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Phil Shady: D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, who is up for reelection today, pushed back the release of a taxpayer-funded study about a D.C. United stadium deal that is already completed until after Election Day, according to Post reporter Jonathan O’Connell. Deadspin subsequently slammed D.C. politicians for being “shady as shit” about the stadium. -5

Scofflaws: A number of restaurants and bars are offering deals if you voted today. And as Washington City Paper’s fun-sponge commenters are pointing out, that’s a violation of federal election law. -1

Apocalypse Now: Are cupcakes making a comeback in D.C.? The Crumbs Bake Shop chain closed in D.C. over the summer, but another just opened up in Union Station in October. -1

Aww: Tonight is the last night in business for Duffy’s, the dive bar across from the 9:30 Club. -3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 73 Today’s score: -10  Today’s Needle rating: 63