Democrats take the House
Midterm election results are in and the Democrats took the House of Representatives.
They were able to seize more than a dozen of the 23 seats needed to take the House in early returns.
The Democratic win means a deadlocked Congress – with Republicans in control of the Senate and Democrats in control of the House.
Democrats were favored to win the House, but their victory was not assured until the votes were counted.
Results of key Senate races
Joe Donnelly, who is considered to be one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate, lost his seat to Mike Braun in Indiana.
The former governor of Tennessee, Democrat Phil Bredesen, lost to Representative Marsha Blackburn.
Senator Ted Cruz held off Representative Beto O’Rourke in Texas, a race that captured the country’s attention.
Jacky Rosen defeated Senator Dean Heller to flip a seat in Nevada to the Democrat’s favor.
Check out more Senate results here.
Chief who led police during Pulse shooting now sheriff
The police chief who led the Orlando Police Department during the Pulse nightclub shooting has been elected sheriff of Orange County.
John Mina ran as an Independent and defeated two candidates on Tuesday.
Mina focused his campaign on his four-year tenure as police chief. Mina has been a police officer with the Orlando Police Department since 1991.
According to CBS News, Mina will lead the largest law enforcement agency in central Florida, with a budget of $250 million and a staff of 2,600.
No backing down
Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams is not conceding the Georgia governor’s race to Republican candidate Brian Kemp, according to CNN.
Abrams, who would be the nation’s first black female governor, is arguing that the high stakes race is too close to call and is hoping for a runoff next month.
Polls show Kemp ahead of Abrams by approximately 68,000 votes with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
Kemp has 50.4 percent of the vote.
If neither candidate receives 50 percent, there will be a runoff in early December.
No talks today
With just over 24 hours until talks between the U.S. and North Korea were set to begin, the State Department accounted they were to be postponed.
They gave no reason for this decision.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to meet with a senior North Korean official tomorrow in New York.
The meeting was suppose to prepare for a second summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
According to NBC News, South Korea hopes the meeting will be rescheduled “as soon as possible.”
Step aside, midterms
For nearly two months, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been pretty quiet.
Mueller and Russia are back in the spotlight now that the election is over.
The 18-month-old investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has already led to charges against 32 people, 26 of them Russians.
According to the Washington Post, the most pressing matters now include looking into longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone’s activities.
That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.