#BREAKING Democratic candidate Lauren Arthur wins a special election for Missouri’s 17th’ state Senate District, swinging the district by 24 points and FLIPPING control from R to D. This is the 45th legislative seat Democrats have flipping from R to D since the 2016 election. pic.twitter.com/HRiXVUUmER
— G. Elliott Morris??????? (@gelliottmorris) June 6, 2018
Polls have closed in California, and results are already coming in elsewhere. The Washington Post is posting updates as they come in here. They also have some general notes:
Polls have closed in all eight states holding primary contests Tuesday, capping the biggest single day of primary elections this year, encompassing 85 House races, five gubernatorial seats, five Senate seats and hundreds more state and local races.
Tuesday’s results are expected to provide new insight into Democrats’ chances for retaking congressional majorities in November — especially in California, where President Trump is deeply unpopular and scores of Democrats are running for House seats.
California polls closed at 11 p.m. Eastern time, so much of Tuesday’s high-profile races won’t be settled until late this evening — and, perhaps, not even then. Some tight races may have to wait for mail-in ballots, which won’t be fully counted for days.
In the early hours of Tuesday evening, the biggest surprise was in Alabama, where incumbent Rep. Martha Roby failed to win 50 percent in the primary for her own seat and now faces a runoff. Roby, first elected in 2010, angered constituents in 2016 by un-endorsing then-candidate Donald Trump after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about groping women.
In the GOP runoff for her seat, Roby will now face Bobby Bright — a former Democrat, whom Roby defeated to take the seat eight years ago. Bright has now switched parties and become a fervently pro-Trump Republican. In this race, he attacked Roby for turning “her back on President Trump when he needed her the most.” The two will now meet in a July 17 runoff…
Anybody got local wisdom to share with the rest of us?