If the Democrats go into the 2020 elections complaining about the conduct of the 2016 elections, they don't stand a chance against Trump's populist appeal.
The results have been used as evidence of America's "cold civil war", with either side able to interpret them as they wish. To an extent, that division has been imported to Australia.
It's good news overall for the Democrats, but the thorny issue of intra-party conflict remains a pressing concern.
Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $3 billion Pacific infrastructure funding package, the Democrats have scored a victory in the US midterms, and Victorian Labor plan 50% renewables by 2030. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.
Good morning, early birds. US voters are preparing to head to the polls for the crucial midterm elections, the Australian government is considering splitting next year's federal election, and a runaway ore train is derailed in WA. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.