7 PM on the East Coast


7 PM is a critical hour. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina and Vermont.

As I wrote earlier, Virginia is critical. It’s looked good in the polls for Obama. And if he takes it, McCain is almost out of options.

Watch Virginia.

Late Update: Exits looking very encouraging for Obama in Virginia.

Switching to Live Blogging Mode

7:21 PM … In the states that are now closed we now have the officially released exit polls. We have the gender breakdown of the electorate and the topline breakdown of how each gender voted. So with a few simple calculations they amount to this …

Georgia: McCain 50%, Obama 48%
Indiana: Obama 52%, McCain 46%
Virginia: Obama 54%, McCain 45%

Remember. I can’t emphasize this enough. These are just exit polls. They’re not always right. Kerry’s numbers looked very similar. I remember it well.