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KUOW special: The day after 11/8

Nov 9, 2016

Many in Washington are feeling the blues after Donald Trump took the White House and Republicans took Congress in Tuesday’s election.

But locally, the blues won some key races, including Democratic incumbent Jay Inslee for governor, Pramila Jayapal for Seattle’s U.S. Representative and Patty Murray for U.S. Senator.

We’ll be getting reaction from around the region on the election results. Listen to this special hour of coverage from KUOW's The Record.

Show Rundown

How Trump  pulled it off 

Republican state Senator Doug Ericksen is the deputy state director for the Trump campaign. He explains how Trump emerged victorious after polls put him behind Clinton.

Segment starts at 0:20

The victory party that wasn't

KUOW reporter Deb Wang was at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle Tuesday night at what was predicted to be a victory party for Washington Democrats. She tells us what it was like to be there as the sentiment shifted

Segment starts at 3:27

The polls lied, why?

Leading up to the election yesterday most of the polls had Clinton in the lead. So what happened? How did we get it so wrong? Domenico Montanaro, political editor for National Public Radio, weighs in.

Segment starts at 6:45

Looking local

Q13 Fox political analyst C.R. Douglas talks about what surprised him in the state and local races, including plenty of ballot initiatives and the governor's race.

Segment starts at 12:52

Blue state, red federal government

We talk with Ron Sims, former King County executive and deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Rob McKenna, former Washington attorney general, about how the actions in D.C. will affect our lives here in Washington.

Segment starts at 17:03

First thoughts: Terrified

Danni Askini, executive director of the Gender Justice League, talks about her reaction when the election results came in Tuesday night.

Segment starts at 24:51

Jayapal makes history

Pramila Jayapal has emerged as the victor to replace long-time Congressman Jim McDermott in representing Seattle. She's the first Indian-American woman to be elected to Congress. We talk to her about her win and about how she feels going into a Republican-run Congress.

Segment starts at 29:12

Losing in Washington while opposing Trump

Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance, former chair of the Washington Republican Party, lost his race against incumbent Patty Murray Tuesday. He took a risk by opposing Donald Trump. We ask him what that risk cost him.

Segment starts at 33:37

Will Trump make good on his campaign promises?

Jim McDermott has been a Democrat representing Seattle in Congress since 1988. He's retiring at the end of his term in early 2017 (to be replaced by Pramila Jayapal). We ask him what a working relationship between Congress and President Trump might look like.

Segment starts at 37:27

Where do we go from here?

Before Trump won the presidency, he campaigned on promises like building a wall on the border of Mexico and banning Muslims from the country. Last night, he said he would be a president for all Americans. So where do we go from here? We ask Zaki Hamid, program director at Humanities Washington, that question.

Segment starts at 43:34

Bill's final thoughts at 51:55.