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Daines Holds Off Bullock in Montana, Keeping Key Senate Seat in G.O.P. Hands

E Pluribus Unnerved

On an Election Day in the midst of a devastating pandemic and a clash of competing visions of America, fear was the great uniter, and motivator.

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Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s 1st Black Congresswoman, Wins 2nd Term

Ms. Hayes, a Democrat, won re-election after a contentious campaign that included a ‘Zoom-bombing’ where she was called racial slurs.


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President Trump projected to win Ohio's 18 electoral votes

  • President Donald Trump is projected to win Ohio over former Vice President Joe Biden, according to NBC News.
  • Ohio has 18 Electoral College votes. Polls had indicated a tight race in a state Trump won handily in 2016 over Hillary Clinton.
  • Long considered a bellwether for national politics, Ohio has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1964.

President Donald Trump is projected to win Ohio over former Vice President Joe Biden, according to NBC News.

Ohio has 18 Electoral College votes. Polling averages had indicated a tight race in a state Trump won handily in 2016 over Hillary Clinton.

Long considered a bellwether for national politics, Ohio has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1964. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning the Buckeye State.

But with Trump's commanding victory in 2016 and a near Republican sweep in 2018 statewide races, Ohio's red-state status had increasingly become a foregone conclusion. 

Polling trackers had given little indication of which candidate held a clear advantage in Ohio heading into Election Day.

RealClearPolitics showed Biden with a slim lead over Trump that tightened to a neck-and-neck race in the final days.

GOP pollster Frank Luntz deemed Ohio a must-win state for Trump, along with North Carolina and Florida.

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Credit Agricole Group Q3 Profit Declines

French lender Credit Agricole Group (CRARF,CDA.L, ACA), comprising Crédit Agricole S.A. and Regional Banks, reported that its net income group share for the third-quarter declined 4.3 percent to 1.77 billion euros from last year.

Excluding specific items, Crédit Agricole Group’s underlying net income Group share were 1.93 billion euros up 0.5 percent from the prior year.

Quarterly revenues rose 3.1% to 8.47 billion euros from the previous year.

Crédit Agricole S.A.’s third-quarter net income group share was 977 million euros, down 18.5 percent from last year.

Excluding specific items, the underlying net income Group share was 1.12 billion euros, down 9.1 percent from the prior year, due to the current economic climate and the negative market impact on revenues of the Asset Gathering business line as well as the increased cost of risk related to outstanding loan provisioning.

Underlying net income Group share was down 9.1 percent from the prior year as a result of increased provisioning.

But, quarterly revenues grew 2.4 percent to 5.15 billion euros last year.

With 200,000-Plus Outstanding Ballots, Georgia Remains in Nail-Biting Play

At the same time, the closely contested presidential race underscored the fact that this Deep South state, once a reliable Republican stronghold, has become a legitimate battleground.

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Republicans Oust Collin Peterson in Minnesota

The long-serving chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, who had bucked political trends in his conservative district for years, succumbed to a challenge from Michelle Fischbach.

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Oregon Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Heroin and Cocaine, and New Jersey and Arizona Legalize Marijuana

There were 38 statewide citizen initiatives being decided across the country on Tuesday, about half the level of the last presidential election.


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Daines Holds Off Bullock in Montana, Keeping Key Senate Seat in G.O.P. Hands

Steve Daines faced a tougher-than-expected re-election race, but Steve Bullock, the popular two-term Democratic governor, could not overcome Republican advantages in the state.


By Carl Hulse