For those of you who haven't met him before, observe - my cat, Schrödinger. (He used to belong to a friend of mine, and I started taking care of him "temporarily," and that temporary status lengthened. His registration officially changed hands on October 31. Appropriate, perhaps, for a black cat. I wish I could take credit for his name, but alas, I can't.)
Schrödinger knows a thing or two about elections.
Schrödinger the Cat's Election Theorem: You can’t know whether your candidate has won or lost until the votes are counted. Until that moment, your candidate is half a winner, and half a loser.
If you don't understand the humor in the theorem, or the cat's name...