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Politics Podcast: What To Make Of Election Night

In this late-night installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reacts to the initial results from the 2018 midterms. Democrats took the House without too much of a sweat and Republicans strengthened their majority in the Senate. With good news for both parties, there wasn’t one simple takeaway from the night.

Midterms 2018: FiveThirtyEight reacts to election results

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Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.