US midterms post-mortem: A divided congress for a divided America

The US midterm elections last night saw the biggest turnout for a midterm in at least half a century because voter enthusiasm was high. But it was high because the United States is very polarized right now about the job performance of President Trump, with exit polls showing two-thirds of the electorate saying they cast ballots with the President in mind.

The increase in turnout for Democrats was greater than it was for Republicans. And that saw the Democrats recapture the House of Representatives as expected. But, in the Senate, not only did Democrats fall short, they lost seats (contrary to my prediction, by the way).

There are a few high-profile races still open like the Governor's race in Georgia. But themes have emerged already. And there is a lot to unpack here. So let me break dow...


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