Game on, boys and girls! It’s election day, and the polls have closed in half the states.
Kindly note that this is an election thread. Keep on topic or kindly shuttle your ass to the open thread below.
I’m headed to Drinking Liberally now, so surprise me with your insights in the comment thread.
6:01: Well…at least Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has won!
6:04: Beto still leads by a hair. And Klobuchar (D-MN) has won.
6:05: Looks like Felons in Florida are going to be able to help elect the next President!
6:07: Cool…I am just getting caught up here after arriving at DL. Hey…a D is leading in NE for Gov? Interesting.
6:16: My early assessment is that this is not really a blue wave. More like a blue splash. There are some very pleasing results, like Ted Cruz trailing a punk rocker–Ted Cruz is a weasely punk. But many races are going, more or less, as expected.
I feel like people are not making a big enough deal about Florida restoring voting rights to formerly incarcerated people. There are about 1.5M people (20% of FL’s Af-Am adult population)who stand to benefit from this. In 2016, Trump won Florida by just over 100,000 votes.
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) November 7, 2018
Donna Shalala flipped the second House seat of the night for Democrats on Tuesday by beating Republican Maria Elvira Salazar. https://t.co/f4i4tDLKGA
— Stone Cold (@stonecold2050) November 7, 2018
Many of you hear “Donna Shalala” and think, “Oh yeah, Clinton’s HSS secretary.” But Donna Shalala was the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin—Madison when I earned two degrees. She signed my diplomas. I’ve chatted with her. So…cool.
6:59: WOW! Kansas! Gov!
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) November 7, 2018
Looks like everything is going to come out just as expected. D’s take House by OK margin but not blowout, R’s gain a little ground in the Senate. D’s gain some governorships and state houses.
— Samuel Minter (@abulsme) November 7, 2018
Look at it this way. We won't have Attorney General Ted Cruz.
— Joan McCarter (@joanmccarter) November 7, 2018
7:21: MSNBC is now calling the House for Democrats.
The NYT currently projects a national popular-vote margin of D+9.2%. For comparison, the last five largest margins, considered wave elections:
By historical standards, it's a popular wave.https://t.co/IRkQLDZ2dX
— Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) November 7, 2018
HELL YES THEY ARE.
Three flipped gov seats. A whole bunch of House flips. A whole bunch of down-ballot statewides. https://t.co/YUUyfiacaK
— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) November 7, 2018
Good. We fucking hate you. https://t.co/DBkbSf8heT
— Mike (@vidae01) November 7, 2018