I finally played around with blog design here. Now it looks like a web page from about 1999. Fancy.
I intend to start using the blog more frequently, with live blogging over the course of Election Day, especially as returns come in on Election Night. Maybe by then I'll have done some more design updates, but don't count on it.
The turtle background is available in the classic red-white-and-blue, looking just like the good old donkey and elephant. I strongly recommend that people start utilizing it. Here's the image: