After months of speculation and anticipation, the 2018 midterms are here.
On Nov. 6, voters will cast their ballots either in affirmation of the status quo or a rejection of the country’s leadership, in what experts have called a referendum on President Trump’s first two years in office.
In Washington, will the Democrats regain control of the House or the Senate? Or will Trump’s backing push GOP candidates over the finish line, allowing the party to maintain its super majority?
Here in Massachusetts, will newcomers to the political arena beat the incumbents they are running against? Can Democrat Jay Gonzalez garner enough momentum to oust Republican Governor Charlie Baker from the corner office?
WGBH NewsNovember 6, 2018 09:00 AM
Election 2018: Live BlogFollow along as the results roll in.
WGBH NewsNovember 6, 2018 11:24 AM
Live Results: 2018 Midterm ElectionLive results from races around the state.
Brendan DeadyNovember 20, 2018 02:01 PM
How Well Does Massachusetts Protect Voters' Rights?With accusations of voter suppression grabbing national headlines after the midterm elections, WGBH News examines Massachusetts' own laws.
Tim MakNovember 20, 2018 05:00 AM
Florida's Recount Is Over, But Worries About A 2020 Election 'Meltdown' PersistFlorida's recount process was marred by accusations of incompetence, antiquated voting technology and even a ballot design issue that some Democrats believe cost them a Senate seat.
Jessica TaylorNovember 18, 2018 02:50 PM
Republican Rick Scott Wins Florida Senate Seat Over Incumbent Bill NelsonUltimately, even a hand recount didn't shift the final margin of the race too much. Scott's win means Republicans have picked up two Senate seats even as the GOP lost substantial ground in the House.
Ashley WestermanNovember 18, 2018 07:00 AM
Science, Technology, Math, Engineering And Now Congress"Somebody with a technical background might think in a little bit different than the way, for instance, that a lawyer would think," says Chrissy Houlahan, a new lawmaker with a STEM background.
Jessica TaylorNovember 17, 2018 05:56 PM
Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida's Governor's Race To Ron DeSantisKeeping Florida in the GOP column is a highlight for Republicans this year. While Republicans held onto the Senate, Democrats flipped the House and made major gains in the governor's contests too.
Brian NaylorNovember 17, 2018 07:00 AM
Sign Here: Why Elections Officials Struggle To Match Voters' SignaturesOfficials are still counting ballots from the midterm elections in several states — in part because of the signature verification process. But signatures change over time, especially young people's.
Jessica TaylorNovember 16, 2018 05:45 PM
Democrat Stacey Abrams Ends Bid For Georgia Governor, Decrying 'Suppression'Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams conceding Friday afternoon following a bitter 10-day battle since Election Day.
Steve Mistler, Domenico MontanaroNovember 15, 2018 01:54 PM
Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Another Victory To House DemocratsDemocrats have now gained 35 seats and could as many as 39 seats as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.
Associated PressNovember 15, 2018 01:10 PM
Democrat Flips House Seat In MaineJared Golden wins race for Maine's 2nd Congressional District after recount featuring ranked choice voting
Adam ReillyNovember 15, 2018 01:04 PM
The Scrum: How Will The 2018 Elections Change The State House State Of Play?Charlie Baker won re-election by a big margin. What does that mean for the future of Mass. policymaking?
Arjun SinghNovember 15, 2018 12:48 PM
NRA Tells Doctors To Stay Out Of Gun Control DebateIn response to a paper calling for stronger gun control regulations, the NRA told doctors to "stay in your lane."
Scott DetrowNovember 14, 2018 04:07 PM
Rebel Democrats Claim They Can Defeat Pelosi In Speaker VoteHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to express confidence she will be elected speaker of the House despite effort by small group of Democrats who say enough members want change to defeat her.
Domenico MontanaroNovember 14, 2018 12:33 PM
It Was A Big, Blue Wave: Democrats Pick Up Most House Seats In A GenerationDemocrats have picked up 33 seats in the House and could get to 39. Despite feeling a let down on election night, Democrats' House gains are their biggest since the wave election following Watergate.
Jessica TaylorNovember 12, 2018 08:57 PM
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona Senate Race, Flipping Second GOP SeatSinema is the first woman Arizona has elected to the Senate ever, and the first Democrat the state elected to the chamber in 30 years. She'll make history as the first openly bisexual senator.