Rantingly Election Day Coverage – Live Updates
1:26AM – Paul Sperry: Nunes Now Has 2 Months…
Rep. Nunes now has 2 months to rip free the unredacted FISAs and other smoking-gun docs. After January 3, 2019, #SpyGate investigation is for all intents and purposes dead in House
1:03AM – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Becomes Youngest Woman Elected To Congress
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is officially heading to Washington after an easy victory Tuesday.
12:56AM – Republican Noem Wins South Dakota Governor Race
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) defeated South Dakota Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton (D) in the Mount Rushmore State’s tighter-than-expected gubernatorial race Tuesday.
12:38AM – Ellison Wins Minnesota Attorney General Race
Rep. Keith Ellison (D) on Tuesday won the race to become Minnesota’s attorney general, overcoming late-breaking allegations that he had mistreated a former girlfriend.
12:32AM – POTUS Busy Making Phone Calls On Election Night
SARAH SANDERS: @POTUS called Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Rick Scott, Mike DeWine, Kevin Cramer, Josh Hawley, Brian Kemp, Ron DeSantis, and Chuck Schumer tonight.
12:29AM – Beto Drops F-Bomb On Live TV After Epic Loss
Unhinged Beto drops F-Bomb on Live TV after epic loss, Sad! https://t.co/f6BaAruVeH
12:17AM – Dan Crenshaw Makes Victory Speech
Dan Crenshaw makes victory speech after winning seat in Texas Congressional District 2. https://t.co/ESKKSloPka
12:09AM – Georgia: People Are STILL VOTING In Fulton County
People are STILL VOTING in Fulton County– GA elections officials say ballot counting could stretch into the morning #YourVoteYourVoice #GAPol @wsbtv
12:05AM – Rick Scott Has Won Florida’s Senate Race
BREAKING: Decision Desk HQ reports that Republican Rick Scott has won Florida’s Senate race, defeating Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and giving the Republicans another Senate seat
11:51PM – Dan Crenshaw Wins Texas House Seat
Texas GOP candidate Dan Crenshaw, who was recently mocked on SNL for a war wound, won the race for the state’s 2nd Congressional District
11:37PM – Michigan Called For Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow
Michigan called for #Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow. #Midterms2018 #Election2018
11:34PM – Newsom Wins California Governor’s Race
Gavin Newsom, currently California’s lieutenant governor, won the race to become the state’s next governor.
11:23PM – Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks After Defeating O’Rourke
WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz speaks after defeating Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke: “This was an election about hope and about the future. And the people of Texas rendered a verdict that we want a future with more jobs and more security and more freedom” https://t.co/IpP8hZ60XZ
11:19PM – POTUS: Tremendous Success Tonight. Thank You To All!
Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!
11:13PM – Josh Hawley Defeats Claire McCaskill
BREAKING: Republican Josh Hawley has won Missouri’s Senate race defeating Claire McCaskill, giving the Republicans another new seat in the Senate
11:08PM – MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: ‘We May Have Misrepresented The Ease With Which Gillum Is Going To Win’
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace said the media “may have misrepresented the ease with which [Andrew] Gillum is going to win,” shortly before the Florida Democrat conceded in the governor’s race.
10:59PM – Ron DeSantis Defeats Democrat Andrew Gillum In Florida Race For Governor
BREAKING: Republican Ron DeSantis defeats Democrat Andrew Gillum in a Florida race for governor, according to @FOX13News in Tampa, Florida.
10:54PM – Georgia Governor Race: Kemp: 54% Abrams: 47% With 68% Reporting
Georgia Governor race update… 68% of the vote in. Kemp: 54% Abrams: 47% #Midterms2018 #Election2018
10:50PM – Liz Wheeler: The Kavanaugh Effect
The Kavanaugh effect ???? Heitkamp loses. Voted NO on Kavanaugh. Donnelly loses. Voted NO on Kavanaugh. Manchin wins. Voted YES on Kavanaugh. Blackburn wins. After Dem team Bredesen said he’d vote NO on Kavanaugh.
10:29PM – Fox News Projection: Republicans Keep Control Of The Senate
BREAKING: The Republicans are projected to maintain their party’s control of the Senate, a victory for President Trump amid projections of a Democratic House of Representatives. https://t.co/4yNg8n30sj https://t.co/xsnXMtY0Ft
10:19PM – Buck Finishes Him
Time for Beto to flee the scene https://t.co/1CMVsNKiL5
10:15PM – Ted Cruz Beats O’Rourke In Texas Senate Race
The conservative firebrand hangs onto his seat in a state Trump carried by 9 points.
10:10PM – Kevin Cramer (R) Defeats One-Term Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D)
BREAKING: Kevin Cramer (R) defeats one-term Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D), a crucial Senate pickup for the GOP – FNC
10:00PM – James: 49% Stabenow: 48% With 20% Reporting
With 20% of #Michigan precincts reporting in… James: 49% Stabenow: 48% #Midterms2018 #Election2018
9:53PM – Schweikart: Never Seen “The House” Called Before Individual Races For The House Have Been Called
Gotta say, in 50 years of watching politics, I’ve never seen “the House” called before individual races for the House have been called. We have 200 “Smith vs. Jones” races out there that haven’t been tallied.
9:45PM – Juror From Menendez’s Corruption Trial Attends His Victory Party
One of the jurors from Sen. Bob. Menendez’s (D-N.J.) corruption trial attended his victory party Tuesday night, celebrating his win over Republican Bob Hugin.
9:43PM – Fox New Projection: Democrats Take Control Of The House
BREAKING: The Fox News Decision Desk projects that Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. https://t.co/4yNg8n30sj https://t.co/kA8joAhvti
9:28PM – Scott: 50% Nelson: 49% With 91% Reporting
With 91% of #Florida’s precincts reporting in… Scott: 50% Nelson: 49% #Midterms2018 #Election2018
9:24PM – Dow Futures Rise 120 Points To Session Highs On Indications GOP Performing Better Than Expected
U.S. stock futures were flat on Tuesday night as Wall Street awaited the results of a widely anticipated midterm election, which could have significant consequences for investors.
9:21PM – Jake Tapper: “This Is Not A Blue Wave”
CNN’s Jake Tapper: “When you look at what is going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave.” https://t.co/jxmfMQ2QPe
9:16PM – Greg Abbott (R) Wins The TX Gubernatorial Race
CALLED: Greg Abbott (R) wins the TX gubernatorial race with 54.26% of the vote. #ElectionDay https://t.co/WiVy1r7u2y
9:12PM – Manchin Keeps Senate Seat In West Virginia
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) won reelection on Tuesday night, rebuffing his state’s growing shift to the right.
9:04PM – Marsha Blackburn Has Won Tennessee’s Senate Seat
BREAKING: Republican Marsha Blackburn has won Tennessee’s Senate seat.
8:58PM – NJ Senate Race Called For Menendez
CALLED: Bob Menendez (D) retains his NJ Senate seat with 48.67% of the vote. #ElectionDay https://t.co/cmnsCY4pO1
8:52PM – ABC: Republican Mike Braun Will Win The U.S. Senate Race In Indiana
JUST IN: Republican Mike Braun will win the U.S. Senate race in Indiana, @ABC projects based on vote analysis. https://t.co/QF15MHa8Bu #ElectionNight
8:48PM – Republican Andy Barr Wins Reelection To U.S. House In Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District
This was one that Democrats were depending on flipping. https://t.co/k4Hmymfiyr
8:36PM – Donna Shalala Picks Up South Florida House Seat For Dems
A South Florida House seat has flipped to the Democrats after it was won by a former Clinton administration official.
8:27PM – Virginia: Denver Riggleman (R) Defeats Leslie Cockburn (D). GOP Hold
VA05: Denver Riggleman (R) defeats Leslie Cockburn (D). GOP hold. This district voted 53%-42% for Trump in 2016.
8:23PM – Scott: 50% Nelson: 49% With 65% Reporting
With 65% of #Florida’s precincts reporting in… Scott: 50% Nelson: 49% #Midterms2018 #Election2018
8:21PM – Braun: 56% Donnelly 39% With 32% Reporting
With 32% of #Indiana’s precincts reporting in… Braun: 56% Donnelly: 39% #Midterms2018 #Election2018
8:19PM – Democratic Billionaire JB Pritzker Projected To Win Illinois Governor Race
BREAKING: Democratic billionaire @JBPritzker is projected to win the Illinois governor race against @BruceRauner , according to Fox News’ Decision Desk
8:06PM – Pocahontas Wins Reelection In Massachusetts Senate Race
JUST IN: CBS News projects Elizabeth Warren wins reelection in Massachusetts Senate race #Midterms2018 #ElectionNight https://t.co/moYOfg9CCw
7:57PM – Harris Faulkner Has A Look At Key House Races As Polls Begin To Close
@HARRISFAULKNER has a look at the key House races as the polls begin to close on #ElectionDay. https://t.co/tH1ocNmSM1 https://t.co/3ZsFx3a9Rb
7:54PM – Democrat Jennifer Wexton Projected To Defeat Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) In One Of The Most Closely Watched House Races
Democrat Jennifer Wexton is projected to defeat two-term Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) in one of the most closely watched House races in the country.
7:34PM – Greg Pence, Older Brother Of Vice President Pence, Has Been Elected To Indiana’s 6th Congressional District
BREAKING: Greg Pence, older brother of Vice President Pence, has been elected to Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, according to ABC News’ projections
7:32PM – Braun: 58%, Donnelly: 38% With 10% Reporting
With 10% of #Indiana’s precincts reporting in… Braun: 58% Donnelly: 38% #Midterms2018 #Election2018
7:29PM – Project Veritas: Electioneering In NJ: “Absolutely!” Vote for Democrats
BREAKING @PVeritas_Action: Electioneering in NJ: “Absolutely!” Vote for Democrats; Menendez is “Better” Says Elections Official https://t.co/9mUfsflUZh
7:07PM – ‘Pizza To The Polls’ Feeds Midterm Voters Waiting In Line
“Pizza to the Polls” is a donation-based website that delivers free pizza to people standing in long lines to vote in the 2018 midterms.
7:03PM – Bernie Sanders (VT) And Tim Kaine (VA) Won Re-election. SC Governor Henry McMaster Wins.
Fox News Decision desk predicts Bernie Sanders (VT) and Tim Kaine (VA) won re-election. SC Governor Henry McMaster also wins re-election.
6:58PM – Election Night Rainbow
There’s a rainbow shining over the US Capitol as the sun sets on Election Day. ????
6:52PM – Kemp’s Voter Card Said ‘Invalid’ When He Tried To Vote
Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp (R) received a voter card that said “invalid” when he tried to use it to vote on Election Day.
6:48PM – Georgia Precinct To Stay Open Late After Electronic Voting Problems
A voting precinct in Georgia will keep its doors open later on Election Day because of technical issues.
6:46PM – Texas: Harris County To Keep 9 Polling Locations Open An Extra Hour
UPDATE: A state district judge has ordered Harris County to keep nine polling locations open an extra hour: https://t.co/M6qA90Djqy #Midterms2018 #ElectionDay These are the locations:
6:01PM – Reporter Gets Red-Pilled In Georgia
WOW, Young Black kid in Georgia RED Pills reporter, on why he’s voting Republican and why he supports President Trump! This is the greatest video that I’ve ever seen! #VoteRed #Blexit https://t.co/EvqHdCOZvy
5:54PM – Early Voting Tallies: 38 Million Total, GOP Lead Democrats By 1% Nationwide
Early Republican voters are wiping the floor with Democrats in a number of states that will be key in Tuesday’s midterm election.
5:49PM – DHS: No Evidence So Far Of Foreign Hacking In Midterm Elections
Election officials said Tuesday that they have not yet seen attempts by foreign adversaries to breach voting systems as Americans cast their ballots in the midterm elections.
5:06PM – Project Veritas: Non-Citizens Voting In Texas? “We Got TONS Of Them”
BREAKING @Project_Veritas: Non-Citizens Voting in Texas? “We got TONS of them” Says Election Official on Undercover Video (WATCH: https://t.co/AS489C2BCY ) https://t.co/2fU5WmSnEP
4:47PM – Man Fed Up With Robocalls Threatened To Blow Up Election Precinct
At least two threats were reported Monday and Tuesday at election sites.
4:37PM – CNN: Indiana Is Now Kentucky
LOL. Talk about out of touch w the Flyovers… Wow. @CNN’s production staff and election experts don’t even know where we are! Haha Look where they ‘guessed’ Indiana and Kentucky are on a map. #MakeMapsGreatAgain #FakeMaps #FakeNews #RedWave
4:34PM – Blackburn Hustles For Votes In Tennessee Hours Before Polls Close
Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Tuesday was hustling for votes and looking to maximize support in deep-red territory just hours before the polls closed and voters were set to decide the Republican’s surprisingly competitive race with Phil Bredesen, the Democratic former governor.
3:25PM – Landlord Shuts Down Arizona Polling Station Over Foreclosure Dispute
A landlord shut down a polling station in Arizona’s Maricopa County Monday evening over a foreclosure dispute, according to state officials.
3:23PM – Ignore The Exit Polls
Agree. Bigly. ???? Ignore EXIT POLLS…. they are media lobbyist talking points. Nothing more. https://t.co/6NZQaUgo5K
2:31PM – Broward County Shenanigans
Election Day Corruption: After Wasserman Schultz campaigns with disgraced Election Supervisor, this woman arrives to polling site, identifies herself as working for the Elections Department and asks if they have enough literature for Wasserman Schultz. We’ve called our lawyers.
2:26PM – Comey Leaks His Election Day Plans
Voted. Now going out to knock on doors to urge everyone to vote. Should be fun.
2:20PM – Election Day Branco
A.F. Branco Cartoon: Nervous Wreck https://t.co/S1natVbSWK #VoteTuesday #VoteToSaveAmerica #VoteRedToSaveAmerica
2:14PM – Top Trending Google Search on Election Day: ‘Where to Vote’…in Spanish
The top trending search on Google in the U.S. were the words, Dónde votar – the Spanish words for where to vote.
2:11PM – Early Voting Hits Record With 36 Million Ballots Cast
The 2018 midterm elections have seen record turnout for early voting, as pre-election surveys show that 36 million people voted early this year.
1:57PM – ICE Agents Will Not Patrol Polls Today
Immigration and Customs Enforcement reaffirmed that their agents do not patrol polling stations as fake photos spread fear online as Americans flock to vote on Tuesday.
1:54PM – Polling Station Briefly Locked Down In Palm Bay, Florida
The precinct at the Tony Rosa Community Center has re-opened.
1:39PM – Election Tampering In Pennsylvania
THIS IS ELECTION TAMPERING. I was sent this video by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous, I have blurred the reflections to obscure their identity. The attendant told this person “Don’t go making a fool of yourself”, after they complained… THIS MUST GO VIRAL. https://t.co/Nsp0vsIkWS
1:34PM – Final Florida Poll From The Trafalgar Group
Final #Florida poll from the @Trafalgar_Group, the only polling firm that had Trump winning Pennsylvania and Michigan in 2016. #ElectionDay Governor * Ron DeSantis: 50% * Andrew Gillum: 46.6% Senate * Rick Scott: 49% * Bill Nelson: 47.3% https://t.co/D1lHoF9Pqi