Last night was full of surprises and suspense as the nation watched for results on not only the presidential race, but also for many state and local measures as well.
- Other national issues of note: Both Washington and Colorado state have fully legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Massachusetts joined 18 other states in allowed legalized use of medicinal marijuana.
- Maine, Maryland and Washington have passed marriage equality amendments to their state constitutions. Minnesota is also a victory for the LGBT community when a measure to ban gay-marriage was rejected by the voters. Wisconsin also made history by electing its first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin.
- California also had a number of measures to consider, both statewide as well as regionally.