10:20 EST/9:20 CST
Won't be long now, another 40 minutes and Obama should be over the top with California, Oregon and Washington. I notice a lot of the victory and defeat speeches are starting to get made.
I notice CBS is showing scenes from Howard University with the African Americans there jumping up and down, and some of them are in tears. Those pictures really say it all.
Oh, and Al Franken's ahead in Minnesota.
9:44 EST/8:44 CST
Right now Obama has 200 electoral votes and he'll go over the top for sure the moment the West Coast polls are closed. McCain is dead on his feet right now. I'm also reading the people over at NRO Online - what a sad place that is right now.
OHIO CALLED FOR OBAMA
McCain is also sinking fast in Florida. - 8:28
THE SLAUGHTER IS ON IN THE SENATE
Well some big names are falling in the Senate. In New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen has beat JOHN SUNUNU. In North Carolina they just projected Elizabeth Dole DEFEATED in her re-election bid. Stunning news.
ABC CALLS PENNSYLVANIA FOR OBAMA
Big news. -8:06
8PM EST/ 7PM CST
81-39 for OBAMA!!! Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, Delaware for Obama. Oklahoma for McCain. Ohio, Virginia, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri and Pennsylvania TCTC.
7:30PM EST/6:30 CST
West Virginia goes McCain; too close to call in a number of other states that the GOP used to win easily in past elections. A sure sign of doom.
7PM EST/6PM CENTRAL:
Kentucky to McCain, Vermont to Obama.
THE ROUT IS ON
Early exit polls look like a big Obama win at this point. Early returns show McCain ahead in Kentucky (big deal!) and neck and neck in Indiana which ought to be GOP in a walk. -5:29PM
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