Election Night thread
1:18 SHOCKER! Write-in candidate Levi Johnston winning in Alaska. Bad night for Palinites continues.
12:56 Buzzkill! Voters say no to recreational pot use in Calif.; Jack-in-the-Box lobbyists pissed, Mexican drug cartels cheer!
12:18 Time for Angle to lock and load? She’s trailing by seven in Nevada — will Palin be held responsible for Angle and O’Donnell?
11:47 Barnes concedes; Deal wins; Georgia loses.
11:45 Are those dollar signs in Nathan Deal’s eyes? Sonny can attest.
11:10 Word has it that DEAL WILL DECLARE VICTORY at 11:20 p.m.
11:08 Cagle, Deal wins prove that character counts (long pause).
11:04 Will it be Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Durbin or Reid? Regardless, it’ll be a Dem. as Boxer win ensures Senate stays blue.
11:01 Over/under on (Gov.-elect) Nathan Deal indictment: June 14, 2011?
10:52 Giant guppy celebrates re-election to Senate by trying to swallow little girl.
10:46 Bad news for bigots: Tom Tancredo loses bid for Colo. governor.
10:44 Nevada voters, dreading Reid/Angle victory speech, beg for do-over.
10:19 Casey Cagle, interviewed on local Fox affiliate, suddenly sounds much less Southern than he did in campaign commercials.
9:56 ATLmalcontent declares Nathan Deal is next Ga. governor. He’s up by 18 percent with half the precincts reporting. It’s all but over, so I might as well be first.
9:49 Rand Paul on CNN: “There are no rich, there are no poor, there is no middle class.” Interesting take.
9:16 CNN projects GOP wins control of the House; George Hamilton to be the new Speaker.
9:14 Dem. official tells CNN GOP to pick up 60 House seats.
9:12 AJC says Roy Barnes voices “cautious optimism,” but with 29% of precincts reporting Deal leads by 21 percent.
9:10 Carl Paladino loses, tells supporters to go fuck themselves.
8:26 Governor’s race tightens, but I remain pessimistic:
Georgia – 319 of 2902 Precincts Reporting – 11%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Deal , Nathan GOP 87,767 54%
Barnes , Roy Dem 70,391 43%
Monds , John Lib 5,487 3%
8:14 GOP tidal wave building. In other surprises, new Tyler Perry movie features strong black women/conniving, cheating black men
8:05 With 5% precincts reporting @votedeal Nathan Deal 58% Roy 38% Monds 3%; overheard at Barnes HQ: “If only I had been more crooked”
8:00 CNN projects: Christine O’Donnell loses. Blames media, anti-witch bias for loss
7:55 Insistence on bipartisanship costs Alan Grayson, Florida’s answer to Daniel Patrick Moynihan
7:47 Bill “The Gambler” Bennett placing bets on whether fellow CNN pundit Paul Begala is more reptile than human; David Gergen’s torn
7:45 Jim DeMint wins re-election in S.C.; blasts Strom Thurmond as “too liberal”
7:40 Last-minute switch to LaRouche party isn’t helping Charlie Crist
7:38 Via Andisheh: EXIT POLL: 84 % of Ga. voters who think Hawaii isn’t a state voted for Nathan Deal
7:30 Sarah Palin calls Karl Rove a bastard on FNC, blames media
7:26 N.C. Senate shocker — write-in candidate and Tea Party favorite Jesse Helms leads in early returns. De-freezing process begins
7:22 John King’s “Martix” board blows a fuse — nation worries about well-being of beloved CNN pundit Eliot Spitzer
7:04 Capt. Hairpiece wins in Kentucky.Huge African-American turnout puts Paul over the top