Tag: turnout

Nancy Pelosi gavel (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

After Virginia, Nancy Pelosi Becomes Key to Republican Victory in 2018

Republican losses in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday have stressed the need for the party to develop a strong message for 2018. And without achievements in Congress to point to, the party only has one tried-and-tested plan: tie Democrats to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who remains deeply unpopular among Republican voters, and who has clung jealously to power despite leading her party to several historic defeats in recent years.

L.A. Election Turnout Fell Below 10%

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times bemoaned the low turnout in Tuesday’s election, but noted that despite the paucity of voters, voters approved L.A. charter amendments that intend to align future municipal campaigns with state and federal elections.