Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm for those who still vote the old fashioned way. Close to half of all California votes will be cast absentee, sent by mail already or dropped at a polling place today. No real suspense on the Republican side [Oh really? Real Clear Politics' average of recent polls shows a tie between McCain and Romney in California], but the Democratic race here between Clinton and Obama looks too close to call. I'll be on KCRW this afternoon during NPR's "All Things Considered" with an LAO commentary about the buzz around this election.
Expect a s-l-o-w vote count tonight and into tomorrow. Big turnout, no voting machines, and all those late arriving mailed-in ballots have to be opened and fed in. AP
Los Angeles County vote tally, with a link to the Secretary of State, will be here.
Is the L.A. County ballot poorly designed for Decline to State voters who want to vote Democratic? Calif Majority Report
The Obama campaign is having a results-watching party tonight at Avalon.
Mitt Romney flew cross-country to Long Beach last night for a ten-minute talk in a hangar at Long Beach Airport, then flew to West Virginia in his chartered plane. Now that's a carbon footprint. Top of the Ticket
Top of the Ticket's Don Frederick out together a list of who California congresspeople have endorsed.
Rick Orlov and other Daily News political reporters plan to blog on the election all day at the Sausage Factory.
Patt Morrison will have Michael Dukakis on her KPCC show at 2:20 pm, talking about what it's like to run for president and lose. Morrison will co-host KPCC's coverage with Larry Mantle later in the evening.
Ted Johnson rounds up the TV coverage planned at Wilshire and Washington.
Former State Treasurer Phil Angelides has joined with Magic Johnson and a Beverly Hills investment firm to buy and improve more than $2 billion worth of urban apartment complexes across the country. Angelides is chairman of the newly created Canyon-Johnson Urban Communities Fund. LAT