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Yes, Democrats Really Do “Need Georgia”

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.)John Bazemore/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.When Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto finally won her reelection battle Saturday evening, it became clear that Democrats would retain control of the US Senate. Cortez Masto’s victory gave her party 50 seats in…

Catherine Cortez Masto Wins in Nevada

John Locher/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.For months leading up to Election Day, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada was widely perceived as one of the most—if not the most—vulnerable Democratic incumbents and her seat as one of the best pick-up opportunities for…

The FEC Isn’t Enforcing the Law. Does It Even Matter?

A pedestrian walks past the Federal Election Commission’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Democrats always have had a complicated relationship with campaign finance law. The party has long railed against the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision and the deluge of money…

The Future of Abortion Is Up for Grabs in These States on Tuesday

Erin Lefevre/NurPhoto/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. States have the power to establish rights for their residents that surpass those guaranteed in the Constitution. California’s Proposition 1 and Vermont’s Proposal 5 would explicitly add abortion rights to their state constitutions—an additional safeguard where abortion access…