12 a.m.: Alaska and Hawaii; Winners: Mark Kirk, Kristi Noem; Update: Rossi trails by one; Breaking: Fox calls Nevada for Reid; Update: Write-in still leading in Alaska with more than 50% in; Update: Hand count coming in Alaska?

posted at 12:00 am on November 3, 2010 by Allahpundit

Nice and simple for our last hourly update of the night. Republican Charles Djou’s going to try to hold onto the House seat in Hawaii that he won in a special election earlier this year. As for Alaska, you know all about it: Daddy’s little senator isn’t going to let go of her throne until voters pry it out of her hands. Put on some coffee and watch the returns; if Miller pulls it out, the schadenfreude will keep you wired tomorrow all day.

I don’t mean to start Wednesday morning off on a bad note, but as of right now, Ken Buck’s three points down in Colorado with 50 percent reporting. And in the big one in Nevada, with 57 percent in: Reid 52, Angle 44. The melting bunny is on standby.

Update: Here’s the county map in Nevada. The rural counties are Angle strongholds and they have yet to report, so the race will tighten. Will it tighten enough to erase an eight-point lead is another question.

Update: Another downer: Alas, poor potheads, Prop 19 is going up in smoke. Truly a banner night for Californians.

Update: Hallelujah — at last, Illinois is called for Mark Kirk over mob banker Whatsisname. The One’s Senate seat is back in Republican hands.

Update: The other Reid on the ballot this year in Nevada is officially toast.

Update: I’ve got a special sugary treat for everyone who’s stayed up late with us tonight. Read this. Note the bit about indies especially.

Update: The polls in Washington state were dead-on thus far. With 60 percent reporting, Dino Rossi is within 1.2 points of Patty Murray. The difference at the moment is 16,000 votes.

Update: Another nailbiter in Colorado: After trailing by three, Buck is now within one with 67 percent reporting. Even better, 71 percent of Denver’s Democratic county has reported while plenty of rural red ones are just coming in.

Update: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Fox News says Dingy Harry has pulled it out. Between this and the landslide in Delaware, one of the subplots to the GOP victory narrative tomorrow will be the need for greater quality control among Republican candidates, whether tea-party or establishment. Anyone not think Marco Rubio, say, would have utterly destroyed this tool? Six more years of this crap now.

The silver lining? He’s a terrible majority leader, and we are after all stuck with a Democratic majority for another two years. He’ll probably do less damage than Schumer or Durbin would. But that’s the best spin I can put on it. It’s bitterly disappointing.


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Update: As expected, Buck is surging as rural Colorado reports. He’s now up two points on Bennet with 48 percent in. Something to ease the pain of Reid’s win — a little.

Update: A big upset in NY-13 as Michael Grimm bumps off Mike McMahon. That almost makes up for the 28-point losses in both Senate races and the gubernatorial race.

Update: As if Reid’s win wasn’t sour enough, John Kerry’s just chimed in.

Update: The red wave in the House carries “the next Sarah Palin,” a.k.a. Kristi Noem, to victory over Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin in South Dakota.

Update: By the way, we haven’t had a snapshot of total House gains in hours. In case you’re wondering, according to the NYT, the GOP now stands at +56 — a few seats more than in 1994.

Update: Alaska results are finally coming in at the Anchorage Daily News. With roughly one-quarter of precincts reporting, the write-in candidate is ahead by a few thousand votes.

Update: The One has begun his nightly round of concession calls. Fantastically entertaining press conference at 1 p.m. tomorrow!

Update: Some people on Twitter are clinging to the desperate hope that “write-in votes” includes Murkowski plus a whole bunch of those people who signed up at the eleventh hour to make things harder for her by putting themselves on the write-in list. Really? Who’s voting for those people, exactly? Anyone who goes in there hating Murkowski is apt to vote for Miller, not another write-in. You might get a few gag votes for the other candidates, but I’m sure 99.9 percent of the write-ins are for princess.

Update: Loretta Sanchez was a heavy favorite over Van Tran, but early on she’s up by just a point. I’m hearing on Twitter too that Oberstar might be ready to tumble, but the race hasn’t been officially called yet.

Update: Geraghty looks for lessons:

I ended up loving the tenaciousness of Linda McMahon’s campaign, but her WWE past was less than ideal for a run against a state attorney general. Sharron Angle’s flaws? We can discuss them more later, but we all know they’re there. Ditto Christine O’Donnell. Dan Maes. Carl Paladino. A lot of key races ended up with candidates who were… let’s just say easily painted as out of the mainstream. The margin for error, even in a big GOP year, may have been smaller than primary voters expected.

It is a great night for Republicans. But it was an enormous opportunity; many candidates took advantage of it, but a few saw it slip through their fingers.

Update: With 224 of 438 precincts reporting, the ADN still has “write-in votes” by almost five points. I assume that the cities are reporting first and that rural areas will come later, which means things should tighten. I hope.

Update: The ADN is now reporting that Miller’s lawyer, Thomas Van Flein (who’s also Palin’s lawyer), is saying, “There will be no clear winner (tonight) and it looks like there will have to be a handcount.” Which is another way of saying that he expects the write-in votes either to win outright or to be close enough that a Miller win tonight will be challenged. (In fact, another ADN report notes that Miller, while not conceding anything, has sent his supporters home.) How long is a handcount going to take? This long:

The Division of Elections has sent out more than 42,000 absentee ballots. The first batch of those, as well as questioned ballots, will be counted Nov. 9. Some absentee ballots mailed back from overseas won’t be counted until Nov. 17.

If there are enough write-in ballots the issue will come up of how many wrote in Murkowski’s name, and did so properly enough to count. Alaska’s computerized voting system shows how many voters filled in the oval for a write-in candidate but not the actual name the voter wrote in. The write-in ballots are only opened to look at the name if there are more of them than votes for the leading candidate, or if the number of write-in ballots is within .5 percent of the frontrunner.

That count would begin Nov. 18 and be expected to last three days. The campaigns have been getting ready for the court challenges over “voter intent” that would be expected to follow. Minor misspellings are probably OK but simply writing “Lisa M,” for example, could be a problem.

Update: A slight narrowing now in Alaska as more precincts come in. Write-in leads by three and a half points with 256 of 438 precincts reporting. Get ready for “Hanging Chads II: Handwriting Edition” coming soon to Anchorage as every last write-in ballot is scrutinized for clear voter intent.

Update: A good point from a reader via e-mail: Miller can probably expect military ballots from overseas to break heavily in his favor given his West Point/Bronze Star pedigree. Even if he ends the night a bit behind, he’s in good shape to make up votes two weeks from now.

Update: New numbers from Alaska as we roll on towards 3 a.m.: With almost 70 percent reporting, “write-in votes” is still hanging onto a four-point lead.

Update: A simply brutal data point from Byron York. Here’s how weak a candidate Sharron Angle was:

The stat of the night, from exit polls: Of those who voted in NV, 55% disapproved of Reid’s job performance, 44% approved. And Reid won.

Update: Joe Miller tells NRO that he’s not waiting up for the results in Alaska and is going to hit the sack. I’ll take that as my cue to follow suit. The newest numbers: With almost 75 percent in, “write-in votes” is still up by four. Whatever happens in the next few hours, the result will obviously be close enough to warrant a replay of Florida 2000 or Minnesota 2008, so nothing’s getting decided tonight up there. For that matter, it looks like nothing’s getting decided in Washington and Colorado either: Rossi is still trailing Murray by a point with 62 percent reporting and Ken Buck leads Michael Bennet by less than half a point with 73 percent in. Absentees may well end up deciding those too.

As of 3:20 ET, the NYT’s House tracker has the GOP at +59 with more than 20 House races still to be called. Odds are fair that they’ll break 70 or get awfully close; if you’re pulling the all-nighter, keep watching that page.


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I am really speechless.

Everyone just saw the guy we elected. He sounded like he was high and/or drunk. He literally said he had no plan, just rambled, and everyone laughed their butts off at his antics. But the state is screwed and we could have chosen someone who made something with their life. :(

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:14 AM

Regarding Jerry Brown ^^.

It’s mind boggling, isn’t it? “Everyone laughed” at a fool revealing how irrational he is and “everyone laughed.”

It’s the unions that keep these fools in public offices. And the fools who work for the unions who do.

California has sucked the energy out of a great day for me. Disappointed is barely the right word to describe the Boxer, Brown, Pelosi, Stark, Sanchez, etc. fiasco. It’s nonsensical taken to insanity.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:20 AM

Terrie on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 AM

We both know he doesn’t. I really wonder how long until Obama tries to bail out California.

alwaysfiredup on November 3, 2010 at 3:20 AM

IN other words angle cost us the senate seat.

TimeTraveler on November 3, 2010 at 3:21 AM

What is killing California is the fact that there are nearly as many people dependent on the public sector for their meal ticket via jobs, pensions, welfare, health benefits, etc. as there are taxpayers in the private sector.

California is bankrupt and the next governor will be forced to make extreme spending cuts no later than next spring/summer after the May 2011 budget revise. Jerry Brown and even Bill Lockyer, the new State Treasurer, admit they cannot raise taxes in this situation. We’ll see if Brown has the huevos to fix the state pension system.

Terrie on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 AM

Very true. I hope California goes into austerity, defaults on their loans and hits every tax payer hard.

Reap what they sow.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:21 AM

SgtSVJones on November 3, 2010 at 3:14 AM

You make it sound so easy, but I can’t do that. My guy is a firefighter with LA City, my entire family is here. If I had nothing I’d easily get the hell out (of course!)—that’s just not how it is though.

SoxNation on November 3, 2010 at 3:22 AM

Ken Salazar has been taken down.

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:22 AM

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:19 AM

I don’t want to leave either, but it’s getting harder. It’s really a shame that this piece of land with so much natural beauty is filled with so many idiots.

Mark1971 on November 3, 2010 at 3:23 AM

Ken Salazar has been taken down.

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:22 AM

+1

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:23 AM

Buck +800 votes…I’m fading fast here. I may have to hope for some pleasant surprises in the morning.

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 AM

California’s vote was a double-edged sword, though, because they voted to take the legislature out of the process of redistricting.

If districts are redrawn without regard to politics, it could be interesting.

crosspatch on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 AM

What is killing California is the fact that there are nearly as many people dependent on the public sector for their meal ticket via jobs, pensions, welfare, health benefits, etc. as there are taxpayers in the private sector.

California is bankrupt and the next governor will be forced to make extreme spending cuts no later than next spring/summer after the May 2011 budget revise. Jerry Brown and even Bill Lockyer, the new State Treasurer, admit they cannot raise taxes in this situation. We’ll see if Brown has the huevos to fix the state pension system.

Terrie on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 AM

Jerry Brown has already revealed his one and only one idea:

Raise taxes.

So that’s what he’ll be doing pretty soon, raising taxes.

Brown is the guy who made unions as heavy handed financially as they are in and about the state of California, so here he comes again: back to ruin what he didn’t ruin already.

His mind is a mess, his character is void, Brown’s ideas are nonexistent except to raise taxes.

So he chases out taxpayers and the state needs…guess…more taxes to meet the billions of dollars owed to overfed government and union employees and their bloated pensions.

It’s a mess in California. It will take a state-wide depression that lasts a long time to ever chase the Left out of the place and allow the state’s remaining population to return to principles of private property, no debt and pay for what you want.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 AM

IN other words angle cost us the senate seat.

TimeTraveler on November 3, 2010 at 3:21 AM

Take it up with Karl Rove and the NV Republicans that pushed her through the primary.

You really aren’t going to sit here tonight blaming Fiorina and Angle for losing the Senate, are you?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:25 AM

My last riff about the state of California is that on my ballot, I voted against allowing all the Supreme Court justices to remain on the bench. All except one guy who was originally nominated by former Governor Pete Wilson, Republican.

And, of course, voted for Fiorina and Whitman but it looks like my ballot didn’t matter.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:26 AM

Did we win TX27?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

Wonder if running a woman candidate effects Latino vote for Repubs. California latinos are very traditional gender role oriented.

PrezHussein on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

We both know he doesn’t. I really wonder how long until Obama tries to bail out California.

alwaysfiredup on November 3, 2010 at 3:20 AM

On two different occasions at least, Schwarzenegger and top California Democrats expected Obama to bail them out with so-called stimulus funds — and it never happened because Obama refused to help Ahnuld politically. Before the votes were counted yesterday, the MSM was circulating stories that Jerry Brown will run against Obama in 2012. Do you think Obama will drop a dime to help Brown politically?

Terrie on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

Jerry Brown and even Bill Lockyer, the new State Treasurer, admit they cannot raise taxes in this situation. We’ll see if Brown has the huevos to fix the state pension system.

Terrie on November 3, 2010 at 3:18 AM

Oh, Brown will raise taxes. You can count on it. His promise was that he wouldn’t raise them without a vote of the people. So we can expect probably next year a set of propositions that will raise taxes on the usual unpopular suspects (oil companies, millionaires, tobacco) and they will pass.

Mark1971 on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

GULP

Michael Bennet [D] 730,586 47%
Ken Buck [R] 731,383 47%

angryed on November 3, 2010 at 3:28 AM

Arkansas turned its Federal delegation around tonight. What was 5 dems and 1 Rep is now 4 Reps and 2 dems…Blanche Lincoln’s Macbethian scarves have been fired…

Mark, son of David, Pryor is next…

Gohawgs on November 3, 2010 at 3:28 AM

If districts are redrawn without regard to politics, it could be interesting.

crosspatch on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 AM

Looking forward to that. Statewide vote is around 51 to 43 Dem in Senate, but in legislature and congress I think its 2 to 1. Hopefully we win a few seats in the future.

Jerry Brown has already revealed his one and only one idea:

Raise taxes.

So that’s what he’ll be doing pretty soon, raising taxes.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 AM

Proposition 26 passed. It requires any tax or “fee” increase to be approved by a 2/3 vote, so this should definitely help.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 AM

Did we win TX27?

Yes

Denverslim on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 AM

To the GOP state parties in PA, IL, MI, and WI especially, I congratulate you for stunning and extraordinary achievements. It looks like the GOP came close to running the table in all races there. I am a believer once again in the trait of Midwestern common sense, and it has spread eastward to PA.

To the GOP in CA, you have my condolences. You fought valiantly but obviously have little to work with in terms of your state population, who would rather elect Governor Moonbeam and re-elect the most liberal senator of all. My sincere concern for the future of your state (as well as Reid’s survival) somewhat dampens my exhuberance over the historical victories that occurred elsewhere all across our Republic.

OneVision on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 AM

Really, I don’t know what the answer is. The education in California, the state Supremes, it continues to go more Chairman Mao with every passing election and Hollywood glamorizes it.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:06 AM

move

unseen on November 3, 2010 at 3:11 AM

That’s what I did. And whenever I go back for a visit I get seduced by the weather and the topography and I think, I wanna move back. That lasts until the next unemployment report or until a night like this one and I am reminded that the stupid is just epidemic in the population centers there and will never be overcome. Cali is headed over the cliff. Wish we could divorce them so the rest of us don’t have to get dragged down with them.

NoLeftTurn on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 AM

Did we win TX27?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

Farenthold(R): 50,954
Ortiz(D): 50,155

I have 100% reporting, not called “officially”

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 AM

California’s vote was a double-edged sword, though, because they voted to take the legislature out of the process of redistricting.

If districts are redrawn without regard to politics, it could be interesting.

crosspatch on November 3, 2010 at 3:24 AM

Yes, I voted against establishing that “panel” thing, too.

The measure was Measure 20 (vote, “Yes” or “No”) and it sought to establish a “commission” of 14-member “redistricting commissioners” that would decide what districts were.

I could just see what California would “arrange” as that “commission,” something like Pelosi/Stark/Brown/et al along the lines of the Communist Party Council deciding who was in who’s district.

I voted against it.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 AM

I’m not gonna make it. Night all.

Denverslim on November 3, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Yes

Denverslim on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 AM

I hope.

I have 100% reporting, not called “officially”

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 AM

That’s what I saw too. So what’s up?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Dude, I’ve been so stuck watching all these races that I haven’t even had dinner yet. I think I’ll go grab something now.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Did we win TX27?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

Looks like we won Tx23…goodbye, Zero!

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:32 AM

That’s what I did. And whenever I go back for a visit I get seduced by the weather and the topography and I think, I wanna move back. That lasts until the next unemployment report or until a night like this one and I am reminded that the stupid is just epidemic in the population centers there and will never be overcome. Cali is headed over the cliff. Wish we could divorce them so the rest of us don’t have to get dragged down with them.

NoLeftTurn on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 AM

I’m attached to the Ocean. It’s something I routinely miss whenever I’m in the Rockies for any length of time, and life in the Midwest surrounded by so much land seems claustrophobic.

I’ve lived all over the nation, though, so there continue to be a lot of possibilities, which remain in the works.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:32 AM

I live in Orange County and wish we could secede from California.

Terrie on November 3, 2010 at 3:33 AM

Proposition 26 passed. It requires any tax or “fee” increase to be approved by a 2/3 vote, so this should definitely help.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 AM

Tax or fee you say? Why do I suspect California will all of a sudden impose a 10% imposition on all income?

angryed on November 3, 2010 at 3:33 AM

Did we win TX27?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM
Looks like we won Tx23…goodbye, Zero!

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:32 AM

Looks like it went R-Farenthold.

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Looks like we won Tx23…goodbye, Zero!

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:32 AM

That made me happy!

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Yes

Denverslim on November 3, 2010 at 3:29 AM
I hope.

I have 100% reporting, not called “officially”

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:30 AM
That’s what I saw too. So what’s up?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Margin’s too small, no biggie. It should be in.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Looks like it went R-Farenthold.

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Yeah, so why aren’t they calling it already?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Ken Salazar has been taken down.

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:22 AM

Oh, mah, GOSSHHHHH! That’s great news.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Margin’s too small, no biggie. It should be in.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 AM

Hey, do you know what’s going on in Georgia 2?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 2:52 AM

You can say this over and over untill you’re blue in the face, and they still won’t get it. They are set in thinking they “may” have won a seat that had been occupied by Wonder Boy Biden. Where anyone gets the idea that people that elected Bidden for how many years, would vote Republican…And notice the candidate for the House seat lost by as much. We are still short senators, WTF difference does it make. Let it go…

lovingmyUSA on November 3, 2010 at 3:37 AM

Margin’s too small, no biggie. It should be in.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 AM
Hey, do you know what’s going on in Georgia 2?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Bishop(D): 86,167
Keown(R): 81,360

99% – Should be called.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

Looks like we won Tx23…goodbye, Zero!

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:32 AM
That made me happy!

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:34 AM

I’ll bet my dad is doing back flips. He HATES that jackwagon…always hiding behind his ‘work for vets’. Bullcrap.

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

Arkansas turned its Federal delegation around tonight. What was 5 dems and 1 Rep is now 4 Reps and 2 dems…Blanche Lincoln’s Macbethian scarves have been fired…

Mark, son of David, Pryor is next…

Gohawgs on November 3, 2010 at 3:28 AM

I love my new adopted home state!

See Californians, you could come here. You can buy a mansion for what a 900 sq foot dilapidated condo in Culver City would cost you, and we actually are not running a budget deficit. Granted we don’t have Saks Fifth Avenue or much variety in grocery stores, but you learn to make do (thank you online shopping). And we have tons of Cali transplants. I see CA tags on cars all over the place here.

NoLeftTurn on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

Terrie on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

I can see them declaring bankruptcy and getting congressional help, yes. If Bank of America is too big to fail, so is California.

alwaysfiredup on November 3, 2010 at 3:39 AM

Tax or fee you say? Why do I suspect California will all of a sudden impose a 10% imposition on all income?

angryed on November 3, 2010 at 3:33 AM

That’s the thing. They actually defined what is a tax. So it doesn’t matter what you call it, if it results in anyone paying more money, it needs to have a 2/3 vote for approval.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:40 AM

Sheila ‘Two Vietnams living side by side’ Lee Jackson won her re-election w/ 70% of the vote. I know there’s gerrymandering involved, but low IQ HAS to also factor in.

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:41 AM

99% – Should be called.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

Put a link above ^

I was confused … Looks like we’re gonna lose it.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:42 AM

Sheila ‘Two Vietnams living side by side’ Lee Jackson won her re-election w/ 70% of the vote. I know there’s gerrymandering involved, but low IQ HAS to also factor in.

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:41 AM

What? You don’t want to blame Sarah Palin? ;)

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:42 AM

Hey, do you know what’s going on in Georgia 2?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Here is the latest news I was able to find as to Georgia 2. Not yet decided, but indications do not look promising.

OneVision on November 3, 2010 at 3:43 AM

alwaysfiredup on November 3, 2010 at 3:39 AM

I hope you guys dont bail us out. Part of our budget is counting on a fed handout. Its pathetic.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:43 AM

99% – Should be called.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM
Put a link above ^

I was confused … Looks like we’re gonna lose it.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:42 AM

My numbers already had his lead factored in… (D) wins.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:44 AM

The issue with Castle was that many voters on the Right wanted (and did manage to) send a strong message to the GOP and that was/is that they would not support ongoing Leftwing candidates from the GOP.

It has been successful in that — listen to what Boehner said tonight, listen to what Rubio said — the GOP did “get it” that voters want them to pay close attention to ethics, values (yes, values) and stop the Leftwing Drift of the GOP.

Rove hasn’t gotten it, unfortunately. Castle didn’t. Castle would have gotten all the Liberal votes but it’d simply meant that another Liberal was in the GOP Congress and the GOP in Congress would be more Liberal (which many a voter on the Right wants stopped).

That’s really the simple mix of the problem with Castle. Same with Crist.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 2:52 AM

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 2:52 AM

You can say this over and over untill you’re blue in the face, and they still won’t get it. They are set in thinking they “may” have won a seat that had been occupied by Wonder Boy Biden. Where anyone gets the idea that people that elected Bidden for how many years, would vote Republican…And notice the candidate for the House seat lost by as much. We are still short senators, WTF difference does it make. Let it go…

lovingmyUSA on November 3, 2010 at 3:37 AM

(Posted that ^^ so others don’t have to scroll through pages…).

It comes down to “winning elections” so as to determine Congress, or, having the political party label represent anything genuine and credible to voters.

Locally, political parties lose credibility — like, say, the laws do — when few voters take them seriously.

In the case of the GOP, really, it needed to get the message. I think people like Rove haven’t gotten the message and don’t appear ready to ever get it, what with his golden age behind him now (his insights, advice, great for a specific period of time but it’s now another time).

And Mooselimbsippycorral in AK, and Crist, and…

They just don’t respond to voters. So voters don’t want them in office. It really comes down to that simple mix: when the people in office start behaving like privileged “class” who “rule” others, the voters start looking for new people for the new time.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:44 AM

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:41 AM
What? You don’t want to blame Sarah Palin? ;)

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:42 AM

You are bad.
Alright, nighty night all!

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:45 AM

Update: A simply brutal data point from Byron York. Here’s how weak a candidate Sharron Angle was:

The stat of the night, from exit polls: Of those who voted in NV, 55% disapproved of Reid’s job performance, 44% approved. And Reid won.

Here’s another brutal data point: Nevadans are stupid.

xblade on November 3, 2010 at 3:46 AM

NoLeftTurn on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

You make it sound tempting. Governor Moonbeam and his Democrat cronies in Sacramento are about to send this place into economic oblivion.

Do you have 85 degree weather in November with 12% percent humidity?

Captain Kirock on November 3, 2010 at 3:46 AM

Miller closing the gap:

39% “Write in”
36% Miller.

I still think Miller wins by 3…

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:46 AM

Black Panther Agitation Erupts at Houston Polling Places

http://networkedblogs.com/a2soq

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:46 AM

And Mooselimbsippycorral in AK,

And if she WINS the election, then she’ll find her political experience to be contentious and nasty BECAUSE THE POINT HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE and she won’t listen to it, does not respect it: enough voters don’t want her, reject her whatever it is, and yet she flips them off.

So voters, over time, remember that. Ms. Mooselimbsippycorral, even if she wins, will not have an easy time of it and this’ll be her last hurrah.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:47 AM

So voters, over time, remember that. Ms. Mooselimbsippycorral, even if she wins, will not have an easy time of it and this’ll be her last hurrah.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:47 AM

And candidates as her ruin the credibility of the political party she lays claim to. That’s the damage that works it’s way to Congress and why the numbers in Congress get, eventually, downed.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:48 AM

OneVision on November 3, 2010 at 3:43 AM

Thx

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:48 AM

I still think Miller wins by 3…

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:46 AM

Hope you’re right.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:48 AM

See Californians, you could come here.

NoLeftTurn on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

ok, Charlotte can come live…

Gohawgs on November 3, 2010 at 3:49 AM

Alright, nighty night all!

HornetSting on November 3, 2010 at 3:45 AM

‘night.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:49 AM

I love my new adopted home state!

See Californians, you could come here. You can buy a mansion for what a 900 sq foot dilapidated condo in Culver City would cost you, and we actually are not running a budget deficit. Granted we don’t have Saks Fifth Avenue or much variety in grocery stores, but you learn to make do (thank you online shopping). And we have tons of Cali transplants. I see CA tags on cars all over the place here.

NoLeftTurn on November 3, 2010 at 3:38 AM

I like Arkansas and Oklahoma and Texas and Alabama and…

As long as there’s big-box shopping somewhere drivable.

Seriously, I think I need to stay with the Pacific but the alternative I keep coming back up with is Hawaii and it’s as Leftwing politically as is California. So, I’m spinning my wheels.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:52 AM

Idaho 1

+1

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:52 AM

Goodnight, fellow Patriots.

Keep fighting the good fight.

OneVision on November 3, 2010 at 3:53 AM

CNN

Buck is up by 9K with 84% reporting.

angryed on November 3, 2010 at 3:54 AM

I still think Miller wins by 3…

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:46 AM
Hope you’re right.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:48 AM

Fox just had Murkie speaking as if she has won. Quite frankly, the assumption she got “100% of write in” is wrong – plus remaining precincts and absentee ballots… Miller has made up 1.8% in the past report.

I could be wrong,…

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:54 AM

OK, it’s one thing that Brown is now gov; it’s another thing that Carly lost; its yet another thing that Pelosi remains our “representative Senator”; Anolther that Sanchez continues to ride her broom around our state; but the indignity of all is that I live in Waxman’s district. California is probably hopeless. The influx of immigrant (legal and otherwise) population who were born and bred on entitlements and state give-aways will always vote dem and for unions which give them their jobs. They know nothing other to a great extent than a 3d world way of life. they are so unaccustomed to the greatness possible here that it doesn’t occur to them and their past and education doesn’t allow them to know that keeping such scum in office will be their eventual ruin. Oh well, thanks to the rest of the country for remaining red for the most part and we can only hope for Cali OR move. For the first time that is a possibility but it is a tough one to leave this great land to the Hollywood elite; academia and the uneducated populace. Such a shame. Go Red States. You are our hope.

highninside on November 3, 2010 at 3:54 AM

Less than 10,000 votes difference in the Illinois governor’s race – and that’s with all the Dem voter fraud.

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:54 AM

Goodnight, fellow Patriots.

Keep fighting the good fight.

OneVision on November 3, 2010 at 3:53 AM

Ditto.

My congratulations to Boehner. And Rubio. And so many other Republicans who won tonight/yesterday.

Lourdes on November 3, 2010 at 3:55 AM

Looks like the GOP has lost the Hawaii seat. They’re already calling it.

Mark1971 on November 3, 2010 at 3:55 AM

This Lisa Murkowski is more ignorant than I thought. The “outside” organization just saved your party.

You probably only won because the a percentage of the democrats voted for you. What a disgrace.

Mad Kimchi on November 3, 2010 at 3:55 AM

woo hooo

Buck 740,801 48%
Bennet 731,261 47%

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 3:55 AM

highninside – nicely put. Just considering the fiction that Hispanics don’t need to speak English makes me want to weep. Why on earth would you choose to disadvantage yourself that way in America?

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:56 AM

Dude, why is Hawaii 1 being called Dem?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:56 AM

Fox just had Murkie speaking as if she has won. Quite frankly, the assumption she got “100% of write in” is wrong – plus remaining precincts and absentee ballots… Miller has made up 1.8% in the past report.

I could be wrong,…

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 3:54 AM

She didn’t get 100%. But I’d say she got 99%. Who else would people be writing in if not her? Either you’re for her, you’re for Miller or the Dem. Who wastes their time to go vote and writes in Homer Simpson? Sure there will always be a few of those, but no more than 1, maybe 2%.

angryed on November 3, 2010 at 3:56 AM

Murky makes me sick. I hope she is stripped of all her committees. Let her caucus with the Dems.

sandee on November 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM

All in all, about half of my posts never made it onto the threads here tonight. No idea why – certainly not anything censorable.

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Let her caucus with the Dems.

sandee on November 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Amen

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 3:58 AM

All in all, about half of my posts never made it onto the threads here tonight. No idea why – certainly not anything censorable.

disa on November 3, 2010 at 3:57 AM

Bandwitdth + active scripting + your ISP = slow down.

I havent felt it, but I am on a pretty fast upload/download connection.

Maybe stop dl’ing porn?? ( I kid, I kid)

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:02 AM

Widespread voter fraud in Nevada.

joshlbetts on November 3, 2010 at 4:03 AM

Shout out to MeatHead… where the hell are these “heavy weight” HotAirers at 4/3AM???

We need to get HA branded sippy cups… damn novices.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:03 AM

Wonder if running a woman candidate effects Latino vote for Repubs. California latinos are very traditional gender role oriented.

PrezHussein on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

Susanna Martinez did great tonight.

alwaysfiredup on November 3, 2010 at 4:05 AM

Mad Kimchi on November 3, 2010 at 3:55 AM

We won’t know who won there for awhile yet.

powerpro on November 3, 2010 at 4:05 AM

Shout out to MeatHead… where the hell are these “heavy weight” HotAirers at 4/3AM???

We need to get HA branded sippy cups… damn novices.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:03 AM

Heh

Now, what is going on in Hawaii? How can they call it w/ 1% in?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 4:05 AM

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:03 AM

Also, what do your numbers say about Minn8?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 4:06 AM

I’m noticing that Linda McMahon kept it close in CT.

54-45 with 81% in.

Would have been nice if she won.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 4:06 AM

Heh

Now, what is going on in Hawaii? How can they call it w/ 1% in?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 4:05 AM

Using history and exit polls – its pretty accurate to depict and call a winner. An anamoly or odd statistical behavior may arise – but initial polls hold true. Pretty accurate on Boxer/Brown with 1%.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:08 AM

Wonder if running a woman candidate effects Latino vote for Repubs. California latinos are very traditional gender role oriented.

PrezHussein on November 3, 2010 at 3:27 AM

I hate to play identity politics, but Latinos are the Dem base in CA. I would love to steal them to our side… I would run, but I’m a male and I’m not old enough for a Senate run anytime soon.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 4:08 AM

Yep people in nevada are are stupid, I just wish my brother didnt live there….

Badbrucskie on November 3, 2010 at 4:08 AM

Using history and exit polls – its pretty accurate to depict and call a winner. An anamoly or odd statistical behavior may arise – but initial polls hold true. Pretty accurate on Boxer/Brown with 1%.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:08 AM

Yeah, I guess. Especially in a small homogeneous district.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 4:10 AM

Yep people in nevada are are stupid, I just wish my brother didnt live there….

Badbrucskie on November 3, 2010 at 4:08 AM

I cant speak for your brother – but in general – the so-called “paradise” of LV and Reno is for suckers and followers in Nevada, hence their lack of spine and continuing to elect an pansy in Reid.

I am all for a complete LV boycott… plenty of casinos popping up all over the country – and hell – AC still gets more betting dollars, net net per year.

Hit them where it hurts – I cant think of a better lesson to be performed in a republic, capitalistic society on Nevada… they live and die on American dollars and gambling – they just went all in on a 3, 10 off suit – staring at aces.

Let em bleed.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:13 AM

Prop 19 – Legalize and tax marijuana

NO 3,057,036 55%
YES 2,548,639 45%

So national polls keep telling us that 46% support it, but its having trouble even in CA getting to 46

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 4:14 AM

Djou is down 9k with 99% reporting…

Gohawgs on November 3, 2010 at 4:14 AM

OK, I’m turning in. CA11 and CA20 look like they’re all over the place. Minn8 looks promising.

Goodnight, HA peeps.

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 4:15 AM

Night. I think I’m going to step away too.

El_Terrible on November 3, 2010 at 4:17 AM

Allah – give me the keys and let me drive this thing, dang softies are drpping like flies…

Allah, are you here?

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:18 AM

Link to the Politico list of incumbent political fatalities:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44576.html

in house incumbencies thats like a 24:1 ratio of wins to defeats since (so far) we have knocked off 48 demorats to losing two republican incumbents.

Heh, this guy was one of the bodies hitting the floor

Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.)

Considering I share a last name with this guy I’m happy the Mississippi voters kicked him out, one less person bringing shame to the name of Childers.

theflyonthewall on November 3, 2010 at 4:43 AM

Also, what do your numbers say about Minn8?

MeatHeadinCA on November 3, 2010 at 4:06 AM

Cravaack(R): 131,668
Oberstar(D): 127,491

98% Reporting. 5,200 left to count 48/47 remaining split right now – should go Cravaack.

Odie1941 on November 3, 2010 at 4:44 AM

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