As indicated earlier, I’m planning on a long night, so it’s time for a nap break. I’ll be back no later than 7:00 PM EST to resume occasional commentary.

If you are making your own plans for following the returns tonight, I’d recommend turning off the tube and taking advantage of the many online resources. I’d obviously like it if you’d check in here now and then, but I’ll be relying on Daily Kos Elections plus Twitter, especially Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten), Nate Silver (@NateSilver538), Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn), Sean Trende (@SeanTrende), and Cook Political Report’s Jennifer Duffy (@jenniferduffy) and David Wasserman (@redistrict), and also Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD).

We’ll go into snooze mode with this final Last Waltz video: one of my favorite Band songs, “It Makes No Difference,” which is largely what I think of this midterm cycle.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.