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St. Louis Democratic primary round-up: Incumbents win, one upset

In St. Louis, this election is viewed as the de facto general election (to be held Apr. 7). As some residents put it, it's "the only election that matters."

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Today in African-American history: Fifteenth amendment ratified

The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits denying citizens the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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Civil rights leader hits GOP for calling Voting Rights Act unnecessary

"Chairman Goodlatte has paid no attention to the rampant voting discrimination still happening in the country, most recently seen in the 2014 midterm elections."

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Lesson from the 2014 elections: Inclusive 50-state strategy needed

The time for licking election wounds is over, but as many factors came into play, lessons are still being drawn from the setbacks.

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Democrat Bera beats Republican Ose in close California race

Right after the election, Bera appeared to be trailing Ose by more than 3,000 votes. But on Nov. 19, with nearly all ballots counted, he led by over 1,400.

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Seismic shift seen in Florida Cuban American vote

Despite winning the gubernatorial race in Florida last week, exit polling shows that Gov. Rick Scott lost Cuban-Americans to his Democratic opponent, 50 to 46 percent.

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The fog that blinded the electorate

There were local and geographical peculiarities, but when an election was as uniformly one-sided as this one was, deeper explanations are required.

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New York Working Families Party pulls through difficult election night

"There's no way around it, losing the Senate is a tough blow for all of us hoping to see a progressive agenda enacted."

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Midterms 2014: high anxiety and low turnout

Democrats faced a bleak day-after with the Republican takeover of the Senate and resounding GOP victories on the state level.

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Fueled by big money, voter worries, GOP makes big gains

The GOP won control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, increased its majority in the House, and won important governors' races around the country.

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