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7:05 PM ET, November 6, 2018


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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
‘It disturbs me to my core’: Fox News staffers express outrage over Hannity's rally appearance  —  New York (CNN)Fox News journalists were outraged and disgusted after Sean Hannity, the network's star host, campaigned with President Donald Trump on Monday night ahead of the midterm elections …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Fox Rebukes Sean Hannity's and Jeanine Pirro's Participation in a Trump Rally  —  CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The show onstage might well have been called Fox & Friend.  As President Trump wrapped up the midterm election cycle with a late-night rally in southeast Missouri on Monday, he was joined by a trio of conservative media rock stars.
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump disputes ‘rumor’ that Hawley left campaign rally early
New York Times:
Long Lines and Jammed Machines Frustrate Voters in New York City  —  A two-page ballot has caused havoc for scanning machines at polling places across New York City, as scores of broken scanners brought voting to a standstill at many locations on an Election Day marked by heavy turnout.
Associated Press:
Reports of long lines, broken machines as voters go to polls  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts across the country Tuesday.  Some of the biggest problems were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election …
Matt Dempsey / Houston Chronicle:
Long lines and machines down at multiple polling places across Houston  —  Voters are seeing long lines at multiple polling places across Houston due to technical difficulties.  —  Xenia Kulick got to her polling place at Notre Dame Catholic Church at 6:45 a.m. with about 20 other fellow voters.
Discussion: Arizona Republic and POLITICUSUSA
Houston Chronicle:
Poll worker directs racist language at a north Houston voter  —  A poll worker has been relieved of her duties and faces a criminal assault charge after she bumped into a voter and yelled racist remarks at her after some confusion over her voter registration.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Exit polls: This election is about Donald Trump  —  (CNN)More voted opposing Trump than supporting him  —  More than 40% of voters in the 2018 election approve of the job Trump is doing as President, according to the preliminary results from CNN's national exit poll.
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Election 2018 exit poll analysis: 56 percent say country on ‘wrong track’  —  Donald Trump and control of Congress are front and center in this election, and preliminary results from the national exit poll touch on both of them:  —  In results so far, 44 percent of voters approve of Trump's job performance …
Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
Election Day 2018 LIVE UPDATES: Exit polls show Trump is on voters' minds
Discussion: Vox and HuffPost
Tony Leys / Des Moines Register:
Steve King bars ‘leftist propaganda’ outlet Des Moines Register from election night event  —  Rep. Steve King nearly halted his visit to an Iowa candidate forum after a man asked about similarities between King and the alleged synagogue shooter  —  U.S. Rep. Steve King has barred …
Adam Rubenstein / Weekly Standard:
Did Steve King Just Refer to Immigrants as ‘Dirt’?
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
Washington Post:
Ryan Zinke's house guest impersonated the secretary Monday night.  Then he called Park Police on the neighbors.  —  Neighbor: 'Dude, you're not Zinke.  Who are you?'  —  Living next to Cabinet officials can be tough on Washingtonians.  But the events that unfolded Monday night in front …
Discussion: HuffPost and Political Wire
EndPlay / WSB-TV:
All eyes on Georgia: Showdown for governor could come down to the wire  —  ATLANTA - Georgia voters are turning out today to decide a number of key races on the ballot, including the heated showdown for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams, Republican Brian Kemp and Libertarian Ted Metz.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
What Time Will the Polls Close?  —  Two years after President Trump's surprising victory, voters across the country will once again head to the polls today.  —  In the House, Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to win control, and they appear to have the advantage.
S.E. Cupp / Vanity Fair:
The Conservative Coma  —  On the day of a historic election, the question remains: will John McCain's brand of politics survive on the right?  Or will it be eaten alive by the vicious race-baiting of the Trump era?  —  BY - S.E. CUPPNovember 6, 2018,  —  As I looked at my face …
Discussion: Mediaite
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Darrell Issa says Dem will flip his seat  —  Outgoing Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) said early Tuesday morning that the Democrat candidate running for his seat in the 49th District is poised to win, a remark that came hours before the polls closed.  —  “Quite frankly, we know the results already,” Issa said on Fox News.
Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:
Retiring Rep. Issa Calls It Early: There Will Be A Dem Representing My District
Discussion: Mother Jones and POLITICUSUSA
Dominique Jackson / Raw Story:
Voters turned away because voting machines were ‘locked in a closet’ in Detroit precinct  —  On Tuesday morning, voters who arrived at a precinct in Detroit were turned away because the voting machines were not set up.  —  According to ABC 7 Detroit, voters showed up to Martin Luther King Jr. High School …
New York Times:
Trump Begins Midterm Election Day Bracing for Grim Political News, Aides Say  —  President Trump began Election Day bracing for grim political news as people across the country voted in midterm contests that will deliver the first nationwide referendum on his presidency.
Discussion: Raw Story
Williamson County election judge resigns after video shows her screaming at voter  —  Williamson County election judge Lila Guzman has resigned after a video was posted of her yelling at a confused voter.  —  Author: Pattrik Perez  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas — A Williamson County election supervisor …
Washington Post:
Two more associates of Roger Stone testify before Mueller grand jury  —  Two more associates of Roger Stone, the longtime adviser to President Trump, testified recently before a grand jury hearing evidence in the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
A Best-Selling Conservative Author Spread A False Claim About “Illegals” Being Paid To Vote For Beto  —  This is Larry Schweikart, a retired professor of history and coauthor of the No. 1 New York Times best-seller A Patriot's History of the United States.  —  And here's an Election Day tweet …
RJ Reinhart / Gallup:
Democrats More Worried Than Republicans About Election  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than eight in 10 Democrats and Democratic leaners (81%) say they are very or somewhat worried about what will happen if Republicans maintain control of one or both houses of Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections.
Discussion: Townhall, IJR and Political Wire
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Republicans attack Jewish candidates across the U.S. with an age-old caricature: Fistfuls of cash  —  Scott Kendall, the chief of staff to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I), said the week after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was not easy for him.  —  A Jewish Republican, Kendall had just spoken …
Angie Drobnic Holan / PolitiFact:
PolitiFact is not biased — here's why  —  “PolitiFact is biased,” our critics charge.  We see this in emails and on social media, especially in the heat of election season.  —  We expect it.  Afterall, as an independent group measuring accuracy, we are disrupting the agendas of partisans …
Discussion: Chicks On The Right and VTDigger
Alexa Ura / The Texas Tribune:
Judge orders Harris County to keep some polling locations open an extra hour  —  Texans looking to cast their ballots on Election Day were met by a series of delays and technical difficulties that resulted in long lines, and in some cases kept voters from casting their ballots.
Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic:
The Georgia Governor's Race Has Brought Voter Suppression Into Full View  —  The Georgia governor's race is balanced on a knife's edge.  Local polls have the Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams and her GOP opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, virtually tied.
Discussion: New Republic
Republicans to ask judge to reconsider his ruling that 12 Porter County polls should remain open later than scheduled  —  Voters said the polling location at Faith Memorial Lutheran Church at 753 N. Calumet Ave. in Liberty Township opened more than an hour late because an inspector did not show up and ballots were not delivered on time.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
The Independent:
Democrats flip Republican governor's office in first result of night  —  Guam governor's office changes hands for the first time since 2003, according to preliminary results  — {{#singleComment}}{{total}} comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComme nt}}{{total}} comments{{/singleComment}}
John Bowden / The Hill:
Russian oligarch who bought mansion from Trump detained and questioned on corruption charges: report  —  A Russian billionaire who purchased a mansion from President Trump in 2008 in a business deal that is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller was detained Tuesday in Monaco …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Election Hoax of Democrats Burning Flags to Celebrate ‘Blue Wave’ Goes Viral on Twitter and Facebook  —  The polls hadn't even opened in parts of America before disinformation, this time pretending to be CNN, started circulating online.  —  Polls weren't even open yet in some parts …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Kavanaugh joins liberals in tough questions on execution plans for man with rare condition  —  The Supreme Court spent a gruesome hour Tuesday debating a constitutional way to execute a Missouri man who has a rare medical condition, with the likely decider, new Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh …
Byron Tau / Agence France-Presse:
Newsroom dinners, election night 2018  —  Washington, D.C. bureaus and offices  —  New York Times: Brisket burgers and fried chicken sandwiches  —  Washington Post: “Greek Mixed Grill” that one source said is from Moby Dick  —  LA Times:  —  McClatchy: Jimmy Johns and pizza from Fuel
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
The Problem Behind a Viral Video of a Persistent Baby Bear  —  For many people, a two-and-a-half-minute video of a baby brown bear trying to scale a snow-covered mountain was a life-affirming testament to the power of persistence.  As it begins, the cub is standing with its mother on the side of a perilously steep ridge.
Wall Street Journal:
RNC Spokeswoman Says a Narrow Loss of the House Is Still ‘A Victory’  —  Republicans are heading into Election Day confident about maintaining control of the Senate, and ready to call a narrow loss of the House majority a win, said Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany.
Alex Pareene / HuffPost:
In Journalism About Race, A Tinge Of Denial  —  The only appeal the conservative movement has left is white panic.  Why is that story still so hard to tell?  —  The “caravan ad” from the Trump re-election campaign, which aired on NBC during “Sunday Night Football” after being rejected by CNN, is racist.
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Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
AP survey: Health care, immigration high on voters' minds
Discussion: RedState and Axios
U.S. Opens Door to New Russia Sanctions After Nerve Attack
Discussion: BuzzFeed News and The Week
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Democrats are going to win House seats today that will be difficult to defend in 2020
Discussion: Townhall and Politico
Jon Stone / The Independent:
Emmanuel Macron calls for creation of a ‘true European army’ to defend against Russia and the US
Discussion: BBC and The Week
Agence France-Presse:
Potential juror tossed for wanting El Chapo autograph
 Earlier Items: 
Charlie Mahtesian / Politico:
These 11 places could seal Trump's midterm fate
New York Times:
Live Forecast: Who Will Win the House?
Discussion: Vox, The Week and Political Wire
USA Today:
Vote out Donald Trump's lap dogs in the Senate and the House
Discussion: Breitbart
Casey Michel / ThinkProgress:
Russian trolling ahead of the midterm elections is a mixture of the weird and the pathetic
Michael Bartiromo / Fox News:
Man falls through Waffle House ceiling, shoves patron in chaotic scene caught on camera
Discussion: The Daily Caller
2018 Election Day: Live Coverage And Results
James Comey / New York Times:
Let's Vote to Uphold Our Nation's Values
Discussion: Politico, Reason and TheBlaze