Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dem's get to 58

Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) has defeated incumbent Republican (and convicted felon) Ted Stevens. The Democrats are now 2 seats shy of a supermajority - meaning they can pass whatever they want the the Republicans have no chance of stopping them (including approval of activist judges).

It is disgraceful that the GOP did not press for Stevens resignation when the his gift taking was first discovered.

In other news, Minnesota has begun the automatic recount. Currently, Norm Coleman (R) leads Al Franken (D) by 215 votes. Minnesota law permits counters to divine "voter intent", so we definitely want to keep an eye on this.

Georgia's runoff election is not until December.

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