Today is midterm election day in the U.S. If you haven’t voted, GO VOTE. There’s no excuse.
You can find your polling place here.
How to Watch the U.S. Midterms: An Hour-By-Hour Guide (Bloomberg)
Polls in the first series of bellwether House districts begin closing at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Those will provide an initial glimpse into whether Democrats are building a “blue wave” that sweeps Republican out of power in Congress or GOP members are able to hang on to majorities in the House and Senate. It’s possible that control of Congress is settled before midnight, but the unusually large number of close contests, many in states known for slow ballot counting, means the first midterm of Donald Trump’s presidency could go into overtime, perhaps for days after Nov. 6.
Speed Read: All You Need to Know About Tuesday’s Midterm Vote (Bloomberg)
Live Tracker: How are Women Faring in the Midterms? Check here.
Democrats’ Hopes High for Taking House, but Nothing Certain (Associated Press)
Mike Bloomberg, who personally invested $110 million to help Democrats this year, largely in the House, has seized on voter education levels in picking target races, according to senior aide Howard Wolfson. “In this cycle, it seemed as if there was a disproportionately negative reaction among highly educated voters to Trump,” he said. As a result, Bloomberg’s team poured money into otherwise overlooked suburban districts in states like Georgia, Washington state and Oklahoma because data revealed voters there were better-educated.
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Best of late night.
“A Japanese man has broken the Guinness world record for the most skips over a rope in 24 hours, with a total of over 151,000. This story was first reported by the man’s downstairs neighbor.”
— Seth Meyers
On the U.S. midterms:
“In America’s ongoing bitter divorce, the big question is: Who’s getting the House?”
— Stephen Colbert
“Many states are seeing a massive turnout. For instance, Florida has seen a huge increase in young voters. Although, to be fair, in Florida a ‘young voter’ is anyone under 75.”
— James Corden
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