Abortion vote raises question: Do Democrats know how to lead?

For a party that controls the legislative calendar, there are five types of votes, each with a different purpose and intended outcome. One type aims to achieve a political goal, whether galvanizing support for one’s cause or members, or splintering support within an opposing cause or members. The policy being pushed is largely irrelevant. All that matters are…

How to verify your vote counted in North Carolina

The 2020 election raised concerns for some that their vote wasn’t counted. Many of these claims were proven untrue, but we are once again seeing these concerns. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 2020 election raised concerns for some people that their vote wasn’t being counted. Many of these claims were not proven to be true, but…

How Far-Right Gains Make French Vote Harder to Call

France’s presidential elections often throw up surprising twists, and this time is no exception. Things appeared to be going Emmanuel Macron’s way after Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, shifting the focus away from domestic politics and playing to his image as a safe pair of hands in uncertain times. But a late surge by…

VOTE: How many games will the Pirates win?

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the MLB. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Pittsburgh Pirates fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. With the season ready to start back up, that also means the return of the MLB edition of SB Nation…