All Over But the Countin’
Well, I’m off to bed. I’ve been up since 4 and there’s no doubt as to the outcome, only the intensity.
Florida is too close to call but seems to be leaning Obama’s way. Virginia closed late but the networks have called the Senate race for Tim Kaine; one presumes that means Obama will carry the state, too. Either one of those makes Ohio irrelevant.
Aside from bragging rights on pre-election forecasting—and Nate Silver’s looking awfully good again—the only real question seems to be whether Obama will take the popular vote, too. He likely will. Even if he doesn’t, the impact of Sandy in Democratic strongholds New York and New Jersey should moot any criticism of legitimacy on those grounds.