Finally everyone called Missouri for McCain (so long, bellwether state!), and Obama won 1 electoral vote from Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district (the one with Omaha in it), so the final electoral total is 365-173, and Obama won the popular vote by around 7% (see CNN’s final results), which is a lot for modern elections. This is the largest percentage of popular vote win for a Democrat since LBJ in 1964. He flipped 9 states from red to blue from 2004.
Senatewise, Ted Stevens did in fact end up losing in Alaska, so you Alaskans are off the hook…for now. Georgia senate race goes to a runoff since the Republican won just under 50% of the vote. In Minnesota, there’s an ongoing recount between Al Franken(D) and Norm Coleman(R) – Coleman is currently ahead by 172 votes (down from 215 before the recount started). Here’s a neat feature where you can see some of the ballots that are being challenged and vote on how you think they should be called. I think #5 is my favorite!
South Park creators to write Broadway musical lampooning Mormons – so many mixed emotions. Angry at Mormon church for funding Yes on Prop 8 in California. Not real comfortable with a musical making fun of someone’s religion. Amused it’s being co-written by the writer of Avenue Q. Amused the lead role is being played by an openly gay actor.
This Daily WTF is yet another remarkable case of programming without thinking.