After months of doing the endorsement and fundraising two-step, walking those dogs down the precinct lines, and giving babies communicable diseases, the candidates can only sit down and drink away the poll-closing jitters. Nothing you can do now, boys and girls; the voters have their coins in hand, ready to flip. But since we don’t have any sexy Hapa superstars riding a national ticket this time, turnout is projected to sink to around forty percent. For those who read this blog but are still thinking, “There’s an election going on?” the Trib has an obligatory roundup of the Oakland races. City Council, the school board, the works. Look it over and make your brain hurt one more time. Anyone who’s voted absentee can just watch this meditation on the merits of local government.