We'll be updating everyone on polling results tonight. Throughout the day, we'll be putting up some interesting links, polls and select comments from readers.
Here's a shout out to the people who will be doing our election coverage tonight. Nick Smith, LeAnn Eckroth, Mara Van Ells, Jessica Holdman and Lauren Donovan are writing the stories. Hopefully, they'll have time to jump on and update you with results and tidbits they learn. I'll be blogging the night away here.
Kathleen, I will have to tell him to drop by the blog! He'll be glad to know he's missed.
Nick Smith just showed me his election predictions. So, if he's bragging tomorrow about how accurate he is, I can vouch that he did them before results came in.
We don't know, Kathleen. We hadn't heard that. If we find anything out, we'll let you know.
If I understood correctly, and it's often in doubt whether I do, the observers were in N.D. To observe how an election is properly run. Which is why I assume they chose N.D. They were from smaller Eastern European countries I believe, where voting is a hazy affair. I think we had an AP story on it but I can't find it now.
I have to take a break to do some of my regular work, so any comments or questions might not get posted for awhile. But I'll pop back in a few more times this afternoon, and hopefully some of our other reporters will, too.
Kathleen. I'm not going to be exceptionally helpful with local N.D. coverage today. I'm wandering Las Vegas watching other journalists cover the election. Like these ones.
I will be trying to help Jenny out on my phone if I can though, approving comments, etc.
Just voted in Precinct 3003 at Lord of Life Church (1143 North 26th St). Voting was quick. If I read the counter on the ballot box right, the number of counted ballots was closing in on 200.
Here are a few electoral college projection sites that may be of interest:
Anybody have any photos of themselves casting their vote or voting lines? Please share. Or did everybody in N.D. vote early, like me?
Nick had it in there. It's the last one on his list. Should be an interesting one to follow though, so it probly deserved another mention.
Nate Silver was virtually "made" with being extremely accurate in the 2008 elections and even the 2010 midterms. My gut says it's going to be closer than his current predictions but it's hard to ignore his track record. Any other thoughts?
I agree that it may have been somewhat easy to pick the winner in 2008, but he was also pretty close with the Electoral college prediction. It will be a very interesting night.