The Surprises That Matter Most From Election Night
From Florida’s historic referendum on felon voting rights to monster turnout numbers, a look at the stunners that 2020 watchers should be keeping their eyes on.
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The “blue wave” may not have crested at the heights some on the left had once dreamed of, but in a midterm election that shattered turnout records going back at least half a century, Democrats managed to secure the House of Representatives for the first time in 10 years—and now possess a check on President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda. Beyond that expected (though, at times, not guaranteed) outcome, Election Night 2018 had more than a few surprise results, from history-making candidates to ballot initiatives that could have massive implications for the 2020 presidential election—toward which more than a few of last night’s candidates will be turning their eye.
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