FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Five): House Lost, Senate Held

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

The Democrats have lost the House by a large margin but thanks in part to a surprisingly strong victory for Harry Reid, Democrats will keep the control of the Senate.

1:43 am – There is reporting have a counting error in the Colorado senate race which is still extremely close.

1:47 am – Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman has one final gift for Democrats. Even though Hoffman dropped out by getting 6% of the vote he probably helped Dem. Bill Owens keep the seat with 48% of the vote.

1:55 am – While something very strange is happening in Colorado with the vote count it is probably good news for Michael Bennet (D).

1:57 am – In NY-01 Tim Bishop (D) holds on with a narrow win.

2:00 am – Some mild good news for Democrats. In Florida the two anti-gerrymandering Amendments, 5 and 6, are currently winning with 62%, which is above the 60% threshold needed to pass.

2:10 am – With 40% reporting in Alaska it is write in 39.4%, Joe Miller (R) 34.6%, Scott McAdams (D) 24.9. These means we are probably unlikely to know the winner in this race for weeks to come.

2:15 am – MO-03 Russ Carnahan (D) holds on.

2:20 am – Arizona’s medical marijuana ballot measure Prop 203 is now trailing very narrowly. With 89% reporting yes is only 8,760 votes behind no.

2:30 am – John Salazar (D) has lost in CO-03.

2:35 am – With 82% reporting in Colorado Ken Buck (R) has only a 7,000 point lead over Michael Bennet (D)

2:54 am – There are still several very close races out there that we will probably not know for awhile. The Colorado senate race and the Washington State Senate race are still too close to call but it looks like Democrats might hold on to both seats. Amazingly the OR, FL, IL, MN, VT, CT, and ME governor races are all too close to call.

That is all for tonight check back tomorrow.

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