ELECTION 2018

Keep up with local, regional and national coverage of the mid-term elections. Be sure to take a look at NEPR's Massachusetts General Election Voter Guide 2018.

State voters weighed in on two ballot questions Tuesday, and both constitutional amendments passed in a landslide.

Mass. Voters Say 'No' To Nurse Staffing Ballot Question

Nov 6, 2018

Massachusetts voters have decided the state will not write nurse-to-patient ratios into law. A ballot question that would have set the maximum number of patients assigned to a nurse in hospitals at any given time failed on Tuesday.

“Thank you to the voters of Massachusetts for a vote to protect the best health care system in the nation,” said Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association president Steve Walsh, in a victory speech.

Murphy Declared Winner In U.S. Senate Race

Nov 6, 2018

Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy coasted to re-election Tuesday as record numbers of voters went to the polls in a historic midterm election that will determine which party controls the next Congress.

Elizabeth Warren Wins Second Term In The U.S. Senate

Nov 6, 2018

Democrat Elizabeth Warren won re-election to the U.S. Senate, beating back a challenge from Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl, and also independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai.

Mass. Gov. Baker Wins Re-Election

Nov 6, 2018

Gov. Charlie Baker has won four more years in the Corner Office.

The popular Republican incumbent on Tuesday easily fended off a challenge from Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jay Gonzalez.

The Associated Press called the race at 8 p.m., just as polls closed. With 88 percent of precincts reporting, Baker was up on Gonzalez, 66.5 percent to 33.5 percent.

In his victory speech, an energetic Baker thanked the people of Massachusetts.

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