Archive for the ‘All over the map’ Category

Time for bed

November 8, 2006

I don’t think Peraica is going to make up the margin, but who knows? I will have to check back in in the morning.

Nationally, this was a tremendous wave election for Democrats, with gains in the House and the Senate that exceeded expectations, and a slew of exciting, tightly contested races. Soon enough all the loose ends will be tied up. We’ll see what happens.

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Oberweis with a limp

November 7, 2006

Hilary Masell Oswald reports from ex-Speaker Hastert’s party that in attendance was perennial Illinois social conservative candidate Jim Oberweis, mysteriously on crutches. (?)

— posted by Robert Mentzer

County voting machines update

November 7, 2006

Correspondent Matt Lynch reports in with further details on the county’s vote-counting difficulties. 

“Chicago’s coming along fine, it’s got about 56 percent reporting,” Matt says. “But the county had a problem with the computers in early voting. I’ve now been told that they took the early votes out and put them at the end of the queue.”

What caused the problem is unclear, and it’s also unclear whether moving early voters to the end of the queue means they won’t just encounter the same problems later. But according to the Web site, the county has now counted about one-third of the votes.

NOTE … Peraica leads Stroger by 25 points in county voting, possibly supporting my theory. Worth noting though that Stroger looks to be way ahead in city voting.

— posted by Robert Mentzer

The numbers crawl in

November 7, 2006

We’re watching numbers come in here and here, and it is kind of weird. Seems awfully slow. The county has managed to count 1.56 percent of the votes so far. That seems low to us, two hours after the polls have closed.

UPDATE … Now comes word that there is a jam-up in vote-counting. The voting machines are reportedly jammed with early-voting ballots, and the county can’t even get to the ballots cast today.

This strikes me as potentially a positive development for Peraica, because early voters in Cook Co. might be more likely to vote a straight Democratic ticket. Just a thought.

PS … I have no idea if that makes sense. It might just be wishful thinking on my part…

— posted by Robert Mentzer

Whither the K-Fed vote?

November 7, 2006

How does news of Britney Spears’ divorce affect the midterm elections?  More or less than news of Saddam Hussein’s death sentence?

Just wondering.

— posted by Robert Mentzer

Sleep in, vote late in the suburbs

November 7, 2006

From WBBM 780:

A Cook County Judge ordered two suburban polling places to remain open late — the 7th Precinct polling place, at 1909 S. Laramie Ave. in Cicero; and the 92nd Precinct at 200 Glenwood/Lansing Road in Glenwood will remain open until 8 p.m., Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Marcy Jensen said. The two precincts opened about 90 minutes late this morning.

— posted by Robert Mentzer