Top news on election day

by Volker Weber

[via Greyhawk]


Oh, and I thought (when reading your headline) you're going to write about the technical problems with the voting machines. O tempora, o mores.

Philipp Sury, 2006-11-08

In all fairness, at that point in the day there are no results to talk about. Diebold hasn't yet told us how their machines voted for us, and the paper based systems (like in my town) haven't been reported up to the state level yet (at least not as of when that was posted).

Of course, it isn't stopping CNN, et. al. from endlessly blabbing about nothing happening yet.

CNN has a neat graphic, something like this:

Senate: R[]D

All they can talk about is how that slider could move more to the "D" or more to the "R" you see, with the "x" portions already decided or not up for election.

I can already call one thing clearly. If the Democrats win more seats, that slider will definitely move closer to the "D". I'm 90% sure of that prediction.

Andrew Pollack, 2006-11-08

argh. The X's were pulled out from my chart because of the damn brackets. Oh well, I'm sure you can understand what I mean.

Andrew Pollack, 2006-11-08

In a state (Ohio), where the mid-term elections are being hotly contested and the future of the state, and the nation, will probably change with the results, the BEST NEWS is about some 2nd rate singer and her slacker husband filing for divorce? Are we really that shallow, or in dire need of celebrity gossip? Or am I becoming a cynical old man?

You don't have to answer that. :-)

Gregg Eldred, 2006-11-08

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