Mic Daily: A rash of racist messaging at the 11th hour before Election Day


Good evening folks, and happy Election Day eve. This is your friendly reminder to please take some time Tuesday — if you can — to vote in the midterm elections. You can go to Vote.org to find out your polling location.

Here are the top five stories out of Mic today.

The representation gap: Women and people of color are underrepresented in every state legislature

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More women and people of color are running for office in the 2018 midterms than ever before — but representation is still lagging behind. In Alaska, for example, there’s a gap of about 31% in representation of people of color in the state legislature.

Democrats see racist 11th-hour messaging in 2018 midterm cycle

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As the midterms loom, Republican officials and right-wing groups are employing overtly racist messaging in a last-ditch effort to drum up support.

Yes, that includes Trump’s racist attack ad that’s know been scrubbed — after it was shown to millions — from NBC and Fox News.

Trial begins to determine whether Trump administration can ask about citizenship on the 2020 census

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Can the Trump administration ask about a person’s citizenship status on the 2020 census? A new trial beginning Monday — that may eventually wind up at the U.S. Supreme Court — will eventually answer that question.

The 9 most infuriating exit deals of all time from companies like Google, Exxon and Fox News

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In the wake of the cancellation of Megyn Kelly’s NBC talk show — which came days after she defended blackface in Halloween costumes — the former Fox News anchor may get a massive payout in the neighborhood of $69 million.

If the deal goes through, Kelly will join a long list of executives and other high-profile figures who got millions to stop doing their jobs.

Taiwanese food is finally having a moment in New York City’s crowded restaurant scene

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And now for something that won’t make you want to rip your hair out.

Mic’s own Stephanie Wu, who moved from Taiwan to New York City over a decade ago, has made a pleasant discovery: Taiwanese food in the city is finally good. And there’s a lot of it.

Feast your eyes — and try not to get too hungry.

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