Author: Reid Wilson

Southern states suffered Census undercounts, bureau says

The decennial count of America’s population drastically undercounted the number of people who live in six states, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday, putting at risk billions of dollars in potential federal funding over the next decade. Most of the states that suffered severe undercounts are in the South: A follow-up survey the bureau conducted…

Republican election deniers make gains in primary contests

Republican candidates who were in Washington, D.C., during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection won primary elections to appear on the November ballot in North Carolina and Idaho on Tuesday, while one of the few Republicans who refused to go along with a lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 election results lost a bid for a…

Conservative earthquake rocks Idaho

Idaho Gov. Brad Little won the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term on Tuesday, easily outpacing a conservative challenger who had former President Trump’s support. But Little’s allies in the state legislature were far less fortunate, as a conservative wave fueled by anger at the outcome of the 2020 elections and Little’s own effort…

Governor’s races spoil Trump’s once-unblemished endorsement record

Former President Trump’s once-unblemished record of exercising his influence over Republican primary voters has run into a rough patch with voters who are picking nominees in gubernatorial contests, where his unrivaled authority is not always proving a winning ticket. Idaho voters on Tuesday rejected Trump’s chosen candidate, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin (R), who picked a…

Mystery PAC backed by crypto billionaire wants to stop next COVID

A new super PAC funded mostly by a young cryptocurrency billionaire is spending tens of millions of dollars on Democratic candidates running for Congress in hopes of creating a new caucus of pandemic experts in the House of Representatives. The group, Protect Our Future PAC, has spent more than $22 million on candidates running in…