David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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The New Republic is posting what purport to be exit polls on the key Senate races.

Caveat emptor, etc.

Update: Washington Monthly has the same numbers (and same source?) here.

Despite delays, glitches, and other snafus, most polls will not extend voting hours.

In Denver, where the lines are long, the Democratic candidate for governor waited nearly two hours to vote, presumably for himself.

From the GOP handbook of Maryland politics:

(1) Recruit homeless men in Philadelphia; (2) Bus them into Maryland; (3) Arrange for the Republican governor's wife to greet them upon their arrival; (4) Outfit them in hats and T-shirts for the governor's re-election campaign; (5) Have them pass out flyers in heavily Democratic areas that erroneously identify the GOP candidates for governor and U.S. senator as "Democrats."

The complete primer here.

Update: A first-hand account here.

Over at TPMMuckraker, Justin has an interview with a poll watcher in Arizona who reports that a trio of men--one with a firearm visible--are harrassing Hispanic voters at a polling station in Tuscon.

The poll watcher is a member of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. The group has notified the Department of Justice and the FBI and were told by the feds--get this--to keep an eye on the situation.

Over at Election Central we have charted all the races in which two of the big three ratings outfits--Cook Political Report, CQ Politics, and the Rothenberg Political Report--are in agreement on the likely outcome.