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2020: It’s Still Not Over



This Day in History | 1979

Student followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The radical Islamic fundamentalists took 90 hostages. The hostages would not be released until the next January. 

Good Morning Middle Americans, 

What? You thought it would be over? Of course not. The presidential race is still hanging on a razor thin margin. Joe Biden picked up wins in Arizona and Minnesota, Georgia and Pennsylvania remain open questions as of writing this. It looks like the ultimate winner of the election will be decided by, either the Supreme Court of the United States or the ballots in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin that are still being counted.  America waits, while the elections process plays out. 

Read all about it. 

-Fraser Dixon


Presidency Hinges on Tight Races in Battleground States

(AP) – The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

Biden Campaign Willing to Fight Trump in Court

(AP) – Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign says it will fight any efforts by President Donald Trump’s campaign to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated.

In a statement sent before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon called Trump’s statement that he will “be going to the U.S. Supreme Court” and that he wants “all voting to stop” “outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect.”

Trump Falsely Claims Victory With Election Too Close to Call


(Bloomberg) – President Donald Trump falsely declared early Wednesday he had won re-election against Joe Biden and said he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene, even as several battleground states continue to count votes.

Trump Gains with Latinos

(Reuters) – As the U.S. presidential race remained undecided, President Donald Trump showed some surprising gains with Latino and other nonwhite voters, but they may have been offset by losses among those who supported him four years ago, according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research.

Democrats Retain Control of House, Battle Remains for Senate Majority

(Fox News) – Democrats are projected to keep control of the House after Tuesday’s elections, but Republicans appeared to have fended off a blue wave in the Senate and can still retain their majority in the upper chamber.

All 4 Members of ‘The Squad’ Reelected to House


(CNN) – All four congresswomen known as the Squad — Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — have won reelection.

Mark Kelly Unseats Republican Martha McSally in Arizona Senate Race

(Axios) – Former astronaut Mark Kelly (D) has defeated incumbent Sen. Martha McSally (R) in Arizona’s race for the U.S. Senate, AP projects. It’s a crucial pickup for Democrats in their bid to take control of the Senate, which has turned increasingly unlikely as the night has progressed.

N.J. Voters Approve Legal Weed(New Jersey Star Ledger) – New Jersey voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana, capping an effort launched by lawmakers three years ago and setting the stage for a big-money industry to do business in the Garden State.