By Heather Cole - The defeat of Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce in last night's election sent a signal to the Tea Party Republicans that they are out of touch with Americans when it comes to immigration reform
By The Atlas Project & ISSI - Voters in Ohio made their voices heard as they struck down legislation that had weakened organized labor and increased obstacles to voting. Read our full analysis of the election results and implications for 2012.
By Tom Anstrom - Republicans in Virginia seem to have scraped by in their bid to gain control of the state Senate. By winning Edd Houck’s SD-17 by just 86 votes (a race certain to go to recount) Republicans have forced a 20-20 tie.
By Alissa Brammer - Democrats hold onto majority in Iowa Senate after winning the SD-18 open seat race -- a reassuring sign for Democrats in this crucial battleground state.
By Atlas Staff - Voters repealed a law passed by Maine’s Republican-controlled legislature in 2011 eliminating same-day voter registration, which had been available since 1973.