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November 06, 2012 7:29 PM Election Results Live-Blog II

By Ed Kilgore

* When polls closed at 7:00, the nets called Vermont for Obama and Kentucky for Romney. No surprise there. Virginia exits showing tie.

* Mourdock running eleven percentage points behind Romney in Indiana. Donnelly beating him badly in usual bellwether Vigo County. Pence not exactly running away with governor’s race, either. Wonder if he wishes he’d just run for president.

* Obama running ahead of 2008 performance in Orange County (Orlando) Florida.

* Appears nets won’t release exit poll findings for Florida until polls close in Panhandle at 8:00.

* Indiana called for Romney.

* CNN beginning to show Ohio exits in anticipation of 7:30 poll closings. Ohioans approve auto industry bailout 59-39.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • CalStateDisneyland on November 06, 2012 7:39 PM:

    Plesantly surprised to hear about Orange County but eager for Obama to grab a lead early in Virginia and be done with the election.

  • CalStateDisnelyand on November 06, 2012 7:56 PM:

    Ah, I see per Sam Wang that VA may not be known until morning. The red counties get their votes in first and the blue counties tend to report not till the end.

  • Neil Bates on November 06, 2012 9:06 PM:

    Gratifying but physically uncomfortable: a quiet and busy day (full PE grade turnout) at the polls, covering my diverse Precinct in SE Virginia. Got along well with my "opposition" counterparts (and the voters - in 2008 a belligerent teavangelical harassed us), wish most of their party were as great folks as them. That's who should be running. Cheers, and keep looking up!

    BTW sorry if this duplicated somewhere, I disconnected at last minute and wasn't sure what happened.

    Heh, "extreme"