FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Four): Results Start Coming in for Prop 19

Welcome to part four of FDL  midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two and part three). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here.

Polls are now closed in all states except Hawaii and Alaska. The Democrat loses in the House so far have been huge but Democrats are likely to hold on to the Senate.

11:17 pm – While Republicans might be winning big in Colorado three radical anti-tax/force the government to dramatically shrink ballot measure are all getting crushed.

11:25 pm – LA Times is projecting that Barbara Boxer (D) will keep her California Senate seat.

11:30 pm – With only 2% reporting Prop 19 is losing 42.9 – 57.1

11:33 pm – Another old bull goes down hard. In SC-05 Dem. John Spratt loses to Mick Mulvaney.

11:35 pm – All marijuana ballot measure results can be found on Just Say Now.  Prop 19 is currently trailing 44.8 – 55.2 with 7% reporting.

11:39 pm – Democrats have now official lost a net total of 39 seats according to the New York Times (i.e. the majority), expect that number to grow.

11:43 pm – The silver lining for environmentalists is that big oil back Prop 23 to cripple California climate change legislation is losing badly. With 10% reporting it is yes 40.1 – No 59.9

11:46 pm – Old bull Ike Skelton (D) has lost the MO-04 to Vicky Hartzler. The waves seems to spare almost no one.

11:58 pm – Despite the race being much closer than expect, Pat Toomey (R) does manage to pull off a very narrow win in the PA Sen race.

12:06 am – Even though Democrats are losing badly in the House they will at least maintain control of the Senate.

12:08 am – A lot of loses in House loses in New York this year. Democrats have lost NY-29, NY-24, NY-20, NY-19

12:13 am – In Arizona Prop 203 for medical marijuana remains very close with 46% reporting. It is yes 49 – no 51.

12:15 am – Mark Kirk (R) has just won the IL Senate race.

12:20 am – John Kasich (R) has unseated Ted Strickland (D) in the Ohio governor race.

12:32 am – Some surprisingly bad news for Democrats. Republican Bob Dold manages to narrowly hold on to Mark Kirk’s old district, IL-10.

12:37 am – I guess an candidate can really be just too awful/crazy to support despite voters overwhelming anger over the economy. Harry Reid (D) has beat Sharron Angle by a fairly large margin.

12:40 am – It appears while Angle is just too crazy to win Allen West (R) is apparently not. He won FL-22 beating Ron Klein.

12:42 am – Jerry Brown (D) gets to be governor of California once more.

12:54 am -In AL-02 Bobby Bright (D) falls. Martha Roby has been declared the winner.

12:59 am – Another pick up for the GOP in WA-03. Jaime Herrera (R) wins.

1:00 am – Polls now closed in Alaska. All polls are now closed.

1:02 am – Another seat narrowly lost. In SD-AL Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) lose to Kristi Noem.

1:05 am – Being a Democrat bucking your party in the House it doesn’t seem to save you.

1:10 am – In WA Sen it looks like Patty Murray (D) might hold on. With 61% reporting it is Murray 50.6 – Dino Rossi 49.4.

1:25 am – The Yes on Prop 19 campaign concedes defeat.

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