Democrats took control of five state legislative chambers from Republicans as a result of Tuesday’s midterm elections, a modest shift compared to past midterms.
Individuals in at least three states have received literature from Democratic campaigns, organizations, or state parties warning that their voter records are public information. In one of those states, residents received documents that reveal if their immediate neighbors have voted in past elections.
Democratic candidate Scott Wallace, who is running against incumbent Republican representative Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s toss-up 1st Congressional District, is distributing door hangers in the area that oddly inform voters that “who you vote for is private, but whether or not you vote is public record” and adding that the campaign “can’t wait to see that you voted on November 6!”
Scott Wallace, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District who is locked in a tight race with Republican incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick, released an ad wrongfully suggesting that his wife was present during the 1998 terrorist bombings at the U.S. embassy in Kenya.
Shay Khatiri, a 29-year-old refugee from Iran with no direct connection to Pittsburgh, started a GoFundMe campaign for the victims of the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue that has now raised over a million dollars.
Nurses and doctors cheered for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they walked through a Pittsburgh hospital on Tuesday, prompting the first couple to shake hands and thank the medical professionals for they were doing to help the patients of Saturday’s Synagogue shooting.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday released a statement thanking the FBI and Pittsburgh police for their response to Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.