Tonight marks the fourth midterm election cycle in the Republic of Panem and the first under a non-Liberty president. Though midterms typically are a referendum of sorts for the president, it is expected that the Conservatives will gain at the expense of Liberty, Labor, and Civic.
UPDATE: We can confirm that in District 1, Senator Alexandra West, the incumbent, has defeated her opponents by a wide margin. Her victory will likely prove well for a potential VP campaign.
Polling: Liberty/Conservative 56%-Labor 34%-Civic 10%
UPDATE 2: The composition of the Senate remains 21 Liberty/Conservative coalition, 5 Labor, and 4 Civic.
Nothing new here, but nothing new was expected. Michael Debroff will return to the Senate as majority leader.
UPDATE 3: Governorship results are:
- District 2: Bella Taylor (Liberty) elected to full term. Taylor is first disabled governor.
- District 3: Bertram Spellings (Civic) reelected.
- District 4: Rosalie Underwood (Liberty) reelected.
- District 5: Cynthia Thompson (Liberty) reelected.
- District 8: Independent Elizabeth Steinbeck is defeated by former governor Felicia Ren (Labor) in extremely contentious contest.
- District 12: Rebecca Tarson (Liberty) reelected.
- District 13: Owen Talton (Liberty) reelected.
- District 14: Rosalie Descoteaux (Liberty) reelected.
UPDATE 4: We’ve waited until the last possible second to report this, purely so we are factually accurate. The following are the results of the House of Representatives elections.
As shown above, the Liberty Party barely holds onto a plurality with 79 seats. After that is the Conservative Party with a whopping 78 seats, exceeding expectations. The Labor Party receives a nice 30 seats, exactly the amount expected. The Civic Party receives the expected 7 seats. In a shocking turn of events, a recently formed party called the Centre Party receives 5 seats. An independent has won a single seat.
In further analysis, we can now see two distinct possibilities:
1) The Liberty Party can attempt to form a majority with Labor, Civic, Centre, and the single independent.
2) The Conservatives can do the same.
It’s all of who can get the support first. And, of course, there’s the odd chance that Liberty and the Conservatives can join together to govern, but it would be much less likely.
This will end our coverage for today. Stay tuned for more info on the fight for the House.