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Elections

The Early Part of the Night Has Not Gone Well for Democrats

Florida is tight, a Virginia and Kentucky House seat Democrats were targeting stayed with the Republicans, and Indiana is looking pretty good for the Republican Senate candidate (which would be a pick-up). If things stay on this track, a Democratic House majority could be so small as to put Nancy Pelosi in danger of not having enough votes to be speaker. It might not even materialize in the first place.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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