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>> glor: thank you. >> it just changed. and where they're doing it-- >> glor: let's talk about all this. >> south florida, they just won-- the democrats just took back a seat on staten island, just over the verrazzano narrows bridge there. they've won a handful it look once again. >> the working man is tired. likes in pennsylvania as well. we don't want to be taxed anymore. >> immigration is a big deal. and they are leading currently in two swing districts in we have too many homeless people kansas. if you can get seats in cabsas in this country. >> i want to be the change that i wish to see in the world. >> i want to be a proud american tonight as democrats, you're probably on your way to the again. democratic majority. >> ed, you get one of the best lines of the evening, "glor, >> welcome back to cbs news election night coverage, and we you're right." are following the battle for control of the house and senate. >> glor: this is where the rubber hits the road, and it's president trump will have to deal with for the next two close. i know you're still trying to clear iewp we all are. >> i don't know if we've called years. polls are closed now in all but six states in our country. them or not. the headlines of the hour, cbs if it's nine, now they have 14 to go. news estimates the democrats are so they're on their way. on track to take back the house colorado 6 is apparently one of for the first time in eight the ones in that. that's a fascinating-- that's a fascinating seat in colorado. years. and mitt romney, the 2012 so i guess we'll have to get our republican presidential numbers sorted here.
candidate, makes a political because that would be-- picking up nine of the 23 that they need comeback winning a senate seat would be well on their way to-- in utah. so it will be interesting to see well on their way to that as mitt romney gets to square important number. >> colorado 6 would be kaufman. off against his once-rival, president trump. >> yeah. >> all right, we'll sort out all >> by a pretty good margin of those numbers. there, too. but in the meantime, republican >> we'll have to get used to senator lindsey graham is in calling him "senator romney." clemson, south carolina, and the >> as the polls have closed in senator joins us this evening. senate, good to see you. utah she have spend some time to thank you so much for joining us. >> that's a big smile senator talk about mayor brent tailor, a graham. >> thank you, i'm totally confused. i'm totally confused. are we winning or losing. major killed in afghanistan. a proud member of the army >> we're going to fix that. national guard, mitt romney have you spoken with president trump tonight. how is he feeling? saying after we learned of his >> i spoke to him this passing, this is another afternoon. i think he really helped us a lot in the senate. immeasurable price that is paid i think the most likely outcome for freedom. here is that we're going to pick and i think many people referred up three or four senate seats, foaft he made on facebook saying, i hope everyone-- this hold the the majority in the is before he died-- he said, "i senate. and that means the conservative hope everyone exercises the precious right to vote." judicial train keeps rung. >> and how much it meant to him and how ironic that his body >> senator, i first met you-- would be returned to this and i know you remember this, country on election day, the day when he encouraged everyone, when i was a reporter on capitol whether you're a democrat or hill, which you were a house
republican, he just said, impeachment manager, impeaching "please go out and vote today." it was very touching. president bill clinton. >> and lost. >> do you expect the democrats >> deeply moving on that same if they take the house will message about what he fought for begin impeachment proceedings, and gave his life for. and what will they do? terms of investigating this >> he and his brothers all president? >> well, i've been there, done enlisted after september 11. >> it was his fourth tour of that, to my democratic friends. duty. he went back for a fourth time i wouldn't suggest going down that road. and was due to come home in it did not turn out well for us. january. >> this year we have a record if they do that i think it's number of veterans running for going to, you know, blow up in their face like it did congress. we'll talk more about that during this hour. ourselves. first, let's check in on some of probably what most likely is the more competitive senate going to have, you'll have a races we have been following small democratic majority, tonight. first, in the state of wyoming, republican majority in the senate. imigation reform, daca for the cbs news projects senator wall say good deal. barrasso has won in that state, sentencing reform, prison and was the projected winner in reform, and maybe an that state. infrastructure bill. there will be a lot of pressure on all of us to deliver. >> senator, do you think the president's strategy of focusing with 67% of the vote at this on immigration has paid off? there were reports that members hour. of his own party wanted him to he has handily won re-election. focus on the economy because the in the state of montana, senator economy is really good news for your party. jon tester, farmer and a >> well, i think three things helped us in the trump states. the red states held by senator, has been battling a tough contest there against matt democrats. kavanaugh united our party.
i've never seen anything like this, where the republicans came rosendale. this is still a toss-up at this together. the caravan was seen as sort of hour. usually the vote comes in late an assault on our sovereignty, in montana. and the good economic news all we watching this race very closely. combined to be really bad news and the polls have closed in for red-state democrats. nevada. cbs is still calling this a toss-up with democrats it looks like we're doing fairly optimistic about a democratic poorly with suburban women in some of these house districts. pickup in this stase statewith the president poured his heart out to help the senate and the jacky rosen, against the current house. i think he's one of the reasons we'll pick up seats. senator dean heller. but he'll be on the ballot in we're going to be watching nevada very, very closely. 2020. so will i. let's check back in the lone and that means we have to find a way to work together if we can. star state because this has been bouncing back and forth as the >> senator, why are you doing tally comes in. poorly with suburban women? cbs news has it leaning >> that's a good question. i think-- you know, you have republican, but we continue to substance and rhetoric. watch this race very closely the economy is humming. i think we're safer, but some of tonight with just now 76% of the vote in. the-- some of the rhetoric maybe so lots more to say about texas. has turned people off. will figure that out tomorrow. jeff glor is with anthony i'm happy. salvanto at the cbs news decision desk. jeff. >> glor: i have burrod my way i think sometimes the substance can be drowned out. into the decision desk here, we've got a good economy. norah, which is a fascinating and it didn't punch through as place to be right now. let's talk about florida in much as i hoped it would.
particular. 99% of the vote in. but the caravan and kavanaugh and a good economy really helped but neither of the big races, us in the senate. the senate race and the governor's races in florida have just trying to be honest here. been called. why? >> 99% of what we think the vote it looks like we've got some problems in the suburbs. and we'll have to fix those will be, if we're looking at problems. this in real time, we've got but, again, infrastructure, this razor-tight race and we're immigration reform, and still not exactly sure how many sentencing prison reform i think votes are still outstanding in are all doable with a divide key democratic areas -- broward county, miami-dade, et cetera. government. >> senator, many people believe 99 hillsborough, that area that the president has misled the could swing. public about the danger of this you know, right now we've got nelson up there. caravan. what do you say about that, that we might want to see a little it really isn't a caravan of bit more on that before we call people coming to this country? the race. >> right. and over here, we were looking well, i've been in the gang of at north dakota as well. 8. i'll put my willingness to solve in that race, if you flip back, immigration up against anybody. we're going to-- we're going to but i'm offended by 10,000 look at a-- we're going to lean people marching on our-- our that republican for the molt. cramer over heitkamp. he's starting to build up a laws really are crazy. if these 10,000 get in, what substantial lead. but there are still a couple of about the next 10,000? key large counties that are this is not the way to do outstanding. >> glor: there's still so much business. the president is right to say no focus on florida here now for to people naeching to your good reason as we look at all these numbers. border and demanding asylum. i mean, if we can get a close-up asylum is changing to just and take a look at the numbers economic distress. our laws need to change.
anthony is looking at here. you're looking at miami-dade, i think he's right about the you're looking at broward with caravan. most americans don't like this approach. but i'm willing to work with 77.9%. >> 97.9. democrats to deal with the 11 million we have. i just don't want 11 million when you look at where democrats more. >> all right, senator lindsey are tracking and what they need, graham, thank you so much for and the republicans and what joining us. we have some breaking news that they need, you see straight benefits your party. in the united states senate. partisan patterns. look, a counting variance here cbs news projects that senator and there could shift this race. ted cruz has won re-election in that's another reason why you want to be really careful at this point until we know that the state of texas. everything is count, jeff. >> glor: surprise, surprise, florida is close. >> exactly. defeating beto o'rourke, a >> glor: okay, i'm going to congressman that was the most walk back to the desk here, and celebrated, i think, democratic we'll talk about-- we can talk more about florida here, norah candidate there. omar villafranca is there at and john. i mean, john,un this as well as headquarters. anyone, this is-- florida is the omar. >> reporter: just reacting to the news you just broke. state, or one of the final ones they're very excited. they've been waiting for this. we always watch every year. it has voted, worth mentioning, as a matter of fact, one of the true strategists just took to the stage a little while ago, for the presidential winner every year since 1996. trump won is narrowly two years jeff robe, and was telling the crowd here, be patient. ago. obama won it narrowly just they are very nervous. they want to see all the
before that. >> yeah, well, we're going to be results. but they're paying attention to the results as they're coming talking about florida for a long time tonight, and that senate in. and as you mentioned before, you race in particular, tough-- guys have been talking, immigration and health care were big issues. democrats have to hold that that was a big issue for ted cruz in the last few days on the seat. and to remind people where we campaign trail. it seems to poabl possibly have are. at the beginning of the night, dhaems to pick up two seats to take over control of the senate. resonated with a lot of voter now they have lost a seat. so, you know, a state like here's in texas. a lot of people were considering florida, they have to hold that seat, and then go into maybe there was going to be a blue wave, but a lot of people republican territory. and then just to update, they were saying here, the strategist, even the state need 23 to take 23 seats away g.o.p. party was telling me from republicans. they're confident their people they've only taken three away. were going to turn out, and it >> in the house. seems that was the result, ted >> so they have 20 more to go-- in the house, thank you. cruz getting re-elected. 23 in the house. norah. >> that strong embrace by they've taken three away. now it's down to 20. president trump benefiting ted there is a long way to go for cruz in the state of texas, tonight for those two important numbers. which stays red tonight in the >> but, gayle, you asked an republican column. >> again, that was at the edge interesting question earlier. you said where is the whether of the democratic dreams that beto would win, and this is just you where is the blue wave. a tough night for democrats in the senate. >> he went from lyin' ted to >> maybe there's not going to be a blue wave. beautiful ted to texas ted, and maybe this is just the election and this is just how it's going now he's going back to the to be. but there was so much senate. >> winning ted. conversation leading up to election day about a blue wave, well said, jeff. a blue wave, a blue saw nawmy we're going to have more on some and that has not proven to be of the candidates that are also
winning tonight when we come the case. back. this is cbs news election night >> it's not over yet. but democrats invested a lot of coverage. money in florida as well, the democratic governors association, investedly the most in that race, $8.5 million, a record in that state for democrats. >> we have a call here to make. one other thing we are watching closely is the governor races. in the state of colorado, cbs news projects that jared polis has been elected governor of the state of colorado. this is going to be one of the-- >> this is a first. >> this is a first, that's right, gayle. >> this is a first, because he's the first openly gay governor in the state of colorado, really in the country. this is the first one. so this is a big-- you know, we started out saying this was going to be a night of firsts, and this is certainly one of those categories. we were talking about women, but this is certainly ray first. >> and colorado's first jewish governor, and running on universal health care, free education. his republican opponent is the state's treasurer, walker
stapleton, interesting factoid, he is a first cousin of president george h.w. bush. but, obviously, a big first for the state of colorado on a number of fronts. >> glor: at this point, the democrats have picked up nine seats in the house. to-- that's the projection. >> three. >> unless we're making some news. >> glor: projecting-- that's what it appears they would need 23. >> they need to take 23 away from republicans. so they can't just hold their seats. they have to go into republican territory, and so far, i think we have only called three in republican territory. >> glor: correct me if i'm wrong, they do have nine right now-- >> ed has an update. go ahead and show us. what's our fourth, nine.
the 11th district, cbs news projects democrat mike sher ril, has defeated republican jay webber. sherrill is a former navy helicopter pilot who has flown missions over europe and the middle east. also happened to raise four kids, coach her daughters' lacrosse team and managed her son's soccer team. jericka duncan is in new jersey. >> reporter: she mentioned all of those things when she was campaigning. i'm sure you guys are familiar by now with that commercial where she's in the helicopter talking about what she plans to do with the state of new jersey, representing, rather, the state of new jersey for the district. she campaigned against jay webber. he has been a state lawmaker over 10 years now. this is generally an area that is republican. it has been represented by a republican since 1985.
in terms of what you hit on at the very beginning, norah, about her being a woman and a veteran, as you all have stated earlier in this broadcast, you have women running to become u.s. senators, 23, in fact,oon historic amount of women running to be congressional candidates, congress women as well, with 237. 16 women hoping to become governor. and then when you just look at the veterans, at least 200 veterans running in congressional races, and 133 of them are new. but, again, the energy here, definitely a lot of folks following what's been coming in. they believe, again, that she won this district. she's expected to come out here in the next 15-20 minutes. of course, we're continuing to watch this and keep you posted. but the big headline here a district that had been republican since 1985 going blue tonight. >> that's right, jericka duncan, right. another flip there towards the
democrats. and with a woman, and with a veteran. >> and in a district that mitt romney carried and donald trump ied. s he kind of district if democrats were going to reach a little farther, they were going to do it. the number of 10 net pickups on the way to the magical number 23 for democrats, they picked up 10 and have 13 more to go. >> democrats have picked up net 10 in the house. republicans have picked up two net in the senate. >> right. >> all right. and cbs news has a projection at this hour. and it has to do with the senate. >> glor: there you go. >> cbs news projects that kevin cramer will win in the state of north dakota. that is defeating a democratic incumbent there, senator heidi heitkamp. we've got a lot more ahead. i know jeff's going to dive into those house numbers when we come back. we've got lots more results ahead here on cbs. this is election night.
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senate is up for re-election every two years. this time around, you just happened to have democrats up for re-election in 26 of the 35 seats that are up for grabs tonight. another way to look at it-- democrats are defending seats in 10 states that donald trump won in 2016 in the senate. republicans have just one seat that they're defending in a state that hillary clinton won. that's dean heller in nevada, and he is the most endangered republican tonight. if you are a democrat and you're looking for a silver lining, i guess it might be that some of these other incumbents in states like ohio and pennsylvania, sherrod brown, bob casey, they held on. they did not face a tough fight in states that the president won in 2016. >> and they might want to look at arizona and nevada, where they have strong democrats running and potential for democratic pickup. but mathematically at this point, it's a republican win and a republican takeover. the other silver lining, if you're a democrat crying in your soup tonight, is that?
ntwo years republicans have the problem that democrats had this year. they'll have to defend more seats, and many of them in some of the biggest swing states. >> norah. >> all right, thanks to both of you. and jeff has made his way over to the decision desk with anthony salvanto. jeff. >> glor: yeah, okay, so a huge hold here in texas on the senate side for republicans with ted cruz defeating beto o'rourke. br republicans in the pete sessions seat in texas' 32, anthony has gone to the democrat colin alrad. >> yup, another one of those suburban flips, jeff, and we're seeing a string of them. that's where right now, that texas district then puts the democratic estimate at 199 for the moment. but i think when all is said and done i think the democrats can get to 227. that's where our trend line points right now. that of course would be over the majority. and so that's where the trend line is pointing from here. >> glor: you're talking
about-- right now the net picfo. >> yes. that's where it is right now. but what i'm saying is if you take the kinds of districts that they're winning these suburban districts all over the country, if you project that out, i think that the democrats could-- could-- get over 218 and get to the 227. that's where our overall models point. >> glor: in the senate the republican pickup is two and perhaps higher. >> right. they still have a chance to pick up more. one of those, missouri, looks like a tight race right now, but the models say that unless claire mccaskill really over-performs and gets huge turnout in st. louis, then the republicans would have another pickup there. >> glor: nothing from arizona yet. >> well, there's some in from arizona, but the big county, maricopa, that's around phoenix is only half in, and it's a neck-and-neck race. that's a tight race. that one may still be a while. >> glor: we keep returning to florida because florida is always such a big discussion
point. you have more than 99% of the vote in, and we still don't know, either senate or governor. >> don't know either one. 99% of what we think the vote will be, when it's this tight, we want to wait and see what those county says is their complete and total vote. right now that vote estimate is just where we see the trend line going, not enough distance between these two to make a clear projection, jeff. >> glor: guys, back to you at the desk. i'll be back there in a minute. >> all right, jeff, thank you so much, and as we have been talking about the senate and what happened there. in those states where senate democrats lost in those red states tonight, trump's approval rating is essentially above water. that's why they were not able to hold on in those particular races. look who is joining us, birthday boy. >> exactly, wow, you guys are going to just-- >> let me properly introduce, in case you haven't seen him on our show before, dan senor who
worked for mitt romney-- >> senator-elect mitt romney. he finally won a federal election on my birthday. >> i know you have been work closely with paul ryan who is retiring. we knew this would be a tough night for the republicans in the house of representatives. >> it's not a wave. it's not a wave. democrats are going to do better than republicans but when you have a real wave, as we talked this morning, every toss-up breaks in one direction, and every toss-up is not breaking in one direction. say kentucky 6, andy barr, romney won that district, trump won that district, andy barr won that district. but taylor in virginia, trump won it, romney won, it it looks like he just lost it. it's not a wave. it's really uneven. >> what message does it send, dan, to the republicans and what message to the democrats? >> the message to the republicans i think at least from the white house is going to be vindication, what the
president did in the last couple of weeks worked. i think the message to the democrats-- and i think it's going to be, you know, more-- it's going to be a huge shot of enthusiasm for certain segments within the remaining republican house conference. for the democrats, there was this unbelievable-- i think almost unrealistic expectation about the intensity of the wave. and the fact that they have fallen short of that, i think there's going to be a lot of finger pointing. i think the democrats are going to have the the house n going te by a massive margin which i think puts a lot of challenges on nancy pelosi and others who will try to lead the conference. >> donald trump has made the republican party his party in different ways. paul ryan and others said talk about the economy. stop being so improvisational. the president ran it his own way. if he's going to say that paid off, is that just another piece of evidence that he knows his republican party better than paul ryan or mitt romney? >> it will certainly strengthen
his case as relates to the results in the senate. those trump states that everyone said the democrats had to defend, and if trump could keep them trump states, they would take them away from democrats, that seems to have worked. and what he did in the last couple of weeks i think it helped him. if you look at who lost, people like carlos corbelo in south florida. these were basically moderate districts, moderate republicans who had to hang pop i think if want president was talking about the economy there they would have been a better shot of hanging on. his approval ratings went up when he was talking about the economy. he may have made the bed, what i think the white house basically did is said there's no way we lose the house. if we lose the house by 25 seats or 35 seats, no one is going to credit us for losing the house a little less worse than we otherwise would have. if we can hang on to the senate, that's the ball game. >> can we talk about his tactics for just a second. many people feel that he was very loose with the truth and what he was saying to the american people. >> i don't think they just feel
that. i think we know it, right? >> i was trying to be diplomatic. many people, dan-- >> some of us, yeah. >> so can we talk about how he did that? and is that fair? clearly, it worked. clearly, it worked. but there are a lot of people that were turned off by that tactic. >> i think a lot of people were turned off by it. but i do think if you look at the turning points in this election, donald trump, the accusation that donald trump was loose with the truth is not a new accusation. i think one of the key turning points, one of the inflection points will be how the democrats managed the kavanaugh hearings. i don't think that sealed the a turning point in terms of the momentum the last couple of months. i think there are other issues the president handled well, regardless of what you think of the merits, but the caravan issue. the kavanaugh hearings, that was-- charles shiewmy and dianne feinstein. and when you look at how the democratic senators, donnelly-- some of senator house they voted
other than the ones who went down. >> the night is still young, and we have many gubernatorial races -- after midnight. after midnight. >> after my birthday. 12:01. i work on 48 instead of 47. >> going straight through. but we have gubernatorial races that are still toss-ups and you have some in the rust belt, red states, where you're seeing real concern about republicans holding ground, wisconsin being one of them, and, obviously, we see what's happening in florida as well. >> i think in the midwest, i still believe the democrats are going to do well in those gubernatorial races. ohio, michigan, illinois, certainly. in and i think that gives the democrataise tremendous platform for the next five, 10 years in terms of party building. i think the democrats still do d.o.t. okay there. >> glor: quickly, talk about what is the relationship going to be like now between senator-elect romney and president trump? >> good question. >> it remains to be seen but i will say this: i've worked
with-- it's weird to say senator-elect romney. i've worked with midromney for, you know, over a decade. i've never sooem seen him politically more liberated than i've seen him in this election in utah. he just-- you know, when he agreed with dond heaid it. when he disagreed with something donald trump was doing, he said it. he just felt totally liberated. he recognized this may be the last office he runs for and i think you'll see that in the senate too,. >> we have a lot of data to get to and anthony mason has been standing by on how the president helped the senate because we have some numbers. anthony. >> norah, it's interesting, the president held rallies in 17 states over the last five weeks. as he said just last night in cleveland, he said in a sense, i'm on the ticket. and for so many voters today he was. nearly two-thirds of the voters in our exit polls said their vote in congress today was for president trump.
26% said it was to support the president, 38% said it was against him. among republicans, 55% of republicans said today they came out to support specifically president trump. on the democratic side, you see a stronger vote, obviously, among democrats-- sorry, yes, 67% told us that it was a vote against president trump. so he was a spurg factor on both sides, norah. >> all right, anthony mason, thank you. we have been told that president trump had dwirn his family tonight at the white house. and then invited his two white house lawyers to join him to watch the results. and major garrett is at the white house with the latest from what you're hearing about whether they're feeling inside the white house. major. >> it's not a victory party writ large, but the white house does feel good about the senate races for sure. and as sarah sanders just told reporters here, myself included, if you ran near president trump, you tended to do well tonight, especially if you were running in a senate campaign. the president made lots of appearances on the road, 30 in
the last two months, 30 trump rallies. and let's just go through some of the early winners on the republican senate side where the president campaigned. well, braun in indiana. that was clearly a big effort for the president. marcia blackburn in tennessee. ted cruz in texas. cramer in north dakota-- all of those states where the president went, campaigned aggressively for the republican nominee, those republican victories have now been secured. is the president having trouble and the republican party in suburb swing districts? yes, it is. that was not a big part of the trump political focus in this midterm election campaign. decidedly, this white house made the calculation protecting the senate majority, enlarging it if possible, was the dominant priority. and that appears to be the way the evening is progressing. and for that, the white house is very, very pleased. it does know that the wins are beginning to rack up for democrats on the house side,
which suggests that if it's a purely or largely suburban district, the rural vote, which has helped many of these republican senate candidates, galvanized by the economy and immigration focus of the president, that works. for rural voters to come in. it doesn't work as well in suburban districts. that is more or less the split the white house is seeing tonight. is it overall content with that? yes, it will take a larger senate majority if it has to endure a house democratic majority, it will live to fight another day. one last thing that i think is worth pointing out. in the exit poll data and a lot of polls for many of these races before election day, there is a dynamic of the trump coalition that simply cannot be overlooked, and that is this: plenty of trump voters do not participate in polls, and they simply will not under any circumstance talk to an exit pollster. there is a one- to 2-of sometimes three-point aspect of the trump coalition that only gets measured once, when it
really matters, election day. >> that's very interesting major. recently the president did an interview where he was asked, maybe in anticipation of this blue wave that clearly does not seem to be materializing at this point. he asked dp he had any regrets over the last couple of years, if there was anything he would change. he said maybe i would have a softer tone. now that he has what appears to be a victory to his side do you expect his tone-- >> no. >> he said he would have a softer tone and closed with rush limbaugh. >> he's prailted at one speed his entire career, whether he was in media, whether he was in real estate, or whether he was in presidential politics. and it has kind of worked for him. so here we are-- >> why did he say-- >> i don't know he said it. i don't think he'll do it. >> he finished it by saying but i didn't have the chance. i didn't have the chance. >> he made the bet to shore up the senate protecting those
senate seats that went for for the president on the statewide level in 2016. if another supreme court seat opens up in the next two years, which is very possible, he will be totally vindicated because you could get a 6-3 conservative majority in the senate, and it will be possible because the margin has actually expanded potentially in the senate. >> your point is he had his eye on the prize, the senate, and also the better place for him to play. >> right. >> and the number by the way in the house, as the democrats try to get to the number 23, taking 23 seats away from republicans, they have no taken 14 away. so they seem to be picking up and clicking-- >> i think in the next 45 minutes to the next hour we'll get there pretty quickly. >> the net effect of this, as we are reporting-- jerry adler, from new york, is going to take over the judiciary. andrew schiff is going to take over-- >> maxine waters takes over the
financial services upon committee. they will have subpoena power. they will be breathing down the administration. i think bob mueller becomes a lot less relevant tomorrow than he was today because i think you have very ambitious democrats chairing committees with the investigate and i have subpoena power you're describing, and they are going to potentially-- how the white house handles this is tricky-- it's potentially fantastic foil for president trump heading into 2020. >> donald trump is not ronald reagan. but remind us again what happened. ronald reagan, 1980, huge defeat in-- >> in '82, and goes on to run the table in '84. >> well, bill clinton-- i mean, i think it was a gift to him in '96, having had newt gingrich as a foil instead of-- who was the-- tom foley running the house-- running the house of representatives. one could make the argument that nancy pelosi with a narrow majority in the house, who will probably be weak, is a better
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martha mcsally, facing krysten sinema, who hopes to become the first democrat elected to the senate from arizona in 30 years. let's check in now as we take a quick look at the board there. it is still a toss-up, according to cbs news, and paula reid is in scottsdale, arizona, tonight at mcsally headquarters. i know you have talked to both campaigns. what are you hearing? >> reporter: we know there has been a big turnout today in arizona as voters decide who will be the first female senator from this state? will it be democrat krysten sinema or will it be republican martha mcsally. as you noted, we're here tonight at mcsally's campaign party. we talked to some of her supporters, and they are confident that she is going to win. we talked to g.o.p. chairman. he said they did very well in early voting. and he's confident that they also did very well in maricopa
county. but we don't have the result from that county yet. that's where two-third of arizona's registered voters live and vote. now, these two women, apart from being congress women, they don't have a lot in common, but they doaght boeght have very interesting resumes. mcsally, as you note, she's a veteran. she served in the air force. she was also, as you noted, the first woman to fly a fighter jet in combat. cinema is a former antiwar activist and spoke extensively about her experience with childhood homelessness and the first openly bisexual member of congress. we talked to supporters of both candidates, what's interesting is mcsally's supporters cite her resume, and sinema's supporters cite her support for pre-existing conditions. >> glor: paula, thank you. i was in arizona, we interviewed both candidates here, and i
mean, one of the things that's interesting about this race is that mcsally has poogzed herself as a trump republican, and krysten sinema has positioned herself as more independent than anything. she said i don't really think it's important whether you call yourself a republican or a democrat. she voted with president trump 60% of the time in that race. there was another-- i mean a fascinating race to watch for a lot of reason reasons there. in arizona, i should say. >> smart thing to do in a race that when you're a democrat running against, you know--s. >> glore: >> glor: in arizona. >> in arizona. >> mcsally also is very clever with words. she told washington republicans to grow a pair of ovaries and get the health care done. >> and she took on the military when she-- >> glor: she sued don rumsfeld. >> we want to talk about the nevada senate race, it pitsgainy rosen.
this is most, the sources we've spoken with, and the republicans agree, this is their most vulnerable senator who is up for re-election. it's a battleground state that hillary clinton won in 2016. jamie yuccas is there at rosen headquarters in las vegas. jaime. >> reporter: well, polls closed almost an hour ago, but you can see at the democratic headquarters, it's a pretty light crowd here. but that was a strategy by democrats. they wanted to keep people at the polls. their volunteers, as long as possible. there are 172 voting centers here in nevada, and if people were in line at 7:00, 10 p.m. eastern, closing time, they could still cast their vote. and we've been told that there were very long lines. so it could take a while to get those results in tonight. now, as you said, democrat jacky rosen, she has been on a nonstop campaigning, canvassing the last couple of days, trying to get union members and the youth vote out. she has just really been trying to get as many people as
possible because she's facing republican senator dean heller. and heller is the only republican senator up for re-election tonight in a state that democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton won in 2016. now, quickly, the interesting part about senator heller is the fact that a few years ago, he said that he did not believe in trump's policies. he even gave back some of his campaign contributions that the president made, but then quickly turned and aligned himself with president trump when it came to the affordable care act. so we'll see how the results come in tonight. >> jamie yuccas is at rosen headquarters in las vegas. and because of that flip-flop he has been called senator spineless by jacky rosen with a flopping wind sock.
>> it's been a big election night here. the republicans holding on to the senate majority, and democrats about to retake control of the u.s. congress. and before we leave you tonight, we want to introduce to you a future voter. entered into the world this election day, which is fitting because he is the son of cbs news political director katelyn and her husband. connor will be eligible to vote in 2036. >> glor: it will be here before you know it. >> cbs news election night coverage continues now on our streaming news service cbsn. and for those of you in the west
>> this is the cbs news special report. i'm norah o'donnell reporting from cbs special factories new york. cbs is projectorring the democrats will control the house of representatives in the new congress. that ends eight years of republican control and will be the first time president trump has had to deal with at least one house run by the opposition party. to repeat, cbs news projects when all the votes are counted, the democrats will have enough seats to control the house. what does this mean now for
president trump and how he will govern for the next two years? >> we have been talking about investigations is the first thing. gie of ourthofpantsship, for th. >> because democrats have subpoena power. >> and can control commit imrs and maybe that's why the president is meeting with lawyers tonight. >> the control of the house was not a surprise. >> looking at the map, and everybody, but at the beginning of the night we were not seeing democrats getting early victory deep inside trump territory that are required. but now they are in close tight races and sometimes it takes a while. >> there has been so much conversation about the blue wave, are we look at the blue wave or should we just say there's no blue wave? >> we'll have to see where we are at the end of the night and see how big the margin is for
control of the house for the democrats. but here's why blue wave matters are not blue wave, all politicians take signals from what is happening tonight and determines their behavior for the next two years, who runs, how they run for president, how they vote on certain things. so this question of blue wave is not just giving a name, it's the signal the politicians take from determines the way they behave argins matter.o years. yes, and for lindsey graham say we have a problem with suburban women who vote in elections, suburban women. >> are we going to see a road for impeachment? >> he's sayingeth not the road for democrats to go down. democrats have to remember what
they're running for, they were very disciplined in running on healthcare. so that's the challenge. >> one other i word is infrastructure. the democrats including nancy pelosi said they will work with president trump on that issue of infrastructure. we'll see. i can't imagine speaker nancy pelosi and donald trump coming to much agreement on anything. however, he donated to her campaigns in the past before he was a republican so hope springs eternal. >> and the third i word, immigration. >> we'll continue to go through the alphabet. cbs election night coverage, projecting republicans will mold on to their majority in the senate. >> major garrett is at the white house. major. >> well, you were talking about nirgs, infrastructure -- immigration, infrastructure and investigations in what we project to be a house democratic
majority. the last of the i words, investigations. if there is a house democratic majority and the house committees run by democrats are so inclined, they can issue subpoenas to this administration, a very formal request, an edgy request for information about whatever it is they're curious about. but there is something worth remembering this white house did last year because it wanted to empower the then house republican majority and it said to everyone throughout this administration -- thi this was a document produced by legal counsel at the white house -- you only have to respond to requests from majority party. you don't have to be responsive to requests at your agency if it comes from the minority power. if the power structure in the house of representatives switches to the democrats, this white house with its own memorandum will have empowered democrats even without subpoenas
to be first in line to get information from every part of the trump beau roc bureaucracy,y agency and bureau by the word of this white house. don't think democrats won't use that house of legal counsel document to expedite their investigations, far short of impeachment, oversight of things they think republicans didn't look into sufficiently in their first two years at the trump white house. as for impeachment, some will be resolved with nancy pelosi seeking the the speakership again. she's going to have to consolidate her own democratic majority should that come to be, as we are projecting, that would be the first test of how much she wants to impress the impeachment dynamic with the white house. she'll have to resolve that among her own caucus first and then decide whether impeachments and investigations is the way to go. >> and as dan points out, she
middlimmediately becomes a foylr donald trump with democrats taking the the house. that's potentially a better situation for him than dealing with kevin mccarthy as leader in the house. >> as we watch to california, what's fascinating is the margin she's going to get t get anythig going. how big her margin is in the house. >> when asked earlier will you still be speaker of the house. she says let's take it a step at a time. >> she doesn't want to put the cart before the horse, but who helped raise and gather support for the candidates who won? nancy pelosi played a hand. >> the democrats will have enough seats to control the house in the 116th congress and republicans control the
senate. more on the late local news. for those in the west on our continuing coverage coming up now, norah o'donnell, colleagues at cbs news election news in new york.w york. >> and the balance of political power is about to shift in washington as the democrats have taken back control of the house. republicans will take control of the senate. we have a divided congress. we have a bitter political battle, i think, ahead in washington as they fight for the future of this country. >> and a divided country, too. yes. more ahead because it's time for election results here observe -. >> we are finally putting america first again. >> elections matter. those people who win get to
write the rules. >> we're going to have to make sure that conservative principles protect our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. >> don't tell me we can't restore hope in this country. >> you pay attention! for the first time in my life, i feel like i have a voice in the government. >> i voted my conscience. republican all the way. i'd like to bring decency back to america. >> we are america. change is coming, blue wave! ( cheers and applause ) >> good evening. the battle for congress, a split decision. it is 8:00 in the weston and polls are closed in every state but alaska. crs news projects the democrats have taken back the house for the first time in eight years but the republicans will keep control of the senate for another two years. ne divided congress, a new reality for president trump after an election widely seen as a referendum on him. i'm nor norah o'donnell.
joining us jeff glor, john dickerson, gayle king and bianna golodryga. we have teams deployed all across the country covering the key races. >> we talked about the start, one tale of two elections. the president when talks about enferendum on the president, the senate is a positive referendum, not just on the strength of his coalition but the way he ran those races and the specific strategic moves he made countered to the advice of some in his party. but if you look at the house, those choices may have hurt him or they did hurt him since the democrats now have control of the house. so we have a split decision on the question of whether it was a referendum on the president. >> and so far nine seats have been won by women candidates. they said when we started out a few hours ago, they were saying rhis could be very historic for
a lot of women, first time a record number of women are running and so far nine will be in the house. te if his eye was on the senate, one could say he's made the right decision as to where to campaign. >> nine new ones in the house of representatives. >> he was campaigning in indiana, florida as well. it seems like he really targeted those senate races that seemed to have worked in his favor. >> and his message seemed to resonate -- notten only did he target correctly but also took a very specific message that seemed to resonate. seems that donald trump knows who his people are and knows how to reach his core, his base and it's worked for him. >> all right. a o'keefe and nancy cordes are at the decision desk with more on what we are seeing tonight and why democrats were able to take back the house and republicans maintain the senate majority. >> norah, if you look at where they've done it tonight, they've eone it in suburban areas, place like to peeka, kansas.
tyaten island in new york city, the suburbs of dallas and in virginia beach. it suggests while they haven't necessarily gotten the su tsunai democrats wanted, they have been able to pull off victories in places where democrats normally don't win. >> the huge tea party wave that swept 63 republicans into the house, eight years later you could also argue democrats are winning back the house also in large part because of obamacare, which is now much more popular than just a few years ago. it is at 50% more popular than the president of the united states. democrats made it their signature issue. our exit polling shows it was the biggest issue for a lot of voters as well. this concern about pre-existing conditions and the fact that these protections that have been put in place by the affordable
care act might be taken away by republicans. >> one interesting way in which democrats have done it tonight, let's go to the state of texas where they came up short in the senate race but won what i have been calling the bush districts, the seventh district of texas was once represented by a congressman named george h.w. bush. tonight the former president lives in a democratic-controlled district and so does his son up in the 32nd district just outside at least, a seat that was held by pete sessions, a mmwerful republican committee chairman. he loses tonight to the democratic collin allred, a former using housing development officials who once played for the titans. democrats argued beto o'rourke would help them win down ballot races and did it in the lone star state. >> these are the states that have delivered the house to the democrats. it is in part texas, it's virginia, it's florida, it's pennsylvania and it's new york. >> and it's kansas. your brother is there and very
concerned about this. there are two in kansas and part of the reason they did it was because there was a statewide race where the democrat is now leading. they were able to use the unpopularity of the republican gubernatorial candidate to pick up two. >> and these are swing districts. ng by and large you're seeing moderate republicans knocked out which is only going to make things for difficult when you're talking about the two side finding common ground come 2019. >> also going to make it difficult for some democrats to support nancy pelosi. >> my brother appreciates the shoutout. we do have a decision in texas seven now which is another district we visited which got so much attention. you just mentioned it thssments a g.o.p. -- uh you just mentioned it. this was a g.o.p. district forever, the district george h.w. bush was first elected to, where he now returned to and
lives. we talked to john culberson, the republican incumbent. it has been -- lizzie fletcher is the winner. >> this is an example of another female recruit for democrats who came out of the woodwork. they didn't have to seek out somebody. several democrats ran in this district and she prevailed. you talk to republican consultants and operatives across the country whoicle plain privately and loudly about several long-time, lazy republican incumbents who didn't see this coming. they weren't raising money, weren't back home for town hall meetings, meeting with constituents and appearing to be aware going on with their district. houston is diversified, a large number of asian and la tineo voters there. >> we'll talk about the women coming out of the woodwork, the year of the woman. went to update you on some aueaking news because, in florida, democratic andrew gillum has just conceded in the
florida governor's race. that was a race that many thought would be the first nfrican-american governor in the state of florida. manuel bojorquez is at gillum headquarters in tallahassee. >> another florida photo finish here but not the upset that the democrats were hoping for. the mayor of tallahassee, andrew gillum, just conceded to the republican ron desantis. he said simply we did not win it tuned and encouraged everyone to keep fighting for a seat at the table a. going back to how this race played out, you have to keep in mind that the president was very much top of mind for voters here, that h he won this state by 2016 in 2016 by just about 1%, and that seems to be the margin of victory for the republican in the governor's race. so those trump supporters, the trump voters seem to be lock step from 2016 to 2018.
the president hammered gillum hard on some of his proposals. for example, raising the corporate tax rate to pay for healthcare. he even went as far as to say gillum would have created a socialist state similar to venezuela here in florida. we were at the last rally that the president had in pensacola and, at the end of the day, at i e end of the night, i should say here, that panhandle which is reliably red, those numbers started to bump up for the republican once the precincts started reporting there. >> i all right, i think that's somewhat of an upset in florida. >> the president tweeted tremendous success tonight, l.ank you all. as we said earlier the white house has to be feeling pretty good about what they're seeing so far. >> the president still has majority approval in state of florida. when we come back, checking in with the decision desk straight ahead.
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that race, rick scott-bill nelson, is still too close to call. >> it is leaning toward scott for sure. it's just the question of how many votes are left to count in some of the bigger counties. we look at miami-dade, broward, we've talked about them all night. so he's got a slight edge there. it's just a few thousand votes, but we just want to make sure all the counts are complete there before we start going and making even a projection. now we may wait to see how all the votes shake out. >> we're looking at the boards now. coking at broward still coming in. what else. >> a few precincts out in hill hillsboro as well. we're double checking how much de outstanding in miami-dade. our models say it's all in but we want to be sure. nelson although ehe got good turnout didn't get enough he needed but central florida, through tampa bay, orlando, et cetera, the way a democrat would need if they were going to win. >> republicans will maintain control in the senate, will
increase their lead even more if strtha mcsally beats kyrsten sinema in alabama. >> that one may be a long night in phoenix before we can make a projection there. >> california, the house races, there are seven key races in california, what are you seeing now? >> seven key races out there. as votes come in, i expect thehd them to have. we have it right now on the board down to 220. i suspect it could get up to 227, maybe a little bit more that be that because there's a number of seats in southern california that, if they're like everything else we've seen tonight, suburban district, affluent districts, districts with a lot of college degree holding women, all of whom have shifted just enough toward the democrats to flip the house. >> anthony, thanks very much. split decision tonight. republicans maintain control in the senate rmings democrats do they can the house.
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governor of that state. cbs news is projecting this race currently leans republican. more on what's happening there and also the key senate races in arizona and nevada. some of our cbs stations will be leaving us a few minutes to report more on 7ce for >>the race for governor. results coming q.te: election night. let's get right to the numbers. let's check out the race for governor. right now it is still close just about have reported in and you can see that john cox, the republican is technically here u.s. senate race, dianne
feinstein is ahead of kevin de leon , the other democrat running for u.s. senate. that again is with about 3%gas o the vote coming in. >> here are our roads is a necet state propositions. pj-h proposition six, repeal of prop. yes votes prop 10, the local re at the more right now it is pretty close with 2% voting onto proposition 10 the local rent control initiative. it would give cities more control over rent control. 69% know followed by prop 5 pro 3% of precinct reporting. the ads on television, this is the -- the ads on television.
know 65% and prop 7 daylight sag let's look at proposition five, the property tax initiative. this would allow property owners over 55 to their current property tax rate and that is pretty close. 52% know, 40% yes.let's get bacs proposition seven, daylight savings change, should we change or go time full-time? the yes vote is 62%, no feeling. governor's race and atewide campaigns are feeling. coordi'n with the gavin newsom campaign. >> reporter:polls closed just m excited. every time they see gavin newsom come screen with :ute races. as a projected winner they cheer. i was talking to his campaign
manager moments before we went on the basically calling him the governor elect. clearly very confident. he said he wants gavin newsom to set the example for the blue state. i think it's also important to note that because he has been campaigning for 3.5 years, jurors were coming in for dianne feinstein and on that note he picked this particular location in southern california to prove to people you can joinl a northern california candidate. you will have more coming up after this. =5e back to the kpix-5 results on your local and jj >> you can join p special election night livestream on kpix.com.
>> cbs news has projections for the united states congress, but there are a number of races veill out there that are very close. in fact, too close to call. going to update youen observe some of those. let's head first to florida, the sunshine state. we have got the incumbent governor rick scott who's put more than $40 million of his own money into this race against bill nelson, former astronaut and long term member of
congress, 90% of the vote in, it's close. >> the race cost over $100 million over all just as texas did. extraordinary numbers moneywise in this election. >> let's take a look at missouri where senator claire mccaskill is. what did she say, gayle, she was hanging on like what? >> that she was going to fight like a scalded cat right up to electioelection day. scalded cat doesn't seem like a good thing. >> this is a race where the ravanaugh vote hurt her according to exit polls because she voted against kavanaugh in a state trump won by more than double digits. >> i think she hurt in her own party by saying she wasn't one of those crazy democrats. that couldn't have helped her either. >> let's look at arizona which will send the first woman to congress, martha mcsally against kyrsten sinema, and a close vote
there trickling in, in arizona. nevada, the senator is the most vulnerable incumbent there. cbs news news is calling it a tossup between jackie rosen who ran a close rate. in montana, the incumbent, a farmer. and in mississippi, an interesting race. senator cindy ran a race. mike espy is vying to become the first black senator in mississippi since reconstruction. looks like it may head to a runoff which will be heavily contested contest there and one of historical significance. let's go now to take one more look at wisconsin, a governor's race. scott walker in a battle for his lilitical life there. this is one of those states in
the midwest where republican governors and in a state that helped deliver trump his presidential victory where a republican governor is having a tough time, bianna. >> talking to sources, even democrats were surprised how tony evers was doing. scott walker was coming in whined as in past races, republicans optimistic he would in the end come out on top, but a lot of key issues in focus in this state, primarily education. scott walker caught a lot of the school's budget, the education budget statewide by over a billion dollars. evers is a wisconsin superintendent of their public schools. so this is a highly recognizable race. scott walker well-known name. prine was justum -- paul ryan was just campaigning with him earlier this week. so to see that race if he, in fact, loses, psychologically, this would be a wig bin for
democrats. >> strikes in arizona, you've seen them in west virginia and other places around the country as they campaign and look for more resources and more funding. >> wisconsin has really undergone quite a transformation. from the time when scott walker was the darling to have the republican pearkts took on the unions, he was considered for a while in the crazy separation, but nevertheless the frontrunner for 2016 and paul ryan was the rece presidential nominee, speaker of the house, now ryan is on his way out. a lot of people think president trump's republican party is nothing like paul ryan's republican party and now you see scott walker having difficulty in wisconsin. the pattern of that state has really turned in the age of trump. >> and in the age of trump, remember, they doubted that plant they opened there in rusconsin, president trump early on was visiting the state talking about dozens of jobs that plant would bring into the state. clearly that's not done enough
to raise his popularity in that state, though. >> cbs news interviewed tens of thousands of reporters -- excuse me -- voter voters to find out t the mood of the country is. let's turn to anthony mason following the exit polls. >> we want to take a look at what contributed to the democrats taking control of the house and that starts with them doing better among the base. we're looking at young voters. they won two-thirds, an improvement over 13 points over four years ago. they held black voters nine out of ten much like four years ago. they won two-thirds of hispanic voters and that's a 6% improvement over four years ago. among women, they won 59% and 8% improvement. let's take a look at the swing voting groups. if you go back four years ago, democrats lost independents, white women, white college abou.
this time around, four years later, look what happens, the democrats win all those groups. they take 54% of independents, narrowly win white women 58 to 40% and white college voters. that's how they turned it around this time and won the house. norah. >> anthony mason digging into the numbers there. let's go to jeff glor at the decision desk with ed o'keefe and nancy cordes. >> norah, thanks. first, the house, the democrats picked up 18 seats in the house. why? >> well, they have been winning it in primarily suburban areas, in the seats that hillary clinton won that had been held by republicans, and they're taking advantage of the fact that 41 house republicans either retired or decided to run for higher office. so in all different ways and across all different spectrums they're able to win races tonight. in some cases because there are unpopular republicans running statewide in places like kansas. there's word we may see wins by
democrats in midwestern and northern plain states where wewn part because again unpopular republicans are running statewide. >> and gayle is having how big is the wave and we're seeing potential democratic pickups in places which were a reach for them. staten island was a big pickup for democrats. virginia's second district. we're watching really interesting races, montana's first district, greg jiian for te, he decked a reporter. he is in some trouble tonight. oklahoma's fifth district not on the radar screen. utah's fifth district, myia love, running into head winds, that is not a race anyone thought would be difficult for her. so some signs democrats are making significant i roads. >> may not be a blue wave but it's a blue wind.
>> absolutely. in the house. a red wind in the senate. let's talk about the florida senate race. appears anthony servanto is getting closer to calling. why has rick scott the former and outgoing governor, potentially senator, been getting sizable votes? >> one number i noticed is that rick scott has won about 44% of the latino vote. there had been a lot of concern among democrats early in the race that rick scott well known across the state for years spent money on spanish language advertising and appears frequently on spanish language television where bill nelson had done virtually none till this summer. it's cuban and venezuelan and to some extent puerto ricans who moved into florida.
>> and spent dealing with cleanup from hurricane michael. >> anthony, why have republicans performed effectively in florida tonight? >> well, part of the reason, jeff, and we're looking at some of this right now is they still continue to run well in a lot of smaller, a lot of rural counties, kinds of places where president trump ran well two years ago. so i think that's part of the reason you see them doing better in the senate as opposed to these closer-in suburbs where to've seen some swing towards the democrats enough for them to take back the house, jeff, and we're going to -- and norah. >> thank you, anthony. now to nancy pelosi speaking about the democrats' win in the house. let's listen. >> clean up corruption to make washington work for all
americans. ( cheers and applause ) we will take real very, very strong legislative action to thgislate, to negotiate down the price control of prescription drugs that is burdening seniors and families across america. we will deliver a transformation on investment on america's infrastructure to create more good paying jobs, rebuilding roads, bridges, schools, water systems, broadband networks and schools and housing and beyond. we will drain the swamp of dark interest money -- ( cheers and applause ) -- in our elections because when we do americans have greater confidence in everything their congress works on, from healthcare to taxes to guns to clean air, clean water for our children, when they know that the people's interest will prevail, not the dark, special interests. ( cheers and applause ) in stark contrast to the g.o.p. congress, a democratic congress will be led with transparency
and openness. ( cheers and applause ) so that the public can see what's happening and how it affects them and that they can weigh in with the members of congress and with the president of the united states. ewe will have accountability and we will strive for bipartisanship. with fairness on all sides. we will have a responsibility to find our common ground where we can, stand our ground where we can't, but we must try. we have a bipartisan marketplace of ideas that makes our democracy strong. a democratic congress will work for solutions that bring us together because we have all had enough of division. ( cheers and applause ) ( applause ) the american people want peace. they want results. they want us to work for positive results for their lives. our founders believed in a
principle that they knew must guide our nation. first in our declaration they promised life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but they gave us guidance. the founders could never imagine how vast our country would become, how many and different we would be from each other, but they knew we had to be one. unity. unity for our country. ( cheers and applause ) and today the american people have spoken to restore that vision. with this new democratic najority, we'll honor the vision of our founders for a country having a legitimate debate but remembering that we are one country. ( applause ) we'll honor the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families who have made us the land of the free and the home of the brave. ( cheers and applause )
to build a better future worthy of their sacrifice. and we must honor and respect the aspirations of our children. elections are about the future and what we do for our children's future. so thank you all for making the future better for all of america's children. god bless you! god bless america! thank you all very much! >> and there we see nancy pelosi, the former speaker of the house, who when she was elected the first female surrounded herself with children and talked ant draining the swamp and a similar message tonight. she is from one of the most liberals districts in america but one of the most formidable democrats in terms of raising money and organizing and remained atop the party as they were out the past eight years. >> she knows how to count votes,
too. >> but still rumblings from people to say maybe it's time for nancy to step aside and somebody else to be speaker of the house. doesn't sound she has that in mind. >> do rumblings get you votes? she has her work cut out for her. she's not getting a large enough democrats to mick it a comfortable win. we have to be sensitive about this but it bears discussion because it's at the heart of the debate democrats will have. nancy pelosi is 78. her deputy standing behind her is 79. jim clueburn from south carolina also 78. most of the people who will win seeds are 30s, 40s, 50s. big discussion from democrats about is it time to move on to the next generation not only in age and experience by ideology. pelosi made it clear impeachment is off the table until the mueller investigation is over but there will be investigating, accountability and checks and balances in a responsible
manner. she is going to talk about infrastructure spending, immigration reform, finding ways to work with the republican president, unless we think she's incapable of that. roughly a year ago the two nearly sat down and created and immigration deal. maybe this is a way to make it happen. she's one of the few in washington left who knows cut ae chher side of the aisle which will be part of her argument to why she should stay on. >> she will make argument and that she raised more than a hundred million dollars for democrats during this election cycle including some democrats who said they wouldn't support her for speaker. listen this figure, guys. since 2002 when nancy pelosi took over the democratic party in the house she has raised more than i three quarters of a n llion dollars. and so that is the case that she makes to those democrats who say it's time for new leadership. her argument is right, who is .he new leader.
if you all coalesce around someone then perhaps i will think twice but at this point there is no one individual that these younger democrats have sort of rallied around. h, all right, thank you so much, john. >> just one other thing is when you win an election because are you running against somebody which in this case is donald trump that doesn't give you an immediate to do list. so that is the tough part. what is this a mandate to do, not a quick answer to that. >> one of the headlines about tonight has been more women in congress. more veterans to congress, the changing faces of congress. well, guess what, there are changing faces in gubernatorial race toos. let's take a look at kansas as cbs news project that laura keelee has won that race in kansas. let's look at michigan, grechen witmer has won in the state of michigan, two key pickups for the democrats. >> two key pickups, two flip there. kris kobach, a well-known name but not a liked name, i high
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she has just told a crowd of supporters that obviously we fell short, that's disappointing. she thanks the thousands of people who work for her and said they should keep the fires burning because justice, as she said, is just around the corner. this did not come as a complete shock. this was a close race. but it was always a very tough race for claire mccaskill, a democrat in a red state that president trump won by 19 points. >> that's right, claire mccaskill now becomes the fourth democrat without looks like they have lost in the senate and they also happen to have voted against kavanaugh. not the main reason that they lost but also because they are running in states that trump won. we'll have more on the person that mccaskill lost to, josh hawley who happens to have clerked for chief justice john roberts. he met his wife there, 38 years
said they with like more minority representation in congress. congress will change tonight in the house will be run by democrats. the senate will continue to be held by the republican party, there are many changing faces. we'll talk about that coming up am but for now some of you, your local election returns coming up. we'll see you again at the bott good area in california election results. let's get right to prop 10 rentl numbers. prop 6 the hotly contd >> proposition eightrepeal clinics, 11% of precincts reporting, it appears 59% know 41% yes. >> let's of the gas tax proposition, have :qpjprop 6 ga coming in right now, proposition 10 inches rent control, it is losing with about 14% checking in, 60%
>> proposition six, polls are cf of the gas tax. no with 55% followed by peopl* 45%. 14% vote at the santa clara couy >> the polls are closed batons people are lined up to vote. the santa clara county registrar of that may be because of a new state law that allows people to register day. right until the last minute. ks. >>gavin newsom vs john cox this is astonishing. >> reporter: the line itself is gone because much taken care of everyone. you're still inside the atrium of the registrar of voters office and there are still a couple hundred people ready to use the voting machines. we are hearing the weight the last person in line was about
two hours. that person got in line when the polls close at 8 pm. we talked with her. >>kpix 5's joe vazquez is live n little about how there were so many young people in that particular line right there, for many this is the first time they have registered cox that is at the cox campaign young people coming forward and exercising the right to vote. >> you have seen the push on social media for young people out and vote, matters. let's get back to the eleni koud governor's race. we go live eleni kounalakis vs d campaign headquarters. what can you tell us? >> i can tell you he is losing by 10 points at the current
count.cq you wouldn't know it from this crowd. they are watching fox news and the national returns come in, they are cheering every time a senate candidate wins a republican senate candidate.mor the folks did not have high expectations to be fair, that john cox was gavin newsom. they have been optimistic the whole night. a 10 point race, that is quite a distance, it's not clear whether the candidate feels like it's enough to concede. i will also tell you that proposition six is here, the gas tax is winning.
>> i want to change the way things are going. >> this is a watershed moment in american history. >> i'm very concerned about women's issues in general. >> education and health care, that's it. e we are americans. our hearts bleed red, white and blue. >> change is coming to washington. the democrats have won back the house of representatives. and with that will come the likely return of nancy pelosi as speaker of the house. but the republicans will keep control are of the senate.
the president tweets tremendous success tonight, the first time will have to deal with one chamber of congress run by the arposition party. major garrett is at the white house. maij sner. >> so good evening. this coming democratic majority in the house now has been officially recognized by president trump through a phone call we are told by prominent aid toe nancy pelosi, 11:45 eastern time, president trump called nancy pelosi congratulated her on what will become a house democratic majority when the new congress convenes in 2019. and said he noted in 4er remarks her call for bipartisanship. that is the first olive branch extended by president trump to the incoming likely speaker of the house nancy pelosi, second time for her. and it suggests a dime thaik is at least in flux as president trump as you noted norah now will for the first time have to confront a hostile house majority that will not embrace his agenda. will take its oversight
responsibilities according to pelosi much more seriously than republicans did. which means investigations possibly of this white house, possibly cabinet officials more aggressive than republicans pursued, pelosi would say they didn't pursue-- bur sue them at all. one other thing to keep in mind, there is going to be a lame duck congress when congress returns. still under republican control. that may mean revitalizing a tax cult. because the house republicans passed that right before this election. snalt republicans may try to do that. that might be one of the last things president trump with a republican congress still inclined in his agenda direction may try to accomplish before democrats take over because the president knows another tax cut from the house democrats that he favors is probably not going to happen. >> all right, major garrett, there at the white house. our chief political correspondent and analyst for cbs news joins us at the table. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> talking about already before
this new congress, that lame duck congress whether they will try and get anything done. what does this mean for the future of americans what will happen? >> that is a very broad question. i think in this lame duck there might be a tax cut, president trump did promise a big middle class tax, it is entirely possible the republican senate would try to go for it and the republican house might try to go for it as well. ndt beyond that, i'm not, beyond that i'm not sure what else is on the republican a agaithehow s dheir legislative agenda basically slowed down the ear ifl is really anything more than that left going into the end of the year. >> give me your sense of the appetite for the rank and file rtd the democratic party but also the democrats in the house constituency. this is a constituency where white men are the ma minority so for them to do business with
donald trump, since many of them think that he got to where he has gotten and maybe even is being successful tonight by denigrating women, by making racist appeals, this is the democratic view, how does nancy pelosi convince that to make deals with the president. >> i'm not sure they can. there has been a lot of how to interpreted these results tonight. if you stand back and look at the national polls are you looking at a estimated national margin for democrats plus eight and a half points which is historically a large mar bin in an election. it is up there with recent wave elections so you can imagine a recently elected democratic member of the house, who is elected by voters who specifically elected them to stand up to trmp, and are they going to, when leader pelosi or speaker pelosi says we need to cut this deal on infrastructure are they going to say of course, because my people elected me to urt a deal on infrastructure or hey no, i was brought here by
voters. that doesn't involve cutting any deals. >> in the short run, in the short-term the president has doubled down on immigration going into tonight, saying that he is going to be sending some 15,000 troops to the border, talking about this caravan. does that all stop now or what s ppens next? fecause it seems like a lot of this turnout was, in fact, on immigration. >> i mean i think one of the stories of tonight is just how those sorts after peels and i would describe them as racist appeals based on the final ads the president debuted before tuesday. >> which many networks refuse to place. >> many networks refused to play. >> yeah. >> the white house surely believes that that appeal helped drive up rural and-- if you look at the results, the george ga results, what it does look like that races that looked like either tied or slight democratic leans were upturned by a surge of voters from rural kowrchltees coming out because of that
russage. and so i think that the president has every intent 2020u consider that ohio and florida must-win states, one for must-win for democrats, the president that the president can generate the turnout among his base with these sorts of messages makes it difficult for dem kratds. i'm not sure the democratic party has quite figured out how to respond to what is i think racial dem going ree of that scale. >> calling it a split decision tonight, bob schieffer called it two different planets. another reference was tale of two cities. is this a win-win for both parties, both parties can celebrate something tonight? >> superstrange results. republicans can celebrate they expanded their senate majority i think beyond what even most expected. they really have bolstered that majority. democrats have won the house, that say big deal. if he they have a 31-32, 33 seat gain, that is not, that is not
on the order of the largest t ves in american history but st a pretty substantial result. >> those are positive thing force both parties, when are you looking at exit polls and see how democrats nationally have won pretty much reef demographic group except for whites over the age of 45 and white men. i think looking forward, that, the picture becomes different for republicans because what they might be looking at. what might have been accelerate ioe was the party's transition to a party party pretty exusively of white voters in the country, particular regions in the country with democrats taking up everyone else. i have no idea how that plays out. >> i want to just quickly take a look at the state of florida because we have an outstanding senate race that we are waiting to call. look at how close this race is in florida. jamal is just sort of oeferencing there, you know there were a lot of poll this morning, we reported on cbs this
morning that suggested it bill nelson had opened up a bied lead that in the governor's race gillum opened the democrat and opened a wide lead in that race and look, you see how close this is. 99 percent of the vote in, and what was the most expensive senate race in the country. some of that noise you hear is actually from our election desk and they are probablyve wha do we know, let's turn to nay cordes because to pivot off our conversation about is there really anything that pelosi and trump can agree on? what was the subject of their conversation tonight? >> there are areas of potential agreement, nor norah, both of them say, forks, that they would like to work very quickly on ipying to lower prescription srug prices. both of them have said for a long time that they want to work on some kind of train structure package. the problem is that both parties have such different approaches to these issues. democrats, for example, would love to see a huge influx of government spending on big
infrastructure were jects around the country while republicans and the president himself say they would like to see more private sector investment and just a little bit of government funding. so trying to meet in the mid sell going to be the big challenge especially because we have seen and nancy pelosi and chuck schumer and the president sit down and appear to be getting close to agreements on a host of issues, only to have the byesident get yanked back by some members of his own party who think that he is giving away too much. and are you going to have that freedom caucus in the house trying to hold him back again f they think he's getting too chummy with the other side. >> all right, the democrats have now pinged 22 seats in the house. we will continue watching races in california, house races in california. >> i'm just waiting for it to click over to 23 so we can finally lock in that 23 magical number. democrats have been dreaming about. just to make it perfectly fully
official even though cbs has called it. >> those several house races that we are covering in californiak let's post them up on the board. in california, 19th, yong kim, a toss newspaper that race, which we are talking clsly. let's go to california 49th district. also still a toss up, one we are watching very closely and in california 48th, dana roarbacker and could be a democratic pick up. carter evan of newport beach, california, cart sner. >> well, we're at the election night event for democratic congressional candidate harley rouda. now this is one of the most algnificant congressional races here in california, certainly one of the most high fro file. he's facing off with incumbent dana roarbacker who has represented this-- rohrabacher
iso has represented this exeument for 30 years, that could change but the race is too close to you will ka. there are more tossup races here in california than any other state in the union. and all of them are for republican controlled seat, there were a lot of lines in california at the polls and that is significant because there are also a lot of early voters here. so the fact that a lot of people lined up to cast their vote at the poll today shows that there is still a lot of enthusiasm. there is enthusiasm building here at this election event right now although it is still too close to call. this is orange county, california, in between los angeles and san diego. a traditionally republican part of california, southern california. it's been a republican stronghold for many, many years. but that could change. and a lot of it has to do with changing demographics. there is growing latino population here. there is also a growing asian population here.
at one point republicans had 22 percent more registered voters in this area. now they only have one per carter evans there, thank you. there's a lot to discuss tonight. certainly the democrats retaking the house of representatives, what happened in the senate is caetty significant. >> were you going to talk about the women because 16 of the 22 seats so far are women. do we call it ladies night, can we call it that? >> i won't sick the song but there is something happening. >> 16 of the 22 democratic pickups is what you mean. >> yes. >> i think back to you know, if were you writing the history of the trump administration you have his inauguration and the next day the women's march. a lot of these candidates, a lot of the energy when you talk about women in the democratic party came very early on and has been long-standing and thorough. and so what we see tonight really started, you know,
arguably more than two years ago in terms of getting people envolveed and building this wave of women in their involvement in the democratic races. >> the democrats went into this with a strategic plan. they said we are going to try and flip women, white women in particular, voted for donald trump in the last election. let's get them back voting in the democratic colume. they succeeded in doing that tonight, according to the exit polls and certainly that has helped them in those house races. they recruited a number of women to run on the democratic party ticket. we talked about those stakes earlier, how they are taking back the house. virnlg why, pennsylvania, women s cruits, all part of this plan by the democratic party that ed o'keeffe knows a great deal about, ed? >> if i'm not mistaken we've hit 23. >> yes. >> and there is a seat north of here in new york, several of our colleagues may have second homes in the hudson valley, the 19th congressional district. the republican is john toeso who
is a long time political figure in update new york, old enough to have been my assembly man living in albany. antonio delgado is the democrat who win this seat, another one of those examples of the organic nature of democratic recruiting this year. a former rapper, but also a former rhodes scholar who moved into the district, raised millions of dollars, cleared a field of i think 12 other democrat its and pulled it off tonight. a good example of a swing district that has tbon red to blue, blue to red, and we can at least say is the 23rd steet seat giving the democrats the majority. >> and someone who was portrayed by republicans in some ads, at least, as an outsider, you know. >> they quoted his rap lyrics, he was ad the voice, calling out lyrics from his music that they card racy there was some suggestions he sim pathized with iraqi political leaders during the iraq war.
it didn't work and he wins tonight. >> some poetic justice for democrats that he put them over the top. >> what is happen in the new york 27 chris collins district. >> he was indicted, good friend of the president, the buffalo area and st too close to call last i was told. he is one of two indicted republican congressman on the ballot tonight. folks in california are familiar with duncan hunter from the 50th district who also faces federal charges for misusing his campaign fund. but in chris collins is in trouble, a sign that perhaps incumbents who are under indictment may be facing the wrath of voters. >> will you remember duncan hunter because he was the one who said it was actually his wife who was managing the money. >> don't blame the wife. >> you will never win blaming the wife. >> i if i can interject. >> he threw her under the bus arc lot didn't like that and neither did a lot of men. the way to handle that. >> no, no. >> i'm not pointing at you, jeff. >> if i could back to your ladies night, i think a lot of
governors would say there are a lot of ladies here that wouldn't to be talked about as well. two new races, new next cogoing to a female michelle grishham, also oregon kate brown is the incumbent, the first lgbtq governor of the state as well. so both we can call as winning tonight. >> all farther of the changing face of politics in america. all right, when we come back, we're going to talk about some women running in the senate in the nevada senate race and also in arizona where two women are running against one another. those results coming up right after the break.
>> arizona is the first time sending a woman to the senate, martha mcsally the first woman to fly a fighter jet in combat faces sinema. first if arizona in 30 years. paula reed is in scots deal tonight, paula? >> the race continues to be airtight here in arizona as we wait to see who votedders are going to send to the senate as the first female senator from arizona. now tonight we are at the election night party for martha mcsally. the republican candidate but the crowd is starting to thin a
little bit here. and while they are confident some of the republican officials here in arizona have told this crowd it is possible we may not actually get an answer tonight. one of the reasons is that there are still nearly a million lotstanding early ballots that have not been. while not all will be submitted we will not find out how many were submitted until thursday at 5 p.m officials are telling the crowd that lakely we couldn't get an answer tonight about without won anis coveted senate seat and they may have to wait another two days. >> fascinating to hear that because it's such a close race and many people want to hear the result there that in arizona it may take time. >> anthony salvanto, we have to wait two days to hear results in arizona. >> we might. they might not count about 20 percent of the vote tonight. as long as-- close as it is, we may just have to wait. arizona say heavily vote by mail, vote by absentee state. some of the ballots might come.
in, maricoppa until we see that we may not know where the numbers are. t> we are also waiting until at least tomorrow. om i don't know about tomorrow but florida senate is anparatedded by less than a point right now. you know, we've got a little bit of finding out to do, about how many voters are left, how many votes are left to count, in some of the big counties like miami dade, like broward, those are places where nelson probably wants to do a little better. see him getting around 60, 61 percent, probably 63, 64, in a place like this and that i think sounds like it's tight it is tight, that's just a few sloats but that's why we can't project things right now. >> dive into the exit poll there. nelson is underperforming among seniors, why has he not wrapped up that race. >> there is not that just among seniors but also what we any is not as much of a shift towards him as there was in those house races for those house candidates. >> all right, when we come back,
house of representatives and some good news for the republicans too, hold on their majority o in the senate and e ere's news asake a number of governorships. more on that from our cbs stations, some will leave us for a few minutes, from kpix5 news this is i'k campaign 2018 with more resultsd >> good evening. the race for g. >> results on state and local races in this midterm election. let's get to the numbers. for the race for governor gavin newsom taking a substantial lead over john cox. this here are some the big stat precincts reporting. emily turner is live in los angeles with the gavin newsom campaign. emily? >> the numbers say quite a lot
and so does the vibe in this room. very excited and confident. enough that the campaign manager for gavin newsom is calling him the governor elect. he got here about 8 pm with his family, we expect them here on the stage at some point tonight, just a few moments ago the rapper who was in the movie selma was just on this stage and gave a performance. a lot of these songs that he performed tonight, he talked about some of the major issues in the gubernatorial race, immigration, homelessness, the high cost of living. kind of an interesting combination. we will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest especially as gavin newsom takes the stage. >> we are told that john gas ta. is expected to concede the election within the next half hour. we are ááh,h÷waiting on that. let's check some of the big state propositions. prop 8 dial
proposition six, the repeal on the gasoline tax, you can see about 10 percentage points and the no 22% prop c business tax proposition 10, the rent control measure, a lot of folks were is going downprop c business ta 35%. looks like no has it with 23%r of the precincts coming in for . onto proposition c, the business tax to help the homeless crisis, pitting tech titans against each other, 55%,. results coming in for the mayor of oakland. you can see a commanding lead by libby schaaf the incumbent with 17% of the precincts reporting.
she has a headquarters on grand we on your local and state race. the libby schaaf campaign headquarters on grand avenue. i imagine they are feeling great. >> reporter: a lot of excitement in the room. you can see libby schaaf making the rounds talking to some of her key supporters and volunteers. she is satisfied with those early numbers with 65% of the vote, that means with this if she continues to have that lead she will win a race out right.yl don't go anywhere, what's a gig of data?
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♪ ♪ . >> the senate race in nevada puts cument dean heller against jackie rosen, a first term member of the house. nevada is a battleground state won by hillary clinton in 2016 and right now we are calling that race a tossup. jamie yuccas is at rosen s.adquarters in las vegas. jamie, the democrats saying they have one of the strongest get out the vote operations ever in sat state. did they think they were able to pull it out?
>> well, i can tell you as we were talking to people in the crowd at the democratic headquarters in nevada, they told me they were still taking people to the polls just minutes before the polls closed and here in nevada people actually, when closing time happens, if they're in line they still cast a vote. they're excited every time a speaker takes the stage one house race is in a very republican leaning district, one a democrat leaning district, the other is up for grabs. one is jacky rosen's seat because she ran. dean heller also brought out president donald trump which is interesting because just three years ago he returned a campaign donation to the president so
that he didn't line up with with the president's policies. the affordable care act became an issue many people debated and he flip-flopped on the issue saying at one point he would not vote to repeal the affordable care act and then went in lock step with the president and that really erked voters here in nevada we spoke to who said they specifically came out togoat vote for healthcare and the affordable care act because about 400,000 nevadans were able to be insured because of the act. de other race the democrats are watching is the governor's race. there will be a new governor in the state for the first time in aight years and, if a democrat wins here, it will be the first time a democrat was in the governor's office in the last 20 years. >> all right, jamie yuccas there in nevada as we await results. now to jeff glor who has more on some of the races we wh
>> anthosheorgi governor's race has report -- . why have we not called it? >> 50% is what a candidate has to get. >> one candidate has to hit the 50%, or automatically a runoff. the georgia sixth district an extraordinarily expensive house race, $80 million between the special election and this one, most expensive than many senate races. why is that? i think it's 100% in. >> a couple hundred votes is not a race i'm inclined to call right away. that's just a question of maybe a county puts a digit someplace and we've just got to double-check that. but, look, this is obviously a tight race, tighter than a lot
of us thought it might be but tpical in this regard, these are the suburbs of atlanta. all throughout the night we've talked about suburbans districts the democrats flipped one after another to make the majority so in some respects not surprising. >> we knew the georgia six would be the georgia seventh to be this close. why is that a tossup? >> not necessarily. what we do want to do is look more widely. this is typical of the kind of race where you get a little bit outside the cities, to suburban areas, areas where the women's vote swung towards the democrats. anyplace that happens is a place where the democrats become tighter. we've seen it in iowa, cedar rapids, more of those swings.
>> why don't we walk back to the table here and check in with -- new numbers fromman on exit polling here? >> we do indeed. there he s. anthony, take it away please. >> i'll walk over here. one of the interesting things is we want to look at independent voters who are always a barometer of which which the midterm elections swing. if you go back to 2006, the democrats won 57% of independent voters back in 2006 and picked en 31 seats then. now you go four years forward from that and the republicans carried independent voters and had huge gains that year over 60 seats. so that's why everybody was looking at independents very closely this time around and the edmocrats have carried independent voters going into this, 54% up to this point, and that's a big reason why the democrats have made gains in the house.
folks? >> ed o'keefe, can you talk about the independents breaking democratic this year and the difference that's made? >> that's why you've seen such a focus on kitchen table issues and a big conversation democrats to avoid talking about impeachment. the argument is you can be against the president, most democrats, are you've got to prove to the voters you are for something. you've seen big discussion on healthcare, infrastructure spending and promising to provide accountability for a president that isn't popular among independent voters and that's why you're seeing the wins tonight for democrats in ale suburban districts usually packed went voters -- packed with independent voters just outside big cities and why there is reluctance among democrat leader to talk about impeaching the president and going after him because they know independents, as anthony showed us beautifully, swing back and forth because they want to know they're voting for someone who
will do something and democrats have made a pretty effective argument in doing that today. >> in the suburbs. yeah. georgia six and seven, kansas three in tota in topeka,, theree concerns about republicans generally in washington and at the state level, able to win enough independences there. illinois,ling-time republican congressman pete ross komb knocked off, and a chicago district one at the had been a reach for a while, a good example of democrats liking appeal to independents. >> what is happening in georgia seven? >> i think, at the end of the day, when we look at this, rod woowoodall is a long-time house republican, given the counties that ring atlanta, that's where stacey abrams will have drawn a lot of voters and even if she
doesn't win statewide she will have helped to bring out independents and democrats to vote for democratic candidates. similar dynamic in south florida where andrew gillum didn't win but democrats were able to pick up two seats, and again in kansas where the democratic gubernatorial candidate won and democrats miraculously won two seats, in kansas, a state they haven't been able to do that in several cycles. >> thank you so much. joining us, the editor and publisher of the federalist, ben, you've looked at all the results we have been calling throughout the night, your take. >> you know, i think this is the story of this election is kind of, you know, democrats got a lot of candidates that they wanted, and several of them lost. and republicans got sort of the kohl's they didn't want and several woul won. i think that's surprising to a lot of national republicans who had written off a lot of these candidates in situations, i think particularly it's surprising to look at ae dewines
taking the governorship. that's not one a lot of republicans expected. ron desantis was thought to run well behind and obviously in ternls of the polling data, he had only led in one poll in the last month and a half. >> and he won. so i think we have a real problem still with identifying some of these voters in places like the florida panhandle who came out for desantis even after, you know, this had been a campaign where frankly andrew gillum was talked about in some circles in washington as being a potential candidate in 2020. he's a very charismatic guy, brought out a lot of young people, but that ultimately wasn't enough to make the enfference. >> our analysts have trouble understanding, by "we." >> yes. what's the message about a victory with desantis who aligned himself with the president whereas cory stewart didn't do well against incumbent
kaine. >> we are taking up to a republican party that is decidedly more trumpian than yesterday, that's not just with the absence of paul ryan and everyone else retiring over the past couple of years. the truth is republican d,derates are getting creamed, all the suburban republican moderates who are at odds with the president are leaving, so you end up with a republican party more trumpian, more owned by his leadership in the white house than has the folks that, as you say, sidled up closely to him and people like desantis and brian kemp and others and will view this as a vindicating moment. >> and the open sayings appears -- >> i want to pick up on something you just said. more trumpian. help us understand. when jamail was here a few minutes ago he used a term
racial demagoguery, and i think people of color in this country those words resonate with them. when you say more trumpian, what does that mean? hi a couple of different things. first off the people pushing back against president trump's trade policies and things of that nature, there will be fewer of them in warrant come january. in addition, when you talk about the the racial demagogue rithing, i will be interested to see what percentage of hispanics are won by rick scott and desantis in florida. wa they take the less sub-away, we can align ourselves with the president and do these things, we just have to do the work in the hispanic community to make sure we win 35, 40% and have success. >> we already have interesting numbers on the hispanic voting. we can come back to ben, but, ed, you have been talking about that, already. >> yeah, both of them, rick sott and ron desantis seemed
to have hit into the 40s with hispanics and that's huge. if a democrat is going to win statewide in florida, they've got to be hitting the 60s, the 70s, and seems what republicans were able to do is rally the more conservative, mostly cuban-american voters in miami-dade and broward county to if not overwhelmingly vote for scott, enough of them did. what we can learn is scott learned spanish though it wasn't his native tongue, he appears on spanish television and radio and is a known commodity. and latinos in both parties tell you you have to show up and show respect and i think democrats and republicans will learn from that. >> do you know how gillum did s?th hispanic voters? >> last time i checked, only in the 50s, and that's not enough
in any big state and speaks to a potential problem that the hmocratic party of florida has had in several cycles, and there were latino consultants saying democrats are not doing enough early enough in the state of florida. we may see the same problem tonight in arizona as well. >> gillum, the latest numbers are about 56% of the hispanic vote which is underperforming, and this was one of the key votes indeed in terms of the hispanic i talked to when i talked to a republican sunday andni don't think that's going to happen and he did. >> and that's telling the future d.c. republicans wanted for the republican party was marco rubio, not desantis. >> but the way president used immigration, it's a value issue that touches on a lot of other things, so that's part of, back to gayle's question, some of the energy the president gets by talking about immigration, it has to do with identity and
those kind of issues. >> he made a calculated decision that after all the retirements they saw last year the house was going to be effectively out of reach, this it was also something frankly where i think the president didn't particularly care that much. this next year is going to be about investigations and confirmations. thnfirmations pushed through the senate he cares about and uses as a metric of success, and investigations the democrats us- >> and you talked about the republican party is more trumpian. does the democratic party look more pelosi? you have jerry nadler in charge of investigations, maxine waters in charge of financial services. you're going to have what looks like the faces in charge look increasingly polarized and perhaps not representative of the base. >> the other issueyou will run into is you will have a lot of young women elected to the congress today that are frankly not as loyal to the old guard of the democratic party as you might expect. you mentioned the significant
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after the "late show." welcome back. the latest results across the country, a senate race we won't know the results of tonight is mississippi. this is going to be an historic election. mike espy was agriculture secretary under bill clinton and now vying to become the first black republican elected to mississippi since construction, but looks like it will head to a runoff between him and the current senate cindy hyde smith. a look at arizona, that race, boy, awfully tight. still waiting for a lot of the vote to come in there, in arizona, which will send the first woman to the united states senate. from there, two women, both iron men try athletes, superstars, strong bases. with one to washington as paula reed reported, it may take a day
before the vote is in from marco pa county. and in maine. and dean heller is considered lie most vulnerable republican in the u.s. senate. democrats saying it is still a tossup at this hour according to cbs news' current estimate. major garrett is at the white house and, major, what's the president been doing all night? >> making lots of phone calls. anyone who covers the trump presidency knows president trump loves to work the phones, legislatively, politically and to gather information. made a lot of calls. talked about the call to incoming likely speaker of the house nancy pelosi, also the majority leader to have the united states senate mitch mcconnell, now with a more
fortified republican majority, also called senate minority leader chuck schumer and brian kemp, ron desantis, holly in missouri, claimer in north dakota and rick scott in florida, though we have not called that race, the president called rick scott to offer his congratulations, all of that part of what the white house considers to be a net positive midterm election outcome for those who align themselves with the trump message, the white house would say those who did that were more likelier than not to win, and that has fortified if not the trump image nationally, certainly with those who identified themselves as republicans with his particular approach to politics. >> all right. major garrett on the president, phoning up a storm, tweeting up a storm. we'll hear him talking up a storm about tease results.
seats in california and the west to call those, but cbs news projects the democrats have taken the house. some of our stations will be leaving us in a few minutes to neport on more local election returns. for those of you staying with us, we'll be right back. you're watching election night on cbs. from kpix5 news , this is e for we're the race for governor. ut to emily >> let's get to the numbers, let's check turner at the newsoy governor, you can see this one has been decided. john cox conceding a moment ago. gavin newsom is the governorpar elect, 56% of the vote, over 44% with 25% of precincts reporting in. we will get tortn tell you the feeling here is very excited, i
hear cheers because someone is crossing the stage, at any moment we anticipate the governor elect gavin newsom will take the stage behind me and give his acceptance speech. they were doing mic check's a moment ago. everyone is waiting. he will be introduced by his wife and will take the stage talking about the work he has to accomplish starting tomorrow, his campaign manager sang one of those things is homelessness. they will host a homeless bazaar statewide. we will have superintendent of c acceptance speech in the next couple minutes. let's gu9dent of public races starting for lieutenant governor. hernandez takes 42%. >> u.s. senate campaign, edging out tony thurman. 52% to 48%.juliette goodrich is dianne feinstein where the senad
job another six years.victory m she had 56% of the vote. juliette goodrich is in san francisco where the senator declared victory moments ago. >> reporter: we are at the officers club at the presidio, it is a victory party. everyone behind me, senator dianne feinstein taking the stage and thanking everyone for being here. this will be her fifth term representing california in the senate. she is been there since 1992. she was introduced by her granddaughter, she said she is lucky to retain this seat, she said there's a lot to be done in prop 10 rent control california, she intends to do it. we will hear from her coming up at 11 pm on kpix5. many people still celebrating, the senator has left dialysis c likely go home and decide what needs to be done at work tomorrow. we send it back to you. let's take a look at the u.s. houseprop 8 dialysis charg
>> we sent a message we want a better nation. >> we've got a rare opportunity to really make things happen in .cc. >> my hope is that texas can help lead the way to bring this country together. >> we've all had enough of division. >> for a former real estate man, this is not the house he wanted, but president trump will have to deal with it, a house controlled by the democrats for the second half of his first term. the democrats won back the house tonight, but the republicans kept control of the senate inill
convene in january. a notable evening indeed and will spell a change for trump. heiv agenda the first two years, got a big tax cut passed. this will look very the wave of daily mass shootings, gavin took on the nra and he won. and we have seen his courage continue to shine throughout his campaign, asand the bay arep again, he on kpix five news at . division and hate and stood up -- >> good evening, everybody am ken bastida. we are waiting for the governor elect, gavin newsom to take the stage. that is his wife and she is been appointed the states newest first lady in a few months when he gets sworn in and she takes her place in sacramento, she is introducing him tonight. >> he has waited a long time
for this moment, gavin newsom you remember, ran for governor eight years ago. >> he ran eight years ago against jerry brown, his political uncle and quickly found out he did not have the support and opted for the lieutenant governor's job. he has been campaigning for this new job ever since and his wife, jennifer has been there every step of the way. >> we are joined by the voice, phil matier and melissa kane, on our other side. this is been an interesting night. this is not unexpected, gavin newsom has been the favorite for a while, to see all of this come together in california, remaining as blue as any state in the union right now, having the backing of a newly elected congress which is also democratically controlled, is that a benefit for california? >> certainly. especially if california
congresswoman nancy pelosi become speaker of the house again. in modern political history, no democrats succeeded another democrat in e governor office. voters tend a flip-flop, we elect a democrat and then a republican, the baton has not been passed on between democrats in a very long time. the fact he was elected was somewhat expected based on polls. and also, historical anomaly in modern california history. here is gavin newsom taking the stage. >> let's listen. ♪ >> good evening, california. i'm glad you are all still awake.
and i'm honored that you took the time to be here. the votes, goes without saying, they're still being counted and clearly your voices are still being heard. a few minutes ago, i received a generous call from john cox. [ applause ] thank you. we congratulated each other on a hard-fought race and now i want to congratulate each and everyone of you. because you stood for courage, courage for change. and now i can stand before you knowing i will have the incredible privilege of serving as your next governor. [ cheers and applause ] this victory is really your victory. because of you, the future belongs to california. it's been a tough two years, tonight, america's biggest state is making the biggest
statement in america. [ cheers and applause ] we are saying, unmistakably and in unison, it is time to roll the credits on the politics of chaos and cruelty. now it is time for going forward and going together. now is the time for decency, fax, trust and truth. it is time for leaders to lead. and to those agents of anger, determined to divide us instead of unitas, it is time to pack it up and for you to pack it in. [ cheers and applause ] f free -- every way shape or form, this is california's moment. for those that wonder if polarization is permanent, to think today's big dreams are tomorrow's broken promises, to question a 40 million person melting pot of different faces,
families and features can live and prosper together, california is your answer. the sun is rising in the west and the arc of history is bending in our direction. because this is not just a state of resistance, california is a state of results. california is america's coming attraction, a rocket fuel of human innovation, the nation's greatest job creator and fifth largest economy in the world. the true genius of california isn't the value we work for, it is the values we fight for. this is a state, we do not criminalize diversity, we celebrated. -- celebrate it. we don't reject, we protect the most vulnerable. we do not put profit and loss i had of clean air or clean
water, clean coastlines. we do not regulate a woman's body more than were we do not demeanmi ts. or demoralize. we don't separate families and we don't want kids in cages. -- lock kids in cages. we always stand up and step in and fight for what is right. there's a reason why california extremists is america's leading rant. california dream has always been and always will be too big to fail and too powerful to bully. [ cheers and applause ] here's the thing, the california dream, it is not binary, every day we show how human endeavor can be
lucrative and inclusive. they are not mutually exclusive. we don't just want success in the right hands, we want it in everybody's hands. let's be honest, there's no doubt about this, the dream is to distance for -- too distance for too many. we are far from perfect, too many californians price of housing, healthcare and higher education. too many workers feel the tightening squeeze of automation and wage detonation. too many children grow up in poverty and starting school from behind. in many ways, many places, we are simultaneously the richest and the poorest state. after traveling california from region to region in a bus fueled by perpetual optimism, i'm more convinced than ever there's no problem in california that isn't somehow somewhere being solved by a californian. that is what californians do. we are the most diverse state
in democracy. california is by birth and choice, every generation overcoming every conceivable border and bias, all part of the same journey to ascend and succeed together. over our own journey, over the course of this campaign, i saw in the hopeful faces of men, in their indelible personal stories. i've seen it in the donut store owner beaming with pride because his daughter was the first in their family to attend college. i've seen it in jackie, the home care worker in lancaster that dedicates her life to helping other human beings live their final days in dignity. i've seen it in gray, an baroque homeless veteran years back, after years of struggle with addiction, has found a new path thanks to treatment and job training. i've seen it in the bravery of
elizabeth, 8-year-old girl in fresno that raised her hand at my town hall and asked not about herself, what she can do to protect her friends in the case of a school shooting. that is what this campaign is all about. it is about advancing all californians on their journey by making this a place of equality, making california a place of opportunity, safety, and affordability for everyone. we can make their dream real, only if we have the courage of our convictions. the courage to dream bigger and demand more. the courage to be a state of results and state of refuge. [ cheers and applause ] i've listened and i've learned from californians of every walk of life because i know stthwork tr nighi'm just overwhelmed
with gratitude and i'm humbled to accept this awesome responsibility. because i know what we can accomplish working together, transforming the politically impossible to the practically inevitable. there are so many stars, so many california stars in this room tonight, too many to name or enumerate. i want to take a moment, personal privilege and mention a few that shine brightest for me when i need it the most, starting with my wife, jen. a real-life wonder woman. she fights every day in a world where children can live free of stereotype and social inequality while being the incredible mother of our four remarkable children. to all my friends and family that have been there for me, many dating back to the not so distant days as a struggling
kid with an undiagnosed reading disorder and especially bad haircut. i still have dyslexia and lord knows the jury is still out on the hair. because of their urging and unconditional support, i grew up with the audacity to think i can make a difference and the humility to know i could not do it alone. as always, politics is a team sport, i want to thank in the business. thank you. and the incomparable army of the grassroots supporters organizers, the lifeblood of this campaign, you know who you are. thank you for your great work. i've seen so many, i want to thank and salute the state legislators here and every
public servant elected across this state tonight, we will serve in different branches of government, we share the same california name on the front of our jerseys. there's a famous quote, all of you know this, we should not go where the path may lead, don't go there. instead, go where there's no path and leave a trail. for my entire life, governor jerry brown has been blazing his trail as a pioneer of progress for this state, he's been a role model for me and tonight we all owe him a profound debt of gratitude. thank you, governor jerry brown. >> you have been listening toanp california governor elect now sk for victory tonight. news cover we to cbs news coverage of elecn today's races, local and union members that work for the culinary workers union 226, they
just walked in. they have been canvassing for jacky rosen all day long. we heard from one individual who said he was taking people to the polls ten minutes up to polling time. so they were really trying to work and get people out at the very last minute. the democrats very organized in their get out the vote rallies. also on campuses like the university of nevada, las vegas. i just want to see as i hear more to have the crowd, we only have two counties reporting with the nevada secretary of state's office at this point in time so we're still waiting and watching. but as you said, dean heller is an incumbent republican. he was vulnerable in this race, he is somebody that did large rallies with the president, but he's somebody that's gone back and forth on a few issues including his alignment with the president. just three years ago, he returned a campaign contribution saying he didn't agree with the president's policies, but then on the affordable care act
flip-flopped and ended up voting to repeal it. that had a number of people here in nevada concerned since the las vegas area in nevada specifically had 400,000 yvdians insured under the affordable care act. we're waiting, watching, housets up for grabs and the governor's office. >> jamie yuccas there. let's talk about, because we just mentioned arizona, nevada, checked in with our correspondents there. how does that affect the final map in terms of the senate? >> well, it's been a bad night for democrats on the senate side and their one last great hope, really, is are those two state, nevada being their biggest hope at the pickup. >> even if they pick up those two dateds. >> they lost three if they ping the two they have one. >> president obama in nevada as well-- when you are talking about picking up the two, potentially arizona. >> if they picked up arizonan
>> i didn't say i did. >> but not electable in the state of texas, he did have quite a following. >> yes. >> not only in the state of texas but nationally that allowed him to raise 40 million in the third quarter but it didn't work in texas. all that money and national stardom couldn't pull him over the line in texas. e> i think this was another one where the kavanaugh hearings may have had an impact. i think this race was closer before those hearings than it is ang wound up. >> there was a lot of inc., she went down and covered that race. did beto blow it, one by talking about impeachment a lot and by talking about kavanaugh issues that may have alienated more moderate voters. >> and with the caravan that said cruz really started talking a lot about it saying that beto o'rourke supports this caravan but you know, talking to him, he
said in response to the impeachment that he called for and said that the president meeting with a putin in helsinki, that was then issoe c he didn't take any outside endorsements. he didn't want surrogates coming in when president obama, even oprah winfrey or hollywood celebrities if they had been calling him am he said he was there to run as a tksan and democrat. >> weren't there so many celebrities who went there? >> yeah. >> i was going say kelly was there. >> beyonce today. >> beyonce put it on instagram todayment i don't know how helpful that was. >> i have never seen. >> so excited. >> a republican winning three points in texas was not a run away. >> no. >> texas is so large that a congressman from el paso is almost totally unknown even when you get as far east as fort
worth. i mean it is in another time zone out there. a lot of people think el paso is in new mexico. i never went to el paso, i never went to em passo when i was in the air toes force. >> and it's a growing city. >> a big one. >> for a democratic party that ed intos young stars that can rally people with an older leadership, bettedo o'rourke probably has a future somewhere. >> he is an excellent candidate. >> much more here on cbs as we talk about election night in america.
returns for those of you staying with us, you are watching election nature here on cbs. from kpix5 news, this is campaign 2018 election night.w' governor. bastida. >> i kpix five's emily turner e we're back with more election results. let's get to the numbers, in the race for governor tonight, gavin newsom has an easy turner. emily turner is angeles with the gavin newsom campaign. moments ago, we saw him give up big hug to his wife, jen and his four children as he declared victory.
>> reporter: after that acceptance speech, the tone was grateful, thinking the folks that got them here, none of those folks in this room were surprised by the outcome. on the other hand, the tone was he was ready for a fight, take on the trump administration and set in the beginning of his speech, this is the biggest state making a very big statement. he is calling to end trump politics, this is california's moment to do so. it encapsulated his victory, he supporting that movement. >> you stood for courage, courage for a change and now i will have the incredible privilege of serving as your next governor. >> reporter: he went on on the difference between the gop and the democratic party, especially in california talking about diversity, protecting the vulnerable and environmental priorities. he said he will get to work on
all of those things tomorrow morning. that is it for us left, catch us onprop 6 repeal gas tax report. these are the big state propositions you voted on. prop 10, this is the control, no is outpacing the w'l . proposition 6, whether or not to repeal the gasoline tax, as big a margin, losing 53% to 47% with 1/3 of the precincts checking in. joe vazquez we'll have more resl are gathered tonight.'s >> reporter: they are gathered and you can hear them on the stage behind me, they just conceded this race. this was yes on 6 and this may have been the most confusing initiative on the ballot.
yes means no on the current tax on gas. yes means no, they were trying to repeal it, an effort led by the californ infrastructure. these folks told us, they're giving up for now, this ain't over, to quote them. they will up. >> we will have the local and state races vh÷ coming up on kpix5 at 11. >> we will see you then.
♪ the holidays begin here at the disneyland resort. >> okay, we're back hear on election night, a number of notable firsts, congressionally here this year. including two muslim american women. >> big night for women but also idslim american women, rashida, a 41 year old elected from mitch's 1313 ad omar from minnesota 5th scongal district both good examples of the 250eu7s of women that stepped up to run. they happened to be running in distraicts that are predominantly or at least have
enough muslim american votes to help get them over the top. >> two muslim women elected, nancy, two natives americans elected. >> its first two native american women deb holland of new mexico and charice davis of kansas who also will be i believe the firs female mixed martial arts professional. >> now we're reaching into piquesary random trivia. >> we're studying all kinds of first. >> we can keep going with this. >> we talk about mixed martial arts. >> two underactive criminal indictment. >> chris collins and duncan hunter. >> both republicans, both under active federal investigation. >> would you think those two you lould go down but the reality is they are both from very red districts so they managed to pull it out despite the fact that they stay basically under wraps throughout the campaignment didn't do a lot of talking. >> people may be finishing their drinks whether they had that on the board or not, also interesting to note two former
nfl players. >> the democrat winning in in the texas. i played for the titans and later worked for the justice gohis.ment under t bmministratiy ih fornia 3 district orange county will be the first korean american woman elected to congress, the race sleening her way right now. >> what are the outstanding races right now as you are looking at with careful attention. >> we are still looking at races in southern california, and we will want to see what that nevada race looks like. the goal for democrats is to run up the par begins as much as you can in the vegas area and hope dean heller doesn't get too far ahead in reno. >> but it will take a little while. >> anthony mayson kitty corner across the studio. >> a deep pass, speaking of nfl
what have you got. >> we want to look at first time voters. 16% of the electorate in this mid-term are voting in a id-term for the very first time and a little different than the rest of the electorate. almost half of them, 48% are young voters between the ages of 2 and 29. this is also a more ethnically diverse group, this is interesting, 55% white, 12% black, 22% hispanic, 9% asian. that white number is significant because the overall electorate is about 71% white so it is much lower in that number. the 22% hispanic also is significantly liar nom than the toerral electorate. may not surprise you with the age. they went strongly dem kraict, 62%, folks. >> anthony mason, thank you. and we have been watching the vote come in from california because there are a number of house seats up there that democrats feel confident they can ping. carter evans is in newport
beach, california, dana rohrabacher's headquarters. >> we are at hawley rouda headquarters, you can see the crowd building up behind me. the polls closed about two and a half hours ago and the votes are still coming in. when it comes to this raise between rouda democrat for congress and dana rohrabacher the incumbent t is too close to call it is split with about 2/10 of a percentage point separating the two candidates favoring harley rouda but it is really .oo close to call. the question here is can rouda unseat this republican who has been in place for so many years. rohrabacher has been itpresenting this community for 30 years. this say staunchly republican community. and here we are hours after the polls close in california and the race is too close to call. >> all right, carter evans there, thank you for clarifying
your location. but just to recap where we are in this night, let's take a look now at florida. ascinating race, this was one, the beginning of the evening democrats felt very comfortable they were going to hold on to this senate seat and look at this, with 99% of the vote in, the governor of the state rick scott reported more than $40 million of his own money into this race. at this point holds a very narrow lead, bill nelson underperformed among senior citizens, among hispanics, contributing to rick scott there. a lot of people also thought for democrat mayor of tallahassee he already conceded. >> what a difference. >> what a difference the 12 nturs makes because when we went on the air this morning t was very promising for both of them. >> gillum was the one going to take it over. >> exactly. >> we don't know how this race will turn out here, don't want
to get ahead of ourselve but from you donald trump and are you counting up the things going well for you, if you can have a key purple state in which you have a republican governor and two republican senators, that is good for you in terms of the other ways in which this reverberates. >> so appropriately aligned. >> exactly. >> you pointed out president trump campaigning in florida, another state nevada there, take a look there, that is still a toss up as jaimentie yew cass reported a number of those people still in line at the polls there. big turnout in nech nevada, the early surpassing, right. >> surpassing the vote in 2014, complete vote in 2014. >> and jackie rosen ran quite a campaign. and arizona which i think is really the race to watch, not only because arizona, yascinating state politically, this san open seat with jeff flake retiring, a more moderate rep an and here you have two very strong, women who have won the ireman competition, that is
a 15 to 20 hour race. someone said tonight i can't even sleep for 15 hours and these women can run, bike and swim. >> and you know, martha mcsally if she doesn't win will probably get appointed to fill out john mccain's term. >> stacey abrams in georgia, let's listen her remarks tonight. >> thank you so much. love you it too. when you all-- when you chose me as your democratic nominee i made you a vow. and our georgia no one would be unseen, no one is unheard, and no one is uninspired. (cheers and applause) but we know a vow, a vow takes effort it takes commitment
hold truth. reaching out, reaching across is hard work. but as i told you then, hard work is in our bones. and we have proven this every single day, georgia. with doors knocked, with calls made, with miles traveled, with prayers prayed to the highest heaven. and tonight we have closed the gap between yesterday and tomorrow. (applause) but we still have a faw more miles to go. but hear me clearly, that too is an opportunity to show the world who we are. because in georgia, civil rights lave always been an act of will and a battle for our souls. and because we have been fighting this fight since our
beginning, we have learned a fundamental truth. democracy only works when we work for it. when we fight for it. when we demand it. and apparently today when we stand in lines for hours to meet it at the ballot box, that is when democracy works. but i'm here tonight to tell you votes remain to be counted. there are voices that are waiting to be heard. across our stiet folks are opening up the dreams of voters and absentee ballots and we believe our chance for a stronger georgia is just within reach. but we cannot seize it until all voices are heard. and i promise you tonight we're going to make sure that every vote is counted. (cheers and applause) >> every single vote. every vote gets counted. because i will tell you this, in a civilized nation, the machine ree of democracy should work for
every one, everywhere, not just in certain places and not just on the certain day. but what lies on the other side of our efforts, our best lives are within reach. fully funded, public education in the state of georgia. medicate-- medicaid expansion. and raising family incomes without raising taxes. every gorge began that we have touch add long the way understands the power of the vote. and i will tell you, this election has tested our faith. i'm not going to name names but some have worked hard to take aur voices away. to scare us away. to distract us. but our vision is clear and we see the finish line.
>> and there we have stacy abrams at her headquarters in atlanta promising voters that every vote will be counted. we can show you the board right now because it looks like the whrrent secretary of state who is her republican opponent is leading slightly in the polls reu see there. but it is about a margin of just over 100,000 votes. and according to abram's ' campaign this was record turnout, talking about 3.7 million people voting, about 1.2 million more than in 2014. they believe there are tense of thousands of absentee ballots around the state that have not yet been counted soo they want to wait and try and push this into a runoff. >> but the opponent will be the one yefer seeing the counting of the ballots as they come in. >> i'm stheur there will be. >> that say little dicey considering the charges already leveled against brian kemp as ment ge go.e ha been t
there are two counties we're kateing to hear from. dekalb and fullton. i got word that they closed the gap from 240,000 to 104,000 with data coming in from dekalb. so they are hoping they still have more votes to count. >> and in kcobb they say 25 to 26,000 vote by mail who they believe have not been counted. clearly they want to wait and push this and you know there ri a number of democratic lauers on the ground saying let's give this time. >> this race is not just about georgia, this race say racial that all democrats are looking at the, the issue of voter suppression and race in democratic politics it is at the heart of the party. this is being wamped. when you think about the party and tactics and how get votes and voters in this mid-term we is been talking about on the republican side there is alot of learning going on on the democratic side about what can work and how to use a race like this going forward to make a message for democrats too.
this goes well beyond the borders of georgia. >> one other key race we are following tonight is the sivernor's race in wisconsin this is paul ryan's home state, governor scott walker a very close race there with at this hour not all of the vote is in. ton evers is leading slightly. >> tony evers is not a name many people had heard of until this evening. and the republicans were telling me that behind the scenes they were most nervous about this race in particular just because scott walker is such a recognizable name. >> and education. >> and education is a huge. >> in that state. scott walker slashed funding for state education. and that give him a big hit in the state. tony evers is the state superintendent, well liked among educators in that state and has become somebody who democrat is
are even surprised to see. >> when he cut the budget that turned that a national story. we did many stories about the teachers walking offer the job. >> and how that turned out for him. >> we knew at the time he was under the gun. >> but they still, to me, the biggest surprise. >> scott walker. let's it talk big picture. when we talk about turnout for a moment, what we have seen here, anthony salvanto at our decision disesk. we had 35 million early voters, huge number. >> yep. >> how many total voters and what percentage of the electorate is that. >> we have tallied so far 92 million. we still have, a lot of california left to count. i'm sure this gets over lundred million. we put it in the mid 40s, maybe 50, but certainly 46, 47 percent which for a mid-term is really high. >> okay. >> really high. but it is interesting to see, that turnout boost seems to have
helped both sides in this regard it pushed up the democrats in the suburban areas and closer to city areas, that helped them flip the house but it also across all these rural counties, also helped the republican, helped them hold on to the senate. >> the house overall what is the split you're looking at right now? >> it's going to go around 225, 226, maybe higher. >> for the democrats. >> which by the way i should say is rate about where the polls had it, heading in. might hit 230, might go up a little bit higher because that's part of that high turnout boost we thought the democrat was get. so the races in california might not be settled tonight, places-- i would have said you have done a pretty good job, from what i can tell. >> i had to give a shoutout. >> worth noting, well done all of you.
but also worth noting the seven aty house races we've isolated here in california here, all of them still up for grabs qungs yeah all up for grabs, not sure utey will count the ballots but a lot of the races we were watching, down in southern california, the suburbs down, south ofs will ang less, orange county, those areas, there are still a number of races where they are neck and neck, all basically toss ups at this point and then i think maybe by tomorrow, maybe within a week we might know some of the answer there. o okay, great, norah, back over to you. >> fascinating. when we come back we'll heck in with i believe major garrett at the white house with president srump's reaction to the results tonight 6789
welcome back to cbs news election coverage, president trump excited about the results tonight. let's check if with major garrett at the white house. major. >> so why does the white house rhink this was net net a victory for it? well, let's thick about where this evening began. there were those here at the white house who fathered house republican losses could be as high as 40 seats, maybe more, it won't be anywhere near that
high. there were fears not that the senate majority was in jeopardy but certain senate seats wouldn't go their way and matted jort remain very small, 51, maybe 52 seats. yes, montana, nevada, arizona still to be decided but the white house believes not only will it hold the senate majority, it will enlarge it let's put it in histor kalt context. cot's look at mid-term outcomes for president obama and gornlings w bush. we put this graphic on the screen, look on the year 2010, that was president obama's first mid-term, 63 seats were lost in the house at president obama's first mid-term after winning handily just in 2008. george w. bush lost 30 seats in 2006 but that was the seconds mid ferm of his second term. and 13 seats for president obama in 2014. but that 2010 is really the contrasting number. in the worse case scenario the white house looks at maybe 30 house seats are lost on the republican side, half again what
president obama lost in 2010. by historic stades the white house will consider that, though, not an optical qulowt come, losing control but certainly something better than they were fearing and on the senate side much better expectations. what will that tell the white house, two things. rallies and crowd size, still matter. lyd immigration cuts differently nt different places. but it is not a repellent issue for all hispanic voters. they certainly suggest that other places do as well the white house does consider that issue down the stretch more helpful than harmful in the big picture. >> make major garrett, thank you, thank you for stay on the north lawn of the white house. so late this evening, thank toes everyone here. as we wrap up our coverage this evening, there is a lot to have tearned from the numbers that came in and the voters. their voices were heard. they did send a message tonight.
some of those things we learned. >> one of the things we learned is the country is split it is still split and the splits are, and bob talked about we're a split country, some people on boft sides who think that the other side caused the split to get wider and we will have to work all of that out. there are a lot of people coming to washington now who have gotvo are, it is still a place to go and make a change for the american people. >> i agree. i think there is alot of finger pointing but i thought ben said it best when he was sitting where you are, bob, tonight, he odid you have a lot-of-new blood coming in and maybe they will want to do things differently. i'm very curious to see how they will want to play what shap nght house. aill nancy pelosi still remain in charge and what is going to happen with the senate republicans. what is going to happen there. >> people coming in, could make erdifference. al nora were you talking, gale were you talking about this as we-- have been gearing up for
tonight, women, women, women, regard, regardless of party well. have seen more democrats than women but we have seen women from all different backgrounds, really show that listen, i can be a mom, i can be a career woman, i can be in the mil tear, i can do anything and can i represent you. and a lot of people voted these women. >> and statistics show when women are in charge, in terms of cam rad ree, in terms of how they sper act with others, in terms of efficiency, nothing against the men but there are statistics that bear out when women are in power positions, nina says great entertaining said if you want to be a woman in power, empower over women. and that makes such sense to my. >> bob, this is your 25th. >> my 25th. >> how are you holding. >> so far, sod goo. but what i think, i think the story of women is the big story of this night. i think the country is still divided but i can remember back when john dickerson's woman who
was the only female .orrespondent at cbs news. i remember when i came to washington we had one female correspondent. and i think that say wonderful thing, have i two daughters and granddaughters, i'm glad to see this happening. but we don't really think about how much things have changed, not in just our country but everywhere. >> and for the first time congress will likely have more than 100 women in the u.s. house ti representatives. we saw women hold the key to power in the changes, they were the swing vote in today's election it has been an historic night. ,ongress will be more female, it will be more diverse. there have more veterans, that we know, tonight the battle continues. and for all of us at cbs news, we'll take a break before we say
time on the air because so much was at stake. es o'keeffe and nanszee cordes, you know these house and senate races like nobody else, thank you so much. anthony mason and the exit polls and the whole team that put all that together. the cbs news, the best team on television. proud to be part of this network. join us tomorrow at cbs this morning. >> in a few hours. >> i'm getting a wrap, much more of our election results on our streaming news service, cbsn an cbs this morning and cbs evening news, for some of you your late local news is up next followed by the late show with stephen
now at 11:00. a big big night for california democrats. gavin newsom elected the state's next governor. nancy pelosi poised to win back her gavel as the democrats flip the house. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. full coverage of election night 2018. we're joined by political reporters phil, melissa, and there is a lot to talk about tonight. let's start with the governor's race. just in the last hour, gavin newsom declared a decisive victory against republican john cox. looking at the numbers there, 56% of the vote. and moving on to the proposition. >> yeah, prop 6 would repeal the state's gas tax. right now it is trailing by quite a bit. at least ten percentage points. and prop 10 would allow cities
to expand rent control tonight. it appears that it's headed for defeat. and with a 64% no vote over 36% yes. >> a split for control of congress. democrats win control of house while republicans hold on to the senate. a team of reporters up and down the state from the bay area clear down to san diego. kpix 5's emily turner where the governor spoke just a short time ago, emily? >> it was a very happy, excited crowd this evening though i will say very few people were surprised bri the outcome of this race -- by the outcome of this race. this is the race that gavin newsom wanted to run. he wanted to run against a gop candidate. that's exactly what happened. and he said that this is a very clear statement on what the future of california politics looks like. in fact, in his speech he even said quote it is the biggest state making the biggest statement. this is california's moment moving forward.