UPDATE: Here are links to Part II and Part III of this series.
As of this afternoon, the buzz has subsided a bit. Now comes the sober task of processing it all. It will take a few entries and at least a couple of days to put it all together, because beyond the confines of this blogspace I actually have a life.
Herewith, we present the first of these entries, examining statewide races and the composition of the next Texas Legislature. We will focus on Harris County and some results for progressive candidates and issues in other states in subsequent posts.
Before I dive in too deeply, I offer these two disclaimers:
- Regardless of how my readers may have interpreted recent posts, I don't reflexively hate Democrats! In fact, Election Night usually brings out of hiding the Democrat I used to be: cheering as despised Republicans are turned out (Scott Walker in Wisconsin), moaning when Democrats fall just short (Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum in Florida).
- In this post and those that follow, I am reporting the facts and figures as if the relevant vote-counting agencies actually counted the votes correctly. #FaithBasedVoting, y'all.