More Three Hours Sleep Blogging

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November 5, 2008 8:30 a.m.

9:30 AM … One thing you may have missed last night. Late in the evening a crowd of about a thousand people started gathering outside the White House to cheer Obama’s victory. There was some initial chatter in the right-wing media that it was a ‘mob’ of some sort that was ‘surrounding’ the White House. But actual reporting showed it was nothing of the sort. A spontaneous celebration. Here’s some brief video from last night on CNN …

10:00 AM … We’re still trying to get more clear word on what’s going on down in Georgia. Last night there were reports of up to two million, or possibly only 600,000 early votes left to be counted. Now we’re hearing it’s more like in the tens of thousands, though it’s not completely clear to me whether the difference is simply a matter of a lot being counted overnight. In any case, there seems a good chance that the as yet uncounted votes will pull Sen. Saxby Chambliss under 50%, thus forcing a run-off.

10:16 AM … AJC says a runoff looks likely in Georgia senate race.

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