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Headline:

Bad news for Dems: Rain in the forecast for 2010 Election Day

And the Onion-esque, Dems-are-screwed lede:

In more bad news for Democrats, rain is in the forecast for much of the country on Election Day.

Weather tracking websites, including weather.com and The Old Farmer's Almanac, are calling for rain in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions, with chances for precipitation in other parts of the country as well.

The Farmer's Almanac?! Oh brother.

But the truly goofy part is that it's Election Day all across the country so, of course, it's going to be raining in America. It's pretty much always raining (somewhere) in America. Why? Because this is a really, really big country.

Are there fears of significant ice storms or wind storms on Election Day? No. Instead, The Hill, after checking with the Farmer's Almanac, among other sources, has come to the startling conclusion that next Tuesday may bring rain to parts of America.

Good to know.

Oh and BTW, here are the weather.com forecasts for next Tuesday for key markets in states with closely watched races:

-Chicago, "sunny"

-Milwaukee, "mostly sunny"

-Las Vegas, "sunny"

-Denver, "sunny"

-San Francisco, "sunny"

-Wheelng, W.V., "partly cloudy"

-Lexington, KY, "mostly cloudy"

-Nashua, N.H., "mostly sunny"

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