Five Takeaways From a Red Wave That Didn’t Reach the Shore

From a New York Times story by Blake Hounshell headlined “Five Takeaways From a Red Wave That Didn’t Reach the Shore”:

Democrats tried to outrun history — and the lead weight of a wounded president who made his final political appearance of the campaign in deep-blue Maryland, in a county he won two years ago by an overwhelming margin.

They had help from a surprising quarter: Republican voters. A base still in thrall to Donald J. Trump chose candidates in the primaries who threw out plenty of red meat, but on Election Day, many failed to translate their frustrations into victory.