Kendra Horn just flipped a seat that’s been red since 1975. Nineteen Seventy Five! https://t.co/vk1OAloRmL
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 7, 2018
Democrats have *flipped* 7 state legislative chambers and 333 seats, adding 6 more trifectas (gov+both chambers), per DLCC.
Few ever pay attention to these races, but they’re important for redistributing and waves can be leveraged for major gains.
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) November 7, 2018
To be more specific: The political science models, the poll-based models, and the seat-by-seat expert reporting projections all…said this would happen, and it happened. https://t.co/MuDZxxE5Zv
— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) November 7, 2018
While of a different political party, congratulations to @Ocasio2018 on becoming the newest youngest women ever elected to Congress. As Elizabeth Holtzman did to me, I proudly hand off that mantle to you. Work hard to encourage the next generation of women who follow! 💫
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 7, 2018
Democratic candidates for the House lost the popular vote in Texas by 3.5 points, as compared to 5.5 points in Florida. They're pretty similar states, in some ways. Are we sure that Florida is a swing state and Texas isn't?
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 7, 2018
Still think Midwest results are a slightly undercovered story https://t.co/iXs4PWgMNQ
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) November 7, 2018
The Trumpers successfully primaried Mark Sanford because he didn’t sell his soul. Then the Trumpy candidate proceeded to lose a seat that has been Republican since 1981. https://t.co/wKbQJE4wVp
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) November 7, 2018
Still fascinates me after the nonstop media attention, billions of dollars spent in voter contact, etc etc that 50% of folks don't vote. https://t.co/Y1XxZ29U70
— Anton Vuljaj (@anton) November 7, 2018
One (very minor) effect of the elections: Wisconsin's new Dem governor and AG are gonna yank the state out of the ACA lawsuit. Dems probably end the year with a majority of state AGs.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 7, 2018
Sure feels like the white rural/exurban south really held for Republicans, and maybe not so much elsewhere
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 7, 2018
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) November 7, 2018
Beto, Gillum, and Abrams ran progressive statewide campaigns and outperformed Clinton. https://t.co/ToxXFzt1vP
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) November 7, 2018
Most of the results from the U.S. midterm elections have been reported. What happens next?@bpmckeon64 and Caroline Tess write that, with a chamber of Congress controlled by the opposition party, Trump no longer has free rein in foreign policy:https://t.co/kkIFKW8lc4
— Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) November 7, 2018
Left out of these figures is the majority black population of DC, which outnumbers Wyoming and Vermont but is deprived of the constitutional right to vote for members of Congress. Taxation without representation. https://t.co/OdyQAGWh4D
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) November 7, 2018
The new class includes the first Muslim and Native American women ever elected to Congress, the first female African American representative from New England, and the first Latina representatives from Texas. https://t.co/wtsbbjBCWp
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 7, 2018
Women and LGBTQ candidates among the winners this election, with at least 113 women winning seats Tuesday and Jared Polis becoming the first openly gay man to win a governor's racehttps://t.co/zuaXPaVLe4 pic.twitter.com/rDwbPd1FHA
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 7, 2018