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Jared Polis Elected Colorado’s First Openly Gay Congressman

Internet mega-millionaire Jared Polis was elected Colorado’s first openly gay representative in Congress yesterday. Democrat Jared Polis defeated Republican Scott Starin in the 2nd Congressional District race Tuesday, becoming the first openly gay person from Colorado elected to Congress. With 20 percent of the vote counted, Polis had 60 percent to Starin’s 36 percent. “The voters of our district have …

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Kenya Declares National Holiday

In Kenya: Obama’s Kenyan relatives erupted in celebration as the election results came in early Wednesday morning, and they proceeded to march through the streets singing “We are going to the White House!” [See the celebration above.] Agence France-Presse reports that Kenya has declared a national holiday in honor of Obama’s election: “This is a momentous day not only in …

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CNN’s Fake “Holograms”

While CNN’s much-ballyhooed “hologram” gimmick last night was interesting, it wasn’t an actual hologram. Wolf Blitzer wasn’t seeing those people in front of him, it was all done in the computer. Meh.

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Nate Silver, The Geeky God Of Polls

With all the often wildly-conflicting polls, the one site I kept drifting back to was stats geek Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight. History will be very kind to Silver’s predictive prowess. His final call of 349 electoral votes for Obama is dead-on for the current results, although Obama’s total may increase slightly as the couple of still deadlocked states are finally decided.

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Anti-Gay Measures Win In FL, AZ, AR

Via Box Turtle Bulletin:Arizona: Proposition 102: (Marriage Amendment)Yes: 1,008,420 (56%) – Projected winnerNo: 776,896 (44%)92% of precincts reporting. Arkansas: Initiative 1 (Gay Adoption Ban)Yes: 544,197 (57%) – Projected winnerNo: 544,197 (43%)90% of precincts reporting. Florida: Amendment 2: (Marriage Amendment)Yes: 4,632,316 (62%) – Projected winnerNo: 2,832,236 (38%)98% of precincts reporting.* The Florida constitution requires 60% for an amendment to pass.

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Dems Take NY Senate Majority

The Democratic Party has won a majority in the New York State Senate for the first time in 44 years. And not since 1935 have the Democrats controlled both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion. However, the presumptive Senate Majority Leader, Malcolm Smith, faces a quartet of Democratic senators (all from NYC) who have so far refused …

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Prop 8 Poised To Pass

Tempering our joy, things are not looking good for Proposition 8. Only 22% of precincts are reporting as of this writing, but things are trending badly. Updates on the below results are here. UPDATE: The margin shrank overnight, but not nearly enough. Proposition 8-Same Sex Marriage Ban All Precincts Totals Choice Votes % Yes 4,942,991 51.8% No 4,592,317 48.2% 91% …

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