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7:56 PM ET, November 7, 2006

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Anita Wadhwani / Tennessean.com:
Dems will go to court this afternoon to ask for polls to stay open  —  Lawyers with the Tennessee Democratic Party will file suit early this afternoon asking that voting hours be extended due to reports of infrastructure problems, a party spokesman said.  —  The party has received reports …
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ABCNEWS:
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.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and The Agonist
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CNN:
Polls close in states that could signal elections' outcome
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Truthdig
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 …
Michael Kinsley / Slate:
Pelosi's Platform  —  HOW THE DEMOCRATS COULD GOVERN IF THEY WIN THE HOUSE.  —  What will a Democratic House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi be like?  The Republicans have been painting an unattractive portrait of Democrats roasting young children on a spit in the Capitol rotunda and whatnot.
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Michael Kinsley / Guardian:
Thank God I voted first
Discussion: QandO and Pajamas Media
TMZ.com:
Britney Spears Files for Divorce  —  Britney Spears has filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline.  —  TMZ obtained the legal papers, filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences."  In her petition, Spears asks for both legal and physical custody …
MSNBC:
FBI looking into possible Va. voter intimidation  —  Officials probing reports of phone calls allegedly intended to confuse voters … The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the possibility of voter intimidation in the U.S. Senate race between Sen. George Allen, a Republican …
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Jeff E. Schapiro / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
FBI looks into voter intimidation
Discussion: TAPPED
Damien Cave / New York Times:
New York Plans to Make Gender Personal Choice  —  Separating anatomy from what it means to be a man or a woman, New York City is moving forward with a plan to let people alter the sex on their birth certificate even if they have not had sex-change surgery.  —  Under the rule being considered …
GOP.com:
BEWARE OF EXIT POLLS  —  Biased And Inaccurate Predictions Have Led To Poor  —  GOP Exit Poll Showings In Past Three National Elections  — Election Experts Believe Exit Polls Give An Edge And Sway Towards Democrat Candidates.  — National Exit Polls Will Skew In Favor Of Democrats This Year …
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
Exit-Poll Secrecy Measures Aim to Plug Leaks to Blogs
Confederate Yankee:
"Absolutely True:" Rather Continues to Defend 60 Minutes TANG Story  —  Just moments ago on North Carolina's Morning News with Jack Boston on Raleigh-based News-Talk 680 WPTF, former CBS anchor Dan Rather defended the infamous 60 Minutes story using forged documents to attack President Bush's service …
news.cincinnati.com:
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 …
Associated Press:
High Voter Turnout Reported  —  Turnout in several communities reached 30 percent by noon Tuesday as Connecticut voters cast ballots in contentious congressional and Senate races and several state and local contests.  —  Elections officials were checking scattered reports of problems at polling places …
Indianapolis Star:
Election Day Report: Difficulties no surprise to computer expert  —  Star report … 2:54 p.m. - IU computer expert says voting machine problems no surprise  —  The problems encountered across Indiana today with new electronic voting machines come as no surprise to computer security expert Steven Myers.
Discussion: Facing South
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Following the Election Returns  —  An hour-by-hour guide to tonight's results.  —  This year the networks say they are guarding their exit poll results as if they were crown jewels.  The results will be delivered to a "quarantine room," access to which will be granted to only two staffers …
 
 
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CNN:
South Carolina governor's goof delays his vote
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