Andrew Card just finished making his statements. The Ohio secretary of state believes the 140,000 or so margin is "statistically insurmountable." The Bush campaign believes it's now reasonable to call Nevada in the president's favor.
I think this was a wise move by the Bush people. Making a victory speech before the Ohio vote was certified might not have been good. Iowa and New Mexico really do have more outstanding votes than the margins in their respective results. Still, I don't think there's anywhere near 3 million uncounted votes in the uncalled states, including Ohio, so I don't believe there's any realistic chance of Bush losing the electoral college vote.
The news networks have relieved their exhausted prime time commentators and the new shifts are definitely having an unusual day at work.
Here in Georgia, we had a few items of good news. Johnny Isakson will succeed Zell Miller as senator. Charlie Norwood won the 9th district race with 74% of the vote. Phil Gingrey held his seat.
Cynthia McKinney is back but in the next Congress, I really don't see her doing any real lasting harm. We lost Max Burns but this is not all bad, for in this area many Democrats and Republicans agree that getting John Barrow out of Athens is a good thing.
I might take a break now from live blogging but I don't think I'll be aleep anytime soon. I made more coffee.