Brian Kemp (left) and Stacey Abrams.

Opinion: Exploring an historic election

Today, we present several opinion viewpoints that take stock of a notable midterm election week in America. Tuesday’s election allowed voters, in time-honored fashion, to have their say in choosing who should represent them in halls of government.

Some questions were handily resolved, such as the balance of power among Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Others remain unsettled as of this writing.

In Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Secretary of State and assumed what he says is his new title of Georgia Governor-elect. Stacey Abrams, his Democratic opponent, has not conceded the race; her campaign contends that enough votes remain uncounted to make for the possibility of a runoff election being required.

In Florida, a similarly hard-fought race for the governor’s office was said Thursday to be close enough that a recount could be required.

On today’s page, a writer explores the implications for women of the midterm elections that saw many of that gender win elective office. Also, the head of the Heritage Foundation writes about what she sees ahead in government for conservative voters. The third opinion piece posits that the midterm results show substantial weaknesses in both dominant political parties.

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