Good morning. After months of debate, discussion and pontificating, we awake to the status quo.
The President of the United States has been handily re-elected, winning more significantly than most expected. The U.S. Senate remained in the hands of the Democrats and the U.S. House remained in the hands of the Republicans.
While the voters continually claim that they do not like “Washington Gridlock,” they did little to change the status quo that has created that very gridlock.
Congress will now have to decide if they will work together or shut down the government. Perhaps the President has heard from voters that we do not like the way things are going in D.C. and he will reach across the aisle more.
An interesting sidebar of the night was the number of women elected to the U.S. Senate. The largest number ever and they include the first Asian American woman, the first disabled veteran and the first openly gay Senator. Will the increase of women in the Senate bolster improved communications? Probably not but it will change the dynamics of the “ole boys club.”
Just a preliminary note on Harris County returns. I applaud Harris County voters for truly studying candidates and voting diversely across the ballot. This assured the election of Mike Anderson (R) as District Attorney and the re-election of Adrian Garcia (D) as Sheriff.
Give yourselves a pat on the back!
More to come on local results tomorrow.