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9:10 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.
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Pollster:
Live Blogging Election Night  —  8:56 pm Gary Kilbride has a very good catch in the comments.  The Missouri exit poll is up on CNN.  Those who decided in the last three days (who were 10% of all voters) went for McCaskill 57% to 38%.  Earlier decideds split nearly evenly with 50% for McCaskill, 49% for Talent.
Think Progress:
Early CNN Senate Exit Polls  —  ThinkProgress has obtained CNN's early Senate exit polls.  Early exit polls are highly unreliable, but information needs to be free. … The URI to TrackBack this entry is:  —  http://thinkprogress.org/ 2006/ 11/ 07/ senate-exit-polls-early/ trackback/
CNN:
Polls close in states that could signal elections' outcome
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Truthdig
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
New rules, machines trouble voters early  —  Electronic voting machine problems frazzled voters and election workers in dozens of precincts as the polls opened Tuesday, delaying voters in Indiana and Ohio and leaving some in Florida with little choice but turn to paper ballots instead.
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USA Today:
Voting machine problems bedevil multiple states  —  Election machine glitches caused delays and jangled nerves in at least three states today as voters began turning out for midterm elections that could set the tone for the last two years of President Bush's term in office.
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 …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and Kuff's World
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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
...a somewhat popular blogger:
Stuff that may or may not happen  —  Anything can happen.  —  Except Katherine Harris winning.  —  That's not gonna happen.  —  I try not to get too excited about elections because, like having sex with celebrities, it never really turns out to be as good as you expect it to be (I mean Salma Hayek was good...but I've had better).
Rep. Nancy Pelosi / The Huffington Post:
One Hundred Hours  —  In 100 hours, the top five oil companies will take in $4.3 billion in profits.  —  In 100 hours, $1.1 billion will be spent on the war in Iraq.  —  In 100 hours, the public debt will grow by $4.9 billion.  —  In 100 hours, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies will gain $2.6 billion in profits.
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 …
MSNBC:
Olbermann: Where are the checks, balances?  —  Bush has been 'making it up' for too long, and the people have let him … MSNBC TV  —  We are, as every generation, inseparable from our own time.  —  Thus is our perspective, inevitably that of the explorer looking into the wrong end of the telescope.
 
 
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