BY SCOTT JOHNSON POWERLINE
I went to bed at 2:00 a.m. (Central) thinking President Trump had won the election. The morning after the result is in doubt. It’s too damn close. The purpose of this post is to invite readers to weigh in with comments while we await additional results.
President Trump does not appear to have added any states to those he won in 2016 and appears likely to lose a few this time around. The PredictIt presidential election betting market has the president facing long odds for reelection.
Cocaine Mitch was not only reelected to a seventh term by a wide margin, he figures to remain Senate Majority Leader. If President Trump does not prevail, Cocaine Mitch becomes the GOP’s most valuable player. He knows how to play his hand.
We have to be grateful that Joni Ernst, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, (apparently) Thom Tillis, Steve Daines, and other Republican incumbents held on to their seats. Our friend Tom Cotton won without drawing a Democratic opponent in Arkansas.
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