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November 06, 2012 6:58 PM Election Results Live-Blog I: Is Obama Already Winning?

By Ed Kilgore

* CNN continues to drop big hints, mostly encouraging for Obama (bellwether county in Indiana going for Obama; Romney pollster said to have shown Obama winning Ohio by 5 yesterday). White percentage of the electorate down from 71% to 67% in Florida.

* Markos Moulitsas says voter suppression real, but won’t matter.

* A little bird just told me from a source deep within Republican-land that Obama’s going to win pretty decisively, winning PA, OH, WI and IA. Romney may win FL, and VA is too close to call. But the ultimate prize isn’t in doubt. Don’t know how reliable this is, but still: wow. Source also says it will be called earlier than everyone has expected.

* Polls about to close in Virginia and a bunch of less-competitive states. A new thread is on the way soon.

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.


  • Jack G on November 06, 2012 7:26 PM:

    "May my heart always be open, to little birds who are the reason for living..." - e.e. cummings

  • JR on November 06, 2012 8:09 PM:

    Wonder if Mitt's finally gotten around to that concession speech?

  • Neil Bates on November 06, 2012 9:01 PM:

    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 beligerant teavangelical harrased us), wish most of their party were as great folks as them. That's who should be running. Cheers, and keep looking up!

    "prepared" ...