It's the day, everyone, and in the established traditions of normblog I'll be bringing you everything of the best, the worst and the in-between. You may chortle; you will certainly sob. But will you be able to stay away? Search me. I only type the stuff.
The first thing is that it's too close to call. This is what I've been told: it's too close to call. So I'm passing it on to keep you absolutely up to the minute. So close is it that the outcome might be decided by the dead. That's what it's come to:
In Florida, government analysts estimated that, based on mortality rates and early voting figures, at least 20 people would have died since casting a vote. The number is likely to be relatively high in Florida, with its sizeable population of elderly people, and will probably be magnified by the popularity of early voting among senior citizens. With the election so finely balanced, deceased early voters could yet swing the election, without the arduous duty of having to stick around for the legal disputes.While you're at this address, cast your eye down a couple of items and you'll see that in an internet survey of world opinion John Kerry has beaten George Bush by a landslide...
... although [a] majority of virtual votes submitted from Iraq went to Mr Bush.For further riveting items, watch this space!