2. This tweet from Shelby Knox is great:
This whole election season women were treated as a special interest group. In the actual election, we made up 53% of voters. #fem2— ShelbyKnox (@ShelbyKnox) November 7, 2012
3. Jessica did a great state-by-state round-up of the ballot measures that passed and failed yesterday.
4. Puerto Ricans favor statehood for first time. It was a nonbinding referendum, but the results are still very interesting: "Puerto Ricans were asked about their desires in two parts. First, by a 54% to 46% margin, voters rejected their current status as a U.S. commonwealth. In a separate question, 61% chose statehood as the alternative, compared with 33% for the semi-autonomous 'sovereign free association' and 6% for outright independence."
5. Shaker Anitanola passed on this piece by David Simon: "Inevitabilities. And Barack Obama."
6. Shaker wordaddict passed on this piece by Paul Krugman: "The Real Real America."
7. And this piece by Andrew Cohen is very interesting: "Why Mitt Romney Lost: A Simple, Overriding Theory." I don't know that that's precisely why Romney lost (seems another symptom of Republicans, and by extension Romney, not being very nice), but I absolutely think that nothing makes people more determined to vote than telling them they can't.