An update on the Republican machinations, courtesy of Mario Cattabiani:
House Republicans will not make a decision on whether to challenge the count until next week, says Al Bowman, their spokesman.
"Our goal is to ensure every legal vote cast on Election Day is counted and we are analyzing the vote tallies to see if that was indeed the case, or if a recount is necessary," a phone-challenged Bowman wrote in an email.
"Royer is trailing Smith by less than one-tenth of one percent of the vote," Bowman added.
Oh, and one more thing: "It would be premature to speak of any other possible theory, scenario or possibility than what is the current status of the House which is currently at 101 to 101," Bowman chimed in, once again.
Democrats, put down your tape measures and drapery catalogs and floor plans. Republicans say so.