I arrived at the Supervisor of Elections office a little after 6 p.m. after being told over the phone that the real excitement begins around 7 p.m. when the polls close. A friendly receptionist greeted me in the lobby, but getting ahold of an official to take me back to the viewing area proved difficult as the 20 or so people in the building were all focused on ensuring every vote was counted efficiently and properly. After a few phone calls, I was eventually led back by the man who oversees the optical scanner voting machines.
To my surprise, I was the only member of the media in the room. In fact, the only other person in the room was ...