Tri-county voters approved $910 million in school bonds on Nov. 4, with every bond proposal passing in Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties while just one passed in Santa Barbara County.
Realistically, the best that either party, or the American public, can hope for is small ball.
Some Democrats who lost their race could try again in 2016. For today, however, it’s a safe bet that anyone who has just completed an exhausting and losing campaign isn’t thinking about two years from now.
Money and party lines still count. But in the end, turnout will matter most.
Here are five states most at risk for polling mishaps in their Senate elections, ranked from most to least likely.