Tuesday kicks off Election Day and there are several critical elections that will shape the political landscape.
In Ohio, abortion rights activists are facing a pivotal moment. Ohio could now restore abortion standards and mandate life and health exceptions. The decision would also block a controversial six-week abortion ban.
In Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear, a rare red state Democrat, faces a tough re-election battle against Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Cameron’s controversial record on criminal justice, especially regarding the murder of Breonna Taylor, has made this race a nail-biter.
In Mississippi’s governor’s race, Republican incumbent Tate Reeves is battling allegations of misusing federal funds, while Democratic candidate Brandon Presley aims to tap into his moderate to conservative message and strong support from the state’s Black community.
Finally, in Virginia, Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin is making a strong push to reshape the state’s legislature. He’s striving to shift the balance of power in both houses, highlighting his stance on a 15-week abortion ban.