There are few things sillier than live election coverage but leave it to Stephen Colbert to take the silliness level up to 11 — by literally conjuring a demon from a lava cauldron to call the tight race between Alaska’s Senate hopefuls.

Of course, blood pacts with occult forces can only get you so far, and if we’ve learned anything, it’s that even supernatural fiends sometimes resort to consulting Nate Silver.

p.s. Before you conjure your own unholy familiar to call the Alaska race for you, you should know that the answer is probably Dan Sullivan, and definitely NOT Howard Stern, soul-bargains be damned. Our condolences, Mark Begich.