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One of my frustrations has been the inability to find any accurate source of information on who won where. It is annoying and unsatisfying to know that the Democrats gained 'over thirty seats'. Maybe Wiki will start to update, but they had not overnight. How hard can it be? A list of states with results for Governor and US Senator, (if any), a count of US Representatives by party, and a current count of state legislatures and senates by party. That would be an order of magnitude better than anything I have found. Perhaps there are such sites behind paywalls.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 8th, 2018 at 04:21:01 PM EST
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Maybe it lacks some information you want, but for me Guardian has more than enough information.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2018/nov/06/midterm-elections-2018-live-results-l atest-winners-and-seats?CMP=results_blog

You can get down to the individual races, get the current and status of the election.

What I would like to know is if the election has shifted the distribution within the Democratic party. Did progressives gain seats?

by fjallstrom on Thu Nov 8th, 2018 at 06:31:07 PM EST
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Thanks. As to progressiveness, it sorta depends on how one defines it. Some would have it that we have 80+ new progressives. But a number of those come from military and intelligence backgrounds. Time will tell how progressive they are.

My question is how many of them have any understanding of MMT and of the problems with mainstream economics. Not very many, but many may be open to such approaches when they have the opportunity to actually push measures they desire, i.e. after 2020 at best. But then, as they say, 'times make the man'. Beto O'Rourke, Gavin Newsome, and several others under 60 are available.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 8th, 2018 at 07:25:52 PM EST
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