Barbara Rodriguez is our state politics and voting reporter. She most recently worked at the Des Moines Register, where she covered health care, politics and state government. Before that, Barbara was the Iowa statehouse reporter for The Associated Press, where she worked for a decade.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wins reelection in key Michigan governor’s race
The Democrat, who centered abortion access in her campaign, beat Republican media personality Tudor Dixon in one of the country’s most closely watched races.
Brian Kemp projected to win reelection for Georgia governor, defeating Stacey Abrams
The incumbent focused his campaign on addressing the economy in a rematch of the 2018 race.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders set to become first woman governor of Arkansas
Sanders, who has not held elected office before, had been favored to win in a state that voted overwhelmingly for former President Donald Trump in 2020
Election workers believe in our system — and want everyone else to, too
Since the 2020 election, our voting systems have been the subject of conspiracy theories. But the people who make it function say they want everyone to see the guardrails and have faith.
Black women helped drive record early voting in Georgia. They’re not done.
Organizers were offering rides and information about how to make a plan to vote Tuesday in a state with high-profile races for Senate, governor and state legislature.
Conspiracy theories, records requests and lies: What running an election looks like right now
The predominantly women-led election administration workforce is still dealing with a skeptical public as they administer early voting and prepare for Election Day.
'Where is Nancy?': How threats against women in power are tied to threats against democracy
The attack on Paul Pelosi in his home by an assailant who reportedly was looking for the House speaker highlights the danger of the outrage and vitriol that often particularly targets women in positions of power.
'They see that it's really in our hands now': Young women work to get out the vote in the wake of Dobbs
They’re at times registering to vote at higher rates than young men and older voters, and some are organizing get-out-the-vote efforts on their college campuses.
Voter ID laws stand between transgender people, women and the ballot box
The full impact of voter ID laws on trans people and others remains difficult to measure. But voting rights advocates say potential voters across the country face an uneven patchwork of policies — and obstacles.