I completely understand about the pre-election ostrich-ing. Yesterday I watched The West Wing's season 4 election episodes in solidarity. You have my silent support.
As my crazy voicemail said, The Little Girl is here! And still a girl! I'm pretty excited about that second part. Almost 7 lbs and 19inches. Both Gracie and Daughter are said to be doing well. I don't know any more than that, but am dying to go visit.
Sending good karma to you, the elections, the voting machies (which apparently were made on the cheap), new moms and new babies.