There are, as of early Friday morning, six states left to call -- Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and North Carolina -- but only four of them have been getting all the attention. Pennsylvania, says Emily VanDerWerff, is the A-story with the most drama. "It’s not hard to imagine what’s happening in Pennsylvania as, like, the storyline in the season finale of election 2020, which would probably follow a couple of beleaguered operatives behind the scenes as they work to make sure their boss claims every advantage he can in the coming battle for the nation," says VanDerWerff. "If I were running this show, they would kiss at some point, but let’s be honest — they’re too busy for kissing." Arizona, meanwhile, is the the B-story where things peaked too early, while Georgia is the C-story that constantly flirts with being the A-story and Nevada is the D-story that drops in every so often with little rhyme or reason.
MSNBC's Steve Kornacki has been the undisputed star of Election Week: "It’s soothing, amid the constant churn of breaking news and hot takes, to watch an informed and competent numbers guy help explain what’s going on, and on Twitter, this has translated into enthusiasm, admiration, and of course, horniness," says Madeleine Aggeler, pointing out this is Kornacki's fourth election cycle in front of MSNBC's "Big Board."