Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Election Night 2009

Results are trickling in, but so far it looks like Virginia has elected Bob McDonnell (R) as the next governor, and New Jersey’s race between incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine (D) and Chris Christie (R) is too close to call. The race in NY 23rd has between Doug Hoffman (C) and Bill Owens (D) had some moments of craziness today.

At this writing (9:21 pm ET), the polls have closed in Maine but it’s too soon to know if Question 1 — the vote on rejecting marriage equality — will be defeated.

As Steve Benen reminded me, there are more elections going on around the country, including mayoral elections in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Toledo, and here in Miami (I didn’t vote because I don’t live in the city of Miami). And there are five other ballot measures on gay rights in the country outside of Maine.

It looks like it will be a long night, and while I generally don’t do open threads like other blogs, if you, dear reader, have news on local elections to report, feel free to share that in the comments.