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Republican Thom Tillis defeated Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in North Carolina’s Senate election, according to the Associated Press. Tillis represents the 51st Senate seat for the GOP, clinching a majority in the next Congress.

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Photo: Senate candidate Thom Tillis, left, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul talk to the assembled media as Sen. Paul makes a campaign appearance with Tillis at Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant October 1, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/News & Observer/MCT)

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Two organizations tracking anti-immigrant advertising say they’ve documented more than 700 such ads leading into the 2022 midterms, including attacks against the Biden administration over a so-called “border crisis” and content designed to undermine a vastly popular pathway to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented communities.

The former is particularly shameless considering two of the previous administration’s worst policies largely shutting down the U.S. asylum system, Remain in Mexico and the debunked Title 42 public health order, are still in effect today. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from lying. And as we get closer to Election Day, we already know it’ll only get worse.

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