrangling over whether its problems lie in its positions on issues ranging from immigration to women's reproductive health, or simply in its sales job with the voting public.
November 12, 2012 The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.
November 10, 2012 NHPRFor the first time in U.S. history, the congressional representation of a state will be made up entirely of women. It's a first that follows a pattern in New Hampshire, where Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan says voters share the "ability to make decisions regardless of gender."
November 10, 2012 When the 113th Congress convenes in January, New Hampshire will have the first-in-the-nation all-female congressional delegation (as well as a female governor). And each of these women started her political career while raising young kids. That got NPR intern Elizabeth Brown thinking about her childhood in the Granite State.
November 7, 2012 Voters in North Carolina put a Republican in their governor's office for the first time in two decades, and New Hampshire elected a new female Democratic governor. But the closely watched races in Montana and Washington, where Democrats currently serve as governors, remained too close to call.
November 6, 2012 Election Day brought the usual reports of malfunctioning voting machines, and voting-rights lawyers said they received reports from Pennsylvania that some residents were erroneously being told they needed photo ID. But even in battleground states, there were few reports of major problems by late evening.
November 6, 2012 anWhile the occupant of the governor's office is historically far less important than the party that controls the state legislature, top state officials in coming years are expected to wield significant influence in at least one major area: health care.
November 6, 2012 Every six years, Florida voters decide whether the state's Supreme Court justices get to keep their seats on the bench. Typically, these votes generate little public interest, but this year, Florida's Republican Party and outside political groups are targeting three justices for defeat.
November 5, 2012 It has been seen for decades as a fundamental premise of campaign finance: The public has an absolute right to know who gave and who got, so it can make an informed judgment as to what those contributors might want, and then hold elected officials accountable. But the rules have changed.