Election 2023

No rest for R.I.’s new congressman. He’s thankful just the same.

BY: - November 22, 2023

Congressman Gabe Amo’s Thanksgiving Day plans can be summed up in one word. “Rest,” he said, without hesitation in an interview Tuesday. Where he’s going for dinner? What he’s having? Who will join him? He doesn’t know yet. The only sure thing was that Rhode Island’s newest congressional representative wanted a low-key day. “I am […]

Middletown bond recount request confronts obscure state elections regulation

BY: - November 16, 2023

A little-known provision of state election board rules has come under scrutiny after a citizen group’s attempt to challenge results of a Middletown bond referendum. Middletown Concerned Neighbors asked for a recount of the $190 million school bond question that narrowly passed in the Nov. 7 special election. The Rhode Island Board of Elections took […]

R.I. elections board certifies CD1 results

BY: - November 16, 2023

He’s taken the oath of offices, set up his new Capitol Hill digs and already cast a vote on the stopgap spending bill. Now, Gabe Amo can officially say he won the special election for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, with the state elections board voting on Thursday to certify the results from the Nov. […]

State, local elections offer good news for democracy

BY: - November 10, 2023

The big news out of Tuesday’s elections was wins for Democrats and for reproductive rights in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. But small “d” democracy also had a good night: Virginians elected pro-voting majorities in both chambers, stymieing efforts to pass restrictive new voting laws. Ohioans turned out in large numbers to pass two popular […]

Amo won the CD1 race. Now, he’s racing against the clock to D.C.

BY: - November 8, 2023

The race to pick a replacement for former U.S. Rep. David Cicilline ended Tuesday with Democrat Gabe Amo trouncing Republican Gerry Leonard Jr. in the 1st Congressional District. Now, it’s a race against the clock to certify election results and send Amo to D.C. to be sworn in ahead of a looming federal government shutdown. […]

Virginia Democrats triumph in statehouse elections, reducing Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s power

BY: - November 8, 2023

RICHMOND, Va.  — Virginia Democrats beat back Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s effort to turn the state fully red by defending their state Senate majority in Tuesday’s General Assembly elections and flipping control of the House of Delegates. While the final counts in the high-stakes battle for the statehouse weren’t fully clear at midnight, with multiple races […]

Ohio voters pass Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights

BY: and - November 7, 2023

Ohio voters passed the Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights Tuesday. The Associated Press called the election over Issue 1 shortly after 9 p.m. “Today, Ohioans made it clear, abortion is a winning issue, and together we can do anything,” said Lauren Blauvelt, co-chair of the Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights […]

Maine voters reject consumer-owned utility, sticking with Central Maine Power and Versant

BY: - November 7, 2023

A referendum to replace Central Maine Power and Versant with a consumer-owned utility was voted down Tuesday amid a deluge of advertisements and spending against the measure, ending a multi-year campaign that would have dramatically altered Maine’s energy future. The referendum, known as Question 3, would have set in motion a process for a newly-formed […]

Democrat Andy Beshear wins second term as Kentucky governor

BY: - November 7, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — After a heated and expensive campaign, Kentucky voters have decided — they’ve given Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear another four-year term. The governor won the election against his Republican challenger, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, with 53% of the vote to Cameron’s 47%, according to unofficial returns. The Associated Press called the race at […]

Jake Bissaillon clinches R.I. Senate District 1 seat

BY: - November 7, 2023

Democrat Jake Bissaillon cruised to victory in the State Senate District 1 special election Tuesday, beating Republican rival Niyoka Powell with more than 80% of the vote, according to preliminary, unofficial results from the Rhode Island Board of Elections. Bissaillon will now have to step down from his job as Senate President Dominick Ruggerio’s chief […]

Decisive win for Democrat Gabe Amo

BY: and - November 7, 2023

Rhode Island has its first Black congressman, with Democrat Gabe Amo making history in his win for the 1st Congressional District race Tuesday. The special congressional race between Amo and Republican Gerry Leonard Jr. was decided mere minutes after polls closed Tuesday evening, with several TV stations and the Associated Press calling the race for […]

North Kingstown and North Smithfield voters reject bond issues

BY: - November 7, 2023

Here’s how voters responded to ballot questions in these nine communities, according to unofficial results as of 9:15 p.m. Tuesday: Barrington — YES With two of three polling sites reporting, 63.1% of voters approved a $250 million bond to fund improvements at the town’s high school and elementary schools. Bristol and Warren — YES 66.6% […]