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n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page


Seeking Sixty

FiveThirtyEight on how the Senate is shaping up:

Mark Udall wins easily in Colorado. Mark Begich will defeat the convicted tubes guy. Landrieu has escaped in Louisiana. That’s 57 seats.

Minnesota,Oregon,Mississippi and Georgia have not been called. Democrats will need to win three of those to get to 60 votes,and Read on…

For Posterity

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Sixty Slips Away

Yeah,I fell asleep before the final results were in. Then again,with a recount looming in Minnesota,I have no reason to expect myself to stay awake until December.

Here’s where the race stands with 100% of precincts reporting (data from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website):

Norm Coleman –1,211,627 (42.00%) Al Read on…

Minnesota Update

If CNN is to be believed,Al Franken is about 1,000 votes ahead of Norm Coleman. However,CNN is about 28,000 total votes ahead of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website,which still has Coleman in the lead by just less than 12,000 votes.

However,some interesting data has emerged in the exit polling:

The Other Outstanding Seats


Georgia (98% reporting) –Chambliss (R)* –50% –Martin (D) –46%

Oregon (45% reporting) –Merkley (D) –47% –Smith (R)* –47%

Alaska (45% reporting) –Stevens (R)* –49% –Begich (D) –46%


The website of Oregon’s Secretary of State Read on…