It’s finally here.
After more than a year of campaigning, in a campaign season rocked by a pandemic, a renewed struggle for racial justice, and an economic crisis, Election Day has arrived, with everything from the president to marijuana legalization on the ballot.
Naturally, the presidential race has received most of the attention, as President Donald Trump seeks reelection against his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Nearly every major poll has shown Biden in the lead in the national popular vote, but Trump still has a path to victory.
The US Senate is up for grabs as well. Republicans currently hold a 53-47 majority (including two independents who caucus with the Democrats), so Democrats need to flip at least four seats to claim the upper chamber. Maine, Colorado, and Arizona are viewed as their best chances to unseat incumbent Republicans, but many other races are competitive as well, including North Carolina, Iowa, and Montana. Alabama is the most likely seat to flip from the Democrats to the GOP.
Democrats are likely to retain their majority in the House of Representatives, which they gained in the 2018 midterms. Despite Trump’s prediction at the last debate, FiveThirtyEight gave Republicans a 3 to 8 percent chance of flipping the House. Still, there are interesting battlegrounds to watch across the country.
A number of key propositions are on the ballot in several states. Five states — Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota — have proposed legalizing marijuana, and Oregon is considering decriminalizing all drugs. Colorado has a measure that would ban abortions after 22 weeks, and Puerto Rico will again vote on statehood.
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