9 pm: Let's go!
Good evening everyone, let's go for a night of madness. A few tweets from the morning to start
Around 100 are lined up pre-6AM opening of polls at precinct in Arlington VA (where there's no competitive congressional or state-wide race) pic.twitter.com/FwK3ob1ytr
– Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 6, 2018
Some queued early to vote at the opening polls (here in Virginia). Everything will probably be played on participation, and Americans are not really kings of civility: in general, it turns to 60% for a presidential and 40% for midterms. This year, 36 million Americans have already voted before D-Day, a 30% increase over 2014.
– Michael Cohen (@ MichaelCohen212) November 6, 2018
The former lawyer Donald Trump voted. Michael Cohen, who is now registered as a Democrat, wrote a few days ago that these midterms "are perhaps the most important election of our lives". Just that.
Voted! Find your polling place at https://t.co/ckkFImqYz6 pic.twitter.com/wEMMyDSKnQ
– Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 6, 2018
Beto O'Rourke voted with the family. The rising Democrat hopes to create a surprise against Ted Cruz in Texas, but it will still be complicated (he was about 5 points behind the Republican in the polls). But a short defeat in a conservative state could serve as a springboard to get on the national scene in 2020.
This morning, @staceyabrams kicked off Election Day in Albany – the same place where our people-powered movement started almost a year ago!
– Team Abrams – VOTE TODAY (@teamabrams) November 6, 2018
Will Stacey Abrams become the first black governor in US history? All eyes are on Georgia, where she is knee-to-neck with outgoing Brian Kemp.