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SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be

The battle for control of the Senate is as tight as can be, RealClearPolitics polling averages from Tuesday morning showed.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

The FEC made an under-the-radar move that campaign finance experts say opens a huge loophole giving corporations more power

A ruling last week by the FEC related to Microsoft and security software it wants to offer free of charge to political candidates and parties went mostly unnoticed. But experts say it could have massive implications, creating a loophole that allows corporations to skirt campaign-finance laws.

Voters in places with higher death rates were more likely to swing Republican in 2016, a new study found — here’s why

Researchers studied the voting patterns in all 3,112 US counties, and discovered a link between higher death rates and more votes for Donald Trump. The finding aligns with other research that suggests Republican voters tend to be more motivated by despair and fear.

Lyft is offering a 50% off promotion on rides to the polls for this year’s midterms, and some are even eligible for a free ride

Lyft is offering a 50% off promotion on all rides to the polls on Election Day in November — and some riders will even be eligible for an entirely free trip.

Some vote-counting computers came with a critical flaw that could have let hackers access them

The top voting machine maker admitted in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden that it installed remote access software on election equipment it shipped starting in 2000.
Michael Avenatti.

Michael Avenatti is teasing a presidential bid more than ever

It sure looks like attorney Michael Avenatti might run for president in 2020.
Voters cast their ballots on Election Day November 04, 2008, at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia. Americans crowded polling stations Tuesday to vote in their historic election, with front-running Democrat Barack Obama seeking to become the first black US president and Republican rival John McCain battling for a comeback.

Google stops taking political ads in Maryland because it’s not sure that it can comply with a new transparency law

After the allegations surfaced that Russians tampered with the last US presidential election, Maryland now requires those buying political ads to identify themselves. Google says it's unsure it can collect the necessary information in time to comply.
The orbit of asteroid 23238 Ocasio-Cortez, named after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2007. Other names for the space rock, which was discovered in Nov. 2000.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old who defeated a powerful House Democrat, has an asteroid named after her — here’s why

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist from the Bronx, defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in a primary race for the House of Representatives. Long before she won her first political race, she won a science and engineering contest — and the naming rights to a space rock.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish lira jumps after Erdogan’s election victory

The Turkish lira climbed on Monday following news of another election victory for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a parliamentary majority for an alliance led by his party.

Everyone thinks Starbucks’ Howard Schultz is going to run for president now that he’s leaving his coffee juggernaut — and people are...

Howard Schultz announced he was stepping down as Starbucks' executive chairman on Monday. Democratic strategists told Business Insider that Schultz does not seem like a very viable candidate in the 2020 election, while Starbucks workers have mixed feelings.