Keeping the Faith

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Nov 02, 2010 8:38 PM
So far, so good.  Keep the faith with some of the Senate races.  Every state reports results differently -- for example, in Missouri, the (heavily Democrat) cities come in first, followed later by the (more conservative) rural and suburban areas.  So if you're just watching numbers, you can have a heart attack early on (although this year, no need to worry -- congratulations to Roy Blunt!!!)  Each state is mildly idiosyncratic in this way or some other.

So depending on a state, a big lead early isn't necessarily dispositive, unless we're talking smaller, less populated states where strong trends are harder to buck later on because of sheer population size.

Oh, and by the way, here is a somewhat useful election aggregator from The New York Times.

So far, my favorite part of the night has been seeing that Marco Rubio is at 50%, to Crist's 30% and Kendrick Meek's 20%.  So satisfying to watch Crist slither off into well-deserved oblivion!  Surely Meek deserved better from his party and its leaders, but that's a story for another day.