Open election day thread
This is an open election thread. I have to babysit some sites today, so I can't be posting; I'll try to return for Obama's victory speech. Here's the electoral map today. As you can see, the landscape is considerably different from 2004.
It would be nice if someone would post a guide to the downticket races.
Any suggestions for a drinking game on the press coverage?
NOTE Atrios, as ever, sums it up nicely: "Kerry states+Virginia+(NM or IA) does it."
UPDATE Nifty dynamic map at WaPo.
UPDATE I cast my ballot and went off to the diner. Philly!
UPDATE The filibuster proof number to watch is 9. Reading that article, it looks like the numbers are going to be like those back in 1979. It's like the tape is rolling back to the days when the Conservative ascendancy began. Now, if the ideologies and the policies were as easy to roll back -- or to fast forward, say to single payer -- we'd have something. We'll have to see.
UPDATE Bloomberg agrees with Atrios. When Obama wins VA, it's over.
UPDATE BTD says it's war in OH.
UPDATE Hat tip, amberglow for the Times Big Board. VA 55% McCain? WTF? Ah. The Times site has maps out to the individual districts. Nothing from near the Beltway yet at all.
UPDATE Most everybody's called PA for Obama.
UPDATE Fox has Obama at 207 not counting CA. Nighty night.