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Results, reactions, and analysis from Nation editors live throughout the night.

From Minnesota to Texas to Illinois, the right is using the myth of voter fraud to challenge potentially millions of eligible voters.

Tea Party Activists, the state GOP and Americans for Prosperity are mounting a full-scale assault against unsubstantiated 'voter fraud.'

With attack ads battling it out on airwaves across the country, Chris Hayes asks Stanford professor Shanto Iyengar: do negative ads ever have positive effects?

Watch The Nation's John Nichols, Richard Kim and Laura Flanders on Free Speech TV's election night coverage live.

The Nation's Ari Melber takes apart Tea Party candidates' relationship to the media and what it means for the Democrats on the eve of the midterm election.

Since the 2008 election, the Democratic Party has steadily lost momentum. How did that happen? On Democracy Now!, Ari Berman and Nate Silver explain.

With citizens posing their own questions to candidates via the web, can new media technology improve accountability in our elections?

Blogs

The congresswoman used her first presidential debate appearance to announce her candidacy and steal the limelight from everyone else—except, perhaps, Mitt Romney.

June 13, 2011

"Shouldn't we just get rid of Medicare?” "What's with Obamneycare?” and "Weiner versus Vitter?”

June 13, 2011

In anticipation of the 2012 elections, Southern legislators are reducing early voting opportunities and imposing unprecedented identification card rules. This could have a disparate impact on young voters, voters of color, voters for whom English is a second language and voters who work shifts.

June 9, 2011

The former senator's renewed public profile has progressives talking about an open Senate seat or a recall election against Governor Walker.

June 7, 2011

Before he was an internet punchline, Rick Santorum was the baby face of compassionate conservatism. Remember that?

June 6, 2011

The case against John Edwards is a stretch—and it could muddle campaign finance law for years to come.

June 5, 2011

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

The clear message for Obama and Democrats is don't mess with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Run against Ryan's extremism and win.

May 25, 2011

New York Republicans moved to prevent certification of the winner of the hotly contested New York special election for a traditionally “safe” Republican seat.

May 24, 2011

Americans are changing historical voting patterns to punish parties and candidates who seek to cut public services, education and Medicare.

May 23, 2011