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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?

At the biggest Democratic event of the campaign season, Obama argued that the coming election is a choice between the past and the future rather than a referendum on his first two years in office.

Are the Democrats cooked for 2010? Will the GOP continue it's rightward drift? Richard Kim and John Nichols explain, aboard the 2010 Nation Cruise.

What happened to "hope" and "change"? Melber says Obama's campaign promises may not be dead yet.


Tea Party candidates made big news, but they ran in small states.

November 3, 2010

Why was the conservative Blue Dog Caucus sliced in half yesterday?

November 3, 2010

Election day 2010, as Democrats face massive defeat (or perhaps a miracle?), follow it all here until the wee hours.

November 2, 2010

It is not a national referendum. It is not launching a new political era. Voters still want government to be effective. Most voters are not angry about the size of government. They are disappointed and frustrated government has not done what they hoped for in hard times.

November 2, 2010

Will the GOP get to 218 in the House? To 50 in the Senate? Where does Joe Biden fit in? What about governorships? Legislatures? Redistricting? The fate of the Republic? It's all here.

November 2, 2010

Michelle Obama rallies crowd of 3,500 at UPenn

November 2, 2010

Love Barack Obama or hate him, don't doubt that what happens in today's elections will determine the direction of his presidency.

November 2, 2010

 In a political climate of “sweep the bums out,” there's always the matter of who's sweeping in.

November 1, 2010

It's not the economy. It's not just the candidates. It's that California is the least white state, except for Hawaii, and Republican candidates aren't attractive to black and Latino voters.

November 1, 2010

The president is not backing every Democrat. He's staying neutral in Rhode Island's hot gubernatorial race; in a move designed to help "his friend," former Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee beat a disappointing Democrat.

October 31, 2010