Tuesday, November 08, 2005

You know you are a sad political junkie when....

You plan on staying up all night to wait for the returns from NJ, VA, OH and CA during an off-off-election year.

Well the polls have closed in NJ and VA and I fully expect both Corzine and Kaine to win and keep both of those Governships "blue". Likewise, in CA (the state that I am originally from) I expect most if not all of the Governator's ballot measures to be defeated.

Oh by the way Mom and Dad, you both better have gotten your absentee ballots in! Don't make your son lecture you about voting! And to my brother Evan at Princeton, I heard how lazy you were about registering to vote in NJ last year for the general election, so I better hear from you about how you voted this time or you will be considered persona non grata come Christmas time.

All kidding aside, if today's elections don't make today a bad day for President Bush, then the news about yet another Republican leak investigation probably did wonders to brighten his mood.

Anyway, the polls as stated before the polls have closed in NJ and VA, and 1832 will provide commentary as soon as we can (I have a meeting at 7pm CST) and we will wait for the OH and CA returns as well.

UPDATE: NBC 12 in VA has just reported that the AP has called the VA Governors Race for Democrat Tim Kaine! Way to go VA Democrats we knew you could do it!
NBC 12 has a live video stream up that you can watch here.

UPDATE #2: I just came across this story from WDBJ7 shows Republicans tried to play with voting machines again:

News 7 has received calls from several voters in at least four different precincts who say their votes for Tim Kaine were not recorded or took several attempts to go through.

They contend the electronic touch screens repeatedly indicated they were voting for Republican candidate Jerry Kilgore instead of registering their intended vote for his Democratic opponent Tim Kaine.

UPDATE #3: The AP has just called the NJ Governors race for......... JON CORZINE! Way to go NJ Democrats! So far we are 2 for 2 today!