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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

The definitive election night guide

    Posted by Adam Crouch

This superb post at Contrapositive has everything you need to be your own at-home pundit tomorrow as the results come in for the US election. It tells you everything that will be happening, by the hour, and what it means for each candidate.

It will tell you what needs to have happened by, say, 9:30pm for each candidate to feel comfortable. At which point will a candidate be sweating hard, knowing that it's now a long-shot?

Definitely check it out.

For what it's worth, my guess is that we won't have a firm answer tomorrow night. Both sides have done a number of very shady things, and whichever is the loser will take it to the courts. Once the courts select a winner, there will be plenty of bitterness to go around, but life will go on. It may be worse than in 2000, but it won't be quite this bad. Probably the most climactic election night scenario is one where the result hinges on the referendum in Colorado, so naturally that's what I'm hoping for :P

Update: Salasks mentions in the comments below that you can call 1-866-OUR-VOTE to find your polling location.

For blow-by-blow coverage of the election results, The Command Post is the place to be, as always.

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