Above are the states aside form Oregon where I have old friends who I keep in touch with.
In following the election results this year unexpectedly I ended up anxiously watching the returns from my newly adopted home state of Oregon since the race for governor was a nail-biter with the right-wing candidate having a good chance of winning. Thank goodness she didn't so I will have Tina Kotek as my governor for the next four years.
I also paid particular attention to the elections in the 10 states where friends live.
Having lived in Michigan since college until we moved to Massachusetts I have lots of friends there. It was a relief to learn that not only did Gov. Whitmer win but so did all the Democratic statewide candidates.
Then moving to the other state where I have the most old friends, Massachusetts, despite the misleading headline, this tells the story:
Maura Healey wins Massachusetts governor's race, NBC News projects, as the first lesbian elected to lead a state
This is what Axios has to say about this election: