With Election ’08 in the books, there are new plots to follow
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Chances of a legislative change next year in Jeff City? About 1 in 5.
Fact: Republicans worry that advance voting will result in even bigger Democratic vote counts.
Fact: The GOP controls the General Assembly.
Fact: In January or February, when you should be writing your duly-elected representative about your Election Day frustrations and demanding change, you will have plum forgotten all about it.
Result: No advance voting. Unless, of course, the feds require it.
In Kansas, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts linked the words "lobbyist" and "Slattery" for all to see, thereby undercutting any late-campaign Democratic surge.
Percentage of white voters who backed Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday: 43.
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