Good morning Washington! Good morning Las Vegas!
Well, today is Election Day and while my colleagues say Democrats are bracing for losses, I’m not sure how all of this will come out. I did speak to a leading Democratic U.S. Senator last evening who said he was feeling “pretty crappy.” Kadia Goba’s hearing the same on the House side.
But Washington has been surprised many times before. Remember “Dewey Defeats Truman”? Democracy is many things, and perhaps the most important is that we don’t know the outcome until after the votes are counted.
Joe Biden already voted so he will be hanging out at home today. Jake Sullivan is reassuring everyone that Republicans won’t tank Ukraine aid.
AND: Donald Trump, teasing a new campaign of his own, says that J.D. Vance “will never be owned by the establishment. He won’t be owned by me, unfortunately.”
PLUS: Kadia sends One Stressful Text to DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison.
Unlike Elon Musk, we won’t tell you who to vote for today, but we do think voting gives you standing in the ongoing debate about where the country is going. Thanks for getting out to vote if you haven’t done so (and are not one of our readers in the diplomatic corps), and for going with us on this journey.
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