Late Night Downticket Blogging

Yes, a historic night with Obama’s magnificent win. Yet, we still have some big races yet to be determined.  Here’s where we are now and I’ll be running updates in the comments section.

The Good News

Merkley leads Smith for the Oregon Senate seat by 11,000 votes with 41% of the precincts reporting.

Darcy Burner leads in her race for a House seat in Washington 08 (but no new results in quite some time).

The Bad News

Franken trails Coleman by 48,000 votes.

Prop 8 is winning in California with 22% reporting.

Still Waiting

Begich v. Stevens in Alaska

15 Responses to “Late Night Downticket Blogging”

  1. Macswain says:

    Oregon’s no longer alone. Washington passed the humane policy of physician assisted suicide.

  2. Macswain says:

    Holy cow. Franken went from 48,000 down to 7,000 down in about 15 minutes.

    It’s still a race.

  3. Macswain says:

    It also looks like that there are still alot of outstanding precincts in Hennepin County where Franken is winning 52%-35%.

    He can still pull it out of the fire.

  4. Macswain says:

    The difference is down to 5,000.

    I can’t believe all my homies went to bed and are missing this exciting race.

  5. tas says:

    Massachusetts propositions, if anybody cares:

    Marijuana has been decriminalized. Dog-racing is now illegal in this state. And the proposition I had the most stake in because I goto a state university… The state income tax has NOT been repealed.

  6. Macswain says:

    Marijuana decriminalized? Wow. Good.

  7. Macswain says:

    tas … you watching Minnesota … Coleman’s back up by 7,500.

  8. tas says:

    Haven’t been watching Minnestoa, just got home.. Lemmie fire up the county maps again…

  9. Macswain says:

    Uh oh … Merkley’s lead has slipped to 6,200 in Oregon

  10. Macswain says:

    Coleman back up by 15,000

  11. tas says:

    Holy crap, I’m not even going to touch Minnesota. I hope the other 13% of precients swing Franken’s way…

  12. Macswain says:

    Looks like mega-nutter Michelle Bachman will hold on to her seat in Congress. Damn!

  13. Macswain says:

    Holy Shit Franken only down by 286 votes now. This shit is crazy.

  14. Macswain says:

    After 2.1 million votes, Coleman’s lead is 162.

    In Oregon, Merkley’s lead is under 4,000 … yikes.

  15. tas says:

    Coleman/Franken is in recount territory… Or, given the fact that there was a third party candidate running, if we were a really interesting democracy they would be in runoff territory without that third candidate. Alas, we have to do things the hard way.

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