We're now seeing numerous examples across the country of extremely long lines and long waits to vote - especially in states which took steps since 2012 to make it harder to vote and vote early. North Carolina is one of the best examples of this. People are waiting three and four hours to vote. It's genuinely shameful that we, as a society, find this acceptable. And yet millions of people are lining up to vote. They are undeterred.
The TPM Senate Scoreboard currently stands at 49(D)-48(R) with three states in the toss-up category: North Carolina, Missouri and Nevada.
But I'm starting to get the sense that Democrats may significantly over-perform what has been a close fought, essentially tied race for control of the Senate. Here's why.
Donald Trump is laying out out his agenda for his first hundred days in office. A major part will be suing all the "liars" who accused him of sexual assault. “All of these liars will be sued after the election,” Trump told a crowd in Gettysburg. He'll also use discovery to unearth evidence against the Clintons being involved in creating the false accusations.
The Pennsylvania GOP has sued to allow Pennsylvania to be poll watchers outside the counties they live in - which is not currently allowed by state law. It sounds very much like Trump's call for supporters to go to "other communities" to patrol for voter fraud.
Thank God for airbags and car safety. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was in a high speed car crash Thursday afternoon but he and apparently all others involved are basically fine, albeit a bit bruised up. Safety belts, airbags. They really make a difference.