Election Returns: Headlines and Open Thread

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BlueNC Returns Threads:

SD's Kissell v. Hayes thread

Have your own favorite race? Start your own returns thread! Tell me about it and I'll post a link here.

(expand this post and scroll down to see BlueNC's election night plan)

10:36 - Union County Approves School Bonds

10:15 - VA: Webb v. Allen Headed for a Recount?

10:02 - From NCDP HQ: Etheridge - "Dems Will Retake House Tonight" — Jerry Meek calling for a sweep of the state and the nation.

9:40 - Black's Back? — how is a body ever to know what to think!

9:37 - Wake School Bonds Looking Like Winners

9:28 - Bye-Bye Black?


9:18 - Harry Reid Thanks the Netroots

9:16 - State Races Update

9:12 - FL Rid of Katherine Harris; PA Washes Itself of Santorum - Congress just got a lot less yucky.

9:03 - GOP "In For A Long Night" with Yarmuth over Northrop in KY-3? - this was not a race the GOP was expecting to lose.

8:53 - Britney Drops K-Fed Like a Corrupt Congressman

8:48 - Nifong Wins - Durham's embattled DA survives the Duke lacrosse case.

8:44 - NYTimes: Butterfield, McIntyre, Myrick, Price, Coble, Watt Winners - these are not the races that have been keeping us up at night.

8:39 - Charlotte: Streets, no; housing and neighborhoods, yes. - Bonds, yo.

8:36 - Ohio Still Not So Good at Running Elections

8:21 - Meck Board of Elections Server Down

7:57 - Dude smashes a Diebold machine - in PA.

7:36 - Some Durham results will be late - because some stations opened late.

7:32 - Exit Poll Analysis a la Citizen-Times

7:01 - State GOP Chairman Blount Resigns - seems he wants to run for office.

What's the BlueNC election night plan?

Everybody dried off and warmed up? As the night progresses, I'll be posting headlines in this space and links to news here at BlueNC and elsewhere. I'll keep this post updated as frequently as I can, but I won't be going into much depth here.

In the box to the right, entitled "BlueNC Returns Threads," I'll provide links to BlueNC threads focused on specific topics: NC-11, NC-08, state races, national news, etc. These will stay on top, so that you can stay on top of the news. And, of course, the BlueNC community will be keeping it live in blog posts and comments.

One more thing: because we're spreading this out over a few threads, you may find the Tracker useful. Logged-in users who click the "track changes" link (in the blue banner at the top of the page) will see a list of threads with the most-recently-updated at the top and a column showing how many comments are new to you on each thread. Reloading the Tracker page is a good way for members to stay on top of comments and updates. (And if you're not a member, why not? It's free, for Pete's sake!)

I'll be back with headlines as they start coming in.

Comments

Good to see the Vermin

keeping his sterling record of beings a TOTAL FREAKIN LOSER intact.

Does he win the ...

...Alan Keyes award or what.

Conscious evolution, it's what turns me on. There's got to be a difference between right and wrong.-DTB

Conscious evolution, it's what turns me on. There's got to be a difference between right and wrong.-DTB

H-77 Lorene Coates

This is one I like. Someone who stood up to Jim Black:
State House (District 77)
Lorene Coates (D) * 6950
Susan Morris (R) 4143
16 of 22 precincts reporting

Don't break my heart Larry.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

If Larry comes up short

he should challenge the results on grounds of voter suppression. Fight these fuckers every step of the way.

NC-8

Robin Hayes (i) (R) 41,025 53%
Larry Kissell (D) 36,775 47%
Precincts Reporting - 61%

not good

Hey Robert.

Tell Jerry that his email about voter supression, sent around noon today, JUST NOW arrived in my inbox.

Something fishy. Very fishy.

okay.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

S-09 Boseman

Another one I like

State Senate (District 9)
Julia Boseman (D) * 21590
Irvin Roseman (R) 13171
35 of 46 precincts reporting

+2 NC Senate, +1 House

State House (District 10)
Van Braxton (D) 3145
Willie Ray Starling (R) 2787
15 of 31 precincts reporting

My favorite Democrat :)
State House (District 66)
Melanie Goodwin (D) * 9521
David Browder (R) 3975
29 of 29 precincts reporting

State Senate (District 24)
Tony Foriest (D) 14676
Hugh Webster (R) * 14355
33 of 48 precincts reporting

State Senate (District 47)
Joe Sam Queen (D) 24395
Keith Presnell (R) * 24177
85 of 94 precincts reporting

Guess the bird man in his tree suit

wasn't such a big hit down in Kinston.

Bye bye Starling, I hope.

(More Puppetmaster money ... flushhhhhhhhh)

Back from NCDP

Wife had work and wanted to be with y'all anyway.

Welcome back!

-

Dogname Dogname in Doghouse

Supreme Court (Chief Justice)
Sarah Parker 590741
Rusty Duke 295296
1479 of 2767 precincts reporting

Pickups thus far nationally

House-3
Senate-3
Governor-4

For Repugs-none

Dear Jim Webb:

Don't ask for a recount, demand a REVOTE.

The illegal voter suppression staged by Allen cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.

Wake County Commission

Donald Mial (D) 73,393 47%
Joe Bryan (i) (R) 83,315 53%
Precincts Reporting - 84%

Wake Co Comm Dist 2
Candidate Votes Percent
Lindy Brown (D) 84,241 54%
Phil Jeffreys (i) (R) 72,373 46%
Precincts Reporting - 84%

Wake Co Comm Dist 3
Candidate Votes Percent
Martha Brock (D) 76,990 48%
Tony Gurley (i) (R) 84,064 52%
Precincts Reporting - 85%

Wake Co Comm Dist 7
Candidate Votes Percent
Roger Koopman (D) 75,422 46%
Paul Coble (R) 87,796 54%
Precincts Reporting - 85%

These were all Repug seats. so it looks like we will pick up one. The real disapointment is Coble, he is sprawltastic.

Boylan confirmed

n/t

Who's going to be the next speaker?

Black's barely holding on by a thread

there is much discussion....

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Who's going to be the next speaker?

Black's barely holding on by a thread

Kissell now

Robin Hayes (REP)* 51,412 52%
Larry Kissell (DEM) 47,577 48%
79% of precincts reporting

3 votes apart - Court of Appeals

Linda Stephens (i) 400,899 50%
Donna Stroud 400,896 50%
Precincts Reporting - 54%

Hmmm..... I smell a recount.

Supreme Court-Dems holding

Rachel Hunter 326,524 37%
Mark Martin (i) 554,400 63%
Precincts Reporting - 57%

NC Supreme Ct (Timmons-Goodson)
Candidate Votes Percent Winner
Patricia Timmons-Goodson (i) 523,704 58%
Eric Levinson 374,607 42%
Precincts Reporting - 57%

NC Supreme Ct (Wainwright)
Candidate Votes Percent Winner
Ann Marie Calabria 402,721 48%
Robin Hudson 436,824 52%
Precincts Reporting - 54%

NC Supreme Ct (Parker)
Candidate Votes Percent Winner
Rusty Duke 309,544 33%
Sarah Parker (i) 628,930 67%
Precincts Reporting - 57%

New House pickups

3--
CT-5
OH-18
NH-2

Mixed news on national ballot issues

Mixed news on various ballot issues

AZ, English to be official language

MT, NV, OH, MO, Minimum wage to be raised

SC, TN, VA, WI Same-sex marriage ban

never whisper that a candidate is winning...

to a blogger, then ask him not to say anything.

Congrats Ty.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Where are the votes?

Wake returns are spotty.

PS sorry I couldn't make it down to NCDP to be with you Robert.

Two more house pickups

Fl-22
Pa-7

MSNBC just called Shuler!

!!!!!!!!

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