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8:05 PM ET, November 7, 2006

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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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Pollster:
Live Blogging Election Night  —  7:43 pm Interesting.  Want to see the difference between a margin big enough to "call" and election and one that isn't?  Look at Ohio.  Doing the math (all in my spreadsheet this time) the CNN tabulations show Democrat Strickland leading Blackwell …
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House and Cold Fury
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
HuffPo exit polls: Dems lead all Senate races except Tennessee, Arizona; Update: Mehlman yawns Update: Real numbers start to come in from VA … That's eight.  They need six for control.  —  Hotline also has the Dems sounding optimistic.  —  Let the recriminations begin!
CNN:
Polls close in states that could signal elections' outcome
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Truthdig
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Jack Shafer / Slate:
How To Read the Election-Day Newspaper  —  DON'T.  —  How to Read the Election-Day Newspaper  —  A quiet sets over the press corps on the Monday before a national election.  The boys and girls who have covered the campaigns for the last six months have nothing left in their tanks, and the headline writers know it.
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 …
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
 
 
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
I'm here at Tryst with all the bloggers.
U.S. Newswire:
MoveOn Offers $250,000 Reward for Evidence Leading to Voter Fraud Conviction
Discussion: Sweetness & Light and TAPPED
Roll Call:
Democrats Allege That Calls to Latino Voters Have Threatened Arrest
The Empire Zone:
The Trouble With Chelsea  —  Has the former first daughter lost her chance to vote?
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
How to watch the elections
CNN:
South Carolina governor's goof delays his vote
John McIntyre / TIME:
The Closing Generic Polls and RCP's Final Projections
Charles Monaco / Ned Lamont for Senate:
Fox News: Lieberman's Field Staff? [40]
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Scott Elliott / electionprojection.com:
The mother of all disclaimers
Christy Hoppe / Dallas Morning News:
Perry believes non-Christians doomed
Rep. Nancy Pelosi / The Huffington Post:
One Hundred Hours  —  In 100 hours, the top five oil companies …
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
Poll Watcher: Latino Voters Harrassed in AZ
Courier-Journal:
Poll worker charged with assaulting voter
Discussion: CQPolitics.com and Slog
Tim Eaton / New York Times:
Prosecutor Kills Himself in Texas Raid Over Child Sex
Discussion: TalkLeft and Reason Magazine
MSNBC:
Olbermann: Where are the checks, balances?
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Following the Election Returns
 

 
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