Election night takeaways

As the country agonizes over the final chapter of the 2020 election, some fast facts:

(1) After six years of Republican rule, Democrats are hoping to take back control of the Senate, but Republicans have narrowed their path. Republicans have so far thwarted well-funded Democratic bids in Iowa, South Carolina, Kansas, Texas and Montana and taken back a Democratic seat in Alabama. Democrats have captured a seat in Colorado, and have their sights set on several other Republican senators.

(2) As of 5 a.m. ET on Wednesday, CNN had not projected winners in Arizona, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin. Alaska was also too early to call. According to CNN’s projections, Biden has won 224 electoral votes to Trump’s 213.

(3) In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Trump called for legitimate vote-counting to be halted, declaring victory with millions of votes outstanding in several swing states and falsely claiming that Democrats were trying to “steal the election.”

Michael L. Douglas @doctorpundit

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