Well, CNN now officially has their exit poll data out of quarantine. Any hard results are obviously still several hours away.
I don't know whether to be amused or scared that elected officials are themselves running into problems voting today. Gov. Sanford in South Carolina had to go back to his house to get his voter registration card (which is apparently required to be on you when voting in SC); and there were a couple of other instances of representatives having problems voting. The bigger issue is the array of systematic problems reported in numerous states. I understand that unexpected things can happen, but seriously, doesn't it seem like it's a lot harder for us to have elections in this country since 2000? Perhaps it's just the increased focus on such things...
The rain is relentless, and has surely depressed turnout, which is not good. Hopefully you all got out there anyway.
We'll be here all night, folks.
First CNN report on exit polls:
Corruption is the biggest issue (42 %)
57% disapprove of the war in Iraq.
62% said that national issues made a bigger difference in their decision than local issues.