this whole thing is disappointing, but not surprising. the republicans control it all. i've had enough of 'family values.'
locally: Norfolk and Portsmouth did vote for Kerry (the rest of hampton roads did not). US house races in VA: Thelma Drake (R), Bobby Scott (D), and Randy Forbes (R) won.
update at 8:34 am: 11 states ban gay-marriage and CA supports stem-cell research
at 8:55 am: i have been unable to tear myself away from the TV (and internet) all night. barely slept. now i have to try to tear myself away long enough to get ready for work...
at 9:42 am: i managed to shower and have to go to work now. one more thing though, that i had to share. this was written by Jeff at The American Street last night:
When we awake tomorrow, we will live in a one-party state. The Congress, the Presidency, and the judiciary will all be solidly in the hands of theocratic leaders. Lets call it straight: their fealty is first and last to a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible. The Constitution is a secondary document.