Election Live Blog – Part 2
It is election night and so far things are looking good for President Obama. The exit polling, which is not always accurate, currently has Obama winning in the critical swing state of Ohio.
8:00 pm – Polls are now closed in roughly half the states but none of the important races have been called yet.
8:04 pm – Based on exit polls, things are looking good for Senate Democrats. The exit polling shows Democrats leading in the contested Senate races in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Missouri.
8:05 pm – Independent candidate Angus King has been declared the winner in the Maine Senate race. King has not said which party he will caucus with but it is assumed he will caucus with the Democrats.
8:15 pm – With 55% reporting in Florida Romney is winning 50% to 49%. It is close but Florida is looking good for Romney. Much of pan handle has not been counted yet.
8:30 pm – The polls are now closed in Arkansas.
8:40 pm – The Connecticut Senate race has been called for Democrat Chris Murphy.
9:07 pm – CNN is projecting that the Republicans will keep control of the House.
9:25 pm – AP projects that in Ohio Sherrod Brown (D) will keep his senate seat.
9:46 pm – Big News. CNN is projecting that Elizabeth Warren (D) will unseat Scot Brown (R) in the Massachusetts senate race. They are also projecting the Democrat Joe Donnelly will win the Indiana Senate. It is likely what cost the GOP the seat was Richard Mourdock’s statement about rape.
10:00 pm – Another round of polls close including Iowa and Nevada.
10:09 pm – Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), who is perhaps the luckiest politician alive, just won re-election in Missouri. This is the other Senate seat that the GOP lost thanks to comments about rape.
10:20 pm – It is still early but things are looking good for marijuana legalization so far. In Colorado with 19% reporting Amendment 64 leads 52.2% yes to 47.8% no.