The Morning Dispatch: Steady As She Goes
Happy Thursday! We’re getting there, folks. Not there yet, but we’re getting there.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden picked up key battleground states Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday, setting him well on his way toward rebuilding the “blue wall” that flipped for President Trump in 2016. President Trump won a single electoral vote from Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.
After weeks of trailing in the polls, Maine Republican Susan Collins beat out her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon and won reelection to the Senate, all but assuring the GOP will retain its Senate majority. Sen. Gary Peters—a Michigan Democrat—eked out a win against Republican challenger John James. Meanwhile, with ballots still trickling in in Georgia, GOP Sen. David Perdue is hovering right at the 50-percent mark he needs to win his race outright and avoid a runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff.
DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs released a statement Wednesday stating that the federal agency had found “no evidence any foreign adversary was capable of preventing Americans from voting or changing vote tallies.”