Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* An Electoral College member from Texas, who's supposed to support Donald Trump, has resigned
from his position, unwilling to cast his vote for the Republican nominee. The remaining Texas electors will be responsible for choosing a replacement.
* In North Carolina's gubernatorial race, Roy Cooper's (D) lead over incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory (R) is nearing the 10,000 mark, but the Republican isn't conceding yet, and WRAL reports
on the state of the process.
* In California, a contested state Senate race was resolved in the Democratic candidate's favor, which means Dems will have a supermajority
in both chambers of the state legislature, which will work alongside a Democratic governor.
* On the other hand, with the Kentucky House flipping to GOP control, Republicans now have the majority in every Southern state legislature
for the first time in American history.
* Speaking of California, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) narrowly won
his re-election bid. As of yesterday, this was one of the few unresolved races of the 2016 cycle.
* Republican megadonor Betsy DeVos is now positioned to be Trump's Education Secretary, but during the Republican National Convention, DeVos was not a fan
of her party's presidential nominee.
* Shortly after David Wildstein was forced to resign from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son in law and trusted advisor, emailed Wildstein to say the Bridgegate scheme "was kind of badass
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