Andrew Gillum votes with his kids. Photo by Mark Peterson/The New Yorker
Roughly equal measures of hope and heartbreak from a long night. With results still coming in, the House of Representatives will look more like America - brown, black, young, gay, female, Muslim, Native - and the Senate will be ever more white, male, old, rich. Despite grievous, oh-so-slim losses for Andrew Gillum, Beto O'Rourke and possibly Stacey Abrams, insisted Gillum, decency will ultimately prevail. “We still have to be willing to show up every single day and demand our seat at the table," he said. "We will not be ignored, we will not be pushed aside and we will not be pushed into the shadows anymore...We’re here to stay.” Heartfelt thanks to him and Abrams and O'Rourke and the rest for fighting the good fight, and then some. After some tears and some sleep, we begin again.
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