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National Election Results Open Thread / Live Blog

by: 5oclockshadow

Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 18:49:26 PM EST


The polls are about to close on the Eastern United States.  At 7pm EST we'll see polls close in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and across most (but not all) of Florida.  Virginia is of course, the first of the major swing states to close.  So, to start out the night the big question:  Are "you on your own" or we "all in this together"?

IF YOU ARE IN LINE, STAY IN LINE.  DO NOT LEAVE THE LINE!

Electoral College Total of Called Races:  Obama 303 - Romney 203.

Update 1:00am:
President Obama's Victory Speech:  

*  "These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty."
*  "Our economy is recovering, a war is ending, and a long campaign is over. Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to your voice ... and I will return to the White House more determined than ever."
*  The President identifies his Second Term Agenda:  Deficit Reduction, Immigration Reform, Energy Independence.

Update 1:00am:
Mitt Romney concedes, graciously.
Barack Obama Wins Virginia!

Update 12:15:
Mitt Romney is disputing the election results in Ohio, but with the President's victory in Colorado this point is now moot.  With or without Ohio, President Obama has been reelected.

Update 12:00:
President Obama wins Colorado and Nevada.
President Obama leads Virginia and Florida but they are still too close to call.

In an astonishing and pitiful move, the Romney campaign is disputing the Ohio result.  A fitting end to a truly despicable campaign.  

Update 11:12:
PRESIDENT OBAMA REELECTED!
OBAMA WINS OHIO, IOWA, OREGON

Update 11:00:
Obama Wins California, Washington, and his home state Hawaii.

Romney Wins Idaho and North Carolina.

Oregon, Iowa, Nevada Too Early to Call, Leaning Obama

Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado Too Close to Call.

Update 10:00:
CONGRATULATIONS SENATOR ELECT TIM KAINE (D)!
Obama wins Minnesota
Romney wins Missouri

Update 9:50:
NEW HAMPSHIRE GOES FOR OBAMA!

5oclockshadow :: National Election Results Open Thread / Live Blog
Update 9:45:
OH-Sen: Sherrod Brown (D) Wins!
MA-Sen: Elizabeth Warren (D) Wins!
IN-Sen: Joe Donnelley (D) Wins!  Richard "Rape is God's Will" Murdock (R) ends his political career with a whimper.

Update 9:15: OBAMA'S RUST BELT FIREWALL HOLDS:   PROJECTED TO WIN PENNSYLVANIA, WISCONSIN, AND MICHIGAN.  

"Romney's pathways to 270 are closing and they are closing fast!" - Obama Spokesperson Stephanie Cutter.

President Obama just took the lead in the Electoral College projections.  He will not give up that lead again.  period.

Update 9:00:
NBC PROJECTS: REPUBLICANS WILL KEEP CONTROL OF US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Too close/early to call: Arizona (Romney Leads)
Too close/early to call: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania (Obama Leads)
Too close to call:  Ohio, Virginia, Florida, New Hampshire, Colorado, Missouri - STAY IN LINE!!!
Obama takes Michigan, New Mexico, New Jersey
Romney takes Kansas, Nebraska (4 of 5 ECV), Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming.

PA-Sen:  Bob Casey (D) wins!

Update 8:30pm: CT-Sen Chris Murphy (D) wins! How many millions did Linda McMahon waste.  If things keep going this way, this will be a huge  story from 2012:  Wasted GOP $$$$.
Also:  Romney takes Arkansas.  Not a surprise.

Update 8:16pm: Bill Nelson (D) will win FL-Sen.
New Jersey voting will be extended until FRIDAY due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. So, we may not get a projected winner there tonight.

Update 8:00pm: Obama projected to win CT, ME, MD, DE, RI, DC, MA, IL.
Romney projected to win MS, OK.
NJ, MO, PA too early to call.  
Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida still too close to call.

Update 7:49pm: Polls are about to close across the heartland from Maine to Kansas, including swing states Pennsylvania and the rest of Florida.  Get ready for some amazing numbers...

Update 7:37pm: CNN exit polls of Ohio -- Obama leads state by three, Sherrod Brown leads by more than five.  REMEMBER THESE ARE EXIT POLLS

Update 7:30pm: NBC calls WV for Romney.  Ohio, NC, and VA are still too close to call.  GA and SC, too early to call.  Joe Mansion (D) holds his US Senate Seat in WV.  ECV Totals:  Obama 3, Romney 33.

Update 7:22pm: Polls close in 8 minutes in West Virginia, North Carolina, and OHIO!!!  

Update 7:01pm: NBC Calls Vermont for Obama, Indiana, Kentucky for Romney.  Obama 3, Romney 19.  Bernie Saunders I-VT will hold his US Senate seat.  Virginia is too close to call.  South Carolina too early.

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NC, Obama is ahead by about 2% with apx 1.7 million votes counted. n.t (0.00 / 0)
http://results.enr.clarityelec...

There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

There are about (0.00 / 0)
6,649,188 voters in NC

There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

[ Parent ]
NJ voting extended to Friday (0.00 / 0)
according to Rachel Maddow.

There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

49.10% Obama; 49.85 Romney withapx 2 million votes counted n/t (0.00 / 0)


There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

Within .03% in NC (0.00 / 0)


There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

Election night is like... (0.00 / 0)
The Super Bowl for politi-geeks.

[ Parent ]
:-) (0.00 / 0)
Yeh, my husband promised someone I would leave my computer and go party.  (Not likely.  Geeks gotta do what they gotta do.)

There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

[ Parent ]
It's Bill Nelson in Florida. (0.00 / 0)
Ben is from Nebraska.

Go, Bill Nelson!

TPM is exit polling is VERY good for Obama.


Getting tooo stressful for this poli- geek (0.00 / 0)
48.55 Obama
50.38 Romney

There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

Virginia seems like its not progressivng in vote count. (0.00 / 0)


There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

Lowell's covering VA county by county... (0.00 / 0)
in the other frontpage rk liveblog.

I will say that from what I see in the map, most of the power Dem jurisdictions haven't come in yet.


[ Parent ]
Okay. seriously... (0.00 / 0)
Turn on Fox. It's like attending a funeral.

Good (0.00 / 0)
That is great news, I hope they are right for once.

[ Parent ]
I love watching them lose! n/t (0.00 / 0)


[ Parent ]
Cavuto looks like he is going to cry. (0.00 / 0)


There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

[ Parent ]
Fox calls PA for Obama! (0.00 / 0)


There is no joy in Boston (0.00 / 0)
Mighty Romney has struck out (in Pennsylvania, at least)!

Obama campaign headquarters is GIDDY! (0.00 / 0)


[ Parent ]
Any info on (0.00 / 0)
open polls -- where, what sort of lines ...???

Polls closed over 2 hours ago ... are there D districts in VA where we need to be getting hot chocolate, food, etc ...


Keep whitewashing that fence (4.00 / 1)
I think we can all agree that the GOP clearly wasn't extreme enough. First thing tomorrow, they gotta recommit to alienating women, Hispanics, gays, youth, conservationists & people who live in cities.  

Read more at TheGreenMiles.com and follow me on Twitter

I agree 100% (0.00 / 0)
Maybe by 2016 they can earn fully 10% of the Latino vote.

[ Parent ]
We Can Only Dream (0.00 / 0)
But really, where is the unifying standard bearer who can win the Republican nomination without veering into the reactionary ditch?

There really are some impressive people in that party, but they never get asked to dance.


[ Parent ]
Yes, Miles, you nailed that (0.00 / 0)
they were not conservative enough.

[ Parent ]
Very sadly... (0.00 / 0)
as I surf the cable channels, Fox is proving itself to be a better news source than CNN.

It is time to retire the Wolf.


Fox calls Wisc. for Obama n/t (0.00 / 0)


More importantly (0.00 / 0)
Dick Morris still standing by his prediction of a Romney landslide.

[ Parent ]
Is he wearing a diaper... (0.00 / 0)
and getting spanked by a dominatrix?

[ Parent ]
Also, (0.00 / 0)
nice VP choice, there, Mitt. He really helped you.

[ Parent ]
Ohio Senate.... (0.00 / 0)
Sherrod Brown, one of my favorite senators, projected to win, beating Josh Mandel, one of the lamest senate candidates I have seen since Christine O'Donnell.

Also, FWIW, Tammy Baldwin is looking good, but race not called for her yet. Tommy Thomson is horrible piece of work.


Fox now showing (0.00 / 0)
Rob Portman addressing Romney headquarters via what looks like Skype.

It sounds like a concession speech. Thanks for the effort, blah, blah, blah. He says some numbers encourage him, but his body language says... wait for it...loser.


And now in Wisc, Fox projects (0.00 / 0)
Tammy Baldwin will win.

It is looking more and more like a rout.


MSNBC call New Hampshire for Obama n/t (0.00 / 0)


And hilariously, (0.00 / 0)
Dick Morris insists Penn. and Wisc. called too soon. Says we should stick around and wait for final counts.

In other news, Morris asserts that 1964 returns remain up in the air, and it remains to be seen whether Goldwater actually beat LBJ.


Beautiful! (0.00 / 0)
Laughing at that one, nice.

[ Parent ]
Uh... (0.00 / 0)
Jennifer Rubin has not tweeted in 40 minutes.

Can someone up there in NOVA go to her house and make sure she is OK?


Good news and bad news (0.00 / 0)
Good news: Jen posted something at 10:14, so she is ok.

Bad news: She still thinks the race is close, so she is obviously delirious.


[ Parent ]
On CNN, Alex Castellanos, GOP strategist, says... (0.00 / 0)
Florida "is looking very tough for Mitt Romney."

James Carville says if Florida goes to Obama, that's all she wrote.


So happy about Elizabeth Warren n/t (0.00 / 0)


There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

Optimistic in VA (0.00 / 0)
Chesterfield County almost identical to 2008 results, Henrico very close to 2008, Richmond close to 2008. Henrico close to 2008. Loudoun close to 2008. The 2008 statewide margin will shrink, but hopefully it will not disappear in 2012. Should be OK -- Obama by a shade, to perhaps as much as 1% in VA.

In the latest of a series of bad decisions (0.00 / 0)
I saw on CNN earlier that at Romney headquarters this evening, there was a cash bar.

Seriously, in light of the returns, they may want to rethink that.


ALLEN CONCEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (0.00 / 0)
What a nice thing to have ... YES!!!!!!!!!!

MSNBC CALL OHIO FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA (0.00 / 0)


And, impressively... (0.00 / 0)
Dick Morris is standing by his prediction of a Romney landslide.

Who owuld have thought I would (0.00 / 0)
think highly of Steve Schmidt? Class Act.

There's nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos (Jim Hightower). PS I'm on Twitter here.

i broke my own rule... (0.00 / 0)
and turned to fox.  karl rove is arguing that President Obama has not yet won Ohio and romney can still win the state.

It fascinating television (0.00 / 0)
After Karl claimed Ohio was still up in the air, Megan took her microphone down the hall to interview the people at Fox's decision desk, who firmly stood by their call.

They explained that the Cleveland area vote has yet to come in, and when it does it will be solidly for Obama.

Fox went to commercial, after which Rove will respond.

What a dishonest hack he is.


[ Parent ]
Probably my last comment of the night, but (0.00 / 0)
I do need to report that over on Fox, Charles Krauthammer just called Romney a "Northeastern liberal."

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