• 3 Red States Voted to Expand Medicaid in the Midterm Elections. Here's Why

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    In three states considered to be Republican territory, voters cast their ballots for something often thought of as decidedly Democrat: Medicaid expansion.
    Medicaid expansion initiatives were approved by voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. In total, those changes will likely cover over 300,000 low-income adults in those red states. Medicaid coverage would provide healthcare to roughly 62,000 adults in Idaho, 90,000 adults in Nebraska, and 150,000 adults in Utah, according to The Daily Beast .
    And because Democrats were voted in to take over the governor's mansions in Kansas, Maine, and...
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  • Midterm Elections Deliver a Ratings Surge, With Fox News in the Lead

    8 days ago - By NY Times

    CNN placed second in total viewers, with NBC taking first place among the major broadcast networks.
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  • Georgia's secretary of state Brian Kemp doxes thousands of absentee voters

    8 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Georgia's secretary of state Brian Kemp and candidate for state governor in the midterm election , has taken the unusual, if not unprecedented step of posting the personal details of 291,164 absentee voters online for anyone to download.
    Kemp's office posted an Excel file on its website within hours of the results of the general election, exposing the names and addresses of state residents who mailed in an absentee ballot - including their reason why, such as if a person is “disabled” or “elderly.”
    People on Twitter quickly noticed , expressing anger.
    Brian Kemp is so good at his job as...
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  • 4 Ways the Marijuana Industry Saw a Green Wave in Yesterday's Midterms

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    The marijuana industry saw momentum in Tuesday's midterm elections.
    Proposal 1 passed in Michigan , making it the first recreational marijuana market in the Midwest. While an amendment to legalize recreational cannabis in North Dakota failed , voters in Utah and Missouri passed measures to make marijuana available for medical use.
    "We view Michigan as a particularly important market given the state's substantial population and large medical-use market," Canacord Genuity cannabis analyst Bob Burleson wrote in a note Wednesday morning. "We estimate Michigan's market for marijuana to be...
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  • 2018 Midterm Election Sets Record as the First to Exceed Voter Turnout of 100 Million People

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Voter turnout for the 2018 midterm elections reached new highs: in all, an estimated 113 million voters cast their ballots, making this year the first midterm to exceed 100 million votes, CBS News reports.
    According to the United States Election Project , nearly 48% of eligible voters exercised their right in these midterms, compared to almost 39% in the 2014 election. While the turnout still lags behind 2016's presidential election-where 56% of eligible voters cast their ballots-it's a high for the midterms.
    This trend was visible even before election day. As of Nov. 1, the number of...
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  • Polarization is an opportunity for mission-driven brands

    8 days ago - By Fast Company

    The midterms are over, but people still want to give their money to places that support their values.
    Record turnout for the midterms reflects an electorate that is more engaged and polarized than ever. The deep polarization extends to every sector of society-including businesses. In years past, company executives went to great pains to avoid publicly discussing politics for fear of alienating customers, but since 2016 the proceed-only-with-caution rule book has been tossed out the executive suite window. Increasingly, consumers expect brands and their leaders to take a stand. However...
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  • 7 photos that perfectly capture the history-making wave of women who won on Election Day

    7 photos that perfectly capture the history-making wave of women who won on Election Day

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Women across the country saw historic wins in Tuesday's Midterm elections.
    The night was poised to be a night of firsts, with a record number of women on the ballot and a number of candidates set to diversify Congress.
    And the night resulted in just that, with victories for Native American, Muslim, black, gay and female candidates.
    An all-time record number of women ran in Congressional races this year and now there are more women in Congress - 113 - than ever before.
    At a state level, Democrat Janet Mills of Maine and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota were elected as their state's...
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