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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Night 2018


I will be live blogging the election at this post. The most recent comment will be the top comment. All times Eastern.

Wed. 11:46 AM Scott Walker loses bid for third term in Wisconsin

Wed. 7:41 AM DEMS TAKE HOUSE; +34
REPUBLICANS KEEP SENATE; +3 (via Drudge)

11:41  Arkansas and Missouri just approved big minimum wage increases by decisive margins.
Arkansas will go to $11 by 2021  (68% of voters approved)
Missouri will go to $12 by 2022.  (61% of voters approved)
(via Washington Post)

11:18 Former CIA agent Abigail Spanberger will be the Democratic rep from Virginia’s 7th District, defeating Freedom Caucus incumbent Dave Brat,

11:14  NBC News projects that, as expected, Gavin Newsom (D) wins California governor's race.

11:04 Van Jones: "My heart has been restored. It's not a Blue Wave but a rainbow wave." (See him earlier at 9:24)

11:00 CNN projects Republican Ron DeSantis wins Florida's governor's race.

10:50 NBC News Exit Poll: For first time since 2008, independent voters break for the Democrats.

10:47 CNN's John King: There is no Blue Wave in the Senate, there is in the House.

10:32 The NYT currently projects a national popular-vote margin of D+9.2%. The largest popular margin since 2008, larger than waves of 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014.

1994: R+7.1%
2006: D+8.0%
2008: D+10.6%
2010: R+7.2%
2014: R+5.7%
(Via Sam Wang)

10:29 CNN projects Republicans will maintain control of the Senate.

10:26 Socialist endorsed  Sara Innamorato, Summer Lee and Elizabeth Fielder elected to Pennsylvania House.

UPDATE:

DSA member Amy Perruso wins her election for Hawaii State House with 60% of the vote.

Houston DSA-endorsed DaSean Jones wins criminal court judge race 180th Criminal Court.

In Michigan, Huron Valley DSA-endorsed Katie Scott wins City Commissioner race.

Houston DSA endorsed  Franklin Bynum wins.

DSA endorsed NY State Senator Julia Salazar wins.

DSA Denver-endorsed Julie Gonzales wins in Colorado state Senate race.

DSA Austin endorsed Julie Ann Nitsch wins re-election as Austin Community College Trustee.

Maine Socialist Mike Sylvester has been re-elected to Maine House of Representatives, 39th District

Provo, Utah DSA-endorsed Samuel W. Bell wins Rhode Island State Senate District 5

DSA-backed Rachel Miller wins Providence, Rhode Island City Council, Ward 13 race.

DSA-backed Kara Gloe wins her race for Moorhead, Minnesota, School Board

Maryland-DC endorsed Marc Elrich wins his race for Montgomery County Executive (MD.)

10:24 Socialist Rashida Tlaib wins Michigan 13.

10:22 Massachusetts upholds transgender "rights."

10:12 ABC News projects Ted Cruz reelection in Texas.

10:01 CNN projects Mitt Romney gains Utah Senate seat.

9:57 NYT is predicting 232 Democrats, 203 Republicans in the House. (via Jennifer Epstein)

9:51 CNN projects, as expected, socialist New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the youngest woman elected to Congress.

9:40 CNN's Jake Tapper: Republicans could pick up seats in the Senate.

9:35 PM Fox projects that Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years (via Chad Pergram)

9:27 PM In Toss-Up race, incumbent Denver Riggleman (R-VA5) won on promise of mandatory E-Verify & entry/exit border control. (via Roy Beck)

9:24 CNN Democratic contributor Van Jones: ""It's heartbreaking. The hope has been that the antibodies would kick in. That this infestation of hatred and division would draw a response from the American people in both parties to say 'no. No more....There is no Blue Wave. We are still in a Blue War."

9:21 PM Florida voters pass Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to 1.4 million people with a past felony conviction.

9:19 PM 
This is incredible. One of the jurors from Menendez's corruption trial is at his election night party:


9:06 PM CNN's Jake Tapper The Democrats may gain control of the House but "this is not a Blue Wave."

9:04 PM No surprise. CNN reports Andrew Cuomo reelected as governor of New York for a third term.

8:54 PM NBC News projects New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez re-elected to the Senate.

8:29 AP projects Republican conservative Jim Jordan wins re-election to U.S. House in Ohio's 4th congressional district.

8:25 CNN projects Donna Shalala (77) win in Florida. A House pick up for Dems.

8:16  DEFEATED: Kim Davis, Who Refused to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples, Has Lost Her County Clerk Seat

8:01 CNN projects Senator Elizabeth Warren will be reelected in Massachusetts.

7:45 PM NBC News projects Democrat Jennifer Wexton unseats GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia (VA10 district).

7:37 PM ABC News projects Greg Pence, older brother of Vice President Pence, has been elected to Indiana's 6th Congressional District.

7:23 PM The top five mega donors (via WSJ):
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson (R): $113 million
Tom Steyer (D): $51 million
Richard Uihlein (R): $39 million
Michael Bloomberg (D) $38 million
Donald Sussman (D): $23 million

7:10 PM Watching the election at the White House residence with Trump: Sheldon Adelson, Steve Schwarzman, Kaitlan Collins, Corey Lewandowski and Dave Bossie, plusTrump family & some top WH aides. (via Jeremy Diamond))

7;06 PM First Dem flip of the night: Lou Leon Guerrero wins Guam's gubernatorial election. The GOP held this office for the past 8 years.

7:00 PM CNN projects Bernie Sanders will be reelected. Former Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine projected to be reelected in Virginia.

6:59 PM REPORT: Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp almost blocked from voting by his own voter suppression efforts

6:37 PM Cultural Marxism/Intersectionality is doing well this year. NBC News exit poll shows
78% say electing more women is important; 20% say it's not

6:33 PM NBC News exit polls show that health care was the most important issue for independent voters by a 2-1 margin.



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