It is 1:30 am tomorrow there and only about 10% of the election has been determined in the UK. This is great. No polls are announced in a riding until all are ready to be announced. Also, all candidates are on the stand as the official responsible for each riding reads out the votes for each in alphabetical order. Further, of course, is the unchallengable truth of a pencil and a piece of paper over the "voting machine". Despite all that important stuff, in my heart of hearts, as we watch BBC World (the best three bucks a month a Canadian TV viewer can spend) I am really only hoping to catch a glimpse of a Monster Loonie candidate or two. We love the mad Loonie hereabouts.
Elsewhere, up in the rarified are of the big parties, it may be turning out to be close to a minority but you can bet by 6:00 am local UK time we will all know for certain if that is so and by exactly how much it will be so. Pencil and paper is a great mechanism to ask 50 million a question.