Open Election Thread
Bill Quick

Please post any local or regional results here that you think are of interest.

Early returns are starting to come in. Some aren’t very enjoyable – the Manchin win especially galls me. Nor is the notion that California, sunk in misery, wants to increase its load of misery by reelecting Barbara “Dumb As A Box Of” Boxers.

It now looks as if we won’t be able to flip the Senate. But it will be close.

UPDATE: CNN is now projecting that the House will flip. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is now a dead duck. The talking head says that the Dems who predicted they would keep control of the house were “mistaken,” when the more accurate “insane” would have worked much better.

Observation: Snakehead Carville, on the CNN panel, looks as if somebody just gave him a red pepper enema.

UPDATE: Russ “Lunatic Whackjob” Feingold is history!

UPDATE: Looks like Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown will be governor of California for a second time, thereby fully guaranteeing California its lunatic status. That’s what crazy is, after all – doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

More disturbing is that perhaps California doesn’t hope for a different result, and is content to remain a Sanctuary State for the overtaxed, over-regulated, jobless impoverished. And illegal aliens.

UPDATE: The Most Personally Satisfying Race of the Night . . . – By Jim Geraghty – The Campaign Spot – National Review Online

Congressman Bobby Schilling.

Remember who told you it was possible, way back when.

Phil Hare can now not care about the Constitution as a private citizen.

UPDATE: Instapundit » Blog Archive » CHANGE: Tea Party-Backed Dan Benisheck Takes Bart Stupak Seat Back For GOP….

CHANGE: Tea Party-Backed Dan Benisheck Takes Bart Stupak Seat Back For GOP.

This one is personally satisfying to me. I was an early Benishek supporter back when he first stepped into the ring, unlike some well-known bloggers. Hey, Allah? Some crushing, huh? (Yeah, that’s part of the satisfaction, too.)

UPDATE: Remember this asshole? Townhall Downfall: Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN) “This Is My Town Hall” | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News. He’s gone.

This asshole, too: LOOKS LIKE RENEE ELMERS HAS BEATEN BOB “WHO ARE YOU” ETHERIDGE.

UPDATE: Latest Dem desperate spin: GOP weak because didn’t take control of Senate.

UPDATE: Mark Levin responds: “Would you rather be us today or them?”

UPDATE: Boehner speech extremely emotional. Now let’s see if he means it.

UPDATE: Been watching CNN because Fox News isn’t available on my cable package. Am finding it surprisingly tolerable – almost fair and balanced.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Open Election Thread — 23 Comments

  1. Wow, I never would have expected the senate to get as close as 48/50, which is what RCP is calling right now. If team R picks up 2 of Alaska (polls still open, I think), Ill (neck and neck), Nevada (no results, power outage?), and PA (still neck and neck), that would make Joe Biden the tie breaking vote.

    Which would be great for plagiarism jokes.

  2. Quick report from here in MA: We still suck like it’s 1972. Barney broke the economy and we sent him back in there for more. What is it going to take?

    PJTV did a great job with their live coverage, though it was pretty lame that they ended at 9PM your time.

  3. It looks like we’ll have to wait to see how the statehouses shake out. With reapportionment altering the 2012 playing field, that’s where the action will be.

    I’ve seen nothing on the two reapportionment initiatives on the Cali ballot. Using a committee to draw the lines may be the only way to get Maxine Waters and Henry Waxman out of Congress.

    At least Rhode Islanders bowed to tradition and voted against changing the name of their state. They were going to call it East Connecticut.

  4. Carly Fiorina is ignoring the Fox award to Boxer and not conceding. Look at the exit polls that Fox may be using for that prediction.

    The first thing that jumps out is the Dem/Rep percentage is 43/31 with 25% independent. The Republican turnout must be better than that. I suspect that’s the composition of the exit poll sample. There’s also the matter of lots of Republicans voting absentee, and I’m not sure when those get counted.

  5. UPDATE: Latest Dem desperate spin: GOP weak because didn’t take control of Senate.

    Yeah, right – it ain’t over ’till it’s over.

    Reminds me of the old joke about two guys in a knife fight – one takes a full-arm swing at the other, who jumps back, then says, “Missed me!” One who swung says, “Yeah? Try to nod your head, and see what happens…”

    Word to the Donks – idea wasn’t necessarily to “take control” outright (though that would’ve been nice); idea was to “take control” away from you, as much as possible – seems to have worked, pretty well.

    Something’s going to have to be done with The “New” Black Panthers, as they’re doing the same old tricks they pulled before – at the same polling place, yet!!

    Good to see, as Bill referred to, Renee Elmers did, in fact, kick sorry-ass Bob “Street-Assaulter” Etheridge out the door in NC District 2.

    I had high hopes that Ilario Pantano would beat out semi-Blue Dog Mike McIntyre in my home area, NC District 7 – oh, well, maybe next time…

  6. Carly Fiorina is ignoring the Fox award to Boxer and not conceding.

    Raw vote totals on townhall.com show Boxer ahead by roughly 30,000 on total vote count of over 3 million, but with only just over 30% of total precincts reported – a lot can happen in that last 68 – 69 percent – Fiorina was ahead on both raw and percentage at a couple of points already -

    We’ll see…

  7. Unless things change we won’t know the Alaskan results until the end to the month. They won’t even start looking at the write-ins until mid month.
    It won’t change the make-up of the senate. (Obviously, I was wrong about the undecided opting for Miller.)

    Like every election night, you win some, you lose some, and some just get rained out.

    The 2012 presidential race begins in the morning. May the most libertarian person win.

  8. Townhall.com reporting Republican Governors Association already preparing for recounts in FL, IL and Oregon…FL shaping up for a repeat of 2000, very tight race and, IIRC, they don’t do the absentee ballots there until after the regular vote is totaled.

    Personal note on this one: Until two days ago, I was still getting mailings on the FL races, in particular the Alex Sink/Rick Scott matchup for Gov. – and, early last month, I had gotten an absentee ballot from Palm Beach County, even though I haven’t lived there since the end of 2007, and have told them that, both by mail and by phone, twice in the past year. So much for efficiency in purging voter lists in Palm Beach County, FL…

  9. …we sent him back in there for more. What is it going to take?

    …being caught in bed with a minor?

    A minor what?!?

    Ah, well, I’ve been told you can hire a pretty good assassin through an ad in Soldier Of Fortune magazine, if you’re careful about it…

  10. Speaking (hypothetically, of course) of assassins -

    Although the overall results are fairly gratifying In Michigan, I was somewhat dismayed to see that, not only did Michiganders let John Dingell, Dale Kildee and the thoroughly-regrettable Sander Levin continue to suckle upon The Body Politic, they also enabled that thieving reprobate John Conyers to continue his disservice to all save only himself. Of course, the MI Rethuglican Party hasn’t run anyone of consequence against the old race-baiter in about three decades, so I suppose you can’t expect too much…

  11. NJ only flipped one of the three House seats in play, NJ-3 goes to Runyan. Still, this gets us back to the historical double gerrymander of 7 Dems and 6 GOPers in our House delegation. Perhaps Christie can rejigger this if we redistrict.

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