Is Tom Cotton Real?

Adam Weinstein · 04/08/15 11:50AM

Future generations will read of a warmongering Southern senator named Cotton and think we made that shit up. Will they be right? Let's lay out what we know, and what we don't.

Republican C-SPAN Caller Says Elections Were About "That Nigger Obama"

Adam Weinstein · 11/06/14 11:53AM

A Republican caller to C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program warned his fellow GOPers not to get too extreme in the wake of their electoral victories Tuesday—which, he added, were all "about race" because "Republicans hate that nigger Obama."

Who Has One Thumb and Strong Opinions About Mitch McConnell?

Adam Weinstein · 11/04/14 03:30PM

"A voter gestures as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky," the Getty Images caption reads. That's... accurate as far as it goes. Happy Election Day, Mitch.

Who Did You Vote For Today?

Adam Weinstein · 11/04/14 11:11AM

Who and what did you end up voting for? Have any hassles at the polls? Clashes between armed patriots and New Black Panthers? Sick to death about these godawful choices? Give us your experiences/thoughts/photos, from ranty picks to newsworthy voting irregularities.

The Gawker Voter's Exhaustive Guide to the 2014 Midterm Elections

Adam Weinstein · 11/04/14 08:00AM

Voting sucks. Off-year voting sucks the worst. Like Valentine's, Election Day 2014 seems less a heartfelt chance to express preferences than a mandate to give one's limited purchasing options a whiff of will and legitimacy. You can be forgiven for apathy. But you still must make some choices. Here's some info to help.

Rich Donor Heckles Senator: "Fucking Abortion Is All He Talks About"

Adam Weinstein · 11/03/14 03:15PM

Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's tenuous chance at reelection took a hard blow Sunday after he was cussed out in the middle of a public stump speech by one of his own ultra-wealthy donors because, in the donor's words, "fucking abortion is all he talks about."

N.C. Voting Machines Changed Democratic Votes to Republican Ones

Adam Weinstein · 11/03/14 12:47PM

At least two electronic voting machines in a North Carolina county have been taken out of service after early voters reported that the machines repeatedly registered their Democratic choices as Republican votes in Sen. Kay Hagan's contentious reelection bid.