Headlines Edition

Wednesday Headlines: Waiting room.

The US presidential election is still too close to call. However, early this morning Trump made good on his plan to declare victory anyway, claim fraud, and call for votes to stop being counted. / AP, The Washington Post

Democrats will maintain control of the House, but it's looking less likely they'll win a Senate majority. / The New York Times, NPR

The history of a swoosh of Democratic blue through the Deep South, fertile soil, and voter suppression. / Twitter

"The US Postal Service turned down a federal judge's order late Tuesday afternoon to sweep mail processing facilities serving 15 states, saying instead it would stick to its own inspection schedule." / The Washington Post

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff makes it clear the US military will have no role in the election. / Axios

US federal cybersecurity authorities say there's no evidence of a major election attack. / The Washington Post

Your weekly white paper: "Russian Holidays Predict Troll Activity 2015-2017." / National Bureau of Economic Research

Multiple states voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and Oregon became the first state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of heroin and other street drugs. / The Guardian, The Oregonian

In Delaware, Sarah McBride was elected to the state Senate, becoming the highest-ranking openly trans official in American history. / Vox

California voters sided with Uber and Lyft on Prop 22, allowing app-based drivers to be classified as independent contractors, not employees. / Los Angeles Times 

Florida passed an amendment to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. / WCTV

Mississippi voted to replace the state flag, which included a version of the Confederate battle flag. / NBC News

A QAnon supporter, Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene, won a seat in the House. / BuzzFeed News

"Lots of Diet Coke. I'll drink a ton of Diet Coke. I think that's the main thing." What Steve Kornacki eats during election week. / GQ

You voted, you waited, you freaked out. You need the Election Distractor. / The New York Times

A collection of sounds to help you relax during this stressful moment. / Open Culture