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Millions Of Euros Of Celtic Gold Stolen From Bavarian Museum In 9 Minute Heist

Millions Of Euros Of Celtic Gold Stolen From Bavarian Museum In 9 Minute Heist Burglars in Bavaria have stolen 'several million euros' worth of gold from a Celtic Roman Museum in Manching near Ingolstadt, Die Welt reports. The treasure, which is over two thousand years old, consisted of 483 coins which were discovered near Manching in 1999. The heist took just nine minutes. At 1:26 a.m., an outside door was pried open, said the Vice President of the State Criminal Police Office, Guido Limmer, on Wednesday in Manching near Ingolstadt. The thieves then stole the coins from two showcases and left the museum at 1.35 a.m. – after only nine minutes. -Die Welt (translated) "The loss of the Celtic treasure is a disaster," said Bavaria's minister of science and arts, Markus Blume. "As a testament to our history, the gold coins are irreplaceable." The identity of the perpetrators is unknown, while investigators are probing possible connections to the 'spectacular' theft of jewels from the Green Vault in Dresden, as well as another coin theft from the Bode Museum in Berlin. The Big Maple Leaf (BML) is a 100-kilogram (220-lb) gold coin that costs $1 million (CAD) (3,215 troy ounces). The first BML manufactured is still in storage, but the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) produced a set of six of these coins in 2007. A single Big Maple Leaf had a market value of about $4 million as of March 2017. (USD). One of the coins was stolen from a Bode museum on March 27, 2017. -Arkeonews.net The “big maple leaf,” which is regarded as the second-largest gold coin in the world, was taken from Berlin’s esteemed Bode museum in 2017 in another numismatic robbery. According to Guido Limmer, VP of the State Criminal Police Office, there are "parallels" between the cases, though actual  connections are unknown. The Celtic-Roman Museum in Manching, Germany Investigators are also looking into whether the burglary was related to sabotage at a local phone distribution branch in Manching located around 1km from the museum, which paralyzed the telephone network and the internet, thus preventing the alarm system from notifying authorities. Tyler Durden Thu, 11/24/2022 - 08:05.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytNov 24th, 2022

Putin"s forces have looted nearly 40 museums in Ukraine, plundering thousands of "priceless" treasures, says culture minister

Russian forces have stolen thousands of artifacts from Ukraine, including a 1,500-year-old gold tiara, pillaging dozens of museums, said Oleksandr Tkachenko. The 1,500 year-old golden tiara, inlaid with precious stones, one of the world's most valuable artifacts from the blood-letting rule of Attila the Hun, is seen in a museum in Melitopol, Ukraine, in November 2020.AP Photo A 1500-year-old tiara, stolen by the Russians, was among 1,700 artifacts taken from a Melitopol museum. Another precious hoard was stolen from the museum in Mariupol, where 2,000 items were looted. "The attitude of Russians toward Ukrainian culture heritage is a war crime," the culture minister told AP.  Ukraine's precious cultural history has fallen victim to Putin's 227-day-long invasion of Ukraine, the culture minister has told AP. Oleksandr Tkachenko alleged that Russian soldiers had looted thousands of artifacts from almost 40 Ukrainian museums in an interview with AP.One rare treasure to disappear was a 1500-year-old golden tiara decorated with precious stones. It was one of the world's rarest and most valuable artifacts from the fifth-century rule of Attila the Hun. The jewels were once housed in the Museum of Local History in Melitopol.Speaking to AP, one anonymous museum worker said that they worked hard to hide the tiara and hundreds of other valuable artifacts. However, Russian troops stormed the building and found the treasures after a rigorous search and stole them. The staff member said they had no idea where they took the loot of more than 1,700 artifacts. Other treasures pillaged by the Russian soldiers included 198 pieces of 2,400-year-old gold from the era of the Scythians, nomads who migrated from Central Asia.Culture minister Tkachenko told AP Russian soldiers had carted off artifacts from almost 40 museums across the country. A destroyed Russian APC stands in the yard of a privet house in front of a church in the recently liberated town of Sviatohirsk, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022.AP Photo/Evgeniy MaloletkaIn Mariupol, another hoard was stolen from the museum where the Russians plundered 2,000 items.Russian soldiers, who finally captured the city after a ferocious siege that ended in May, made off with ancient religious icons, a unique Jewish Torah scroll, a 200-year-old bible, valuable paintings by local artists, and more than 200 medals, Mariupol's exiled city council told AP."The attitude of Russians toward Ukrainian culture heritage is a war crime," Tkachenko told AP. He said the looting and destruction of cultural sites amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars. He noted that numerous churches, museums, and cultural sites have been damaged and despoiled in the Russian invasion.Ukraine's first lady, Olena Zelenska, described these attacks on culture and history as a "war against our identity" when she visited a Ukrainian museum in New York when she visited the USA in September. Speaking about the lost artifacts, Oleksandr Symonenko, chief researcher at Ukraine's Institute of Archaeology, told AP, "These are ancient finds. These are works of art. They are priceless," and added, "If culture disappears, it is an irreparable disaster." Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytOct 9th, 2022

170+ best early Cyber Monday deals that you can shop right now

Cyber Monday is continuing some of Black Friday's best deals. We're rounding up the best discounts from Amazon, Walmart, and more. Nintendo; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/InsiderWhen you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Cyber Monday is only a few hours away and there are already a ton of fantastic deals available right now. Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart have some of the best discounts we've seen on products across every category, and more deals are expected as we head into the official start of Cyber Monday on November 28. We'll update this page throughout the weekend with the best early Cyber Monday discounts. Already, there are big savings on streaming services, Amazon products, Apple devices, 4K TVs, and more. Check back regularly as our expert team of reporters and editors will be rounding up all of the very best deals through Cyber Monday.Top early Cyber Monday deals available right nowPeacock Premium plan: $0.99/month (80% off)Hulu x Disney+ bundle: $4.98 per month (55% off)Samsung 65-inch OLED 4K TV: $1,797 (40% off)Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation): $200 (20% off)Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021): $25 (50% off)Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer: $25 (37% off)Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle: $33 (26% off)Home Accents Festive Pine Christmas Tree: $50 (29% off)Kindle Paperwhite: $95 (32% off)Dyson v10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum: $400 ($200 off)$30 off Brightland Artist CapsuleBrightlandBrightland makes quality olive oil and vinegar with pretty, sun damage-proof bottles and this particular set was one of Oprah's favorites this year. It's discounted 20% for Cyber Monday, an excellent deal that includes four cold-pressed infused olive oils. Read our full review of Brightland22% off Big Fig MattressBig FigThe Big Fig Mattress is constructed for heavier individuals with firm support and a high weight capacity for both the bed and the foundation that comes with it. Save $300 on the Big Fig Mattress when you use the promo code WORTHIT at checkout.20% off Beats Fit ProBeats by DreBeats Fit Pro are among our top-rated wireless earbuds, thanks to Apple's wireless technology, solid noise-canceling, and flexible wingtips that tuck into the ear for a secure fit. They are are excellent everyday buds, but even better for fitness activities. $160 is the lowest we've seen it all year.60% off Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation)Best BuyThe Google Nest Mini is a compact and effective smart speaker that's powered by the very useful Google Assistant. Right now, it's one of the best prices we've seen for the device.40% off Eufy RoboVac X8AmazonThe Eufy Robova X8 features the brand's top features, including twin turbines, intelligent laser navigation, and intuitive smartphone controls. Down to $300, this is a solid deal with a $100 discount.40% off AllModern Williams Two-Drawer NightstandAllModernClass-up your bedroom with this mid-century nightstand, complete with two drawers and minimalist accents. This nightstand comes in walnut, acorn, white and gray finishes. It's on sale for $243, but you can get another 25% off with the code GET25.15% off All-new Kindle 2022Black Friday 2022 All-New KindleAmazonAmazon's newest Kindle is now on salw for $15 off. You can get it for just $85, which is a great deal if you're looking for a small, light-weight e-reader. The All-New Kindle is actually Amazon's lightest e-reader yet, weighing in at just over a third of a pound.25% off Jambys Long JambysJambysLong Jambys are sustainably made modal, which comes from tree fibers. The material is incredibly soft and comfortable. On sale for $55, this is a great deal on premium loungewear.30% off Nike Infinity ReactNikeDesigned to be lightweight and breathable, yet durable and responsive, the Infinity React 3 caters to the needs of most runners. Originally $160, they're currently on sale for $111.98.30% off Nomad Base One MaxNomadThe Nomad Base One Max is a compact but fast-charging wireless pad. It can support one smartphone and one smartwatch at the same time, and if you're charging a compatible iPhone, it has MagSafe features too. Nomad products are always expensive, but this model is more than $50 off today.20% off Goal Zero Lighhouse 600 Lantern & USB Power HubAmazonA reliable lantern is great in an emergency or an ordinary power outage. 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Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palettes can cost over $50, but for Cyber Monday, you can get the Naked3 palette for under $30. 15% off KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter SetLily Alig/InsiderWith the KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set, you turn your stand mixer into an all-inclusive homemade pasta maker. When you clip the coupon on the product page, you can save an extra $25, making it the lowest price we've seen in years. 40% off REI Co-Op Men's Trailbreak 30 Sleeping BagREITo find a premium sleeping bag that costs less than $100 is often a fool's errand but the REI Co-op Trailbreak 30 is the exception. With a temperature rating of 30 degrees, this bag is great for shoulder season camping and its 3-panel hood makes it easy to get nice and cozy when the temps get especially cold. This is just $60 during REI's Cyber Monday sale — you won't find a better deal.43% off Bissell SpinWave Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.40% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021)WalmartThe Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. During Cyber Monday, it's 40% off.45% off Hasbro Connect 4 GameWalmartThe gameplay is simple in this classic strategy game: take turns dropping discs into the grid, and the first person to get four discs in a row wins. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.37% off Topo Designs Women's Dirt CoverallsREIAvailable in two colors, these coveralls feature a belnd of organically grown cotton and spandex for a broken-in feel and the right amount of stretch. It also has two spacious front pockets and a pair of back pockets for all your essentials.33% off Animal Crossing: New HorizonsAmazonAnimal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best life simulation games around. Customize your island, collect fish and fossils to donate to the museum, or run around with friends — it's all up to you. And right now, you can pick up a copy of the game from Best Buy for only $40, which matches one of the lowest prices we've seen.30% off Outerknown Men's Blanket ShirtOuterknownOuterknown's famed Blanket Shirt comes in a wide range of flannel patterns, from neutral prints to bright colors, but the real sell is its sustainability: It's made from 100% organic cotton, with corozo buttons made from tagua palm nuts to replace plastic ones. Right now, you can snag it for 30% off.30% off MVMT Men's Legacy SlimMVMTMVMT makes some of our favorite affordable luxury watches, and all versions of this model are currently on sale for under $90. It features a minimalist analog design with different variations of watchbands, from brown leather to gold mesh.25% off Rhone Session 1/4 ZipRhoneRhone's Session 1/4 Zip is the perfect layer for pre or post-workout. It's a breahtable, lightweight pullover that also offers UPF50+ sun protection, and it's currently 25% off for Cyber Monday.20% off Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza OvenOoniFor making restaurant-quality pizza at home, you can't go wrong with Ooni. The Kodak 12 can reach up to 950 degrees Fahrenheit and cook your pie in 60 seconds. Currently, you can score it for 20% off.35% off Mophie 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charging StandAmazonA stand built to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, this 3-in-1 charger from Mophie gives you "super-fast" charging with 15W charging speed. It's currently priced the lowest we've ever seen, and makes a great addition to any desk or workspace.28% off LG 75-inch LED 4K Smart TVBest BuyWith $230 off, this is a fantastic deal for such a large TV. This LG 75-inch comes with everything you need — 4K, ultra high-definition, access to 300+ free LG channels, as well as WebOS compatbility with all the top streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and more.24% off Apple iPhone 14 Leather Case with MagSafeAmazonApple's leather iPhone cases are designed to perfectly hug and protect your device without adding too much extra bulk. They're also MagSafe compatible, super stylish, and sleek, with a variety of different available colors — some of which are currently down to only $45 for the iPhone 14.33% off Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. BrainAmazonBig Brain Academy is Nintendo's premiere brain-training game series. This entry includes hundreds of math, logic, and visualization puzzles to test your knowledge, all for only $19.99 — the best price we've seen for it.30% off OXO Brew Gooseneck Electric KettleAmazonDurable, fast, and cord-free, the OXO Brew Gooseneck Electric Kettle is a full-featured option to keep on your countertop. 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While we generally prefer the Roku 4K Streaming Stick thanks to its portability and small form factor, the Roku Premiere is good for people who prefer a traditional set-top box near their TV.28% off Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker (2022)AmazonThe Tile Mate is designed to help you find easily misplaced items and attaches to keys, pet collars, and other important items. During Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've seen this year.$40 off OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee MakerAmazonSleek and minimal, Oxo's 8-cup-capacity coffee maker reliably delivers a great cup. Its double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe keeps the contents warm for hours, but it can also accommodate taller mugs if you're taking yours to go. Right now, you can save $40 with this Cyber Monday sale.$20 off Cosori 5-quart 9-in-1 Air FryerAmazonCosori makes reliable and affordable small kitchen appliances. This air fryer has a nonstick basket and, holding enough food for up to four people, it's perfect for small groups and spaces. You can get a 15% discount for Cyber Monday, plus an extra $5 off using the on-page coupon.40% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021)WalmartThe Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. During Cyber Monday, it's 40% off.31% off Osprey Men's Skarab 18 Hydration PackAmazonOsprey's Skarab 18 hydration pack is perfect for trail runners and cyclists, featuring a 2.5-liter water reservoir and a comfortable design. It's on sale for $70 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.$10 off Tramontina Primaware 18 Piece Non-stick Cookware SetWalmartWhether you're replacing some old cookware or need to furnish your new kitchen, this 18-piece set has all of the essentials you need. It comes with three saucepans, two saute pans, a griddle, a Dutch oven, a foldup steamer, three spoons, and two turners for only $40.30% off Igloo 60 qt. EcoCool Roller CoolerIglooOwning a cooler with wheels is the definition of true outdoor luxury and this Igloo roller cooler is one of our favorites. It features a rugged design, an easy-to-use telescoping handle, and a pair of oversized wheels that can take on a variety of terrain. Pick one up for just $65 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.55% off Razer DeathAdder Gaming MouseAmazonDon't let the edgy name fool you — the Razer DeathAdder is a fantastic mouse for gamers, programmers, and even regular users. With rubber grips, eight programmable buttons, and an ultra-sensitive 20,000 DPI sensor, the DeathAdder is one of the best gaming mice around. And during Cyber Monday, the price has come down to about $31, which is a fantastic deal.20% off Baggu Standard BagguCara CaraBaggu is the gold standard in reusable bags. 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Right now it's down to $37, a rare and substantial discount for such a popular game.$63 off Furbo 360° Dog CameraFurboFurbo's newest dog camera rotates 360 degrees so you can keep an eye on your pet anywhere in the room. The 1080p camera has 4x zoom along with night vision. It's on sale for $147 during Cyber Monday which is an all-time low price.10% off Casper The Glow LightCasper/InstagramThe Casper Glow Light is a wireless, portable night light that uses intuitive gestures for a beautiful, streamlined experience. It's on sale for 10% off during the company's Cyber Monday event.25% off Dagne Dover Dakota Neoprene BackpackDagne DoverDagne Dover makes some of our favorite backpacks, beloved for their comfortable and sleek design. Right now, you can get 25% off with the code BFRIYAY25 for Cyber Monday.$44 off Everlane ReLeather Court SneakerEverlaneThe ReLeather Court Sneaker is a comfortable everyday sneaker made out of recycled leather. For the Cyber Monday sales event, they're priced down to $66, which is one of the best deals we've ever seen on these shoes.$100 off Vizio 70-inch MQ6 QLED 4K TVBest BuyVizio's latest MQ6 4K TV model uses quantum dots to deliver a wide range of colors. It doesn't support local dimming like some of the brand's more expensive models but $650 for a 70-inch QLED TV is a great price.20% off Atlas Coffee Club Sampler PackAmazonEach month, Atlas highlights single-origin, sustainably farmed coffee beans from a specific country. For Cyber Monday, you can pick up a 4-pack sampler box for 20% off its normal price.$60 off WD BLACK SN850X 1TB Internal Gaming SSDAmazonIf you're in the market for an upgraded internal SSD, this already affordable and high-performing configuration is now available at an all-time low price of $99.$50 off Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe with a classic wristband being heldLisa Eadicicco/InsiderThe Fitbit Luxe is a great option for the fashionistas in your life who don't like the look of a traditional smartwatch. For Cyber Monday, it's on sale for $80 — the lowest price we've seen.$250 off Vitamix 5200 BlenderThe VitaMix 5200 Series Blender.AmazonThe Vitamix 5200 is an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean blender with the power and speed variation to handle any task. This is a pricey blender, so any discount is welcome, and $300 matches the price we saw during Black Friday.56% off Amazon Halo ViewIsabel Fernández and Crystal Cox/InsiderThe Amazon Halo View is a basic fitness tracker that offers a comprehensive suite of features designed to help improve your overall health and wellness. At just $35 during Cyber Monday, you won't find a better deal on a wearable as good as this.43% off Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door OpenerBest BuyThe Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is a useful device that lets you open and close your garage door from anywhere with the companion mobile app on your phone. It was a reader favorite during Prime Day last year, and now for Cyber Monday, it's offered at its lowest price in a year.$120 off Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphonesSonySony's WH-1000XM4 is our go-to pair of headphones for balance, sound quality, noise-canceling performance, and price. They're on sale for $228 for Cyber Monday, which is the lowest price we've ever seen them discounted to.$70 off Meta Quest 2 Bundle (256GB)MetaThe Meta Quest 2 VR headset (256GB) is now on sale with two free games. This special holiday bundle includes Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 for $430. You can usually get the 256GB headset for $500 with Beat Saber, so this package saves you $70 and adds another free game.$50 off Theragun MiniTherabodyTherabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $150 for Cyber Monday which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.$60 off Ring Floodlight Cam Wired PlusThe Home DepotRing's Floodlight Cam Wired Plus combines the standard Spotlight Cam with a set of motion-activated floodlights for better lighting. The camera itself streams and records at 1080p resolution and is also motion-activated, and it includes a siren and two-way talk. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've ever seen.$50 off Roku StreambarBest BuyThe Roku Streambar is a compact soundbar that also acts as a streaming device, giving you an all-in-one option for crisp Dolby Audio and crystal clear 4K, HD, and HDR graphics. It's discounted by $50 to $80 overall, making this a great time to buy.Best Cyber Monday streaming dealsPavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesThere are tons of great streaming deals during Cyber Monday. See our review of the best streaming services to see which one the best for you.Discovery Plus: The service's Ad-Lite plan is already very affordable year round, but right now you can join the service for only $1 a month for your first three months. It's an excellent deal we only see during major deal events, like Cyber Monday.Disney+ and Hulu: During Cyber Monday, you get Hulu (with ads) and Disney+ (no ads) for just $5 per month for a full year. This deal saves you $11 per month off the regular price of the two services when purchased separately.HBO Max: HBO Max rarely sees discounts for subscribers, but now through November 28, new and returning subscribers can get their first three months of the ad-supported plan for only $6.Hulu: New and returning members can get their first year for only $2 a month when they sign up before November 28. Paramount Plus: Now through November 27, new and returning subscribers can get 50% off an annual plan of Paramount Plus, bringing the Essential plan down to only $25 for a full year of content. Peacock Premium: Now through November 28, new subscribers can lock in a year of Peacock Premium for $1/month. That's about 80% off the regular $5 monthly price.Stellar deals on tech brands from across the webApple; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/InsiderTech is synonymous with Cyber Monday, and we're seeing big discounts on TVs, computers, cameras, phones, accessories, gaming gear, and more. In addition to deals from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, most tech companies are offering savings at their online stores. Here are our favorite companies whose products we've tested and trust.Adobe: Creative Cloud All Apps is 27% off for all users for the first year, 71% off for students and teachers for the first year; 40% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements.Anker: 20% to 25% off power banks and charging stations.Apple: Gift cards of varying amounts on qualifying purchases.Belkin: 25% off sitewide with code BF22.Bellroy: Up to 33% off phone cases, bags, wallets, and accessories.Case-Mate: Up to 60% off sitewide with code BFCM22, include LuMee, Pelican, and Fuel.CD Keys: Up to 96% off games for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.Courant: 20% off sitewide on chargers and accessories.Dell: Up to 60% on laptops, desktops, and monitors.DJI: Up to 30% off select drones and cameras. Epson: Up to 46% off select printers, projectors, and business machines.Goal Zero: Up to 20% off select power stations, portable batteries, solar panels, lights, and more.Google: $50-$150 off Google Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 smartphones.GoPro: 15% off sitewide on cameras, accessories, and more.Griffin: 50% off sitewide on cables, chargers, batteries, and more.HP: Up to 71% on laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, and more.Incase: Up to 50% off sitewide on bags, laptop sleeves, cases, and more.Incipio: Up to 50% off sitewide on phone cases and accessories.Insta360: Save up to $75 on cameras.LastPass: 25% off until 11/29.Logitech: $30 off orders over $150 and $50 off orders over $250 with code BF22USD.Microsoft: Up to $600 off Surface Pro tablet laptops.Moment: Up to 60% off select phone cases, lenses, cameras, and other photography accessories.Motorola: Save up to $1,000 on select phones.Nikon: Save up to $1,000 on DSLR and mirrorless cameras, lenses, and binoculars.Nintendo: Save up to $20 or 33% on select games.Otterbox: Free shipping on orders over $50.Peak Design: Up to 30% off camera bags and accessories.Philo: New subscribers save 80% off their first month until 11/30 with code THANKS.Samsung: Up to $350 off Samsung Galaxy Z foldable smartphones.Satechi: 25% off sitewide with code BFCM25 or 30% off $150 or more with code BFCM30.Sony: Save up to $1,500 on TVs, cameras, headphones, and other consumer electronics.Speck: 40% off sitewide until 11/27; 50% off sitewide 11/27-11/28.Steam: 20%-90% off select games until 11/29.ZAGG: 40% off sitewide on ZAGG, Mophie, InvisibleShield, and Gear4 computing and mobile hardware and accessories.Shop big sales from nearly every major mattress brandLeesa/InstagramMattresses are an expensive yet important purchase. Fortunately, during Cyber Monday, you can save hundreds of dollars on top brands, including Casper, Purple, Nectar, and more. Don't know which mattress to buy? Our mattress expert has tested more than 60 mattresses and lists the best in our mattress guide. Also, check out our best Cyber Monday mattress deals hub.Amerisleep: Get $450 off any mattress and free accessories using the promo code AS450.Avocado: Get 10% off sitewide using the promo code SAVE10.Awara: Get $300 off any mattress and a free cotton sheet set, two latex pillows, and a mattress protector.Bear: Get 35% off sitewide and free accessories.Beautyrest: Save up to $800 on select mattresses.Big Fig Mattress: Get $400 off mattresses using the promo code FRIYAY.Birch: Get $400 off mattresses and two free pillows using the promo code FALLSALE400. Brooklyn Bedding: Get 30% off sitewide using promo code BFRIDAY30.Casper: Save up to $800 on mattresses using the promo code BFCM22-B.Cocoon by Sealy: Get 35% off the Chill mattresses and get a free set of sheets and pillows. DreamCloud: Get 25% off mattresses and $599 worth of accessories, including sheets, pillows, and a mattress protector. Emma: Get up to 50% off sitewide.Ghost Bed: Up to 50% off all mattresses and adjustable base bundles and get two free pillows.Helix: Save $150 when you spend $600 using promo code BFWKND150, save $250 when you spend $1,249 using promo code BFWKND250, save $300 when you spend $1,700 using promo code BFWKND300, save $350 when you spend $2,550 using promo code BFWKND350, save $400 when you spend $2,700 using promo code BFWKND400, and save $450 when you spend $2,950 using promo code BFWKND450. Plus, all purchases include two free pillows. Leesa: Save up to $700 on mattresses with two pillows included.Mattress Firm: Get up to 50% off mattresses during the Cyber Monday sale.Nectar: Get 33% off sitewide.Nest Bedding: Up to 50% off select mattresses.Nolah: Save up to $700 on mattresses and get two free pillows during the Cyber Monday sale.   Purple: Get $700 off the Purple Plus Mattress plus adjustable base.Saatva: Get up to $450 off select mattresses during the sale.Serta: Save up to $800 on select mattresses and mattress sets.Siena: Save $200 off any mattress.Sleep Number: Up to 40% off select beds.Tempur-Pedic: Get 30% off the Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress when you use the Insider exclusive promo code BI30.Tuft & Needle: Save up to $750 on mattresses.Wayfair: Save on big-name mattress brands like Beautyrest and Sealy. Check out our Wayfair deals roundup.Zinus: Save up to 40% off select mattresses. Editor's note: Zinus is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that fiberglass in the company's mattresses has led to serious health issues. Check out our full article on the lawsuit for more details.Zoma: Save $150 on all mattresses using promo code WIN150.Shop big deals on luggage from across the internetRachel Askinasi/InsiderTravel is back and it's a great time to stock up on those travel essentials you may have neglected in the past few years of pandemic. Below you'll find deals on our favorite luggage brands. Away: Up to 40% off suitcases and travel accessories. Check out our full round up of Away luggage deals.Baboon to the Moon: Up to 75% off bags and accessories.Bric's: Up to 50% off Bellagio, MyLife, Siena, and X-Bag lines.Delsey: Save 30% to 60%, plus free shipping.July: Save $30 when you spend $300, $100 when you spend $600, and $200 when you spend $1,000. Monos: Up to 40% off sitewide with code EARLYBF2022. Check out our full round up of Monos luggage deals.Nomatic: Up to 30% off luggage and 50% off travel accessories.Paravel: Up to 30% off, including Oprah's favorite foldable backpack.ROAM: Free Market Tote or Travel Pouch Set with the purchase of any piece of luggage, backpack, or duffel.Samsonite: 30% off sitewide and free shipping.Solgaard: Take 15% to 50% off sitewide. Travelpro: More than 70% off select suitcases and bags, plus save $30 when you spend $200 and $60 when you spend $300.Tumi: 40% off select suitcases, backpacks, and bags.Take 20% off Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation)AppleThe AirPods Pro (2nd generation) is the latest addition to their AirPods Pro series, a line of mid-range earbuds that feature spatial audio and noise canceling. And for just $200, this is the lowest price we've ever seen.8% off the 2022 12.9-Inch 6th-Generation iPad ProAppleWhile not a huge discount, this 8% deal is rare for such a newly announced Apple device. If you're looking to get the latest 12.9-inch iPad, this deal helps you save $100. If you're not sure you want the latest model, we can help you find the right iPad for your needs.30% off the Oxo Good Grips 7-Piece Pop Container SetAmazonAirtight containers are a must-have for any kitchen. You can store all your baking necessities, including flour, sugar, brown sugar, and more. We can't recommend the Oxo Pop containers enough because they keep cupboards and pantries organized and food fresher. Right now, you can save 30% on this set, which comes with two medium square containers, two tall medium containers, and three small ones.$21 off the Allbirds Women's Wool Runner in Hazy CargoAllbirdsThe Wool Runners are some of Allbirds' most popular shoes, and they hold up really well after years of wear. Coming in a green "Hazy Cargo" colorway, this pair of Allbirds pairs well with all your fall neutrals, and they're more than $20 off. Other hues have a similar discount, while the teal and burgundy colorways are down to $64.24% off the Petkit Eversweet Pet Water FountainAmazonThis two-liter water fountain is designed for cats and small dogs. It uses a circulation system to provide oxygenated, fresher, and better tasting water for your furry friend. Right now it's down to only $34, a rare price drop from its typical retail price of $46. We saw a slightly better deal on Black Friday, so it might drop again on Cyber Monday. For more pet deals, we've rounded up Chewy's best Cyber Monday discounts.$1,500 off the LG C1 OLED 83-Inch 4K TVBest BuyLG's C1 beautifully balances performance and design, and the 65-inch model is the top pick in our guide to the best 4K TVs. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. If you're looking for a giant TV for your entertainment system, the 83-inch is the largest available size and is at an excellent all-time low of $3,000.Save $30 on the Fitbit Versa 3FitbitWith automatic activity tracking and a large screen, the Versa 3 has nearly all the perks of the Fitbit line at a not-totally-absurd price point plus a stylish design. It's now available on clearance, so you can get it with a sweet $30 discount.Save 14% on the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9-inchAppleApple's Magic Keyboard is designed to seamlessly attach to the iPad Pro with a comfortable and responsive typing experience, trackpad, and a USB-C port. It's a great way to boost your productivity from your tablet, especially at this excellent price of$300.50% off the Amazon Fire HD 10 TabletAmazonWith 32GB of internal storage, a 1080p HD display, and loads of features like Alexa integration, the Fire HD 10 is one of the most versatile, yet affordable tablets you can buy. Currently on sale for 50% off, it's an even better deal at $75.25% off Bombas SocksBombasBombas makes some of the best socks we've ever tested — even at full price. Right now, you'll save 10% on packs plus an extra 25% on your order, bringing this 8-Pack down to $75.60. Read our full review and shop the entire site.$230 off the Vitamix Professional Series 750 BlenderWilliams SonomaThe Vitamix Professional Series 750 has everything you need in a blender, and its proven longevity makes it worth the price. This Cyber Monday deal is the lowest price we've seen by $60. Check out more Vitamix blender sales going on now.40% off the Everlane Everyone Denim JacketEverlaneFeaturing unisex styling, the Everyone Denim Jacket is easy to wear and style for everyone. Right now, it's $59 — bringing the price down nearly $30.$110 off Fitbit SenseFitbitThe Sense smartwatch has a ton of added features, focusing on heart health and stress management, giving you a more holistic look at your well-being. It's on sale for $140 during Cyber Monday, which is an excellent deal considering how feature-rich this smartwatch is.$80 off Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbellsNautilusThe Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells allow you to adjust the weight of each dumbbell anywhere from 5 to 52.5 pounds. They're on sale for $350 for Cyber Monday, which is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen them at, making them a great deal for anyone looking to add to their home gym.19% off Nike Air VaporMax 2021 FKNikeFeaturing a full Air midsole and a Flyknit woven upper, the Vapormax 2021 uses several of Nike's most advanced technologies. Right now, they're 19% off.$50 off Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0NordstromTaking on the look of classic chinos, this pair features added stretch for comfort. At 50% off, this is a good time to add more colors to your wardrobe.$20 off Elden RingElden Ring / FromSoftwareThis 2022 Game of the Year nominee from the creators of Dark Souls is a challenging adventure, even for experienced gamers. This is one of the best prices we've seen since it released in February.Save up to 40% on Monos luggageMonosShop all Monos luggage dealsBest known for its carry-on with a front pocket fit for a laptop, Monos is home to some of the best luggage and travel accessories we've tested. The travel brand has made a name for itself with its suitcases' convenient organization, as demonstrated by its Pro Plus Carry-on with extra storage space.Travelers can save up to a rare 40% on carry-ons, full-sized luggage, and travel accessories with the code EARLYBF2022. Shoppers can also expect to see discounts of up to 50% off on November 25-27 with the code BLACKFRIDAY2022, and up to 30% off on November 28-December 4 with the code CYBERWEEK2022. $150 off Apple 24-inch iMac M1 2021Apple$150 off Apple's 24-inch iMac running on the powerful M1 processor only makes a dent, but it's still the best price we've seen for this model. If you've been looking for a powerful all-in-on computer that will last a long time, the 24-inch iMac with a deal is a great option.$150 off KitchenAid 5-qt. Artisan Series Fresh Prep Attachment BundleKohl'sOne of the best deals we've seen on KitchenAid stand mixers is this bundle, which combines a 5 quart Artisan mixer with food processing attachments. This matches the sale price we've seen at other retailers, but also includes the Fresh Prep attachment, which usually retails for $60. The deal is available in three colors.30% off Casper Essential PillowAmazonWe're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At $30, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.$25 off Sonic FrontiersSegaPlaystation 5Xbox Series X Nintendo SwitchThe latest Sonic the Hedgehog game was released earlier this month and it's already 50% off for Cyber Monday. The game's "open zone" format is new for the franchise but it's gotten generally favorable reviews since its launch.$20 off Everlane Alpaca CrewEverlaneWith over 2500 reviews and four and a half stars, the alpaca crew is an Everlane staple. It comes in 12 colors and is 20% off on Cyber Monday.20% off Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Large DogsChewyThe Seresto Flea and Tick Collar offer eight months of protection against fleas and ticks in all life stages. It's the only flea collar on the market that we recommend for dogs. For Cyber Monday 2022, Chewy is offering a rare deal we only see a few times a year.30% off PlayStation DualSense Wireless ControllerThere are a number of steps you can take at home with your PS5 console to resolve the connectivity error.YELIM LEE/AFP via Getty ImagesThe PS5 controller is one of the best in the industry thanks to its haptic feedback, built-in microphone, and adaptive triggers. The Cyber Monday discount extends to other colors of the controller, like black, purple, & red.30% off Yeti Rambler 10 oz Wine TumblerAmazonNow 30% off, the Yeti Rambler holds up to 10 ounces of your favorite wine whether you're on a camping trip or on the back patio. The stainless steel interior paired with the double-wall vacuum insulation is what keeps your drink exactly at the temperature you like.40% off Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air FryerJen Gushue/InsiderThe Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air Fryer lets you cook two separate dishes at once, and you can time them to finish simultaneously to take the guesswork out of your dinner routine. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.$30 off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendoThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the definitive adventure game on the Nintendo Switch, sending players on a sprawling journey across a fantasy world with hundreds of secrets to discover. Right now Walmart is selling it for only $30, a rare discount that puts it at the lowest price we've ever seen.25% off Hydro Flask ToteHydro FlaskThe Hydro Flask Tote makes for the perfect travel bag, especially when storing food because its lightweight, insulated, and fully lined. For Cyber Monday, the tote is 25% off.35% off our favorite do-everything Instant PotJen Gushue/InsiderThe Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, and sous vide machine all in one, making it one of the most useful and economical small appliances we tested. While it's not the lowest we've seen it, it's the best price in months.See our guide to the best Instant Pots and electric pressure cookers.$50 off Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric ToothbrushAmazonStart and end every day with the Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric Toothbrush, now 40% off for Cyber Monday. Complete with five Smart Modes and technology that stores your brushing patterns, this brush comes with one more plus a travel case.$270 off Samsung 75-inch Class TU690T Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TVBest BuyIf you're in need of a large screen for your living room, this Samsung TV is one of the best budget options you can find. While it may not have Samsung's latest display technology, this smart TV is fully featured with support for Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Apple's AirPlay.17% off Bose QuietComfort II EarbudsAmazonThe Bose QuietComfort II Earbuds are the second rendition of the wireless earbuds, and they're easily one of the best noise-canceling earbuds on the market. At $50 off, they're currently at the lowest price we've seen. $20 off Apple AirTag 4-PackAppleApple's wireless trackers are compatible with the FindMy app on iPhone and iOS devices, and this matches the lowest price we've seen since their release. Just remember, you'll need a keychain holster or something else to keep them attached to your belongings.50% off Headspace subscriptionHeadspaceIf you're looking to exercise some mindfulness, a subscription to Headspace is a perfect place to start, especially at 50% off. The app offers easy-to-navigate guided meditations — from one-off sessions to help with burnout, to full-blown courses on stress and anger — from a variety of teachers, each with different perspectives.$50 off the Xbox Series STargetThe Xbox Series S is one of Microsoft's two current generation consoles, along with the Xbox Series X. Both consoles play the exact same games, but there are differences, most notably that the Series S does not include a disc drive so you can only play digitally downloaded titles. It's currently $50 off, an excellent deal for this powerful and popular console.  51% off Rosyclo Cloud SlippersAmazonWhile not the exact same pair, these cloud slippers are nearly identical in design to the ones our executive editor Sally Kaplan owns and loves. Your discount will depend on the size and color you select, but we're seeing an average savings of 51% on these trendy cloud slippers.20% off Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020)Amazon$200 off the M1 MacBook Air is a superb deal, especially when you consider the M2 MacBook Air starts at $1,200, and isn't usually discounted below $1,000.43% off Lego Classic Bricks and AnimalsWalmartA great gift for the creative builder in your life, this set includes 1,500 pieces for endless construction. At an all-time low price for Cyber Monday, this is an excellent price for a full set, especially when deals on classic Lego kits are so rare.$96 off Wüsthof Classic Hollow Edge 2-Piece Chef's Knife SetAmazonWüsthof is one of the top names in knife making. This set features a 6-inch chef's knife and a 3.5-inch paring knife, which should cover you for most tasks. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.$200 off iRobot Roomba i3+, our favorite robot vacuumiRobotThe iRobot Roomba i3+ does more than your average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. It also does an outstanding job of cleaning. That's why we made it the top pick in our robot vacuum guide. Usually, it costs more than your average robot vacuum, but during Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've ever seen.$10 off Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Donut Dog BedChewyThe Best Friends by Sheri the Original Calming Donut Dog Bed has a rounded shape that cradles a dog and helps them calm down naturally. It's our top pick for the best calming dog bed and rarely goes on sale. Right now, you can get it for its lowest price ever on select colors.Read our guide to the best dog beds.33% off Razor A Kick ScooterTargetIt doesn't have all of the whistles and bells of an electric scooter, but a Razor A Kick Scooter will still be fun to ride. It's built durably and can collapse to be carried around. During Cyber Monday, it's 33% off, which is the best deal we've seen since 2020.18% off Kasa Smart Plug Ultra MiniAmazonThese smart plugs are low-profile enough to fit behind most furniture and are easy to use for basic smart home functions. During Cyber Monday, they're at the best price we've seen in months.27% off Cetaphil Daily Hydrating LotionTargetDrugstore skincare brand Cetaphil has a cult following among budget-savvy shoppers. The brand's products are formulated for sensitive skin and are fragrance-free. For Cyber Monday, the Daily Hydrating Moisturizer is down $4 from its typical price since this summer. Save up to 38% on Cetaphil's other cleaners and moisturizers too. Read our guide to the best skincare brands for more information on Cetaphil.37% off Anova Culinary Nano Sous Vide Precision CookerAmazonThe Anova Precision Cooker Nano offers accuracy and ease of use at a price unmatched by other sous vide machines. This model rarely goes to a lower price, so it's a good time to buy.See our guide to the best sous vide machines. 50% off Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0NordstromWith the style and fit of classic chinos, this pair features added stretch for comfort. At 50% off, now is a good time to add more colors to your wardrobe.25% off Bissell Little Green Proheat Portable Carpet CleanerWayfairBissell makes some of our favorite carpet cleaners, and the Little Green ProHeat is a fantastic cleaner for removing stains and messes. During Cyber Monday, save 25% off.Check out our guide to the best carpet cleaners.$200 off JBL Boombox 2AmazonWhen you need music for your gathering, the JBL Boombox 2 brings powerful sound and bass to keep the party going. It's one of the best Bluetooth speakers that you can get, and right now it's on sale with an excellent and rare $200 discount.40% off SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water MakerAmazonIf you're a seltzer fan, then you should consider investing in a sparkling water maker. The Terra is SodaStream's newest model that is also cordless. It comes with one CO2 cylinder and a bottle of lime Bubly Drops. For Cyber Monday, it's an all-time low price.39% off Coway Airmega AP-1512H True HEPA PurifierCowayCoway makes some of the best air purifiers on the market. The AP-1512HH is a reliable compact unit with a 4-stage filtration system that reduces up to 99.6% of air pollution particles. This Cyber Monday deal is the lowest price since early 2021.$30 off Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up LightSuzy Hernandez/Business InsiderThe Philips SmartSleep Connected is our top pick for the best sunrise alarm clock. It will help you fall asleep gently and wake up on time by creating stunning sunset and sunrise simulations. Right now, it's 15% off, an all-time low price that we haven't seen since last year.See our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks.60% off Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear HeadphonesBeatsWhile not the newest headphones in the Beats lineup, the Beats Solo3 are still a solid pair of over-ear cans. They don't offer noise-canceling capabilities, but they're still a versatile pair of headphones that deliver balanced sound and 40 hours of listening time. At $80, they're at an all-time low for Cyber Monday with the best price we've seen.13% off TeeTurtle Reversible Narwhal PlushieAmazonMore than just a cuddly stuffed animal, TeeTurtle's reversible plushies let you express your mood. Don't feel like talking to anyone? Just turn the animal to the frowny face side. For Cyber Monday, the narwhal stuffie is a modest 13% off.40% off TikTok's favorite vegetable chopperAmazonOne of TikTok's favorite gadgets, this chopper can dice an entire onion with just a single push of your palm. For Cyber Monday, it's the lowest price we've seen in months at around 40% off. As a bonus, it comes with a spiralizing attachment for making zoodles.62% off National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Full Christmas Tree, 6.5 FeetAmazonIf you're still in the market for a Christmas tree, this 6.5-foot pre-lit Dunhill Fir tree is steeply discounted at 62% off for Cyber Monday; the lowest price we've ever seen for this tree.30% off sauces from Fly By JingFly by JingFly By Jing makes one of our favorite chili crisps, and the By Jing box offers a range of Sichuan sauces, including the tangy Zhong sauce and potent Mala spice mix. At 30% for the first time ever, it's the perfect foodie holiday gift.20% off Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing TreatmentAmazonThough pricey, Olaplex's Hair Perfector is a cult favorite in beauty circles. At 20% off, it makes a thoughtful gift for anyone heard complaining about their split ends in the winter, this immensely popular hair treatment repairs brittle, dry hair and adds much-needed moisture.30% off Amazon Smart ThermostatAmazonThe Amazon Smart Home Thermostat is a simple, inexpensive smart home thermostat to control your home's temperature. It doesn't have a microphone or camera, so Alexa voice commands rely on another voice-enabled Alexa device, like an Echo smart speaker. Certain energy providers will provide benefits for switching to an energy-saving thermostat like this one, so be sure to check with yours. Right now, the thermostat is down to an all-time low price.20% off Sengled Smart Light BulbSengledSengled's smart color-changing light bulb is significantly more affordable than bulbs from big names like Philips. For about $12, this single bulb is more affordable than ever.50% off Casper Essential PillowAmazonWe're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At $30, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.26% off Hydro Flask Wide Mouth BottleMarathon SportsHydro Flask makes some of our favorite water bottles — they're basically indestructible without being bulky or heavy, and keep hot and cold beverages at their original temperature for at least 12 hours. It's a solid, pragmatic gift for anyone who complains about forgetting to hydrate or is on the hunt for a reliable thermos.See our guide to the best water bottles. 37% off Revlon One-Step Hair DryerAmazonThis hair tool combines styling, drying, and volumizing your hair into one simple step. It's comparable to the expensive Dyson Airwrap, but for a fraction of the cost. Down to $25, this is one of the best deals we've seen for it all year.See our guide to the best hair dryers. 50% off Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)RokuCompared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it. Right now you can get it on sale for only $25, the best price we've seen for it yet.50% off It Takes TwoAmazonThe 2021 game of the year is an entirely cooperative game that lets a friend join-in online, even if they don't own the game. This price matches the lowest we've seen to date.40% off Samsung 65-Inch Class OLED TVAmazonSamsung's first 4K OLED is also one of the very first OLED TVs to feature quantum dots. This technology allows the display to produce a wider range of colors than typical OLEDs. $1,800 is a new low price for this brand-new high-end set.50% off Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol PAWtroller Activity CenterTargetIf there's a little one in your life who loves Paw Patrol, this activity center will provide hours of fun. You can grab it for 50% off during Target's Cyber Monday sale.$500 off Hydrow rowing machinesHydrowThe Hydrow Connected Rower is the Peloton of at-home rowing machines, bringing interactive rowing workouts right to your living room. It's on sale for $500 off its normal price during Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale which is one of the lowest prices we've seen it at.Check out our review of the Hydrow to learn more about what makes this a stellar piece of exercise equipment. 29% off the De'Longhi La Specialista Arte Espresso MachineAmazonDe'Longhi is one of the best brands for home espresso makers. The Specialista Arte is one of our recommended mid-range makers and has the unique feature of a built-in tamper. This is the best price we've seen in six months on this machine.Read more about the best espresso machines we've tested here.12% off the MacBook Pro 13-inch M2AppleThe 13-inch MacBook Pro is more capable than ever. Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, it's Apple's most portable pro laptop, with up to 20 hours of battery life and 12% off retail. It's a surprisingly good deal when you consider this new MacBook was just released in 2022.25% off the GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice MakerWalmartOne of the few nugget ice makers on the market, the GE Profile does one task perfectly: making chewable nugget ice. It's a bulky and pricy appliance, but the unique production is worth it if you're a nugget ice loyalist. For Cyber Monday, it's $130 off the usual price, so it's a great time to buy the ice maker of your dreams. You can read more about why we love this deal here.Save 20% on a Dyson Airwrap, plus get free accessoriesDysonWith new barrels to curl and wave in both directions, brushes to control and shape, and the multi-functional Coanda smoothing dryer to dry, smooth, and hide flyaways. Existing Dyson customers can save 20% off using the code e-mailed to them on November 21. Both new and returning customers can claim $125 in free gifts with their purchase.For more information, check out our Dyson Airwrap Cyber Monday deal guide. Save $400 on our favorite mattress and get $600 in free accessoriesDreamcloudOne of our favorite mattresses, the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress offers an impressive array of features, including excellent support, a firmness that will appeal to most sleepers, and a long trial period and warranty. During the Cyber Monday sale, you can save $400 and get $599 of accessories included.Save 30% on the Apple Watch Series 7Antonio Villas-Boas/InsiderThe Apple Watch Series 7 is extremely similar to the new Series 8. It's only missing Crash Detection, body temperature sensing, and a new Low Power Mode that gives the Series 8 up to 36 hours of battery life. With that in mind, you can easily justify the $120 in savings with this deal on the Series 7.See our guide to the best Apple Watch. Save 33% on the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Stick VacuumWalmartDyson vacuums are the cream of the crop, and this Cyber Monday deal for the Cyclone V10 is the best we've seen in years. Equipped with a sensor to detect whether you're vacuuming a carpet or hard floor, it's the perfect vac for any room in the house. See our guide to the best vacuums. 57% off Madden 23AmazonJust released in August, Madden 23 is the newest iteration of the ever-popular EA Sports NFL video game franchise. Down to just $30, this deal is an absolute steal — and the perfect holiday gift for the football lover or sports gamer in your life. 50% off Columbia Tipton Peak Insulated JacketColumbiaColumbia jackets are ideal for layering in cold weather, as they are warm, but not too bulky. If you're looking to upgrade for this winter, 50% off this Tipton Peak Insulated Jacket is a fantastic deal for you. See our guide to the best winter coats. 50% off Kiehls Ultimate Shave CollectionNordstromWith $72 worth of product, this gift set of men's shaving products from cult favorite brand Kiehl's is a great deal at $33.60. If you use your Nordstrom card to purchase, you can also earn a $60 Note to be used on a future purchase.41% off the ASUS Chromebook C203XAAmazonThe Asus C203XA is designed with military-grade durability, a spill-resistant keyboard, and an anti-scratch finish, making it the perfect choice for students and classrooms. Down to only $142, this is the best price it's seen in months.See our guide to the best Chromebooks. Save $90 on the Dewalt Compact Drill/Impact Combo KitAmazonThis 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. During The Home Depot's Cyber Monday, it's 35% off.See our guide to the best cordless drills. 75% off LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazonLifeStraws are portable filters that can make even some of the murkiest standing water drinkable. For backpackers and hikers, a LifeStraw can be an invaluable tool in dire situations. Down to only $13, now is a great time to buy one.44% off Chewmeter Himalayan Yaky Cheese ChewsChewyMade with potato starch and cheese, among other ingredients, Chewmeter's dog treats are rawhide-free. They were about a dollar less during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale in October, but have been above $20 for most of the year. 50% off JBL Tune 510BT Wireless On-Ear HeadphonesJBLQuality over-ear headphones can get pricey, but these wireless ones from JBL offer great sound and up to 40 hours of play when fully charged. RIght now, they're a steep 50% off, costing right under $25. Lowest price of the year on an Insider subscriptionInsiderInsider is offering its annual subscription at its lowest price of the year as a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. You'll get access to in-depth reporting, exclusive stories, pitch decks, salary databases, and more. This deal expires on November 28.Rare $10 discount on Ring Fit AdventureAmazonRing Fit Adventure is a fitness-centric game that challenges you to get off the couch and perform crunches, sit-ups, and more to defeat enemies. It even comes with a special accessory called the Ring-Con to track your movements. This game rarely goes on sale, so this $10 discount from Amazon is a good deal.Save $50 on the internet's favorite frying panOur PlaceThis sleek, matte pan is an incredible gift for minimalists: It's designed to replace eight pieces of cookware, functioning as everything from a pot to a frying pan. Normally $145, you can get it for $95 for Cyber Monday.See our guide to the best nonstick frying pans. 28% off Otherland candlesOtherlandOtherland is a hot candle brand right now, known for its creative packaging and custom gift sets. For Cyber Monday, you can get 28% off a three-pack and 35% off six-packs and nine-packs.See our guide to the best places for buying candles. $100 off the new Pixel 7GoogleThis is the lowest price for Google's newest smartphone, the Pixel 7. Launched only a month ago, the Pixels are desirable Android phones, thanks to their fast performance, great image quality from the cameras, and stock Android.See our guide to the best smartphones. 50% off the Litter Genie PlusAmazonThe Litter Genie keeps odors from cat litter waste concealed. Deputy Editor Lauren Savoie likes that it holds several weeks' worth of waste so she doesn't have to take the trash out every time she scoops. For Chewy's Cyber Monday sale, it's marked down to 30% off its usual price, and over at Petco, it's 50% off — an all-time low price.Save $40 on the Theragun MiniTherabodyTherabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $160 during Cyber Monday, which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.Buy one, get one on Masterclass subscriptionsMasterClassMasterClass is one of our favorite online learning platforms and for $180, you can get a second membership free to gift when you buy the first one. It makes for a great last-minute present and a fun way to bond with someone as you watch classes remotely.$50 off DNA kits from AncestryAncestryDNAAncestry DNA makes our favorite DNA kit, and all its DNA kits are discounted for Cyber Monday. The cheapest one is the standard kit, coming in at $59 (normally $99).20% off our favorite bathrobe from BrooklinenBrooklinenMade from 100% Turkish cotton, this super-soft robe is the ultimate luxury gift. For Cyber Monday, you can get 25% off all Brooklinen products when you check out.32% off the Kindle PaperwhiteAmazonThe Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite Kindle model so far for its big screen and adjustable warm light. At 32% off, you can snag it for under $100 to gift to the avid reader in your life.Save $70 on TCL's 55-inch 5 Series 4K Roku TVBest BuyTCL's 55-inch 5 Series 4K Roku TV delivers an impressive balance between image performance, smart connectivity, screen size, and cost. Down to $430, this discount matches deals we've seen for it in the past.Take 27% off the Nespresso's Vertuo coffee makerWilliams SonomaNespresso's Vertuo machine makes rich, frothy espresso at the touch of a button. This isn't the lowest price we've seen, but it does match last Black Friday's deal, and it's still a solid discount.Save 20% on the GoPro Hero 11 BlackThe GoPro Hero 11 Black with its recognizable form-factor. Like the Hero 9 Black and Hero 10 Black before it, there's a front screen for framing a shot — useful if you're vlogging or live-streaming.Les Shu/InsiderGoPro's best camera yet, the Hero 11 Black shoots incredible videos with smooth stabilization better than ever. For Cyber Monday, you can save $100 (20%) off the regular priceTake 50% off the Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright VacuumAmazonThe Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum (AZ2002) is easy to use and has powerful suction that gets the job done on hardwood and carpeting. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've seen.Save 24% on an HP OMEN laptopHPHP's OMEN laptops are high-performance computers that are great for creative tasks and gaming. This one is loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. Add in 16GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, the $1,200 sale price makes it a terrific buy for a high-end machine.Save 33% on a Sony 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD TVAmazonSony's 2022 midrange LCD TV is a solid pick for buyers who want a good all-around 4K display. It has local dimming for improved contrast, along with wide color capabilities and support for the Google TV streaming platform. This $1,000 deal price is a new low for the 65-inch model.Save $150 on the Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet GrillHome DepotTraeger is one of our favorite grill brands, and the Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill is an excellent option for easy precision grilling and smoking. During Home Depot's Cyber Monday sale, you can save $150 off its regular price.Save 40% on the internet's favorite coatMaria Del Russo/InsiderDubbed by the internet as the "Amazon coat," this down jacket actually lives up to its hype of blending style with warmth and functionality. It comes in a range of colors from muted neutrals to bright red or yellow and is a perfect, practical gift as the winter season gets colder. The discount you'll receive depends on the color and size you choose, with an average deal of 40% off.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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165+ best early Cyber Monday deals that you can shop right now

Cyber Monday is continuing some of Black Friday's best deals. We're rounding up the best discounts from Amazon, Walmart, and more. Nintendo; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/InsiderWhen you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Cyber Monday is nearly here and there are already a ton of fantastic deals available right now. Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart have some of the best discounts we've seen on products across every category, and more deals are expected as we head into the official start of Cyber Monday on November 28. We'll update this page throughout the weekend with the best early Cyber Monday discounts. Already, there are big savings on streaming services, Amazon products, Apple devices, 4K TVs, and more. Check back regularly as our expert team of reporters and editors will be rounding up all of the very best deals through Cyber Monday.Top early Cyber Monday deals available right nowPeacock Premium plan: $0.99/month (80% off)Hulu x Disney+ bundle: $4.98 per month (55% off)Samsung 65-inch OLED 4K TV: $1,797 (40% off)Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation): $200 (20% off)Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021): $25 (50% off)Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer: $25 (37% off)Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle: $33 (26% off)Home Accents Festive Pine Christmas Tree: $50 (29% off)Kindle Paperwhite: $95 (32% off)Dyson v10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum: $400 ($200 off)40% off AllModern Williams Two-Drawer NightstandAllModernClass-up your bedroom with this mid-century nightstand, complete with two drawers and minimalist accents. This nightstand comes in walnut, acorn, white and gray finishes. It's on sale for $243, but you can get another 25% off with the code GET25.15% off All-new Kindle 2022Black Friday 2022 All-New KindleAmazonAmazon's newest Kindle is now on salw for $15 off. You can get it for just $85, which is a great deal if you're looking for a small, light-weight e-reader. The All-New Kindle is actually Amazon's lightest e-reader yet, weighing in at just over a third of a pound.25% off Jambys Long JambysJambysLong Jambys are sustainably made modal, which comes from tree fibers. The material is incredibly soft and comfortable. On sale for $55, this is a great deal on premium loungewear.30% off Nike Infinity ReactNikeDesigned to be lightweight and breathable, yet durable and responsive, the Infinity React 3 caters to the needs of most runners. Originally $160, they're currently on sale for $111.98.30% off Nomad Base One MaxNomadThe Nomad Base One Max is a compact but fast-charging wireless pad. It can support one smartphone and one smartwatch at the same time, and if you're charging a compatible iPhone, it has MagSafe features too. Nomad products are always expensive, but this model is more than $50 off today.20% off Goal Zero Lighhouse 600 Lantern & USB Power HubAmazonA reliable lantern is great in an emergency or an ordinary power outage. The Lighthouse 400 is one of our favorite lanterns, and the 600 provides even more lumens of adjustable light. You can charge the lantern in several ways, including via USB or a hand crank. Currently on sale for Cyber Monday, it's discounted 20%.33% off Corsair K70 RGB Cherry MX Mechanical KeyboardBest BuyMechanical keyboards give every keypress a satisfying sound and tactile response. Good mechanical keyboards can be expensive, but this weekend, this RGB-enabled model from CORSAIR — one of the best brands around — is $50 off.50% off Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow PaletteSephoraFor creamy and pigmented neutrals, it's hard to beat Urban Decay's line of Naked eyeshadows. Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palettes can cost over $50, but for Cyber Monday, you can get the Naked3 palette for under $30. 15% off KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter SetLily Alig/InsiderWith the KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set, you turn your stand mixer into an all-inclusive homemade pasta maker. When you clip the coupon on the product page, you can save an extra $25, making it the lowest price we've seen in years. 40% off REI Co-Op Men's Trailbreak 30 Sleeping BagREITo find a premium sleeping bag that costs less than $100 is often a fool's errand but the REI Co-op Trailbreak 30 is the exception. With a temperature rating of 30 degrees, this bag is great for shoulder season camping and its 3-panel hood makes it easy to get nice and cozy when the temps get especially cold. This is just $60 during REI's Cyber Monday sale — you won't find a better deal.43% off Bissell SpinWave Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.40% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021)WalmartThe Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. During Cyber Monday, it's 40% off.45% off Hasbro Connect 4 GameWalmartThe gameplay is simple in this classic strategy game: take turns dropping discs into the grid, and the first person to get four discs in a row wins. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.37% off Topo Designs Women's Dirt CoverallsREIAvailable in two colors, these coveralls feature a belnd of organically grown cotton and spandex for a broken-in feel and the right amount of stretch. It also has two spacious front pockets and a pair of back pockets for all your essentials.33% off Animal Crossing: New HorizonsAmazonAnimal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best life simulation games around. Customize your island, collect fish and fossils to donate to the museum, or run around with friends — it's all up to you. And right now, you can pick up a copy of the game from Best Buy for only $40, which matches one of the lowest prices we've seen.30% off Outerknown Men's Blanket ShirtOuterknownOuterknown's famed Blanket Shirt comes in a wide range of flannel patterns, from neutral prints to bright colors, but the real sell is its sustainability: It's made from 100% organic cotton, with corozo buttons made from tagua palm nuts to replace plastic ones. Right now, you can snag it for 30% off.30% off MVMT Men's Legacy SlimMVMTMVMT makes some of our favorite affordable luxury watches, and all versions of this model are currently on sale for under $90. It features a minimalist analog design with different variations of watchbands, from brown leather to gold mesh.25% off Rhone Session 1/4 ZipRhoneRhone's Session 1/4 Zip is the perfect layer for pre or post-workout. It's a breahtable, lightweight pullover that also offers UPF50+ sun protection, and it's currently 25% off for Cyber Monday.20% off Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza OvenOoniFor making restaurant-quality pizza at home, you can't go wrong with Ooni. The Kodak 12 can reach up to 950 degrees Fahrenheit and cook your pie in 60 seconds. Currently, you can score it for 20% off.35% off Mophie 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charging StandAmazonA stand built to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, this 3-in-1 charger from Mophie gives you "super-fast" charging with 15W charging speed. It's currently priced the lowest we've ever seen, and makes a great addition to any desk or workspace.28% off LG 75-inch LED 4K Smart TVBest BuyWith $230 off, this is a fantastic deal for such a large TV. This LG 75-inch comes with everything you need — 4K, ultra high-definition, access to 300+ free LG channels, as well as WebOS compatbility with all the top streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and more.24% off Apple iPhone 14 Leather Case with MagSafeAmazonApple's leather iPhone cases are designed to perfectly hug and protect your device without adding too much extra bulk. They're also MagSafe compatible, super stylish, and sleek, with a variety of different available colors — some of which are currently down to only $45 for the iPhone 14.33% off Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. BrainAmazonBig Brain Academy is Nintendo's premiere brain-training game series. This entry includes hundreds of math, logic, and visualization puzzles to test your knowledge, all for only $19.99 — the best price we've seen for it.30% off OXO Brew Gooseneck Electric KettleAmazonDurable, fast, and cord-free, the OXO Brew Gooseneck Electric Kettle is a full-featured option to keep on your countertop. It includes adjustable temperature control, a built-in timer, and a 30-minute keep warm cycle. Down to only $73, this is a rare drop on a premium kettle.45% off Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric BlenderWalmartThe Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric Blender performs low-lift blending jobs at a budget price. This Cyber Monday deal puts it at an all-time low price.60% off JLab Go Air Pop Bluetooth EarbudsJLabJLab Go Air Pop Bluetooth Earbuds give you the true wireless experience without breaking the bank. During Cyber Monday, they're 60% off, the lowest price we've seen.$100 off LG 42-inch C2 OLED 4K TVAmazonThe C2 is one of the best OLEDs you can buy and it comes in a small 42-inch size that's perfect for gamers who want to use it as a monitor and TV. This $900 sale price is the best deal we've seen so far.54% off Amazon Blink Mini (2-Pack)BlinkAffordable and user friendly, the Amazon Blink Mini home security camera is an indoor security for first timers. It has both 1080p camera footage quality and a black-and-white night mode. Save 54% with an all-time low price on the security system this Cyber Monday.30% off BioLite Firepit+BioLiteAn elegant marriage of technology and design, the BioLite FirePit+ not only excels at grilling but comes equipped with an onboard battery and an airflow design that keeps smoke at a minimum. It's so good at keeping fumes at bay that we named it the best smokeless fire pit in our guide. Right now, you can save 30%, which is one of the best prices we've seen for it.52% off Roku PremiereAmazonWalmart is offering an exclusive deal on the Roku Premiere streaming player, offering 52% off the usual price. While we generally prefer the Roku 4K Streaming Stick thanks to its portability and small form factor, the Roku Premiere is good for people who prefer a traditional set-top box near their TV.28% off Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker (2022)AmazonThe Tile Mate is designed to help you find easily misplaced items and attaches to keys, pet collars, and other important items. During Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've seen this year.$40 off OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee MakerAmazonSleek and minimal, Oxo's 8-cup-capacity coffee maker reliably delivers a great cup. Its double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe keeps the contents warm for hours, but it can also accommodate taller mugs if you're taking yours to go. Right now, you can save $40 with this Cyber Monday sale.$20 off Cosori 5-quart 9-in-1 Air FryerAmazonCosori makes reliable and affordable small kitchen appliances. This air fryer has a nonstick basket and, holding enough food for up to four people, it's perfect for small groups and spaces. You can get a 15% discount for Cyber Monday, plus an extra $5 off using the on-page coupon.40% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021)WalmartThe Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. During Cyber Monday, it's 40% off.31% off Osprey Men's Skarab 18 Hydration PackAmazonOsprey's Skarab 18 hydration pack is perfect for trail runners and cyclists, featuring a 2.5-liter water reservoir and a comfortable design. It's on sale for $70 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.$10 off Tramontina Primaware 18 Piece Non-stick Cookware SetWalmartWhether you're replacing some old cookware or need to furnish your new kitchen, this 18-piece set has all of the essentials you need. It comes with three saucepans, two saute pans, a griddle, a Dutch oven, a foldup steamer, three spoons, and two turners for only $40.30% off Igloo 60 qt. EcoCool Roller CoolerIglooOwning a cooler with wheels is the definition of true outdoor luxury and this Igloo roller cooler is one of our favorites. It features a rugged design, an easy-to-use telescoping handle, and a pair of oversized wheels that can take on a variety of terrain. Pick one up for just $65 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.55% off Razer DeathAdder Gaming MouseAmazonDon't let the edgy name fool you — the Razer DeathAdder is a fantastic mouse for gamers, programmers, and even regular users. With rubber grips, eight programmable buttons, and an ultra-sensitive 20,000 DPI sensor, the DeathAdder is one of the best gaming mice around. And during Cyber Monday, the price has come down to about $31, which is a fantastic deal.20% off Baggu Standard BagguCara CaraBaggu is the gold standard in reusable bags. Not only are they cute as can be, but they can hold up to 50 pounds, are made of ripstop nylon, and come in over 40 fun colors and patterns. Right now, everything on the Baggu website is 20% off.$400 off LG 3.1.3 Channel Soundbar with Wireless SubwooferBest BuyIf you're setting up a home theater, the one thing you need above all else is a good subwoofer. And this LG soundbar comes with a sturdy wireless subwoofer so you can feel every explosion and bass note. Best Buy is selling it for $400 off right now, which is a fantastic deal for this model.$30 off Closca Helmet LoopCloscaFor bikers who commute to work (or just hate lugging around a bulky helmet), this one folds up to nearly half its size to be stashed away when not in use. Select colors are now available for under $50 on both the Closca website and retailers like Amazon.25% off The North Face Hydrenalite Down HoodieREIThe North Face Hydrenalite Down Hoodie is both stylish and functional, and is available in six different colors to match anyone's personal style. For REI's Cyber Monday sale, it's discounted to $150, which is $50 off its normal price.$35 off Lego Optimus PrimeAmazonLike its Transformers namesake, the Lego Optimus Prime can actually change from its robot form into a truck without needing to rebuild. This is a sought-after Lego set and it's at its lowest price ever on Amazon and Walmart.$22 off Super Mario OdysseyAmazonSuper Mario Odyssey has been called "the ultimate collect-a-thon," and one of the best games released for the Nintendo Switch. Right now it's down to $37, a rare and substantial discount for such a popular game.$63 off Furbo 360° Dog CameraFurboFurbo's newest dog camera rotates 360 degrees so you can keep an eye on your pet anywhere in the room. The 1080p camera has 4x zoom along with night vision. It's on sale for $147 during Cyber Monday which is an all-time low price.10% off Casper The Glow LightCasper/InstagramThe Casper Glow Light is a wireless, portable night light that uses intuitive gestures for a beautiful, streamlined experience. It's on sale for 10% off during the company's Cyber Monday event.25% off Dagne Dover Dakota Neoprene BackpackDagne DoverDagne Dover makes some of our favorite backpacks, beloved for their comfortable and sleek design. Right now, you can get 25% off with the code BFRIYAY25 for Cyber Monday.$44 off Everlane ReLeather Court SneakerEverlaneThe ReLeather Court Sneaker is a comfortable everyday sneaker made out of recycled leather. For the Cyber Monday sales event, they're priced down to $66, which is one of the best deals we've ever seen on these shoes.$100 off Vizio 70-inch MQ6 QLED 4K TVBest BuyVizio's latest MQ6 4K TV model uses quantum dots to deliver a wide range of colors. It doesn't support local dimming like some of the brand's more expensive models but $650 for a 70-inch QLED TV is a great price.20% off Atlas Coffee Club Sampler PackAmazonEach month, Atlas highlights single-origin, sustainably farmed coffee beans from a specific country. For Cyber Monday, you can pick up a 4-pack sampler box for 20% off its normal price.$60 off WD BLACK SN850X 1TB Internal Gaming SSDAmazonIf you're in the market for an upgraded internal SSD, this already affordable and high-performing configuration is now available at an all-time low price of $99.$50 off Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe with a classic wristband being heldLisa Eadicicco/InsiderThe Fitbit Luxe is a great option for the fashionistas in your life who don't like the look of a traditional smartwatch. For Cyber Monday, it's on sale for $80 — the lowest price we've seen.$250 off Vitamix 5200 BlenderThe VitaMix 5200 Series Blender.AmazonThe Vitamix 5200 is an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean blender with the power and speed variation to handle any task. This is a pricey blender, so any discount is welcome, and $300 matches the price we saw during Black Friday.56% off Amazon Halo ViewIsabel Fernández and Crystal Cox/InsiderThe Amazon Halo View is a basic fitness tracker that offers a comprehensive suite of features designed to help improve your overall health and wellness. At just $35 during Cyber Monday, you won't find a better deal on a wearable as good as this.43% off Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door OpenerBest BuyThe Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is a useful device that lets you open and close your garage door from anywhere with the companion mobile app on your phone. It was a reader favorite during Prime Day last year, and now for Cyber Monday, it's offered at its lowest price in a year.$120 off Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphonesSonySony's WH-1000XM4 is our go-to pair of headphones for balance, sound quality, noise-canceling performance, and price. They're on sale for $228 for Cyber Monday, which is the lowest price we've ever seen them discounted to.$70 off Meta Quest 2 Bundle (256GB)MetaThe Meta Quest 2 VR headset (256GB) is now on sale with two free games. This special holiday bundle includes Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 for $430. You can usually get the 256GB headset for $500 with Beat Saber, so this package saves you $70 and adds another free game.$50 off Theragun MiniTherabodyTherabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $150 for Cyber Monday which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.$60 off Ring Floodlight Cam Wired PlusThe Home DepotRing's Floodlight Cam Wired Plus combines the standard Spotlight Cam with a set of motion-activated floodlights for better lighting. The camera itself streams and records at 1080p resolution and is also motion-activated, and it includes a siren and two-way talk. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've ever seen.$50 off Roku StreambarBest BuyThe Roku Streambar is a compact soundbar that also acts as a streaming device, giving you an all-in-one option for crisp Dolby Audio and crystal clear 4K, HD, and HDR graphics. It's discounted by $50 to $80 overall, making this a great time to buy.Best Cyber Monday streaming dealsPavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesThere are tons of great streaming deals during Cyber Monday. See our review of the best streaming services to see which one the best for you.Discovery Plus: The service's Ad-Lite plan is already very affordable year round, but right now you can join the service for only $1 a month for your first three months. It's an excellent deal we only see during major deal events, like Cyber Monday.Disney+ and Hulu: During Cyber Monday, you get Hulu (with ads) and Disney+ (no ads) for just $5 per month for a full year. This deal saves you $11 per month off the regular price of the two services when purchased separately.HBO Max: HBO Max rarely sees discounts for subscribers, but now through November 28, new and returning subscribers can get their first three months of the ad-supported plan for only $6.Hulu: New and returning members can get their first year for only $2 a month when they sign up before November 28. Paramount Plus: Now through November 27, new and returning subscribers can get 50% off an annual plan of Paramount Plus, bringing the Essential plan down to only $25 for a full year of content. Peacock Premium: Now through November 28, new subscribers can lock in a year of Peacock Premium for $1/month. That's about 80% off the regular $5 monthly price.Stellar deals on tech brands from across the webApple; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/InsiderTech is synonymous with Cyber Monday, and we're seeing big discounts on TVs, computers, cameras, phones, accessories, gaming gear, and more. In addition to deals from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, most tech companies are offering savings at their online stores. Here are our favorite companies whose products we've tested and trust.Adobe: Creative Cloud All Apps is 27% off for all users for the first year, 71% off for students and teachers for the first year; 40% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements.Anker: 20% to 25% off power banks and charging stations.Apple: Gift cards of varying amounts on qualifying purchases.Belkin: 25% off sitewide with code BF22.Bellroy: Up to 33% off phone cases, bags, wallets, and accessories.Case-Mate: Up to 60% off sitewide with code BFCM22, include LuMee, Pelican, and Fuel.CD Keys: Up to 96% off games for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.Courant: 20% off sitewide on chargers and accessories.Dell: Up to 60% on laptops, desktops, and monitors.DJI: Up to 30% off select drones and cameras. Epson: Up to 46% off select printers, projectors, and business machines.Goal Zero: Up to 20% off select power stations, portable batteries, solar panels, lights, and more.Google: $50-$150 off Google Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 smartphones.GoPro: 15% off sitewide on cameras, accessories, and more.Griffin: 50% off sitewide on cables, chargers, batteries, and more.HP: Up to 71% on laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, and more.Incase: Up to 50% off sitewide on bags, laptop sleeves, cases, and more.Incipio: Up to 50% off sitewide on phone cases and accessories.Insta360: Save up to $75 on cameras.LastPass: 25% off until 11/29.Logitech: $30 off orders over $150 and $50 off orders over $250 with code BF22USD.Microsoft: Up to $600 off Surface Pro tablet laptops.Moment: Up to 60% off select phone cases, lenses, cameras, and other photography accessories.Motorola: Save up to $1,000 on select phones.Nikon: Save up to $1,000 on DSLR and mirrorless cameras, lenses, and binoculars.Nintendo: Save up to $20 or 33% on select games.Otterbox: Free shipping on orders over $50.Peak Design: Up to 30% off camera bags and accessories.Philo: New subscribers save 80% off their first month until 11/30 with code THANKS.Samsung: Up to $350 off Samsung Galaxy Z foldable smartphones.Satechi: 25% off sitewide with code BFCM25 or 30% off $150 or more with code BFCM30.Sony: Save up to $1,500 on TVs, cameras, headphones, and other consumer electronics.Speck: 40% off sitewide until 11/27; 50% off sitewide 11/27-11/28.Steam: 20%-90% off select games until 11/29.ZAGG: 40% off sitewide on ZAGG, Mophie, InvisibleShield, and Gear4 computing and mobile hardware and accessories.Shop big sales from nearly every major mattress brandLeesa/InstagramMattresses are an expensive yet important purchase. Fortunately, during Cyber Monday, you can save hundreds of dollars on top brands, including Casper, Purple, Nectar, and more. Don't know which mattress to buy? Our mattress expert has tested more than 60 mattresses and lists the best in our mattress guide. Also, check out our best Cyber Monday mattress deals hub.Amerisleep: Get $450 off any mattress and free accessories using the promo code AS450.Avocado: Get 10% off sitewide using the promo code SAVE10.Awara: Get $300 off any mattress and a free cotton sheet set, two latex pillows, and a mattress protector.Bear: Get 35% off sitewide and free accessories.Beautyrest: Save up to $800 on select mattresses.Big Fig Mattress: Get $400 off mattresses using the promo code FRIYAY.Birch: Get $400 off mattresses and two free pillows using the promo code FALLSALE400. Brooklyn Bedding: Get 30% off sitewide using promo code BFRIDAY30.Casper: Save up to $800 on mattresses using the promo code BFCM22-B.Cocoon by Sealy: Get 35% off the Chill mattresses and get a free set of sheets and pillows. DreamCloud: Get 25% off mattresses and $599 worth of accessories, including sheets, pillows, and a mattress protector. Emma: Get up to 50% off sitewide.Ghost Bed: Up to 50% off all mattresses and adjustable base bundles and get two free pillows.Helix: Save $150 when you spend $600 using promo code BFWKND150, save $250 when you spend $1,249 using promo code BFWKND250, save $300 when you spend $1,700 using promo code BFWKND300, save $350 when you spend $2,550 using promo code BFWKND350, save $400 when you spend $2,700 using promo code BFWKND400, and save $450 when you spend $2,950 using promo code BFWKND450. Plus, all purchases include two free pillows. Leesa: Save up to $700 on mattresses with two pillows included.Mattress Firm: Get up to 50% off mattresses during the Cyber Monday sale.Nectar: Get 33% off sitewide.Nest Bedding: Up to 50% off select mattresses.Nolah: Save up to $700 on mattresses and get two free pillows during the Cyber Monday sale.   Purple: Get $700 off the Purple Plus Mattress plus adjustable base.Saatva: Get up to $450 off select mattresses during the sale.Serta: Save up to $800 on select mattresses and mattress sets.Siena: Save $200 off any mattress.Sleep Number: Up to 40% off select beds.Tempur-Pedic: Get 30% off the Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress when you use the Insider exclusive promo code BI30.Tuft & Needle: Save up to $750 on mattresses.Wayfair: Save on big-name mattress brands like Beautyrest and Sealy. Check out our Wayfair deals roundup.Zinus: Save up to 40% off select mattresses. Editor's note: Zinus is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that fiberglass in the company's mattresses has led to serious health issues. Check out our full article on the lawsuit for more details.Zoma: Save $150 on all mattresses using promo code WIN150.Shop big deals on luggage from across the internetRachel Askinasi/InsiderTravel is back and it's a great time to stock up on those travel essentials you may have neglected in the past few years of pandemic. Below you'll find deals on our favorite luggage brands. Away: Up to 40% off suitcases and travel accessories. Check out our full round up of Away luggage deals.Baboon to the Moon: Up to 75% off bags and accessories.Bric's: Up to 50% off Bellagio, MyLife, Siena, and X-Bag lines.Delsey: Save 30% to 60%, plus free shipping.July: Save $30 when you spend $300, $100 when you spend $600, and $200 when you spend $1,000. Monos: Up to 40% off sitewide with code EARLYBF2022. Check out our full round up of Monos luggage deals.Nomatic: Up to 30% off luggage and 50% off travel accessories.Paravel: Up to 30% off, including Oprah's favorite foldable backpack.ROAM: Free Market Tote or Travel Pouch Set with the purchase of any piece of luggage, backpack, or duffel.Samsonite: 30% off sitewide and free shipping.Solgaard: Take 15% to 50% off sitewide. Travelpro: More than 70% off select suitcases and bags, plus save $30 when you spend $200 and $60 when you spend $300.Tumi: 40% off select suitcases, backpacks, and bags.Take 20% off Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation)AppleThe AirPods Pro (2nd generation) is the latest addition to their AirPods Pro series, a line of mid-range earbuds that feature spatial audio and noise canceling. And for just $200, this is the lowest price we've ever seen.8% off the 2022 12.9-Inch 6th-Generation iPad ProAppleWhile not a huge discount, this 8% deal is rare for such a newly announced Apple device. If you're looking to get the latest 12.9-inch iPad, this deal helps you save $100. If you're not sure you want the latest model, we can help you find the right iPad for your needs.30% off the Oxo Good Grips 7-Piece Pop Container SetAmazonAirtight containers are a must-have for any kitchen. You can store all your baking necessities, including flour, sugar, brown sugar, and more. We can't recommend the Oxo Pop containers enough because they keep cupboards and pantries organized and food fresher. Right now, you can save 30% on this set, which comes with two medium square containers, two tall medium containers, and three small ones.$21 off the Allbirds Women's Wool Runner in Hazy CargoAllbirdsThe Wool Runners are some of Allbirds' most popular shoes, and they hold up really well after years of wear. Coming in a green "Hazy Cargo" colorway, this pair of Allbirds pairs well with all your fall neutrals, and they're more than $20 off. Other hues have a similar discount, while the teal and burgundy colorways are down to $64.24% off the Petkit Eversweet Pet Water FountainAmazonThis two-liter water fountain is designed for cats and small dogs. It uses a circulation system to provide oxygenated, fresher, and better tasting water for your furry friend. Right now it's down to only $34, a rare price drop from its typical retail price of $46. We saw a slightly better deal on Black Friday, so it might drop again on Cyber Monday. For more pet deals, we've rounded up Chewy's best Cyber Monday discounts.$1,500 off the LG C1 OLED 83-Inch 4K TVBest BuyLG's C1 beautifully balances performance and design, and the 65-inch model is the top pick in our guide to the best 4K TVs. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. If you're looking for a giant TV for your entertainment system, the 83-inch is the largest available size and is at an excellent all-time low of $3,000.Save $30 on the Fitbit Versa 3FitbitWith automatic activity tracking and a large screen, the Versa 3 has nearly all the perks of the Fitbit line at a not-totally-absurd price point plus a stylish design. It's now available on clearance, so you can get it with a sweet $30 discount.Save 14% on the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9-inchAppleApple's Magic Keyboard is designed to seamlessly attach to the iPad Pro with a comfortable and responsive typing experience, trackpad, and a USB-C port. It's a great way to boost your productivity from your tablet, especially at this excellent price of$300.50% off the Amazon Fire HD 10 TabletAmazonWith 32GB of internal storage, a 1080p HD display, and loads of features like Alexa integration, the Fire HD 10 is one of the most versatile, yet affordable tablets you can buy. Currently on sale for 50% off, it's an even better deal at $75.25% off Bombas SocksBombasBombas makes some of the best socks we've ever tested — even at full price. Right now, you'll save 10% on packs plus an extra 25% on your order, bringing this 8-Pack down to $75.60. Read our full review and shop the entire site.$230 off the Vitamix Professional Series 750 BlenderWilliams SonomaThe Vitamix Professional Series 750 has everything you need in a blender, and its proven longevity makes it worth the price. This Cyber Monday deal is the lowest price we've seen by $60. Check out more Vitamix blender sales going on now.40% off the Everlane Everyone Denim JacketEverlaneFeaturing unisex styling, the Everyone Denim Jacket is easy to wear and style for everyone. Right now, it's $59 — bringing the price down nearly $30.$110 off Fitbit SenseFitbitThe Sense smartwatch has a ton of added features, focusing on heart health and stress management, giving you a more holistic look at your well-being. It's on sale for $140 during Cyber Monday, which is an excellent deal considering how feature-rich this smartwatch is.$80 off Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbellsNautilusThe Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells allow you to adjust the weight of each dumbbell anywhere from 5 to 52.5 pounds. They're on sale for $350 for Cyber Monday, which is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen them at, making them a great deal for anyone looking to add to their home gym.19% off Nike Air VaporMax 2021 FKNikeFeaturing a full Air midsole and a Flyknit woven upper, the Vapormax 2021 uses several of Nike's most advanced technologies. Right now, they're 19% off.$50 off Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0NordstromTaking on the look of classic chinos, this pair features added stretch for comfort. At 50% off, this is a good time to add more colors to your wardrobe.$20 off Elden RingElden Ring / FromSoftwareThis 2022 Game of the Year nominee from the creators of Dark Souls is a challenging adventure, even for experienced gamers. This is one of the best prices we've seen since it released in February.Save up to 40% on Monos luggageMonosShop all Monos luggage dealsBest known for its carry-on with a front pocket fit for a laptop, Monos is home to some of the best luggage and travel accessories we've tested. The travel brand has made a name for itself with its suitcases' convenient organization, as demonstrated by its Pro Plus Carry-on with extra storage space.Travelers can save up to a rare 40% on carry-ons, full-sized luggage, and travel accessories with the code EARLYBF2022. Shoppers can also expect to see discounts of up to 50% off on November 25-27 with the code BLACKFRIDAY2022, and up to 30% off on November 28-December 4 with the code CYBERWEEK2022. $150 off Apple 24-inch iMac M1 2021Apple$150 off Apple's 24-inch iMac running on the powerful M1 processor only makes a dent, but it's still the best price we've seen for this model. If you've been looking for a powerful all-in-on computer that will last a long time, the 24-inch iMac with a deal is a great option.$150 off KitchenAid 5-qt. Artisan Series Fresh Prep Attachment BundleKohl'sOne of the best deals we've seen on KitchenAid stand mixers is this bundle, which combines a 5 quart Artisan mixer with food processing attachments. This matches the sale price we've seen at other retailers, but also includes the Fresh Prep attachment, which usually retails for $60. The deal is available in three colors.30% off Casper Essential PillowAmazonWe're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At $30, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.$25 off Sonic FrontiersSegaPlaystation 5Xbox Series X Nintendo SwitchThe latest Sonic the Hedgehog game was released earlier this month and it's already 50% off for Cyber Monday. The game's "open zone" format is new for the franchise but it's gotten generally favorable reviews since its launch.$20 off Everlane Alpaca CrewEverlaneWith over 2500 reviews and four and a half stars, the alpaca crew is an Everlane staple. It comes in 12 colors and is 20% off on Cyber Monday.20% off Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Large DogsChewyThe Seresto Flea and Tick Collar offer eight months of protection against fleas and ticks in all life stages. It's the only flea collar on the market that we recommend for dogs. For Cyber Monday 2022, Chewy is offering a rare deal we only see a few times a year.30% off PlayStation DualSense Wireless ControllerThere are a number of steps you can take at home with your PS5 console to resolve the connectivity error.YELIM LEE/AFP via Getty ImagesThe PS5 controller is one of the best in the industry thanks to its haptic feedback, built-in microphone, and adaptive triggers. The Cyber Monday discount extends to other colors of the controller, like black, purple, & red.30% off Yeti Rambler 10 oz Wine TumblerAmazonNow 30% off, the Yeti Rambler holds up to 10 ounces of your favorite wine whether you're on a camping trip or on the back patio. The stainless steel interior paired with the double-wall vacuum insulation is what keeps your drink exactly at the temperature you like.40% off Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air FryerJen Gushue/InsiderThe Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air Fryer lets you cook two separate dishes at once, and you can time them to finish simultaneously to take the guesswork out of your dinner routine. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.$30 off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendoThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the definitive adventure game on the Nintendo Switch, sending players on a sprawling journey across a fantasy world with hundreds of secrets to discover. Right now Walmart is selling it for only $30, a rare discount that puts it at the lowest price we've ever seen.25% off Hydro Flask ToteHydro FlaskThe Hydro Flask Tote makes for the perfect travel bag, especially when storing food because its lightweight, insulated, and fully lined. For Cyber Monday, the tote is 25% off.35% off our favorite do-everything Instant PotJen Gushue/InsiderThe Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, and sous vide machine all in one, making it one of the most useful and economical small appliances we tested. While it's not the lowest we've seen it, it's the best price in months.See our guide to the best Instant Pots and electric pressure cookers.$50 off Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric ToothbrushAmazonStart and end every day with the Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric Toothbrush, now 40% off for Cyber Monday. Complete with five Smart Modes and technology that stores your brushing patterns, this brush comes with one more plus a travel case.$270 off Samsung 75-inch Class TU690T Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TVBest BuyIf you're in need of a large screen for your living room, this Samsung TV is one of the best budget options you can find. While it may not have Samsung's latest display technology, this smart TV is fully featured with support for Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Apple's AirPlay.17% off Bose QuietComfort II EarbudsAmazonThe Bose QuietComfort II Earbuds are the second rendition of the wireless earbuds, and they're easily one of the best noise-canceling earbuds on the market. At $50 off, they're currently at the lowest price we've seen. $20 off Apple AirTag 4-PackAppleApple's wireless trackers are compatible with the FindMy app on iPhone and iOS devices, and this matches the lowest price we've seen since their release. Just remember, you'll need a keychain holster or something else to keep them attached to your belongings.50% off Headspace subscriptionHeadspaceIf you're looking to exercise some mindfulness, a subscription to Headspace is a perfect place to start, especially at 50% off. The app offers easy-to-navigate guided meditations — from one-off sessions to help with burnout, to full-blown courses on stress and anger — from a variety of teachers, each with different perspectives.$50 off the Xbox Series STargetThe Xbox Series S is one of Microsoft's two current generation consoles, along with the Xbox Series X. Both consoles play the exact same games, but there are differences, most notably that the Series S does not include a disc drive so you can only play digitally downloaded titles. It's currently $50 off, an excellent deal for this powerful and popular console.  51% off Rosyclo Cloud SlippersAmazonWhile not the exact same pair, these cloud slippers are nearly identical in design to the ones our executive editor Sally Kaplan owns and loves. Your discount will depend on the size and color you select, but we're seeing an average savings of 51% on these trendy cloud slippers.20% off Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020)Amazon$200 off the M1 MacBook Air is a superb deal, especially when you consider the M2 MacBook Air starts at $1,200, and isn't usually discounted below $1,000.43% off Lego Classic Bricks and AnimalsWalmartA great gift for the creative builder in your life, this set includes 1,500 pieces for endless construction. At an all-time low price for Cyber Monday, this is an excellent price for a full set, especially when deals on classic Lego kits are so rare.$96 off Wüsthof Classic Hollow Edge 2-Piece Chef's Knife SetAmazonWüsthof is one of the top names in knife making. This set features a 6-inch chef's knife and a 3.5-inch paring knife, which should cover you for most tasks. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.$200 off iRobot Roomba i3+, our favorite robot vacuumiRobotThe iRobot Roomba i3+ does more than your average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. It also does an outstanding job of cleaning. That's why we made it the top pick in our robot vacuum guide. Usually, it costs more than your average robot vacuum, but during Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've ever seen.$10 off Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Donut Dog BedChewyThe Best Friends by Sheri the Original Calming Donut Dog Bed has a rounded shape that cradles a dog and helps them calm down naturally. It's our top pick for the best calming dog bed and rarely goes on sale. Right now, you can get it for its lowest price ever on select colors.Read our guide to the best dog beds.33% off Razor A Kick ScooterTargetIt doesn't have all of the whistles and bells of an electric scooter, but a Razor A Kick Scooter will still be fun to ride. It's built durably and can collapse to be carried around. During Cyber Monday, it's 33% off, which is the best deal we've seen since 2020.18% off Kasa Smart Plug Ultra MiniAmazonThese smart plugs are low-profile enough to fit behind most furniture and are easy to use for basic smart home functions. During Cyber Monday, they're at the best price we've seen in months.27% off Cetaphil Daily Hydrating LotionTargetDrugstore skincare brand Cetaphil has a cult following among budget-savvy shoppers. The brand's products are formulated for sensitive skin and are fragrance-free. For Cyber Monday, the Daily Hydrating Moisturizer is down $4 from its typical price since this summer. Save up to 38% on Cetaphil's other cleaners and moisturizers too. Read our guide to the best skincare brands for more information on Cetaphil.37% off Anova Culinary Nano Sous Vide Precision CookerAmazonThe Anova Precision Cooker Nano offers accuracy and ease of use at a price unmatched by other sous vide machines. This model rarely goes to a lower price, so it's a good time to buy.See our guide to the best sous vide machines. 50% off Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0NordstromWith the style and fit of classic chinos, this pair features added stretch for comfort. At 50% off, now is a good time to add more colors to your wardrobe.25% off Bissell Little Green Proheat Portable Carpet CleanerWayfairBissell makes some of our favorite carpet cleaners, and the Little Green ProHeat is a fantastic cleaner for removing stains and messes. During Cyber Monday, save 25% off.Check out our guide to the best carpet cleaners.$200 off JBL Boombox 2AmazonWhen you need music for your gathering, the JBL Boombox 2 brings powerful sound and bass to keep the party going. It's one of the best Bluetooth speakers that you can get, and right now it's on sale with an excellent and rare $200 discount.40% off SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water MakerAmazonIf you're a seltzer fan, then you should consider investing in a sparkling water maker. The Terra is SodaStream's newest model that is also cordless. It comes with one CO2 cylinder and a bottle of lime Bubly Drops. For Cyber Monday, it's an all-time low price.39% off Coway Airmega AP-1512H True HEPA PurifierCowayCoway makes some of the best air purifiers on the market. The AP-1512HH is a reliable compact unit with a 4-stage filtration system that reduces up to 99.6% of air pollution particles. This Cyber Monday deal is the lowest price since early 2021.$30 off Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up LightSuzy Hernandez/Business InsiderThe Philips SmartSleep Connected is our top pick for the best sunrise alarm clock. It will help you fall asleep gently and wake up on time by creating stunning sunset and sunrise simulations. Right now, it's 15% off, an all-time low price that we haven't seen since last year.See our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks.60% off Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear HeadphonesBeatsWhile not the newest headphones in the Beats lineup, the Beats Solo3 are still a solid pair of over-ear cans. They don't offer noise-canceling capabilities, but they're still a versatile pair of headphones that deliver balanced sound and 40 hours of listening time. At $80, they're at an all-time low for Cyber Monday with the best price we've seen.13% off TeeTurtle Reversible Narwhal PlushieAmazonMore than just a cuddly stuffed animal, TeeTurtle's reversible plushies let you express your mood. Don't feel like talking to anyone? Just turn the animal to the frowny face side. For Cyber Monday, the narwhal stuffie is a modest 13% off.40% off TikTok's favorite vegetable chopperAmazonOne of TikTok's favorite gadgets, this chopper can dice an entire onion with just a single push of your palm. For Cyber Monday, it's the lowest price we've seen in months at around 40% off. As a bonus, it comes with a spiralizing attachment for making zoodles.62% off National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Full Christmas Tree, 6.5 FeetAmazonIf you're still in the market for a Christmas tree, this 6.5-foot pre-lit Dunhill Fir tree is steeply discounted at 62% off for Cyber Monday; the lowest price we've ever seen for this tree.30% off sauces from Fly By JingFly by JingFly By Jing makes one of our favorite chili crisps, and the By Jing box offers a range of Sichuan sauces, including the tangy Zhong sauce and potent Mala spice mix. At 30% for the first time ever, it's the perfect foodie holiday gift.20% off Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing TreatmentAmazonThough pricey, Olaplex's Hair Perfector is a cult favorite in beauty circles. At 20% off, it makes a thoughtful gift for anyone heard complaining about their split ends in the winter, this immensely popular hair treatment repairs brittle, dry hair and adds much-needed moisture.30% off Amazon Smart ThermostatAmazonThe Amazon Smart Home Thermostat is a simple, inexpensive smart home thermostat to control your home's temperature. It doesn't have a microphone or camera, so Alexa voice commands rely on another voice-enabled Alexa device, like an Echo smart speaker. Certain energy providers will provide benefits for switching to an energy-saving thermostat like this one, so be sure to check with yours. Right now, the thermostat is down to an all-time low price.20% off Sengled Smart Light BulbSengledSengled's smart color-changing light bulb is significantly more affordable than bulbs from big names like Philips. For about $12, this single bulb is more affordable than ever.50% off Casper Essential PillowAmazonWe're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At $30, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.26% off Hydro Flask Wide Mouth BottleMarathon SportsHydro Flask makes some of our favorite water bottles — they're basically indestructible without being bulky or heavy, and keep hot and cold beverages at their original temperature for at least 12 hours. It's a solid, pragmatic gift for anyone who complains about forgetting to hydrate or is on the hunt for a reliable thermos.See our guide to the best water bottles. 37% off Revlon One-Step Hair DryerAmazonThis hair tool combines styling, drying, and volumizing your hair into one simple step. It's comparable to the expensive Dyson Airwrap, but for a fraction of the cost. Down to $25, this is one of the best deals we've seen for it all year.See our guide to the best hair dryers. 50% off Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)RokuCompared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it. Right now you can get it on sale for only $25, the best price we've seen for it yet.50% off It Takes TwoAmazonThe 2021 game of the year is an entirely cooperative game that lets a friend join-in online, even if they don't own the game. This price matches the lowest we've seen to date.40% off Samsung 65-Inch Class OLED TVAmazonSamsung's first 4K OLED is also one of the very first OLED TVs to feature quantum dots. This technology allows the display to produce a wider range of colors than typical OLEDs. $1,800 is a new low price for this brand-new high-end set.50% off Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol PAWtroller Activity CenterTargetIf there's a little one in your life who loves Paw Patrol, this activity center will provide hours of fun. You can grab it for 50% off during Target's Cyber Monday sale.$500 off Hydrow rowing machinesHydrowThe Hydrow Connected Rower is the Peloton of at-home rowing machines, bringing interactive rowing workouts right to your living room. It's on sale for $500 off its normal price during Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale which is one of the lowest prices we've seen it at.Check out our review of the Hydrow to learn more about what makes this a stellar piece of exercise equipment. 29% off the De'Longhi La Specialista Arte Espresso MachineAmazonDe'Longhi is one of the best brands for home espresso makers. The Specialista Arte is one of our recommended mid-range makers and has the unique feature of a built-in tamper. This is the best price we've seen in six months on this machine.Read more about the best espresso machines we've tested here.12% off the MacBook Pro 13-inch M2AppleThe 13-inch MacBook Pro is more capable than ever. Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, it's Apple's most portable pro laptop, with up to 20 hours of battery life and 12% off retail. It's a surprisingly good deal when you consider this new MacBook was just released in 2022.25% off the GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice MakerWalmartOne of the few nugget ice makers on the market, the GE Profile does one task perfectly: making chewable nugget ice. It's a bulky and pricy appliance, but the unique production is worth it if you're a nugget ice loyalist. For Cyber Monday, it's $130 off the usual price, so it's a great time to buy the ice maker of your dreams. You can read more about why we love this deal here.Save 20% on a Dyson Airwrap, plus get free accessoriesDysonWith new barrels to curl and wave in both directions, brushes to control and shape, and the multi-functional Coanda smoothing dryer to dry, smooth, and hide flyaways. Existing Dyson customers can save 20% off using the code e-mailed to them on November 21. Both new and returning customers can claim $125 in free gifts with their purchase.For more information, check out our Dyson Airwrap Cyber Monday deal guide. Save $400 on our favorite mattress and get $600 in free accessoriesDreamcloudOne of our favorite mattresses, the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress offers an impressive array of features, including excellent support, a firmness that will appeal to most sleepers, and a long trial period and warranty. During the Cyber Monday sale, you can save $400 and get $599 of accessories included.Save 30% on the Apple Watch Series 7Antonio Villas-Boas/InsiderThe Apple Watch Series 7 is extremely similar to the new Series 8. It's only missing Crash Detection, body temperature sensing, and a new Low Power Mode that gives the Series 8 up to 36 hours of battery life. With that in mind, you can easily justify the $120 in savings with this deal on the Series 7.See our guide to the best Apple Watch. Save 33% on the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Stick VacuumWalmartDyson vacuums are the cream of the crop, and this Cyber Monday deal for the Cyclone V10 is the best we've seen in years. Equipped with a sensor to detect whether you're vacuuming a carpet or hard floor, it's the perfect vac for any room in the house. See our guide to the best vacuums. 57% off Madden 23AmazonJust released in August, Madden 23 is the newest iteration of the ever-popular EA Sports NFL video game franchise. Down to just $30, this deal is an absolute steal — and the perfect holiday gift for the football lover or sports gamer in your life. 50% off Columbia Tipton Peak Insulated JacketColumbiaColumbia jackets are ideal for layering in cold weather, as they are warm, but not too bulky. If you're looking to upgrade for this winter, 50% off this Tipton Peak Insulated Jacket is a fantastic deal for you. See our guide to the best winter coats. 50% off Kiehls Ultimate Shave CollectionNordstromWith $72 worth of product, this gift set of men's shaving products from cult favorite brand Kiehl's is a great deal at $33.60. If you use your Nordstrom card to purchase, you can also earn a $60 Note to be used on a future purchase.41% off the ASUS Chromebook C203XAAmazonThe Asus C203XA is designed with military-grade durability, a spill-resistant keyboard, and an anti-scratch finish, making it the perfect choice for students and classrooms. Down to only $142, this is the best price it's seen in months.See our guide to the best Chromebooks. Save $90 on the Dewalt Compact Drill/Impact Combo KitAmazonThis 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. During The Home Depot's Cyber Monday, it's 35% off.See our guide to the best cordless drills. 75% off LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazonLifeStraws are portable filters that can make even some of the murkiest standing water drinkable. For backpackers and hikers, a LifeStraw can be an invaluable tool in dire situations. Down to only $13, now is a great time to buy one.44% off Chewmeter Himalayan Yaky Cheese ChewsChewyMade with potato starch and cheese, among other ingredients, Chewmeter's dog treats are rawhide-free. They were about a dollar less during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale in October, but have been above $20 for most of the year. 50% off JBL Tune 510BT Wireless On-Ear HeadphonesJBLQuality over-ear headphones can get pricey, but these wireless ones from JBL offer great sound and up to 40 hours of play when fully charged. RIght now, they're a steep 50% off, costing right under $25. Lowest price of the year on an Insider subscriptionInsiderInsider is offering its annual subscription at its lowest price of the year as a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. You'll get access to in-depth reporting, exclusive stories, pitch decks, salary databases, and more. This deal expires on November 28.Rare $10 discount on Ring Fit AdventureAmazonRing Fit Adventure is a fitness-centric game that challenges you to get off the couch and perform crunches, sit-ups, and more to defeat enemies. It even comes with a special accessory called the Ring-Con to track your movements. This game rarely goes on sale, so this $10 discount from Amazon is a good deal.Save $50 on the internet's favorite frying panOur PlaceThis sleek, matte pan is an incredible gift for minimalists: It's designed to replace eight pieces of cookware, functioning as everything from a pot to a frying pan. Normally $145, you can get it for $95 for Cyber Monday.See our guide to the best nonstick frying pans. 28% off Otherland candlesOtherlandOtherland is a hot candle brand right now, known for its creative packaging and custom gift sets. For Cyber Monday, you can get 28% off a three-pack and 35% off six-packs and nine-packs.See our guide to the best places for buying candles. $100 off the new Pixel 7GoogleThis is the lowest price for Google's newest smartphone, the Pixel 7. Launched only a month ago, the Pixels are desirable Android phones, thanks to their fast performance, great image quality from the cameras, and stock Android.See our guide to the best smartphones. 50% off the Litter Genie PlusAmazonThe Litter Genie keeps odors from cat litter waste concealed. Deputy Editor Lauren Savoie likes that it holds several weeks' worth of waste so she doesn't have to take the trash out every time she scoops. For Chewy's Cyber Monday sale, it's marked down to 30% off its usual price, and over at Petco, it's 50% off — an all-time low price.Save $40 on the Theragun MiniTherabodyTherabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $160 during Cyber Monday, which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.Buy one, get one on Masterclass subscriptionsMasterClassMasterClass is one of our favorite online learning platforms and for $180, you can get a second membership free to gift when you buy the first one. It makes for a great last-minute present and a fun way to bond with someone as you watch classes remotely.$50 off DNA kits from AncestryAncestryDNAAncestry DNA makes our favorite DNA kit, and all its DNA kits are discounted for Cyber Monday. The cheapest one is the standard kit, coming in at $59 (normally $99).20% off our favorite bathrobe from BrooklinenBrooklinenMade from 100% Turkish cotton, this super-soft robe is the ultimate luxury gift. For Cyber Monday, you can get 25% off all Brooklinen products when you check out.32% off the Kindle PaperwhiteAmazonThe Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite Kindle model so far for its big screen and adjustable warm light. At 32% off, you can snag it for under $100 to gift to the avid reader in your life.Save $70 on TCL's 55-inch 5 Series 4K Roku TVBest BuyTCL's 55-inch 5 Series 4K Roku TV delivers an impressive balance between image performance, smart connectivity, screen size, and cost. Down to $430, this discount matches deals we've seen for it in the past.Take 27% off the Nespresso's Vertuo coffee makerWilliams SonomaNespresso's Vertuo machine makes rich, frothy espresso at the touch of a button. This isn't the lowest price we've seen, but it does match last Black Friday's deal, and it's still a solid discount.Save 20% on the GoPro Hero 11 BlackThe GoPro Hero 11 Black with its recognizable form-factor. Like the Hero 9 Black and Hero 10 Black before it, there's a front screen for framing a shot — useful if you're vlogging or live-streaming.Les Shu/InsiderGoPro's best camera yet, the Hero 11 Black shoots incredible videos with smooth stabilization better than ever. For Cyber Monday, you can save $100 (20%) off the regular priceTake 50% off the Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright VacuumAmazonThe Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum (AZ2002) is easy to use and has powerful suction that gets the job done on hardwood and carpeting. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've seen.Save 24% on an HP OMEN laptopHPHP's OMEN laptops are high-performance computers that are great for creative tasks and gaming. This one is loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. Add in 16GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, the $1,200 sale price makes it a terrific buy for a high-end machine.Save 33% on a Sony 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD TVAmazonSony's 2022 midrange LCD TV is a solid pick for buyers who want a good all-around 4K display. It has local dimming for improved contrast, along with wide color capabilities and support for the Google TV streaming platform. This $1,000 deal price is a new low for the 65-inch model.Save $150 on the Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet GrillHome DepotTraeger is one of our favorite grill brands, and the Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill is an excellent option for easy precision grilling and smoking. During Home Depot's Cyber Monday sale, you can save $150 off its regular price.Save 40% on the internet's favorite coatMaria Del Russo/InsiderDubbed by the internet as the "Amazon coat," this down jacket actually lives up to its hype of blending style with warmth and functionality. It comes in a range of colors from muted neutrals to bright red or yellow and is a perfect, practical gift as the winter season gets colder. The discount you'll receive depends on the color and size you choose, with an average deal of 40% off.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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150+ best early Cyber Monday deals that you can shop right now

Cyber Monday is continuing some of Black Friday's best deals. We're rounding up the best discounts from Amazon, Walmart, and more. Nintendo; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/InsiderWhen you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.Cyber Monday is nearly here and there are already a ton of fantastic deals available right now. Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart have some of the best discounts we've seen on products across every category, and more deals are expected as we head into the official start of Cyber Monday on November 28. We'll update this page throughout the weekend with the best early Cyber Monday discounts. Already, there are big savings on streaming services, Amazon products, Apple devices, 4K TVs, and more. Check back regularly as our expert team of reporters and editors will be rounding up all of the very best deals through Cyber Monday.Top early Cyber Monday deals available right nowPeacock Premium plan: $0.99/month (80% off)Hulu x Disney+ bundle: $4.98 per month (55% off)Samsung 65-inch OLED 4K TV: $1,797 (40% off)Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation): $200 (20% off)Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021): $25 (50% off)Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer: $25 (37% off)Hydro Flask 32 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle: $33 (26% off)Home Accents Festive Pine Christmas Tree: $50 (29% off)Kindle Paperwhite: $95 (32% off)Dyson v10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum: $400 ($200 off)43% off Bissell SpinWave Robot VacuumJames Brains/InsiderThe Bissell SpinWave Robot Vacuum picked up all the pet hair on carpet in our tests and has a great assortment of mop attachments and accessories. The company is also committed to helping homeless pets and helps them find loving homes. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.40% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021)WalmartThe Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. During Cyber Monday, it's 40% off.45% off Hasbro Connect 4 GameWalmartThe gameplay is simple in this classic strategy game: take turns dropping discs into the grid, and the first person to get four discs in a row wins. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.37% off Topo Designs Women's Dirt CoverallsREIAvailable in two colors, these coveralls feature a belnd of organically grown cotton and spandex for a broken-in feel and the right amount of stretch. It also has two spacious front pockets and a pair of back pockets for all your essentials.33% off Animal Crossing: New HorizonsAmazonAnimal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best life simulation games around. Customize your island, collect fish and fossils to donate to the museum, or run around with friends — it's all up to you. And right now, you can pick up a copy of the game from Best Buy for only $40, which matches one of the lowest prices we've seen.30% off Outerknown Men's Blanket ShirtOuterknownOuterknown's famed Blanket Shirt comes in a wide range of flannel patterns, from neutral prints to bright colors, but the real sell is its sustainability: It's made from 100% organic cotton, with corozo buttons made from tagua palm nuts to replace plastic ones. Right now, you can snag it for 30% off.30% off MVMT Men's Legacy SlimMVMTMVMT makes some of our favorite affordable luxury watches, and all versions of this model are currently on sale for under $90. It features a minimalist analog design with different variations of watchbands, from brown leather to gold mesh.25% off Rhone Session 1/4 ZipRhoneRhone's Session 1/4 Zip is the perfect layer for pre or post-workout. It's a breahtable, lightweight pullover that also offers UPF50+ sun protection, and it's currently 25% off for Cyber Monday.20% off Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza OvenOoniFor making restaurant-quality pizza at home, you can't go wrong with Ooni. The Kodak 12 can reach up to 950 degrees Fahrenheit and cook your pie in 60 seconds. Currently, you can score it for 20% off.35% off Mophie 3-in-1 15W Wireless Charging StandAmazonA stand built to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, this 3-in-1 charger from Mophie gives you "super-fast" charging with 15W charging speed. It's currently priced the lowest we've ever seen, and makes a great addition to any desk or workspace.28% off LG 75-inch LED 4K Smart TVBest BuyWith $230 off, this is a fantastic deal for such a large TV. This LG 75-inch comes with everything you need — 4K, ultra high-definition, access to 300+ free LG channels, as well as WebOS compatbility with all the top streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and more.24% off Apple iPhone 14 Leather Case with MagSafeAmazonApple's leather iPhone cases are designed to perfectly hug and protect your device without adding too much extra bulk. They're also MagSafe compatible, super stylish, and sleek, with a variety of different available colors — some of which are currently down to only $45 for the iPhone 14.33% off Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. BrainAmazonBig Brain Academy is Nintendo's premiere brain-training game series. This entry includes hundreds of math, logic, and visualization puzzles to test your knowledge, all for only $19.99 — the best price we've seen for it.30% off OXO Brew Gooseneck Electric KettleAmazonDurable, fast, and cord-free, the OXO Brew Gooseneck Electric Kettle is a full-featured option to keep on your countertop. It includes adjustable temperature control, a built-in timer, and a 30-minute keep warm cycle. Down to only $73, this is a rare drop on a premium kettle.45% off Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric BlenderWalmartThe Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric Blender performs low-lift blending jobs at a budget price. This Cyber Monday deal puts it at an all-time low price.60% off JLab Go Air Pop Bluetooth EarbudsJLabJLab Go Air Pop Bluetooth Earbuds give you the true wireless experience without breaking the bank. During Cyber Monday, they're 60% off, the lowest price we've seen.$100 off LG 42-inch C2 OLED 4K TVAmazonThe C2 is one of the best OLEDs you can buy and it comes in a small 42-inch size that's perfect for gamers who want to use it as a monitor and TV. This $900 sale price is the best deal we've seen so far.54% off Amazon Blink Mini (2-Pack)BlinkAffordable and user friendly, the Amazon Blink Mini home security camera is an indoor security for first timers. It has both 1080p camera footage quality and a black-and-white night mode. Save 54% with an all-time low price on the security system this Cyber Monday.30% off BioLite Firepit+BioLiteAn elegant marriage of technology and design, the BioLite FirePit+ not only excels at grilling but comes equipped with an onboard battery and an airflow design that keeps smoke at a minimum. It's so good at keeping fumes at bay that we named it the best smokeless fire pit in our guide. Right now, you can save 30%, which is one of the best prices we've seen for it.52% off Roku PremiereAmazonWalmart is offering an exclusive deal on the Roku Premiere streaming player, offering 52% off the usual price. While we generally prefer the Roku 4K Streaming Stick thanks to its portability and small form factor, the Roku Premiere is good for people who prefer a traditional set-top box near their TV.28% off Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker (2022)AmazonThe Tile Mate is designed to help you find easily misplaced items and attaches to keys, pet collars, and other important items. During Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've seen this year.$40 off OXO Brew 8-Cup Coffee MakerAmazonSleek and minimal, Oxo's 8-cup-capacity coffee maker reliably delivers a great cup. Its double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe keeps the contents warm for hours, but it can also accommodate taller mugs if you're taking yours to go. Right now, you can save $40 with this Cyber Monday sale.$20 off Cosori 5-quart 9-in-1 Air FryerAmazonCosori makes reliable and affordable small kitchen appliances. This air fryer has a nonstick basket and, holding enough food for up to four people, it's perfect for small groups and spaces. You can get a 15% discount for Cyber Monday, plus an extra $5 off using the on-page coupon.40% off Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021)WalmartThe Lego Classic 90 Years of Play Building Set (11021) comes with 15 mini builds, including a golden dragon and sphinx. During Cyber Monday, it's 40% off.31% off Osprey Men's Skarab 18 Hydration PackAmazonOsprey's Skarab 18 hydration pack is perfect for trail runners and cyclists, featuring a 2.5-liter water reservoir and a comfortable design. It's on sale for $70 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.$10 off Tramontina Primaware 18 Piece Non-stick Cookware SetWalmartWhether you're replacing some old cookware or need to furnish your new kitchen, this 18-piece set has all of the essentials you need. It comes with three saucepans, two saute pans, a griddle, a Dutch oven, a foldup steamer, three spoons, and two turners for only $40.30% off Igloo 60 qt. EcoCool Roller CoolerIglooOwning a cooler with wheels is the definition of true outdoor luxury and this Igloo roller cooler is one of our favorites. It features a rugged design, an easy-to-use telescoping handle, and a pair of oversized wheels that can take on a variety of terrain. Pick one up for just $65 during REI's Cyber Monday sale.55% off Razer DeathAdder Gaming MouseAmazonDon't let the edgy name fool you — the Razer DeathAdder is a fantastic mouse for gamers, programmers, and even regular users. With rubber grips, eight programmable buttons, and an ultra-sensitive 20,000 DPI sensor, the DeathAdder is one of the best gaming mice around. And during Cyber Monday, the price has come down to about $31, which is a fantastic deal.20% off Baggu Standard BagguCara CaraBaggu is the gold standard in reusable bags. Not only are they cute as can be, but they can hold up to 50 pounds, are made of ripstop nylon, and come in over 40 fun colors and patterns. Right now, everything on the Baggu website is 20% off.$400 off LG 3.1.3 Channel Soundbar with Wireless SubwooferBest BuyIf you're setting up a home theater, the one thing you need above all else is a good subwoofer. And this LG soundbar comes with a sturdy wireless subwoofer so you can feel every explosion and bass note. Best Buy is selling it for $400 off right now, which is a fantastic deal for this model.$30 off Closca Helmet LoopCloscaFor bikers who commute to work (or just hate lugging around a bulky helmet), this one folds up to nearly half its size to be stashed away when not in use. Select colors are now available for under $50 on both the Closca website and retailers like Amazon.25% off The North Face Hydrenalite Down HoodieREIThe North Face Hydrenalite Down Hoodie is both stylish and functional, and is available in six different colors to match anyone's personal style. For REI's Cyber Monday sale, it's discounted to $150, which is $50 off its normal price.$35 off Lego Optimus PrimeAmazonLike its Transformers namesake, the Lego Optimus Prime can actually change from its robot form into a truck without needing to rebuild. This is a sought-after Lego set and it's at its lowest price ever on Amazon and Walmart.$22 off Super Mario OdysseyAmazonSuper Mario Odyssey has been called "the ultimate collect-a-thon," and one of the best games released for the Nintendo Switch. Right now it's down to $37, a rare and substantial discount for such a popular game.$63 off Furbo 360° Dog CameraFurboFurbo's newest dog camera rotates 360 degrees so you can keep an eye on your pet anywhere in the room. The 1080p camera has 4x zoom along with night vision. It's on sale for $147 during Cyber Monday which is an all-time low price.10% off Casper The Glow LightCasper/InstagramThe Casper Glow Light is a wireless, portable night light that uses intuitive gestures for a beautiful, streamlined experience. It's on sale for 10% off during the company's Cyber Monday event.25% off Dagne Dover Dakota Neoprene BackpackDagne DoverDagne Dover makes some of our favorite backpacks, beloved for their comfortable and sleek design. Right now, you can get 25% off with the code BFRIYAY25 for Cyber Monday.$44 off Everlane ReLeather Court SneakerEverlaneThe ReLeather Court Sneaker is a comfortable everyday sneaker made out of recycled leather. For the Cyber Monday sales event, they're priced down to $66, which is one of the best deals we've ever seen on these shoes.$100 off Vizio 70-inch MQ6 QLED 4K TVBest BuyVizio's latest MQ6 4K TV model uses quantum dots to deliver a wide range of colors. It doesn't support local dimming like some of the brand's more expensive models but $650 for a 70-inch QLED TV is a great price.20% off Atlas Coffee Club Sampler PackAmazonEach month, Atlas highlights single-origin, sustainably farmed coffee beans from a specific country. For Cyber Monday, you can pick up a 4-pack sampler box for 20% off its normal price.$60 off WD BLACK SN850X 1TB Internal Gaming SSDAmazonIf you're in the market for an upgraded internal SSD, this already affordable and high-performing configuration is now available at an all-time low price of $99.$50 off Fitbit LuxeThe Fitbit Luxe with a classic wristband being heldLisa Eadicicco/InsiderThe Fitbit Luxe is a great option for the fashionistas in your life who don't like the look of a traditional smartwatch. For Cyber Monday, it's on sale for $80 — the lowest price we've seen.$250 off Vitamix 5200 BlenderThe VitaMix 5200 Series Blender.AmazonThe Vitamix 5200 is an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean blender with the power and speed variation to handle any task. This is a pricey blender, so any discount is welcome, and $300 matches the price we saw during Black Friday.56% off Amazon Halo ViewIsabel Fernández and Crystal Cox/InsiderThe Amazon Halo View is a basic fitness tracker that offers a comprehensive suite of features designed to help improve your overall health and wellness. At just $35 during Cyber Monday, you won't find a better deal on a wearable as good as this.43% off Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door OpenerBest BuyThe Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is a useful device that lets you open and close your garage door from anywhere with the companion mobile app on your phone. It was a reader favorite during Prime Day last year, and now for Cyber Monday, it's offered at its lowest price in a year.$120 off Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphonesSonySony's WH-1000XM4 is our go-to pair of headphones for balance, sound quality, noise-canceling performance, and price. They're on sale for $228 for Cyber Monday, which is the lowest price we've ever seen them discounted to.$70 off Meta Quest 2 Bundle (256GB)MetaThe Meta Quest 2 VR headset (256GB) is now on sale with two free games. This special holiday bundle includes Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 for $430. You can usually get the 256GB headset for $500 with Beat Saber, so this package saves you $70 and adds another free game.$50 off Theragun MiniTherabodyTherabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $150 for Cyber Monday which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.$60 off Ring Floodlight Cam Wired PlusThe Home DepotRing's Floodlight Cam Wired Plus combines the standard Spotlight Cam with a set of motion-activated floodlights for better lighting. The camera itself streams and records at 1080p resolution and is also motion-activated, and it includes a siren and two-way talk. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've ever seen.$50 off Roku StreambarBest BuyThe Roku Streambar is a compact soundbar that also acts as a streaming device, giving you an all-in-one option for crisp Dolby Audio and crystal clear 4K, HD, and HDR graphics. It's discounted by $50 to $80 overall, making this a great time to buy.Best Cyber Monday streaming dealsPavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesThere are tons of great streaming deals during Cyber Monday. See our review of the best streaming services to see which one the best for you.Discovery Plus: The service's Ad-Lite plan is already very affordable year round, but right now you can join the service for only $1 a month for your first three months. It's an excellent deal we only see during major deal events, like Cyber Monday.Disney+ and Hulu: During Cyber Monday, you get Hulu (with ads) and Disney+ (no ads) for just $5 per month for a full year. This deal saves you $11 per month off the regular price of the two services when purchased separately.HBO Max: HBO Max rarely sees discounts for subscribers, but now through November 28, new and returning subscribers can get their first three months of the ad-supported plan for only $6.Hulu: New and returning members can get their first year for only $2 a month when they sign up before November 28. Paramount Plus: Now through November 27, new and returning subscribers can get 50% off an annual plan of Paramount Plus, bringing the Essential plan down to only $25 for a full year of content. Peacock Premium: Now through November 28, new subscribers can lock in a year of Peacock Premium for $1/month. That's about 80% off the regular $5 monthly price.Stellar deals on tech brands from across the webApple; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/InsiderTech is synonymous with Cyber Monday, and we're seeing big discounts on TVs, computers, cameras, phones, accessories, gaming gear, and more. In addition to deals from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, most tech companies are offering savings at their online stores. Here are our favorite companies whose products we've tested and trust.Adobe: Creative Cloud All Apps is 27% off for all users for the first year, 71% off for students and teachers for the first year; 40% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements.Anker: 20% to 25% off power banks and charging stations.Apple: Gift cards of varying amounts on qualifying purchases.Belkin: 25% off sitewide with code BF22.Bellroy: Up to 33% off phone cases, bags, wallets, and accessories.Case-Mate: Up to 60% off sitewide with code BFCM22, include LuMee, Pelican, and Fuel.CD Keys: Up to 96% off games for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.Courant: 20% off sitewide on chargers and accessories.Dell: Up to 60% on laptops, desktops, and monitors.DJI: Up to 30% off select drones and cameras. Epson: Up to 46% off select printers, projectors, and business machines.Goal Zero: Up to 20% off select power stations, portable batteries, solar panels, lights, and more.Google: $50-$150 off Google Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 smartphones.GoPro: 15% off sitewide on cameras, accessories, and more.Griffin: 50% off sitewide on cables, chargers, batteries, and more.HP: Up to 71% on laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, and more.Incase: Up to 50% off sitewide on bags, laptop sleeves, cases, and more.Incipio: Up to 50% off sitewide on phone cases and accessories.Insta360: Save up to $75 on cameras.LastPass: 25% off until 11/29.Logitech: $30 off orders over $150 and $50 off orders over $250 with code BF22USD.Microsoft: Up to $600 off Surface Pro tablet laptops.Moment: Up to 60% off select phone cases, lenses, cameras, and other photography accessories.Motorola: Save up to $1,000 on select phones.Nikon: Save up to $1,000 on DSLR and mirrorless cameras, lenses, and binoculars.Nintendo: Save up to $20 or 33% on select games.Otterbox: Free shipping on orders over $50.Peak Design: Up to 30% off camera bags and accessories.Philo: New subscribers save 80% off their first month until 11/30 with code THANKS.Samsung: Up to $350 off Samsung Galaxy Z foldable smartphones.Satechi: 25% off sitewide with code BFCM25 or 30% off $150 or more with code BFCM30.Sony: Save up to $1,500 on TVs, cameras, headphones, and other consumer electronics.Speck: 40% off sitewide until 11/27; 50% off sitewide 11/27-11/28.Steam: 20%-90% off select games until 11/29.ZAGG: 40% off sitewide on ZAGG, Mophie, InvisibleShield, and Gear4 computing and mobile hardware and accessories.Shop big sales from nearly every major mattress brandLeesa/InstagramMattresses are an expensive yet important purchase. Fortunately, during Cyber Monday, you can save hundreds of dollars on top brands, including Casper, Purple, Nectar, and more. Don't know which mattress to buy? Our mattress expert has tested more than 60 mattresses and lists the best in our mattress guide. Also, check out our best Cyber Monday mattress deals hub.Amerisleep: Get $450 off any mattress and free accessories using the promo code AS450.Avocado: Get 10% off sitewide using the promo code SAVE10.Awara: Get $300 off any mattress and a free cotton sheet set, two latex pillows, and a mattress protector.Bear: Get 35% off sitewide and free accessories.Beautyrest: Save up to $800 on select mattresses.Big Fig Mattress: Get $400 off mattresses using the promo code FRIYAY.Birch: Get $400 off mattresses and two free pillows using the promo code FALLSALE400. Brooklyn Bedding: Get 30% off sitewide using promo code BFRIDAY30.Casper: Save up to $800 on mattresses using the promo code BFCM22-B.Cocoon by Sealy: Get 35% off the Chill mattresses and get a free set of sheets and pillows. DreamCloud: Get 25% off mattresses and $599 worth of accessories, including sheets, pillows, and a mattress protector. Emma: Get up to 50% off sitewide.Ghost Bed: Up to 50% off all mattresses and adjustable base bundles and get two free pillows.Helix: Save $150 when you spend $600 using promo code BFWKND150, save $250 when you spend $1,249 using promo code BFWKND250, save $300 when you spend $1,700 using promo code BFWKND300, save $350 when you spend $2,550 using promo code BFWKND350, save $400 when you spend $2,700 using promo code BFWKND400, and save $450 when you spend $2,950 using promo code BFWKND450. Plus, all purchases include two free pillows. Leesa: Save up to $700 on mattresses with two pillows included.Mattress Firm: Get up to 50% off mattresses during the Cyber Monday sale.Nectar: Get 33% off sitewide.Nest Bedding: Up to 50% off select mattresses.Nolah: Save up to $700 on mattresses and get two free pillows during the Cyber Monday sale.   Purple: Get $700 off the Purple Plus Mattress plus adjustable base.Saatva: Get up to $450 off select mattresses during the sale.Serta: Save up to $800 on select mattresses and mattress sets.Siena: Save $200 off any mattress.Sleep Number: Up to 40% off select beds.Tempur-Pedic: Get 30% off the Tempur-Pedic Cloud mattress when you use the Insider exclusive promo code BI30.Tuft & Needle: Save up to $750 on mattresses.Wayfair: Save on big-name mattress brands like Beautyrest and Sealy. Check out our Wayfair deals roundup.Zinus: Save up to 40% off select mattresses. Editor's note: Zinus is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that fiberglass in the company's mattresses has led to serious health issues. Check out our full article on the lawsuit for more details.Zoma: Save $150 on all mattresses using promo code WIN150.Shop big deals on luggage from across the internetRachel Askinasi/InsiderTravel is back and it's a great time to stock up on those travel essentials you may have neglected in the past few years of pandemic. Below you'll find deals on our favorite luggage brands. Away: Up to 40% off suitcases and travel accessories. Check out our full round up of Away luggage deals.Baboon to the Moon: Up to 75% off bags and accessories.Bric's: Up to 50% off Bellagio, MyLife, Siena, and X-Bag lines.Delsey: Save 30% to 60%, plus free shipping.July: Save $30 when you spend $300, $100 when you spend $600, and $200 when you spend $1,000. Monos: Up to 40% off sitewide with code EARLYBF2022. Check out our full round up of Monos luggage deals.Nomatic: Up to 30% off luggage and 50% off travel accessories.Paravel: Up to 30% off, including Oprah's favorite foldable backpack.ROAM: Free Market Tote or Travel Pouch Set with the purchase of any piece of luggage, backpack, or duffel.Samsonite: 30% off sitewide and free shipping.Solgaard: Take 15% to 50% off sitewide. Travelpro: More than 70% off select suitcases and bags, plus save $30 when you spend $200 and $60 when you spend $300.Tumi: 40% off select suitcases, backpacks, and bags.Take 20% off Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation)AppleThe AirPods Pro (2nd generation) is the latest addition to their AirPods Pro series, a line of mid-range earbuds that feature spatial audio and noise canceling. And for just $200, this is the lowest price we've ever seen.8% off the 2022 12.9-Inch 6th-Generation iPad ProAppleWhile not a huge discount, this 8% deal is rare for such a newly announced Apple device. If you're looking to get the latest 12.9-inch iPad, this deal helps you save $100. If you're not sure you want the latest model, we can help you find the right iPad for your needs.30% off the Oxo Good Grips 7-Piece Pop Container SetAmazonAirtight containers are a must-have for any kitchen. You can store all your baking necessities, including flour, sugar, brown sugar, and more. We can't recommend the Oxo Pop containers enough because they keep cupboards and pantries organized and food fresher. Right now, you can save 30% on this set, which comes with two medium square containers, two tall medium containers, and three small ones.$21 off the Allbirds Women's Wool Runner in Hazy CargoAllbirdsThe Wool Runners are some of Allbirds' most popular shoes, and they hold up really well after years of wear. Coming in a green "Hazy Cargo" colorway, this pair of Allbirds pairs well with all your fall neutrals, and they're more than $20 off. Other hues have a similar discount, while the teal and burgundy colorways are down to $64.24% off the Petkit Eversweet Pet Water FountainAmazonThis two-liter water fountain is designed for cats and small dogs. It uses a circulation system to provide oxygenated, fresher, and better tasting water for your furry friend. Right now it's down to only $34, a rare price drop from its typical retail price of $46. We saw a slightly better deal on Black Friday, so it might drop again on Cyber Monday. For more pet deals, we've rounded up Chewy's best Cyber Monday discounts.$1,500 off the LG C1 OLED 83-Inch 4K TVBest BuyLG's C1 beautifully balances performance and design, and the 65-inch model is the top pick in our guide to the best 4K TVs. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. If you're looking for a giant TV for your entertainment system, the 83-inch is the largest available size and is at an excellent all-time low of $3,000.Save $30 on the Fitbit Versa 3FitbitWith automatic activity tracking and a large screen, the Versa 3 has nearly all the perks of the Fitbit line at a not-totally-absurd price point plus a stylish design. It's now available on clearance, so you can get it with a sweet $30 discount.Save 14% on the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9-inchAppleApple's Magic Keyboard is designed to seamlessly attach to the iPad Pro with a comfortable and responsive typing experience, trackpad, and a USB-C port. It's a great way to boost your productivity from your tablet, especially at this excellent price of$300.50% off the Amazon Fire HD 10 TabletAmazonWith 32GB of internal storage, a 1080p HD display, and loads of features like Alexa integration, the Fire HD 10 is one of the most versatile, yet affordable tablets you can buy. Currently on sale for 50% off, it's an even better deal at $75.25% off Bombas SocksBombasBombas makes some of the best socks we've ever tested — even at full price. Right now, you'll save 10% on packs plus an extra 25% on your order, bringing this 8-Pack down to $75.60. Read our full review and shop the entire site.$230 off the Vitamix Professional Series 750 BlenderWilliams SonomaThe Vitamix Professional Series 750 has everything you need in a blender, and its proven longevity makes it worth the price. This Cyber Monday deal is the lowest price we've seen by $60. Check out more Vitamix blender sales going on now.40% off the Everlane Everyone Denim JacketEverlaneFeaturing unisex styling, the Everyone Denim Jacket is easy to wear and style for everyone. Right now, it's $59 — bringing the price down nearly $30.$110 off Fitbit SenseFitbitThe Sense smartwatch has a ton of added features, focusing on heart health and stress management, giving you a more holistic look at your well-being. It's on sale for $140 during Cyber Monday, which is an excellent deal considering how feature-rich this smartwatch is.$80 off Bowflex SelectTech 552 dumbbellsNautilusThe Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells allow you to adjust the weight of each dumbbell anywhere from 5 to 52.5 pounds. They're on sale for $350 for Cyber Monday, which is one of the lowest prices we've ever seen them at, making them a great deal for anyone looking to add to their home gym.19% off Nike Air VaporMax 2021 FKNikeFeaturing a full Air midsole and a Flyknit woven upper, the Vapormax 2021 uses several of Nike's most advanced technologies. Right now, they're 19% off.$50 off Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0NordstromTaking on the look of classic chinos, this pair features added stretch for comfort. At 50% off, this is a good time to add more colors to your wardrobe.$20 off Elden RingElden Ring / FromSoftwareThis 2022 Game of the Year nominee from the creators of Dark Souls is a challenging adventure, even for experienced gamers. This is one of the best prices we've seen since it released in February.Save up to 40% on Monos luggageMonosShop all Monos luggage dealsBest known for its carry-on with a front pocket fit for a laptop, Monos is home to some of the best luggage and travel accessories we've tested. The travel brand has made a name for itself with its suitcases' convenient organization, as demonstrated by its Pro Plus Carry-on with extra storage space.Travelers can save up to a rare 40% on carry-ons, full-sized luggage, and travel accessories with the code EARLYBF2022. Shoppers can also expect to see discounts of up to 50% off on November 25-27 with the code BLACKFRIDAY2022, and up to 30% off on November 28-December 4 with the code CYBERWEEK2022. $150 off Apple 24-inch iMac M1 2021Apple$150 off Apple's 24-inch iMac running on the powerful M1 processor only makes a dent, but it's still the best price we've seen for this model. If you've been looking for a powerful all-in-on computer that will last a long time, the 24-inch iMac with a deal is a great option.$150 off KitchenAid 5-qt. Artisan Series Fresh Prep Attachment BundleKohl'sOne of the best deals we've seen on KitchenAid stand mixers is this bundle, which combines a 5 quart Artisan mixer with food processing attachments. This matches the sale price we've seen at other retailers, but also includes the Fresh Prep attachment, which usually retails for $60. The deal is available in three colors.30% off Casper Essential PillowAmazonWe're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At $30, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.$25 off Sonic FrontiersSegaPlaystation 5Xbox Series X Nintendo SwitchThe latest Sonic the Hedgehog game was released earlier this month and it's already 50% off for Cyber Monday. The game's "open zone" format is new for the franchise but it's gotten generally favorable reviews since its launch.$20 off Everlane Alpaca CrewEverlaneWith over 2500 reviews and four and a half stars, the alpaca crew is an Everlane staple. It comes in 12 colors and is 20% off on Cyber Monday.20% off Seresto Flea and Tick Collar for Large DogsChewyThe Seresto Flea and Tick Collar offer eight months of protection against fleas and ticks in all life stages. It's the only flea collar on the market that we recommend for dogs. For Cyber Monday 2022, Chewy is offering a rare deal we only see a few times a year.30% off PlayStation DualSense Wireless ControllerThere are a number of steps you can take at home with your PS5 console to resolve the connectivity error.YELIM LEE/AFP via Getty ImagesThe PS5 controller is one of the best in the industry thanks to its haptic feedback, built-in microphone, and adaptive triggers. The Cyber Monday discount extends to other colors of the controller, like black, purple, & red.30% off Yeti Rambler 10 oz Wine TumblerAmazonNow 30% off, the Yeti Rambler holds up to 10 ounces of your favorite wine whether you're on a camping trip or on the back patio. The stainless steel interior paired with the double-wall vacuum insulation is what keeps your drink exactly at the temperature you like.40% off Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air FryerJen Gushue/InsiderThe Ninja Foodi Two-Basket Air Fryer lets you cook two separate dishes at once, and you can time them to finish simultaneously to take the guesswork out of your dinner routine. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.$30 off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendoThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the definitive adventure game on the Nintendo Switch, sending players on a sprawling journey across a fantasy world with hundreds of secrets to discover. Right now Walmart is selling it for only $30, a rare discount that puts it at the lowest price we've ever seen.25% off Hydro Flask ToteHydro FlaskThe Hydro Flask Tote makes for the perfect travel bag, especially when storing food because its lightweight, insulated, and fully lined. For Cyber Monday, the tote is 25% off.35% off our favorite do-everything Instant PotJen Gushue/InsiderThe Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, and sous vide machine all in one, making it one of the most useful and economical small appliances we tested. While it's not the lowest we've seen it, it's the best price in months.See our guide to the best Instant Pots and electric pressure cookers.$50 off Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric ToothbrushAmazonStart and end every day with the Oral-B iO Series 6 Electric Toothbrush, now 40% off for Cyber Monday. Complete with five Smart Modes and technology that stores your brushing patterns, this brush comes with one more plus a travel case.$270 off Samsung 75-inch Class TU690T Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TVBest BuyIf you're in need of a large screen for your living room, this Samsung TV is one of the best budget options you can find. While it may not have Samsung's latest display technology, this smart TV is fully featured with support for Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Apple's AirPlay.17% off Bose QuietComfort II EarbudsAmazonThe Bose QuietComfort II Earbuds are the second rendition of the wireless earbuds, and they're easily one of the best noise-canceling earbuds on the market. At $50 off, they're currently at the lowest price we've seen. $20 off Apple AirTag 4-PackAppleApple's wireless trackers are compatible with the FindMy app on iPhone and iOS devices, and this matches the lowest price we've seen since their release. Just remember, you'll need a keychain holster or something else to keep them attached to your belongings.50% off Headspace subscriptionHeadspaceIf you're looking to exercise some mindfulness, a subscription to Headspace is a perfect place to start, especially at 50% off. The app offers easy-to-navigate guided meditations — from one-off sessions to help with burnout, to full-blown courses on stress and anger — from a variety of teachers, each with different perspectives.$50 off the Xbox Series STargetThe Xbox Series S is one of Microsoft's two current generation consoles, along with the Xbox Series X. Both consoles play the exact same games, but there are differences, most notably that the Series S does not include a disc drive so you can only play digitally downloaded titles. It's currently $50 off, an excellent deal for this powerful and popular console.  51% off Rosyclo Cloud SlippersAmazonWhile not the exact same pair, these cloud slippers are nearly identical in design to the ones our executive editor Sally Kaplan owns and loves. Your discount will depend on the size and color you select, but we're seeing an average savings of 51% on these trendy cloud slippers.20% off Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020)Amazon$200 off the M1 MacBook Air is a superb deal, especially when you consider the M2 MacBook Air starts at $1,200, and isn't usually discounted below $1,000.43% off Lego Classic Bricks and AnimalsWalmartA great gift for the creative builder in your life, this set includes 1,500 pieces for endless construction. At an all-time low price for Cyber Monday, this is an excellent price for a full set, especially when deals on classic Lego kits are so rare.$96 off Wüsthof Classic Hollow Edge 2-Piece Chef's Knife SetAmazonWüsthof is one of the top names in knife making. This set features a 6-inch chef's knife and a 3.5-inch paring knife, which should cover you for most tasks. During Cyber Monday, it's at an all-time low price.$200 off iRobot Roomba i3+, our favorite robot vacuumiRobotThe iRobot Roomba i3+ does more than your average robot vacuum. It develops personalized cleaning schedules and empties itself. It also does an outstanding job of cleaning. That's why we made it the top pick in our robot vacuum guide. Usually, it costs more than your average robot vacuum, but during Cyber Monday, it's at the lowest price we've ever seen.$10 off Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Donut Dog BedChewyThe Best Friends by Sheri the Original Calming Donut Dog Bed has a rounded shape that cradles a dog and helps them calm down naturally. It's our top pick for the best calming dog bed and rarely goes on sale. Right now, you can get it for its lowest price ever on select colors.Read our guide to the best dog beds.33% off Razor A Kick ScooterTargetIt doesn't have all of the whistles and bells of an electric scooter, but a Razor A Kick Scooter will still be fun to ride. It's built durably and can collapse to be carried around. During Cyber Monday, it's 33% off, which is the best deal we've seen since 2020.18% off Kasa Smart Plug Ultra MiniAmazonThese smart plugs are low-profile enough to fit behind most furniture and are easy to use for basic smart home functions. During Cyber Monday, they're at the best price we've seen in months.27% off Cetaphil Daily Hydrating LotionTargetDrugstore skincare brand Cetaphil has a cult following among budget-savvy shoppers. The brand's products are formulated for sensitive skin and are fragrance-free. For Cyber Monday, the Daily Hydrating Moisturizer is down $4 from its typical price since this summer. Save up to 38% on Cetaphil's other cleaners and moisturizers too. Read our guide to the best skincare brands for more information on Cetaphil.37% off Anova Culinary Nano Sous Vide Precision CookerAmazonThe Anova Precision Cooker Nano offers accuracy and ease of use at a price unmatched by other sous vide machines. This model rarely goes to a lower price, so it's a good time to buy.See our guide to the best sous vide machines. 50% off Bonobos Stretch Washed Chino 2.0NordstromWith the style and fit of classic chinos, this pair features added stretch for comfort. At 50% off, now is a good time to add more colors to your wardrobe.25% off Bissell Little Green Proheat Portable Carpet CleanerWayfairBissell makes some of our favorite carpet cleaners, and the Little Green ProHeat is a fantastic cleaner for removing stains and messes. During Cyber Monday, save 25% off.Check out our guide to the best carpet cleaners.$200 off JBL Boombox 2AmazonWhen you need music for your gathering, the JBL Boombox 2 brings powerful sound and bass to keep the party going. It's one of the best Bluetooth speakers that you can get, and right now it's on sale with an excellent and rare $200 discount.40% off SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water MakerAmazonIf you're a seltzer fan, then you should consider investing in a sparkling water maker. The Terra is SodaStream's newest model that is also cordless. It comes with one CO2 cylinder and a bottle of lime Bubly Drops. For Cyber Monday, it's an all-time low price.39% off Coway Airmega AP-1512H True HEPA PurifierCowayCoway makes some of the best air purifiers on the market. The AP-1512HH is a reliable compact unit with a 4-stage filtration system that reduces up to 99.6% of air pollution particles. This Cyber Monday deal is the lowest price since early 2021.$30 off Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up LightSuzy Hernandez/Business InsiderThe Philips SmartSleep Connected is our top pick for the best sunrise alarm clock. It will help you fall asleep gently and wake up on time by creating stunning sunset and sunrise simulations. Right now, it's 15% off, an all-time low price that we haven't seen since last year.See our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks.60% off Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear HeadphonesBeatsWhile not the newest headphones in the Beats lineup, the Beats Solo3 are still a solid pair of over-ear cans. They don't offer noise-canceling capabilities, but they're still a versatile pair of headphones that deliver balanced sound and 40 hours of listening time. At $80, they're at an all-time low for Cyber Monday with the best price we've seen.13% off TeeTurtle Reversible Narwhal PlushieAmazonMore than just a cuddly stuffed animal, TeeTurtle's reversible plushies let you express your mood. Don't feel like talking to anyone? Just turn the animal to the frowny face side. For Cyber Monday, the narwhal stuffie is a modest 13% off.40% off TikTok's favorite vegetable chopperAmazonOne of TikTok's favorite gadgets, this chopper can dice an entire onion with just a single push of your palm. For Cyber Monday, it's the lowest price we've seen in months at around 40% off. As a bonus, it comes with a spiralizing attachment for making zoodles.62% off National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Full Christmas Tree, 6.5 FeetAmazonIf you're still in the market for a Christmas tree, this 6.5-foot pre-lit Dunhill Fir tree is steeply discounted at 62% off for Cyber Monday; the lowest price we've ever seen for this tree.30% off sauces from Fly By JingFly by JingFly By Jing makes one of our favorite chili crisps, and the By Jing box offers a range of Sichuan sauces, including the tangy Zhong sauce and potent Mala spice mix. At 30% for the first time ever, it's the perfect foodie holiday gift.20% off Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 Repairing TreatmentAmazonThough pricey, Olaplex's Hair Perfector is a cult favorite in beauty circles. At 20% off, it makes a thoughtful gift for anyone heard complaining about their split ends in the winter, this immensely popular hair treatment repairs brittle, dry hair and adds much-needed moisture.30% off Amazon Smart ThermostatAmazonThe Amazon Smart Home Thermostat is a simple, inexpensive smart home thermostat to control your home's temperature. It doesn't have a microphone or camera, so Alexa voice commands rely on another voice-enabled Alexa device, like an Echo smart speaker. Certain energy providers will provide benefits for switching to an energy-saving thermostat like this one, so be sure to check with yours. Right now, the thermostat is down to an all-time low price.20% off Sengled Smart Light BulbSengledSengled's smart color-changing light bulb is significantly more affordable than bulbs from big names like Philips. For about $12, this single bulb is more affordable than ever.50% off Casper Essential PillowAmazonWe're fans of Casper's pillows; we ranked the Original as the best pillow for side sleepers in our buying guide to the best pillows you can buy. The Essential pillow is soft and breathable on the outside and supportive on the inside. At $30, it matches the lowest price we've come across this year.26% off Hydro Flask Wide Mouth BottleMarathon SportsHydro Flask makes some of our favorite water bottles — they're basically indestructible without being bulky or heavy, and keep hot and cold beverages at their original temperature for at least 12 hours. It's a solid, pragmatic gift for anyone who complains about forgetting to hydrate or is on the hunt for a reliable thermos.See our guide to the best water bottles. 37% off Revlon One-Step Hair DryerAmazonThis hair tool combines styling, drying, and volumizing your hair into one simple step. It's comparable to the expensive Dyson Airwrap, but for a fraction of the cost. Down to $25, this is one of the best deals we've seen for it all year.See our guide to the best hair dryers. 50% off Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021)RokuCompared to the Roku Streaming Stick+, the new Streaming Stick 4K provides an improved viewing experience by adding support for Dolby Vision. This advanced high dynamic range (HDR) format can provide better picture quality on TVs that support it. Right now you can get it on sale for only $25, the best price we've seen for it yet.50% off It Takes TwoAmazonThe 2021 game of the year is an entirely cooperative game that lets a friend join-in online, even if they don't own the game. This price matches the lowest we've seen to date.40% off Samsung 65-Inch Class OLED TVAmazonSamsung's first 4K OLED is also one of the very first OLED TVs to feature quantum dots. This technology allows the display to produce a wider range of colors than typical OLEDs. $1,800 is a new low price for this brand-new high-end set.50% off Melissa & Doug PAW Patrol PAWtroller Activity CenterTargetIf there's a little one in your life who loves Paw Patrol, this activity center will provide hours of fun. You can grab it for 50% off during Target's Cyber Monday sale.$500 off Hydrow rowing machinesHydrowThe Hydrow Connected Rower is the Peloton of at-home rowing machines, bringing interactive rowing workouts right to your living room. It's on sale for $500 off its normal price during Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale which is one of the lowest prices we've seen it at.Check out our review of the Hydrow to learn more about what makes this a stellar piece of exercise equipment. 29% off the De'Longhi La Specialista Arte Espresso MachineAmazonDe'Longhi is one of the best brands for home espresso makers. The Specialista Arte is one of our recommended mid-range makers and has the unique feature of a built-in tamper. This is the best price we've seen in six months on this machine.Read more about the best espresso machines we've tested here.12% off the MacBook Pro 13-inch M2AppleThe 13-inch MacBook Pro is more capable than ever. Supercharged by the next-generation M2 chip, it's Apple's most portable pro laptop, with up to 20 hours of battery life and 12% off retail. It's a surprisingly good deal when you consider this new MacBook was just released in 2022.25% off the GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice MakerWalmartOne of the few nugget ice makers on the market, the GE Profile does one task perfectly: making chewable nugget ice. It's a bulky and pricy appliance, but the unique production is worth it if you're a nugget ice loyalist. For Cyber Monday, it's $130 off the usual price, so it's a great time to buy the ice maker of your dreams. You can read more about why we love this deal here.Save 20% on a Dyson Airwrap, plus get free accessoriesDysonWith new barrels to curl and wave in both directions, brushes to control and shape, and the multi-functional Coanda smoothing dryer to dry, smooth, and hide flyaways. Existing Dyson customers can save 20% off using the code e-mailed to them on November 21. Both new and returning customers can claim $125 in free gifts with their purchase.For more information, check out our Dyson Airwrap Cyber Monday deal guide. Save $400 on our favorite mattress and get $600 in free accessoriesDreamcloudOne of our favorite mattresses, the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress offers an impressive array of features, including excellent support, a firmness that will appeal to most sleepers, and a long trial period and warranty. During the Cyber Monday sale, you can save $400 and get $599 of accessories included.Save 30% on the Apple Watch Series 7Antonio Villas-Boas/InsiderThe Apple Watch Series 7 is extremely similar to the new Series 8. It's only missing Crash Detection, body temperature sensing, and a new Low Power Mode that gives the Series 8 up to 36 hours of battery life. With that in mind, you can easily justify the $120 in savings with this deal on the Series 7.See our guide to the best Apple Watch. Save 33% on the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Stick VacuumWalmartDyson vacuums are the cream of the crop, and this Cyber Monday deal for the Cyclone V10 is the best we've seen in years. Equipped with a sensor to detect whether you're vacuuming a carpet or hard floor, it's the perfect vac for any room in the house. See our guide to the best vacuums. 57% off Madden 23AmazonJust released in August, Madden 23 is the newest iteration of the ever-popular EA Sports NFL video game franchise. Down to just $30, this deal is an absolute steal — and the perfect holiday gift for the football lover or sports gamer in your life. 50% off Columbia Tipton Peak Insulated JacketColumbiaColumbia jackets are ideal for layering in cold weather, as they are warm, but not too bulky. If you're looking to upgrade for this winter, 50% off this Tipton Peak Insulated Jacket is a fantastic deal for you. See our guide to the best winter coats. 50% off Kiehls Ultimate Shave CollectionNordstromWith $72 worth of product, this gift set of men's shaving products from cult favorite brand Kiehl's is a great deal at $33.60. If you use your Nordstrom card to purchase, you can also earn a $60 Note to be used on a future purchase.41% off the ASUS Chromebook C203XAAmazonThe Asus C203XA is designed with military-grade durability, a spill-resistant keyboard, and an anti-scratch finish, making it the perfect choice for students and classrooms. Down to only $142, this is the best price it's seen in months.See our guide to the best Chromebooks. Save $90 on the Dewalt Compact Drill/Impact Combo KitAmazonThis 20-Volt MAX Brushless Compact 2-Tool Combo Kit includes 1 cordless Drill/Driver, 1 cordless Impact Driver, two 20-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Batteries, 1 charger, and a carrying bag. During The Home Depot's Cyber Monday, it's 35% off.See our guide to the best cordless drills. 75% off LifeStraw Personal Water FilterAmazonLifeStraws are portable filters that can make even some of the murkiest standing water drinkable. For backpackers and hikers, a LifeStraw can be an invaluable tool in dire situations. Down to only $13, now is a great time to buy one.44% off Chewmeter Himalayan Yaky Cheese ChewsChewyMade with potato starch and cheese, among other ingredients, Chewmeter's dog treats are rawhide-free. They were about a dollar less during Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale in October, but have been above $20 for most of the year. 50% off JBL Tune 510BT Wireless On-Ear HeadphonesJBLQuality over-ear headphones can get pricey, but these wireless ones from JBL offer great sound and up to 40 hours of play when fully charged. RIght now, they're a steep 50% off, costing right under $25. Lowest price of the year on an Insider subscriptionInsiderInsider is offering its annual subscription at its lowest price of the year as a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal. You'll get access to in-depth reporting, exclusive stories, pitch decks, salary databases, and more. This deal expires on November 28.Rare $10 discount on Ring Fit AdventureAmazonRing Fit Adventure is a fitness-centric game that challenges you to get off the couch and perform crunches, sit-ups, and more to defeat enemies. It even comes with a special accessory called the Ring-Con to track your movements. This game rarely goes on sale, so this $10 discount from Amazon is a good deal.Save $50 on the internet's favorite frying panOur PlaceThis sleek, matte pan is an incredible gift for minimalists: It's designed to replace eight pieces of cookware, functioning as everything from a pot to a frying pan. Normally $145, you can get it for $95 for Cyber Monday.See our guide to the best nonstick frying pans. 28% off Otherland candlesOtherlandOtherland is a hot candle brand right now, known for its creative packaging and custom gift sets. For Cyber Monday, you can get 28% off a three-pack and 35% off six-packs and nine-packs.See our guide to the best places for buying candles. $100 off the new Pixel 7GoogleThis is the lowest price for Google's newest smartphone, the Pixel 7. Launched only a month ago, the Pixels are desirable Android phones, thanks to their fast performance, great image quality from the cameras, and stock Android.See our guide to the best smartphones. 50% off the Litter Genie PlusAmazonThe Litter Genie keeps odors from cat litter waste concealed. Deputy Editor Lauren Savoie likes that it holds several weeks' worth of waste so she doesn't have to take the trash out every time she scoops. For Chewy's Cyber Monday sale, it's marked down to 30% off its usual price, and over at Petco, it's 50% off — an all-time low price.Save $40 on the Theragun MiniTherabodyTherabody's fourth generation of massage guns introduced the Theragun Mini, a portable device that packs a percussive punch in a much smaller package. It's our favorite entry-level massage gun and it's on sale for $160 during Cyber Monday, which is around the lowest price we've ever seen.Buy one, get one on Masterclass subscriptionsMasterClassMasterClass is one of our favorite online learning platforms and for $180, you can get a second membership free to gift when you buy the first one. It makes for a great last-minute present and a fun way to bond with someone as you watch classes remotely.$50 off DNA kits from AncestryAncestryDNAAncestry DNA makes our favorite DNA kit, and all its DNA kits are discounted for Cyber Monday. The cheapest one is the standard kit, coming in at $59 (normally $99).20% off our favorite bathrobe from BrooklinenBrooklinenMade from 100% Turkish cotton, this super-soft robe is the ultimate luxury gift. For Cyber Monday, you can get 25% off all Brooklinen products when you check out.32% off the Kindle PaperwhiteAmazonThe Kindle Paperwhite is our favorite Kindle model so far for its big screen and adjustable warm light. At 32% off, you can snag it for under $100 to gift to the avid reader in your life.Save $70 on TCL's 55-inch 5 Series 4K Roku TVBest BuyTCL's 55-inch 5 Series 4K Roku TV delivers an impressive balance between image performance, smart connectivity, screen size, and cost. Down to $430, this discount matches deals we've seen for it in the past.Take 27% off the Nespresso's Vertuo coffee makerWilliams SonomaNespresso's Vertuo machine makes rich, frothy espresso at the touch of a button. This isn't the lowest price we've seen, but it does match last Black Friday's deal, and it's still a solid discount.Save 20% on the GoPro Hero 11 BlackThe GoPro Hero 11 Black with its recognizable form-factor. Like the Hero 9 Black and Hero 10 Black before it, there's a front screen for framing a shot — useful if you're vlogging or live-streaming.Les Shu/InsiderGoPro's best camera yet, the Hero 11 Black shoots incredible videos with smooth stabilization better than ever. For Cyber Monday, you can save $100 (20%) off the regular priceTake 50% off the Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright VacuumAmazonThe Shark Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Upright Vacuum (AZ2002) is easy to use and has powerful suction that gets the job done on hardwood and carpeting. This Cyber Monday deal matches the lowest price we've seen.Save 24% on an HP OMEN laptopHPHP's OMEN laptops are high-performance computers that are great for creative tasks and gaming. This one is loaded with an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. Add in 16GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, the $1,200 sale price makes it a terrific buy for a high-end machine.Save 33% on a Sony 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD TVAmazonSony's 2022 midrange LCD TV is a solid pick for buyers who want a good all-around 4K display. It has local dimming for improved contrast, along with wide color capabilities and support for the Google TV streaming platform. This $1,000 deal price is a new low for the 65-inch model.Save $150 on the Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet GrillHome DepotTraeger is one of our favorite grill brands, and the Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill is an excellent option for easy precision grilling and smoking. During Home Depot's Cyber Monday sale, you can save $150 off its regular price.Save 40% on the internet's favorite coatMaria Del Russo/InsiderDubbed by the internet as the "Amazon coat," this down jacket actually lives up to its hype of blending style with warmth and functionality. It comes in a range of colors from muted neutrals to bright red or yellow and is a perfect, practical gift as the winter season gets colder. The discount you'll receive depends on the color and size you choose, with an average deal of 40% off.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider11 hr. 43 min. ago

$1 million worth of Celtic gold coins was stolen from a German museum during a mysterious power outage

483 gold coins were stolen from a museum in Bavaria, Germany, after fiber optic cables were suspiciously cut causing a power outage and alarm failure. Celtic find in Manching, GermanyKeltenmuseum Manching/WikiCommons Over $1 million worth of ancient gold has been stolen in Germany, Bavarian State Police said.  The 483 coins were stolen when unknown thieves broke into the Celtic Roman Museum in Manching. Bavaria's minister for science and art, Markus Blume, said the raid was a "catastrophe." Over $1 million worth of ancient gold has been stolen from a museum in Germany, Bavarian State Police have said. On Thursday night, 483 coins were stolen when unknown thieves broke into the Celtic Roman Museum in Manching.The coins, dating back to 100 BCE, were unearthed in 1999 in Manching, Germany, and are considered the largest discovery of Celtic gold coins found in the 20th century. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, fiber optic cables were cut in at a German Telekom distribution center, according to details shared at a press conference held by the State Criminal Police Office and the public prosecutor's office. This resulted in 13,000 homes losing internet and telephone access.This disruption also disarmed the nearby Celtic Roman Museum's alarm system. Nine minutes after the wires were cut, an escape door was forced open at the museum, and the coins were stolen, according to BR24's reportage of the press conference.  The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office is now investigating how "strangers" managed to gain access to the regional hub and sever fiber optic cables the night the museum was hit, according to BR24. Picture taken on November 23, 2022 shows a broken window at the Celtic and Roman museum in Manching, southern Germany, from where a hoard of Celtic coins was stolen.CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty ImagesWriting on Twitter, Bavaria's minister for science and art, Markus Blume, said the raid was a "catastrophe," adding, "whoever steals art damages our culture."Speaking to BR, Blume said: "It's clear that you don't simply march into a museum and take this treasure with you." "It's highly secured, and as such, there's a suspicion that we're rather dealing with a case of organized crime," the minister added, per The Jerusalem Post.Rupert Gebhard, head of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection in Munich, also warned it's likely the loot may be melted down and sold for their gold value of just $260,000, as the coins would be difficult to sell on the public market, according to The Jerusalem Post. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 26th, 2022

Futures Reverse Losses, Hit Session HIghs Alongside Oil Despite China Covid Curbs

Futures Reverse Losses, Hit Session HIghs Alongside Oil Despite China Covid Curbs After trading in the red for much of the overnight session, US futures inched higher shortly after the European open after a volatile session in Asia marked by rising Covid cases in China, while a Fed president turned dovish and showed openness to slowing the path of rate hikes. Futures on the S&P 500 traded near session highs, up 0.4% to 3,972 by 8:00 a.m. in New York, while Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.1% after struggling for direction.  Stocks in Hong Kong and Mainland China slipped as China’s daily virus infections climbed to near the highest on record, although a bounce in Japanese stocks pushed overall Asian markets higher. Europe’s Stoxx 600 Index rose, led by energy shares. The dollar weakened against all major currencies and Treasury yields declined. Crude oil prices rose after Saudi Arabia pushed back against reports of a potential OPEC+ production increase. Bitcoin's gradual, methodic slide continued interrupted by occasional bouts of ungradual, unmethodic panic liquidations. In premarket trading, Zoom Video dropped after the firm reported its slowest quarterly sales growth on record and trimmed full-year revenue forecasts. Chinese stocks listed in US fell after a ramp-up in Covid restrictions to curb a spike in virus cases across China. Pinduoduo -2.4%, Trip.com -0.6%, Bilibili -2.8%, Nio -2.5%, Li Auto -3.9%. Here are some other notable premarket movers: Blackstone shares fall 2.5% in US premarket trading as Credit Suisse cut its rating to underperform from neutral and said that it is awaiting a better entry point for US alternative asset manager stocks. Alibaba shares pare losses in US premarket trading after Reuters reported that Chinese authorities are set to hand down a fine of over $1 billion for Jack Ma’s Ant Group, an event market watchers see as an end to Beijing’s prolonged investigation into the fintech firm and a first step to restarting its IPO. GameStop shares swing between slight gains and losses in US premarket trading, following a Bloomberg report that billionaire investor Carl Icahn was said to hold a large short position in the video-game retailer. Dell Technologies stock slipped 2% in postmarket trading on Monday as the computer company’s revenue forecasts for the current quarter missed estimates, as economic uncertainty begins to affect information technology customers. Keep an eye on Amazon.com after its price target was cut at Piper Sandler as AWS revenue decelerates along with an industry-wide slowdown at major cloud computing firms. The brokerage notes, however, that while “industry growth ticks down, AWS leadership remains.” Watch Activision Blizzard as Baird raised the recommendation on the stock to outperform from neutral, while downgrading Airbnb, Carvana and Vroom all to neutral since these companies are exposed to pullbacks in discretionary “high ticket” purchases. Keep an eye on software stocks, including Workday and Coupa Software as Morgan Stanley cuts price targets across the sector, with analyst saying that consensus estimates for 2023 are likely too high while customer IT budgets are set to be reduced. "Market sentiment remains toneless for the second trading day of the week as most investors are still struggling to assess the short- to mid-term outlook for risky assets," said Pierre Veyret, technical analyst at ActivTrades. “Despite the market starting to price in a potential slowing in rate hikes, some Fed officials have moved to temper these anticipations by reiterating their will to tackle inflation, and that this goal was far from being achieved.” Fed officials continued to highlight the need to curb inflation but hinted that a slower pace of hikes could be possible. On Monday, San Fran Fed President Mary Daly said officials need to be mindful of the lags with which monetary policy works, while repeating that she sees interest rates rising to at least 5%. Separately, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said she has no problem with slowing down the central bank’s rapid rate increases when officials meet next month. “Markets get jittery whenever the Federal Reserve is due to speak or issue important information,” said Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell. “With the central bank set to publish the minutes from its November meeting tomorrow, equity investors need to brace themselves for the Fed to say it is likely to keep raising rates to tame inflation, even though October’s consumer prices figure was below expectations.” After this quarter’s 10% rally in the S&P 500, Goldman strategists expressed skepticism about US stocks returns next year, setting a 4000 points target for the benchmark by Dec. 2023 as earnings growth stalls. “Zero earnings growth will match zero appreciation in the S&P 500,” strategists led by David Kostin wrote in a note on Tuesday. Then again, the same David Kostin said excatly one year ago that the S&P would close 2022 at 5,100 so expect him to be dead wrong again. In Europe,  Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.2%, with energy stocks the best-performing sector as crude advanced after Saudi Arabia denied report of discussion about OPEC+ oil-output hike. BP rose 5.3% and Repsol was 6% higher after both stocks got analyst upgrades. Hong Kong stocks slid as China’s daily virus infections climbed to near the highest on record. Covid-control restrictions now affect a fifth of China’s economy. Still, the eventual easing by China of its curbs to counter the virus are likely to mean that European profits will hold up relatively well because of the benefits to luxury and mining companies, according to strategists at Goldman Sachs. Here are some of the notable European movers: AO World shares jumped as much as 17%, to the highest since early July, after the online appliances retailer raised its FY adjusted Ebitda forecast. Verbund rose as much as 8.2% after Stifel upgraded the utility company to buy from hold, saying conditions of Austria’s price cap are “much better” than had been anticipated. Allfunds shares fell as much as 11% after a discounted share offering by holders LHC3 and BNP Paribas in the mutual-fund distributor. Shares in digital price-tag maker SES- imagotag fell as much as 6%, before paring the drop, after majority shareholder BOE Smart Retail offered 1.5 million shares at a 7.3% discount to the last close. ThyssenKrupp declined as much as 5.9% after holder Cevian offered ~23.4m shares via UBS with price guidance of €5.15 apiece, representing a 4.7% discount to last close. Vodafone shares fell as much as 3.4% after the telecoms group was double-downgraded to underperform from outperform at Credit Suisse, which cited a growing risk to the dividend and elevated costs weighing on its outlook. Earlier in the session, Asian stocks advanced as the yen’s recent weakness boosted Japanese exporters, offsetting losses in Chinese tech shares. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained as much as 0.7%, with Japanese firms Toyota, Sony and Mitsubishi helping lift the gauge along with Taiwan’s TSMC. Up more than 10% this month, the MSCI Asian stock benchmark has outperformed its US or European peers in November thanks to China’s rally.  Among sectors, energy and industrials advanced the most, while communication services and consumer discretionary shares edged lower. Chinese stocks in Hong Kong fell for another day, as a worsening outbreak on the mainland raised doubts as to whether authorities can hold on to their softer Covid Zero stance. A rally this month fueled by reopening hopes has now come to a halt as investors come to terms with China’s Covid reality.  “As we’ve seen in the Covid issues in China, it’s going to be stop-go sort of news flow in terms of the lockdowns et cetera and that’s going to add volatility to markets,” Lorraine Tan, director of equity research at Morningstar, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. Japan equities climbed as the yen’s retreat over the past four days supported exporters’ shares in the face of concerns over China’s Covid Zero policy and the Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance.   The Topix rose 1.1% to 1,994.75 as of the market close in Tokyo, while the Nikkei 225 advanced 0.6% to 28,115.74. Toyota Motor contributed the most to the Topix’s gain, increasing 2.3%. Out of 2,165 stocks in the index, 1,737 rose and 366 fell, while 62 were unchanged. “There is an impression that the market will be quiet with no major selloffs ahead of the Japanese and US holidays,” said Hirokazu Kabeya, chief global strategist at Daiwa Securities. “In some aspects, it is difficult for the stock market to fall as investors find it hard to make a move.”  Stocks in Malaysia fell for a second day after Saturday’s election produced the country’s first-ever hung parliament. Australia’s equity benchmark rose to a five-month high buoyed by miners.The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.6% to close at 7,181.30, its highest since June 6, driven by a rebound in mining and energy shares.  In New Zealand, the S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.2% to 11,420.42. New Zealand’s central bank is poised to raise interest rates by an unprecedented 75 basis points on Wednesday, accelerating its monetary tightening to get inflation under control. Elsewhere, markets were mixed with moderate gains or losses.  In FX, the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell as the greenback fell against all of its Group-of-10 peers. Risk-sensitive Antipodean currencies and the Norwegian krone were the top performers. CFTC data showed that speculative and institutional traders turned their back to the dollar yet again last week as the currency stayed under pressure. At the same time, one-month risk reversals in the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rallied in favor of the topside. The euro rose versus the greenback but underperformed most of its major peers. Bunds slipped and Italian bonds inched lower. The pound rose against a broadly weaker dollar and was steady against the euro. Data showed UK government borrowing grew less than forecast in October, ahead of a testimony in Parliament by officials from the Office for Budget Responsibility. The yen rose for the first time in five days after remarks from some Federal Reserve officials solidified bets for smaller US rate hikes. Japan’s yield curve steepened a tad ahead of a local holiday. One-week risk reversals in dollar-yen traded earlier at 24 basis points in favor of the Japanese currency, which marked the least bearish sentiment for the greenback in more than a month. In rates, Treasuries ground higher leaving yields near session lows into the early US session with 10-year at around 3.79%. Bunds and gilts both lag Treasuries, trading slightly cheaper over early London session. US session focus is on Fed speakers and conclusion of this week’s auctions with a 7-year sale at 1pm.  Treasury 10-year yields outperforming bunds and gilts by ~5bp on the day. Long-end of the Treasuries curve underperforms, steepening 10s30s spread by 2.5bp on the day.  This week’s auctions conclude with $35b 7-year note sale at 1pm, follows Monday’s double auction of 2- and 5-year notes. In commodities, it has been a contained session for the crude complex after yesterday’s WSJ fake news-prompted rollercoaster, with benchmarks higher by around 1% amid further pushback to the production increase report. Kuwait Oil Minister has pushed back against reports of any discussions over OPEC+ raising production at its next meeting, according to the State news agency; Iraq's SOMO says no discussions have taken place over an increase at the next OPEC meeting. China has reportedly paused the purchase of some Russian oil, awaiting details of the price cap to see if it provides a better price. Spot gold and silver are firmer, with the yellow metal at session highs just below the USD 1750/oz mark as risk sentiment struggles to find firm direction and the USD continues to pullback. For reference, the current spot gold peak of USD 1748/oz is shy of the 10-DMA at USD 1755/oz and still some way from the 200-DMA at USD 1801/oz. Cryptocurrency prices were mixed, with investors braced for more ructions as further digital-asset sector bankruptcies loom following the demise of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX empire. Looking to the day ahead now, and central bank speakers include the Fed’s Mester, George and Bullard, along with the ECB’s Holzmann, Rehn and Nagel. Data releases include Euro Area consumer confidence for November, as well as the US Richmond Fed manufacturing index for November. Lastly, the OECD will be releasing their Economic Outlook. Market Snapshot S&P 500 futures up 0.2% to 3,964.00 STOXX Europe 600 up 0.6% to 435.56 MXAP up 0.4% to 151.12 MXAPJ down 0.1% to 486.08 Nikkei up 0.6% to 28,115.74 Topix up 1.1% to 1,994.75 Hang Seng Index down 1.3% to 17,424.41 Shanghai Composite up 0.1% to 3,088.94 Sensex up 0.4% to 61,380.15 Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.6% to 7,181.30 Kospi down 0.6% to 2,405.27 German 10Y yield little changed at 1.99% Euro up 0.3% to $1.0272 Brent Futures up 0.7% to $88.04/bbl Gold spot up 0.5% to $1,745.92 U.S. Dollar Index down 0.35% to 107.46 Top Overnight News from Bloomberg More than six years after voting to leave the EU, the UK is facing a prolonged recession, a deep cost-of-living crisis and a shortage of workers. Last week’s Autumn Statement heralded years of higher taxes and cuts to public spending The ECB needs to maintain the pace of rate increases at its next meeting on Dec. 15 to demonstrate policy makers are “serious” about taming inflation, Financial Times reports, citing an interview with Robert Holzmann, governor of the National Bank of Austria and member of the ECB’s governing council Germany will introduce a cap on gas and electricity prices for companies and households as Europe’s largest economy seeks to contain the fallout from Russia’s moves to slash energy supplies. Large parts of German industry will no longer be able to avoid production cuts if companies need to further reduce natural gas consumption, according to a survey Italy has signed off on a €35 billion ($36 billion) budget law for next year which will raise a windfall tax on energy companies in order to expand aid to families and businesses hit by higher prices Spain announced a series of steps to shield mortgage-holders on lower incomes from rising costs, stepping up efforts to cushion the economic blow from high inflation and surging interest rates The premium investors pay for German two-year bonds over equivalent swaps has dropped to levels last seen in July in recent days, down more than 40 basis points from a record high in September. It comes after the German finance agency and the European Central Bank took steps to increase the supply of debt available to borrow in repo markets An FTX Group bankruptcy filing showed that the fallen cryptocurrency exchange and a number of affiliates had a combined cash balance of $1.24 billion A new currency trading algorithm developed by a Dutch fund threatens to wrest away millions of euros of fees from investment banks if it gains traction in the pension industry China’s overnight repo rate plunged to its lowest level in nearly two years, an indication that a liquidity squeeze seen last week has eased following measures by the central bank A more detailed look at global markets courtesy of Nesquawk Asia-Pac stocks were mostly positive as the regional bourses attempted to recover from the recent China COVID woes but with price action contained amid quiet newsflow and a lack of fresh macro drivers. ASX 200 was positive amid strength in the commodity-related sectors in which energy led the advances after oil prices rebounded following Saudi’s denial that it was considering a production increase. Nikkei 225 higher and reclaimed the 28,000 level with early outperformance in Shionogi after its COVID-19 therapeutic drug was presumed effective by Japan’s PMDA. Hang Seng and Shanghai Comp traded mixed with Hong Kong pressured by weakness in the tech sector, while losses in the mainland were reversed after the latest policy support pledges by China including measures to sustain the recovery momentum of the industrial economy and with the PBoC to release CNY 200bln worth of loan support for commercial banks to ensure near-term delivery of homes. Top Asian News US Defence Secretary Austin met with Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe in Cambodia, according to a US official cited by Reuters. US Defence Secretary Austin discussed the need for dialogue on reducing risk and improving communication with his Chinese counterpart, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. Furthermore, Austin raised concern about increasingly dangerous behaviour by Chinese aircraft which increases the risk of an accident and he reiterated that the US remains committed to the longstanding Once China Policy. Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman said the main reason for the current situation faced by China and the US is because the US made the wrong strategic judgement. In relevant news, Global Times' Hu Xijin tweeted that the meeting between the two defence ministers must be supported and that no matter how many frictions, China and the US cannot fight militarily which is the bottom line and the two sides’ due responsibility to the world. EU is poised to renew sanctions on Chinese officials accused of human rights violations in Xinjiang for an additional year, according to SCMP. RBA's Lowe say the Bank is not on a pre-set path and could return to 50bps increase or keep rates unchanged for a time. The Board expects to increase interest rates further over the period ahead. Understand that many people are finding the rise in interest rates difficult. It is necessary, though, to ensure that the current period of higher inflation is only temporary. Beijing City reports 634 (prev. 274) COVID infections on November 22nd as of 3pm, according to a health official, via Reuters. Subsequently, Beijing will tighten COVID testing requirements as of November 24th, according to an official; COVID tests within 48 hours will be required to enter public venues. European bourses are modestly firmer, Euro Stoxx 50 +0.2%, though fresh developments have been limited and the upside itself is tentative at best. Sectors are mixed with the likes of Energy outperforming after yesterday's noted pressure, no overarching bias present in the European morning. Stateside, US futures are near the unchanged mark but have, similar to European peers, been modestly firmer/softer throughout the morning, ES +0.1%. Samsung Electronics (005930 KS) is to jointly develop 3nm chips with five-six fabless clients for large quantity supply as soon as 2023, via Korea Economic Daily citing sources. Top European News ECB's Centeno sees conditions for rate hikes to be less than 75bps in December and said they "really have to reverse" the trend of rising inflation to have greater visibility on monetary policy, according to Bloomberg. ECB's Holzmann said he supports a 75bps hike in December and noted there are no signs that price pressures are easing, according to FT. ECB's Rehn says they will probably hike rates again, pace depends on how the economy develops. ECB's Nagel says a 50bp rate hike is "strong", rates are still "relatively far" from restrictive territory, via Reuters; calls for commencing a gradual APP unwind in Q1-2023. Italy approved a EUR 35bln budget law for next year which plans to increase an energy windfall tax, according to Bloomberg. FX Dollar loses recovery momentum as risk appetite picks up, DXY drifts between 107.810-300 bounds and retests a Fib retracement level just over 107.500 Kiwi rebounds to top 0.6150 vs Buck irrespective of worrying NZ trade data, as RBNZ looms amidst expectations of a larger 75bp hike in the OCR Aussie recovers alongside Yuan and amidst comments from RBA Governor Lowe reaffirming guidance for further tightening, AUD/USD eyes 0.6650 from around 0.6600 at the low Loonie regains poise in tandem with oil and probes 1.3400 against its US rival pre-Canadian data and remarks from BoC's Rogers Yen, Franc, Euro and Pound all take advantage of Greenback fade plus yield convergence to Treasuries as USD/JPY reverses from 142.00+ and USD/CHF from almost 0.9600, while EUR/USD eyes 1.0300 and Cable 1.1900 vs sub-1.0250 and 1.0825. Fixed Income Rangebound trade for core fixed income, though intraday boundaries have extended on both sides throughout the European morning as the complex struggles for firm direction. Bund unreactive to a well-received Bobl auction while USTs are a handful of ticks firmer ahead of the week's last US auction, with volumes currently fairly light. Note, final orders for the UK's 0.125% 2073 Gilt I/L exceed GBP 16.8bln, according to a bookrunner, with pricing set 20bp below the 2068 comparable. Commodities Comparably contained session for the crude complex after yesterday’s pronounced OPEC+ related price action; benchmarks currently firmer by around 0.5% amid further pushback to the production increase report. White House Press Secretary said President Biden is committed to further lowering gasoline prices. Kuwait Oil Minister has pushed back against reports of any discussions over OPEC+ raising production at its next meeting, according to the State news agency; Iraq's SOMO says no discussions have taken place over an increase at the next OPEC meeting. China has reportedly paused the purchase of some Russian oil, awaiting details of the price cap to see if it provides a better price, via Bloomberg citing sources. German gas price break will apply retroactively from January, via der Spiegel; reduction in gas and heat prices is not expected to take effect until March 1st. European Commission proposes to introduce a gas price correction mechanism for one-year from January 1st 2023, via Reuters citing draft legislation; proposal leaves the actual price cap blank for now. Diplomats say that EU gov'ts want the gas price cap at EUR 159-180/MWh, vs the much higher cap expected to be proposed by the Commission. UK officials visited Brazil in October to assess the regions beef standards, via Politico; a visit which has fuelled hopes in Brazil of a future trade deal. Spot gold and silver are firmer, with the yellow metal at session highs just below the USD 1750/oz mark as risk sentiment struggles to find firm direction and the USD continues to pullback For reference, the current spot gold peak of USD 1748/oz is shy of the 10-DMA at USD 1755/oz and still some way from the 200-DMA at USD 1801/oz. Geopolitics Moscow considers a search necessary for a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue after Turkey's strikes in Syria and believes Turkey should restrain from the use of excessive military force, according to RIA citing Moscow's Syria envoy. N. Korea will take an ultra strong response to anyone that interferes with its sovereign rights, via KCNA; US will face a greater security crisis the more it insists on taking hostile actions. US Event Calendar 10am: U.S. Richmond Fed Index, Nov., est. -8, prior -10 Central bank speakers 11am: Fed’s Mester Discusses Wages and Inflation 11:45am: Bank of Canada’s Carolyn Rogers Speaks on Financial Stability 2:15pm: Fed’s George Takes Part in Policy Panel 2:45pm: Fed’s Bullard Discusses Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics DB's Jim Reid concludes the overnight wrap A decent slug of yesterday was spent debating whether England's 6-2 win at the World Cup was a performance to scare the world of football into submission or whether Iran's 20th spot in the FIFA World rankings may slightly flatter them. As ever, your opinions are welcome! Good luck to all your teams as the WC introduces a few big hitters today! I'm not sure if it was the World Cup but markets had a rather slow and lacklustre start to the week yesterday. The S&P 500 (-0.39%) fell back amidst concerns about rising Covid cases in China and ongoing fears about a US recession next year. The effects were evident across multiple asset classes, and WTI oil prices fell below their start of 2022 levels briefly intra-day (-6.24% on the day at the lows) as investors grappled with the prospect of lower Chinese demand alongside speculation about an OPEC+ output increase, which was eventually denied. WTI rallied back hard on a Saudi denial of the story to close just -0.44% lower, while Brent futures were -6.06% lower before closing down only -0.19%. In Asia trading, WTI prices (+0.74%) have climbed back above the start of week levels and are trading just above $80/bbl while Brent futures (+0.49%) are fractionally higher as we go to print. In terms of what’s coming out of China, there are growing concerns among investors that there’ll be a return to lockdowns following the weekend news that they’d had their first Covid death in six months. The overall rise in case numbers now makes this the third-largest outbreak of the pandemic so far, behind only the Shanghai lockdowns in Q2 and the Wuhan outbreak in early 2020. Beijing has increased its restrictions, and now requires arrivals to take three PCR tests within the first three days and to stay at home until they get a negative result. In the Haidian district of Beijing, schools have now switched to online learning as well. This has all served to dampen the speculation of recent weeks that China might be moving gradually away from its zero-Covid strategy, and the city of Shijiazhuang has even asked residents to stay at home for 5 days. China recorded 27,307 new local Covid cases nationally yesterday, almost close to the record high of 28k seen in March. The irony is that the China reopening story has been a big positive driver of China-related risk and overall markets over the last couple of weeks, so we are trading between feast and famine on this story. Both could of course be ultimately right. There might be many more restrictions in the near term but stronger more durable reopenings by the spring. Markets are struggling to price this at the moment though. For now, the effects were apparent among Chinese stocks listed in the US, with companies like Alibaba (-4.41%), JD.com (-6.37%) and Bilibili (-8.15%) underperforming the broader equity moves. The Chinese Yuan (-0.64%) also weakened against the US Dollar, although to be fair this was partly a function of dollar strength. Overnight in Asia, China risk has bounced a bit. The Shanghai Composite (+0.75%) and the CSI (+0.77%) are both up alongside the Nikkei (+0.72%). The Hang Seng (-0.39%) and KOSPI (-0.35%) are both lower. US equity futures are just above flat as we type. Staying with equities, the earlier plunge in oil prices was bad news for energy stocks, which were among the biggest sectoral underperformers on both sides of the Atlantic. By the close of trade, the S&P 500 was down -0.39%, with energy down -1.39%, rallying midday from -4.64% to beat out consumer discretionary shares which were -1.41% lower. A number of other cyclical industries underperformed as well, and the NASDAQ fell -1.09% on the day, whilst the small-cap Russell 2000 fell -0.57%. In Europe, the performance was marginally better, but that still wasn’t enough to stop the STOXX 600 posting a very marginal -0.06% decline, with energy (-3.02%) far and away the underperformer as shares closed near the nadir of Brent and WTI futures pricing. There clearly should be a bounce this morning. The more negative tone out of China yesterday has only added to existing fears about a US recession over the coming months, which the latest moves in the Treasury yield curve did little to dispel. The 2s10s yield curve flattened another -2.2bps to -73bps taking it beneath the 1982 low of -71.65bps to a level unseen since 1981. This came as the 10yr tracked intraday pricing in oil as well, having fallen as much as -7.1bps intraday before finishing the day more or less unchanged. This morning in Asia, 10yr UST yields (-1.12 bps) are slightly lower, trading at 3.82%. There have been a few Fed speakers over the last 24 hours to impact treasury pricing. SF Fed President Daly warned against the two-sided risks of over-tightening, but hinted that her estimate of terminal may have risen to around 5.1% since the November meeting. Meanwhile, Cleveland Fed President Mester supported downshifting to a 50bps hike in December, but noted the Fed was not “anywhere near to stopping”, echoing Chair Powell’s tone from the November FOMC presser. There's quite a bit of Fed speak today as you'll see in the day ahead at the end. Whilst it’s widely expected that the Fed will slow down the pace of hikes to 50bps in December, there’s somewhat more doubt about the ECB’s next move the following day, who it seems are still weighing up another 75bps hike or slowing down to 50bps. Yesterday, we heard from Austria’s Holzmann (a hawk), who said he’d only favour a 50bps hike if there was a “major reduction” in inflation this month. But Portugal’s Centeno (a dove) said that the conditions were in place for a hike beneath 75bps next month. Separately, Slovenia’s Vasle talked about the need for restrictive policy, saying that the ECB needs to “keep gradually raising rates, even into the territory where monetary policy won’t be just neutral, but will become more restrictive.” European sovereigns seemed unfazed by this debate, trading in line with the broader global moves. Yields on 10yr bunds (-2.1bps) and OATs (-1.8bps) moved lower, but there was an underperformance among southern European countries, with yields on Italian BTPs up +4.3bps. Interestingly, there was a notable downside surprise in the latest German PPI reading, which came in at +34.5% in October (vs. +42.1% expected). Now it’s worth noting that the decline was driven by energy, but at -4.2% on the month, that was the first monthly decline in the index since mid-2020. To the day ahead now, and central bank speakers include the Fed’s Mester, George and Bullard, along with the ECB’s Holzmann, Rehn and Nagel. Data releases include Euro Area consumer confidence for November, as well as the US Richmond Fed manufacturing index for November. Lastly, the OECD will be releasing their Economic Outlook. Tyler Durden Tue, 11/22/2022 - 08:02.....»»

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I call this the wrecking ball chart… Every time the dollar spikes, markets break. Take another look at the USD Index over the past 25 years: The dotcom bust… 2008… COVID… It’s a “who’s who” of the worst market moments of the last 25 years. And every single one was accompanied by a surging dollar. This year is no different… while the dollar is soaring, the S&P 500 is down around 20% in 2022. And 2022 has been the worst year for a 60/40 stock/bond portfolio since World War II! It’s no coincidence the dollar is having its best year in decades. Simply put, it’s tough for investors to make money when the dollar is surging. I could spend the next ten pages discussing why this is the case, but here is the Cliffs Notes version: Just like your morning coffee and grocery bill is priced in dollars, so too is 90% of global trade. Barrels of oil, copper wire, bars of gold, and tea leaves are all denominated in USD, no matter where they’re from. When the dollar rises, it pushes up the cost of these items around the world. That means folks can afford less of them, which usually weighs on the prices of other goods. What A Strong Dollar Matters Here’s another important reason a strong dollar matters for your portfolio… Did you know S&P 500 firms get roughly 40% of their revenues from overseas? For example, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) sells the iPhone across Europe. Folks pay in euros. Same for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and its EVs. When the dollar is ripping higher, overseas revenues are worth less in dollar terms… which eats away at profits. Giant companies like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) warned the strong dollar would cost them millions of dollars in lost profits this year. In fact, investment bank Credit Suisse estimated a surging dollar could put a $100 billion dent in S&P 500 companies’ earnings this year. Needless to say, that’s bad for stock prices. If you want to know when to buy stocks, watch the USD Index chart like a hawk… Folks love to hate the dollar. We’ve been hearing about its flaws for decades. But, like it or not, the greenback is still the king of global currencies. And it’s one of the most powerful forces driving the stock market and our portfolios today. And as much as stocks hate a strong dollar… they love a weak dollar. At the time of writing, the USD Index fell 3% over the past week. And guess what… the S&P 500 jumped 4%. That’s why I’m watching for the strength in the dollar to ease up. That will likely be the first—and most reliable—sign markets have bottomed out. As I write, the dollar is stumbling to near its two-months lows. That’s a good start. If it keeps up, expect stocks to soar. 3 Breakthrough Stocks Set to Double Your Money in 2022 Get our latest report where we reveal our three favorite stocks that can hand you 100% gains as they disrupt whole industries. Get your free copy here. 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Live election updates: A "red wave" in the House never appeared while three uncalled Senate races will decide the fate of the chamber

Election results and news on hundreds of campaigns, including every House, Senate, governor, and state legislative race in the US. iStock; Insider 2022 General Embeds function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.data.id && event.data.height) { document.getElementById(event.data.id).style.height = event.data.height + "px"; } } window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); Results are coming in from the 2022 midterm elections.  The outcome of the election will determine the balance of power in both the House and the Senate.  Insider is reporting real-time election results on thousands of races across the country.  Trump is 'livid' and 'screaming' his head off after disappointing midterm elections for the GOP, advisor saysFormer US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on the eve of Election Day at the Dayton International Airport on November 7, 2022, in Vandalia, Ohio.Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesAn advisor to Trump told CNN that the former president is "screaming at everyone" after many Republican candidates backed by him underperformed in the midterm elections."Candidates matter," the Trump advisor, who was not named, told CNN on Wednesday. "They were all bad candidates."Read Full StoryDemocrat Hillary Scholten defeated Trump-backed John Gibbs in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District electionSarah Burnett/AP Photo; Will Weissert/AP Photo; InsiderGibbs had ousted incumbent Rep. Peter Meijer, who supported impeaching President Donald Trump, in a primary before Tuesday's election.Gibb's win and redistricting in the state had Democrats optimistic that the seat could be flipped.Read Full StoryDemocratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham defeats Republican Mark Ronchetti in New Mexico's gubernatorial raceMichelle Lujan Grisham, Eddie Moore/AP; InsiderGrisham is the 32nd governor of New Mexico, and she previously represented the 1st Congressional District in the US House for three terms.Ronchetti, a certified meteorologist who worked as the chief meteorologist for Albuquerque's CBS and FOX affiliates, conceded to Grisham on Tuesday night.Read Full StoryTudor Dixon concedes to Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan's gubernatorial raceMichigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon.AP Photo/Paul Sancya"I called Governor Whitmer this morning to concede and wish her well," Dixon said in a statement."Michigan's future success rests not in elected officials or government, but all of us," she added. "It is incumbent upon all of us to help our children read, support law enforcement, and grow our economy."Dixon had previously pushed conspiracies around the 2020 presidential election, MLive reported earlier this year.—Mark Cavitt (@MarkCavitt) November 9, 2022 Republican analysts blamed Trump for the GOP's disappointing midterm resultsDonald Trump speaks during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 08, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe former president had endorsed hundreds of candidates in the midterm elections as he sought to cement his control over the party. But as of early Wednesday many were performing poorly.In a CNN interview, former Trump aide Alyssa Farah Griffin blamed the failures on the poor quality of the candidates Trump championed. "If you want the Republican Party to thrive, we've got to just finally speak out and say, 'This man is a loser, he lost 2020, he's losing a seat that is winnable this time," she said.Scott Jennings, a conservative analyst and former advisor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said the results showed that Trump's hopes of winning back the presidency were a non-starter. "How could you look at these results tonight and conclude Trump has any chance of winning a national election in 2024?" he said. Read Full StoryFormer Trump White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says the former president 'is not doing very well' in the midtermsFormer President Donald Trump (R) and his then-acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney (L) at the White House on December 5, 2019.Mark Wilson/Getty Images"Between being Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis tonight, you want to be Ron DeSantis," Mulvaney told CBS News, NBC reported. "DeSantis wins tonight and Trump is not doing very well."His comments came after DeSantis, largely seen as Trump's biggest rival, pulled off a huge victory over Charlie Crist in Florida on Tuesday night, which could potentially set him up for a Republican presidential primary in 2024. Meanwhile, numerous Trump-backed candidates, including Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and Tudor Dixon in Michigan, have underperformed or lost the mid-term races, Insider and its election partner DDHRead Full StoryTrump midterm results-night party at Mar-a-Lago fell flat as candidates he endorsed fell short of victoryDonald Trump mingles with supporters during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 08, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump's plans to claim credit for Republican Party wins in the midterms at triumphant party held at Mar-a-Lago party fell flat as an anticipated "red wave' of GOP success never appeared. Trump had hoped to cement his place as the Republican Party's king maker at a glitzy party in his resort in Palm Beach, Florida.He invited influential supporters and members of the media to join him and watch on giant TVs as results flowed in, reports said.But major GOP successes never came, and results as of Wednesday morning were mixed. A slew of candidates Trump had endorsed fell short.Trump's remarks at the event were muted, as results early Wednesday suggested a bleak outlook for his party.Read Full StoryThe House Rep. who received Elon Musk's first ever vote for a Republican lost her seat after only 5 monthsElon Musk (L) and Mayra Flores (R)Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Getty Images / Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesThe GOP House Rep. who got Elon Musk's first Republican vote earlier this year was booted out of Congress in the midterms just five months later.Texas GOP Rep. Mayra Flores lost her seat in the state's 34th Congressional District to Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez by a wide margin. As of early Wednesday, 96% of the votes were counted, leaving Flores trailing by almost nine percentage points.When Flores won in June, Musk predicted big gains for the Republicans that failed to materialize as results came in late on Tuesday."I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican," he said in June, adding: "Massive red wave in 2022."It's unclear who Musk voted for in this election, though on Monday he tweeted to advocate voting Republican in Congressional races.Read Full StoryDemocrat John Fetterman wiped back tears in an emotional speech after winning key Senate race in PennsylvaniaDemocratic Senate candidate John Fetterman speaks to supporters during an election night party in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 9, 2022.Jeff Swensen/Getty ImagesDemocrat John Fetterman beat Republican Mehmet Oz in a tense face-off for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania on, Insider and its election partner DDHQ projected early on Wednesday.After the race was called, a stunned-looking Fetterman addressed cheering supporters at a concert venue in Pittsburgh, telling them: "I'm not really sure what to say right now, my goodness."He wiped away tears as he spoke."We jammed them up. We held the line ... I never expected that we were going to turn these red counties blue, but we did what we needed to do," Fetterman continued.Read Full StoryGOP Sen. Ron Johnson clings to seat in nailbiterScott Olson/Getty; InsiderIncumbent Republican Senator Ron Johnson barely held off Democrat Mandela Barnes to hold his seat, winning a surprisingly close election by mere thousands of votes.The election was an unexpected nailbiter for Johnson, a two-term senator.GOP Rep. blames voters for staying home after she lost a competitive House seatS Republican Representative Mayra Flores of Texas, who is running for reelection, speaks at a campaign event on October 10, 2022 at the University Drafthouse in Mcallen, Texas.Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty ImagesTexas GOP Rep. Mayra Flores wasted no time in ripping her voters after she lost a competitive House seat during Tuesday's midterm elections."The RED WAVE did not happen. Republicans and Independents stayed home," Flores said on Twitter. "DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE RESULTS IF YOU DID NOT DO YOUR PART!"Read Full StoryJohn Fetterman defeats Mehmet Oz, dealing huge blow to the GOP's Senate hopesInsiderDemocrat John Fetterman has won Pennsylvania's Senate seat over Trump-backed TV show host Mehmet Oz, dealing a serious blow to Republicans' hopes of taking control of the US Senate."We bet on the people of Pennsylvania - and you didn't let us down," Fetterman wrote on Twitter as he declared victory. "And I won't let you down. Thank you."The win is the first Democratic pickup in the Senate.Fetterman, who had a stroke shortly before winning the Democratic primary, eeked out a victory after an uneven debate performance gave new life to Oz's campaign. Fetterman has insisted that the stroke affected only his hearing, not his cognition and that he is fit for office.Oz — who has never held office — faced accusations that he didn't really live in Pennsylvania as well as criticism of his embrace of Trump and anti-abortion rhetoric. Oz has not spoken at his election night event. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wins re-election in MichiganAP Images; InsiderMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has won re-election, fending off a challenge from Trump-backed Republican Tudor Dixon.Republicans began this cycle eager to knock out Whitmer over her management of the COVID-19 pandemic.But the targeting of Whitmer wasn't just at the ballot box.In 2020, federal law enforcement arrested 13 men suspected of engineering a terrorist plot to kidnap Whitmer and attempt to overthrow Michigan's government. The subsequent cases against them have resulted in a mixture of convictions, acquittals, and plea deals. Republican Tudor Dixon says Michigan governor's race is too close to call, despite outlets projecting her loss: 'We don't accept that Fox is calling this'Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon.AP Photo/Paul SancyaAt a party for campaign supporters, Michigan's Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon said she refused to accept that her race had been called for her opponent."This race is going to be too close to call, despite what Fox thinks," Dixon told attendees after Democrat Gretchen Whitmer had been declared the projected winner by some outlets, including Fox News. "We don't accept that Fox is calling this."Fox News projected that Whitmer had defeated Tudor, a Trump-backed candidate, with approximately 48% of votes tallied.Read Full Story Chuck Grassley — the oldest US senator — just won re-electionSen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from IowaTom Williams-Pool/Getty ImagesGOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the oldest current US senator, won re-election at age 89.He is the serving president pro tempore emeritus of the Senate and represents a generation of political leaders who have held on to power despite their advanced ages.An Insider investigation into gerontocracy — the term for a government run by old people — found that young officials feel blocked by those clinging to power and that their issues are being downplayed.(Aside: Grassley was born five years before the chocolate chip cookie was invented. The beloved cookie first appeared in Ruth Wakefield's 1938 cookbook "Tried and True."Grassley was born in September 1933.)  Democrats are winning the House seats they need to winOn a night when Republicans hoped to secure toss-up districts and make headway into blue districts, Democrats have racked up wins in key toss-up races.Democratic Ohio State Rep. Emilia Sykes defeated former Donald Trump campaign staffer Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in Ohio's 13th Congressional District.The 13th district had drawn national attention and millions of dollars in spending.Chris Pappas defeated Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st District US House election, another toss-up district.Democrats also won in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, New Hampshire's 2nd District, and Kansas' 3rd District. Lindsey Graham: It's 'definitely not a Republican wave — that's for darn sure'Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesRepublican Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on his party's midterms performance as election results began trickling in on Tuesday evening, declaring, it's "definitely not a Republican wave — that's for darn sure.""I think we're gonna be at 51, 52 when it's all said in done in the Senate," the South Carolina senator said during an interview with NBC News, holding out hope for the GOP's chances.Read Full StoryThe House is too close to call. That's a great sign for Democrats and concerning for the GOPAmericans are lining up to vote in the midterm elections. All 435 House seats and 35 of 100 Senate seats are on the ballot this year.ReutersControl of the House remains too close to call, a shocking scenario that raises the possibility Democrats' could escape the midterms with little damage.As of 11:45 p.m. EST, Decision Desk HQ and Insider are unable to project which party will control either house in Congress. While the Senate was always expected to be close, few, if any, pundits foretold of a House contest that would be this narrow.—Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) November 9, 2022 Republicans began the cycle giddy with excitement. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy even poised that his party could flip 60 seats. Instead, fury over the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade appears to have not only dampened a possible wave election but may even lead to Democratic gains.There have only been two times since World War II that a president's party has gained seats in a midterm election, one of which occurred in the months after the September 11th attacks.—Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 9, 2022  Republicans hoped to turn New York's governor's seat red. They didn't.Joshua Bessex/AP Photo; Mary Altaffer/AP Photo; InsiderTrump-backed GOP candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin made a huge push in the final weeks of the race for New York governor, pushing concerns about crime as his opponent flagged in the polls and insisting the wedge issue would flip the Democratic stronghold red.It didn't.Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin after an unexpectedly strong challenge in New York's gubernatorial election. Appointed governor following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Hochul is the first woman to be governor of New York.If elected, Zeldin would have dismantled New York's Democratic trifecta, where Democrats hold the governorship and majorities in both legislative chambers.Mehmet Oz is underperforming Trump in some of Pennsylvania in early returnsDr. Mehmet Oz.AP Photo/Laurence KestersonIf Oz wants to win Pennsylvania, he'll need to outperform former President Donald Trump's results in 2020, when he lost the state by just over 80,000 votes.So far, Oz is falling short."This is Western Pennsylvania, small county ... but again Trump ran up huge numbers in Western Pennsylvania. Mehmet Oz is going to win Clarion County overwhelmingly but it's five points less than Trump got," MSNBC's Steve Kornacki said as he ticked off results across the Keystone State.Kornacki pointed out that Oz is underperforming compared to Trump elsewhere too. In Bedford County, a rural county near the Maryland border, Oz received 80.7% of the vote compared to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's 17%. But Oz's commanding performance is still not enough to match Trump's mark of 83.5%.Read Full StoryRight-wing firebrand Lauren Boebert is in a fight for her seatRep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/APGOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is in a tight race in her bid for reelection on the same night when Republicans appear to be poised to take control of the US House.Boebert is facing off against Democrat Adam Frisch, a businessman and former city councilman.DeSantis cruised to victory despite Trump attacking him days before the electionAp Images; InsiderRepublican Gov. Ron DeSantis won reelection in Florida by historic margins on Tuesday, flipping the state from purple to red and doing it all without former President Donald Trump's help.Trump has continually teased the prospect of another presidential run, and could announce soon after the midterms. DeSantis has consistently polled behind the former president as a 2024 GOP favorite, and hasn't said whether he plans to serve out all four years as governor.Trump, who is now a Florida resident, cast his vote for DeSantis on Tuesday but told reporters he didn't think the governor should run against him. "If he did run, I will tell you things about him that won't be very flattering," he told the Wall Street Journal. "I know more about him than anybody other than perhaps his wife, who is really running his campaign."Read Full StoryGOP's Karoline Leavitt loses NH race that would have made her youngest woman ever elected to CongressCharles Krupa/AP Photo; Cheryl Senter/AP PhotoDemocratic Rep. Chris Pappas defeated Republican Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District.Leavitt — a 25-year-old former White House staffer for President Donald Trump — would have been the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.J.D. Vance wins competitive Ohio Senate seatAP Images; InsiderRepublican author J.D. Vance defeated Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in Ohio, holding a Senate seat for the GOP as they seek to flip one Democratic seat and regain control of Congress' upper chamber.The race was among the most expensive in the country, with Ryan's holding a large financial lead and forcing Republicans to spend big to win.Trump endorsed Vance ahead of the primaries despite the candidate previously comparing the former president to "America's Hitler" in private messages.Abbott wins governor's race in Texas; Beto O'Rourke suffers another lossIcon Sportswire/Getty, InsiderIncumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott fended off a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, leaning on a right-wing base energized by policies that have antagonized liberals.Abbott pushed his state into the forefront of numerous national fights, from slashing abortion rights to shipping migrants from the southern border to Democratic cities as a protest of Joe Biden's border policies.Abbott's win marked the second statewide loss for O'Rourke, who failed to unseat Ted Cruz in 2018. Democrats had hoped to flip Texas blue, but fell short again.Democrat Josh Shapiro beats election-denier Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania governorGetty Images; InsiderA Trump-backed election denier has lost the race for Pennsylvania governor.Democrat Josh Shapiro has defeated Republican Doug Mastriano in the consequential open race. The election determined not just who controls the governor's house, but also who will ultimately oversee the 2024 election in a key swing state. Wes Moore wins governor's race in MarylandGetty Images; InsiderDemocrat Wes Moore made history, winning the Maryland gubernatorial election and becoming the first Black governor in the state's history.Moore —  a combat veteran in the US Army and a small business owner — defeated Cox, a state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump.Polls close in Nevada, Montana and UtahThe polls have closed in key swing state Nevada, as well as Montana and Utah.Democrat wins a key Rhode Island raceDemocrat Seth Magaziner has defeated Republican Allan Fung in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District, a seat that Republicans had targeted.The victory is a key win for Democrats as the GOP worked to expand the map in House races and keep Biden's party on the defensive in the midterms.GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats Democrat Stacey Abrams againParas Griffin/Getty, InsiderIncumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has won re-election, defeating Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their race in 2018.Kemp was openly insulted by former President Donald Trump for not backing his election lies in 2020.He's held off Abrams, a Democratic star whose get-out-the-vote efforts were credited with flipping Georgia blue in 2020 but who has failed to win statewide office herself.Moderate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is in a tight race in Virginia. It's a seat Democrats need to hold.Abigail SpanbergerPhoto by Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesA consequential bellwether House race is coming down to the wire in Virginia.Both parties have targeted the seat held by Democrat Abigail Spanberger.It's the kind of district that — if the Democrats were to lose it — would bode ill for their chances for the rest of the evening and would hint that they'd have a difficult path to retain the majority in the House.(Aside: the origin of the word "bellwether" has nothing to do with rain, but comes from the Middle English word "bellewether," which refers to the bell put on a castrated ram's neck to help shepherds keep track of their flocks.)Judge denies Republicans' emergency request to keep Maricopa County polling sites open for 3 more hoursIn this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters deliver their ballot to a polling station in Tempe, Ariz.AP Photo/Matt York, FileA judge on Tuesday evening rejected Republicans' request to keep polling centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, open for three more hours, until 10 p.m. local time. The ruling came after the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Blake Masters campaign, and Kari Lake campaign filed an emergency complaint asking to extend voting hours in the county amid news that dozens of vote tabulating machines had glitched and refused to accept ballots. County officials put out a press release in the afternoon saying the problem had been identified and technicians were working on it. They added that it was unclear how many ballots had been affected but that all of them would be counted. Election officials also noted that the problem wasn't that vote tabulating machines were incorrectly reading ballots but that they weren't reading them at all."Everyone is still getting to vote," Bill Gates, the chairman of the Maricopa County board of supervisors, said at a news conference in Phoenix amid reports of the voting machine issues."We do not believe that anyone has been disenfranchised because no one has been turned away," he added.But Republicans still pounced on reports of the glitch."The RNC is joining a Republican coalition to file an emergency motion to extend poll hours in Maricopa County because voting machines in over 25% of voting locations have experienced significant issues," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. "The widespread issues — in an election administered by Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs – are completely unacceptable, especially as Republicans flock to the polls to vote in-person on Election Day."Polls close in another batch of states, including Arizona, Michigan, and TexasVoting has closed in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.Mississippi Secretary of State website downThe website for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office had a "sustained outage" after hackers overloaded it with web traffic, NBC News reported.The site informs residents about voting but does not handle vote counting.NBC News reported that a Russian hacker group called for attacks on that website shortly before they began.Reporter Kevin Collier tweeted that Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials confirmed that Mississippi has been under a "sustained" denial of service attack all day. Other states were targeted, but there have been no sustained outages, he wrote.Gov. Mike DeWine defeats Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial electionRepublican incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine has defeated Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial election.GOP firebrand and Trump ally Matt Gaetz wins re-election in FloridaRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit on July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.Phelan M. Ebenhack/APRepublican Rep. Matt Gaetz — a longtime Trump ally and outspoken member of the right-wing GOP House — has won re-election in Florida. Sarah Huckabee Sanders elected Arkansas governorSarah Huckabee SandersSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesRepublican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeated Democrat Chris Jones in Arkansas' gubernatorial race.Sanders, a former Trump administration official, is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.She will be the first woman governor of Arkansas.Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey defeats Trump-backed Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts' gubernatorial electionAP Images; InsiderMassachusetts' Attorney General Maura Healey has won the state's gubernatorial election against Trump-backed Reublican Geoff Diehl.The current governor, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, decided against seeking a third term.Healey has now flipped the Massachusetts governor's office. She makes history as the first openly gay person and first woman elected governor.Republican Laurel Lee, Florida's former secretary of state, defeats Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest 15th Congressional District electionSteve Cannon/AP photo; Alan Cohn's campaign; InsiderRepublican Laurel Lee defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest congressional district, which was added based on 2020 Census results. Republican Cory Mills defeats Democrat Karen Green in open seat for Florida's 7th Congressional district electionCory Mills' campaign; Karen Green's campaign; InsiderRepublican Cory Mills won an open seat in Florida's redrawn 7th Congressional District against Democrat Karen Green. The seat was open following Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy's decision to not seek re-election after serving three terms. Incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a national Republican star, wins re-electionInsiderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star and possible 2024 challenger to Donald Trump, is projected to win re-election.DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his congressional seat in August after his primary victory. DeSantis cruised to a historic victory — despite catching heat from Trump in the days before the election.. Read Full StoryRepublican Sen. Marco Rubio defeats Democratic Rep. Val Demings in Florida Senate raceAndrew Burton/Getty, InsiderSen. Marco Rubio is projected to have beaten Democratic Rep. Val Demings.Decision Desk HQ and Insider project Rubio will win his third term in the Senate as of 8 pm EST.Read Full StoryPolls close in a handful of states, including Florida and PennsylvaniaPolls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West VirginiaVoting closed in three states at 7:30 p.m. EST: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. In Ohio, Republican author J.D. Vance is facing off against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan for a US Senate seat.These are the Donald Trump endorsements to watch on election nightArizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake embraces former President Donald Trump at a rally on October 09, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDonald Trump ensured he was on the ballot Tuesday night even if all he could do was wait for the election results like everyone else.The twice-impeached former president has put great effort into continuing to rebrand the Republican Party while in his Mar-a-Lago home. He made more than 250 general election endorsements, according to Ballotpedia. Many of his endorsees have echoed his lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.Keep ReadingPolls close in 6 states, including pivotal swing state GeorgiaPolls have closed in six states — including Georgia where a tight Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker could determine control of the US Senate.Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as Georgia.The US' top cybersecurity agency said there have been no credible threats to election security or integrity.The US' top cybersecurity agency warned against making the 'normal out to be nefarious' as conservatives are crying foul over election glitches on Election Day."When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you're going to see a few issues," tweeted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "We have seen a few of these today as happens every Election Day."Easterly's warning comes as conservatives have raised questions about election integrity. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday baselessly claimed that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story Philadelphia Republican blames GOP for forcing election results delay: 'Republicans targeted Philadelphia'Poll workers process ballots at an elections warehouse outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesPhiladelphia's last-minute decision to reinstate a policy requiring poll workers to check for double votes during — not after — the election-night tallying of ballots will further delay final results, a fact that a local Republican election official blames squarely on the GOP."I want to be very clear that when there are conversations that occur later this evening about whether or not Philadelphia has counted all of their ballots that the reason that some ballots would not be counted is that Republicans targeted Philadelphia — and only Philadelphia — to force us to conduct a procedure that no other county does," City Commissioner Seth Bluestein said Tuesday morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Bluestein is the sole Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission.Keep ReadingThe first polls of the midterm elections have closedVoting has closed in the first states in a pivotal US midterm election that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate.Polls closed in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.Top federal election official: 'I have a high level of confidence in the integrity of the election'Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesTens of millions of Americans are casting their ballots freely and fairly, and tens of thousands of poll workers across the nation are doing their duties "with high integrity and working truly hard to make sure votes are counted fairly and accurately," US Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks told Insider."If someone is eligible to cast their vote, they should be able to do so free and without any encumbrance, and those who put those encumbrances up there to harass or intimidate should be prosecuted," Hicks said.Read Full StoryVoting machines in a Pennsylvania county ran out of paper and will remain open an extra 2 hoursPolling places will remain open an additional two hours until 10 p.m. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled, after some voting machines ran out of paper.Some voters received provisional ballots until more paper could be delivered. The experience is frustrating some voters, WNEP reported."They ran out of paper. Why? I don't know," said Dominic Bechetti from Harveys Lake.Atlanta voters have their final say in the 2022 midterms, rejecting misinformation and the state of modern politicsVoters cast ballots at a precinct in DeKalb County, Georgia, on November 8, 2022.AP Photo/Ben GrayAcross the Atlanta area on Election Day, voters came out to cast ballots in the highly-consequential Georgia US Senate and gubernatorial races, with the results likely to determine the trajectory of the state for years to come.On Tuesday, citizens had their final say in the race, and whether it was a rejection of the GOP or simply pursuing a civic duty, a range of voters in Cobb and DeKalb counties told Insider that they came out to the polls not dissatisfied with the candidates themselves but the state of politics.Read Full Story A man armed with a knife at a Wisconsin polling place demanded election workers 'stop the voting,' local police saidA man armed with a knife was arrested after he showed up at a Wisconsin polling station and demanded election workers shut down the vote, local police said on Tuesday.Police said cops took a 38-year-old man into custody, and that voting was paused for 30 minutes while law enforcement officials investigated the location. No one was hurt and there isn't any other threat against the community, police added.Read Full StoryTrump says he should 'get all the credit' if Republicans win big in the 2022 elections — and 'should not be blamed at all' if they loseThreats to federal judges increased significantly during Donald Trump's administration.Evan Vucci/APFormer President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Tuesday he should "get all the credit" if the slew of GOP candidates he endorsed win big in the 2022 midterm elections — but also said he shouldn't be blamed if they don't come out on top."I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation during an interview on Tuesday when asked how much he thinks Republicans' victories or losses in the midterms will be because of him.Trump has endorsed more than 330 GOP candidates running for both state and federal office in this election cycle, including Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, and Arizona Senate hopeful Blake Masters.Keep Reading DeSantis' administration won't allow Justice Department monitors inside Florida polling placesRon DeSantis.James Gilbert/Getty ImagesThe DeSantis administration said DOJ-appointed election monitors aren't allowed inside Florida polling places.A letter from Florida Department of State General Counsel Brad McVay said the federal monitors aren't legally allowed inside.McVay said Florida's own inspectors will monitor the three locations — all Democratic strongholds. The Justice Department will still send observers to the three polling sites, but they will remain outside.Read Full Story Trump amplifies baseless claims of voter fraud in Michigan that a judge already dismissed as a 'false flag'Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday.Trump's baseless post appeared to echo claims that Kristina Karamo, the Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan, made earlier Tuesday after her lawsuit challenging absentee voting in only Democrat-heavy Detroit was thrown out of court.Judge Timothy Kenny issued a scathing opinion saying she had "raised a false flag of election law violations and corruption concerning Detroit's procedures for the November 8th election."Read MoreIn DeSantis' small Florida hometown, voters see a 'scumbag' or a 'hometown hero' as they head to the pollsDunedin, Florida, has an arch in the center of town that reads, "Defending Freedom." Dunedin is the town where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent most of his youth.Kimberly Leonard/InsiderFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection Tuesday and could seek the White House in 2024.Insider interviewed voters from his small hometown of Dunedin, Florida. Republican voters said they were thrilled that the man who played baseball just up the street could have a shot at the White House someday. Democratic voters said it was hard for them to believe the governor spent most of his youth in this town, one they said they don't see as a red stalwart.Read Full StoryGeorgia county removes poll workers after social media posts emerge showing them at the Capitol riotIn this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington.AP PhotoTwo Georgia poll workers in Fulton County were removed from their duties on Tuesday after Facebook posts were discovered showing them at the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Washington Post reported.The poll workers — a mother and son — were removed shortly before voting started.One of the Facebook posts shared with the Post echoed former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.According to the report, the Facebook post said: "I stood up for what's right today in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I was tear gassed FOUR times. I have pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol building. And my children have had the best learning experience of their lives."Keep ReadingOne prominent political force had a little less cash to spend during the Election 2022 homestretchInsider's Dave Levinthal reports that the American Hospital Association PAC told federal regulators on Monday that it lost more than $12,000 from "fraudulent activity" involving fake checks.The PAC reported the matter to police but has only been able to recoup some of the money it's lost.Read Full StoryTuesday's midterm election is playing out against the backdrop of heightened threats to lawmakers serving in CongressNancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAs Insider justice correspondent C. Ryan Barber wrote: "In the five years since former President Donald Trump's election, the number of reported threats against lawmakers increased tenfold — to more than 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol police.""That rise has mirrored a similar increase in threats to other public figures and officials, including federal judges, who faced a surge in threats during the Trump administration," Barber added.Read Full StoryArizona's GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters says he's going to 'grind' Biden's 'agenda to a halt' if electedGOP Senate candidate Blake Masters chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons/Wikimedia Commons"By taking back Congress, we're going to send Biden the message. We're going to bear hug his whole administration," Masters told Fox Business during an interview on Tuesday morning as voters across the country headed to the polls. The Republican Senate hopeful added, "I'm going to grind his agenda to a halt unless and until we get border security. Period.""I'm not going to vote for a single thing — not a single continuing resolution, not a single appointee — unless Joe Biden actually does something to secure our border," Masters said. Read Full StoryTrump said he voted to re-elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he voted for DeSantis after he cast his vote at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump replied: "Yes, I did," according to a video shared on Twitter.Former first lady Melania Trump was alongside him. "No matter who you vote for, you have to vote," Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling site.Read Full StoryArizona's Maricopa County says it's having issues with voting tabulation machinesA sign marks the entrance to a voting precinct on the first day of early voting in the general election in Phoenix, Oct. 12, 2022.AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinThe Wall Street Journal reported that voting tabulation machines in about 20% of Maricopa County's 223 voting centers were malfunctioning on Tuesday.Maricopa County said on Twitter that in one instance, a password was entered too many times, causing built-in security measures to lock a ballot scanner."If you're at a polling place experiencing an issue with a tabulator, you have three options & your vote will be counted in each. 1) stay where you are and wait for tabulator to come online 2) drop your ballot in the secure slot (door 3) on tabulator 3) go to a nearby vote center," Bill Gates, chairman of the county board of supervisors said on Twitter.Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County Supervisor, said on Twitter that election operations were "going well.""But I've been fielding some complaints & concerns from constituents about issues at polling booths. I'm here to listen, to get to the bottom of ALL issues," he said. "Please email me at District2@Maricopa.gov. My team & I will reach out to you ASAP."A few members of Congress up for re-election are tied to billionaire Elon MuskElon Musk.Susan Walsh/APThese are lawmakers who invest, or who've recently invested, in one of Musk's publicly traded companies — Tesla, and until recently, Twitter — either on their own or through a spouse.In all, there's a dozen of them, reports Insider's Madison Hall.One name is particularly notable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's husband, Paul, who earlier this year exercised 25 call options (2,500 shares) of Tesla stock at a strike price of $500, with the trade valued at between $1 million and $5 million.Read Full StoryThis week's Powerball lottery jackpot stood at a cool $1.9 billion — but that's a pittance compared to the 2022 midterm election's price tagAmerican flag over US moneySTILLFX/Getty ImagesAs Insider's Madison Hall reported, nonpartisan money-in-politics research organization OpenSecrets has estimated that all federal- and state-level contests will together be worth $16.7 billion."For perspective: the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii each have annual state budgets that are around, or in some cases, much less than, $16.7 billion," Hall noted.Read Full StoryWealthy, self-funded candidates have a terrible track record of winning in politicsSure, some do just fine: Billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker will almost certainly cruise to re-election as Illinois' governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz might — maybe, possibly? — become Pennsylvania's newest US senator.But as Insider senior reporter Brent D. Griffiths explains here, the 2022 midterm election is littered with the shattered political dreams of Richie Rich candidates who flat flamed out despite pumping crazy money into their respective races.Many never emerged from their partisan primaries, no matter their millions.Others, such as Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, who's running for US Senate in Missouri behind more than $14 million of her own fortune, are all but assured defeat tonight in their general elections.As Griffiths notes: "Despite its self-evident benefit of instant cash, self-funding a political campaign is risky. Candidates who raise gobs of money from donors, instead of their own bank account, receive the added benefit of engaging with and energizing an electorate — something that's critical to actually getting people to vote for you."Something that won't appear in black-and-white on any ballot today, but make no mistake, it's there: ageGetty; Rebecca Zisser/InsiderCongress has never been older than it is today, Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" project revealed in September.And the results of the 2022 midterms could very well keep what's been a 20-year trend toward gerontocracy very much in motion.Age and experience have factored into a number of US House and Senate races, but two stand out.First is Iowa's US Senate race, where Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is seeking another six-year term that'd keep him on Capitol Hill until he's 95 years old.Then there Ohio's 9th District race, where Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is facing the strongest challenge of her 40-year congressional career by Republican J.R. Majewski in what's become one of the more wild House races this election cycle.Insider's Dave Levinthal and Kimberly Leonard spoke about some of the biggest votes to watch in the midterms on 'The Refresh'Listen to Insider's "The Refresh" here.Trump aides scrambled to stop him announcing his presidential candidacy on the eve of the midterms and upending the election: ReportFormer president Donald Trump at a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAides to former President Donald Trump persuaded him not to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday, fearing it could upend the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported.According to three sources who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, Trump had touted the idea of formally announcing his bid for the 2024 presidency at a rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance in Ohio on Monday night. The suggestion prompted a scramble by top Republicans and Trump some aides to stop any announcement, two of the sources told the publication. Other aides, it reported, wanted Trump to go ahead.Read Full StoryWhat to watch for on Election Day 2022"I Voted" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Aug. 16, 2022.Thomas Peipert/AP PhotoToday America will vote on the midterm elections, with the consequences of results poised to reverberate across the government for years to come.Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country, including every House, Senate, Governor, and State Legislative election happening in the United States.The most significant story is unfolding in dozens of House races across the country, as the Democrats' tenuous control of the chamber is being challenged by the GOP. Midterms tend to be disastrous for the incumbent president's party, and this election has control of the House very much up for grabs. Insider is tracking close to 90 of the most consequential races. The Senate is currently split 50-50, and each party wants to get control of the upper chamber. Senators serve for six years, which means the impacts of this election will reverberate through at least 2028. The contest for control of the Senate might not be decided on election night, as it'll likely come down to just a few individual races and counting could continue for several days.There are also dozens of gubernatorial elections. These races are full of potential contenders for 2024, and, more consequentially, whoever wins the governor's race in a number of key swing states will have control over the levers of power around elections. Lastly, with the Dobbs decision at the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, a number of gubernatorial races will end up functionally deciding the legality and availability of abortion in any number of states.This is why this cycle has a number of critically important state legislative races. As power to regulate the right to choose has been turned over to individual states, the battles over legislative chambers are of significant importance this cycle.Lastly, many states will have ballot referenda for their citizens to consider. These run the gamut, with some potentially legalizing marijuana, others establishing or stripping citizens'  right to abortion access, and others opening up multi-billion dollar gambling markets.Insider will be closely monitoring the coverage on all of this today, tonight, and through the final calls of the races. The first polls close at 6 p.m. EST, come along and follow all the critical races of this election here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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2022 election live updates: John Fetterman defeats Mehmet Oz, dealing huge blow to the GOP"s Senate hopes

Election results and news on hundreds of campaigns, including every House, Senate, governor, and state legislative race in the US. iStock; Insider 2022 General Embeds function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.data.id && event.data.height) { document.getElementById(event.data.id).style.height = event.data.height + "px"; } } window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); America is heading to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.  The outcome of the election will determine the balance of power in both the House and the Senate.  Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country.  John Fetterman defeats Mehmet Oz, dealing huge blow to the GOP's Senate hopesDemocratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman; Republican celebrity TV doctor Mehmet Oz.Nate Smallwood/Getty Images; Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesDemocrat John Fetterman has won Pennsylvania's Senate seat over Trump-backed TV show host Mehmet Oz, dealing a serious blow to Republicans' hopes of taking control of the US Senate."We bet on the people of Pennsylvania - and you didn't let us down," Fetterman wrote on Twitter as he declared victory. "And I won't let you down. Thank you."The win is the first Democratic pickup in the Senate.Fetterman, who had a stroke shortly before winning the Democratic primary, eeked out a victory after an uneven debate performance gave new life to Oz's campaign. Fetterman has insisted that the stroke affected only his hearing, not his cognition and that he is fit for office.Oz — who has never held office — faced accusations that he didn't really live in Pennsylvania as well as criticism of his embrace of Trump and anti-abortion rhetoric. Oz has not spoken at his election night event. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wins re-election in MichiganMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.TOM BRENNERMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has won re-election, fending off a challenge from Trump-backed Republican Tudor Dixon.Republicans began this cycle eager to knock out Whitmer over her management of the COVID-19 pandemic.But the targeting of Whitmer wasn't just at the ballot box.In 2020, federal law enforcement arrested 13 men suspected of engineering a terrorist plot to kidnap Whitmer and attempt to overthrow Michigan's government. The subsequent cases against them have resulted in a mixture of convictions, acquittals, and plea deals. Republican Tudor Dixon says Michigan governor's race is too close to call, despite outlets projecting her loss: 'We don't accept that Fox is calling this'Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon.AP Photo/Paul SancyaAt a party for campaign supporters, Michigan's Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon said she refused to accept that her race had been called for her opponent."This race is going to be too close to call, despite what Fox thinks," Dixon told attendees after Democrat Gretchen Whitmer had been declared the projected winner by some outlets, including Fox News. "We don't accept that Fox is calling this."Fox News projected that Whitmer had defeated Tudor, a Trump-backed candidate, with approximately 48% of votes tallied.Read Full Story Chuck Grassley — the oldest US senator — just won re-electionSen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from IowaTom Williams-Pool/Getty ImagesGOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the oldest current US senator, won re-election at age 89.He is the serving president pro tempore emeritus of the Senate and represents a generation of political leaders who have held on to power despite their advanced ages.An Insider investigation into gerontocracy — the term for a government run by old people — found that young officials feel blocked by those clinging to power and that their issues are being downplayed.(Aside: Grassley was born five years before the chocolate chip cookie was invented. The beloved cookie first appeared in Ruth Wakefield's 1938 cookbook "Tried and True."Grassley was born in September 1933.)  Democrats are winning the House seats they need to winOn a night when Republicans hoped to secure toss-up districts and make headway into blue districts, Democrats have racked up wins in key toss-up races.Democratic Ohio State Rep. Emilia Sykes defeated former Donald Trump campaign staffer Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in Ohio's 13th Congressional District.The 13th district had drawn national attention and millions of dollars in spending.Chris Pappas defeated Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st District US House election, another toss-up district.Democrats also won in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, New Hampshire's 2nd District, and Kansas' 3rd District. Lindsey Graham: It's 'definitely not a Republican wave — that's for darn sure'Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesRepublican Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on his party's midterms performance as election results began trickling in on Tuesday evening, declaring, it's "definitely not a Republican wave — that's for darn sure.""I think we're gonna be at 51, 52 when it's all said in done in the Senate," the South Carolina senator said during an interview with NBC News, holding out hope for the GOP's chances.Read Full StoryThe House is too close to call. That's a great sign for Democrats and concerning for the GOPAmericans are lining up to vote in the midterm elections. All 435 House seats and 35 of 100 Senate seats are on the ballot this year.ReutersControl of the House remains too close to call, a shocking scenario that raises the possibility Democrats' could escape the midterms with little damage.As of 11:45 p.m. EST, Decision Desk HQ and Insider are unable to project which party will control either house in Congress. While the Senate was always expected to be close, few, if any, pundits foretold of a House contest that would be this narrow.—Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) November 9, 2022 Republicans began the cycle giddy with excitement. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy even poised that his party could flip 60 seats. Instead, fury over the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade appears to have not only dampened a possible wave election but may even lead to Democratic gains.There have only been two times since World War II that a president's party has gained seats in a midterm election, one of which occurred in the months after the September 11th attacks.—Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 9, 2022  Republicans hoped to turn New York's governor's seat red. They didn't.Joshua Bessex/AP Photo; Mary Altaffer/AP Photo; InsiderTrump-backed GOP candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin made a huge push in the final weeks of the race for New York governor, pushing concerns about crime as his opponent flagged in the polls and insisting the wedge issue would flip the Democratic stronghold red.It didn't.Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin after an unexpectedly strong challenge in New York's gubernatorial election. Appointed governor following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Hochul is the first woman to be governor of New York.If elected, Zeldin would have dismantled New York's Democratic trifecta, where Democrats hold the governorship and majorities in both legislative chambers.Mehmet Oz is underperforming Trump in some of Pennsylvania in early returnsDr. Mehmet Oz.AP Photo/Laurence KestersonIf Oz wants to win Pennsylvania, he'll need to outperform former President Donald Trump's results in 2020, when he lost the state by just over 80,000 votes.So far, Oz is falling short."This is Western Pennsylvania, small county ... but again Trump ran up huge numbers in Western Pennsylvania. Mehmet Oz is going to win Clarion County overwhelmingly but it's five points less than Trump got," MSNBC's Steve Kornacki said as he ticked off results across the Keystone State.Kornacki pointed out that Oz is underperforming compared to Trump elsewhere too. In Bedford County, a rural county near the Maryland border, Oz received 80.7% of the vote compared to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's 17%. But Oz's commanding performance is still not enough to match Trump's mark of 83.5%.Read Full StoryRight-wing firebrand Lauren Boebert is in a fight for her seatRep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/APGOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is in a tight race in her bid for reelection on the same night when Republicans appear to be poised to take control of the US House.Boebert is facing off against Democrat Adam Frisch, a businessman and former city councilman.DeSantis cruised to victory despite Trump attacking him days before the electionFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Florida first lady Casey DeSantis, celebrate his victory over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during an election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on November 8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.Octavio Jones/Getty ImagesRepublican Gov. Ron DeSantis won reelection in Florida by historic margins on Tuesday, flipping the state from purple to red and doing it all without former President Donald Trump's help.Trump has continually teased the prospect of another presidential run, and could announce soon after the midterms. DeSantis has consistently polled behind the former president as a 2024 GOP favorite, and hasn't said whether he plans to serve out all four years as governor.Trump, who is now a Florida resident, cast his vote for DeSantis on Tuesday but told reporters he didn't think the governor should run against him. "If he did run, I will tell you things about him that won't be very flattering," he told the Wall Street Journal. "I know more about him than anybody other than perhaps his wife, who is really running his campaign."Read Full StoryGOP's Karoline Leavitt loses NH race that would have made her youngest woman ever elected to CongressCharles Krupa/AP Photo; Cheryl Senter/AP PhotoDemocratic Rep. Chris Pappas defeated Republican Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District.Leavitt — a 25-year-old former White House staffer for President Donald Trump — would have been the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.J.D. Vance wins competitive Ohio Senate seatOhio Republican Senate nominee JD Vance.AP Photo/Tom E. PuskarRepublican author J.D. Vance defeated Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in Ohio, holding a Senate seat for the GOP as they seek to flip one Democratic seat and regain control of Congress' upper chamber.The race was among the most expensive in the country, with Ryan's holding a large financial lead and forcing Republicans to spend big to win.Trump endorsed Vance ahead of the primaries despite the candidate previously comparing the former president to "America's Hitler" in private messages.Abbott wins governor's race in Texas; Beto O'Rourke suffers another lossLM Otero/AP Photo; InsiderIncumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott fended off a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, leaning on a right-wing base energized by policies that have antagonized liberals.Abbott pushed his state into the forefront of numerous national fights, from slashing abortion rights to shipping migrants from the southern border to Democratic cities as a protest of Joe Biden's border policies.Abbott's win marked the second statewide loss for O'Rourke, who failed to unseat Ted Cruz in 2018. Democrats had hoped to flip Texas blue, but fell short again.Democrat Josh Shapiro beats election-denier Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania governorMediaNews Group/Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images; InsiderA Trump-backed election denier has lost the race for Pennsylvania governor.Democrat Josh Shapiro has defeated Republican Doug Mastriano in the consequential open race. The election determined not just who controls the governor's house, but also who will ultimately oversee the 2024 election in a key swing state. Wes Moore wins governor's race in MarylandMaryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore.AP Photo/Alex BrandonDemocrat Wes Moore made history, winning the Maryland gubernatorial election and becoming the first Black governor in the state's history.Moore —  a combat veteran in the US Army and a small business owner — defeated Cox, a state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump.Polls close in Nevada, Montana and UtahThe polls have closed in key swing state Nevada, as well as Montana and Utah.Democrat wins a key Rhode Island raceDemocrat Seth Magaziner has defeated Republican Allan Fung in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District, a seat that Republicans had targeted.The victory is a key win for Democrats as the GOP worked to expand the map in House races and keep Biden's party on the defensive in the midterms.GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats Democrat Stacey Abrams againJessica McGowan/Paras Griffin/Getty Images; InsiderIncumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has won re-election, defeating Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their race in 2018.Kemp was openly insulted by former President Donald Trump for not backing his election lies in 2020.He's held off Abrams, a Democratic star whose get-out-the-vote efforts were credited with flipping Georgia blue in 2020 but who has failed to win statewide office herself.Moderate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is in a tight race in Virginia. It's a seat Democrats need to hold.Abigail SpanbergerPhoto by Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesA consequential bellwether House race is coming down to the wire in Virginia.Both parties have targeted the seat held by Democrat Abigail Spanberger.It's the kind of district that — if the Democrats were to lose it — would bode ill for their chances for the rest of the evening and would hint that they'd have a difficult path to retain the majority in the House.(Aside: the origin of the word "bellwether" has nothing to do with rain, but comes from the Middle English word "bellewether," which refers to the bell put on a castrated ram's neck to help shepherds keep track of their flocks.)Judge denies Republicans' emergency request to keep Maricopa County polling sites open for 3 more hoursIn this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters deliver their ballot to a polling station in Tempe, Ariz.AP Photo/Matt York, FileA judge on Tuesday evening rejected Republicans' request to keep polling centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, open for three more hours, until 10 p.m. local time. The ruling came after the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Blake Masters campaign, and Kari Lake campaign filed an emergency complaint asking to extend voting hours in the county amid news that dozens of vote tabulating machines had glitched and refused to accept ballots. County officials put out a press release in the afternoon saying the problem had been identified and technicians were working on it. They added that it was unclear how many ballots had been affected but that all of them would be counted. Election officials also noted that the problem wasn't that vote tabulating machines were incorrectly reading ballots but that they weren't reading them at all."Everyone is still getting to vote," Bill Gates, the chairman of the Maricopa County board of supervisors, said at a news conference in Phoenix amid reports of the voting machine issues."We do not believe that anyone has been disenfranchised because no one has been turned away," he added.But Republicans still pounced on reports of the glitch."The RNC is joining a Republican coalition to file an emergency motion to extend poll hours in Maricopa County because voting machines in over 25% of voting locations have experienced significant issues," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. "The widespread issues — in an election administered by Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs – are completely unacceptable, especially as Republicans flock to the polls to vote in-person on Election Day."Polls close in another batch of states, including Arizona, Michigan, and TexasVoting has closed in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.Mississippi Secretary of State website downThe website for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office had a "sustained outage" after hackers overloaded it with web traffic, NBC News reported.The site informs residents about voting but does not handle vote counting.NBC News reported that a Russian hacker group called for attacks on that website shortly before they began.Reporter Kevin Collier tweeted that Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials confirmed that Mississippi has been under a "sustained" denial of service attack all day. Other states were targeted, but there have been no sustained outages, he wrote.Gov. Mike DeWine defeats Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial electionRepublican incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine has defeated Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial election.GOP firebrand and Trump ally Matt Gaetz wins re-election in FloridaRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit on July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.Phelan M. Ebenhack/APRepublican Rep. Matt Gaetz — a longtime Trump ally and outspoken member of the right-wing GOP House — has won re-election in Florida. Sarah Huckabee Sanders elected Arkansas governorSarah Huckabee SandersSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesRepublican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeated Democrat Chris Jones in Arkansas' gubernatorial race.Sanders, a former Trump administration official, is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.She will be the first woman governor of Arkansas.Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey defeats Trump-backed Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts' gubernatorial electionSteven Senne/AP Photo; InsiderMassachusetts' Attorney General Maura Healey has won the state's gubernatorial election against Trump-backed Reublican Geoff Diehl.The current governor, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, decided against seeking a third term.Healey has now flipped the Massachusetts governor's office. She makes history as the first openly gay person and first woman elected governor.Republican Laurel Lee, Florida's former secretary of state, defeats Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest 15th Congressional District electionSteve Cannon/AP photo; Alan Cohn's campaign; InsiderRepublican Laurel Lee defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest congressional district, which was added based on 2020 Census results. Republican Cory Mills defeats Democrat Karen Green in open seat for Florida's 7th Congressional district electionCory Mills' campaign; Karen Green's campaign; InsiderRepublican Cory Mills won an open seat in Florida's redrawn 7th Congressional District against Democrat Karen Green. The seat was open following Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy's decision to not seek re-election after serving three terms. Incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a national Republican star, wins re-electionInsiderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star and possible 2024 challenger to Donald Trump, is projected to win re-election.DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his congressional seat in August after his primary victory. DeSantis cruised to a historic victory — despite catching heat from Trump in the days before the election.. Read Full StoryRepublican Sen. Marco Rubio defeats Democratic Rep. Val Demings in Florida Senate raceJoe Raedle/Getty Images;Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; InsiderSen. Marco Rubio is projected to have beaten Democratic Rep. Val Demings.Decision Desk HQ and Insider project Rubio will win his third term in the Senate as of 8 pm EST.Read Full StoryPolls close in a handful of states, including Florida and PennsylvaniaPolls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West VirginiaVoting closed in three states at 7:30 p.m. EST: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. In Ohio, Republican author J.D. Vance is facing off against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan for a US Senate seat.These are the Donald Trump endorsements to watch on election nightArizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake embraces former President Donald Trump at a rally on October 09, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDonald Trump ensured he was on the ballot Tuesday night even if all he could do was wait for the election results like everyone else.The twice-impeached former president has put great effort into continuing to rebrand the Republican Party while in his Mar-a-Lago home. He made more than 250 general election endorsements, according to Ballotpedia. Many of his endorsees have echoed his lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.Keep ReadingPolls close in 6 states, including pivotal swing state GeorgiaPolls have closed in six states — including Georgia where a tight Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker could determine control of the US Senate.Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as Georgia.The US' top cybersecurity agency said there have been no credible threats to election security or integrity.The US' top cybersecurity agency warned against making the 'normal out to be nefarious' as conservatives are crying foul over election glitches on Election Day."When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you're going to see a few issues," tweeted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "We have seen a few of these today as happens every Election Day."Easterly's warning comes as conservatives have raised questions about election integrity. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday baselessly claimed that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story Philadelphia Republican blames GOP for forcing election results delay: 'Republicans targeted Philadelphia'Poll workers process ballots at an elections warehouse outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesPhiladelphia's last-minute decision to reinstate a policy requiring poll workers to check for double votes during — not after — the election-night tallying of ballots will further delay final results, a fact that a local Republican election official blames squarely on the GOP."I want to be very clear that when there are conversations that occur later this evening about whether or not Philadelphia has counted all of their ballots that the reason that some ballots would not be counted is that Republicans targeted Philadelphia — and only Philadelphia — to force us to conduct a procedure that no other county does," City Commissioner Seth Bluestein said Tuesday morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Bluestein is the sole Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission.Keep ReadingThe first polls of the midterm elections have closedVoting has closed in the first states in a pivotal US midterm election that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate.Polls closed in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.Top federal election official: 'I have a high level of confidence in the integrity of the election'Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesTens of millions of Americans are casting their ballots freely and fairly, and tens of thousands of poll workers across the nation are doing their duties "with high integrity and working truly hard to make sure votes are counted fairly and accurately," US Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks told Insider."If someone is eligible to cast their vote, they should be able to do so free and without any encumbrance, and those who put those encumbrances up there to harass or intimidate should be prosecuted," Hicks said.Read Full StoryVoting machines in a Pennsylvania county ran out of paper and will remain open an extra 2 hoursPolling places will remain open an additional two hours until 10 p.m. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled, after some voting machines ran out of paper.Some voters received provisional ballots until more paper could be delivered. The experience is frustrating some voters, WNEP reported."They ran out of paper. Why? I don't know," said Dominic Bechetti from Harveys Lake.Atlanta voters have their final say in the 2022 midterms, rejecting misinformation and the state of modern politicsVoters cast ballots at a precinct in DeKalb County, Georgia, on November 8, 2022.AP Photo/Ben GrayAcross the Atlanta area on Election Day, voters came out to cast ballots in the highly-consequential Georgia US Senate and gubernatorial races, with the results likely to determine the trajectory of the state for years to come.On Tuesday, citizens had their final say in the race, and whether it was a rejection of the GOP or simply pursuing a civic duty, a range of voters in Cobb and DeKalb counties told Insider that they came out to the polls not dissatisfied with the candidates themselves but the state of politics.Read Full Story A man armed with a knife at a Wisconsin polling place demanded election workers 'stop the voting,' local police saidA man armed with a knife was arrested after he showed up at a Wisconsin polling station and demanded election workers shut down the vote, local police said on Tuesday.Police said cops took a 38-year-old man into custody, and that voting was paused for 30 minutes while law enforcement officials investigated the location. No one was hurt and there isn't any other threat against the community, police added.Read Full StoryTrump says he should 'get all the credit' if Republicans win big in the 2022 elections — and 'should not be blamed at all' if they loseThreats to federal judges increased significantly during Donald Trump's administration.Evan Vucci/APFormer President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Tuesday he should "get all the credit" if the slew of GOP candidates he endorsed win big in the 2022 midterm elections — but also said he shouldn't be blamed if they don't come out on top."I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation during an interview on Tuesday when asked how much he thinks Republicans' victories or losses in the midterms will be because of him.Trump has endorsed more than 330 GOP candidates running for both state and federal office in this election cycle, including Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, and Arizona Senate hopeful Blake Masters.Keep Reading DeSantis' administration won't allow Justice Department monitors inside Florida polling placesRon DeSantis.James Gilbert/Getty ImagesThe DeSantis administration said DOJ-appointed election monitors aren't allowed inside Florida polling places.A letter from Florida Department of State General Counsel Brad McVay said the federal monitors aren't legally allowed inside.McVay said Florida's own inspectors will monitor the three locations — all Democratic strongholds. The Justice Department will still send observers to the three polling sites, but they will remain outside.Read Full Story Trump amplifies baseless claims of voter fraud in Michigan that a judge already dismissed as a 'false flag'Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday.Trump's baseless post appeared to echo claims that Kristina Karamo, the Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan, made earlier Tuesday after her lawsuit challenging absentee voting in only Democrat-heavy Detroit was thrown out of court.Judge Timothy Kenny issued a scathing opinion saying she had "raised a false flag of election law violations and corruption concerning Detroit's procedures for the November 8th election."Read MoreIn DeSantis' small Florida hometown, voters see a 'scumbag' or a 'hometown hero' as they head to the pollsDunedin, Florida, has an arch in the center of town that reads, "Defending Freedom." Dunedin is the town where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent most of his youth.Kimberly Leonard/InsiderFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection Tuesday and could seek the White House in 2024.Insider interviewed voters from his small hometown of Dunedin, Florida. Republican voters said they were thrilled that the man who played baseball just up the street could have a shot at the White House someday. Democratic voters said it was hard for them to believe the governor spent most of his youth in this town, one they said they don't see as a red stalwart.Read Full StoryGeorgia county removes poll workers after social media posts emerge showing them at the Capitol riotIn this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington.AP PhotoTwo Georgia poll workers in Fulton County were removed from their duties on Tuesday after Facebook posts were discovered showing them at the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Washington Post reported.The poll workers — a mother and son — were removed shortly before voting started.One of the Facebook posts shared with the Post echoed former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.According to the report, the Facebook post said: "I stood up for what's right today in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I was tear gassed FOUR times. I have pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol building. And my children have had the best learning experience of their lives."Keep ReadingOne prominent political force had a little less cash to spend during the Election 2022 homestretchInsider's Dave Levinthal reports that the American Hospital Association PAC told federal regulators on Monday that it lost more than $12,000 from "fraudulent activity" involving fake checks.The PAC reported the matter to police but has only been able to recoup some of the money it's lost.Read Full StoryTuesday's midterm election is playing out against the backdrop of heightened threats to lawmakers serving in CongressNancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAs Insider justice correspondent C. Ryan Barber wrote: "In the five years since former President Donald Trump's election, the number of reported threats against lawmakers increased tenfold — to more than 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol police.""That rise has mirrored a similar increase in threats to other public figures and officials, including federal judges, who faced a surge in threats during the Trump administration," Barber added.Read Full StoryArizona's GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters says he's going to 'grind' Biden's 'agenda to a halt' if electedGOP Senate candidate Blake Masters chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons/Wikimedia Commons"By taking back Congress, we're going to send Biden the message. We're going to bear hug his whole administration," Masters told Fox Business during an interview on Tuesday morning as voters across the country headed to the polls. The Republican Senate hopeful added, "I'm going to grind his agenda to a halt unless and until we get border security. Period.""I'm not going to vote for a single thing — not a single continuing resolution, not a single appointee — unless Joe Biden actually does something to secure our border," Masters said. Read Full StoryTrump said he voted to re-elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he voted for DeSantis after he cast his vote at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump replied: "Yes, I did," according to a video shared on Twitter.Former first lady Melania Trump was alongside him. "No matter who you vote for, you have to vote," Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling site.Read Full StoryArizona's Maricopa County says it's having issues with voting tabulation machinesA sign marks the entrance to a voting precinct on the first day of early voting in the general election in Phoenix, Oct. 12, 2022.AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinThe Wall Street Journal reported that voting tabulation machines in about 20% of Maricopa County's 223 voting centers were malfunctioning on Tuesday.Maricopa County said on Twitter that in one instance, a password was entered too many times, causing built-in security measures to lock a ballot scanner."If you're at a polling place experiencing an issue with a tabulator, you have three options & your vote will be counted in each. 1) stay where you are and wait for tabulator to come online 2) drop your ballot in the secure slot (door 3) on tabulator 3) go to a nearby vote center," Bill Gates, chairman of the county board of supervisors said on Twitter.Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County Supervisor, said on Twitter that election operations were "going well.""But I've been fielding some complaints & concerns from constituents about issues at polling booths. I'm here to listen, to get to the bottom of ALL issues," he said. "Please email me at District2@Maricopa.gov. My team & I will reach out to you ASAP."A few members of Congress up for re-election are tied to billionaire Elon MuskElon Musk.Susan Walsh/APThese are lawmakers who invest, or who've recently invested, in one of Musk's publicly traded companies — Tesla, and until recently, Twitter — either on their own or through a spouse.In all, there's a dozen of them, reports Insider's Madison Hall.One name is particularly notable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's husband, Paul, who earlier this year exercised 25 call options (2,500 shares) of Tesla stock at a strike price of $500, with the trade valued at between $1 million and $5 million.Read Full StoryThis week's Powerball lottery jackpot stood at a cool $1.9 billion — but that's a pittance compared to the 2022 midterm election's price tagAmerican flag over US moneySTILLFX/Getty ImagesAs Insider's Madison Hall reported, nonpartisan money-in-politics research organization OpenSecrets has estimated that all federal- and state-level contests will together be worth $16.7 billion."For perspective: the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii each have annual state budgets that are around, or in some cases, much less than, $16.7 billion," Hall noted.Read Full StoryWealthy, self-funded candidates have a terrible track record of winning in politicsSure, some do just fine: Billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker will almost certainly cruise to re-election as Illinois' governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz might — maybe, possibly? — become Pennsylvania's newest US senator.But as Insider senior reporter Brent D. Griffiths explains here, the 2022 midterm election is littered with the shattered political dreams of Richie Rich candidates who flat flamed out despite pumping crazy money into their respective races.Many never emerged from their partisan primaries, no matter their millions.Others, such as Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, who's running for US Senate in Missouri behind more than $14 million of her own fortune, are all but assured defeat tonight in their general elections.As Griffiths notes: "Despite its self-evident benefit of instant cash, self-funding a political campaign is risky. Candidates who raise gobs of money from donors, instead of their own bank account, receive the added benefit of engaging with and energizing an electorate — something that's critical to actually getting people to vote for you."Something that won't appear in black-and-white on any ballot today, but make no mistake, it's there: ageGetty; Rebecca Zisser/InsiderCongress has never been older than it is today, Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" project revealed in September.And the results of the 2022 midterms could very well keep what's been a 20-year trend toward gerontocracy very much in motion.Age and experience have factored into a number of US House and Senate races, but two stand out.First is Iowa's US Senate race, where Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is seeking another six-year term that'd keep him on Capitol Hill until he's 95 years old.Then there Ohio's 9th District race, where Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is facing the strongest challenge of her 40-year congressional career by Republican J.R. Majewski in what's become one of the more wild House races this election cycle.Insider's Dave Levinthal and Kimberly Leonard spoke about some of the biggest votes to watch in the midterms on 'The Refresh'Listen to Insider's "The Refresh" here.Trump aides scrambled to stop him announcing his presidential candidacy on the eve of the midterms and upending the election: ReportFormer president Donald Trump at a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAides to former President Donald Trump persuaded him not to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday, fearing it could upend the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported.According to three sources who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, Trump had touted the idea of formally announcing his bid for the 2024 presidency at a rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance in Ohio on Monday night. The suggestion prompted a scramble by top Republicans and Trump some aides to stop any announcement, two of the sources told the publication. Other aides, it reported, wanted Trump to go ahead.Read Full StoryWhat to watch for on Election Day 2022"I Voted" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Aug. 16, 2022.Thomas Peipert/AP PhotoToday America will vote on the midterm elections, with the consequences of results poised to reverberate across the government for years to come.Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country, including every House, Senate, Governor, and State Legislative election happening in the United States.The most significant story is unfolding in dozens of House races across the country, as the Democrats' tenuous control of the chamber is being challenged by the GOP. Midterms tend to be disastrous for the incumbent president's party, and this election has control of the House very much up for grabs. Insider is tracking close to 90 of the most consequential races. The Senate is currently split 50-50, and each party wants to get control of the upper chamber. Senators serve for six years, which means the impacts of this election will reverberate through at least 2028. The contest for control of the Senate might not be decided on election night, as it'll likely come down to just a few individual races and counting could continue for several days.There are also dozens of gubernatorial elections. These races are full of potential contenders for 2024, and, more consequentially, whoever wins the governor's race in a number of key swing states will have control over the levers of power around elections. Lastly, with the Dobbs decision at the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, a number of gubernatorial races will end up functionally deciding the legality and availability of abortion in any number of states.This is why this cycle has a number of critically important state legislative races. As power to regulate the right to choose has been turned over to individual states, the battles over legislative chambers are of significant importance this cycle.Lastly, many states will have ballot referenda for their citizens to consider. These run the gamut, with some potentially legalizing marijuana, others establishing or stripping citizens'  right to abortion access, and others opening up multi-billion dollar gambling markets.Insider will be closely monitoring the coverage on all of this today, tonight, and through the final calls of the races. The first polls close at 6 p.m. EST, come along and follow all the critical races of this election here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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2022 election live updates: The House remains too close to call, a sign that the "red wave" the GOP hoped for hasn"t arrived yet

Election results and news on hundreds of campaigns, including every House, Senate, governor, and state legislative race in the US. iStock; Insider 2022 General Embeds function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.data.id && event.data.height) { document.getElementById(event.data.id).style.height = event.data.height + "px"; } } window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); America is heading to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.  The outcome of the election will determine the balance of power in both the House and the Senate.  Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country.  Republican Tudor Dixon says Michigan governor's race is too close to call, despite outlets projecting her loss: 'We don't accept that Fox is calling this'Michigan Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon.AP Photo/Paul SancyaAt a party for campaign supporters, Michigan's Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon said she refused to accept that her race had been called for her opponent."This race is going to be too close to call, despite what Fox thinks," Dixon told attendees after Democrat Gretchen Whitmer had been declared the projected winner by some outlets, including Fox News. "We don't accept that Fox is calling this."Fox News projected that Whitmer had defeated Tudor, a Trump-backed candidate, with approximately 48% of votes tallied.Read Full Story Chuck Grassley — the oldest US senator — just won re-electionSen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from IowaTom Williams-Pool/Getty ImagesGOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the oldest current US senator, won re-election at age 89.He is the serving president pro tempore emeritus of the Senate and represents a generation of political leaders who have held on to power despite their advanced ages.An Insider investigation into gerontocracy — the term for a government run by old people — found that young officials feel blocked by those clinging to power and that their issues are being downplayed.(Aside: Grassley was born five years before the chocolate chip cookie was invented. The beloved cookie first appeared in Ruth Wakefield's 1938 cookbook "Tried and True."Grassley was born in September 1933.)  Democrats are winning the House seats they need to winOn a night when Republicans hoped to secure toss-up districts and make headway into blue districts, Democrats have racked up wins in key toss-up races.Democratic Ohio State Rep. Emilia Sykes defeated former Donald Trump campaign staffer Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in Ohio's 13th Congressional District.The 13th district had drawn national attention and millions of dollars in spending.Chris Pappas defeated Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st District US House election, another toss-up district.Democrats also won in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, New Hampshire's 2nd District, and Kansas' 3rd District. Lindsey Graham: It's 'definitely not a Republican wave — that's for darn sure'Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesRepublican Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on his party's midterms performance as election results began trickling in on Tuesday evening, declaring, it's "definitely not a Republican wave — that's for darn sure.""I think we're gonna be at 51, 52 when it's all said in done in the Senate," the South Carolina senator said during an interview with NBC News, holding out hope for the GOP's chances.Read Full StoryThe House is too close to call. That's a great sign for Democrats and concerning for the GOPAmericans are lining up to vote in the midterm elections. All 435 House seats and 35 of 100 Senate seats are on the ballot this year.ReutersControl of the House remains too close to call, a shocking scenario that raises the possibility Democrats' could escape the midterms with little damage.As of 11:45 p.m. EST, Decision Desk HQ and Insider are unable to project which party will control either house in Congress. While the Senate was always expected to be close, few, if any, pundits foretold of a House contest that would be this narrow.—Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) November 9, 2022 Republicans began the cycle giddy with excitement. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy even poised that his party could flip 60 seats. Instead, fury over the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade appears to have not only dampened a possible wave election but may even lead to Democratic gains.There have only been two times since World War II that a president's party has gained seats in a midterm election, one of which occurred in the months after the September 11th attacks.—Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 9, 2022 Republicans hoped to turn New York's governor's seat red. They didn't.Joshua Bessex/AP Photo; Mary Altaffer/AP Photo; InsiderTrump-backed GOP candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin made a huge push in the final weeks of the race for New York governor, pushing concerns about crime as his opponent flagged in the polls and insisting the wedge issue would flip the Democratic stronghold red.It didn't.Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin after an unexpectedly strong challenge in New York's gubernatorial election. Appointed governor following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Hochul is the first woman to be governor of New York.If elected, Zeldin would have dismantled New York's Democratic trifecta, where Democrats hold the governorship and majorities in both legislative chambers.Mehmet Oz is underperforming Trump in some of Pennsylvania in early returnsDr. Mehmet Oz.AP Photo/Laurence KestersonIf Oz wants to win Pennsylvania, he'll need to outperform former President Donald Trump's results in 2020, when he lost the state by just over 80,000 votes.So far, Oz is falling short."This is Western Pennsylvania, small county ... but again Trump ran up huge numbers in Western Pennsylvania. Mehmet Oz is going to win Clarion County overwhelmingly but it's five points less than Trump got," MSNBC's Steve Kornacki said as he ticked off results across the Keystone State.Kornacki pointed out that Oz is underperforming compared to Trump elsewhere too. In Bedford County, a rural county near the Maryland border, Oz received 80.7% of the vote compared to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's 17%. But Oz's commanding performance is still not enough to match Trump's mark of 83.5%.Read Full StoryRight-wing firebrand Lauren Boebert is in a fight for her seatRep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/APGOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is in a tight race in her bid for reelection on the same night when Republicans appear to be poised to take control of the US House.Boebert is facing off against Democrat Adam Frisch, a businessman and former city councilman.DeSantis cruised to victory despite Trump attacking him days before the electionFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Florida first lady Casey DeSantis, celebrate his victory over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during an election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on November 8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.Octavio Jones/Getty ImagesRepublican Gov. Ron DeSantis won reelection in Florida by historic margins on Tuesday, flipping the state from purple to red and doing it all without former President Donald Trump's help.Trump has continually teased the prospect of another presidential run, and could announce soon after the midterms. DeSantis has consistently polled behind the former president as a 2024 GOP favorite, and hasn't said whether he plans to serve out all four years as governor.Trump, who is now a Florida resident, cast his vote for DeSantis on Tuesday but told reporters he didn't think the governor should run against him. "If he did run, I will tell you things about him that won't be very flattering," he told the Wall Street Journal. "I know more about him than anybody other than perhaps his wife, who is really running his campaign."Read Full StoryGOP's Karoline Leavitt loses NH race that would have made her youngest woman ever elected to CongressCharles Krupa/AP Photo; Cheryl Senter/AP PhotoDemocratic Rep. Chris Pappas defeated Republican Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District.Leavitt — a 25-year-old former White House staffer for President Donald Trump — would have been the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.J.D. Vance wins competitive Ohio Senate seatOhio Republican Senate nominee JD Vance.AP Photo/Tom E. PuskarRepublican author J.D. Vance defeated Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in Ohio, holding a Senate seat for the GOP as they seek to flip one Democratic seat and regain control of Congress' upper chamber.The race was among the most expensive in the country, with Ryan's holding a large financial lead and forcing Republicans to spend big to win.Trump endorsed Vance ahead of the primaries despite the candidate previously comparing the former president to "America's Hitler" in private messages.Abbott wins governor's race in Texas; Beto O'Rourke suffers another lossLM Otero/AP Photo; InsiderIncumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott fended off a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, leaning on a right-wing base energized by policies that have antagonized liberals.Abbott pushed his state into the forefront of numerous national fights, from slashing abortion rights to shipping migrants from the southern border to Democratic cities as a protest of Joe Biden's border policies.Abbott's win marked the second statewide loss for O'Rourke, who failed to unseat Ted Cruz in 2018. Democrats had hoped to flip Texas blue, but fell short again.Democrat Josh Shapiro beats election-denier Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania governorMediaNews Group/Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images; InsiderA Trump-backed election denier has lost the race for Pennsylvania governor.Democrat Josh Shapiro has defeated Republican Doug Mastriano in the consequential open race. The election determined not just who controls the governor's house, but also who will ultimately oversee the 2024 election in a key swing state. Wes Moore wins governor's race in MarylandMaryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore.AP Photo/Alex BrandonDemocrat Wes Moore made history, winning the Maryland gubernatorial election and becoming the first Black governor in the state's history.Moore —  a combat veteran in the US Army and a small business owner — defeated Cox, a state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump.Polls close in Nevada, Montana and UtahThe polls have closed in key swing state Nevada, as well as Montana and Utah.Democrat wins a key Rhode Island raceDemocrat Seth Magaziner has defeated Republican Allan Fung in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District, a seat that Republicans had targeted.The victory is a key win for Democrats as the GOP worked to expand the map in House races and keep Biden's party on the defensive in the midterms.GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats Democrat Stacey Abrams againJessica McGowan/Paras Griffin/Getty Images; InsiderIncumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has won re-election, defeating Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their race in 2018.Kemp was openly insulted by former President Donald Trump for not backing his election lies in 2020.He's held off Abrams, a Democratic star whose get-out-the-vote efforts were credited with flipping Georgia blue in 2020 but who has failed to win statewide office herself.Moderate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is in a tight race in Virginia. It's a seat Democrats need to hold.Abigail SpanbergerPhoto by Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesA consequential bellwether House race is coming down to the wire in Virginia.Both parties have targeted the seat held by Democrat Abigail Spanberger.It's the kind of district that — if the Democrats were to lose it — would bode ill for their chances for the rest of the evening and would hint that they'd have a difficult path to retain the majority in the House.(Aside: the origin of the word "bellwether" has nothing to do with rain, but comes from the Middle English word "bellewether," which refers to the bell put on a castrated ram's neck to help shepherds keep track of their flocks.)Judge denies Republicans' emergency request to keep Maricopa County polling sites open for 3 more hoursIn this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters deliver their ballot to a polling station in Tempe, Ariz.AP Photo/Matt York, FileA judge on Tuesday evening rejected Republicans' request to keep polling centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, open for three more hours, until 10 p.m. local time. The ruling came after the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Blake Masters campaign, and Kari Lake campaign filed an emergency complaint asking to extend voting hours in the county amid news that dozens of vote tabulating machines had glitched and refused to accept ballots. County officials put out a press release in the afternoon saying the problem had been identified and technicians were working on it. They added that it was unclear how many ballots had been affected but that all of them would be counted. Election officials also noted that the problem wasn't that vote tabulating machines were incorrectly reading ballots but that they weren't reading them at all."Everyone is still getting to vote," Bill Gates, the chairman of the Maricopa County board of supervisors, said at a news conference in Phoenix amid reports of the voting machine issues."We do not believe that anyone has been disenfranchised because no one has been turned away," he added.But Republicans still pounced on reports of the glitch."The RNC is joining a Republican coalition to file an emergency motion to extend poll hours in Maricopa County because voting machines in over 25% of voting locations have experienced significant issues," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. "The widespread issues — in an election administered by Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs – are completely unacceptable, especially as Republicans flock to the polls to vote in-person on Election Day."Polls close in another batch of states, including Arizona, Michigan, and TexasVoting has closed in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.Mississippi Secretary of State website downThe website for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office had a "sustained outage" after hackers overloaded it with web traffic, NBC News reported.The site informs residents about voting but does not handle vote counting.NBC News reported that a Russian hacker group called for attacks on that website shortly before they began.Reporter Kevin Collier tweeted that Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials confirmed that Mississippi has been under a "sustained" denial of service attack all day. Other states were targeted, but there have been no sustained outages, he wrote.Gov. Mike DeWine defeats Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial electionRepublican incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine has defeated Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial election.GOP firebrand and Trump ally Matt Gaetz wins re-election in FloridaRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit on July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.Phelan M. Ebenhack/APRepublican Rep. Matt Gaetz — a longtime Trump ally and outspoken member of the right-wing GOP House — has won re-election in Florida. Sarah Huckabee Sanders elected Arkansas governorSarah Huckabee SandersSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesRepublican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeated Democrat Chris Jones in Arkansas' gubernatorial race.Sanders, a former Trump administration official, is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.She will be the first woman governor of Arkansas.Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey defeats Trump-backed Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts' gubernatorial electionSteven Senne/AP Photo; InsiderMassachusetts' Attorney General Maura Healey has won the state's gubernatorial election against Trump-backed Reublican Geoff Diehl.The current governor, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, decided against seeking a third term.Healey has now flipped the Massachusetts governor's office. She makes history as the first openly gay person and first woman elected governor.Republican Laurel Lee, Florida's former secretary of state, defeats Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest 15th Congressional District electionSteve Cannon/AP photo; Alan Cohn's campaign; InsiderRepublican Laurel Lee defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest congressional district, which was added based on 2020 Census results. Republican Cory Mills defeats Democrat Karen Green in open seat for Florida's 7th Congressional district electionCory Mills' campaign; Karen Green's campaign; InsiderRepublican Cory Mills won an open seat in Florida's redrawn 7th Congressional District against Democrat Karen Green. The seat was open following Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy's decision to not seek re-election after serving three terms. Incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a national Republican star, wins re-electionInsiderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star and possible 2024 challenger to Donald Trump, is projected to win re-election.DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his congressional seat in August after his primary victory. DeSantis cruised to a historic victory — despite catching heat from Trump in the days before the election.. Read Full StoryRepublican Sen. Marco Rubio defeats Democratic Rep. Val Demings in Florida Senate raceJoe Raedle/Getty Images;Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; InsiderSen. Marco Rubio is projected to have beaten Democratic Rep. Val Demings.Decision Desk HQ and Insider project Rubio will win his third term in the Senate as of 8 pm EST.Read Full StoryPolls close in a handful of states, including Florida and PennsylvaniaPolls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West VirginiaVoting closed in three states at 7:30 p.m. EST: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. In Ohio, Republican author J.D. Vance is facing off against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan for a US Senate seat.These are the Donald Trump endorsements to watch on election nightArizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake embraces former President Donald Trump at a rally on October 09, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDonald Trump ensured he was on the ballot Tuesday night even if all he could do was wait for the election results like everyone else.The twice-impeached former president has put great effort into continuing to rebrand the Republican Party while in his Mar-a-Lago home. He made more than 250 general election endorsements, according to Ballotpedia. Many of his endorsees have echoed his lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.Keep ReadingPolls close in 6 states, including pivotal swing state GeorgiaPolls have closed in six states — including Georgia where a tight Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker could determine control of the US Senate.Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as Georgia.The US' top cybersecurity agency said there have been no credible threats to election security or integrity.The US' top cybersecurity agency warned against making the 'normal out to be nefarious' as conservatives are crying foul over election glitches on Election Day."When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you're going to see a few issues," tweeted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "We have seen a few of these today as happens every Election Day."Easterly's warning comes as conservatives have raised questions about election integrity. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday baselessly claimed that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story Philadelphia Republican blames GOP for forcing election results delay: 'Republicans targeted Philadelphia'Poll workers process ballots at an elections warehouse outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesPhiladelphia's last-minute decision to reinstate a policy requiring poll workers to check for double votes during — not after — the election-night tallying of ballots will further delay final results, a fact that a local Republican election official blames squarely on the GOP."I want to be very clear that when there are conversations that occur later this evening about whether or not Philadelphia has counted all of their ballots that the reason that some ballots would not be counted is that Republicans targeted Philadelphia — and only Philadelphia — to force us to conduct a procedure that no other county does," City Commissioner Seth Bluestein said Tuesday morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Bluestein is the sole Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission.Keep ReadingThe first polls of the midterm elections have closedVoting has closed in the first states in a pivotal US midterm election that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate.Polls closed in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.Top federal election official: 'I have a high level of confidence in the integrity of the election'Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesTens of millions of Americans are casting their ballots freely and fairly, and tens of thousands of poll workers across the nation are doing their duties "with high integrity and working truly hard to make sure votes are counted fairly and accurately," US Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks told Insider."If someone is eligible to cast their vote, they should be able to do so free and without any encumbrance, and those who put those encumbrances up there to harass or intimidate should be prosecuted," Hicks said.Read Full StoryVoting machines in a Pennsylvania county ran out of paper and will remain open an extra 2 hoursPolling places will remain open an additional two hours until 10 p.m. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled, after some voting machines ran out of paper.Some voters received provisional ballots until more paper could be delivered. The experience is frustrating some voters, WNEP reported."They ran out of paper. Why? I don't know," said Dominic Bechetti from Harveys Lake.Atlanta voters have their final say in the 2022 midterms, rejecting misinformation and the state of modern politicsVoters cast ballots at a precinct in DeKalb County, Georgia, on November 8, 2022.AP Photo/Ben GrayAcross the Atlanta area on Election Day, voters came out to cast ballots in the highly-consequential Georgia US Senate and gubernatorial races, with the results likely to determine the trajectory of the state for years to come.On Tuesday, citizens had their final say in the race, and whether it was a rejection of the GOP or simply pursuing a civic duty, a range of voters in Cobb and DeKalb counties told Insider that they came out to the polls not dissatisfied with the candidates themselves but the state of politics.Read Full Story A man armed with a knife at a Wisconsin polling place demanded election workers 'stop the voting,' local police saidA man armed with a knife was arrested after he showed up at a Wisconsin polling station and demanded election workers shut down the vote, local police said on Tuesday.Police said cops took a 38-year-old man into custody, and that voting was paused for 30 minutes while law enforcement officials investigated the location. No one was hurt and there isn't any other threat against the community, police added.Read Full StoryTrump says he should 'get all the credit' if Republicans win big in the 2022 elections — and 'should not be blamed at all' if they loseThreats to federal judges increased significantly during Donald Trump's administration.Evan Vucci/APFormer President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Tuesday he should "get all the credit" if the slew of GOP candidates he endorsed win big in the 2022 midterm elections — but also said he shouldn't be blamed if they don't come out on top."I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation during an interview on Tuesday when asked how much he thinks Republicans' victories or losses in the midterms will be because of him.Trump has endorsed more than 330 GOP candidates running for both state and federal office in this election cycle, including Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, and Arizona Senate hopeful Blake Masters.Keep Reading DeSantis' administration won't allow Justice Department monitors inside Florida polling placesRon DeSantis.James Gilbert/Getty ImagesThe DeSantis administration said DOJ-appointed election monitors aren't allowed inside Florida polling places.A letter from Florida Department of State General Counsel Brad McVay said the federal monitors aren't legally allowed inside.McVay said Florida's own inspectors will monitor the three locations — all Democratic strongholds. The Justice Department will still send observers to the three polling sites, but they will remain outside.Read Full Story Trump amplifies baseless claims of voter fraud in Michigan that a judge already dismissed as a 'false flag'Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday.Trump's baseless post appeared to echo claims that Kristina Karamo, the Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan, made earlier Tuesday after her lawsuit challenging absentee voting in only Democrat-heavy Detroit was thrown out of court.Judge Timothy Kenny issued a scathing opinion saying she had "raised a false flag of election law violations and corruption concerning Detroit's procedures for the November 8th election."Read MoreIn DeSantis' small Florida hometown, voters see a 'scumbag' or a 'hometown hero' as they head to the pollsDunedin, Florida, has an arch in the center of town that reads, "Defending Freedom." Dunedin is the town where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent most of his youth.Kimberly Leonard/InsiderFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection Tuesday and could seek the White House in 2024.Insider interviewed voters from his small hometown of Dunedin, Florida. Republican voters said they were thrilled that the man who played baseball just up the street could have a shot at the White House someday. Democratic voters said it was hard for them to believe the governor spent most of his youth in this town, one they said they don't see as a red stalwart.Read Full StoryGeorgia county removes poll workers after social media posts emerge showing them at the Capitol riotIn this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington.AP PhotoTwo Georgia poll workers in Fulton County were removed from their duties on Tuesday after Facebook posts were discovered showing them at the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Washington Post reported.The poll workers — a mother and son — were removed shortly before voting started.One of the Facebook posts shared with the Post echoed former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.According to the report, the Facebook post said: "I stood up for what's right today in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I was tear gassed FOUR times. I have pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol building. And my children have had the best learning experience of their lives."Keep ReadingOne prominent political force had a little less cash to spend during the Election 2022 homestretchInsider's Dave Levinthal reports that the American Hospital Association PAC told federal regulators on Monday that it lost more than $12,000 from "fraudulent activity" involving fake checks.The PAC reported the matter to police but has only been able to recoup some of the money it's lost.Read Full StoryTuesday's midterm election is playing out against the backdrop of heightened threats to lawmakers serving in CongressNancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAs Insider justice correspondent C. Ryan Barber wrote: "In the five years since former President Donald Trump's election, the number of reported threats against lawmakers increased tenfold — to more than 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol police.""That rise has mirrored a similar increase in threats to other public figures and officials, including federal judges, who faced a surge in threats during the Trump administration," Barber added.Read Full StoryArizona's GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters says he's going to 'grind' Biden's 'agenda to a halt' if electedGOP Senate candidate Blake Masters chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons/Wikimedia Commons"By taking back Congress, we're going to send Biden the message. We're going to bear hug his whole administration," Masters told Fox Business during an interview on Tuesday morning as voters across the country headed to the polls. The Republican Senate hopeful added, "I'm going to grind his agenda to a halt unless and until we get border security. Period.""I'm not going to vote for a single thing — not a single continuing resolution, not a single appointee — unless Joe Biden actually does something to secure our border," Masters said. Read Full StoryTrump said he voted to re-elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he voted for DeSantis after he cast his vote at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump replied: "Yes, I did," according to a video shared on Twitter.Former first lady Melania Trump was alongside him. "No matter who you vote for, you have to vote," Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling site.Read Full StoryArizona's Maricopa County says it's having issues with voting tabulation machinesA sign marks the entrance to a voting precinct on the first day of early voting in the general election in Phoenix, Oct. 12, 2022.AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinThe Wall Street Journal reported that voting tabulation machines in about 20% of Maricopa County's 223 voting centers were malfunctioning on Tuesday.Maricopa County said on Twitter that in one instance, a password was entered too many times, causing built-in security measures to lock a ballot scanner."If you're at a polling place experiencing an issue with a tabulator, you have three options & your vote will be counted in each. 1) stay where you are and wait for tabulator to come online 2) drop your ballot in the secure slot (door 3) on tabulator 3) go to a nearby vote center," Bill Gates, chairman of the county board of supervisors said on Twitter.Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County Supervisor, said on Twitter that election operations were "going well.""But I've been fielding some complaints & concerns from constituents about issues at polling booths. I'm here to listen, to get to the bottom of ALL issues," he said. "Please email me at District2@Maricopa.gov. My team & I will reach out to you ASAP."A few members of Congress up for re-election are tied to billionaire Elon MuskElon Musk.Susan Walsh/APThese are lawmakers who invest, or who've recently invested, in one of Musk's publicly traded companies — Tesla, and until recently, Twitter — either on their own or through a spouse.In all, there's a dozen of them, reports Insider's Madison Hall.One name is particularly notable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's husband, Paul, who earlier this year exercised 25 call options (2,500 shares) of Tesla stock at a strike price of $500, with the trade valued at between $1 million and $5 million.Read Full StoryThis week's Powerball lottery jackpot stood at a cool $1.9 billion — but that's a pittance compared to the 2022 midterm election's price tagAmerican flag over US moneySTILLFX/Getty ImagesAs Insider's Madison Hall reported, nonpartisan money-in-politics research organization OpenSecrets has estimated that all federal- and state-level contests will together be worth $16.7 billion."For perspective: the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii each have annual state budgets that are around, or in some cases, much less than, $16.7 billion," Hall noted.Read Full StoryWealthy, self-funded candidates have a terrible track record of winning in politicsSure, some do just fine: Billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker will almost certainly cruise to re-election as Illinois' governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz might — maybe, possibly? — become Pennsylvania's newest US senator.But as Insider senior reporter Brent D. Griffiths explains here, the 2022 midterm election is littered with the shattered political dreams of Richie Rich candidates who flat flamed out despite pumping crazy money into their respective races.Many never emerged from their partisan primaries, no matter their millions.Others, such as Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, who's running for US Senate in Missouri behind more than $14 million of her own fortune, are all but assured defeat tonight in their general elections.As Griffiths notes: "Despite its self-evident benefit of instant cash, self-funding a political campaign is risky. Candidates who raise gobs of money from donors, instead of their own bank account, receive the added benefit of engaging with and energizing an electorate — something that's critical to actually getting people to vote for you."Something that won't appear in black-and-white on any ballot today, but make no mistake, it's there: ageGetty; Rebecca Zisser/InsiderCongress has never been older than it is today, Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" project revealed in September.And the results of the 2022 midterms could very well keep what's been a 20-year trend toward gerontocracy very much in motion.Age and experience have factored into a number of US House and Senate races, but two stand out.First is Iowa's US Senate race, where Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is seeking another six-year term that'd keep him on Capitol Hill until he's 95 years old.Then there Ohio's 9th District race, where Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is facing the strongest challenge of her 40-year congressional career by Republican J.R. Majewski in what's become one of the more wild House races this election cycle.Insider's Dave Levinthal and Kimberly Leonard spoke about some of the biggest votes to watch in the midterms on 'The Refresh'Listen to Insider's "The Refresh" here.Trump aides scrambled to stop him announcing his presidential candidacy on the eve of the midterms and upending the election: ReportFormer president Donald Trump at a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAides to former President Donald Trump persuaded him not to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday, fearing it could upend the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported.According to three sources who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, Trump had touted the idea of formally announcing his bid for the 2024 presidency at a rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance in Ohio on Monday night. The suggestion prompted a scramble by top Republicans and Trump some aides to stop any announcement, two of the sources told the publication. Other aides, it reported, wanted Trump to go ahead.Read Full StoryWhat to watch for on Election Day 2022"I Voted" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Aug. 16, 2022.Thomas Peipert/AP PhotoToday America will vote on the midterm elections, with the consequences of results poised to reverberate across the government for years to come.Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country, including every House, Senate, Governor, and State Legislative election happening in the United States.The most significant story is unfolding in dozens of House races across the country, as the Democrats' tenuous control of the chamber is being challenged by the GOP. Midterms tend to be disastrous for the incumbent president's party, and this election has control of the House very much up for grabs. Insider is tracking close to 90 of the most consequential races. The Senate is currently split 50-50, and each party wants to get control of the upper chamber. Senators serve for six years, which means the impacts of this election will reverberate through at least 2028. The contest for control of the Senate might not be decided on election night, as it'll likely come down to just a few individual races and counting could continue for several days.There are also dozens of gubernatorial elections. These races are full of potential contenders for 2024, and, more consequentially, whoever wins the governor's race in a number of key swing states will have control over the levers of power around elections. Lastly, with the Dobbs decision at the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, a number of gubernatorial races will end up functionally deciding the legality and availability of abortion in any number of states.This is why this cycle has a number of critically important state legislative races. As power to regulate the right to choose has been turned over to individual states, the battles over legislative chambers are of significant importance this cycle.Lastly, many states will have ballot referenda for their citizens to consider. These run the gamut, with some potentially legalizing marijuana, others establishing or stripping citizens'  right to abortion access, and others opening up multi-billion dollar gambling markets.Insider will be closely monitoring the coverage on all of this today, tonight, and through the final calls of the races. The first polls close at 6 p.m. EST, come along and follow all the critical races of this election here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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2022 election live updates: The House remains too close to call, a sign that the "red wave" the GOP hoped for hasn"t arrived

Election results and news on hundreds of campaigns, including every House, Senate, governor, and state legislative race in the US. iStock; Insider 2022 General Embeds function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.data.id && event.data.height) { document.getElementById(event.data.id).style.height = event.data.height + "px"; } } window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); America is heading to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.  The outcome of the election will determine the balance of power in both the House and the Senate.  Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country.  The House is too close to call. That's a great sign for Democrats and concerning for the GOPAmericans are lining up to vote in the midterm elections. All 435 House seats and 35 of 100 Senate seats are on the ballot this year.ReutersControl of the House remains too close to call, a shocking scenario that raises the possibility Democrats' could escape the midterms with little damage.As of 11:45 p.m. EST, Decision Desk HQ and Insider are unable to project which party will control either house in Congress. While the Senate was always expected to be close, few, if any, pundits foretold of a House contest that would be this narrow.Republicans began the cycle giddy with excitement. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy even poised that his party could flip 60 seats. Instead, fury over the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade appears to have not only dampened a possible wave election but may even lead to Democratic gains.There have only been two times since World War II that a president's party has gained seats in a midterm election, one of which occurred in the months after the September 11th attacks.—Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) November 9, 2022 Republicans hoped to turn New York's governor's seat red. They didn't.Joshua Bessex/AP Photo; Mary Altaffer/AP Photo; InsiderTrump-backed GOP candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin made a huge push in the final weeks of the race for New York governor, pushing concerns about crime as his opponent flagged in the polls and insisting the wedge issue would flip the Democratic stronghold red.It didn't.Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin after an unexpectedly strong challenge in New York's gubernatorial election. Appointed governor following the resignation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Hochul is the first woman to be governor of New York.If elected, Zeldin would have dismantled New York's Democratic trifecta, where Democrats hold the governorship and majorities in both legislative chambers.Mehmet Oz is underperforming Trump in some of Pennsylvania in early returnsDr. Mehmet Oz.AP Photo/Laurence KestersonIf Oz wants to win Pennsylvania, he'll need to outperform former President Donald Trump's results in 2020, when he lost the state by just over 80,000 votes.So far, Oz is falling short."This is Western Pennsylvania, small county ... but again Trump ran up huge numbers in Western Pennsylvania. Mehmet Oz is going to win Clarion County overwhelmingly but it's five points less than Trump got," MSNBC's Steve Kornacki said as he ticked off results across the Keystone State.Kornacki pointed out that Oz is underperforming compared to Trump elsewhere too. In Bedford County, a rural county near the Maryland border, Oz received 80.7% of the vote compared to Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's 17%. But Oz's commanding performance is still not enough to match Trump's mark of 83.5%.Read Full StoryDemocrat wins a major toss-up seat in OhioOn a night when Republicans hoped to secure toss-up districts and make headway into Democratic districts, Democratic Ohio State Rep. Emilia Sykes defeated former Donald Trump campaign staffer Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in Ohio's 13th Congressional District.The 13th district had drawn national attention and millions of dollars in spending.Right-wing firebrand Lauren Boebert is in a fight for her seatRep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022.J. Scott Applewhite/APGOP Rep. Lauren Boebert is in a tight race in her bid for reelection on the same night when Republicans appear to be poised to take control of the US House.Boebert is facing off against Democrat Adam Frisch, a businessman and former city councilman.DeSantis cruised to victory despite Trump attacking him days before the electionFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Florida first lady Casey DeSantis, celebrate his victory over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during an election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on November 8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.Octavio Jones/Getty ImagesRepublican Gov. Ron DeSantis won reelection in Florida by historic margins on Tuesday, flipping the state from purple to red and doing it all without former President Donald Trump's help.Trump has continually teased the prospect of another presidential run, and could announce soon after the midterms. DeSantis has consistently polled behind the former president as a 2024 GOP favorite, and hasn't said whether he plans to serve out all four years as governor.Trump, who is now a Florida resident, cast his vote for DeSantis on Tuesday but told reporters he didn't think the governor should run against him. "If he did run, I will tell you things about him that won't be very flattering," he told the Wall Street Journal. "I know more about him than anybody other than perhaps his wife, who is really running his campaign."Read Full StoryGOP's Karoline Leavitt loses NH race that would have made her youngest woman ever elected to CongressCharles Krupa/AP Photo; Cheryl Senter/AP PhotoDemocratic Rep. Chris Pappas defeated Republican Karoline Leavitt in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District.Leavitt — a 25-year-old former White House staffer for President Donald Trump — would have been the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.J.D. Vance wins competitive Ohio Senate seatOhio Republican Senate nominee JD Vance.AP Photo/Tom E. PuskarRepublican author J.D. Vance defeated Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in Ohio, holding a Senate seat for the GOP as they seek to flip one Democratic seat and regain control of Congress' upper chamber.The race was among the most expensive in the country, with Ryan's holding a large financial lead and forcing Republicans to spend big to win.Trump endorsed Vance ahead of the primaries despite the candidate previously comparing the former president to "America's Hitler" in private messages.Abbott wins governor's race in Texas; Beto O'Rourke suffers another lossLM Otero/AP Photo; InsiderIncumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott fended off a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, leaning on a right-wing base energized by policies that have antagonized liberals.Abbott pushed his state into the forefront of numerous national fights, from slashing abortion rights to shipping migrants from the southern border to Democratic cities as a protest of Joe Biden's border policies.Abbott's win marked the second statewide loss for O'Rourke, who failed to unseat Ted Cruz in 2018. Democrats had hoped to flip Texas blue, but fell short again.Democrat Josh Shapiro beats election-denier Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania governorMediaNews Group/Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images; InsiderA Trump-backed election denier has lost the race for Pennsylvania governor.Democrat Josh Shapiro has defeated Republican Doug Mastriano in the consequential open race. The election determined not just who controls the governor's house, but also who will ultimately oversee the 2024 election in a key swing state. Wes Moore wins governor's race in MarylandMaryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore.AP Photo/Alex BrandonDemocrat Wes Moore made history, winning the Maryland gubernatorial election and becoming the first Black governor in the state's history.Moore —  a combat veteran in the US Army and a small business owner — defeated Cox, a state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump.Polls close in Nevada, Montana and UtahThe polls have closed in key swing state Nevada, as well as Montana and Utah.Democrat wins a key Rhode Island raceDemocrat Seth Magaziner has defeated Republican Allan Fung in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District, a seat that Republicans had targeted.The victory is a key win for Democrats as the GOP worked to expand the map in House races and keep Biden's party on the defensive in the midterms.GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats Democrat Stacey Abrams againJessica McGowan/Paras Griffin/Getty Images; InsiderIncumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has won re-election, defeating Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their race in 2018.Kemp was openly insulted by former President Donald Trump for not backing his election lies in 2020.He's held off Abrams, a Democratic star whose get-out-the-vote efforts were credited with flipping Georgia blue in 2020 but who has failed to win statewide office herself.Moderate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is in a tight race in Virginia. It's a seat Democrats need to hold.Abigail SpanbergerPhoto by Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesA consequential bellwether House race is coming down to the wire in Virginia.Both parties have targeted the seat held by Democrat Abigail Spanberger.It's the kind of district that — if the Democrats were to lose it — would bode ill for their chances for the rest of the evening and would hint that they'd have a difficult path to retain the majority in the House.(Aside: the origin of the word "bellwether" has nothing to do with rain, but comes from the Middle English word "bellewether," which refers to the bell put on a castrated ram's neck to help shepherds keep track of their flocks.)Judge denies Republicans' emergency request to keep Maricopa County polling sites open for 3 more hoursIn this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters deliver their ballot to a polling station in Tempe, Ariz.AP Photo/Matt York, FileA judge on Tuesday evening rejected Republicans' request to keep polling centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, open for three more hours, until 10 p.m. local time. The ruling came after the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Blake Masters campaign, and Kari Lake campaign filed an emergency complaint asking to extend voting hours in the county amid news that dozens of vote tabulating machines had glitched and refused to accept ballots. County officials put out a press release in the afternoon saying the problem had been identified and technicians were working on it. They added that it was unclear how many ballots had been affected but that all of them would be counted. Election officials also noted that the problem wasn't that vote tabulating machines were incorrectly reading ballots but that they weren't reading them at all."Everyone is still getting to vote," Bill Gates, the chairman of the Maricopa County board of supervisors, said at a news conference in Phoenix amid reports of the voting machine issues."We do not believe that anyone has been disenfranchised because no one has been turned away," he added.But Republicans still pounced on reports of the glitch."The RNC is joining a Republican coalition to file an emergency motion to extend poll hours in Maricopa County because voting machines in over 25% of voting locations have experienced significant issues," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. "The widespread issues — in an election administered by Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs – are completely unacceptable, especially as Republicans flock to the polls to vote in-person on Election Day."Polls close in another batch of states, including Arizona, Michigan, and TexasVoting has closed in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.Mississippi Secretary of State website downThe website for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office had a "sustained outage" after hackers overloaded it with web traffic, NBC News reported.The site informs residents about voting but does not handle vote counting.NBC News reported that a Russian hacker group called for attacks on that website shortly before they began.Reporter Kevin Collier tweeted that Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials confirmed that Mississippi has been under a "sustained" denial of service attack all day. Other states were targeted, but there have been no sustained outages, he wrote.Gov. Mike DeWine defeats Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial electionRepublican incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine has defeated Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial election.GOP firebrand and Trump ally Matt Gaetz wins re-election in FloridaRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit on July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.Phelan M. Ebenhack/APRepublican Rep. Matt Gaetz — a longtime Trump ally and outspoken member of the right-wing GOP House — has won re-election in Florida. Sarah Huckabee Sanders elected Arkansas governorSarah Huckabee SandersSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesRepublican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeated Democrat Chris Jones in Arkansas' gubernatorial race.Sanders, a former Trump administration official, is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.She will be the first woman governor of Arkansas.Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey defeats Trump-backed Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts' gubernatorial electionSteven Senne/AP Photo; InsiderMassachusetts' Attorney General Maura Healey has won the state's gubernatorial election against Trump-backed Reublican Geoff Diehl.The current governor, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, decided against seeking a third term.Healey has now flipped the Massachusetts governor's office. She makes history as the first openly gay person and first woman elected governor.Republican Laurel Lee, Florida's former secretary of state, defeats Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest 15th Congressional District electionSteve Cannon/AP photo; Alan Cohn's campaign; InsiderRepublican Laurel Lee defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest congressional district, which was added based on 2020 Census results. Republican Cory Mills defeats Democrat Karen Green in open seat for Florida's 7th Congressional district electionCory Mills' campaign; Karen Green's campaign; InsiderRepublican Cory Mills won an open seat in Florida's redrawn 7th Congressional District against Democrat Karen Green. The seat was open following Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy's decision to not seek re-election after serving three terms. Incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a national Republican star, wins re-electionInsiderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star and possible 2024 challenger to Donald Trump, is projected to win re-election.DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his congressional seat in August after his primary victory. DeSantis cruised to a historic victory — despite catching heat from Trump in the days before the election.. Read Full StoryRepublican Sen. Marco Rubio defeats Democratic Rep. Val Demings in Florida Senate raceJoe Raedle/Getty Images;Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; InsiderSen. Marco Rubio is projected to have beaten Democratic Rep. Val Demings.Decision Desk HQ and Insider project Rubio will win his third term in the Senate as of 8 pm EST.Read Full StoryPolls close in a handful of states, including Florida and PennsylvaniaPolls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West VirginiaVoting closed in three states at 7:30 p.m. EST: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. In Ohio, Republican author J.D. Vance is facing off against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan for a US Senate seat.These are the Donald Trump endorsements to watch on election nightArizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake embraces former President Donald Trump at a rally on October 09, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDonald Trump ensured he was on the ballot Tuesday night even if all he could do was wait for the election results like everyone else.The twice-impeached former president has put great effort into continuing to rebrand the Republican Party while in his Mar-a-Lago home. He made more than 250 general election endorsements, according to Ballotpedia. Many of his endorsees have echoed his lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.Keep ReadingPolls close in 6 states, including pivotal swing state GeorgiaPolls have closed in six states — including Georgia where a tight Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker could determine control of the US Senate.Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as Georgia.The US' top cybersecurity agency said there have been no credible threats to election security or integrity.The US' top cybersecurity agency warned against making the 'normal out to be nefarious' as conservatives are crying foul over election glitches on Election Day."When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you're going to see a few issues," tweeted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "We have seen a few of these today as happens every Election Day."Easterly's warning comes as conservatives have raised questions about election integrity. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday baselessly claimed that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story Philadelphia Republican blames GOP for forcing election results delay: 'Republicans targeted Philadelphia'Poll workers process ballots at an elections warehouse outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesPhiladelphia's last-minute decision to reinstate a policy requiring poll workers to check for double votes during — not after — the election-night tallying of ballots will further delay final results, a fact that a local Republican election official blames squarely on the GOP."I want to be very clear that when there are conversations that occur later this evening about whether or not Philadelphia has counted all of their ballots that the reason that some ballots would not be counted is that Republicans targeted Philadelphia — and only Philadelphia — to force us to conduct a procedure that no other county does," City Commissioner Seth Bluestein said Tuesday morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Bluestein is the sole Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission.Keep ReadingThe first polls of the midterm elections have closedVoting has closed in the first states in a pivotal US midterm election that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate.Polls closed in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.Top federal election official: 'I have a high level of confidence in the integrity of the election'Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesTens of millions of Americans are casting their ballots freely and fairly, and tens of thousands of poll workers across the nation are doing their duties "with high integrity and working truly hard to make sure votes are counted fairly and accurately," US Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks told Insider."If someone is eligible to cast their vote, they should be able to do so free and without any encumbrance, and those who put those encumbrances up there to harass or intimidate should be prosecuted," Hicks said.Read Full StoryVoting machines in a Pennsylvania county ran out of paper and will remain open an extra 2 hoursPolling places will remain open an additional two hours until 10 p.m. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled, after some voting machines ran out of paper.Some voters received provisional ballots until more paper could be delivered. The experience is frustrating some voters, WNEP reported."They ran out of paper. Why? I don't know," said Dominic Bechetti from Harveys Lake.Atlanta voters have their final say in the 2022 midterms, rejecting misinformation and the state of modern politicsVoters cast ballots at a precinct in DeKalb County, Georgia, on November 8, 2022.AP Photo/Ben GrayAcross the Atlanta area on Election Day, voters came out to cast ballots in the highly-consequential Georgia US Senate and gubernatorial races, with the results likely to determine the trajectory of the state for years to come.On Tuesday, citizens had their final say in the race, and whether it was a rejection of the GOP or simply pursuing a civic duty, a range of voters in Cobb and DeKalb counties told Insider that they came out to the polls not dissatisfied with the candidates themselves but the state of politics.Read Full Story A man armed with a knife at a Wisconsin polling place demanded election workers 'stop the voting,' local police saidA man armed with a knife was arrested after he showed up at a Wisconsin polling station and demanded election workers shut down the vote, local police said on Tuesday.Police said cops took a 38-year-old man into custody, and that voting was paused for 30 minutes while law enforcement officials investigated the location. No one was hurt and there isn't any other threat against the community, police added.Read Full StoryTrump says he should 'get all the credit' if Republicans win big in the 2022 elections — and 'should not be blamed at all' if they loseThreats to federal judges increased significantly during Donald Trump's administration.Evan Vucci/APFormer President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Tuesday he should "get all the credit" if the slew of GOP candidates he endorsed win big in the 2022 midterm elections — but also said he shouldn't be blamed if they don't come out on top."I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation during an interview on Tuesday when asked how much he thinks Republicans' victories or losses in the midterms will be because of him.Trump has endorsed more than 330 GOP candidates running for both state and federal office in this election cycle, including Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, and Arizona Senate hopeful Blake Masters.Keep Reading DeSantis' administration won't allow Justice Department monitors inside Florida polling placesRon DeSantis.James Gilbert/Getty ImagesThe DeSantis administration said DOJ-appointed election monitors aren't allowed inside Florida polling places.A letter from Florida Department of State General Counsel Brad McVay said the federal monitors aren't legally allowed inside.McVay said Florida's own inspectors will monitor the three locations — all Democratic strongholds. The Justice Department will still send observers to the three polling sites, but they will remain outside.Read Full Story Trump amplifies baseless claims of voter fraud in Michigan that a judge already dismissed as a 'false flag'Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday.Trump's baseless post appeared to echo claims that Kristina Karamo, the Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan, made earlier Tuesday after her lawsuit challenging absentee voting in only Democrat-heavy Detroit was thrown out of court.Judge Timothy Kenny issued a scathing opinion saying she had "raised a false flag of election law violations and corruption concerning Detroit's procedures for the November 8th election."Read MoreIn DeSantis' small Florida hometown, voters see a 'scumbag' or a 'hometown hero' as they head to the pollsDunedin, Florida, has an arch in the center of town that reads, "Defending Freedom." Dunedin is the town where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent most of his youth.Kimberly Leonard/InsiderFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection Tuesday and could seek the White House in 2024.Insider interviewed voters from his small hometown of Dunedin, Florida. Republican voters said they were thrilled that the man who played baseball just up the street could have a shot at the White House someday. Democratic voters said it was hard for them to believe the governor spent most of his youth in this town, one they said they don't see as a red stalwart.Read Full StoryGeorgia county removes poll workers after social media posts emerge showing them at the Capitol riotIn this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington.AP PhotoTwo Georgia poll workers in Fulton County were removed from their duties on Tuesday after Facebook posts were discovered showing them at the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Washington Post reported.The poll workers — a mother and son — were removed shortly before voting started.One of the Facebook posts shared with the Post echoed former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.According to the report, the Facebook post said: "I stood up for what's right today in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I was tear gassed FOUR times. I have pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol building. And my children have had the best learning experience of their lives."Keep ReadingOne prominent political force had a little less cash to spend during the Election 2022 homestretchInsider's Dave Levinthal reports that the American Hospital Association PAC told federal regulators on Monday that it lost more than $12,000 from "fraudulent activity" involving fake checks.The PAC reported the matter to police but has only been able to recoup some of the money it's lost.Read Full StoryTuesday's midterm election is playing out against the backdrop of heightened threats to lawmakers serving in CongressNancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAs Insider justice correspondent C. Ryan Barber wrote: "In the five years since former President Donald Trump's election, the number of reported threats against lawmakers increased tenfold — to more than 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol police.""That rise has mirrored a similar increase in threats to other public figures and officials, including federal judges, who faced a surge in threats during the Trump administration," Barber added.Read Full StoryArizona's GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters says he's going to 'grind' Biden's 'agenda to a halt' if electedGOP Senate candidate Blake Masters chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons/Wikimedia Commons"By taking back Congress, we're going to send Biden the message. We're going to bear hug his whole administration," Masters told Fox Business during an interview on Tuesday morning as voters across the country headed to the polls. The Republican Senate hopeful added, "I'm going to grind his agenda to a halt unless and until we get border security. Period.""I'm not going to vote for a single thing — not a single continuing resolution, not a single appointee — unless Joe Biden actually does something to secure our border," Masters said. Read Full StoryTrump said he voted to re-elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he voted for DeSantis after he cast his vote at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump replied: "Yes, I did," according to a video shared on Twitter.Former first lady Melania Trump was alongside him. "No matter who you vote for, you have to vote," Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling site.Read Full StoryArizona's Maricopa County says it's having issues with voting tabulation machinesA sign marks the entrance to a voting precinct on the first day of early voting in the general election in Phoenix, Oct. 12, 2022.AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinThe Wall Street Journal reported that voting tabulation machines in about 20% of Maricopa County's 223 voting centers were malfunctioning on Tuesday.Maricopa County said on Twitter that in one instance, a password was entered too many times, causing built-in security measures to lock a ballot scanner."If you're at a polling place experiencing an issue with a tabulator, you have three options & your vote will be counted in each. 1) stay where you are and wait for tabulator to come online 2) drop your ballot in the secure slot (door 3) on tabulator 3) go to a nearby vote center," Bill Gates, chairman of the county board of supervisors said on Twitter.Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County Supervisor, said on Twitter that election operations were "going well.""But I've been fielding some complaints & concerns from constituents about issues at polling booths. I'm here to listen, to get to the bottom of ALL issues," he said. "Please email me at District2@Maricopa.gov. My team & I will reach out to you ASAP."A few members of Congress up for re-election are tied to billionaire Elon MuskElon Musk.Susan Walsh/APThese are lawmakers who invest, or who've recently invested, in one of Musk's publicly traded companies — Tesla, and until recently, Twitter — either on their own or through a spouse.In all, there's a dozen of them, reports Insider's Madison Hall.One name is particularly notable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's husband, Paul, who earlier this year exercised 25 call options (2,500 shares) of Tesla stock at a strike price of $500, with the trade valued at between $1 million and $5 million.Read Full StoryThis week's Powerball lottery jackpot stood at a cool $1.9 billion — but that's a pittance compared to the 2022 midterm election's price tagAmerican flag over US moneySTILLFX/Getty ImagesAs Insider's Madison Hall reported, nonpartisan money-in-politics research organization OpenSecrets has estimated that all federal- and state-level contests will together be worth $16.7 billion."For perspective: the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii each have annual state budgets that are around, or in some cases, much less than, $16.7 billion," Hall noted.Read Full StoryWealthy, self-funded candidates have a terrible track record of winning in politicsSure, some do just fine: Billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker will almost certainly cruise to re-election as Illinois' governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz might — maybe, possibly? — become Pennsylvania's newest US senator.But as Insider senior reporter Brent D. Griffiths explains here, the 2022 midterm election is littered with the shattered political dreams of Richie Rich candidates who flat flamed out despite pumping crazy money into their respective races.Many never emerged from their partisan primaries, no matter their millions.Others, such as Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, who's running for US Senate in Missouri behind more than $14 million of her own fortune, are all but assured defeat tonight in their general elections.As Griffiths notes: "Despite its self-evident benefit of instant cash, self-funding a political campaign is risky. Candidates who raise gobs of money from donors, instead of their own bank account, receive the added benefit of engaging with and energizing an electorate — something that's critical to actually getting people to vote for you."Something that won't appear in black-and-white on any ballot today, but make no mistake, it's there: ageGetty; Rebecca Zisser/InsiderCongress has never been older than it is today, Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" project revealed in September.And the results of the 2022 midterms could very well keep what's been a 20-year trend toward gerontocracy very much in motion.Age and experience have factored into a number of US House and Senate races, but two stand out.First is Iowa's US Senate race, where Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is seeking another six-year term that'd keep him on Capitol Hill until he's 95 years old.Then there Ohio's 9th District race, where Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is facing the strongest challenge of her 40-year congressional career by Republican J.R. Majewski in what's become one of the more wild House races this election cycle.Insider's Dave Levinthal and Kimberly Leonard spoke about some of the biggest votes to watch in the midterms on 'The Refresh'Listen to Insider's "The Refresh" here.Trump aides scrambled to stop him announcing his presidential candidacy on the eve of the midterms and upending the election: ReportFormer president Donald Trump at a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAides to former President Donald Trump persuaded him not to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday, fearing it could upend the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported.According to three sources who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, Trump had touted the idea of formally announcing his bid for the 2024 presidency at a rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance in Ohio on Monday night. The suggestion prompted a scramble by top Republicans and Trump some aides to stop any announcement, two of the sources told the publication. Other aides, it reported, wanted Trump to go ahead.Read Full StoryWhat to watch for on Election Day 2022"I Voted" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Aug. 16, 2022.Thomas Peipert/AP PhotoToday America will vote on the midterm elections, with the consequences of results poised to reverberate across the government for years to come.Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country, including every House, Senate, Governor, and State Legislative election happening in the United States.The most significant story is unfolding in dozens of House races across the country, as the Democrats' tenuous control of the chamber is being challenged by the GOP. Midterms tend to be disastrous for the incumbent president's party, and this election has control of the House very much up for grabs. Insider is tracking close to 90 of the most consequential races. The Senate is currently split 50-50, and each party wants to get control of the upper chamber. Senators serve for six years, which means the impacts of this election will reverberate through at least 2028. The contest for control of the Senate might not be decided on election night, as it'll likely come down to just a few individual races and counting could continue for several days.There are also dozens of gubernatorial elections. These races are full of potential contenders for 2024, and, more consequentially, whoever wins the governor's race in a number of key swing states will have control over the levers of power around elections. Lastly, with the Dobbs decision at the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, a number of gubernatorial races will end up functionally deciding the legality and availability of abortion in any number of states.This is why this cycle has a number of critically important state legislative races. As power to regulate the right to choose has been turned over to individual states, the battles over legislative chambers are of significant importance this cycle.Lastly, many states will have ballot referenda for their citizens to consider. These run the gamut, with some potentially legalizing marijuana, others establishing or stripping citizens'  right to abortion access, and others opening up multi-billion dollar gambling markets.Insider will be closely monitoring the coverage on all of this today, tonight, and through the final calls of the races. The first polls close at 6 p.m. EST, come along and follow all the critical races of this election here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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2022 election live updates: Abbott wins governor"s race in Texas; Beto O"Rourke takes another loss

Election results and news on hundreds of campaigns, including every House, Senate, governor, and state legislative race in the US. iStock; Insider 2022 General Embeds function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.data.id && event.data.height) { document.getElementById(event.data.id).style.height = event.data.height + "px"; } } window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); America is heading to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.  The outcome of the election will determine the balance of power in both the House and the Senate.  Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country.  Abbott wins governor's race in Texas; Beto O'Rourke suffers another lossLM Otero/AP Photo; InsiderIncumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott fended off a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, leaning on a right-wing base energized by policies that have antagonized liberals.Abbott pushed his state into the forefront of numerous national fights, from slashing abortion rights to shipping migrants from the southern border to Democratic cities as a protest of Joe Biden's border policies.Abbott's win marked the second statewide loss for O'Rourke, who failed to unseat Ted Cruz in 2018. Democrats had hoped to flip Texas blue, but fell short again.Democrat Josh Shapiro beats election-denier Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania governorMediaNews Group/Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images; InsiderA Trump-backed election denier has lost the race for Pennsylvania governor.Democrat Josh Shapiro has defeated Republican Doug Mastriano in the consequential open race. The election determined not just who controls the governor's house, but also who will ultimately oversee the 2024 election in a key swing state. Wes Moore wins governor's race in MarylandMaryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore.AP Photo/Alex BrandonDemocrat Wes Moore made history, winning the Maryland gubernatorial election and becoming the first Black governor in the state's history.Moore —  a combat veteran in the US Army and a small business owner — defeated Cox, a state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump.Polls close in Nevada, Montana and UtahThe polls have closed in key swing state Nevada, as well as Montana and Utah.Democrat wins a key Rhode Island raceDemocrat Seth Magaziner has defeated Republican Allan Fung in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District, a seat that Republicans had targeted.The victory is a key win for Democrats as the GOP worked to expand the map in House races and keep Biden's party on the defensive in the midterms.GOP Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeats Democrat Stacey Abrams againJessica McGowan/Paras Griffin/Getty Images; InsiderIncumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has won re-election, defeating Stacey Abrams in a rematch of their race in 2018.Kemp was openly insulted by former President Donald Trump for not backing his election lies in 2020.He's held off Abrams, a Democratic star whose get-out-the-vote efforts were credited with flipping Georgia blue in 2020 but who has failed to win statewide office herself.Moderate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is in a tight race in Virginia. It's a seat Democrats need to hold.Abigail SpanbergerPhoto by Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesA consequential bellwether House race is coming down to the wire in Virginia.Both parties have targeted the seat held by Democrat Abigail Spanberger.It's the kind of district that — if the Democrats were to lose it — would bode ill for their chances for the rest of the evening and would hint that they'd have a difficult path to retain the majority in the House.(Aside: the origin of the word "bellwether" has nothing to do with rain, but comes from the Middle English word "bellewether," which refers to the bell put on a castrated ram's neck to help shepherds keep track of their flocks.)Judge denies Republicans' emergency request to keep Maricopa County polling sites open for 3 more hoursIn this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, voters deliver their ballot to a polling station in Tempe, Ariz.AP Photo/Matt York, FileA judge on Tuesday evening rejected Republicans' request to keep polling centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, open for three more hours, until 10 p.m. local time. The ruling came after the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Blake Masters campaign, and Kari Lake campaign filed an emergency complaint asking to extend voting hours in the county amid news that dozens of vote tabulating machines had glitched and refused to accept ballots. County officials put out a press release in the afternoon saying the problem had been identified and technicians were working on it. They added that it was unclear how many ballots had been affected but that all of them would be counted. Election officials also noted that the problem wasn't that vote tabulating machines were incorrectly reading ballots but that they weren't reading them at all."Everyone is still getting to vote," Bill Gates, the chairman of the Maricopa County board of supervisors, said at a news conference in Phoenix amid reports of the voting machine issues."We do not believe that anyone has been disenfranchised because no one has been turned away," he added.But Republicans still pounced on reports of the glitch."The RNC is joining a Republican coalition to file an emergency motion to extend poll hours in Maricopa County because voting machines in over 25% of voting locations have experienced significant issues," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. "The widespread issues — in an election administered by Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs – are completely unacceptable, especially as Republicans flock to the polls to vote in-person on Election Day."Polls close in another batch of states, including Arizona, Michigan, and TexasVoting has closed in Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.Mississippi Secretary of State website downThe website for the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office had a "sustained outage" after hackers overloaded it with web traffic, NBC News reported.The site informs residents about voting but does not handle vote counting.NBC News reported that a Russian hacker group called for attacks on that website shortly before they began.Reporter Kevin Collier tweeted that Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials confirmed that Mississippi has been under a "sustained" denial of service attack all day. Other states were targeted, but there have been no sustained outages, he wrote.Gov. Mike DeWine defeats Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial electionRepublican incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine has defeated Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial election.GOP firebrand and Trump ally Matt Gaetz wins re-election in FloridaRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit on July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.Phelan M. Ebenhack/APRepublican Rep. Matt Gaetz — a longtime Trump ally and outspoken member of the right-wing GOP House — has won re-election in Florida. Sarah Huckabee Sanders elected Arkansas governorSarah Huckabee SandersSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesRepublican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeated Democrat Chris Jones in Arkansas' gubernatorial race.Sanders, a former Trump administration official, is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.She will be the first woman governor of Arkansas.Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey defeats Trump-backed Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts' gubernatorial electionSteven Senne/AP Photo; InsiderMassachusetts' Attorney General Maura Healey has won the state's gubernatorial election against Trump-backed Reublican Geoff Diehl.The current governor, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, decided against seeking a third term.Healey has now flipped the Massachusetts governor's office. She makes history as the first openly gay person and first woman elected governor.Republican Laurel Lee, Florida's former secretary of state, defeats Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest 15th Congressional District electionSteve Cannon/AP photo; Alan Cohn's campaign; InsiderRepublican Laurel Lee defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest congressional district, which was added based on 2020 Census results. Republican Cory Mills defeats Democrat Karen Green in open seat for Florida's 7th Congressional district electionCory Mills' campaign; Karen Green's campaign; InsiderRepublican Cory Mills won an open seat in Florida's redrawn 7th Congressional District against Democrat Karen Green. The seat was open following Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy's decision to not seek re-election after serving three terms. Incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a national Republican star, wins re-electionInsiderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star and possible 2024 challenger to Donald Trump, is projected to win re-election.DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his congressional seat in August after his primary victory. . Read Full StoryRepublican Sen. Marco Rubio defeats Democratic Rep. Val Demings in Florida Senate raceJoe Raedle/Getty Images;Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; InsiderSen. Marco Rubio is projected to have beaten Democratic Rep. Val Demings.Decision Desk HQ and Insider project Rubio will win his third term in the Senate as of 8 pm EST.Read Full StoryPolls close in a handful of states, including Florida and PennsylvaniaPolls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West VirginiaVoting closed in three states at 7:30 p.m. EST: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. In Ohio, Republican author J.D. Vance is facing off against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan for a US Senate seat.These are the Donald Trump endorsements to watch on election nightArizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake embraces former President Donald Trump at a rally on October 09, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDonald Trump ensured he was on the ballot Tuesday night even if all he could do was wait for the election results like everyone else.The twice-impeached former president has put great effort into continuing to rebrand the Republican Party while in his Mar-a-Lago home. He made more than 250 general election endorsements, according to Ballotpedia. Many of his endorsees have echoed his lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.Keep ReadingPolls close in 6 states, including pivotal swing state GeorgiaPolls have closed in six states — including Georgia where a tight Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker could determine control of the US Senate.Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as Georgia.The US' top cybersecurity agency said there have been no credible threats to election security or integrity.The US' top cybersecurity agency warned against making the 'normal out to be nefarious' as conservatives are crying foul over election glitches on Election Day."When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you're going to see a few issues," tweeted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "We have seen a few of these today as happens every Election Day."Easterly's warning comes as conservatives have raised questions about election integrity. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday baselessly claimed that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story Philadelphia Republican blames GOP for forcing election results delay: 'Republicans targeted Philadelphia'Poll workers process ballots at an elections warehouse outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesPhiladelphia's last-minute decision to reinstate a policy requiring poll workers to check for double votes during — not after — the election-night tallying of ballots will further delay final results, a fact that a local Republican election official blames squarely on the GOP."I want to be very clear that when there are conversations that occur later this evening about whether or not Philadelphia has counted all of their ballots that the reason that some ballots would not be counted is that Republicans targeted Philadelphia — and only Philadelphia — to force us to conduct a procedure that no other county does," City Commissioner Seth Bluestein said Tuesday morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Bluestein is the sole Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission.Keep ReadingThe first polls of the midterm elections have closedVoting has closed in the first states in a pivotal US midterm election that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate.Polls closed in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.Top federal election official: 'I have a high level of confidence in the integrity of the election'Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesTens of millions of Americans are casting their ballots freely and fairly, and tens of thousands of poll workers across the nation are doing their duties "with high integrity and working truly hard to make sure votes are counted fairly and accurately," US Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks told Insider."If someone is eligible to cast their vote, they should be able to do so free and without any encumbrance, and those who put those encumbrances up there to harass or intimidate should be prosecuted," Hicks said.Read Full StoryVoting machines in a Pennsylvania county ran out of paper and will remain open an extra 2 hoursPolling places will remain open an additional two hours until 10 p.m. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled, after some voting machines ran out of paper.Some voters received provisional ballots until more paper could be delivered. The experience is frustrating some voters, WNEP reported."They ran out of paper. Why? I don't know," said Dominic Bechetti from Harveys Lake.Atlanta voters have their final say in the 2022 midterms, rejecting misinformation and the state of modern politicsVoters cast ballots at a precinct in DeKalb County, Georgia, on November 8, 2022.AP Photo/Ben GrayAcross the Atlanta area on Election Day, voters came out to cast ballots in the highly-consequential Georgia US Senate and gubernatorial races, with the results likely to determine the trajectory of the state for years to come.On Tuesday, citizens had their final say in the race, and whether it was a rejection of the GOP or simply pursuing a civic duty, a range of voters in Cobb and DeKalb counties told Insider that they came out to the polls not dissatisfied with the candidates themselves but the state of politics.Read Full Story A man armed with a knife at a Wisconsin polling place demanded election workers 'stop the voting,' local police saidA man armed with a knife was arrested after he showed up at a Wisconsin polling station and demanded election workers shut down the vote, local police said on Tuesday.Police said cops took a 38-year-old man into custody, and that voting was paused for 30 minutes while law enforcement officials investigated the location. No one was hurt and there isn't any other threat against the community, police added.Read Full StoryTrump says he should 'get all the credit' if Republicans win big in the 2022 elections — and 'should not be blamed at all' if they loseThreats to federal judges increased significantly during Donald Trump's administration.Evan Vucci/APFormer President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Tuesday he should "get all the credit" if the slew of GOP candidates he endorsed win big in the 2022 midterm elections — but also said he shouldn't be blamed if they don't come out on top."I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation during an interview on Tuesday when asked how much he thinks Republicans' victories or losses in the midterms will be because of him.Trump has endorsed more than 330 GOP candidates running for both state and federal office in this election cycle, including Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, and Arizona Senate hopeful Blake Masters.Keep Reading DeSantis' administration won't allow Justice Department monitors inside Florida polling placesRon DeSantis.James Gilbert/Getty ImagesThe DeSantis administration said DOJ-appointed election monitors aren't allowed inside Florida polling places.A letter from Florida Department of State General Counsel Brad McVay said the federal monitors aren't legally allowed inside.McVay said Florida's own inspectors will monitor the three locations — all Democratic strongholds. The Justice Department will still send observers to the three polling sites, but they will remain outside.Read Full Story Trump amplifies baseless claims of voter fraud in Michigan that a judge already dismissed as a 'false flag'Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday.Trump's baseless post appeared to echo claims that Kristina Karamo, the Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan, made earlier Tuesday after her lawsuit challenging absentee voting in only Democrat-heavy Detroit was thrown out of court.Judge Timothy Kenny issued a scathing opinion saying she had "raised a false flag of election law violations and corruption concerning Detroit's procedures for the November 8th election."Read MoreIn DeSantis' small Florida hometown, voters see a 'scumbag' or a 'hometown hero' as they head to the pollsDunedin, Florida, has an arch in the center of town that reads, "Defending Freedom." Dunedin is the town where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent most of his youth.Kimberly Leonard/InsiderFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection Tuesday and could seek the White House in 2024.Insider interviewed voters from his small hometown of Dunedin, Florida. Republican voters said they were thrilled that the man who played baseball just up the street could have a shot at the White House someday. Democratic voters said it was hard for them to believe the governor spent most of his youth in this town, one they said they don't see as a red stalwart.Read Full StoryGeorgia county removes poll workers after social media posts emerge showing them at the Capitol riotIn this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington.AP PhotoTwo Georgia poll workers in Fulton County were removed from their duties on Tuesday after Facebook posts were discovered showing them at the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Washington Post reported.The poll workers — a mother and son — were removed shortly before voting started.One of the Facebook posts shared with the Post echoed former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.According to the report, the Facebook post said: "I stood up for what's right today in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I was tear gassed FOUR times. I have pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol building. And my children have had the best learning experience of their lives."Keep ReadingOne prominent political force had a little less cash to spend during the Election 2022 homestretchInsider's Dave Levinthal reports that the American Hospital Association PAC told federal regulators on Monday that it lost more than $12,000 from "fraudulent activity" involving fake checks.The PAC reported the matter to police but has only been able to recoup some of the money it's lost.Read Full StoryTuesday's midterm election is playing out against the backdrop of heightened threats to lawmakers serving in CongressNancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAs Insider justice correspondent C. Ryan Barber wrote: "In the five years since former President Donald Trump's election, the number of reported threats against lawmakers increased tenfold — to more than 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol police.""That rise has mirrored a similar increase in threats to other public figures and officials, including federal judges, who faced a surge in threats during the Trump administration," Barber added.Read Full StoryArizona's GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters says he's going to 'grind' Biden's 'agenda to a halt' if electedGOP Senate candidate Blake Masters chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons/Wikimedia Commons"By taking back Congress, we're going to send Biden the message. We're going to bear hug his whole administration," Masters told Fox Business during an interview on Tuesday morning as voters across the country headed to the polls. The Republican Senate hopeful added, "I'm going to grind his agenda to a halt unless and until we get border security. Period.""I'm not going to vote for a single thing — not a single continuing resolution, not a single appointee — unless Joe Biden actually does something to secure our border," Masters said. Read Full StoryTrump said he voted to re-elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he voted for DeSantis after he cast his vote at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump replied: "Yes, I did," according to a video shared on Twitter.Former first lady Melania Trump was alongside him. "No matter who you vote for, you have to vote," Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling site.Read Full StoryArizona's Maricopa County says it's having issues with voting tabulation machinesA sign marks the entrance to a voting precinct on the first day of early voting in the general election in Phoenix, Oct. 12, 2022.AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinThe Wall Street Journal reported that voting tabulation machines in about 20% of Maricopa County's 223 voting centers were malfunctioning on Tuesday.Maricopa County said on Twitter that in one instance, a password was entered too many times, causing built-in security measures to lock a ballot scanner."If you're at a polling place experiencing an issue with a tabulator, you have three options & your vote will be counted in each. 1) stay where you are and wait for tabulator to come online 2) drop your ballot in the secure slot (door 3) on tabulator 3) go to a nearby vote center," Bill Gates, chairman of the county board of supervisors said on Twitter.Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County Supervisor, said on Twitter that election operations were "going well.""But I've been fielding some complaints & concerns from constituents about issues at polling booths. I'm here to listen, to get to the bottom of ALL issues," he said. "Please email me at District2@Maricopa.gov. My team & I will reach out to you ASAP."A few members of Congress up for re-election are tied to billionaire Elon MuskElon Musk.Susan Walsh/APThese are lawmakers who invest, or who've recently invested, in one of Musk's publicly traded companies — Tesla, and until recently, Twitter — either on their own or through a spouse.In all, there's a dozen of them, reports Insider's Madison Hall.One name is particularly notable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's husband, Paul, who earlier this year exercised 25 call options (2,500 shares) of Tesla stock at a strike price of $500, with the trade valued at between $1 million and $5 million.Read Full StoryThis week's Powerball lottery jackpot stood at a cool $1.9 billion — but that's a pittance compared to the 2022 midterm election's price tagAmerican flag over US moneySTILLFX/Getty ImagesAs Insider's Madison Hall reported, nonpartisan money-in-politics research organization OpenSecrets has estimated that all federal- and state-level contests will together be worth $16.7 billion."For perspective: the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii each have annual state budgets that are around, or in some cases, much less than, $16.7 billion," Hall noted.Read Full StoryWealthy, self-funded candidates have a terrible track record of winning in politicsSure, some do just fine: Billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker will almost certainly cruise to re-election as Illinois' governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz might — maybe, possibly? — become Pennsylvania's newest US senator.But as Insider senior reporter Brent D. Griffiths explains here, the 2022 midterm election is littered with the shattered political dreams of Richie Rich candidates who flat flamed out despite pumping crazy money into their respective races.Many never emerged from their partisan primaries, no matter their millions.Others, such as Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, who's running for US Senate in Missouri behind more than $14 million of her own fortune, are all but assured defeat tonight in their general elections.As Griffiths notes: "Despite its self-evident benefit of instant cash, self-funding a political campaign is risky. Candidates who raise gobs of money from donors, instead of their own bank account, receive the added benefit of engaging with and energizing an electorate — something that's critical to actually getting people to vote for you."Something that won't appear in black-and-white on any ballot today, but make no mistake, it's there: ageGetty; Rebecca Zisser/InsiderCongress has never been older than it is today, Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" project revealed in September.And the results of the 2022 midterms could very well keep what's been a 20-year trend toward gerontocracy very much in motion.Age and experience have factored into a number of US House and Senate races, but two stand out.First is Iowa's US Senate race, where Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is seeking another six-year term that'd keep him on Capitol Hill until he's 95 years old.Then there Ohio's 9th District race, where Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is facing the strongest challenge of her 40-year congressional career by Republican J.R. Majewski in what's become one of the more wild House races this election cycle.Insider's Dave Levinthal and Kimberly Leonard spoke about some of the biggest votes to watch in the midterms on 'The Refresh'Listen to Insider's "The Refresh" here.Trump aides scrambled to stop him announcing his presidential candidacy on the eve of the midterms and upending the election: ReportFormer president Donald Trump at a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAides to former President Donald Trump persuaded him not to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday, fearing it could upend the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported.According to three sources who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, Trump had touted the idea of formally announcing his bid for the 2024 presidency at a rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance in Ohio on Monday night. The suggestion prompted a scramble by top Republicans and Trump some aides to stop any announcement, two of the sources told the publication. Other aides, it reported, wanted Trump to go ahead.Read Full StoryWhat to watch for on Election Day 2022"I Voted" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Aug. 16, 2022.Thomas Peipert/AP PhotoToday America will vote on the midterm elections, with the consequences of results poised to reverberate across the government for years to come.Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country, including every House, Senate, Governor, and State Legislative election happening in the United States.The most significant story is unfolding in dozens of House races across the country, as the Democrats' tenuous control of the chamber is being challenged by the GOP. Midterms tend to be disastrous for the incumbent president's party, and this election has control of the House very much up for grabs. Insider is tracking close to 90 of the most consequential races. The Senate is currently split 50-50, and each party wants to get control of the upper chamber. Senators serve for six years, which means the impacts of this election will reverberate through at least 2028. The contest for control of the Senate might not be decided on election night, as it'll likely come down to just a few individual races and counting could continue for several days.There are also dozens of gubernatorial elections. These races are full of potential contenders for 2024, and, more consequentially, whoever wins the governor's race in a number of key swing states will have control over the levers of power around elections. Lastly, with the Dobbs decision at the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, a number of gubernatorial races will end up functionally deciding the legality and availability of abortion in any number of states.This is why this cycle has a number of critically important state legislative races. As power to regulate the right to choose has been turned over to individual states, the battles over legislative chambers are of significant importance this cycle.Lastly, many states will have ballot referenda for their citizens to consider. These run the gamut, with some potentially legalizing marijuana, others establishing or stripping citizens'  right to abortion access, and others opening up multi-billion dollar gambling markets.Insider will be closely monitoring the coverage on all of this today, tonight, and through the final calls of the races. The first polls close at 6 p.m. EST, come along and follow all the critical races of this election here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Live updates: Ohio Gov. DeWine wins re-election as 2022 election results roll in

Election results and news on hundreds of campaigns, including every House, Senate, governor, and state legislative race in the US. iStock; Insider 2022 General Embeds function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.data.id && event.data.height) { document.getElementById(event.data.id).style.height = event.data.height + "px"; } } window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); America is heading to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.  The outcome of the election will determine the balance of power in both the House and the Senate.  Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country.  Gov. Mike DeWine defeats Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial electionAaron Doster/AP Photo; Paul Vernon/AP Photo;InsiderRepublican incumbent Gov. Mike DeWine has defeated Democrat Nan Whaley in Ohio's gubernatorial election.GOP firebrand and Trump ally Matt Gaetz wins re-election in FloridaRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit on July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.Phelan M. Ebenhack/APRepublican Rep. Matt Gaetz — a longtime Trump ally and outspoken member of the right-wing GOP House — has won re-election in Florida. Sarah Huckabee Sanders elected Arkansas governorSarah Huckabee SandersSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesRepublican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeated Democrat Chris Jones in Arkansas' gubernatorial race.Sanders, a former Trump administration official, is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.She will be the first woman governor of Arkansas.Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey defeats Trump-backed Geoff Diehl in Massachusetts' gubernatorial electionSteven Senne/AP Photo; InsiderMassachusetts' Attorney General Maura Healey has won the state's gubernatorial election against Trump-backed Reublican Geoff Diehl.The current governor, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, decided against seeking a third term.Healey has now flipped the Massachusetts governor's office. She makes history as the first openly gay person and first woman elected governor.Republican Laurel Lee, Florida's former secretary of state, defeats Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest 15th Congressional District electionSteve Cannon/AP photo; Alan Cohn's campaign; InsiderRepublican Laurel Lee defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest congressional district, which was added based on 2020 Census results. Republican Cory Mills defeats Democrat Karen Green in open seat for Florida's 7th Congressional district electionCory Mills' campaign; Karen Green's campaign; InsiderRepublican Cory Mills won an open seat in Florida's redrawn 7th Congressional District against Democrat Karen Green. The seat was open following Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy's decision to not seek re-election after serving three terms. Incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a national Republican star, wins re-electionInsiderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star and possible 2024 challenger to Donald Trump, is projected to win re-election.DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his congressional seat in August after his primary victory. . Read Full StoryRepublican Sen. Marco Rubio defeats Democratic Rep. Val Demings in Florida Senate raceJoe Raedle/Getty Images;Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; InsiderSen. Marco Rubio is projected to have beaten Democratic Rep. Val Demings.Decision Desk HQ and Insider project Rubio will win his third term in the Senate as of 8 pm EST.Read Full StoryPolls close in a handful of states, including Florida and PennsylvaniaPolls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West VirginiaVoting closed in three states at 7:30 p.m. EST: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. In Ohio, Republican author J.D. Vance is facing off against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan for a US Senate seat.These are the Donald Trump endorsements to watch on election nightArizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake embraces former President Donald Trump at a rally on October 09, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDonald Trump ensured he was on the ballot Tuesday night even if all he could do was wait for the election results like everyone else.The twice-impeached former president has put great effort into continuing to rebrand the Republican Party while in his Mar-a-Lago home. He made more than 250 general election endorsements, according to Ballotpedia. Many of his endorsees have echoed his lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.Keep ReadingPolls close in 6 states, including pivotal swing state GeorgiaPolls have closed in six states — including Georgia where a tight Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker could determine control of the US Senate.Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as Georgia.The US' top cybersecurity agency said there have been no credible threats to election security or integrity.The US' top cybersecurity agency warned against making the 'normal out to be nefarious' as conservatives are crying foul over election glitches on Election Day."When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you're going to see a few issues," tweeted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "We have seen a few of these today as happens every Election Day."Easterly's warning comes as conservatives have raised questions about election integrity. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday baselessly claimed that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story Philadelphia Republican blames GOP for forcing election results delay: 'Republicans targeted Philadelphia'Poll workers process ballots at an elections warehouse outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesPhiladelphia's last-minute decision to reinstate a policy requiring poll workers to check for double votes during — not after — the election-night tallying of ballots will further delay final results, a fact that a local Republican election official blames squarely on the GOP."I want to be very clear that when there are conversations that occur later this evening about whether or not Philadelphia has counted all of their ballots that the reason that some ballots would not be counted is that Republicans targeted Philadelphia — and only Philadelphia — to force us to conduct a procedure that no other county does," City Commissioner Seth Bluestein said Tuesday morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Bluestein is the sole Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission.Keep ReadingThe first polls of the midterm elections have closedVoting has closed in the first states in a pivotal US midterm election that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate.Polls closed in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.Top federal election official: 'I have a high level of confidence in the integrity of the election'Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesTens of millions of Americans are casting their ballots freely and fairly, and tens of thousands of poll workers across the nation are doing their duties "with high integrity and working truly hard to make sure votes are counted fairly and accurately," US Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks told Insider."If someone is eligible to cast their vote, they should be able to do so free and without any encumbrance, and those who put those encumbrances up there to harass or intimidate should be prosecuted," Hicks said.Read Full StoryVoting machines in a Pennsylvania county ran out of paper and will remain open an extra 2 hoursPolling places will remain open an additional two hours until 10 p.m. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled, after some voting machines ran out of paper.Some voters received provisional ballots until more paper could be delivered. The experience is frustrating some voters, WNEP reported."They ran out of paper. Why? I don't know," said Dominic Bechetti from Harveys Lake.Atlanta voters have their final say in the 2022 midterms, rejecting misinformation and the state of modern politicsVoters cast ballots at a precinct in DeKalb County, Georgia, on November 8, 2022.AP Photo/Ben GrayAcross the Atlanta area on Election Day, voters came out to cast ballots in the highly-consequential Georgia US Senate and gubernatorial races, with the results likely to determine the trajectory of the state for years to come.On Tuesday, citizens had their final say in the race, and whether it was a rejection of the GOP or simply pursuing a civic duty, a range of voters in Cobb and DeKalb counties told Insider that they came out to the polls not dissatisfied with the candidates themselves but the state of politics.Read Full Story A man armed with a knife at a Wisconsin polling place demanded election workers 'stop the voting,' local police saidA man armed with a knife was arrested after he showed up at a Wisconsin polling station and demanded election workers shut down the vote, local police said on Tuesday.Police said cops took a 38-year-old man into custody, and that voting was paused for 30 minutes while law enforcement officials investigated the location. No one was hurt and there isn't any other threat against the community, police added.Read Full StoryTrump says he should 'get all the credit' if Republicans win big in the 2022 elections — and 'should not be blamed at all' if they loseThreats to federal judges increased significantly during Donald Trump's administration.Evan Vucci/APFormer President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Tuesday he should "get all the credit" if the slew of GOP candidates he endorsed win big in the 2022 midterm elections — but also said he shouldn't be blamed if they don't come out on top."I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation during an interview on Tuesday when asked how much he thinks Republicans' victories or losses in the midterms will be because of him.Trump has endorsed more than 330 GOP candidates running for both state and federal office in this election cycle, including Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, and Arizona Senate hopeful Blake Masters.Keep Reading DeSantis' administration won't allow Justice Department monitors inside Florida polling placesRon DeSantis.James Gilbert/Getty ImagesThe DeSantis administration said DOJ-appointed election monitors aren't allowed inside Florida polling places.A letter from Florida Department of State General Counsel Brad McVay said the federal monitors aren't legally allowed inside.McVay said Florida's own inspectors will monitor the three locations — all Democratic strongholds. The Justice Department will still send observers to the three polling sites, but they will remain outside.Read Full Story Trump amplifies baseless claims of voter fraud in Michigan that a judge already dismissed as a 'false flag'Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday.Trump's baseless post appeared to echo claims that Kristina Karamo, the Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan, made earlier Tuesday after her lawsuit challenging absentee voting in only Democrat-heavy Detroit was thrown out of court.Judge Timothy Kenny issued a scathing opinion saying she had "raised a false flag of election law violations and corruption concerning Detroit's procedures for the November 8th election."Read MoreIn DeSantis' small Florida hometown, voters see a 'scumbag' or a 'hometown hero' as they head to the pollsDunedin, Florida, has an arch in the center of town that reads, "Defending Freedom." Dunedin is the town where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent most of his youth.Kimberly Leonard/InsiderFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection Tuesday and could seek the White House in 2024.Insider interviewed voters from his small hometown of Dunedin, Florida. Republican voters said they were thrilled that the man who played baseball just up the street could have a shot at the White House someday. Democratic voters said it was hard for them to believe the governor spent most of his youth in this town, one they said they don't see as a red stalwart.Read Full StoryGeorgia county removes poll workers after social media posts emerge showing them at the Capitol riotIn this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington.AP PhotoTwo Georgia poll workers in Fulton County were removed from their duties on Tuesday after Facebook posts were discovered showing them at the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Washington Post reported.The poll workers — a mother and son — were removed shortly before voting started.One of the Facebook posts shared with the Post echoed former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.According to the report, the Facebook post said: "I stood up for what's right today in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I was tear gassed FOUR times. I have pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol building. And my children have had the best learning experience of their lives."Keep ReadingOne prominent political force had a little less cash to spend during the Election 2022 homestretchInsider's Dave Levinthal reports that the American Hospital Association PAC told federal regulators on Monday that it lost more than $12,000 from "fraudulent activity" involving fake checks.The PAC reported the matter to police but has only been able to recoup some of the money it's lost.Read Full StoryTuesday's midterm election is playing out against the backdrop of heightened threats to lawmakers serving in CongressNancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAs Insider justice correspondent C. Ryan Barber wrote: "In the five years since former President Donald Trump's election, the number of reported threats against lawmakers increased tenfold — to more than 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol police.""That rise has mirrored a similar increase in threats to other public figures and officials, including federal judges, who faced a surge in threats during the Trump administration," Barber added.Read Full StoryArizona's GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters says he's going to 'grind' Biden's 'agenda to a halt' if electedGOP Senate candidate Blake Masters chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons/Wikimedia Commons"By taking back Congress, we're going to send Biden the message. We're going to bear hug his whole administration," Masters told Fox Business during an interview on Tuesday morning as voters across the country headed to the polls. The Republican Senate hopeful added, "I'm going to grind his agenda to a halt unless and until we get border security. Period.""I'm not going to vote for a single thing — not a single continuing resolution, not a single appointee — unless Joe Biden actually does something to secure our border," Masters said. Read Full StoryTrump said he voted to re-elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he voted for DeSantis after he cast his vote at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump replied: "Yes, I did," according to a video shared on Twitter.Former first lady Melania Trump was alongside him. "No matter who you vote for, you have to vote," Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling site.Read Full StoryArizona's Maricopa County says it's having issues with voting tabulation machinesA sign marks the entrance to a voting precinct on the first day of early voting in the general election in Phoenix, Oct. 12, 2022.AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinThe Wall Street Journal reported that voting tabulation machines in about 20% of Maricopa County's 223 voting centers were malfunctioning on Tuesday.Maricopa County said on Twitter that in one instance, a password was entered too many times, causing built-in security measures to lock a ballot scanner."If you're at a polling place experiencing an issue with a tabulator, you have three options & your vote will be counted in each. 1) stay where you are and wait for tabulator to come online 2) drop your ballot in the secure slot (door 3) on tabulator 3) go to a nearby vote center," Bill Gates, chairman of the county board of supervisors said on Twitter.Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County Supervisor, said on Twitter that election operations were "going well.""But I've been fielding some complaints & concerns from constituents about issues at polling booths. I'm here to listen, to get to the bottom of ALL issues," he said. "Please email me at District2@Maricopa.gov. My team & I will reach out to you ASAP."A few members of Congress up for re-election are tied to billionaire Elon MuskElon Musk.Susan Walsh/APThese are lawmakers who invest, or who've recently invested, in one of Musk's publicly traded companies — Tesla, and until recently, Twitter — either on their own or through a spouse.In all, there's a dozen of them, reports Insider's Madison Hall.One name is particularly notable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's husband, Paul, who earlier this year exercised 25 call options (2,500 shares) of Tesla stock at a strike price of $500, with the trade valued at between $1 million and $5 million.Read Full StoryThis week's Powerball lottery jackpot stood at a cool $1.9 billion — but that's a pittance compared to the 2022 midterm election's price tagAmerican flag over US moneySTILLFX/Getty ImagesAs Insider's Madison Hall reported, nonpartisan money-in-politics research organization OpenSecrets has estimated that all federal- and state-level contests will together be worth $16.7 billion."For perspective: the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii each have annual state budgets that are around, or in some cases, much less than, $16.7 billion," Hall noted.Read Full StoryWealthy, self-funded candidates have a terrible track record of winning in politicsSure, some do just fine: Billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker will almost certainly cruise to re-election as Illinois' governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz might — maybe, possibly? — become Pennsylvania's newest US senator.But as Insider senior reporter Brent D. Griffiths explains here, the 2022 midterm election is littered with the shattered political dreams of Richie Rich candidates who flat flamed out despite pumping crazy money into their respective races.Many never emerged from their partisan primaries, no matter their millions.Others, such as Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, who's running for US Senate in Missouri behind more than $14 million of her own fortune, are all but assured defeat tonight in their general elections.As Griffiths notes: "Despite its self-evident benefit of instant cash, self-funding a political campaign is risky. Candidates who raise gobs of money from donors, instead of their own bank account, receive the added benefit of engaging with and energizing an electorate — something that's critical to actually getting people to vote for you."Something that won't appear in black-and-white on any ballot today, but make no mistake, it's there: ageGetty; Rebecca Zisser/InsiderCongress has never been older than it is today, Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" project revealed in September.And the results of the 2022 midterms could very well keep what's been a 20-year trend toward gerontocracy very much in motion.Age and experience have factored into a number of US House and Senate races, but two stand out.First is Iowa's US Senate race, where Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is seeking another six-year term that'd keep him on Capitol Hill until he's 95 years old.Then there Ohio's 9th District race, where Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is facing the strongest challenge of her 40-year congressional career by Republican J.R. Majewski in what's become one of the more wild House races this election cycle.Insider's Dave Levinthal and Kimberly Leonard spoke about some of the biggest votes to watch in the midterms on 'The Refresh'Listen to Insider's "The Refresh" here.Trump aides scrambled to stop him announcing his presidential candidacy on the eve of the midterms and upending the election: ReportFormer president Donald Trump at a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAides to former President Donald Trump persuaded him not to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday, fearing it could upend the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported.According to three sources who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, Trump had touted the idea of formally announcing his bid for the 2024 presidency at a rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance in Ohio on Monday night. The suggestion prompted a scramble by top Republicans and Trump some aides to stop any announcement, two of the sources told the publication. Other aides, it reported, wanted Trump to go ahead.Read Full StoryWhat to watch for on Election Day 2022"I Voted" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Aug. 16, 2022.Thomas Peipert/AP PhotoToday America will vote on the midterm elections, with the consequences of results poised to reverberate across the government for years to come.Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country, including every House, Senate, Governor, and State Legislative election happening in the United States.The most significant story is unfolding in dozens of House races across the country, as the Democrats' tenuous control of the chamber is being challenged by the GOP. Midterms tend to be disastrous for the incumbent president's party, and this election has control of the House very much up for grabs. Insider is tracking close to 90 of the most consequential races. The Senate is currently split 50-50, and each party wants to get control of the upper chamber. Senators serve for six years, which means the impacts of this election will reverberate through at least 2028. The contest for control of the Senate might not be decided on election night, as it'll likely come down to just a few individual races and counting could continue for several days.There are also dozens of gubernatorial elections. These races are full of potential contenders for 2024, and, more consequentially, whoever wins the governor's race in a number of key swing states will have control over the levers of power around elections. Lastly, with the Dobbs decision at the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, a number of gubernatorial races will end up functionally deciding the legality and availability of abortion in any number of states.This is why this cycle has a number of critically important state legislative races. As power to regulate the right to choose has been turned over to individual states, the battles over legislative chambers are of significant importance this cycle.Lastly, many states will have ballot referenda for their citizens to consider. These run the gamut, with some potentially legalizing marijuana, others establishing or stripping citizens'  right to abortion access, and others opening up multi-billion dollar gambling markets.Insider will be closely monitoring the coverage on all of this today, tonight, and through the final calls of the races. The first polls close at 6 p.m. EST, come along and follow all the critical races of this election here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 8th, 2022

Live updates: DeSantis, Rubio win in Florida as first polls in 2022 elections close

Election results and news on hundreds of campaigns, including every House, Senate, governor, and state legislative race in the US. iStock; Insider 2022 General Embeds function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.data.id && event.data.height) { document.getElementById(event.data.id).style.height = event.data.height + "px"; } } window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); America is heading to the polls Tuesday to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.  The outcome of the election will determine the balance of power in both the House and the Senate.  Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country.  Republican Laurel Lee, Florida's former secretary of state, defeats Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest 15th Congressional District electionSteve Cannon/AP photo; Alan Cohn's campaign; InsiderRepublican Laurel Lee defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida's newest congressional district, which was added based on 2020 Census results. Republican Cory Mills defeats Democrat Karen Green in open seat for Florida's 7th Congressional district electionCory Mills' campaign; Karen Green's campaign; InsiderRepublican Cory Mills won an open seat in Florida's redrawn 7th Congressional District against Democrat Karen Green. The seat was open following Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy's decision to not seek re-election after serving three terms. Incumbent Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a national Republican star, wins re-electionInsiderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a rising Republican star and possible 2024 challenger to Donald Trump, is projected to win re-election.DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his congressional seat in August after his primary victory. . Read Full StoryRepublican Sen. Marco Rubio defeats Democratic Rep. Val Demings in Florida Senate raceJoe Raedle/Getty Images;Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; InsiderSen. Marco Rubio is projected to have beaten Democratic Rep. Val Demings.Decision Desk HQ and Insider project Rubio will win his third term in the Senate as of 8 pm EST.Read Full StoryPolls close in a handful of states, including Florida and PennsylvaniaPolls have closed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West VirginiaVoting closed in three states at 7:30 p.m. EST: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia. In Ohio, Republican author J.D. Vance is facing off against Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan for a US Senate seat.These are the Donald Trump endorsements to watch on election nightArizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake embraces former President Donald Trump at a rally on October 09, 2022.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDonald Trump ensured he was on the ballot Tuesday night even if all he could do was wait for the election results like everyone else.The twice-impeached former president has put great effort into continuing to rebrand the Republican Party while in his Mar-a-Lago home. He made more than 250 general election endorsements, according to Ballotpedia. Many of his endorsees have echoed his lies that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.Keep ReadingPolls close in 6 states, including pivotal swing state GeorgiaPolls have closed in six states — including Georgia where a tight Senate race between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker could determine control of the US Senate.Polls closed at 7 p.m. in Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as Georgia.The US' top cybersecurity agency said there have been no credible threats to election security or integrity.The US' top cybersecurity agency warned against making the 'normal out to be nefarious' as conservatives are crying foul over election glitches on Election Day."When you have 8,800 individual election jurisdictions, you're going to see a few issues," tweeted Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. "We have seen a few of these today as happens every Election Day."Easterly's warning comes as conservatives have raised questions about election integrity. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday baselessly claimed that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan.Read Full Story Philadelphia Republican blames GOP for forcing election results delay: 'Republicans targeted Philadelphia'Poll workers process ballots at an elections warehouse outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022.ED JONES/AFP via Getty ImagesPhiladelphia's last-minute decision to reinstate a policy requiring poll workers to check for double votes during — not after — the election-night tallying of ballots will further delay final results, a fact that a local Republican election official blames squarely on the GOP."I want to be very clear that when there are conversations that occur later this evening about whether or not Philadelphia has counted all of their ballots that the reason that some ballots would not be counted is that Republicans targeted Philadelphia — and only Philadelphia — to force us to conduct a procedure that no other county does," City Commissioner Seth Bluestein said Tuesday morning, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.Bluestein is the sole Republican on Philadelphia's elections commission.Keep ReadingThe first polls of the midterm elections have closedVoting has closed in the first states in a pivotal US midterm election that will determine the balance of power in the House and Senate.Polls closed in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.Top federal election official: 'I have a high level of confidence in the integrity of the election'Thomas Hicks, chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesTens of millions of Americans are casting their ballots freely and fairly, and tens of thousands of poll workers across the nation are doing their duties "with high integrity and working truly hard to make sure votes are counted fairly and accurately," US Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks told Insider."If someone is eligible to cast their vote, they should be able to do so free and without any encumbrance, and those who put those encumbrances up there to harass or intimidate should be prosecuted," Hicks said.Read Full StoryVoting machines in a Pennsylvania county ran out of paper and will remain open an extra 2 hoursPolling places will remain open an additional two hours until 10 p.m. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, a judge has ruled, after some voting machines ran out of paper.Some voters received provisional ballots until more paper could be delivered. The experience is frustrating some voters, WNEP reported."They ran out of paper. Why? I don't know," said Dominic Bechetti from Harveys Lake.Atlanta voters have their final say in the 2022 midterms, rejecting misinformation and the state of modern politicsVoters cast ballots at a precinct in DeKalb County, Georgia, on November 8, 2022.AP Photo/Ben GrayAcross the Atlanta area on Election Day, voters came out to cast ballots in the highly-consequential Georgia US Senate and gubernatorial races, with the results likely to determine the trajectory of the state for years to come.On Tuesday, citizens had their final say in the race, and whether it was a rejection of the GOP or simply pursuing a civic duty, a range of voters in Cobb and DeKalb counties told Insider that they came out to the polls not dissatisfied with the candidates themselves but the state of politics.Read Full Story A man armed with a knife at a Wisconsin polling place demanded election workers 'stop the voting,' local police saidA man armed with a knife was arrested after he showed up at a Wisconsin polling station and demanded election workers shut down the vote, local police said on Tuesday.Police said cops took a 38-year-old man into custody, and that voting was paused for 30 minutes while law enforcement officials investigated the location. No one was hurt and there isn't any other threat against the community, police added.Read Full StoryTrump says he should 'get all the credit' if Republicans win big in the 2022 elections — and 'should not be blamed at all' if they loseThreats to federal judges increased significantly during Donald Trump's administration.Evan Vucci/APFormer President Donald Trump said in a new interview on Tuesday he should "get all the credit" if the slew of GOP candidates he endorsed win big in the 2022 midterm elections — but also said he shouldn't be blamed if they don't come out on top."I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all," Trump told NewsNation during an interview on Tuesday when asked how much he thinks Republicans' victories or losses in the midterms will be because of him.Trump has endorsed more than 330 GOP candidates running for both state and federal office in this election cycle, including Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance, and Arizona Senate hopeful Blake Masters.Keep Reading DeSantis' administration won't allow Justice Department monitors inside Florida polling placesRon DeSantis.James Gilbert/Getty ImagesThe DeSantis administration said DOJ-appointed election monitors aren't allowed inside Florida polling places.A letter from Florida Department of State General Counsel Brad McVay said the federal monitors aren't legally allowed inside.McVay said Florida's own inspectors will monitor the three locations — all Democratic strongholds. The Justice Department will still send observers to the three polling sites, but they will remain outside.Read Full Story Trump amplifies baseless claims of voter fraud in Michigan that a judge already dismissed as a 'false flag'Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018.JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that a "large" amount of absentee voter fraud was underway in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday.Trump's baseless post appeared to echo claims that Kristina Karamo, the Republican candidate running for secretary of state in Michigan, made earlier Tuesday after her lawsuit challenging absentee voting in only Democrat-heavy Detroit was thrown out of court.Judge Timothy Kenny issued a scathing opinion saying she had "raised a false flag of election law violations and corruption concerning Detroit's procedures for the November 8th election."Read MoreIn DeSantis' small Florida hometown, voters see a 'scumbag' or a 'hometown hero' as they head to the pollsDunedin, Florida, has an arch in the center of town that reads, "Defending Freedom." Dunedin is the town where Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent most of his youth.Kimberly Leonard/InsiderFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is up for reelection Tuesday and could seek the White House in 2024.Insider interviewed voters from his small hometown of Dunedin, Florida. Republican voters said they were thrilled that the man who played baseball just up the street could have a shot at the White House someday. Democratic voters said it was hard for them to believe the governor spent most of his youth in this town, one they said they don't see as a red stalwart.Read Full StoryGeorgia county removes poll workers after social media posts emerge showing them at the Capitol riotIn this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington.AP PhotoTwo Georgia poll workers in Fulton County were removed from their duties on Tuesday after Facebook posts were discovered showing them at the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Washington Post reported.The poll workers — a mother and son — were removed shortly before voting started.One of the Facebook posts shared with the Post echoed former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election.According to the report, the Facebook post said: "I stood up for what's right today in Washington DC. This election was a sham. Mike Pence is a traitor. I was tear gassed FOUR times. I have pepper spray in my throat. I stormed the Capitol building. And my children have had the best learning experience of their lives."Keep ReadingOne prominent political force had a little less cash to spend during the Election 2022 homestretchInsider's Dave Levinthal reports that the American Hospital Association PAC told federal regulators on Monday that it lost more than $12,000 from "fraudulent activity" involving fake checks.The PAC reported the matter to police but has only been able to recoup some of the money it's lost.Read Full StoryTuesday's midterm election is playing out against the backdrop of heightened threats to lawmakers serving in CongressNancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAs Insider justice correspondent C. Ryan Barber wrote: "In the five years since former President Donald Trump's election, the number of reported threats against lawmakers increased tenfold — to more than 9,625 in 2021, according to the Capitol police.""That rise has mirrored a similar increase in threats to other public figures and officials, including federal judges, who faced a surge in threats during the Trump administration," Barber added.Read Full StoryArizona's GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters says he's going to 'grind' Biden's 'agenda to a halt' if electedGOP Senate candidate Blake Masters chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation.Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons/Wikimedia Commons"By taking back Congress, we're going to send Biden the message. We're going to bear hug his whole administration," Masters told Fox Business during an interview on Tuesday morning as voters across the country headed to the polls. The Republican Senate hopeful added, "I'm going to grind his agenda to a halt unless and until we get border security. Period.""I'm not going to vote for a single thing — not a single continuing resolution, not a single appointee — unless Joe Biden actually does something to secure our border," Masters said. Read Full StoryTrump said he voted to re-elect Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesWhen asked whether he voted for DeSantis after he cast his vote at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump replied: "Yes, I did," according to a video shared on Twitter.Former first lady Melania Trump was alongside him. "No matter who you vote for, you have to vote," Trump told reporters gathered outside the polling site.Read Full StoryArizona's Maricopa County says it's having issues with voting tabulation machinesA sign marks the entrance to a voting precinct on the first day of early voting in the general election in Phoenix, Oct. 12, 2022.AP Photo/Ross D. FranklinThe Wall Street Journal reported that voting tabulation machines in about 20% of Maricopa County's 223 voting centers were malfunctioning on Tuesday.Maricopa County said on Twitter that in one instance, a password was entered too many times, causing built-in security measures to lock a ballot scanner."If you're at a polling place experiencing an issue with a tabulator, you have three options & your vote will be counted in each. 1) stay where you are and wait for tabulator to come online 2) drop your ballot in the secure slot (door 3) on tabulator 3) go to a nearby vote center," Bill Gates, chairman of the county board of supervisors said on Twitter.Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County Supervisor, said on Twitter that election operations were "going well.""But I've been fielding some complaints & concerns from constituents about issues at polling booths. I'm here to listen, to get to the bottom of ALL issues," he said. "Please email me at District2@Maricopa.gov. My team & I will reach out to you ASAP."A few members of Congress up for re-election are tied to billionaire Elon MuskElon Musk.Susan Walsh/APThese are lawmakers who invest, or who've recently invested, in one of Musk's publicly traded companies — Tesla, and until recently, Twitter — either on their own or through a spouse.In all, there's a dozen of them, reports Insider's Madison Hall.One name is particularly notable: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's husband, Paul, who earlier this year exercised 25 call options (2,500 shares) of Tesla stock at a strike price of $500, with the trade valued at between $1 million and $5 million.Read Full StoryThis week's Powerball lottery jackpot stood at a cool $1.9 billion — but that's a pittance compared to the 2022 midterm election's price tagAmerican flag over US moneySTILLFX/Getty ImagesAs Insider's Madison Hall reported, nonpartisan money-in-politics research organization OpenSecrets has estimated that all federal- and state-level contests will together be worth $16.7 billion."For perspective: the states of Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Alaska, Hawaii each have annual state budgets that are around, or in some cases, much less than, $16.7 billion," Hall noted.Read Full StoryWealthy, self-funded candidates have a terrible track record of winning in politicsSure, some do just fine: Billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker will almost certainly cruise to re-election as Illinois' governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz might — maybe, possibly? — become Pennsylvania's newest US senator.But as Insider senior reporter Brent D. Griffiths explains here, the 2022 midterm election is littered with the shattered political dreams of Richie Rich candidates who flat flamed out despite pumping crazy money into their respective races.Many never emerged from their partisan primaries, no matter their millions.Others, such as Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, who's running for US Senate in Missouri behind more than $14 million of her own fortune, are all but assured defeat tonight in their general elections.As Griffiths notes: "Despite its self-evident benefit of instant cash, self-funding a political campaign is risky. Candidates who raise gobs of money from donors, instead of their own bank account, receive the added benefit of engaging with and energizing an electorate — something that's critical to actually getting people to vote for you."Something that won't appear in black-and-white on any ballot today, but make no mistake, it's there: ageGetty; Rebecca Zisser/InsiderCongress has never been older than it is today, Insider's "Red, White, and Gray" project revealed in September.And the results of the 2022 midterms could very well keep what's been a 20-year trend toward gerontocracy very much in motion.Age and experience have factored into a number of US House and Senate races, but two stand out.First is Iowa's US Senate race, where Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is seeking another six-year term that'd keep him on Capitol Hill until he's 95 years old.Then there Ohio's 9th District race, where Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur is facing the strongest challenge of her 40-year congressional career by Republican J.R. Majewski in what's become one of the more wild House races this election cycle.Insider's Dave Levinthal and Kimberly Leonard spoke about some of the biggest votes to watch in the midterms on 'The Refresh'Listen to Insider's "The Refresh" here.Trump aides scrambled to stop him announcing his presidential candidacy on the eve of the midterms and upending the election: ReportFormer president Donald Trump at a campaign event at Sioux Gateway Airport on November 3, 2022 in Sioux City, Iowa.Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesAides to former President Donald Trump persuaded him not to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday, fearing it could upend the midterm elections, The Washington Post reported.According to three sources who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, Trump had touted the idea of formally announcing his bid for the 2024 presidency at a rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance in Ohio on Monday night. The suggestion prompted a scramble by top Republicans and Trump some aides to stop any announcement, two of the sources told the publication. Other aides, it reported, wanted Trump to go ahead.Read Full StoryWhat to watch for on Election Day 2022"I Voted" stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Aug. 16, 2022.Thomas Peipert/AP PhotoToday America will vote on the midterm elections, with the consequences of results poised to reverberate across the government for years to come.Insider will have real-time live election results on thousands of races across the country, including every House, Senate, Governor, and State Legislative election happening in the United States.The most significant story is unfolding in dozens of House races across the country, as the Democrats' tenuous control of the chamber is being challenged by the GOP. Midterms tend to be disastrous for the incumbent president's party, and this election has control of the House very much up for grabs. Insider is tracking close to 90 of the most consequential races. The Senate is currently split 50-50, and each party wants to get control of the upper chamber. Senators serve for six years, which means the impacts of this election will reverberate through at least 2028. The contest for control of the Senate might not be decided on election night, as it'll likely come down to just a few individual races and counting could continue for several days.There are also dozens of gubernatorial elections. These races are full of potential contenders for 2024, and, more consequentially, whoever wins the governor's race in a number of key swing states will have control over the levers of power around elections. Lastly, with the Dobbs decision at the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, a number of gubernatorial races will end up functionally deciding the legality and availability of abortion in any number of states.This is why this cycle has a number of critically important state legislative races. As power to regulate the right to choose has been turned over to individual states, the battles over legislative chambers are of significant importance this cycle.Lastly, many states will have ballot referenda for their citizens to consider. These run the gamut, with some potentially legalizing marijuana, others establishing or stripping citizens'  right to abortion access, and others opening up multi-billion dollar gambling markets.Insider will be closely monitoring the coverage on all of this today, tonight, and through the final calls of the races. The first polls close at 6 p.m. EST, come along and follow all the critical races of this election here.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 8th, 2022

Spooky Torts: The 2022 List Of Litigation Horrors

Spooky Torts: The 2022 List Of Litigation Horrors Authored by Jonathan Turley, Here is my annual list of Halloween torts and crimes. Halloween of course remains a holiday seemingly designed for personal injury lawyers around the world and this year’s additions show why. Halloween has everything for a torts-filled holiday: battery, trespass, defamation, nuisance, product liability and more. Particularly with the recent tragedy in South Korea, our annual listing is not intended to belittle the serious losses that can occur on this and other holidays. However, my students and I often discuss the remarkably wide range of torts that comes with All Hallow’s Eve. So, with no further ado, here is this year’s updated list of actual cases related to Halloween. In October 2021, Danielle Thomas, former exotic dancer known as “Pole Assassin” (and the girlfriend of Texas special teams coach Jeff Banks), found herself embroiled in a Halloween tort after the monkey previously used in her act bit a wandering child at the house of horror she created for Halloween. Thomas considers the monkey Gia to be her “emotional support animal.” Thomas goes all out for the holiday and converted her home into a house of horrors, including a maze. She said that the area with Gia was closed off and, as for petting, “no one is allowed to touch her!”  She publicly insisted “No one was viciously attack this a lie, a whole lie! She was not apart of any haunted house, the kid did not have permission to be on the other side of my property!” She even posted a walk-through video of the scene to show the steps that a child would have to take to get to the monkey. Don’t worry folks I got the #MonkeyGate video pic.twitter.com/TAy6leBqDS — Christian Sykes (@ctsykes13) November 2, 2021 She insists in the video that she knows all of the governing legal rules and shows the path in detail. It is not helpful on the defense side: it is not a long path and easy to see how a child might get lost. She later deleted her account (likely after her attorney regained consciousness). The case raises an array of torts including animal liability, licensee liability, negligence, and attractive nuisance claims. In 2022, we often added conversion to the usual torts where multiple versions of the new giant skeleton were stolen, including one particularly ham-handed effort in Austin, Texas caught on video tape: * * * In Berea, Ohio, the promoters of the 7 Floors of Hell haunted house at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds appreciate realism but one employee took it a bit too far. An actor brandished this real bowie knife as a prop while pretending to stab an 11-year-old boy’s foot. He then stabbed him. The accident occurred when the actor, 22, approached the boy and stabbed at the ground as a scare tactic. He got too close and accidentally cut through the child’s shoe, piercing a toe. The injury was not serious since the boy was treated at the scene and continued through the haunted house. The case raises an interesting question of “respondeat superior” for the negligent acts by employees in the course of employment. The question is what is in the scope of employment.  The question is often whether an employee was on a “detour” or “frolic.”  A detour can be outside of an employer’s policies or guidelines but will be the basis for liability as sufficiently related to the employment.  A frolic is a more serious deviation where the employee is acting in his own capacity or for his own interests. In this case, the actor was clearly within his scope of employment in trying to scare the visitors. However, he admitted that he bought the knife in his personal capacity and agreed it “was not a good idea” to use it at the haunted house, according to FOX 8. That still does not negate the negligence — both direct and vicarious liability. There was a failure to monitor employees and safeguard the scene. His negligence is also likely attributable to the employer. Finally, this would constitute battery as a reckless, though unintended, act. * * * In 2020, parents in Indiana were given a warning in a Facebook post that the Indiana State Police seized holiday edibles featuring packaging that resembles that of actual name brands — but with the word “medicated” printed on the wrapper along with cannabis symbols. The packaging makes it easy for homeowners to confuse packages and give out drugged candy.  Indeed, last year, two children were given THC-infused gummies while trick-or-treating, according to police in Waterford, Conn.. Such candies include the main active ingredient linked to the psychedelic effects of cannabis – the plant from which marijuana is derived. Even an accidental distribution of such infused candies would constitute child endangerment and be subject to both negligence and strict liability actions in torts. * * * I previously have written how the fear of razor blades in apples appears an urban legend. Well, give it enough time and someone will prove you wrong. That is the allegation of Waterbury, Connecticut police who say that Jason A. Racz, 37, put razor blades in candy bags of at least two trick-or-treaters. Racz’ razor defense may not be particularly convincing to the average juror. According to police, “Racz explained that the razor blades were accidentally spilled or put into the candy bowl he used to hand out candy from.” However, police noted that he “provided no explanation as to how the razor blades were handed out to the children along with the candy.” The charge was brought soon after Halloween in 2019. Racz is now charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and interfering with a police officer. He could also be charged with battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, but it is not clear if any children were injured. *  *  * Steven Novak, an artist from Dallas, Texas, believes that Halloween should be a bit more than a traditional plastic pumpkin and a smiling ghost.  Police were called to his home in Texas over a possible murder. They found a dummy impaled on a chainsaw with fake blood; another dummy hanging from his roof; a wheelbarrow full of fake dismembered body parts and other gory scenes.  Neighbors called the display too traumatizing.  Police responded by taking pictures for their families. A tort action for intentional infliction of emotional distress is likely to fail. There must be not just outrageous conduct but conduct intended to cause severe emotional distress. Courts regularly exclude injuries associated with the exercise of free speech or artistic expression . . . even when accompanied by buckets of fake blood. *  *  * The Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Pennsylvania tells customers that, if they come to their Halloween Haunt, “Fear is waiting for you.” In 2019, a new case was filed by Shannon Sacco and her daughter over injuries sustained from “unreasonable scaring.” They are seeking $150,000. The Allentown Morning Call reported that “M.S.” went with friends to the amusement park and was immediately approached by costumed characters. She said that she told them that she did not want to be scared and backed away. A little further on into the park however a costumed employee allegedly ran up behind her and shouted loudly. The startled girl fell forward and suffered what were serious but unspecified injuries. She alleges ongoing medical issues and inability to return to fully functioning activities. The lawsuit also alleges that the park failed to inform Sacco or her daughter that they could buy a glow-in-the-dark “No Boo” necklace to ward off costumed employees. The obvious issue beyond the alleged negligence of the Park is the plaintiffs’ own conduct. Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state so contributory negligence by the plaintiffs would not be a bar to recovery. See Pennsylvania General Assembly Statute §7102. However, it is a modified comparative negligence state so they must show that they are 50 percent or less at fault. If they are found 51 percent at fault, they are barred entirely from recovery. Even if they can recover, their damages are reduced by the percentage of their own fault in going to a park during a Halloween-themed event. *  *  * In 2019, there is a rare public petition to shutdown a haunted house that has been declared to be a “torture chamber.” The move to “shut down McKamey Manor” that has been signed by thousands who believe Russ McKamey, the owner of McKamey Manor, has made his house so scary that it constitutes torture, including an allegation of waterboarding of visitors. The haunted house requires participants to get a doctor’s note and sign a 40-page waiver before they enter. People are seeking the closure of the houses located in Summertown, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. McKamey insists that it is just a “crazy haunted house” and stops well short of the legal-definition of torture. The question is whether consent vitiates any extreme frights or contacts. He is also clear in both the waiver and the website that the house is an “extreme haunted attraction” for legal adults who “must be in GREAT HEALTH to participate.” Not only do people enter with full knowledge but there is no charge. McKamey owns five dogs and only requires a bag of dog food for entry. Presumably the food is cursed. *  *  * An earlier case was recently made public from an accident on October 15, 2011 in San Diego. Scott Griffin and friends went to the Haunted Trail in San Diego. The ticket warns of “high-impact scares” along a mile path with actors brandishing weapons and scary items. Griffen, 44, and his friends went on the trail and were going out of what they thought was an exit. Suddenly an actor jumped out as part of what the attraction called “the Carrie effect” of a last minute scare. While Griffen said that he tried to back away, the actor followed him with a running chain saw. He fell backwards and injured his wrists. The 2013 lawsuit against the Haunted Hotel, Inc., in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, alleged negligence and assault. However, Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal granted a motion to dismiss based on assumption of the risk. She noted that Griffin “was still within the scare experience that he purchased.” After all, “Who would want to go to a haunted house that is not scary?” Griffen then appealed and the attorney for the Haunted Hotel quoted Hunter S. Thompson: “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” Again, the court agreed. In upholding the lower court, Justice Gilbert Nares wrote, “Being chased within the physical confines of the Haunted Trail by a chain saw–carrying maniac is a fundamental part and inherent risk of this amusement. Griffin voluntarily paid money to experience it.” *  *  * In 2018, a case emerged in Madison, Tennessee from the Nashville Nightmare Haunted House.   James “Jay” Yochim and three of his pals went to the attraction composed of  four separate haunted houses, an escape room, carnival games and food vendors.  In the attraction, people are chased by characters with chainsaws and other weapons.  They were not surprised therefore when a man believed to be an employee in a Halloween costume handed Tawnya Greenfield a knife and told her to stab Yochim.  She did and thought it was all pretend until blood started to pour from Yochim’s arm. The knife was real and the man was heard apologizing “I didn’t know my knife was that sharp.” It is not clear how even stabbing with a dull knife would be considered safe. The attraction issued a statement: “As we have continued to review the information, we believe that an employee was involved in some way, and he has been placed on leave until we can determine his involvement. We are going over all of our safety protocols with all of our staff again, as the safety and security of all of our patrons is always our main concern. We have not been contacted by the police, but we will cooperate fully with any official investigation.” The next scary moment is likely to be in the form of a torts complaint.  Negligence against the company under respondeat superior is an obvious start. There is also a novel battery charge where he could claim that he was stabbed by trickery or deceit of a third person. There are also premises liability issues for invitees.  As for Greenfield, she claims to have lacked consent due to a misrepresentation.  She could be charged with negligence or a recklessness-based theory of battery, though that seems less likely.  Finally, there is an interesting possible claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress in being tricked or misled into stabbing an individual. *  *  * Last year, a 21-year-old man surnamed Cheung was killed by a moving coffin in a haunted house in Hong Kong’s Ocean Park.   The attraction is called “Buried Alive” and involves hopping into coffins for a downward slide into a dark and scary space. The ride promises to provide people with the “experience of being buried alive alone, before fighting their way out of their dark and eerie grave.” Cheung took a wrong turn and went backstage — only to be hit by one of the metal coffins.  The hit in the head killed Cheung who was found later in the haunted house. While there is no word of a tort lawsuit (and tort actions are rarer in Hong Kong), the case is typical of Halloween torts involving haunted houses.  The decor often emphasizes spooky and dark environs which both encourage terror and torts among the participants.  In this case, an obvious claim could be made that it is negligence to allow such easy access to the operational area of the coffin ride — particularly in a dark space.  As a business invitee, Cheung would have a strong case in the United States. *  *  * A previous addition to the Spooky torts was the odd case of Assistant Prosecutor Chris White. White clearly does not like spiders, even fake ones. That much was clear given his response to finding fake spiders scattered around the West Virginia office for Halloween. White pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the fake spiders, explaining that he is “deathly afraid of spiders.” It appears that his arachnophobia (fear of spiders) was not matched by a hoplophobia (fear of firearms). The other employees were reportedly shaken up and Logan County Prosecuting Attorney John Bennett later suspended White. Bennett said “He said they had spiders everyplace and he said he told them it wasn’t funny, and he couldn’t stand them, and he did indeed get a gun out. It had no clip in it, of course they wouldn’t know that, I wouldn’t either if I looked at it, to tell you the truth.” It is not clear how White thought threatening the decorative spiders would keep them at bay or whether he was trying to deter those who sought to deck out the office in a Halloween theme. He was not charged by his colleagues with a crime but was suspended for his conduct. This is not our first interaction with White. He was the prosecutor in the controversial (and in my view groundless) prosecution of Jared Marcum, who was arrested after wearing a NRA tee shirt to school. *  *  * Another new case from the last year involves a murder. Donnie Cochenour Jr., 27, got a seasonal break (at least temporarily) on detecting his alleged murder of Rebecca J. Cade, 31. Cade’s body was left hanging on a fence and was mistaken by neighbors as a Halloween decoration. The “decoration” was found by a man walking his dog and reported by construction workers. A large rock was found with blood on it nearby. Donnie Cochenour Jr., 27, was later arrested and ordered held on $2 million bond after he pleaded not guilty to murder. Cade apparently had known Cochenour since he was a child — a relationship going back 20 years. Cochenour reportedly admitted that they had a physical altercation in the field. Police found a blood trail that indicates that Cade was running from Cochenour and tried to climb the fence in an attempt to get away. She was found hanging from her sleeve and is believed to have died on the fence from blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Her body exhibited “defensive wounds.” When police arrested Cochenour, they found blood on is clothing. *  *  * In 2015, federal and state governments were cracking down on cosmetic contact lenses to give people spooky eyes. Owners and operators of 10 Southern California businesses were criminally charged in federal court with illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions. Some of the products that were purchased in connection with this investigation were contaminated with dangerous pathogens that can cause eye injury, blindness and loss of the eye. The products are likely to result in a slew of product liability actions. *  *  * Another 2015 case reflects that the scariest part of shopping for Halloween costumes or decorations may be the trip to the Party Store. Shanisha L. Saulsberry sued U.S. Toy Company, Inc. after she was injured shopping for Halloween costumes and a store rack fell on her. The jury awarded Saulsberry $7,216.00 for economic damages. She appealed the damages after evidence of her injuries were kept out of the trial by the court. However, the Missouri appellate court affirmed the ruling. *  *  * The case of Castiglione v. James F. Q., 115 A.D.3d 696, shows a classic Halloween tort. The lawsuit alleged that, on Halloween 2007, the defendant’s son threw an egg which hit the plaintiff’s daughter in the eye, causing her injuries. The plaintiff also brought criminal charges against the defendant’s son arising from this incident and the defendant’s son pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree (Penal Law § 120.00 [2]). However, at his deposition, the defendant’s son denied throwing the egg which allegedly struck the plaintiff’s daughter. Because of the age of the accused, the case turned on the youthful offender statute (CPL art 720) that provides special measures for persons found to be youthful offenders which provides “Except where specifically required or permitted by statute or upon specific authorization of the court, all official records and papers, whether on file with the court, a police agency or the division of criminal justice services, relating to a case involving a youth who has been adjudicated a youthful offender, are confidential and may not be made available to any person or public or private agency [with certain exceptions not relevant here]” (CPL 720.35 [2]). This covers both the physical documents constituting the official record and the information contained within those documents. Thus, in relation to the Halloween egging, the boy was protected from having to disclose information or answer questions regarding the facts underlying the adjudication *  *  * We discussed the perils of pranks and “jump frights,” particularly with people who do not necessarily consent. In the case of Christian Faith Benge, there appears to have been consent in visiting a haunted house. The sophomore from New Miami High School in Ohio died from a prior medical condition at the at Land of Illusion haunted house. She was halfway through the house with about 100 friends and family members when she collapsed. She had an enlarged heart four times its normal size. She also was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which prevents the lungs from developing normally. This added stress to the heart. In such a case, consent and comparative negligence issues effectively bar recovery in most cases. It is a terrible loss of a wonderful young lady. However, some fatalities do not always come with liability and this appears such a case. Source: Journal News *  *  * As discussed earlier, In Franklin County, Tennessee, children may want to avoid the house of Dale Bryant Farris, 65, this Halloween . . . or houses near him. Bryant was arrested after shooting a 15-year-old boy who was with kids toilet-papering their principal’s front yard. Bryant came out of his house a couple of houses down from the home of Principal Ken Bishop and allegedly fired at least two blasts — one hitting a 15-year-old boy in the right foot, inner left knee, right palm, right thigh and right side of his torso above the waistline. Tennessee is a Castle Doctrine state and we have seen past cases like the notorious Tom Horn case in Texas where homeowners claimed the right to shoot intruders on the property of their neighbors. It is not clear if Bryant will argue that he was trying to stop intruders under the law, but it does not appear a good fit with the purpose or language of the law. Farris faces a charge of aggravated assault and another of reckless endangerment. He could also face civil liability from the boy’s family. This would include assault and battery. There is a privilege of both self-defense and defense of others. This privilege included reasonable mistaken self-defense or defense of others. This would not fit such a claim since he effectively pursued the boys by going to a neighbor’s property and there was no appearance of a threat or weapon since they were only armed with toilet paper. The good news is that Farris can now discard the need for a costume. He can go as himself at Halloween . . . as soon as he is out of jail. *  *  * As shown below, Halloween nooses have a bad record at parties. In 2012, a club called Pink Punters had a decorative noose that it had used for a number of years that allowed party goers to take pictures as a hanging victim on Halloween. Of course, you guessed it. A 25-year old man was found hanging from the noose in an accidental self-lynching at the nightclub in England. The case would appear easy to defend in light of the assumption of the risk and patent danger. The noose did not actually tighten around necks. Moreover, this is England where tort claims can be more challenging. In the United States, however, there would remain the question of a foreseeable accident in light of the fact that patrons are drinking heavily and drugs are often present at nightclubs. Since patrons are known to put their heads in the noose, the combination is intoxication and a noose is not a particularly good mix. *  *  * Grant v. Grant. A potential criminal and tort case comes to us from Pennsylvania where, at a family Halloween bonfire, Janet Grant spotted a skunk and told her son Thomas Grant to fetch a shotgun and shoot it. When he returned, Janet Grant shined a flashlight on the animal while her son shot it. It was only then that they discovered that Thomas Grant had just shot his eight-year-old cousin in her black and white Halloween costume. What is amazing is that authorities say that they are considering possible animal gaming charges. Fortunately, the little girl survived with a wound to the shoulder and abdomen. The police in Beaver County have not brought charges and alcohol does not appear to have been a factor. Putting aside the family connection (which presumably makes the likelihood of a lawsuit unlikely), there is a basis for both battery and negligence in such a wounding. With children in the area, the discharge of the firearm would seem pretty unreasonable even with the effort to illuminate “the animal.” Moreover, this would have to have been a pretty large skunk to be the size of an eight-year-old child. Just for the record, the average weight of a standard spotted skunk in that area is a little over 1 pound. The biggest skunk is a hog-nosed skunk that can reach up to 18 pounds. *  *  * We also have a potential duel case out of Aiken, South Carolina from one year ago. A 10-year-old Aiken trick-or-treater pulled a gun on a woman who joked that she wanted take his candy on Halloween. Police found that his brother, also ten, had his own weapon. The 28-year-old woman said that she merely joked with a group of 10 or so kids that she wanted their candy when the ten-year-old pulled out a 9 mm handgun and said “no you’re not.” While the magazine was not in the gun, he had a fully loaded magazine in his possession. His brother had the second gun. Both appear to have belonged to their grandfather. The children were released to their parents and surprisingly there is no mention of charges against the grandfather. While the guns appear to have been taken without his permission, it shows great negligence in the handling and storage of the guns. What would be interesting is a torts lawsuit by the woman for assault against the grandfather. The actions of third parties often cut off liability as a matter of proximate causation, though courts have held that you can be liable for creating circumstances where crimes or intentional torts are foreseeable. For example, a landlord was held liable in for crimes committed in his building in Kline v. 1500 Massachusetts Avenue. Here the grandfather’s negligence led to the use of the guns by these children. While a lawsuit is unlikely, it would certainly be an interesting — and not unwarranted — claim. *  *  * Tauton High School District The Massachusetts case of Smith v. Taunton High School involves a Halloween prank gone bad. A teacher at Taunton High School asked a 15-year-old student to answer a knock on the classroom door. The boy was startled when he came face to face with a man in a mask and carrying what appeared to be a running chainsaw. The student fell back, tripped and fractured a kneecap. His family is now suing though the state cap on such lawsuits is $100,000. Dussault said the family is preparing a lawsuit, but is exploring ways to avoid a trial and do better than the $100,000 cap when suing city employees. This could make for an interesting case, but would be better for the Plaintiffs as a bench versus a jury trial. Many jurors are likely to view this as simply an attempt at good fun by the teacher and an unforeseeable accident. Source: CBS *  *  * In Florida, a woman has sued for defamation, harassment and emotional distress after her neighbor set up decorations that included an insane asylum sign that pointed to her yard and a fake tombstone with an inscription she viewed as a reference to her single status. It read, “At 48 she had no mate no date/ It’s no debate she looks 88.” This could be a wonderful example of an opinion defense to defamation. As for emotional distress, I think the cause of the distress pre-dates Halloween. *  *  * Pieczonka v. Great America (2012) A family is suing Great America for a tort in 2011 at Great Falls. Father Marian Pieczonka alleged in his complaint that his young daughter Natalie was at the park in Gurnee, Illinois for the Halloween-themed Fright Fest when a park employee dressed in costume jumped out of a port-a-potty and shot her with a squirt gun. He then reported chased the screaming girl until she fell and suffered injuries involving scrapes and bruises. The lawsuit alleges negligence in encouraging employees to chase patrons given the tripping hazards. They are asking $30,000 in the one count complaint but could face assumption or comparative negligence questions, particularly in knowingly attending an event called “Fright Fest” where employees were known to jump out at patrons. *  *  * A lawsuit appears inevitable after a tragic accident in St. Louis where a 17-year-old girl is in a critical condition after she became tangled in a noose at a Halloween haunted house called Creepyworld. The girl was working as an actress at the attraction and was found unconscious. What is particularly chilling is that people appeared to have walked by her hanging in the house and thought she was a realistic prop. Notably, the attraction had people walk through to check on the well-being of actors and she was discovered but not for some time after the accident. She is in critical condition. Creepyworld employs 100 people and can expect a negligence lawsuit. *  *  * Rabindranath v. Wallace (2010) Peter Wallace, 24, was returning on a train with fellow Hiberinian soccer fans in England — many dressed in costumes (which the English call “fancy dress.”) One man was dressed as a sheep and Wallace thought it was funny to constantly flick his lighter near the cotton balls covering his body — until he burst into flames. Friends then made the matter worse by trying to douse the flames but throwing alcohol on the flaming man-sheep. Even worse, the victim Arjuna Rabindranath, 24, is an Aberdeen soccer fan. Rabindranath’s costume was composed of a white tracksuit and cotton wool. Outcome: Wallace is the heir to a large farm estate and agreed to pay damages to the victim, who experienced extensive burns. What is fascinating is the causation issue. Here, Wallace clearly caused the initial injury which was then made worse by the world’s most dim-witted rescue attempt in the use of alcohol to douse a fire. In the United States, the original tortfeasor is liable for such injuries caused by negligent rescues. Indeed, he is liable for injured rescuers. The rescuers can also be sued in most states. However, many areas of Europe have good Samaritan laws protecting such rescuers. Notably, Wallace had a previous football-related conviction which was dealt with by a fine. In this latest case, he agreed to pay 25,000 in compensation. The case is obviously similar to one of our prior Halloween winners below: Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson *  *  * Perper v. Forum Novelties (2010) Sherri Perper, 56, of Queens, New York has filed a personal injury lawsuit due to defective shoes allegedly acquired from Forum Novelties. The shoes were over-sized clown shoes that she was wearing as part of her Halloween costume in 2008. She tripped and fell. She is reportedly claiming that the shoes were dangerous. While “open and obvious” is no longer an absolute defense in such products cases, such arguments may still be made to counter claims of defective products. In most jurisdictions, you must show that the product is more dangerous than the expectations of the ordinary consumer. It is hard to see how Perper could be surprised that it is a bit difficult to walk in over-sized shoes. Then there is the problem of assumption of the risk. *  *  * Dickson v. Hustonville Haunted House and Greg Walker (2009) Glenda Dickson, 51, broke four vertebrae in her back when she fell out of a second story window left open at the Hustonville Haunted House, owned by Greg Walker. Dickson was in a room called “The Crying Lady in the Bed” when one of the actors came up behind the group and started screaming. Everyone jumped in fright and Dickson jumped back through an open window that was covered with a sheet — a remarkably negligent act by the haunted house operator. She landed on a fire escape and then fell down some stairs. *  *  * Maryland v. Janik (2009) Sgt. Eric Janik, 37, went to a haunted house called the House of Screams with friends and when confronted by a character dressed as Leatherface with a chainsaw (sans the chain, of course), Janik pulled out his service weapon and pointed it at the man, who immediately dropped character, dropped the chainsaw, and ran like a bat out of Halloween Hell. Outcome: Janik is charged with assault and reckless endangerment for his actions. Charges pending. *  *  * Patrick v. South Carolina (2009) Quentin Patrick, 22, an ex-convict in Sumter, South Carolina shot and killed a trick-or-treater T.J. Darrisaw who came to his home on Halloween — spraying nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside his home after hearing a knock on the door. T.J.’s 9-year- old brother, Ahmadre Darrisaw, and their father, Freddie Grinnell, were injured but were released after being treated at a hospital. Patrick left his porch light on — a general signal for kids that the house was open for trick and treating. The boy’s mother and toddler sibling were in the car. Patrick emptied the AK-47 — shooting at least 29 times through his front door, walls and windows after hearing the knock. He said that he had been previously robbed. That may be so, but it is unclear what an ex-con was doing with a gun, let alone an AK-47. OUTCOME: Charges pending for murder. *  *  * Kentucky v. Watkins (2008) As a Halloween prank, restaurant manager Joe Watkins of the Chicken Ranch in Paris, Kentucky thought it was funny to lie in a pool of blood on the floor. After seeing Watkins on the floor, the woman went screaming from the restaurant to report the murder. Watkins said that the prank was for another employee and that he tried to call the woman back on her cell phone. OUTCOME: Under Kentucky law, a person can be charged with a false police report, even if he is not the one who filed it. The police charged Watkins for causing the woman to file the report — a highly questionable charge. *  *  * Mays v. Gretna Athletic Boosters␣95-717 (La.App. 5 Cir. 01/17/96) “Defendant operated a haunted house at Mel Ott Playground in Gretna to raise money for athletic programs. The haunted house was constructed of 2×4s and black visqueen. There were numerous cubbyholes where “scary” exhibits were displayed. One booster club member was stationed at the entrance and one at the exit. Approximately eighteen people participated in the haunted house by working the exhibits inside. Near and along the entrance of the haunted house was a bathroom building constructed of cinder blocks. Black visqueen covered this wall. Plaintiff and her daughter’s friend, about 10 years old, entered the haunted house on October 29, 1988. It was nighttime and was dark inside. Plaintiff testified someone jumped out and hollered, scaring the child into running. Plaintiff was also frightened and began to run. She ran directly into the visqueen-covered cinder block wall. There was no lighting in that part of the haunted house. Plaintiff hit the wall face first and began bleeding profusely from her nose. She testified two surgeries were required to repair her nose.” OUTCOME: In order to get the proper effect, haunted houses are dark and contain scary and/or shocking exhibits. Patrons in a Halloween haunted house are expected to be surprised, startled and scared by the exhibits but the operator does not have a duty to guard against patrons reacting in bizarre, frightened and unpredictable ways. Operators are duty bound to protect patrons only from unreasonably dangerous conditions, not from every conceivable danger. As found by the Trial Court, defendant met this duty by constructing the haunted house with rooms of adequate size and providing adequate personnel and supervision for patrons entering the house. Defendant’s duty did not extend to protecting plaintiff from running in a dark room into a wall. Our review of the entire record herein does not reveal manifest error committed by the Trial Court or that the Trial Court’s decision was clearly wrong. Plaintiff has not shown the haunted house was unreasonably dangerous or that defendant’s actions were unreasonable. Thus, the Trial Court judgment must be affirmed. *  *  * Powell v. Jacor Communications␣ UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT 320 F.3d 599 (6th Cir.2003) “On October 15, 1999, Powell visited a Halloween season haunted house in Lexington, Kentucky that was owned and operated by Jacor. She was allegedly hit in the head with an unidentified object by a person she claims was dressed as a ghost. Powell was knocked unconscious and injured. She contends that she suffered a concussion and was put on bed rest and given medications by emergency-room physicians. Powell further claims that she now suffers from several neuropsychological disorders as a result of the incident.” OUTCOME: Reversed dismissal on the basis of tolling of statute of limitations. *  *  * Kansas City Light & Power Company v. Trimble␣ 315 Mo. 32; 285 S.W. 455 (1926) Excerpt: “A shapely pole to which, twenty-two feet from the ground is attached a non-insulated electric wire . . Upon a shapely pole were standard steps eighteen inches apart; about seventeen feet from the ground were telephone wires, and five feet above them was a non-insulated electric light wire. On Halloween, about nine o’clock, a bright fourteen-year-old boy and two companions met close to the pole, and some girls dressed as clowns came down the street. As they came near the boy, saying, “Who dares me to walk the wire?” began climbing the pole, using the steps, and ascended to the telephone cables, and thereupon his companions warned him about the live wire and told him to come down. He crawled upon the telephone cables to a distance of about ten feet from the pole, and when he reached that point a companion again warned him of the live wire over his head, and threatened to throw a rock at him and knock him off if he did not come down. Whereupon he turned about and crawled back to the pole, and there raised himself to a standing position, and then his foot slipped, and involuntarily he threw up his arm, his hand clutched the live wire, and he was shocked to death.” OUTCOME: Frankly, I am not sure why the pole was so “shapely” but the result was disappointing for the plaintiffs. Kansas City Light & Power Company v. Trimble: The court held that the appellate court extended the attractive nuisance doctrine beyond the court’s ruling decisions. The court held that appellate court’s opinion on the contributory negligence doctrine conflicted with the court’s ruling decisions. The court held that the administrator’s case should never have been submitted to the jury. The court quashed the appellate opinion. “To my mind it is inconceivable that a bright, intelligent boy, doing well in school, past fourteen years of age and living in the city, would not understand and appreciate the fact that it would be dangerous to come in contact with an electric wire, and that he was undertaking a dangerous feat in climbing up the pole; but even if it may be said that men might differ on that proposition, still in this case he was warned of the wire and of the danger on account of the wire and that, too, before he had reached a situation where there was any occasion or necessity of clutching the wire to avoid a fall. Not only was he twice warned but he was repeatedly told and urged to come down.” *  *  * Purtell v. Mason␣ 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49064 (E.D. Ill. 2006) “The Purtells filed the present lawsuit against Defendant Village of Bloomingdale Police Officer Bruce Mason after he requested that they remove certain Halloween tombstone “decorations” from their property. Evidence presented at trial revealed that the Purtells placed the tombstones referring to their neighbors in their front yard facing the street. The tombstones specifically referred to their neighbors, who saw the language on the tombstones. For instance, the tombstone that referred to the Purtells’ neighbor James Garbarz stated: Here Lies Jimmy, The OlDe Towne IdioT MeAn As sin even withouT his Gin No LonGer Does He wear That sTupiD Old Grin . . . Oh no, noT where they’ve sent Him! The tombstone referring to the Purtells’ neighbor Betty Garbarz read: BeTTe wAsN’T ReADy, BuT here she Lies Ever since that night she DieD. 12 feet Deep in this trench . . . Still wasn’T Deep enough For that wenches Stench! In addition, the Purtells placed a Halloween tombstone in their yard concerning their neighbor Diane Lesner stating: Dyean was Known for Lying So She was fried. Now underneath these daises is where she goes crazy!! Moreover, the jury heard testimony that Diane Lesner, James Garbarz, and Betty Garbarz were upset because their names appeared on the tombstones. Betty Garbarz testified that she was so upset by the language on the tombstones that she contacted the Village of Bloomingdale Police Department. She further testified that she never had any doubt that the “Bette” tombstone referred to her. After seeing the tombstones, she stated that she was ashamed and humiliated, but did not talk to Jeffrey Purtell about them because she was afraid of him. Defense counsel also presented evidence that the neighbors thought the language on the tombstones constituted threats and that they were alarmed and disturbed by their names being on the tombstones. James Garbarz testified that he interpreted the “Jimmy” tombstone as a threat and told the police that he felt threatened by the tombstone. He also testified that he had concerns about his safety and what Jeffrey Purtell might do to him.” OUTCOME: The court denied the homeowners’ post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to and motion for a new trial. Viewing the evidence and all reasonable inferences in a light most favorable to Officer Mason, a rational jury could conclude that the language on the tombstones constituted threats, that the neighbors were afraid of Jeffrey Purtell, and that they feared for their safety. As such the Court will not disturb the jury’s conclusion that the tombstones constituted fighting words — “those which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.” *  *  * Goodwin v. Walmart 2001 Ark. App. LEXIS 78 “On October 12, 1993, Randall Goodwin went to a Wal-Mart store located on 6th Street in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He entered through the front door and walked toward the sporting goods department. In route, he turned down an aisle known as the seasonal aisle. At that time, it was stocked with items for Halloween. This aisle could be observed from the cash registers. Mr. Goodwin took only a few steps down the aisle when he allegedly stepped on a wig and fell, landing on his right hip. As a result of the fall, Mr. Goodwin suffered severe physical injury to his back, including a ruptured disk. Kelly Evans, an employee for appellee, was standing at the end of her check-out stand when Mr. Goodwin approached her and informed her that he had fallen on an item in the seasonal aisle. She stated that she “saw what he was talking about.” OUTCOME: Judgment affirmed because the pleadings, depositions, and related summary judgment evidence did not show that there was any genuine issue of material fact as appellant customer did not establish a plastic bag containing the Halloween wig which allegedly caused him to slip and fall was on the floor as the result of appellee’s negligence or it had been on the floor for such a period of time that appellee knew or should have known about it. *  *  * Eversole v. Wasson␣ 80 Ill. App. 3d 94 (Ill. 1980) Excerpt: “The following allegations of count I, directed against defendant Wasson, were incorporated in count II against the school district: (1) plaintiff was a student at Villa Grove High School which was controlled and administered by the defendant school district, (2) defendant Wasson was employed by the school district as a teacher at the high school, (3) on November 1, 1978, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Wasson was at the high school in his regular capacity as a teacher and plaintiff was attending a regularly scheduled class, (4) Wasson sought and received permission from another teacher to take plaintiff from that teacher’s class and talk to him in the hallway, (5) once in the hallway, Wasson accused plaintiff of being one of several students he believed had smashed Wasson’s Halloween pumpkin at Wasson’s home, (6) without provocation from plaintiff, Wasson berated plaintiff, called him vile names, and threatened him with physical violence while shaking his fist in plaintiff’s face which placed plaintiff in fear of bodily injury, (7) Wasson then struck plaintiff about the head and face with both an open hand and a closed fist and shook and shoved him violently, (8) as a result, plaintiff was bruised about the head, neck, and shoulders; experienced pain and suffering in his head, body, and limbs; and became emotionally distraught causing his school performance and participation to be adversely affected . . .” OUTCOME: The court affirmed that portion of the lower court’s order that dismissed the count against the school district and reversed that portion of the lower court’s order that entered a judgment in bar of action as to this count. The court remanded the case to the lower court with directions to allow the student to replead his count against the school district. *  *  * Holman v. Illinois 47 Ill. Ct. Cl. 372 (1995) “The Claimant was attending a Halloween party at the Illinois State Museum with her grandson on October 26, 1990. The party had been advertised locally in the newspaper and through flier advertisements. The advertisement requested that children be accompanied by an adult, to come in costume and to bring a flashlight. The museum had set up different display rooms to hand out candy to the children and give the appearance of a “haunted house.” The Claimant entered the Discovery Room with her grandson. Under normal conditions the room is arranged with tables and low-seated benches for children to use in the museum’s regular displays. These tables and benches had been moved into the upper-right-hand corner of the Discovery Room next to the wall. In the middle of the room, there was a “slime pot” display where the children received the Halloween treat. The overhead fluorescent lights were turned off; however, the track lights on the left side of the room were turned on and dim. The track lights on the right side of the room near the tables and benches were not lit. The room was dark enough that the children’s flashlights could be clearly seen. There were approximately 40-50 people in the room at the time of the accident. The Claimant entered the room with her grandson. They proceeded in the direction of the pot in the middle of the room to see what was going in the pot. Her grandson then ran around the pot to the right corner toward the wall. As the Claimant followed, she tripped over the corner of a bench stored in that section of the room. She fell, making contact with the left corner of the bench. She experienced great pain in her upper left arm. The staff helped her to her feet. Her father was called and she went to the emergency room. Claimant has testified that she did not see the low-seating bench because it was so dimly lit in the Discovery Room. The Claimant was treated at the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with a fracture of the proximal humeral head of her left arm as a result of the fall. Claimant returned home, but was unable to work for 12 to 13 weeks.” OUTCOME: “The Claimant has met her burden of proof. She has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the State acted negligently in placing furnishings in a dimly-lit room where visitors could not know of their location. The State did not exercise its duty of reasonable care. For the foregoing reasons, the Claimant is granted an award of $20,000.” *  *  * Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson 771 F. Supp. 196 “Plaintiffs Susan and Frank Ferlito, husband and wife, attended a Halloween party in 1984 dressed as Mary (Mrs. Ferlito) and her little lamb (Mr. Ferlito). Mrs. Ferlito had constructed a lamb costume for her husband by gluing cotton batting manufactured by defendant Johnson & Johnson Products (“JJP”) to a suit of long underwear. She had also used defendant’s product to fashion a headpiece, complete with ears. The costume covered Mr. Ferlito from his head to his ankles, except for his face and hands, which were blackened with Halloween paint. At the party Mr. Ferlito attempted to light his cigarette by using a butane lighter. The flame passed close to his left arm, and the cotton batting on his left sleeve ignited. Plaintiffs sued defendant for injuries they suffered from burns which covered approximately one-third of Mr. Ferlito’s body.” OUTCOME: Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson: Plaintiffs repeatedly stated in their response brief that plaintiff Susan Ferlito testified that “she would never again use cotton batting to make a costume.” Plaintiffs’ Answer to Defendant JJP’s Motion for J.N.O.V., pp. 1, 3, 4, 5. However, a review of the trial transcript reveals that plaintiff Susan Ferlito never testified that she would never again use cotton batting to make a costume. More importantly, the transcript contains no statement by plaintiff Susan Ferlito that a flammability warning on defendant JJP’s product would have dissuaded her from using the cotton batting to construct the costume in the first place. At oral argument counsel for plaintiffs conceded that there was no testimony during the trial that either plaintiff Susan Ferlito or her husband, plaintiff Frank J. Ferlito, would  have acted any different if there had been a flammability warning on the product’s package. The absence of such testimony is fatal to plaintiffs’ case; for without it, plaintiffs have failed to prove proximate cause, one of the essential elements of their negligence claim. In addition, both plaintiffs testified that they knew that cotton batting burns when it is exposed to flame. Susan Ferlito testified that she knew at the time she purchased the cotton batting that it would burn if exposed to an open flame. Frank Ferlito testified that he knew at the time he appeared at the Halloween party that cotton batting would burn if exposed to an open flame. His additional testimony that he would not have intentionally put a flame to the cotton batting shows that he recognized the risk of injury of which he claims JJP should have warned. Because both plaintiffs were already aware of the danger, a warning by JJP would have been superfluous. Therefore, a reasonable jury could not have found that JJP’s failure to provide a warning was a proximate cause of plaintiffs’ injuries. The evidence in this case clearly demonstrated that neither the use to which plaintiffs put JJP’s product nor the injuries arising from that use were foreseeable. But in Trivino v. Jamesway Corporation, the following result: The mother purchased cosmetic puffs and pajamas from the retailer. The mother glued the puffs onto the pajamas to create a costume for her child. While wearing the costume, the child leaned over the electric stove. The costume caught on fire, injuring the child. Plaintiffs brought a personal injury action against the retailer. The retailer filed a third party complaint against the manufacturer of the puffs, and the puff manufacturer filed a fourth party complaint against the manufacturer of the fibers used in the puffs. The retailer filed a motion for partial summary judgment as to plaintiffs’ cause of action for failure to warn. The trial court granted the motion and dismissed the actions against the manufacturers. On appeal, the court modified the judgment, holding that the mother’s use of the puffs was not unforeseeable as a matter of law and was a question for the jury. The court held that because the puffs were not made of cotton, as thought by the mother, there were fact issues as to the puffs’ flammability and defendants’ duty to warn. The court held that there was no prejudice to the retailer in permitting plaintiffs to amend their bill of particulars. OUTCOME: The court modified the trial court’s judgment to grant plaintiffs’ motion to amend their bill of particulars, deny the retailer’s motion for summary judgment, and reinstate the third party actions against the manufacturers. Tyler Durden Mon, 10/31/2022 - 19:05.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 31st, 2022

Brink"s heist saga: How do you fence stolen gems worth millions? Inside the jewelry black market

Understanding the jewelry world's black market may be key to tracing the whereabouts of a multimillion-dollar haul stolen from a Brink's big rig.Understanding the jewelry world's black market may be key to tracing the whereabouts of a multimillion-dollar haul stolen from a Brink's big rig......»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 20th, 2022

Melt the gold, cut the diamonds — after the Brink"s heist, where did the stolen jewelry go?

Understanding the jewelry world's black market may be key to tracing the whereabouts of a multimillion-dollar haul stolen from a Brink's big rig.Understanding the jewelry world's black market may be key to tracing the whereabouts of a multimillion-dollar haul stolen from a Brink's big rig......»»

Category: topSource: latimesOct 20th, 2022

How Nation-States Will Use Bitcoin In The Power Projection Game

How Nation-States Will Use Bitcoin In The Power Projection Game Authored by Jaime Gutierrez via BitcoinMagazine.com, Bitcoin miners are the next level of power projection as they reinforce an incorruptible network that cannot be usurped by a single entity... The military, today, is not considered an important element of society by the public. Why should it? It represents bloodshed and fights that seem pointless and have caused society a lot of pain. Similarly, studying Bitcoin as a property defense system is a misunderstood part of this asset and one that is biased by our own beliefs. How are they connected? Because both use brute force and physical power to defend property. As a Mexican-born citizen, I have always wondered why, given the abundance of natural resources like oil and lithium available in our country, Mexico hasn’t become a world economic leader. You might also have a similar point of view in your country of residence. Especially if you are in a developing nation in Latin America or Africa or if you live in a small country that has a lot of influence from superpowers like Russia, the U.S. or China. Throughout history, one of the reasons a country or empire has become a hegemonic power has been through what Jason Lowery calls the power projection game, which means the kinetic brute physical force of the military. This is important because if a nation doesn’t project power properly, how can it defend its natural resources and its sovereignty from another nation? And more importantly, as individuals, how can we defend our property from being stolen or confiscated by a corrupt agent? Here is where the role of The State arises. According to Robert Breedlove, the main purpose of a State is the defense and preservation of life, liberty, and property. “Property is the mutually acknowledged, exclusive relationship between an asset owner and any particular asset. As a relationship rather than any particular item, the essence of all property is informational.” “The right to life is the source of all rights — and the right to property is their own implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life.” — Ayn Rand If property means a list of “Who owns what?” and life is the source of all rights, then how can we defend ourselves from a tyrant or a person that wants to steal our property? We want to be assured that the product of our daily life efforts gained through sweat, tears and sacrificed time will be safe for ourselves and our bloodline. “Reliably storing, updating and communicating information in this list is property’s native application. And the limitation of this has been the need to trust (and pay) an authority to maintain this list and prevent falsification or duplication of its records.” — Robert Breedlove For centuries, this authority has been the government. The government is the entity that determines the rule of law in a community. It works through the federal courts and its three main powers — legislative, judicial and executive — to defend the property rights of its citizens. It needs the third one — an army — to guarantee compliance with these rules if the other powers fail in doing so. “The purpose of projecting power via the Militia is to preserve zero-trust and egalitarian control over what are fundamentally trust-based and inegalitarian rules of law. Our rules-based order only works insofar as we can project power to preserve our access to our rules-based order. And, the only physical signature of ‘ownership’ is the power projected to preserve one’s access to property.” — Jason Lowery When we look at history, the government has often ended up being the actor imposing new rules and thereby violating these same property rights. In the U.S. this right is protected from corruption by the Second Amendment, which allows the people to form militias to combat the government if it becomes a bad actor in society. Source: Congress This concerns the protection of property rights within a self-organized state, but the same dynamics are true between states. And this is where international conflicts come from and where the importance of the military arises to defend their rule of law from outsiders. Military development infrastructure. Source: Jason Lowery “Whenever a consensus as to property rights between states could not be reached through political means, conflict erupts.” — Robert Breedlove, 2021 “We forget how the state of ownership and chain of custody of virtually everything with mass, particularly the mass we monetize, is written in blood, not ink. This is the tragedy of good power projection and deterrence. The better we get at it, the less often we are reminded about why we need it.” — Jason Lowery Carl von Clausewitz, a Prussian general and military theorist of the 19th century stated: “War is merely the continuation of policy with other means.” So to understand the importance of the military having a hegemony we need to understand why wars happen. As one of the most important classical strategic thinkers of history, he examined the nature of war and defined it with this trinity: War is made of the same “blind natural forces” of “primordial violence” observed in nature. It contains “the play of chance and probability” that rewards “creative spirits.” It is a calculated instrument of national policy used to solve political disputes. This means that the survival of the fittest, the creative spirits that are in the search beyond something greater than them and with a clear purpose to achieve it, are the ones that translated into governments and have become the superpowers that are influencing everything around them because they have become the best at projecting power. “Moreover, winning this brute-force physical power game is not exclusively dependent on finding ways to amass larger quantities of power; it’s also about finding different strategies for projecting power in increasingly more creative ways. And when we can’t trust the judge because we don’t respect their judgment, war gives nations access to an independent courtroom with a perfectly impartial judge who cannot be manipulated by emotion or corrupted by false interpretations. War is the judge of last resort, delivering incorruptible judgment and a very decisive ruling based on brute-force physical power.” — Jason Lowery This is the judge in the rise and fall of civilizations and superpowers. And when new technology arises, the hegemony of the power that rejects it suffers the consequences and falls apart. Think of the Middle Ages, and one of the first things that probably leaps to mind for us is castles. Those immense, strongly fortified structures that were the power bases of their day. Gunpowder would change all of that, as the shattering of the walls of Constantinople demonstrated. Constantinople Harbor painting: Cobija/CC BY-SA 4.0/Public domain Picture yourself in Constantinople, which was seen at the time as the ultimate metropolis, the ultimate object of desire; and the Ottoman Turks were determined to capture it. It is the year 1452. Orban the engineer, an artillery expert, is working in Constantinople and goes to Emperor Constantine XI and his armies to offer them his newest invention; a dreaded weapon, a monster cannon using gunpowder to protect the city from outside invaders. But the Emperor ran out of money and couldn’t buy it from him. So Orban goes to the Turks, who couldn’t realistically reject it, and, at a better price, offers it to them. The monstrous cannon, constructed by Orban. Jumping ahead, it is now Easter Monday, April 2, 1453, a year later. The young Ottoman sultan, Mehmet II, and his armies are in Constantinople to begin the siege of the city. The monstrous cannon, constructed by Orban the engineer, had to be hauled more than a hundred miles to the besieged city. The largest cannon ever, 27 feet long with the ability to shoot a 1,500-pound stone ball at the defenses of the beleaguered city, is now in position. With deafening thunder, the cannon fired. This weapon pounded the walls of Constantinople and eventually broke them down, allowing the Ottoman army to breach the city. In addition to this monster, many other smaller cannons continued the bombardment. This was the sound of a military revolution, making stone walls, towers and battlements largely obsolete. It would devastate the certainties, traditions and way of life of the medieval age. The city of Constantinople fell on May 29, 1453, eight weeks after the first siege. And the key to the Ottoman Turks conquering Constantinople was the cannon constructed by Orban the engineer, a professional artillery master. “Keep your sword in front of you. Your swords and your shields are fully sufficient and will prove very effective in battle.” — What Emperor Constantine XI probably said during the final siege of Constantinople. Those last words would have been a lie because they couldn’t defend themselves from the cannons unless they would have bought them the year prior to the siege. This is an important history lesson because the last innovation in power projection was nuclear weapons. We saw what they are capable of in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If used, the outcome is mutually assured destruction of humanity. And the countries that have them became the new world superpowers that no one wants to attack because the cost of it may be irreparable. These countries are China, Russia and the world superpower hegemon, the U.S.. We have some other exceptions with nuclear weapons like North Korea, but they don’t have the influence of these three countries throughout the world. Yet, another power projection technology arrived in 2009. Satoshi Nakamoto, inspired by Adam Back’s paper “Hashcash - A Denial Of Service Countermeasure”, built “Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system,” A network with a cost function that brings a challenge to its miners to be able to create tokens we call satoshis. By the proof-of-work mechanism, miners have to solve a challenge every 10 minutes to be able to validate Bitcoin transactions, and by doing so they receive bitcoin as a reward. Miners need to connect their specialized computers like Antminer’s S19 Pro in order to generate valid blocks. This cost function has also a mathematical succession to impose a cost if someone wants to attack the network: The Bitcoin halving formula. Fuente: Blog.lopp.net When the Bitcoin network was released, miners started receiving 50 bitcoin per block, which was mined every 10 minutes. Every 210,000 blocks bitcoin rewards will be cut in half, which happens approximately every four years until we reach 32 halvings (”halving” is the term referring to the Bitcoin rewards cut by half), which is expected to happen in the year 2140. We are now in the third halving, during which miners are receiving 6.25 bitcoin per block. If someone wants to attack the Bitcoin network, he or she would need to have a 51% majority of the hash rate. If, despite major roadblocks preventing such an event, a person does have this majority, the Bitcoin full nodes around the world would then have to validate and accept these new attacker blocks, which they are not incentivized to do so. Not to mention, this 51% attempt to attack the Bitcoin network would take approximately $6.7 billion per year. The proof-of-work mechanism imposes a physical cost to any belligerent agent that wants to corrupt the network. Using electrical power via their computers, they are using electrical brute force physical power instead of kinetic one like the military’s gunpowder. This is a continuation of the power projection game but in cyberspace, now done by protecting our purely digital property and energy, which we call Bitcoin. Miners are a continuation of our military power. What are the implications of this? Jason Lowery expresses it as follows and is making a great thesis called “Softwar: Bitcoin And The Future Of Our National Strategic Defense.” Lowery illustrates here: “We cannot forget how history plays out. We cannot forget that power is everything if we want to defend what we hold valuable. Hopefully, we can convince the people who are in charge of policy making. This is the goal of my research. They should at least take Bitcoin mining seriously because we don’t want to be like the end of Constantinople. We want to be the superpower of the future. If this is the power projection play, cyber. If this is how you achieve zero trust egalitarian control over cyber property, we want to posture this country to continue to be a superpower.” The U.S. has become the world superpower through its military force and the use of its currency, the U.S. dollar, as the world reserve money in the world. They managed to secure this after getting out of the gold standard in 1971 and following that with the petrodollar system. Why is this important? After the U.S. sanctions against Russia removing them from the SWIFT system, now every country is asking themselves these questions: “Can I trust my savings in the banking system? ... If I go against the U.S., could I be thrown out of the SWIFT system as well? ... How can we protect our property and sovereignty from the influence of this superpower?” They do so by building their military kinetically and electrically so that they can impose a cost on any attacker that wants to inflict their rules. The power projection game is a natural law that has existed for millions of years and is now evolving. Now, the U.S. has to make a smart move if it wants to maintain its role as the most powerful nation in the world. Tyler Durden Thu, 10/06/2022 - 19:40.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytOct 6th, 2022

It’s A Crazy World When Zimbabwe Has The Most Stable Currency

Robert Mugabe could have gone down in history with the same esteem and grandeur as  Nelson Mandela. Like Mandela, Mugabe was imprisoned for several years for being a prominent anti-colonialist leader in Zimbabwe— then called Rhodesia. Upon release from prison, and with a little help from the international community, Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe […] Robert Mugabe could have gone down in history with the same esteem and grandeur as  Nelson Mandela. Like Mandela, Mugabe was imprisoned for several years for being a prominent anti-colonialist leader in Zimbabwe— then called Rhodesia. Upon release from prison, and with a little help from the international community, Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980. 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Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more   Mugabe's Destruction But that all changed in 1987 when the constitution was amended and Mugabe gained dictatorial powers. Mugabe destroyed the economy with insane regulations, fought expensive wars, and indebted the nation. He also confiscated private land from established (mostly white) farmers, which he redistributed to his supporters, most of whom had no experience in farming. Unsurprisingly, Zimbabwe’s once-booming agriculture exports collapsed almost overnight. This authoritarian control pervaded across nearly all industries, and by the early 2000s, Zimbabwe’s economy was in shambles. About half the country was unemployed and inflation skyrocketed. In 2001 alone, retail prices doubled. But that was just the beginning. By 2003, inflation was nearly 600%. By 2006, more than 1,200%. At its peak in 2008, Zimbabwe’s inflation was estimated by various economists to be somewhere between 500 billion and 89 SEXTILLIAN percent, which looks like this: 89,000,000,000,000,000,000,000%. In 2009, the government finally capitulated and chose to abandon its currency altogether. And for the next several years, Zimbabwe had no official currency. People transacted in dollars, euros, South African rand, Chinese renminbi… any foreign currency they could get their hands on. I’ve been to Zimbabwe a few times; the people are intelligent, resourceful, and good-natured. And they have amazing stories to tell about living through hyperinflation. A New Zimbabwe Dollar By 2016, Zimbabwe’s government decided to give a national currency another chance. They started by issuing “bond notes”. And a couple years later they reestablished a new Zimbabwe dollar. But this time, they promised to use restraint in printing money. Now, I’m sure you will be shocked to learn that the central bank of Zimbabwe did not exercise restraint… The new currency was introduced at parity with the US dollar, allegedly worth 1:1. And Zimbabwe’s government threatened to imprison anyone who ignored the official exchange rate. Naturally, though, the government’s excessive spending and money printing caused the currency to lose value almost immediately. And soon they had to establish price controls based on an exchange rate of 25:1 to USD. By the start of 2022, the Zimbabwean dollar was worth about 108:1 USD. And it’s now trading around 520:1. But hey, that’s way better than the 35 quadrillion to 1 ratio of 2009… There has been an interesting development, however. Instead of continuing with its failed policies, the central bank of Zimbabwe has begun issuing gold coins. And the 91.67% pure, one ounce Zimbabwean gold coins are currently going for about $1,830 USD. As of early August, about 4,500 had been sold to be used for local trade, which means they’re circulating as a legal currency in the Zimbabwean economy. That makes these gold coins the most stable currency in the world. Now, personally I’m a bit skeptical and would love to see a full chemical assay to make sure the coins are actually as pure as the government claims. Also, crypto would be MUCH better medium of exchange for day-to-day transactions than gold coins. But (assuming everything is legitimate) Zimbabwe is at least taking a step in the right direction, which is more than most western governments can say for themselves. Sure, the US, UK, and Europe don’t have anywhere close to Zimbabwe’s level of inflation, which was more than 200% in the last 12 months. But since 1971, when the US dollar was decoupled from gold, the value of the US dollar has fallen by nearly 87%. Even worse is that interest rates in the US (when adjusted for inflation) have been negative for most of the past twenty years. Anyone who responsibly saved their money in, say, a savings account, LOST money after accounting for inflation and taxes. Given that governments and central banks are key drivers of inflation and interest rates, this is tantamount to official theft. And yet they keep doubling down on failed policies. They act like they can cure inflation, which in large part was caused by excessive government spending, with more government spending. And they treat the absurdly-named Inflation Reduction Act as if it’s some sort of magical spell that can ward off the most destructive economic monsters. If only that were true. But in the real world, inflation will inevitably increase as they borrow another trillion dollars to pour into the IRS, triggering millions of new audits and causing American productivity to decline. Forgiving student debt is another inflationary move. If nothing else, universities know that they can raise their tuition because all of the suckers taxpayers are footing the bill for an extra $10,000 to $20,000. The US national debt now stands at $31 trillion, an increase of $2.4 trillion so far this fiscal year. And the Treasury Department is forecasting multi-trillion dollar deficits for years to come. These deficits are extremely inflationary… because the government pays for them by having the central bank print more money. At least Zimbabwe has figured it out. Western governments, on the other hand, still believe they can print and spend as much money as they like without consequence. This is pure madness. But fortunately you don’t have to wait for the federal government to start acting responsibly. You are perfectly free to store a portion of your savings in gold, silver, or any number of other real assets that hold value in times of inflation. And with the way things are going, that might not be a bad idea to consider. On another note… We think gold could DOUBLE and silver could increase by up to 5 TIMES in the next few years. That's why we published a new, 50-page long Ultimate Guide on Gold & Silver that you can download here. Inside you'll learn... How you could Double Your Money with an asset That Has a 5,000 Year History of Prosperity Inside you'll learn: Why gold could potentially DOUBLE, and why silver could increase by up to 5 TIMES The 5 smartest, safest and most lucrative ways to own gold and silver (and one way you should definitely avoid) Why gold is the ultimate anti-currency and insurance policy against the systematic destruction of the US dollar (that everyone should at least consider owning) Why ETFs are a lurking timebomb and why you want to avoid them like the plague And everything else you need to know about buying, owning, storing and investing in precious metals This 50-page report is brand new and absolutely free. Article by Simon Black, Sovereign Man.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkSep 20th, 2022

Futures Surge, Dollar Crumbles Ahead Of Pivotal CPI Print

Futures Surge, Dollar Crumbles Ahead Of Pivotal CPI Print US futures extended their gains for fifth consecutive day - their longest winning streak since July - rising ahead of today's "pivotal" CPI data. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 gained 0.7% at 7:45 a.m. in New York ahead of the data that’s due at 8:30 a.m. The underlying gauges advanced Monday for a fourth straight day amid hopes that inflation will show further signs of cooling with the headline print actually declining for the first time in two years, before the Fed’s decision on interest rates next week. Treasury yields dipped while the Bloomberg dollar index extended its recent decline, sliding 0.3% to a two week low as traders bet that US inflation is near peaking, therefore challenging the dollar-dominance narrative, in the process pushing oil and bitcoin higher. In premarket trading, tech giants including Apple and Microsoft climbed. Satellite-imaging company Planet Labs shares gained as much as 12% in US premarket session after raising full year forecasts for both revenue and adjusted gross margin. Oracle shares rose 1.9% as analysts are positive on the company’s 1Q top-line growth amid accelerating cloud revenue expansion. More bearish commentators, however, highlight a drop in operating margin as the integration of health records provider Cerner pushes up costs. Here are some other notable premarket movers: Rent the Runway (RENT US) shares slump 23% in premarket trading after reporting a drop in subscribers in the second-quarter and announcing a restructuring of the company. Dow (DOW US) shares declined 0.7% in premarket trading as Jefferies downgraded the stock to hold, saying that it is likely to be range-bound in the near term, with downside risk as rising interest rates further hit customer confidence. Peloton (PTON US) shares may be in focus as Citi analysts say that the departure of the company’s founders, including Executive Chairman John Foley, completes the organizational changes at Peloton and should improve its free cash flow picture. Keep an eye on Innovid (CTV US) shares as Morgan Stanley initiates coverage with an underweight rating, saying that the company has good positioning in connected TV, but the stock appears to be “more than fully valued”. Previewing the CPI (our full preview here), UBS chief economist Paul Donovan writes that while US August consumer price inflation is due "Consumer prices do not measure the cost of living. Fantasy numbers in US CPI calculation further divorce this price measure from the cost of living. However, the Fed’s June policy error elevated the importance of consumer price inflation. Disinflation and deflation in durable goods, the longest period of gasoline price deflation for years, and some evidence of squeezing profit margins all suggest a lower reading." “It’s way to early to expect the Fed to react to the fact that we’re past peak inflation,” Nannette Hechler-Fayd’Herbe, chief investment officer at Credit Suisse International Wealth Management, told Bloomberg TV. “When you look at S&P 500 we have seen very big support levels from a technical point of view, so I can very well envisage that volatility takes us down to these levels once the market finally realizes the Fed will not cut rates as early as 2023.” The government’s report is expected to show that consumer inflation increased 8.1% in August from the same month last year, down from 8.5% in July yet still historically elevated. The figures aren’t likely to sway the Fed’s September decision, with traders almost fully expecting another 75-basis-point increase next week, taking their cue from officials supporting that view. Still, solid signs of peaking inflation can affect the US central bank’s policy in later meetings. “With a lot of US policymakers calling for a front-loading approach, the odds appear to favor a 75 basis-point move if markets are to be convinced the US central bank is serious about driving inflation lower on a ‘sustainable basis'," said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK. That “means today’s inflation numbers may not be terribly instructive.” Meanwhile, JPMorgan permabullish strategists Marko Kolanovic and Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou said a soft landing is becoming the more likely scenario for the global economy, which will continue to provide tailwinds for risky assets. As a reminder, Marko has said to buy the dip pretty much every single week in 2022. Recent data pointing to moderating inflation and wage pressures, rebounding growth and stabilizing consumer confidence suggest the world will avoid a recession, they said. Not confirming their optimism,  a Bank of America survey showed investors are fleeing equities en masse amid the specter of a recession, with allocations to stocks at record lows and cash exposure at all-time highs. “The fact is that two consecutive reports showing a sharp deceleration combined with last month’s goldilocks jobs report will be a really encouraging sign and could trigger a broader risk rebound in the markets,” said Craig Erlam, a senior market analyst at Oanda Europe Ltd. “It may not be enough to tip the Fed balance in favor of a more modest 50 basis point rate hike next week but it may slow the pace of tightening thereafter.” In Europe, corporate news helped buoy the Stoxx Europe 600 index, with UBS Group AG rising after raising its dividend and share-buyback target, and Bayer AG jumping more than 2% after starting the search for a new chief executive. Retailers and grocers pared some of their recent rally after Ocado Group Plc said inflation and energy costs will weigh on profit. The FTSE MIB outperformed peers, adding 0.3%. Utilities, consumer products and miners are the strongest performing sectors.  Earlier in the session, Asian stocks extended their recent rally as several markets returned from holidays, and as traders awaited a key US inflation data release due later Tuesday. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose as much as 0.7%, poised for a fourth-straight day of gains, driven by technology shares. South Korean stocks led advances among regional benchmarks in a catch-up rally following a four-day weekend. The US CPI report is expected to show a mixed picture, hinting that inflation may have peaked but remained elevated. This could provide more clues to the Federal Reserve’s rate decision next week, with traders currently expecting another 75-basis-point increase. “Further pushback from the Fed could be likely but for now, with the Fed blackout period in place, market bulls may be hoping to see underperformance in the upcoming inflation data,” Jun Rong Yeap, a market strategist at IG Asia Pte, wrote in a note. How to trade dollar, bonds or equities ahead of the Fed decision? This week’s MLIV Pulse survey asks about the best trades going into the FOMC meeting. Please click here to share your views anonymously. Chinese equities edged higher as traders returned from a holiday. President Xi Jinping plans to travel to Central Asia this week in what would be his first trip abroad since the Covid pandemic began. Shares in Hong Kong fell. Japanese equities rose for a fourth day, driven by optimism that inflation is close to the peak as investors await US CPI data to be announced late Tuesday.  The Topix Index rose 0.3% to 1,986.57 as of market close Tokyo time, while the Nikkei advanced 0.3% to 28,614.63. Nintendo Co. contributed the most to the Topix Index gain, increasing 5.5%. Out of 2,169 stocks in the index, 1,126 rose and 903 fell, while 140 were unchanged. “Consumer surveys released by the New York Fed show that inflation expectations have receded, supporting stock prices to some extent,” said Masahiro Ichikawa, chief market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.7% to close at 7,009.70, boosted by gains in banks and mining shares. The benchmark reached the highest level since Aug. 26.  Ramsay Health Care tumbled more than 10% after a consortium led by KKR & Co. indicated it won’t improve the terms of a takeover proposal, indicating the end of a A$20.1 billion ($14 billion) pursuit. In New Zealand, the S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.4% to 11,762.15 Key equity gauges in India advanced for fourth consecutive session to edge closer to peaks seen in October as shares in the heavily weighted finance sector rebound following the resumption of inflows from foreigners. The S&P BSE Sensex gained 0.8% to 60,571.08 in Mumbai, while the NSE Nifty 50 Index rose by a similar measure. Both gauges are less than 3% short of their record highs after climbing more than 14% since the end of June. The rally in stocks comes despite surging consumer prices in the country. Retail inflation accelerated to 7% in August, slightly above the consensus estimate, data released Monday evening showed. Foreign investors have net bought more than $8 billion of local equities since end of June, with a large proportion going into shares of financial firms.  “The current market buoyancy globally, including in India, is based on the expectation that inflation has peaked along with softening crude prices,” said Naveen Kulkarni, chief investment officer of Axis Securities’ PMS business. With the onset of winter, investors should watch energy prices in Europe and the US, which can re-ignite inflation, he added.  HDFC Bank Ltd contributed the most to the Sensex’s gain, increasing 1.3%. Out of 30 shares in the benchmark index, 24 rose and 6 fell. In FX, the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index extended its recent losses, and after hitting an all time high at the start of the month, fell to a two-week low as the greenback weakened against all of its Group-of-10 peers apart from the Norwegian krone. CAD and NZD were the weakest performers in G-10 FX, SEK and JPY outperform. The euro rose a third day, to touch a day high of 1.0155 versus the greenback. European bonds traded mostly lower. German yields rose up to 4bps as they underperformed Italian bonds and with both countries tapping the market today The Norwegian krone posted a small drop versus the euro after a key survey of business sentiment by Norges Bank showed that the economy faces worsening prospects amid a “sharp” rise in prices. The yen reversed an Asia-session loss while the Australian and New Zealand dollars swung between modest gains and losses In fixed income, Treasuries held gains into early US session, having pared most of Monday afternoon’s slide that followed weak 10-year note auction. US yields are richer by 4bp-5bp across the curve; the long-end lags, steepening 5s30s by about 1bp. The 10-year yield eased 4bps to near 3.31%. Bunds 10-year yield is up 1bp to around 1.66% and gilts 10-year yield is little changed. Treasuries outperform bunds and gilts as stock futures reach highest levels this month. The US auction cycle concludes with $18b 30-year bond reopening at 1pm. WI 30-year yield around 3.475% is above auction stops since 2014 and ~37bp cheaper than August’s, which tailed by 1.1bp. IG dollar issuance slate empty so far; Monday saw eight borrowers price $11.7b; activity expected to be lighter Tuesday with focus on August inflation data. Focal points of US session include CPI inflation and 30-year bond auction; Monday’s 3-year sale also tailed.   In commodities, WTI and Brent are firmer intraday as a function of the receding Dollar, but traders are wary of short-term upward moves as China continues with strings of lockdowns. WTI trades within Monday’s range, adding 1.1% to near $88.71. Spot gold trades on either side of the flat mark in the run-up to US CPI, under its 50 and 21 DMAs at 1,740.82/oz and USD 1,731.05/oz respectively. Base metals are mostly firmer amid the weaker Buck and upside across stocks. Bitcoin trades on either side of USD 22,500, whilst Ethereum pulled back after reaching levels close to 1,800. Looking to the day ahead, along with August CPI in the US, American data will include NFIB Small Business optimism (came in at 91.8, higher than the 90.8 expeected) and average hourly earnings, German and Eurozone ZEW survey results, UK August jobless claims, July average weekly earnings, and unemployment rate, Japanese August PPI, and Italian 2Q unemployment rate. Market Snapshot S&P 500 futures up 0.5% to 4,129.25 STOXX Europe 600 up 0.3% to 429.10 MXAP up 0.5% to 156.38 MXAPJ up 0.6% to 513.28 Nikkei up 0.3% to 28,614.63 Topix up 0.3% to 1,986.57 Hang Seng Index down 0.2% to 19,326.86 Shanghai Composite little changed at 3,263.80 Sensex up 0.8% to 60,577.61 Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.6% to 7,009.69 Kospi up 2.7% to 2,449.54 Gold spot down 0.1% to $1,723.41 U.S. Dollar Index down 0.22% to 108.09 German 10Y yield little changed at 1.67% Euro up 0.2% to $1.0140 Top Overnight News from Bloomberg Pacific Investment Management Co. is advocating a radical solution to fix the liquidity woes plaguing the world of bonds: The entire $23.7 trillion Treasury market should move to a model where investors can transact directly with each other -- reducing their unhealthy dependence on balance-sheet-constrained banks The euro is up by almost 3% from two-decade lows hit a week ago against the dollar, and option markets suggest the rally has more room to run. The bet is that US consumer price data due later Tuesday will show inflation is near peaking, therefore challenging the dollar-dominance narrative. That view is behind the greenback’s recent retreat versus its major peers Germany is set to use a fund created to help companies cope with the economic hit from the pandemic to provide loan guarantees for struggling energy firms, according to a person familiar with the plan. The volume of loan guarantees available would be around 67 billion euros ($68 billion) China’s Premier Li Keqiang called for more policies to drive up consumption in the economy as latest figures show a further plunge in travel and spending over a three-day public holiday amid tight Covid controls For the better part of a decade, a US hedge-fund manager who has never even set foot in China has been patiently betting that the yuan will stage a massive collapse, one so deep that its value could be cut in half It’s not a common sight for euro overnight volatility to trade above 20% on non-central bank decision days. Yet this is what investors face this morning as everyone is on the lookout for the release of the US inflation report Britain’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest since 1974 as more people dropped out of the workforce, fanning upward pressure on wages. The government said 3.6% of adults were out of work and looking for jobs in the three months through July, lower than the 3.8% pace in the previous months. Economists had expected no change Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it was ‘unlikely’ the US and Iran would reach a new nuclear deal anytime soon, adding to Western officials’ downbeat assessment over the prospects for reviving an accord that President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018 Japan has more firepower in its foreign exchange reserves than it did the last time it intervened in markets to support its currency, though a unilateral move is seen as unlikely to succeed without US support A more detailed look at global markets courtesy of Newsquawk Asia-Pac stocks traded positive after the advances in global peers including on Wall St. where sentiment was helped by slowing inflation expectations, although gains were capped ahead of US CPI data and amid further China COVID woes. ASX 200 reclaimed the 7,000 level with advances led by the commodity-related sectors and with the risk tone also helped by an improvement in business and consumer sentiment data. Nikkei 225 marginally gained amid hopes of further supportive measures with Japan to potentially implement a nationwide travel incentive this month. Hang Seng and Shanghai Comp were slightly firmer but with upside contained after fresh COVID restrictions including in Sanhe near Beijing and with Shijiazhuang city in Hebei also locking down a district due to coronavirus. Top Asian News Emmys for Netflix’s Squid Game Boost ‘K-Drama’ Stocks in Seoul Fosun Chief Says Many Overseas Units Resilient Amid Pandemic Holders of Fosun’s 2b Yuan Bond Request Early Repayment in Full Netflix’s Megahit ‘Squid Game’ Wins Top Emmy Awards Woodford Administrator Faces Possible £306 Million Hit, UK Says European bourses tread water with modest gains following a relatively mixed APAC lead. European sectors are mostly higher with no overarching theme or bias. Stateside, futures are edging higher in early European trade with a broad-based performance seen across the ES, NQ, YM, and RTY. Top European News UK Chancellor Kwarteng told Treasury officials to adapt to a new approach focused on boosting GDP to 2.5%, the long-term average pre-GFC, ahead of the mini-Budget announcement next week which includes tax cuts and increased borrowing, according to FT. UK and EU are reportedly seeking to avoid a September 15th legal deadline over ‘grace periods’ becoming a flashpoint in talks, according to officials from both sides cited by the FT. The EU is delaying plans to cut the use of pesticides amid food production fears and subsequent price increases as a result, according to the FT. UK's Felixstowe port has received notice from union of further strike action from 27th Sept to 5th Oct; collective bargaining process has been exhausted - no prospect of an agreement being reached with union. EU Commission President is to call another energy meeting by end-September, according to the Spanish Energy Minister, according Reuters. German Economy Ministry report says early indicators and polls point to a rising number of insolvencies in H2, but there is no 'insolvency wave' in sight, via Reuters. EU is reportedly mulling a EUR 180-200 price cap from lower-cost sources (vs guided EUR 200); eyes taking 33% of extra profits from fossil fuel companies, according to Bloomberg sources. Ocado Plummets as Shoppers Cut Back and Energy Costs Bite Mercedes-Benz Wins Dismissal of German Climate Lawsuit Some 17 Million in Europe Got Long Covid in First Pandemic Years FX DXY is softer and trades on either side of 108.00, ahead of yesterday's 107.80 low and the 50 DMA at 107.52. EUR/USD faded at 1.0160 with decent option expiry interest between 1.0170-80 (1.21bn). The JPY continued its correction to almost 142.00 against the Greenback, irrespective of mixed Japanese PPI prints. Fixed Income Choppy and divergent price action in debt futures as EZ bonds digest decent auction results from Germany and Italy. Gilts regroup after underperformance on the back of better than expected UK data. Bunds are holding above 144.00 having fallen to a marginal new Eurex low at 143.86 US Treasuries are firmer across the board pre-US CPI, irrespective of Monday’s poorly received 3 and 10 year offerings. Commodities WTI and Brent are firmer intraday as a function of the receding Dollar, but traders are wary of short-term upward moves as China continues with strings of lockdowns. Spot gold trades on either side of the flat mark in the run-up to US CPI, under its 50 and 21 DMAs at 1,740.82/oz and USD 1,731.05/oz respectively Base metals are mostly firmer amid the weaker Buck and upside across stocks. Crypto Bitcoin trades on either side of USD 22,500, whilst Ethereum pulled back after reaching levels close to 1,800. US Event Calendar 06:00: Aug. SMALL BUSINESS OPTIMISM, 91.8, est. 90.8, prior 89.9 08:30: Aug. Real Avg Hourly Earning YoY, prior -3.0% 08:30: Aug. CPI Ex Food and Energy MoM, est. 0.3%, prior 0.3% 08:30: Aug. CPI Core Index SA, est. 296.250, prior 295.275 08:30: Aug. CPI Index NSA, est. 295.588, prior 296.276 08:30: Aug. CPI Ex Food and Energy YoY, est. 6.1%, prior 5.9% 08:30: Aug. CPI YoY, est. 8.1%, prior 8.5% 08:30: Aug. Real Avg Weekly Earnings YoY, prior -3.6% 08:30: Aug. CPI MoM, est. -0.1%, prior 0% 14:00: Aug. Monthly Budget Statement, est. -$217b, prior -$170.6b DB's Jim Reid concludes the overnight wrap It’s that time again. US CPI will clearly be the major focus today and could shape next week’s FOMC and the rest of the month’s trading. Or, of course, it could be a damp squib but I’m sure they’ll be something in it to move markets. Our economists are expecting a slight decline in the headline number, (-0.09% MoM) but for core to pick up (+0.30%). On a YoY basis, headline CPI should fall five-tenths to 8.0% while core should increase a tenth to 6.0%. With the market pricing a near certainty of a 75bp move next week (now at 73.4bps), that profile above won’t be enough to meaningfully reduce chances of a 75bp hike, and markets will turn to this Friday’s inflation expectations data as the last hurdle to clear before the Fed delivers (barring any late breaking news stories to the contrary). On that front, the New York Fed’s 3-year inflation expectations measure fell to its lowest level in 2 years yesterday, clocking in at 2.8% in August from 3.2% in July. For context, it’s retreated from a high of 4.2% in October of last year. Uncertainty remains near record highs, though, which will continue to give policymakers pause even as the 75th and 25th percentile of survey responses have also fallen. Ahead of CPI, the S&P 500 rallied (+1.06% and a 5-day rally for the first time since late-January/early-February) alongside the global risk complex, led by energy and big tech stocks, with the NASDAQ outperforming, up +1.27%. Apple (+3.85%) led the way in the first full trading day since their new iPhone went on sale on Friday. Orders have been strong so far. I upgrade every year but this time I decided not to.... until one minute before the virtual shop opened for the new products. As with every year I got seduced. While European sovereign curves rallied and flattened, the Treasury curve steepened, and yields climbed ahead of today’s inflation data. 2yr yields climbed +1.5bps while 10yr yields were +4.8bps higher, but some +9.8bps higher than their lunchtime lows. Much of that was after the Europe close as 10yr Bunds and BTP rallied -4.4bps and -5.7bps, respectively. One theory for the US yield sell-off was the fact that yesterday brought the first batch of US Treasury coupon auctions since the Fed doubled the size of their monthly QT runoff, with yields marching higher after both the 3yr and 10yr auction, as the market has to absorb additional collateral. There’s been a partial pullback in Asia this morning with yields on 10yr USTs down -2.12bps to 3.34%. The initial risk appetite yesterday was led by Europe, as most of the early focus was on the news we discussed 24 hours ago, namely Ukraine’s successful counter-offensive operation over the weekend. Risk sentiment enjoyed a boost, with the Euro also having its best day against the US dollar in a month, appreciating +0.80%. The wider implications of this success are still up for debate though. In particular, it seems like this pushes out the timeline on any potential peace talks, as Ukraine will be emboldened to double down on their red lines. In that vein, the Kremlin said yesterday there were no prospects for talks at the moment. On the downside, this potentially raises the spectre of escalation as well, whether it’s on the battlefield via unconventional weapons or a mass mobilisation from Russia, or on the economic front with Russia applying more pressure through natural gas markets through the remaining pipeline to Europe. European natural gas futures were trading in line with the broader risk sentiment yesterday though, rather than on potential tail risk scenarios, falling another -8.0%, closing below EUR 200 for the first time in a month. We peaked at EUR 342 eleven days ago, so down -44.23% since then. As hinted, European equities rallied strongly, with the STOXX 600 climbing +1.76%, the DAX +2.40% higher, and the CAC increasing +1.95%. Sticking with the theme of the war and energy, a draft EU proposal, to be officially unveiled this week, included mandatory power cut targets, bringing the bloc closer to rationing. The draft also includes a levy on extra profits at energy producers used to fund relief to consumers. These are still merely draft proposals, which would ultimately need member state buy-in to be implemented, so the negotiation process may wind up watering down the proposal. Nevertheless, as mentioned, natural gas futures fell on the news, with German and French power prices also falling -8.10% and -3.60%, respectively. The UK’s own energy support plan that we’ve recently covered is due to take effect come October. Whilst US CPI out later today will gain the lion’s share of attention over the near term, the UK has its own CPI print out tomorrow, as well. Our economists are expecting headline inflation to stay put at 10.1% yoy and core to increase to 6.4% yoy. With the new Energy Price Guarantee program in place, they’re lowering their peak forecast for CPI from 14% to 10.5%. Asian equity markets are firmly in the green while extending a global rally this morning on optimism that inflation is peaking. Across the region, the Kospi (+2.56%) is leading gains with the CSI (+0.70%), the Shanghai Composite (+0.33%) and the Hang Seng (+0.44%) catching up after reopening following a public holiday. Elsewhere, the Nikkei (+0.16%) is trading in positive territory in early trade. In overnight trading, US stock futures are pointing to slightly higher with the S&P 500 (+0.11%) and NASDAQ 100 (+0.10%). Early morning data indicated that pipeline prices in Japan appear to have stabilised as factory gate inflation (+9.0% y/y) in August remained unchanged (vs +9.4% in June), albeit a tenth above expectations. Looking at the data, the decline in global oil prices seems to have led the way despite the weakening in the Japanese yen. Oil prices are slightly lower in early Asian trade with Brent crude futures -0.18% at $93.83/bbl as China’s harsh zero-Covid policy continues to negatively impact the demand from the world’s top oil importer. To the day ahead, along with August CPI in the US, American data will include NFIB Small Business optimism and average hourly earnings, German and Eurozone ZEW survey results, UK August jobless claims, July average weekly earnings, and unemployment rate, Japanese August PPI, and Italian 2Q unemployment rate. Tyler Durden Tue, 09/13/2022 - 07:58.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 13th, 2022