8:01 p.m. More tears at the National Review.
8:00 p.m. Montana polls close. Now, we hope that the GOP vote suppression strategy failed. Fox is reporting that Tester won the exit polling.
7:56 p.m. Okay, so I will admit that I am confused about these predictions. How is it that we can be so reliably wrong with Presidential projections, and be so confident about these House and Senate races?
7:53 p.m. With 87% of the votes in, Allen’s lead is down to less than 2,000 votes. Gail has 21,000 votes. GO Virginia!
7:52 p.m. Fox is not even pretending now. “That was a seat we needed to hold.”
7:40 p.m. David Shuster is reporting that Viriginia is in recount range, according to both sides. With 84% in, Allen leads by less than 8,000. If I haven’t mentioned this, a BIG THANK YOU to G.G. Parker. Gail is one classy woman, deeply committed to her principles.
7:38 p.m. Three things I want to see tonight. Burns lose, a Democratic House, and Santorum’s concession speech. I predict the word Nixonian will come to mind.
7:35 p.m. Brit Hume and Bill Kristol sound like they have been listening to a lot of Dashboard Confessional. These boys are sad.
7:30 p.m. With 81% of the votes in, Allen’s lead is cut to 8,000 votes. Of course, G G Parker has 20,000 votes. Those of you casting your votes to send a message to the Democrats in Virginia…was it worth it? If it ends up this close, will your indignation be worth losing the Senate?
7:29 p.m. CNN is calling Rhode Island for Whitehouse!
7:27 p.m. Fox is claiming a 6-8% Democratic bias in exit polls now, so they will not use them.
7:26 p.m. Brit Hume might be drinking. Even on a night when the Democrats are marching across the field, he can’t help but phrase everything like this. “The winner in Maryland is not the Republican.”
7:22 p.m. Webb is closing the gap in Virginia. With 77% of precints reporting, Allen’s lead is down to 10,000 votes. The Independent-Green candidate’s votes would be enough to bridge this gap. Damn liberals. 🙂
7:21 p.m. MSNBC is calling the Maryland Senate race for Cardin. This makes the Virginia and Montana results HUGE. Call one more person and make sure they’ve voted.
7:19 p.m. HA HA HA HA HA. RNC Chair Ken Mehlman on Fox, saying now we need bipartisanship. HA HA HA HA. And now he (one of the people who claimed Bush had a mandate in 2004) says that this election is not about a mandate for the Democrats.
7:17 p.m. Back. Another great sign for the Democrats–with 97% in, John Yarmuth is 3 full points ahead of the Republican incumbent Anne Northup.
7:13 p.m. Jeff Green is an idiot; he just said on CNN that even if there is a big night for for Democrats, liberal bloggers will be upset because they care more about Lamont-Libermann than the Senate as a whole. And now, CNN calls Lieberman the winner. I guess I don’t care any more about the election…time to head home.
7:12 p.m. The Allen-Webb is looking a little grim.
7:07 p.m. Still time to call one more person to vote–or if you are a Republican, to make threatening phone calls.
7: 05 p.m. I love when commentators tell me there is only a 300 vote gap, when there are less than 3,000 votes in.
7:02 p.m. Clinton, Stabenow, Klobuchar, Conrad, Binghaman, Nelson, Kohl, Thomas, Carper and Hutchinson are all immediate winners.
6:58 p.m. Joe Scarborough is crying because Chris Matthews and Howard Dean picked on him. This is kind of fun to watch; he’s really pissed. In fact, now it’s getting awkward.
6:53 p.m. James Carville just ate Bill Bennet’s brain.
6:48 p.m. Schumer says Northern Virginia is, for the most part, not in yet.
6:46 p.m. Kentucky #3 has been stuck at 81% of precints for close to an hour. Let’s finish this up, so we can finally say goodbye to Anne Northup.
6:45 p.m. It probably makes more sense to keep one post going until the Montana race comes in.