3:08 AM … Al Franken has just moved into a very narrow lead in Minnesota — just under 1400 votes, with 96% reporting. But our look at the areas left to report suggests that Franken has the wind at his back.
3:12 AM … Rep. Thelma Drake (R-VA) goes down to defeat.
3:12 AM … On presidential, McCain has now taken Montana. A close look at Missouri suggests McCain will pull it out by a razor thin margin. And our AP results of North Carolina have a 100% reporting and Obama up by about 10k votes. I’m not completely sure why NC hasn’t been called yet. But assuming McCain takes Missouri and Obama takes NC, that would leave us with Obama winning with 364 electoral votes.
3:28 AM … I don’t know if irony is the word for this. But if this bears out, I’m sure this will be grist for a lot of discussion. According to the AP’s analysis of the exit polls in California: “Blacks turning out in droves to support Obama also threw their support strongly behind Proposition 8, which would overturn the state Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage. Opposition to the ban held a slight edge among whites, while Lations and Asians were split.”