In the state:
- Stem cell research narrowly passes.
- The tobacco tax increase fails.
- More votes are cast for McCaskill, but more votes are counted for Talent.
- Republicans retain control of the Senate.
- Thanks to gerrymandering, voter suppression and election fraud, Republicans retain control of the House.
- Accusations of rigged elections flurry around the blogosphere. Mainstream news outlets ignore the story, except to dismiss those who question the vote as conspiracy theorists.
- Democrats move further to the right. Hillary Clinton declares the ACLU a terrorist organization. Joe Lieberman suggests dropping nukes on Ted Kennedy. John Kerry pins his purple hearts to his nipples.
- Citizens grow increasingly cynical. By 2012, only those actually running for office bother to vote. And their spouses. Sometimes.
- In 2024, all political offices are made hereditary. The first Tuesday after November 1st becomes National Zither Day.
- In 2080, we finally have a female president. But only because we’ve ceded our sovereignty to India.
(This was originally posted to my userspace at gather.com)