Whew. I just got off my long shift as an election judge — I was filling in for Horton Township, a small, very rural precinct south of Morris, with a registered voting population of 114 people. The good news: 110 votes! The bad news: these guys broke 103:7 for McCain. Ewww. Now that I’m home, though, I see the news is saying Minnesota’s electoral votes are going for Obama.
So what else is new? What excitement/dismay/horror are you experiencing as you watch the returns?
I am vastly relieved to see that Obama has won a landslide victory, but I’m not going to say that I’m overjoyed. He’s got a lot of work ahead of him, and I’m definitely not an uncritical supporter.
We’re still waiting on the Franken/Coleman senate race here — it’s horribly close.
Proposition 8 in California may pass. That is bad news to balance the good in the presidential race.