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BLOG: Senate Update

MSNBC news is reporting the Democrats have gained three more seats in the Senate, upping their advantage to 52. If you include the two independent senators who caucus with the Democrats, they currently have 54 seats with more still up for grabs tonight.

Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina has lost her seat to state Sen. Kay Hagan, while former Gov. Mark Warner has won the seat in Virginia being vacated by Republican Sen. John W. Warner (no relation).

In New Hampshire another former governor, Jeanne Shaheen, unseated Republican John Sununu.

MSNBC has the report.

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New England to Obama, Bluegrass State to McCain

According to the New York Times, Obama has won in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

McCain takes Kentucky.

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CNN Calls PA calls for Obama

Despite not even one percent of the vote counted, CNN gave the nod to Sen. Obama.

The projection is based on exit polls.

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BLOG: Obama Takes Pennsylvania

Both CNN and MSNBC are projecting that Pennsylvania will cast all 21 of its electoral votes for Sen. Barack Obama. Pennsylvania is one of the largest states in terms of electoral votes, and Sen. John McCain had targeted the state as a possible steal from the Democrats. Pennsylvania hasn’t voted for the Republican candidate in a presidential election since 1988.

As I reported earlier, Ohio and Pennsylvania are key to a McCain win. Losing the state puts a damper on his chances of victory and a loss in Ohio may be a death blow to the campaign.

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SLIDE SHOW: Phone Banking gets Youth Boost

BY N’JERI EATON //

On the final day of the election, dozens of volunteers gathered at the West Contra Costa Unified Campaign office for one last push for Obama.

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Obama Winning Florida (so far)

With 25 percent of the vote reported in Florida, Senator Obama is up 54 percent to Senator McCain’s 46 percent.  Florida is an important battleground state.

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No on Prop 8 Supporters Campaign Until Last Minute

BY SWETA VOHRA //

If you heard honking on the streets of El Cerrito today, it probably had little to do with the traffic.

The No on Prop 8 campaign is making last-minute efforts near local polling places on sidewalks and street corners, and many cars are using their horns to voice their support.

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Senator McCain Ahead in Virgina

Touted as a potential bellwether, Virgina is reporting 16 percent of the vote.

Results so far McCain 56 percent while Obama has 46 percent.

This according to the New York Times.

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BLOG: Snakes at Polling Places (No, not really)

Unbelievable – from the New York Times

Rumors of Snakes Have Been Greatly Exaggerated | 7:34 p.m. Here’s a creepy little P.S. on an e-mail from the Committee of Seventy, a voter watchdog group in Philadelphia: “P.S. We apologize for reporting earlier today about snakes in a polling place in Delaware County. We should have driven out there ourselves rather than take the word from someone calling into the hotline. Thanks for letting us know when we make a mistake.”

Write a comment or send me an email danielmcglynn@gmail.com if you saw any election day reptiles.

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BLOG: Battleground Update

Virginia, which hasn’t voted for a Democrat in at least 20 years, has been considered a possible steal for Sen. Barack Obama tonight. MSNBC reports that Obama has a huge advantage among black voters according to exit polls, getting 91 percent of the black vote in the state. Sen. John McCain has a sizeable lead among white voters, and the network has not projected a victor in the contest yet. McCain has a small lead at the moment.

Indiana is currently too close to call as well, and the network reports that McCain leads by only 3 percent. The state has 11 electoral votes up for grabs, and Obama made a last minute stop there today. It has been a red state in recent history.

Kentucky has been called for McCain, while Vermont is projected to go to Obama. Both outcomes were generally expected based on voting history and poll numbers.

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