10:01PM: Gonna end this thread. I need a break! This is stressful. Follow me on twitter for more updates if I’m up to it.
10:00PM: Well, this sucks:
FOX calls #SCSEN for Lindsey Graham.
— Dave Catanese (@davecatanese) November 4, 2020
9:35PM: More good news:
John Hickenlooper (D) defeats Sen. Cory Gardner (R) in Colorado, @NBCNews projects, marking the Democrats’ first Senate pickup tonight.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 4, 2020
9:29PM: The first real good news of the night:
Fox News can now project Democrats will retain control of the House and expand their majority by at least five seats. This is a major boost for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has pledged to roll back much of Trump’s first-term agenda if he loses reelection #foxnews
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 4, 2020
9:09PM: More states have been called (Guardian has Biden up 119 – 92) but still no surprises. Still waiting to hear about the battleground states. And everything still seems terrible.
8:36PM: We have our first QAnon member of Congress:
A QAnon supporter just won a seat in Congresshttps://t.co/R3O6Eku115
— Katie Drummond (@katiedrumm) November 4, 2020
8:10PM: So a little past an hour in and so far there aren’t any surprises. Florida is a tossup still at the moment but that isn’t a surprise.
8:06PM: Switched to Irish coffee so I could be alert but numb. The results are all over the place depending on what news you’re watching. The Guardian currently has Biden up 85 electoral votes to 55.
7:50PM Not surprising but still disappointing:
Fox says Mitch McConnell has won pic.twitter.com/OjDTOYaYdf
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 4, 2020
7:42PM: NY Times calls Virginia for Biden.
The numbers in Miami-Dade are not good for Biden. But he’s up by 10 points in Duvaaaaaal (Jacksonville) with an estimated 75% of the vote counted. In 2016, Trump won it narrowly.
— Louis Jacobson (@loujacobson) November 4, 2020
7:08PM: NY Times has Kentucky for Trump and Vermont for Biden.
7PM: CNN calls Indiana for Trump. Not very surprising.
6:17PM: Marco Rubio predicts…. a blue wave?
In 2016 Republicans ended with a 0.6% turnout advantage in #Florida
Just wait until you see what it is this time pic.twitter.com/UvQ4ZgyfRT
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) November 3, 2020
6:04PM: I’ll be updating this thread throughout the night. I have stayed away from the news for most of the day since there’s really not much to digest until the polls start closing. But here we go. Sober at the moment. Not in the mood to drink….yet.