Administrator2: Hi folks, and welcome to today's live politics chat!

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Administrator2: Charlie, who are you supporting this election season? :)

Andrew Malcolm: Hello, everybody. Sorry to be a few mins late. It was a long, er, short night.

Administrator2: Welcome Andrew, Don and Johanna! And welcome chatters! What's on your mind?

kap: Interesting that CA, NY and MA -- traditionally states that consider themselves to be more liberal than the rest of the country -- went so heavily to the more establishment candidate, Hillary (I actually don't mean that pejoratively; just that she's been in power longer and is the frontrunner). I guess we're not as daring and visionary as generally thought.

Johanna: Guys, what was the biggest surprise of the night?

pita: I voted as independent yesterday-ballot was confusing but I figured it out (I think!)

Johanna: Pita do you think other independent voters were deterred by the confusing ballot from voting?

Andrew Malcolm: To me, it was as I wrote in the Ticket this morning, that this was a national election that no one lost. Everyone won a little something in order to last a few million dollars longer. And now instead of Super Tues being the deciding day it'll be some state that didn't crowd up front.

Don Frederick: Hey kap, of the 3, the Calif results were by far the most telling, to me. The Obama folks clearly wanted -- and expected -- to do better. When Bill was president, he treated Calif like his second home (wouldn't you, if the alternative was Arkansas). I think those ties came thru for Hillary.

Tony: Do you think endorsements mean much these days?

akt: And the polls were wrong...again, what is with that?

Don Frederick: Vastly overrated, Tony, as the Teddy deal showed.

missy: Exit polls in CA yet?