I have to say, Fox News is so much more enjoyable to watch after a Democratic victory. The sad faces, the excuses…ah, let me bask in that glow for just a moment or two. Not much to update this morning. Missouri went comfortably Democratic after I went to bed last night, also passing a minimum-wage increase, and, in a happy moment of good triumphing over hideous evil, it looks like Rush Limbaugh's trashing of Michael J. Fox helped the stem-cell research amendment to pass there too. Hurrah! Montana and Virginia are still too close to call, with Virginia almost certain to go to a recount that may mean that the final fate of the Senate won't be known until Decem,ber (the recount can't begin until the vote is certified, which I believe happens at the end of November). However, as Webb is roughly 8,000 votes in front, I think he'll survive that count, barring any suspicious activity. Tester has a lead of just under 2,000 votes in Montana, with the Republicans claiming that there's still 21,000 absentee ballots yet to count. So, that may take a day or too to sort out as well. It's looking likely that at the very least, the Senate will be tied, cutting down on the Vice-President's hunting trips (something that his friends are probably grateful for). Another interesting thought (well, to me anyway): as pointed out on Fox last night, the Republicans' vote held fast only in the Southern states. Much of the mid-west states broke Democrat. If this holds for a 2008 presidential election, it suggests the possibility that if a candidate could unite the Mid-west and Northern vote, they wouldn't have to carry a single Southern state to win the nomination (also, although the Democrats didn't do quite as well as they would have liked in Florida, the end of the Jeb Bush era means that I think a Democrat candidate has a very good chance at taking that state, which would put the Republicans in a very bad position in the electoral college). However, this is all, to quote Peter Snow, 'just a bit of fun'.