That's the projected map from Yahoo, a noted political web site. Never mind that the percentages don't add up to 100. That's math, and we aren't doing math. Isn't it surprising that the south would vote for an old white man?
If you follow this map, the key states are Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida. Sound familiar? It also sounds familiar that there remains the possibility that Obama could win the popular vote and lose the election. I think, if that happens they should stop calling it the popular vote. But that's for tomorrow.
As for today, I'll be at my local polling place bright and early (or at least early) casting my electronic ballot and hoping that they count them right. We're blue here in New Jersey, and Philadelphia is about as blue as they get, so I feel that my work here is done.
There will be stories about voter confusion, voters not being able to cast ballots because there aren't enough machines and machines that either don't work or aren't counted. Count on that. Meanwhile, I'll be asking why, in a country like ours that we can't all be using the same voting machine. It seems silly to me to ask America to cast ballots and have them counted by different methods. It's an act of Congress waiting to happen.
My fervent hope is that it's over early (a) so I can get to bed knowing what happened (b) and that the margin is so large that it's not contestable (c) Sarah Palin fades back into the Alaska night into Dan Quayle obscurity. She represents everything that is wrong with American politics and society - form over substance There ya go.
But then, the last two elections my fervent hopes have been dashed, so I'm not counting any chickens.