Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 11.9.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Given the last few months, it’s heartening to see a candidate who still honors democratic norms: “In a gracious turn to her opponent – and a nod to women and girls who saw her as a role model – Hillary Clinton urged Americans on Wednesday not to give up on the values they embraced in her.”

* On a related note: “President Barack Obama congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and vowed to work with his team to ensure a peaceful transition of power in his first public comments since the Republican’s stunning victory.”

* Russia worked hard to help Trump, and it’s delighted with the outcome: “The Russian leadership appeared mostly heartened by Clinton’s defeat. The State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, greeted the news of Trump’s victory with an ovation.”

* For all the right-wing victories yesterday, some progressive priorities advanced: “The lowest-paid hourly workers in four states won a boost in their minimum wage to at least $12-an-hour in Tuesday’s election. Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington approved increases in their states’ respective hourly pay rates to at least $12 by 2020, according to late election results compiled by the Associated Press and Ballotpedia.”

* On a related note: “:California, Massachusetts and Nevada legalized marijuana on Tuesday in what advocates said was a reflection of the country’s changing attitude toward the drug…. [T]he percentage of Americans living in states where marijuana use is legal for adults rose above 20 percent, from 5 percent.”

* In case you missed the news out of Arizona: “The man who styled himself ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ has lost his job. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Arizona’s Maricopa County, was defeated Tuesday in his bid for a seventh consecutive term by his Democratic challenger, Paul Penzone, a 21-year veteran Phoenix police officer.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.