"Dear Lord Jesus ... I Really Must Insist That You Help Me Win the Election."

Obama receives a hug from his grandmother at his 1979 high school graduation in Hawaii.

The first sip: I’ve been convinced Barack Obama will win for quite some time, but for those looking for hope, here’s some optimism for a surprise John McCain victory.

The second sip: No matter who you’re supporting, you have to feel awful for Obama, whose grandmother died Sunday night.

The third sip: Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka breaks down early voting numbers for the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters. Dallas County, you vote here; Tarrant County, go here; Collin County, have fun; you too, Denton.

The final gulp: I totally want to see this during Obama’s acceptance speech: --Sam Merten

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