ELECTION RESULTS….It looks like George Bush is now officially an electoral albatross. He parachuted into Virginia to stump for Jerry Kilgore Monday night, but all he did was make things worse: final returns show that Democrat Tim Kaine beat Kilgore by a surprisingly robust 6 percentage points.

In New Jersey, Jon Corzine walloped Doug Forrester as expected.

In California, with about half the precincts reporting, every proposition but one was headed for defeat ? and even that one was teetering on the edge. Arnold can’t be a very happy guy at the moment.

EARLY MORNING UPDATE: With 85% of precincts reporting, it looks like all eight propositions are going to lose. My fellow Californians appear to be suffering from a rare outbreak of good sense.

FINAL UPDATE: Yep. With 99.5% of precincts reporting, every single initiative has lost. That was a helluva lot of money for nothing.

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