Election Night Coverage and Miscellany

Election 2014

I don’t anticipate that we’ll be obsessively blogging the results of every race tonight, but there will likely be posts about individual race results, especially if there are significant surprises somewhere in the country. If you’re looking to keep track of the results tonight online, though, Politico and The New York Times both have good results trackers that I’ve used extensively during the primaries this year. CNN will also be live-tracking results on their website.

Beyond that, I’ll be keeping up with results on Twitter as best as possible, although a good part of that is likely to be tongue in cheek. And, I will be guesting on the Election Night podcast on Vigilant Liberty Radio along with a group of other bloggers and political analyst Tom Dougherty of Practical Politicking. That broadcast starts at 9pm Eastern and I’ll likely be there until at least Midnight.

Beyond that, the wrap up and other posts will most likely come tomorrow morning. Because, well, there will have to be some sleep somewhere in this schedule.

In the meantime, with results scheduled to start rolling in at 7pm Eastern, here’s the best advice I can give you regardless of your political loyalties:

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. ernieyeball says:

    Polls have closed in the Eastern time zone in Kentucky and the counting will soon being. Earliest returns, generally assumed to be absentee ballots, show Mitch McConnell leading Alison Lundergan Grimes 61% to 31% with about 1 percent of precincts reporting. Libertarian David Patterson has 3% in that U.S. Senate race.

    Newstalk-590-WVLK Lexington KY

  2. ernieyeball says:

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) easily overcame an ultimately disappointing challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday night, according to multiple outlets, winning reeelction to a sixth term.

    The Hill 7:01 PM EST
    That didn’t take long.

  3. Tyrell says:

    @ernieyeball: How can they count thr ballots so quickly ?
    Polls close and two minutes later a winner is declared. Weird!

  4. ernieyeball says:

    @Tyrell: The polls that closed in Indiana and Kentucky in the Eastern Time Zone closed at 6 PM EST. (referenced above at 18:35) The 19:12 post above noted a report @ 7 PM EST. One hour later.