2018 Midterm Elections

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The state's top elections official says more people cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election than in any previous midterm election in Massachusetts.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing recounts in Florida. Dr. Chartock also discusses the future of Nancy Pelosi, who wants to return as Speaker of the House.

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

This morning we will dissect the midterms to discuss the big winners and the losers of yesterday’s balloting. What was expected, what wasn’t and the all-important question – now what? We have a special extended Panel live at The Linda. 

• Judith Enck – Former Regional EPA Administrator
• Malcolm Nance – Bestselling Author & MSNBC Commentator
• Libby Post – Political Consultant
• Sarah Rogerson – Albany Law School Professor of Law & Director, Immigration Law Clinic
• Jenn Smith – Berkshire Eagle Reporter
• Mike Spain – Associate Editor of the Times Union

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Democrat Paul Tonko won re-election to the U.S. House in New York's 20th Congressional district and joined Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock live on air during WAMC's election results coverage.

National Eyes Are On The Race For NY-19

Nov 6, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District are deciding whether to elect Republican John Faso for a second term or go with Democrat Antonio Delgado. Polls since late summer have portrayed the race as a dead heat. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was out at a few polling places this morning.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on today's midterm elections.


Vermont's top political leaders and their challengers will learn their fates Tuesday after polls close in the 2018 midterm elections.


Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, weighing a possible White House run, is hoping to defeat two challengers in a state election that will also decide a slew of congressional races, a gubernatorial contest and whether Massachusetts should keep protections for transgender people.

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Some of the hottest congressional races in the country will be decided in New York on Tuesday, including one featuring an indicted incumbent, while voters also decide whether Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo deserves a third term.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about today's midterm election races in New York.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Chartock shares his thoughts on Tuesday's midterm elections.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about seven points voters should considering heading into the midterm elections tomorrow. The pair also discuss the Child Victims Act and the Catholic Church.

Democrats are leading in the polls in New York’s statewide races for governor, attorney general and comptroller. The most heated contests this Election Day are in the state Senate, where Democrats are trying to win enough seats to take control of the chamber away from the Republicans.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue saturday and the current gun debate throughout the country.  Dr. Chartock also discusses the upcoming midterm elections.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Oct 24, 2018
Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on last night's gubernatorial debate between Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo and Republican Marc Molinaro. Dr. Chartock also dicusses the campaigns and rallies around the nation for the upcoming midterm elections in November.