We will be posting a map and lists of the close races and keep you informed as we get results. We’ll be updating live results from across the country with our analysis starting at about 1700 EST. Until then, check back to this article for pertinent news from the voting polls.
A total of 470 seats in Congress are up for election today. In the Senate, of the 35 total seats up for election, the Democrats control 26 and will need to gain two to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the Democrats need 24 seats to gain control.
Here’s a live-update list to help you keep track up what seats are up for grabs in the meantime.
Here’s an interactive map as well.
Election Day Stories
- Facebook is deactivating accounts it deems are engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” No word on how they decide what’s “inauthentic.”
- The media has literally been gaming out possible scenarios for the election, and practicing their
- In Arizona, one voting site was foreclosed on overnight, leaving potential voters and election officials unable to even get into the building this morning.
- On NYC’s Upper East Side, machines are going down… at the same time.
- Other states are having problems with voting machines as well.
- CT is reporting “heavy turnout.”
The Democrats gained control of the House yesterday and picked up a net of 34 seats. The Republicans retained control of the Senate with a net gain of 3 seats. We will be enjoying a new Speaker of the House in January, and the redoubt took another blow with the gun laws passed in WA under i-1639. Congress under split leadership should get little done in the way of actual governance, but look for much political drama in the coming years.