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At time of print, Obama had 303 of the 538 electoral votes to Romney’s 206. Electoral votes from Florida were not yet allocated. Obama’s success in winning battleground states led to his electoral lead.

He won Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia, Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado and Nevada, seven of the nine battlegrounds. The Romney-Ryan campaign and their supporters poured nearly $1 billion into these states with dueling television commercials. Romney failed to win Massachusetts where he served as governor from 2003 to 2007. Of the battleground states, Romney won North Carolina. Justin Carpenter, senior political science major and program director for Aggie Democrats, said he watched results come in to the local precinct office. “I and another girl were involved with the Judy

State decisions ◗ Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine becoming the first state to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state becoming the first to legalize recreational use of marijuana. ◗ Colorado voters also voted to legalize marijuana.

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Stack shifts begin, inspire camaraderie

Democrats maintain control of Senate

Luz Moreno-Lozano The Battalion More than a century ago, a few Aggies gathered barn wood and garbage to burn what would become Aggie Bonfire. Though no longer a school-sanctioned tradition, hundreds of students continue to join every year in the camaraderie and construction of the offcampus student bonfire. After 12 students were killed in the bonfire collapse in 1999, the University refused to recognize the tradition and students were forced to take it off campus.

Thirteen years later, in the wake of a conference transition and renewal of old rivalries, student bonfire continues its purpose of unity and camaraderie among those who participate. “I first started bonfire when I lived in the dorms on campus,” said Dan Jatem, senior industrial engineering major. “As the season went on I had a lot of fun, created strong bonds with my crew and continue to enjoy it.” The bonfire stack is traditionally topped with a burnt-orange, “t.u. See Stack on page 2

Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the control they’ve held since 2007. With a third of the Senate up for election, Republicans were undone by candidate stumbles. GOP hopefuls in Missouri and Indiana uttered clumsy statements about rape and abortion that severely damaged their chances and the party’s hopes of taking over. The losses of Senate seats in

Massachusetts and Indiana, combined with independent Angus King’s victory in the Republican-held Maine seat, put the GOP too far down in their already uphill climb. Democrats held open seats in Virginia, Wisconsin and New Mexico, and were leading in North Dakota shortly after midnight. The only pickup for the Republicans was Nebraska, where Deb Fischer denied former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey’s bid to return to the Capitol. Democrats, once on the wrong side of the political math with 23 See Senate on page 3

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frat house,” and set on fire the night before the A&M-UT Thanksgiving football game to symbolize the Aggies’ “burning desire to beat the hell outta t.u.” Even though the Longhorns are no longer on the A&M football schedule, Eric Menn, senior redpot — a bonfire leadership position — and agricultural leadership and development major, said bonfire almost remains the same. “Students can expect to see the same stack, the same fire and the same experience out at bonfire this year and the years to come,” Menn said. “With the exception of a possible change in the color scheme on top, the experience and the spirit of this tradition are constant and things that all Aggies can count on.” From its humble beginnings as a trash pile in 1907, bonfire has evolved into a five-tier, wedding cake design. The top, or fifth tier, stands at 32 feet high — the same height since the beginning of student bonfire in 2003. Apart from the desire to beat the University of Texas, Menn said camaraderie is at the heart of student bonfire, no matter who plays in the following football game. “The essence of [bonfire] is not about football or who the Aggies are playing on Thanksgiving,” Menn said. “Student bonfire Inc. is very excited about the move to the SEC and has embraced it from the get-go. We have never viewed it as a negative for us. Bonfire is about the Aggie community, building Aggies and bringing them together by working toward a common goal. It is about a common, burning desire for the love of Texas A&M.” Building bonfire is a process. In October, students began cut and spent Sunday mornings gathering trees to build the bonfire on a donated plot of land. With bonfire nearing its burn date, students begin to assemble the structure. The first full-crew stack shift begins Wednesday, with the centerpole foundation already set. “During stack we actually construct the bonfire stack against the centerpole,” Jatem said. “We’ll start with six-hour shifts then as the date gets closer the upper leadership will decide on the push schedule.” After months of work the project becomes a physical and emotional investment. Students who participate in cut most likely participate in stack, said Dion McInnis, member of the bonfire board of

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Senior redpot Eric Menn climbs into the swings Tuesday evening at the student bonfire stack site. directors. “Stack is the assembly of all the work over the season,” McInnis said. “Cut is important because you can’t stack without logs, and stack is important because a pile of logs doesn’t look good. [Stack is] when everybody comes together and works together.” Over the past two years, burn night has been delayed due to drought condi-

tions. Nothing has been determined yet, but McInnis said burn should come at the scheduled time this year. Bonfire is set to burn Nov. 23 after the sun sets. Former A&M head football coach Jackie Sherrill has been announced as the burn night speaker. “We are looking forward to Jackie Sherrill,” McLnnis said. “Coach Sherrill alone will be able to turn up the heat.”

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seats at risk compared with only 10 for the GOP, suddenly looked like they could increase their numbers. They entered the night with a 53-47 edge, including two independents who caucus with them. After midnight, Democrats controlled 52 seats to the GOP’s 44 with three races still outstanding and one newly elected independent, Angus King of Maine, saying he hasn’t decided which party he will align with. In charge again, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Republicans brought defeat on themselves with their preoccupation with denying President Barack Obama a second term. “Things like this are what happens when your No. 1 goal is to defeat the president and not work to get legislation passed,” Reid said. “The strategy of obstruction, gridlock and delay was soundly rejected by the American people. Now they are looking to us for solutions,” he said in a

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