About Jenny @jennymarder
Jenny Marder is a senior science writer for NASA and a freelance journalist. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post and National Geographic. She was formerly digital managing editor for the PBS NewsHour.
Jenny’s Recent Stories
Nov 03Polls are closed now in Arkansas
The only state to close at 8:30 p.m. ET, Arkansas has supported the Republican candidate in every presidential election since 2000.
Nov 03Voters rights groups ‘pleasantly surprised’ at smooth Election Day.
Kristen Clarke, president of The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, tells William Brangham “we were bracing for the worst, and have been pleasantly surprised.” She cited some instances of voter intimidation, but said they were geographically scattered and…
Nov 03Trump-favored Bill Hagerty wins in historic Tennessee race
Republican Bill Hagerty has defeated Democratic challenger Marquita Bradshaw in the race for an open Senate seat in Tennessee. Hagerty was heavily favored to win against Bradshaw, who is Tennessee’s first ever Black woman to be nominated for the Senate…
Nov 03Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wins reelection
The Associated Press has called the race for Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. The Republican leader has defeated Amy McGrath, who broke fundraising records as Democrats sought to oust the most powerful Republican in the Congress.
Nov 03Biden wins Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island
The Associated Press called all seven states for Former Vice President Joe Biden after polls closed at 8 p.m. EST. Hillary Clinton won all of these states in 2016 and Biden was expected to win them easily this year.
Nov 03Trump wins Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee
The Associated Press called all four states for President Donald Trump after polls closed at 8 p.m. EST. Trump easily won all four states in 2016 and was expected to win again this year.
Nov 03Trump wins Alabama
The Associated Press has called Alabama for President Trump. The president was expected to win in the deep red state, having won by nearly 30 points in 2016. Alabama has supported the Republican in every presidential race since 1980.
Nov 03Fulton County, Georgia, sees turnaround after chaotic primaries
Election Day in Fulton County, Georgia, appeared to go smoothly with few long lines or major disruptions reported, PBS NewsHour’s Miles O’Brien told NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff. This comes after the county made headlines for a chaotic primary election process this…
Nov 03Polls to close in Florida, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania at 8 pm
Polls close across the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET. Stakes are high in Florida, a state that is always close in presidential elections and has sided with the winner in nearly every presidential race for decades. The outcome in…
Nov 03Biden wins Virginia
The Associated Press has called Virginia for Joe Biden. Hillary Clinton won the state by more than 4 points in 2016, and Biden was expected to win. Virginia is worth 13 electoral votes.