The AP reports:
The quietest place in Washington today may have been the White House itself.
The president voted absentee several days ago, so there was no video of him at his precinct, no statements to reporters, no public appearance whatsoever.
Bush planned to spend his evening in the White House residence, watching TV coverage of election results and hosting a small dinner with his wife.
There was sure to be at least some celebrating — today is the first lady’s birthday. Otherwise, it was a day when the White House purposely went dark.