I’ll start analyzing some of the results at this post and reporting on some of the out-of-state results when there is something to analyze and report on. I will start doing that at about 10 PM.
12:50 am – Signing off, secure in the knowledge that at least there’s a CPA in charge of the OH Auditor’s office now, that a ludicrous “for the children” gambling initiative got trounced, and that OH lost only one GOP seat when it could have been a lot worse. When one is looking at those places for encouragement, it’s a sign of a pretty weak night.
12:45 am – It would appear that the Senate is closer to a toss-up now, but it apparently depends on VA and MT at this point.
12:17 am – The two OH congressional races both have gone to the incumbent Republicans Chabot and Schmidt; Chabot by about 10,000 and Schmidt by about 2,000.
11:58 pm – I guess we get to find out what divided government is like again, as the Dems have the House, and it seems almost a sure thing that the GOP held on to the Senate. I’m not even convinced that they’ve lost ground in the Senate — yet. Steele is up 17,000 votes in MD with 63% counted, but most of the nets are still saying Cardin has won. 12:05 am – just noted Cardin picked up bigtime. Steele looks to be in serious trouble (down 6% with 65% counted).
11:45 pm – Not posting here much because the two local congressional races (OH-1 and OH-2) have turned out to be nail-biters. Chabot leads Cranley and Schmidt leads Wulsin, but only by a few thousand in both cases.
11:15 pm – Looks like a long night in MD; Michelle Malkin is watching this one closely. One network (actually Fox and WaPo) called Cardin the winner in the Senate race, but Steele hasn’t conceded, and is ahead by the slightest of margins with only 31% counted. WaPo has withdrawn its original call.
11:00 pm – Ohio Issue 3 (Ohio Learn & Earn, which was to legalize slot gambling at 9 racetracks with profits supposedly going towards college scholarships to OH schools), which was a pet cause here (opposing it, that is), appears to be getting trounced 59-41 with 44% counted, and is trailing by roughly 330,000. Even though Cuyahoga and Hamilton aren’t counted much (or at all in Cuyahoga — time for the Cleveland jokes to come out again, I guess), I don’t see that diff being made up. In fact, after looking over the county details, I’m saying Issue 3 has failed (whew)!
10:54 pm – Lieberman’s win is apparently official. Kos is now oh-for-infinity. We’ve got to hook him up with Hillary.
10:40 pm – I’m seeing the predictions coming in as holding the Senate by 3 and the House by 3, but I’ve wandered around so much I don’t remember where (at Hewitt, I think).
10:10 pm – Guess I shouldn’t have come in, eh? I haven’t caught up yet, but it doesn’t seem to be looking good for a lot of the races the GOP had been hoping for.