Election Night Misc

I’ve been clicking reload on the New York Times‘ neato election map (the animation when you go from the Senate view to the House District view is particularly entrancing) for hours, but I’ve now read elsewhere that the vote-counters in Virginia have gone home for the night, so those numbers aren’t going to change until tomorrow. A couple of things before I nod off:

We were watching NBC 5‘s coverage for a while (mainly because OK Go was going to be on the Tonight Show and we were waiting for that as a mid-election-coverage break) and I was pretty turned off by their panel of “pundits” — isn’t Michael Sneed basically a gossip columnist?

As a data point to our discussion of judicial retention, I’ll point out that (at this point in the night) the closest any judge got to being removed was a 28% No vote, which in any other kind of election would be called a landslide victory. What would a judge have to do in Chicago to be removed by the voters — eat a kitten on TV?

Note to self: when I’m next the candidate in a closely-contested race, I’m going to make sure to ask my questions of election officials at 1:30 am. With a mob.

OK, I’m no pundit myself, off to bed…

Chicago Board of Elections Official Results
Chicago Tribune coverage
Sun-Times coverage

2 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on November 8th, 2006 @ 9:34 am

    Wow, I thought the CNN pundits were bad… I mean, they had *Bill Bennett*.

  2. erik (unregistered) on November 8th, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

    Seriously. I thought the same thing when I saw Sneed on there.

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