What to Watch on Election Night

Once again Barataria writer Erik Hare has done it sooner and better than I could have, so I am re-blogging his excellent assessment of what to look for on November 8th. His analysis of not only the presidential race, but also the equally important Senate and House races is spot on, so please take a few minutes to read his post … I think you will be glad you did! Thank you, Erik, for the post and implicit permission to re-blog!

Barataria - The work of Erik Hare

Who will win the election? If you haven’t been paying attention lately, well, good for you! But beyond that it’s all about Clinton at this point at the top of the ticket. As Barataria said many times, everything changed with the debates. People may not feel that they like Clinton, but the alternative is horrible in far too many ways. But this is far from what’s up on 8 November.

We also have the Senate, under Republican control with 54 seats going into the election – and 24 of the 34 up this year are held by Republicans, last elected in the big 2010 sweep. And let’s not forget the House, which hardly anyone thinks is in play except … well, Paul Ryan is more than a little nervous.

If you were thinking that election night might be boring with a Clinton landslide in the cards, think again. There…

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