What's happening tonight


According to the SF Department of Elections, the first results -- including just the absentees received before Election Day -- will be posted here at about 8:45. That will include a preliminary ranked-choice voting run, which won't be conclusive but will give people a sense of where the races are headed.

We'll be posting regular updates on this blog through the evening, trying to make sense of the numbers and reporting from the various Election Night events. Join us for the latest news and analysis.

I'd guess by the time the polls close in California it will be pretty clear what's happening on the national level.



"The Green Party, first organized in the mid-1980s, is poised to tip the scales from fringe faction to party player. An equal third party would be a revolution in American politics, breaking the current two-party gridlock.

"And Stein has a history of getting record-setting voter totals. In 2006, running for Secretary of State in Massachusetts, Stein won the votes of more than 350,000 Massachusetts citizens—the greatest vote total ever recorded for a Green Party candidate in that state.

"The campaign’s on-point messaging has focused on Stein’s “Green New Deal” platform and directly combated the outdated idea, leftover from Nader’s race more than a decade ago, that Green Party votes are “wasted votes.” Successful campaign strategy and a laundry list of endorsements, combined with the current political, economic and global climates, may be enough to help Stein maintain her habit of exceeding expectations."


Posted by Ana on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

Here comes the crazy!

Posted by matlock on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

And Ryan has lost his home state of Wisconsin.

What a great night!

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

Elizabeth Warren became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts! Woo hoo!!!

Posted by Ana on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

And she'll end up shoved over in the corner & told to shut up like Kuchinich unless she's goes along with The Establishment, which she might do. She's pro-Israel and for attacking Iran. Ugh. How "progressive."

Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

@Guest - Gosh, anonymously single-issue much?

Posted by Jym Dyer on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

This is who you're all excited over?

Progressive Democratic hero Elizabeth Warren enlists to serve AIPAC's pro-war agenda


Posted by Guest on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

Based on mail in votes.

Posted by Troll II on Nov. 06, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

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