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Damn Hoosiers

So the Great State of Indiana had to go and ruin my fun. Barack Hussein Obama (who we can now refer to by his full given name without fear of retribution from know-nothings) appears to be in the lead in Indiana, bringing the total electoral count of 364 to Obama, and not 353 as I predicted, assuming everything else holds.

Kurt Vonnegut, the consummate Cornellian and Hoosier, would be proud.

For the Cornell races in Congress, Kirk held his Republican seat in Illinois, and Schrader picked up his Democratic seat in Oregon, so it looks like there might be at least five Cornellians in the House come January. And there will be six if Myers ekes out a victory in New Jersey, which the Times is reporting has Myers ahead 50.3 to 49.7, but they have strangely called it for the incumbent Dem. We're really not certain who we should be rooting for on this one... Cornell vs. Harvard or Republican vs. Democrat.

Update: Looks like Myers lost in a hotly contested race.

And the New York State Senate is now Democratically controlled for the first time in forty years. One race that I forgot to mention earlier, featuring Don Tonello, a Cornell employee and current Mayor of Elmira, ended in defeat for him. Nozzolio kept his job, and Nachbar failed short. So there is still only one Cornellian in the State Senate.

P.S. Does anybody else think that we have a tremendous amount of work to do over the next eight years? Let's get to it.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on November 05, 2008 (#)

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