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4:09 AM ET, November 8, 2006


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Preliminary Exit Poll Results Show Disapproval of Bush  —  About Four in 10 'Strongly' Disapprove of Bush; Iraq High on List of Concerns  —  Preliminary exit poll results indicate that nearly six in 10 voters today disapprove of the way President Bush is handling his job.  —  About four in 10 approve.
Polls close in states that could signal elections' outcome … (CNN) — Polls have closed in some Eastern states that could offer clues about Democrats' chances of ending years of Republican domination in Congress.  —  Among the early winners in the Senate projected by CNN are Democratic …
NBC: Brown, Menendez, Casey win Senate races  —  War overshadows election, polls indicate as GOP challenged for Congress  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats quickly ate into the six Republican seats they needed to regain control of the Senate as NBC News projected Tuesday night that Democrats …
Fox News:
Democrats Take Control of House, Need 3 More Seats in Senate  —  Democrats have shifted the balance of power on Capitol Hill, capturing control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years and gaining ground in the battle to win the Senate.
Discussion: GINA COBB, Sadly, No! and News Hounds
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Voter Turnout Strong for Midterm Elections  —  Technical Glitches, Delays Not Reported to Be Widespread  —  Americans voted today in midterm elections that were widely seen as a gauge of public sentiment on national issues — including the war in Iraq and the leadership of President Bush …
Timothy Dwyer / Washington Post:
Webb, Allen Race Too Close to Call  —  Same-Sex Marriage Ban Wins Approval by Substantial Margin  —  Democratic challenger James H. Webb and Republican incumbent George F. Allen were locked in a dead heat in the race to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate.  The race remains too close to call and appears headed for a recount.
Democrats to take control of House, CNN projects … (CNN) — Democrats picked up 14 seats in their bid to take control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.  —  Races in Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Indiana were among those where Republicans lost seats, according to CNN projections.
Ernesto Londono / Washington Post:
Sample Ballots in Pr.  George's Misidentify Candidates  —  Inaccurate sample ballots describing Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Senate candidate Michael S. Steele as Democrats were handed out to voters in at least four polling sites in Prince George's County this morning.
Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
Election Day Blog Watch  —'s live roundup of what bloggers around the country and across the political spectrum are writing about the 2006 elections.  Return to this page throughout the evening for further coverage.  —  FEW CHEERS FOR HARRY: Democrat Harry Reid …
WWB / Blog P.I.:
The Trouble With Harry
Discussion: Hot Air
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Times editor to leave the paper  —  Dean Baquet was forced to resign as editor of the Los Angeles Times at the request of the publisher after he refused to agree to further cuts of his editorial staff.  —  Baquet's departure was to be announced Thursday but word leaked out this afternoon …
South Carolina governor's goof delays his vote  —  SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, South Carolina (CNN) — A sheepish Gov. Mark Sanford was turned away from a South Carolina polling place Tuesday because he forgot his voter registration card.  —  The casting of ballots in front of the news media …
No ID, no vote  —  Chabot turned away at polls  —  WESTWOOD - Congressman Steve Chabot found out just how serious elections officials are about the new voter ID law when he showed up to vote at his polling place in Westwood.  —  Chabot went into the polling place at Westwood …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Vanity Party Wins in CT  —  CNN and CBS call it for Joe Lieberman.  As Kos says, both the White House and warmongers everywhere rejoice.  —  But the wave of Democratic victory that is happening across the country would not be happening if the Lamont campaign did not step forward and change the narrative for Democrats.
Delaware County voting to continue until 8:40 p.m. today; some ballots might not be counted for up to 13 days  —  MUNCIE — Anyone voting after 6 p.m. today in Delaware County will have to do so with a pencil on a provisional ballot, the Delaware County Election Board ruled Tuesday afternoon.
Discussion: and The Nation
Mark Tapscott / Examiner:
Examiner Blog Boarders predict today's election  —  WASHINGTON - Never let it be said members of The Washington Examiner Blog Board of Contributors aren't willing to go out on the limb.  Here's what a selection of our bloggers are predicting will be the results once the electoral smoke …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and TKS
Kos / Daily Kos:
Today is the end of the electronic voting machine  —  Republicans are complaining about voting irregularities as loudly as we are today.  A Republican governor, two Republican congressmen turned away from the polls.  Votes supposedly switching in electronic voting machines in New Jersey.
George Merritt / Denver Post:
Voting nightmare: Democrats seek extension  —  Democratic party leaders are planning to seek a two-hour extension for voting in Denver, due to massive computer problems which have created long lines, and kept many from casting their vote.  —  Party spokesman Brian Mason said a motion is being prepared …
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
GOP Senators Ousted in Pa., Ohio, R.I.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats, seizing on voter unrest over the Iraq war, defeated incumbent Republicans in Ohio, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania on Tuesday in a bid to take control of the Senate.  —  In Pennsylvania, Democrat Bob Casey …
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