Good (Election Day-after) morning if you’re waking up after a few hours of sleep or especially if you’ve been up all night. Here’s a just-the-facts rundown of where things stand on Wednesday morning. The presidential race is still up in the air, with vote counting ongoing in several pivotal states. Democrats’ dreams of a “blue wave” and Senate majority are all but over.
Both major party candidates spoke to the country early this morning. President Donald Trump declared himself the winner, demanded vote-counting stop and hinted he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene, though it’s unclear how he would do that. Social media networks throttled Trump’s tweets claiming election fraud. Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied supporters and vowed that every vote will be counted.
Biden campaign chief and Precision co-founder Jen O’Malley Dillon responded to Trump: “The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require.”
Here are two clear Election Day winners: Uber and DoorDash. The companies, along with Lyft, Postmates and Instacart, backed a winning ballot measure in California that will allow them to avoid having to reclassify their drivers as employees.
Need a second of comic relief? Perhaps you noticed very nice CNN on-screen ads for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” or perfect placements for meditation and sleep app Calm. And, of course, today is National Stress Awareness Day.