Election Night Liveblog – Wrapup
I’m going to be traveling a bit and will resume the liveblog around 9 Eastern. I’ll revert to my standard all-in-one-post format at that point, going until perhaps 11 Eastern or so, in this spot. Truly big news will get separate posts.
– Fox projects McCain to carry Georgia and North Dakota, two traditional Red states that were considered toss-ups going into the day.
– Several networks project McCain has won Texas, a huge prize but, alas, not one that was in doubt.
– The race is still too close to call, at 9:46 Eastern, in Virginia, Florida, Indiana, and North Carolina.
– Utah goes to McCain.
– Obama wins Iowa, a 2004 Red State but 2000 Blue State, as expected.
– Incumbent Republican Roger Wicker (appointed to Trent Lott’s vacant seat) won election in his own right. Another important Republican hold.
– Obama won New Mexico, a 2004 Red State but 2000 Blue State, as expected.
–Tom Udall wins the New Mexico Senate seat vacated by Pete Domenici, adding a 4th Democrat pickup, RealClearPolitics reports.
– Democrats have won the governor and Senate races in North Carolina. While the presidential contest there is still too close to call, that can’t be a good sign for McCain’s chances.
– Republicans hold the open Senate seat in Nebraska.