FURTHER EDIT: For those of us who have joked about expat’ing, CNN says that you’ll have quite a wait to get into Canada.
Canadian officials made clear on Wednesday that any U.S. citizens so fed up with Bush that they want to make a fresh start up north would have to stand in line like any other would-be immigrants — a wait that can take up to a year.
EDIT: Kerry calls to concede.
And so it comes down, as many thought, to Ohio. 135,000 votes seperate the two in that state, with estimates of 125,000 to 170,000 provisional votes in question.
So, unless there is some amazing percentage of provisional voters that went for Kerry, it appears that Bush will come away with the 20 Electoral Votes from Ohio, and thus the presidency.
In addition, the Republican party came away with a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives and picked off Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle.
I am, quite frankly, speechless. Especially in the South, the Republican party just destroyed the Democratic party in nearly every race. The Republican Party has done such a good job in appealing to the “single issue” voters (Abortion, Gun Control, the Religious Right, Gay Marriage) that seemingly people in the rural south don’t seem to understand that George Bush, his cabinet, and the entire National Republican Party hates their guts. They must, to have so royally screwed them economically for the last 4 years.
More as the day goes on.