Election Night Live Blog

Poll Closing Times (according to CNN)

7:00 EST

Vermont, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky

7:30 EST

Ohio, North Carolina, West Virginia

8:00 EST

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington DC

8:30 EST


9:00 EST

Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming

10:00 EST

Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Utah

11:00 EST

California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

1:00 EST


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    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 1:04 am

    the DKos bar is overcrowded

  1. I’ll not delete it, part of the record, but I’ll post my updates here.

  2. here.

  3. Kt McC

    Vt O

    Indiana too close, Tweety thinks it significant.

    Ga, Wa, & SC too early

    +12 House seats D

    Warner blowout

    Too close in Kt (McConnell) and Ga (Chambliss)

  4. Said it in another thread.

    But it’s so nice to say again!


  5. but for whatever reason, my district (NY-3) is showing Graham Long instead of Peter King and when I peek at CA-8, I see Cindy Sheehan listed instead of Pelosi.

    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 1:23 am

    this whole waiting for any new result to be announced thing is hard….

    and then, I’m going to have to rescue my fiancee from her work and run her over to her polling place so she can vote. Hopefully there won’t be too much of a line, so I can get back to vegging out on election returns….

  6. is Harold Ford talking about Alaska.

    Polls aren’t closed asshole.

  7. is called for McCain by Fox Noise.

  8. is called for Obama by Fox Noise.

  9. …her DEM NOW live stream can be embedded here and on any site!

  10. from CNN

  11. SC just now for McC

    Ohio WV too early

    Ga, Va too early

    In too close

    Rockefeller in WV

    NC too early

    Ga, Kt too close

    WV Gov D In Gov R

  12. You guys seem all excited!

    Is there something interesting happening tonight or sumpthin???

  13. O winning PA!  Yay!  also NJ, NH–the whole NE corridor, basically.  O losing in Kentucky & OK.  

  14. O- Pa, Il, NJ, Ma, Md, Ct, NH, Me, De, DC

    McC- Tn, Ok

    Too Close- Fl, Mo

    Too Early- Al, Ms

    Pennsylvania is the end- Tweety.

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 2:11 am
  15. is showing some amazing comparisons between 2004 & 2008 by counties. Lots of info – but it all looks good for the O-man. Best one I saw was the I-40 corridor in FL going from all red in 2004 to mostly blue this time – YEAH!!!!!

  16. I thought they weren’t going to do this until the polls close in each state?

    Obama – 77 EV

    ME (4)

    MA (12)

    VT (3)

    CT (7)

    NJ (15)

    DE (3)

    MD (10)

    DC (3)

    IL (21)

    McCain – 34 EV

    SC (8)

    KY (8)

    TN (11)

    OK (7)

    Popular vote:  52/47  O/Mc

  17. Faux forcasts McConnell in Kt.

  18. defeats Sununu (R) according to MSNBC.

  19. according to Fox Noise…. haha McCain.

  20. D- NH, De, Il, Ma, NJ

    R- Me, Tn

    Too Close- Ms

    Too early- Al, Ms 2, Ok

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 2:20 am

    gonna go scout around the county results and see what i can find…

  21. defeats Libby Dole (R) according to CBS.

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 2:25 am

    has the most inane ballot i’ve ever seen, except for their ballots in 2000  

  22. No ‘all of the above’?

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 2:33 am
  23. Va too close.

    NC Sen D

    Al McC

  24. Ga McCain.

  25. calls GA for McCain…damn, I’m greedy. I wanted that one.

  26. Yahoo News is hogged down.

    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 2:42 am

    did I miss anything?

  27. CNN showing huge crowds in Chicago and NYC.  

    Chicago is rocking!  

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 2:46 am

    22 EVs for Obama and still only 8 for silly puddy McCain. hahahahaha… it’s worth looking at it, even though it will change

    but it also has McCain slightly ahead in the popular vote. now, wouldn’t that be a kick in the head?

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 2:49 am


    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 2:51 am

    but i do want to jump on ej, shaking and waking him up in an hour or so, screaming this:

    OBAMA won… OBAMA won… OBAMA won

    god. i wish i had some confetti or something.  

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 2:51 am

    U.S. President And Vice President Precincts Reporting 1 of 103

    John McCain, Sarah Palin REP 2,468 40.1% % Yes Votes Graph

    Barack Obama, Joe Biden DEM 3,609 58.6% % Yes Votes Graph

  28. David Gregory looks like Louie the Lilac.

    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Yarmuth holds on in KY-3

    Jim Marshall looking strong early in GA-08

    good sign

    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 3:00 am

    where Obama is winning, he is killing McCain. not even close. even PA is like 69% for Obama.

    Illinois: 66 fucking percent…Maine 56%… New fucking Hampshire 60 percent… Mass 62 percent

    i need a glass of wine or something…

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 3:02 am
  29. So sorry Rusty, wherever you are.

    Miss you!!!!

  30. … on Proposition 8 or 1A (high speed rail?).  I guess the polls are still open in CA, but I’m interested.

    No more Dole in NC … that is a good thing.

  31. McC- Ka, ND, Wy

    O- NY, Mi, Mn, Wi, RI

    Too early- Tx, Co, La, NM, Ne, SD, Oh

    Too close- Az, Fl, NC, Va, Mo, In

  32. Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin!

  33. Chad shouldn’t hang!  It’s immoral!

  34. If we get Fla or OH soon…..

  35. Daily Kos: IL-Sen: Obama wins.

  36. trying to create some phony suspense while knowing full well that the Obama counties aren’t in the swing states (which now apparently also includes IN).

    BTW Chuck: It’s Illinois, not Ellinois.

  37. tonight: You are so left wing!!!

    I was a little confused: what was her piont?

    Tennessee and looks like most of the south swings for McCain. Bleah.

  38. With NH going for Obama and Shaheen and turning blue, the Repubs have basically become extinct in the Northeast!

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 3:22 am
    • pmukh on November 5, 2008 at 3:23 am
  39. for Obama

  40. Ohio.


  41. MSNBC just declared.

  42. La McCain

  43. they were going to make a big call after commercials. Given what MSNBC just did, sounds like it will be an Ohio for the O-man call.

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 3:31 am
    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 3:32 am

    another interesting thing about Dole losing:  i think it was Chuck Todd who said this will be the first time in many years without a Bush or Dole in Washington.

    now. that’s something i had not thought of…

  44. O- NM, Oh (it’s over)

    McC- La


    Too close- Fl, NC

    Feh, more gas.

  45. Local TV news indicates that Jefferson County is breaking hard for Mark Udall for Senate, Udall has 52% of the vote. JeffCo is home of Independents and whack-job rethugs. If Udall has JeffCo he is one of two Blue Senators from the Centennial State.

    Oh, and that Obama fellow is gonna win Colorado too!

  46. CNN 194 to 69

    Msnbc 200 to 85

  47. 270 or 273 with just Ha, Ca, and Wa.

    NM Sen.

    • Robyn on November 5, 2008 at 3:38 am

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 3:38 am
    • pfiore8 on November 5, 2008 at 3:39 am

    tweety says the death knell of mccain’s candidacy was “the fundamentals of the economy are strong” and rachel adds gramm’s “nation’s of whiners”

    and now Keith is doing some addition and he’s underscoring that it’s GOING TO BE OBAMA………….

  48. Dana Bash is at the McCain rally. She’s reporting that Hank Williams is singing and they’re not watching the reports.


  49. Missed the Senate up date.


  50. I just opened my first beer of the Obama era after seeing Ohio go.  The first of many, I’m sure!

  51. BO is gonna cross into rare territory.

    My nearly 10 year old daughter is hopping around the living room all excited about Obama winning, best reward of all.  🙂

    For her homework she had to write 3 things she learned (with help from dad):

    1- Republicans always lie about everything.

    2- TV reporters always twist the truth.

    3- Obama Wins! Yay! I saw him make history.


    • Edger on November 5, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Rocky Mountain News calls for Obama

    (h/t Jeralyn @ Talkleft)

    • kj on November 5, 2008 at 3:52 am


    U.S. President And Vice President Precincts Reporting 1 of 11

    John McCain, Sarah Palin REP 737 60.8%

    Barack Obama, Joe Biden DEM 446 36.8%

    not a good sign, i really thought Obama would do better in this county.  it’s my unofficial unscientific go-to-missouri county for baseline temperature.  

    still waiting for the real red rurals.

    however, Kansas City and St. Louis…. they’ll rock.

  52. Kucinich is doing great, Wexler is creaming his opponent, but King looks like he’ll still be around like a bad smell.

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