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12 House Ratings Changes: Democrats Are More Likely Than Not to Win Majority
Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales — an authoritative look at where things stand for 2018

Roll Call elections analyst Nathan L. Gonzales has a dozen updates to his House ratings, all in favor of Democrats. Watch the video for more on Republicans' efforts this September to discredit Democrats in key races as the midterm election is now just seven weeks away.

What You Need to Know About Voter Registration and Turnout This Midterm Season
Roll Call Decoder with David Hawkings — Wonky explainers from a Capitol Hill expert

Who votes, and who doesn’t, will effectively decide control of the next Congress — and turnout has recently been weak in midterm elections. In part that’s because millions who could vote never get registered. But for 2018 there is still time to register nationwide.

Registration deadlines are about a month before the election in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

House Erupts in Chaos During LGBT Vote
 

House Stands Down on Women in the Draft
 

After the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a provision in the defense authorization bill that would require women to register for the draft, the Rules Committee watered down the language of the House version of the bill, downgrading that requirement to a mere study.

While most Democrats were expected to vote in favor of adding women to the draft, many Republicans voiced opposition. Sen. Ted Cruz even suggested supporters of the measure were “nuts.”

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What is Regular Order?
 

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What is Regular Order?
 

Sanders Campaign: Party Lost 5 Percent of Iowa Vote
 

The Iowa Democratic Party has informed the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernard Sanders that it has no results for 90 precincts across the state, which could account for as much as 5 percent of the total vote. What’s more, the party has asked the campaigns for help in getting a tally for those missing results.

“We are, right now, calling all our precinct captains on precincts where we have knowledge of what’s missing, to report what we think happened there,” a visibly irate Robert Becker, Sanders’ state director told Roll Call after Sanders’ speech at the Holiday Inn near the Des Moines airport.

Murkowski on Energy Bill: ‘We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Amendments’
 

As debate on an energy bill begins in the Senate, Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday that members are encouraged to bring amendments on the legislation to the floor.

“We shouldn’t be afraid of amendments,” Murkowski said.

Senate Democrats Want Amendments on Refugee Bill