Skip to comments.Following the Election Returns [Hour by Hour Guide]
Posted on 11/07/2006 4:41:39 AM PST by RobFromGa
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 from each network...
Given that the longer election night might not suit everyone's bedtime, I've prepared an hour-by-hour guide to tonight's results...
All times are Eastern. In a bow to tradition, we've listed states that went for George W. Bush two years ago in red and those that went for John Kerry in blue. The letters after state names indicate governor and senate races, with the incumbent party in the appropriate color (independents in black).
Polls close in these two states at 6 p.m. local time, which means the eastern portions will end voting at 6 EST. The key races in both states will be a bevy of close House races featuring GOP incumbents.
In Indiana, three GOP House incumbents have been trailing their Democratic challengers in October polls, albeit with survey samples so small the margin of error is large. Watch Rep. Mike Sodrel in the Ninth District. If he wins, it will mean it's unlikely Republicans will face a huge Democratic wave and lose 30 seats or more. If Rep. Chris Chocola in the Second District should survive, the GOP may wind up losing 20 seats or fewer. If Rep. John Hostettler also comes home to victory in the Eighth District, there is a good chance the GOP will retain its House majority. Indiana's Senate race isn't competitive; Republican Dick Lugar will easily win a sixth term.
Kentucky has two barn burners. Republican Rep. Anne Northup has held Louisville's Third District for five terms...
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Right now, he has to run as a democrat lite to win, but I'll bet he won't go out of his way and vote with democrats just because they want him too. I think he'll be much more independent and do what ever he thinks is right. He's not controlled by them any more.
Please add me to your ping: pryncessraych, I live in TN (Nashville)
I just have a nagging feeling that was Roves idea to maybe pick up some Bush Bashing Indie votes.
True -- and I think he'd have to be more than human to resist the temptation to tweak them every so often! ;-)
From Toledo Blade.
We had very few glitches, most where the paper was stuck or maybe someone had not inserted the memory card all the way, said Jill Kelly, director of the Lucas County board of elections.
We are very pleased weve had very little problems.
Ms. Kelly also reported decent traffic at most polling locations, but no long lines. She does believe the morning rain deterred voters from the polls.
She said 11.6 percent of Lucas Countys registered voters had cast their ballot as of 11 a.m., which is more than twice the usual turnout for that time of the morning.
Its quite high..., Ms. Kelly said. Generally with rain people dont turn out.
Despite new regulations requiring voters to bring identification with them in order to vote, poll workers at 240 21 St. said that by late morning no voters had showed up without proper identification.
I am from Wichita and I have been praying NON-STOP all day!!!
Rob, do you have a line on any House elections yet?
I'd vote for a pile of dog $h!t before I voted for Farrell. While Shays is practically useless, at least he tips the control. Unfortunately for the GOP on the national level, it comes down to a liberal who voted for the war against a liberal who's against it in a RAT district. Shays has done nothing to distance himself from his opponent. Heck, he cancelled his media appearances over the weekend which many have construed as him just throwing in the towel.
Lieberman ran as pro-life against Lowell Weicker in his first run for Senator. He votes pro-abortion.
He observed the Sabbath all the while he was a Senator. Until he was on the ticket with Al Gore, then he campaigned on Saturdays.
He was outraged at Bill Clinton's behavior as President until it was time to vote on his impeachment. Then Lieberman voted Not Guilty.
Joe Lieberman is a lying backstabber who deserves all of the derision he gets from the Democrats and Republicans. I wouldn't trust him (or vote for him) ever!
I'm still hoping for a 500-35 GOP victory. It is looking less likely. We may have to settle for a smaller majority!
"If the Dims win, so do all of our nation's ENEMIES, foreign and domestic."
Pisano, I've tried to pray daily for the last couple of years for "the destruction of America's enemies ... foreign and domestic."
Ill take a small majority!
Should have read 400-35!
My husband and I just returned from voting in Cantor's district in VA. Our little precinct is at a fire station in a very rural area. The poll workers were talking about how heavy the voting had been! We were close to the 400th vote at 2:30 pm. Heavy rain earlier, drizzly and cold, but people are making the trip.
Sadly, my brother, on active duty in Afghanistan, never received his absentee ballot.
Dan Rather will analyze election results with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert tonight at 11 on Comedy Central's live, hour-long Indecision 2006 special.
"It's a risk, I guess, but what the hell," says Rather, who covered every national election since 1962 for CBS before being drop-kicked in June.