From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Right: Ohio voters, fed up with GOP corruption, swept up in state-wide races. Strickland, Brown, Brunner, Cordray, with Dann looking likely. Votes still to be counted with Sykes in a tight race. Nationwide, the House looks almost certain to flip, and the Senate will be very very close. The flip in gubernatorial races is astounding. Statewide issues in Ohio went exactly how I felt they should.

Wrong: Downticket performance was terrible. State House and Senate seats went strongly for incumbents. We have a 9-0 Republican State Supreme Court. Other Dem judges had disappointing performances.

WTF?: We have definitely flipped only […]

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Ding, Dong… Santorum’s Gone!

On November 7, 2006 By

Rick Santorum concedes!

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Cheap Election labor

On November 7, 2006 By

In Hancock county they have prisoners in black and white striped prison outfits helping count the ballots.

I wonder if the ballots come in a big black bag with a dollar sign on it…

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OH-12

On November 7, 2006 By

With 59% of precincts in Franklin County reporting, Shamansky has just 49% of the vote. Given how strongly red Licking and Delaware Co. are, we have to hope that the precincts reporting in Franklin county are the outer suburbs. Shamansky has to win Franklin County to have a chance.

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After ignoring polls for months, RAB has joined the reality-based community.

At least somewhat – they still think they are losing because they aren’t conservative enough.

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Live Feed from the SoS

On November 7, 2006 By

If Ken Blackwell hasn’t abandoned his post, this should have up-to-the-minute data direct from the SoS site.

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Blackwell Concedes

On November 7, 2006 By

According to SOBAlliance.

COLUMBUS ? Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell recently called opponent Ted Strickland and conceded the election.

Following are Blackwell?s comments to Strickland:

?Ted, you ran a good race and have won a tremendous opportunity to lead the people of this state to better days, a stronger economy and a higher quality of life. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful tenure as governor of the greatest state in America.?

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Updates on key early races

On November 7, 2006 By

It appears likely – tho only one has been called – that three House seats in Indiana will flip to Dems. It appears that 1 of 2 key races in Kentucky will flip. Additionally, Democrats have picked up two Governor seats (OH and MA).

About 15 minutes until we start seeing more Ohio results.

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Official results are being held at the county level until 9PM due to the court order keeping some Cleveland polling places open until 9PM. If I see any other exit polling, I’ll share it, and I’ll continue monitoring other nationwide key races in the interim.

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OH-Sen exit polling

On November 7, 2006 By

Remarkable. Brown is crushing DeWine in every demographic save rich white Christians who think Bush is the best thing since sliced bread.

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CNN Calls OH-Gov, Issue 2

On November 7, 2006 By

According to CNN, Strickland has won the gubernatorial race (you folks in Cleveland, don’t let this keep you from voting!), and Issue 2 (minimum wage) has passed.

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