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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum Concedes To Ron DeSantis

Vox reports: Republican Ron DeSantis has defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum, the young Tallahassee mayor who was vying to become the first black governor in Florida history, to keep the Sunshine State’s governor’s mansion in GOP hands. DeSantis clung tightly to President Trump, except when Trump advanced a conspiracy theory about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. DeSantis …

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BREAKING: Democrats Have FLIPPED The US House!!!

MSNBC and Fox News have forecast that the Democrats have won enough seats to flip the House with many races yet to be called. Story developing… UPDATE: Bloomberg reports. Democrats clinched the U.S. House majority, halting Republicans’ eight-year reign as voters delivered a rebuke to President Donald Trump, according to projections from NBC and FOX. Republicans have kept control of …

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz Narrowly Defeats Beto O’Rourke

CNBC reports: Republican Ted Cruz of Texas is projected to win re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate, emerging victorious from the toughest political fight of his career, according to NBC News. Cruz overcame significant deficits in fundraising and enthusiasm to defeat Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in one of the most closely watched races in the country. Texas …

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KANSAS: “Voter Fraud” Nutbag Kris Kobach Can Suck It

NBC News reports: Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly will win the gubernatorial election against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, NBC News projects, just in time to have a hand in the upcoming redistricting battle that could shape control of the state for the next decade. The race was in a dead heat days before the election, with Kobach either …

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COLORADO: Jared Polis Elected First Out Gay Governor

Vox reports: Jared Polis has won the Colorado governor’s race, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected governor in America. Polis, a Democrat who has served in the House of Representatives since 2009, did not attempt to hide his sexual orientation on the campaign trail, and sometimes used it to emphasize the contrast between himself and President Donald …

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MICHIGAN: Dem Gretchen Whitmer Flips Governorship

The Associated Press reports: Fox News has projected Gretchen Whitmer as the next governor of Michigan with 7% of the vote being reported at 9:15 p.m. The Democrat formerly served in the Michigan State Senate, representing District 23 from 2006 to 2015. During the final four years of her time in the state Senate she served as minority leader and …

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TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat

CNBC reports: Rep. Marsha Blackburn will win her U.S. Senate race against Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen, keeping the Tennessee seat in Republican hands, NBC News projects. The heated race, which some voters described as “vicious,” pitted two household names in the state against each other after Republican Sen. Bob Corker announced his retirement. It was one of the rare …

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TEXAS: GOP Gov. Greg Abbott Defeats Lupe Valdez

CBS News reports: Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, the 48th Governor of the state, has been re-elected for a second term on Tuesday night. He defeated Democrat and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, 71. Valdez, 71, was a barrier-breaking candidate who could have become Texas’ first openly gay, Hispanic governor. Her base of Texas liberals largely overlooked her run …

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INDIANA: Mike Pence’s Brother Wins US House Seat

The Indianapolis Star reports: Another Pence will head to Washington D.C. Republican Greg Pence won the 6th District Congressional seat Tuesday night, following in his famous younger brother Vice President Mike Pence’s footsteps. Greg Pence said Mike Pence called to congratulate him. It’s the same seat the younger Pence — before he became Indiana’s governor — first won 18 years …

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ILLINOIS: Democrat J.D. Pritzker Elected Governor

Fox News reports: Fox News is projecting billionaire J.B. Pritzker will be the next governor of Illinois. Pritzker, a Democrat, cruised to victory over Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner, Libertarian Grayson Jackson, and Conservative Party candidate State Sen. Sam McCann. Some polls from the closing days of the race had Rauner trailing by double digits. Despite the bleak outlook, the governor …

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TEXAS: Border Patrol Forced To Scrap Election Day Drill After Civil Rights Groups Decry It As Voter Intimidation

Buzzfeed News reports: US Border Patrol agents on Tuesday canceled a “crowd control exercise” they had planned in El Paso, Texas, after civil rights groups and lawmakers slammed it as a voter intimidation tactic. The location, near the Hispanic neighborhood of Chihuahuita, and the timing on Election Day raised suspicions, said Terri Burke, the executive director of the ACLU of …

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FTC Shuts Down $100 Million “Trumpcare” Scam

The Miami Herald reports: A South Florida company that collected more than $100 million in premiums selling sham health insurance “for smart people” through a network of deceptive websites, including one called trumpcarequotes.com, was ordered by a federal judge to temporarily shut down following consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. Simple Health Plans, based in Hollywood, lured “tens of …

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Oprah On Nazi Robocalls: Jesus Don’t Like Ugly [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Oprah Winfrey addressed the racist robocall that was circulating about her in Georgia ahead of the governor’s race, for which she has been campaigning for Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams. “I heard people were making racist robocalls in my name, against Stacey Abrams, who I am 100 percent for in Georgia,” Winfrey said in an Instagram post. …

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Bernie: The Election Is About Trump’s Pathological Lying

“What this election is really about is whether we feel comfortable about having a president who is a pathological liar. Who lies every day, about every imaginable thing. And whether we as Americans are comfortable having a president who tries to divide us up, divide us up based on the color of our skin or the country we came from, …

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Researchers: The Ozone Hole Is Slowly Healing [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide. As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely …

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WH Staffers Brace For Wave Of Dem Investigations

Politico reports: Working for President Donald Trump has never been easy, but his staffers can expect a whole new level of mayhem if Democrats win control of the House on Tuesday. Democratic control of even one chamber of Congress would unleash an onslaught of hearings, subpoenas and document demands as lawmakers investigate everything from the president’s personal tax returns to …

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Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Meets Beto And Cruz

The Daily Beast reports: As Stephen Colbert explained Monday night, with Conan O’Brien off this week, he was “kind enough to lend” his field correspondent to The Daily Show. Not only did Triumph, as played by Colbert’s old colleague Robert Smigel from The Dana Carvey Show, come face-to-face with Cruz, he also met up with his wildly popular Democratic opponent …

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San Diego Dem Predicts Victory In Letter To Indicted GOP Rep: I Take No Pleasure In You Going To Prison

Insert “SHADE” gif….. The Times Of San Diego reports: Challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar predicts he’ll defeat Republican incumbent Duncan Hunter in their 50th Congressional District race Tuesday. But Campa-Najjar won’t gloat. In a 325-word “Farewell Letter to Duncan Hunter,” the 29-year-old Democrat said in a statement released Monday: “In all honesty, Duncan, I sincerely wish you well in life. After tomorrow, …

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DOJ To Monitor Precincts In 35 Battleground Counties

Roll Call reports: When Americans head to the polls on Tuesday for the midterm elections, voters in 35 counties — from Las Vegas to Dallas to Tampa — will head to precincts that are being closely monitored by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for “compliance with the federal voting rights laws,” the DOJ announced Monday. “Voting rights are constitutional …

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SCOTUS Rejects Trump’s Appeal On Net Neutrality

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Trump administration and the telecommunications industry to wipe away a lower court decision that had upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, though the justices’ action does not undo the 2017 repeal of the policy. The high court decision not to …

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