November 6, 2020

Special Edition: The Latest on the
U.S. Election
Election results update: Biden on the verge of winning presidency with leads in battlegrounds. Georgia will have a recount.
Why Share It: Vice President Biden took a slim lead in Georgia, while most ballots remaining to be counted come from Democratic-leaning precincts. Biden continues to gain in Pennsylvania as remaining ballots are counted. Media outlets could call the election outcome based on new results expected later today.

Why Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe
Why Share It: Both U.S. Senate races in Georgia may be decided by a special election to be held on January 5, 2020. While ballots are still being tabulated in Georgia, the results so far suggest that no candidate will win more than 50 percent in either of the two U.S. Senate races in Georgia. If that result holds, both races will be decided by a special election in January in which the top two vote getters in each race will face one another. Control of the U.S. Senate could be determined by the outcome of this special election.
‘A decade of power’: Statehouse wins position GOP to dominate redistricting
Why Share It: At this time, only the New Hampshire Senate and House flipped, moving from Democratic control to Republican control — but both had just flipped to Democratic control in 2018. Democrats could still flip the Arizona House and Senate — votes are still being counted. Essentially, state legislative races produced remarkable status quo — and this keeps Republicans in the driver’s seat ahead of the federal congressional redistricting that will determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress for the next decade.

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