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Late Nite FDL: Election Open Thread

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Lots of key races for progressives tonight — Tester vs. Morrison in Montana, Harman vs. Winograd in CA-36, Busby vs. Bilbray in CA-50.  Low turnout is being reported everywhere — and although I have nothing much more than intuition to back it up, I assume that this is the result of both lack of faith in party leadership who seem more concerned with keeping their jobs than actually leading and lack of confidence in the voting system itself.  And until somebody wants to step up and address these problems, I’m not sure that’s going to change.  This "don’t rock the boat" policy of the Democrats just really is not lighting anyone on fire with electoral enthusiasm.

Great results for Tester so far (certainly the race I’m most excited about) and you can follow the results at Missoulian.com.  (Our friend & FDL contributor Matt Singer will be following the results at Left In the West but the site has been up and down.)

Chris Bowers, Kos and the folks at Swing State Project will also be following the results closely.  In the words of the immortal Bette Davis,  "strap yourself in, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride."

Update #1:  Chris Bowers calls it for Tester.   WOO HOO!!!!!  He also says the results from absentee ballots look good for Busby.

Update #2:  Busby/Bilbray results can be tracked here.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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