Lines at our polling place were two hours long this morning, half the scanning machines broke (leaving only two for a very densely-populated urban neighborhood, what a disgrace!), and it was hot as balls in the school gym where we were packed in like sardines waiting to vote. But I did it! Have you voted? What are your polling places like today? And how’s the weather where you are? It’s raining hard here in NYC, and rain often deters potential voters from getting out (with that being historically beneficial for Republicsns), so that’s a bummer. But here’s hoping in places with tighter races and more on the line, the weather is cooperating.
I’m nervous today and keep flashing back to election night two years ago and what a horrible feeling it was watching the results come in. I don’t know whether to avoid the news for the rest of the day or to keep an eye on how things are going. If you fall in the latter camp, here are a few articles you may find helpful: A Field Guide to the Most Competitive House Races in America; The 16 most interesting House races of 2018 and the 10 most important Senate elections; 7 key races that tell the story of the 2018 midterms. (all via NextDraft)