NYTimes: Midterm Election Results: 4 Key Takeaways

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Midterm Election Results: 4 Key Takeaways: A quick look at what happened on Tuesday night.

Bullet points from the article:

  • Suburbs defect as Trump’s base holds
  • Viral stars fall short (Eg Beto)
  • Opponents of abortion win big: No longer will the votes of two senators who support abortion rights — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — be as pivotal when it comes to confirming judges and passing legislation. The elections of Josh Hawley in Missouri, Mike Braun in Indiana and Kevin Cramer in North Dakota — all opponents of abortion — have emboldened anti-abortion activists and would appear to make it far easier for the Senate to confirm judges who are seen as likely to strike down legal protections contained in Roe v. Wade.
  • The year of the woman: Women, running for office in record numbers, helped Democrats win control of the House of Representatives.