American election update

Posted: November 9, 2016 in Political musings
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At lunchtime in Australia, the presidential race in Florida is incredibly close, and good for Trump, but remarkably Clinton is doing well in North Carolina and Ohio. Clinton is down by 0.5%-1% in Florida with 90% counted, but it is unclear whether the remaining votes are from Democratic or Republican-leaning areas. Broward County has hardly reported at all, and that should be good for Clinton.

The Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, so a Clinton Presidency could be gridlocked from Day 1.

One major casualty of tonight could be house speaker Paul Ryan, who will now have to deal with a lot more very right wing Tea Party types, and with a smaller majority, in all likelihood.

More news as it comes to hand.

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