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12:40 AM ET, November 8, 2006

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CNN:
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 …
MSNBC:
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 …
Discussion: Slog and The New York Observer …
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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.
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 …
Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
Election Day Blog Watch  —  WSJ.com'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 …
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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 …
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 …
Ezra Klein:
Trenchant Commentary From Fred Barnes  —  Steve Benen catches Fred Barnes lamenting the massive political opportunity the GOP abdicated by abandoning Social Security privatization and tax reform.  What's remarkable about Barnes' argument here is that it's entirely political …
CNN:
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.
Fox News:
Video  —  "It's a great night for Democrats, it's a great night for America," Sen. Charles Schumer, head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told supporters at the Hyatt in Washington around midnight as Democrats celebrated their gains.  "We will tell you and all of America …
The Empire Zone:
The Trouble With Chelsea  —  Has the former first daughter lost her chance to vote?  —  Juli Steadman Charkes filed this from the Clinton camp:  —  Hillary Clinton began election day greeting early morning commuters at the Chappaqua train station before making her way with former President Bill Clinton to vote.
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 …
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.
thestarpress.com:
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: CQPolitics.com and The Nation
Pollster:
Live Blogging Election Night  —  10:52 pm I am going to need to relocate and will be offline for about 45 minutes.  —  10:45 pm In the comments, Gary Kilbride suggests a great site to look at where the outstanding vote is in Virginia.  As of when I last updated the page …
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 …
 
 
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Jamie Holly / Crooks and Liars:
Lieberman Wins  —  Christy from Firedoglake was just on CNN giving …
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CNN:
Justice department dispatches election monitors
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Kos / Daily Kos:
Today is the end of the electronic voting machine
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U.S. Newswire:
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Roll Call:
Democrats Allege That Calls to Latino Voters Have Threatened Arrest
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Walter Shapiro / Salon:
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CNN:
South Carolina governor's goof delays his vote
Anita Wadhwani / Tennessean.com:
Dems will go to court this afternoon to ask for polls to stay open
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 …
news.cincinnati.com:
No ID, no vote  —  Chabot turned away at polls
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Election Day Report: Difficulties no surprise to computer expert
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