As of this post, there's still been no call in the special election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat. But it's looking more and more like Republican Scott Brown will, as expected, come away with the victory.
At the moment, with 40 percent of precincts reporting, Brown leads Democrat Martha Coakley by seven percentage points, 53-46. Hopefuls on both sides are out there looking for glimmers of hope in the numbers from various precincts, and in the list of which precincts have reported and which haven't. But one expert thinks he's seen enough: Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House analyst for the Cook Political Report, said on Twitter not long ago, "Cook Report does NOT officially call races, but if I were working for a network I would have enough #s to project: Brown Wins."