I'm going to bed shortly --- yes, it's almost 8PM, I'm such an animal --- but I've got a couple of things I want to say before bed.
First, yes, it looks like the Democrats will make some gains. Now that the horse race is over, I want to be among the first to make a little analytic statement. As a cynical, warhawk libertarian Republican Party Reptile, the thing I always remember is that it's always our job as citizens to keep our eyes on whoever is in the government and try to keep them from doing stupid crap. If the gains mean that the Democrats are in control of the Legislative Branch, the difference is which stupid crap we're going to have to try to stop.
Second, there are several places where we have made big government (and Big Government) efforts to improve thing over the last six years. (Good God, it's been six years since the 2000 election.) Among those is how elections are run. I think it's fair to say, even before people start whining on one side or the other, about election problems, is that billions of dollars and years of strife have not helped.
I have my own questions, honestly, whether some of the issue doesn't come down to people in control not wanting election procedures to improve.
And so to bed.