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The Shock Heard 'Round the World

November 9, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
I got it wrong. Really wrong. Trump didn't just win, he crushed it. This is truly the most shocking thing that I have seen in my lifetime. So, what happened? We are going to be digging through the data for a while. But, at its core the Obama coalition lost and the “missing white voter” won.
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How Republicans scrambled to hold the Senate

November 9, 2016
Manu Raju | CNN
In an extraordinary turn for Republicans who came into 2016 facing the possibility of losing the Senate and the White House, the GOP managed to re-elect most of its at-risk lawmakers.
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Donald Trump Transition Team Planning First Months in Office

November 9, 2016
Michael C. Bender, Beth Reinhard | The Wall Street Journal
While Donald Trump was attracting large crowds to campaign rallies, a small group of allies—including a team dedicated to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border—was gathering at a Washington office to plot the president-elect’s first months in office.
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Clinton's Pioneering Run Couldn't Rise Above an Angry Electorate

November 9, 2016
Margaret Talev, Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg Politics
A lifetime of political scrapes and personal drama caught up with Hillary Clinton once and for all, at the hands of an unorthodox and bombastic candidate who tapped into a deep well of American anger, much of it directed at her personally.
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WATCH: PBS NewsHour Election Night Special Report

November 8, 2016
After more than 500 days of campaigning, Americans elected Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Trump declared victory shortly before 3am Wednesday morning.
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Optimism From Hillary Clinton and Darkness From Donald Trump at Campaign’s End

November 8, 2016
Michael Barbaro, Ashley Parker, Amy Chozick | The New York Times
Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump offering clashing closing arguments in the final, frenzied hours of the presidential campaign.
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Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? A Changing Electorate Will Decide

November 8, 2016
Jonathan Martin, Nate Cohn, Alan Rappeport | The New York Times
The 2016 presidential campaign has been about the country’s changing demographics and the shifting coalitions of the two major parties as much as about the two main candidates.
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Viewers' guide: Who will control the Senate?

November 8, 2016
Ted Barrett, Eric Bradner, Manu Raju | CNN
The battle for control of the Senate is so close that going into Election Day, there are at least eight races virtually tied.
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