Grapevine: DC residents told to vote a day late?

Recycled robocall reportedly misinformed some voters


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Play Ball

"Hardball" anchor Chris Matthews' closing thoughts from election night were a little unusual.

He was -- as usual -- praising President Obama and the people who re-elected him and then he said this.

Quote -- "I'm so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. No, politically I should say, not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics."

Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard writes -- quote -- "Sandy will go down as one of the worst storms to ever hit America. Millions are still without power and are battling freezing temperatures. The lives of tens of thousands of our citizens might never be the same. But to Chris Matthews, that's okay because the object of his affection was re-elected."

Matthews apologized on tonight's program for two minutes saying in part -- quote -- "I said something not just stupid but wrong. I said something that suggested ends justify means. Something I have never believed in my life and even thinking that way I think is an immoral way to live your life."

Overseas Reaction

Islamists in the Middle East are also reacting to the American vote.

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood says the only foreign policy change the president can bring is by accepting the will of the Arab people.

A top Brotherhood official told The Times of Israel quote -- "In the absence of direct American influence, Egypt can affect and lead the process of building a democratic and constitutional regime that will become a dream for African and the Southern Hemisphere."

The group wants to make Sharia law the main source of the country's constitution.

Call Me Maybe

And finally, the election is in the books but some D.C. voters might have mistakenly shown up to vote today.

Local media reports say Tuesday morning nearly 2,000 district voters received Democratic robocalls telling them to vote tomorrow -- as in Wednesday.

The Democratic Party says the foul-up happened because a Chicago-based vendor recycled a message from the day before.

The party says the call was re-recorded and its entire list of 100,000 infrequent or new D.C. voters was re-called and urged to vote Tuesday instead.