The campaign of 2016 is about to come to a close. It feels like everyone, including journalists, is ready for it to end.
Free pizza for the newsroom was one of the traditions of election night at newspapers where I worked. An “election pool” was another one. Those of us who chose to participate predicted the outcome of various races. The winner claimed bragging rights of being politically astute, although dumb luck may have been involved too.
I won’t join one of those pools this time, but I will offer my predictions here. To be clear, this is who I think will win, not who should win. My voting preferences are between me and my ballot.
Here we go:
Clinton, with 323 electoral votes
House: Republicans, 235-200
Senate: Tied, 50-50
Lt. Governor: Coleman
U.S. Senate: Burr