The biggest shock came in Republican-leaning Kentucky, where an antiabortion amendment was defeated, potentially opening the way for the restoration of abortion access in a state with one of the most stringent restrictions in the nation.
Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative that will enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution, preventing a 1931 abortion ban from taking effect. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) ran for reelection in part by portraying herself as a champion of abortion rights.
And in North Carolina, where the state has developed into a crucial access point for people seeking abortions throughout the Southeast, Republicans failed to secure a veto-proof legislative supermajority, guaranteeing that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will continue to have the authority to veto restrictions on abortion.
Here is some advice for anyone following Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections: Be ready for a long night and maybe days of waiting before it’s clear whether Republicans or President Joe Biden’s Democrats will control Congress. This is normal, election officials and experts said, because the results of a number of decidedly tight, consequential federal and statewide races will be counted on each state’s separate calendar for canvassing early and mail-in votes and ensuing recounts or challenges to results that could further prolong the certification of votes.
President Biden spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala on Thursday addressing the latest Republican drama, regarding the relocation of immigrants as a media stunt. In his address, he referred to Republican officials as “un-American” stating that they were “playing politics” and that their tactics are “wrong and reckless.” This oppositional sentiment is shared by many who are also referring to the political move as inhumane and simply, cruel. Whitehouse press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called it a “cruel, premeditated political stunt,” backing up her statement by explaining that Fox news was informed of the event before the Department of Homeland Security, the city, or even local organizations.
A central Indiana man who has been accused of killing his ill wife and dumping her body in a creek, has won a Republican primary election from jail. Andrew Wilhoite, 40, was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Elizabeth “Nikki” Wilhoite back in late March. Authorities suspect that Nikki Wilhoite was killed by a blow from a concrete flower pot.
The Controversial U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Grene of Georgia has been on trial and questioned at her disqualification hearing. The hearing regarding whether to disqualify her from seeking reelection initially took place on Friday. Greene is the first GOP member of Congress to testify in court about the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Climate activists are coming together again to act on climate change at the White House and numerous large cities including Atlanta and Phoenix. Vincent Vertuccio organized many students across the United States for the “Fight for Our Future” rally. Their goal is to press on the government to cut pollution because it is affecting the planet in heating up temperatures more than ever.
The United States Senate Primary Race has officially started as many states elect their candidates to run against each other. Right now, the heat is boiling in as the decision for the Pennsylvania senate seat. The Pennsylvania senate seat is the topic of discussion because this seat will determine whether or not the Senate will remain Republican-controlled. Therefore, it is one of the most closely watched elections of this year so far.
65 percent of Americans own pets. The common three are dogs, cats, and fish. From the research of the University of California Press, there is a psychological identity for owning pets in a political spectrum. Conservative thinkers are more likely to have dogs than cats for pets.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced their nominees for the 2022 induction just yesterday. The official nominees include: Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, DEVO, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Dolly Parton, Rage Against the Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dionne Warwick. To be eligible for these nominations, each of these artists have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to this nomination.
California is one of 20 states that allow for gubernatorial recall. On Tuesday, the people of California will head to the polls to decide if Governor Newsom should remain in office or if he should be recalled.