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Poor Mitt

Where Are Your Friends When You Need Them?

It’s all over now but the schadenfreude. Watch Facebook users unfriend Mitt Romney in real time, courtesy of Disappearing Romney. Since losing the election, he’s down more than 100,000 friendsand losing an average of 847 more per hour.

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View From the Hotel Lobby

I had a chance to chat with an employee madly tidying up the Marriott lobby in the wake of the Republican Party election night gathering. He told me his roommate participated in the campaign to get the minimum wage ordinance passed.

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"What Do We Do Now?"

Few celebrations at state GOP rally

The mood's been somber in the Marriott hotel ballroom since Obama’s win was flashed on the big screens looming in each corner. Lieutenant Gov. John Sanchez tried to console a woman who looked on the verge of tears, saying that this loss could serve to rally and galvanize conservatives to work even harder as they go forward.

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Results in BernCo and N.M.

In Bernalillo County, with 62 of 69 vote centers reporting:

Debbie O'Malley won County Commission District 1

Paseo del Norte / I-25 cash was approved by a landslide (65 percent to 34 percent)

The AMAFCA bond passed

The minimum wage hike passed by a lot (66 percent to 33 percent)

Statewide, with 826 of 944 sites reporting:

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A jubilant Dem watch party

People spilled out of the ballrooms and into the hallways. About 2,000 Democrats attended the results watch party at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.

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Colorado legalized weed

"We have a lot to celebrate tonight," says Judge Jim Gray, Gary Johnson's presidential running mate.

Ending the drug war was part of the Libertarian platform this year. And Colorado has voted in favor of the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

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Obama wins

I don't want to be all "Dewey Defeats Truman" about it, but NPR, the AP and CNN are calling it for President Barack Obama, since he took Wisconsin.

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Marisa Demarco

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Homegrown presidential candidate

I'm at Gary Johnson's presidential campaign party at Hotel Albuquerque with about 150 of his fans and friends.

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Lady Liberty herself
Lady Liberty herself

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Why I let lady issues determine my vote

If you refuse to look away while one political party puts personhood for fetuses above personhood for women, this election is relevant to you.

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Where to watch results roll in

Our three-reporter election team is heading out to various camps around the city. In the meantime, watch preliminary results roll in online.

Politico’s got a few states breaking red or blue on its still mostly gray map.

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