It's Election Day in Oregon (where Barack Obama is poised for a big win in the future-driven West) and Kentucky (where Hillary Clinton expects another blowout in the downtrodden Rust Belt). Check out this front page from The Oregonian on Monday, chronicling how Obama drew nearly 75,000 people to Portland's waterfront on Sunday afternoon. Yowza. The video is amazing, too. Whaddya bet Obama gets at least 70 percent in Multnomah County tonight
As we all know by now, Oregon votes by mail. I spent about three hours mid-day Monday walking around Ontario, Oregon, just across the Snake River from Idaho, reminding Democrats to turn in their ballots by 8 p.m. today. (Monday was too late to mail 'em.) Here's a photo of the official drop-off box outside the public library in Ontario.
Once again, Boise's Obamanians will gather tonight to watch the election-night returns at Legends Bar & Grill in the Edwards 21 complex at Cole and Overland roads. The fun starts at 5:30, although Oregon returns probably won't be rolling in until after the polls there close at 9 our time. However, it'll be fun to watch Barack and Michelle address a rally in Iowa, where it all began in January. It ain't over 'til it's over, but as Obama claims a majority of pledged delegates today, that day is drawing close.
Bonus reading: Obama was adopted into the Crow Nation of Montana on Monday (when he became the first-ever presidential candidate to visit the rez) and was given the name "One Who Helps People Throughout the Land."
Use this as a predictions thread and a results thread, too, if you don't see one later on.