January 19, 2021

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The morning after, there’s no clear winner yet, and no Blue Wave either

The morning after, there’s no clear winner yet, and no Blue Wave either


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Excellent early morning. David Meyer here in Berlin, filling in for Alan.

And the winner of the U.S. election is…far from obvious. At the time of creating, Joe Biden experienced secured 238 of the 270 Electoral College or university votes he would want to declare the presidency, and Trump experienced 213. That&#8217s according to the Affiliated Press. Amid massive turnout, equally sides have scored much more uncooked votes than they got in the previous election.

This much can be explained for positive: there was no Blue Wave. Although the Democrats have notably flipped Arizona, they simply cannot assert an all round landslide even if they earn. As items stand, it seems not likely that they will flip the Senate, and at the time of writing they were being even quite a few seats down in the Dwelling.

So the result of the election looks uncertain—not just since it&#8217s a near race, but also because President Trump is professing electoral fraud, with no evidence. Trump explained in the early hours of this morning that he had won, and would go to the Supreme Courtroom due to the fact &#8220we want all voting to halt.&#8221

&#8220We really don’t want them to discover any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and increase them to the record,&#8221 the president mentioned, regardless of the point that it is commonplace for the depend to continue for days immediately after the election. Republicans this kind of as Chris Christie and Rick Santorum have decried Trump&#8217s comments, when Biden&#8217s campaign referred to as them &#8220a naked effort and hard work to get away the democratic legal rights of American citizens.&#8221

U.S. inventory futures fell immediately right after Trump&#8217s push meeting, in advance of rebounding, then starting off to head south yet again. So buckle up: volatility is the buy of the working day.

In this article are some other outcomes from yesterday&#8217s voting:

  • A massive gain for &#8220gig economic system&#8221 outfits such as Uber and DoorDash, as the Proposition 22 ballot initiative handed in California, allowing these types of corporations to continue classifying their employees as independent contractors.
  • On the other hand, Proposition 23 fell—Californian voters stated no to imposing new regulatory specifications on kidney dialysis clinics, in a victory for clinic operators and a decline for organized labor.
  • Floridians voted to improve their point out&#8217s least wage from $8.56 to $15 by 2026.
  • Leisure weed is about to grow to be lawful in Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Montana. Health care cannabis use will turn out to be legal in Mississippi for persons with debilitating situations.
  • Mississippi&#8217s flag will reduce the Confederate banner and get a magnolia.

Non-election-associated information below—yes, other things are taking place in the earth as well.

David Meyer
@superglaze

david.meyer@fortune.com





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