November 6, 2014 -
Despite reports of strong early voting numbers in several Southern battleground states, preliminary data indicate that overall voter turnout this fall didn't increase significantly compared to past midterm elections.
November 5, 2014 -
After the 2014 mid-term elections, Democrats have a majority in just one state legislative chamber in 13 Southern states: the Kentucky House.
November 3, 2014 -
Almost six million Americans are disenfranchised due to convictions for felony offenses, and their votes could sway races in at least nine states with neck-and-neck races for U.S. Senate or governor.
October 31, 2014 -
Despite cuts to early voting periods and a tendency for lower turnout rates in midterm elections, voters are turning out early in droves this year in Southern battleground states with key U.S. Senate races.
October 24, 2014 -
The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina has been getting a lot of attention for the onslaught of spending -- but voters in other Southern states may be feeling even more battered by the big money barrage.
October 10, 2014 -
The nation's largest electric utility has skewed its political contributions to give anti-regulatory Republicans a better shot at capturing control of the Senate, as has the industry at large. But Duke and other utilities are hedging their bets by backing key incumbent Democrats, including Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
September 19, 2014 -
The South is the country's fastest-growing region, and transplants from elsewhere may be changing the region's political leanings.