My election coverage has been pretty minimal, but not non-existent. That doesn’t mean I don’t think this is very important. At work today my prediction on the board was a Dem gain of 11 seats in the House and 4 seats in the Senate, with the asterisk saying that I thought the advantage in the House by either party would be by less than six seats.
I hope I was right, but if the Republicans lose bigger I don’t know that I’ll be shedding many tears. They’ve almost completely wasted a lengthy period of Congressional control while their party held the White House. That being said, I think things could have been far, far worse, and I fear that they might be if the Democrats have a sizable advantage.
I haven’t watched television news in months (literally) but I’m on my way to turn it on as soon as this posts.
UPDATE: I’ve held out for over an hour and a half, but I don’t think I can take any more television news. They’re calling tons of races with 1% and 2% of the vote in, and Fox News has called two races already where their pick is trailing by 10% at this point.
24-hour television news is worthless. Doubly so on election night.
I don’t need this noise. I’ll look at the results tomorrow.