UPDATE 12:45am EST:
Now this is spin:
Oh, and Fox has officially called the House as controlled by Republicans.
UPDATE 12:20am EST:
Fox is calling it for Harry Reid….oh well.
UPDATE 12:00am EST:
Allen West victory speech: (via RSM)
UPDATE 11:42pm EST:
ALLEN WEST HAS WON IN FLORIDA, at least according to the Daily Caller; AP has apparently declared Pat Toomey the winner in Pennsylvania.
UPDATE 11:37pm EST:
Kirk up in IL by 59K votes with 89% reporting
UPDATE 11:25pm EST:
California is no surprise….Boxer and Brown win.
UPDATE 11:23pm EST:
Paul Kanjorski lost tonight. He had held the seat for 26 years.
Don’t remember him? Roll the tape:
UPDATE 11:14pm EST:
Alan West wins in FL
UPDATE 10:55pm EST:
Alan Grayson goes down in flames in FL
Toomey pulls ahead in PA
Bobby Schilling defeats Phil “Don’t follow the constitution” Hare
UPDATE 10:40pm EST:
Feingold is losing and Fox just called a Haley win
UPDATE 10:25pm EST:
UPDATE 10:10pm EST:
Nation’s first female Hispanic governor elected
Another piece of history made tonight: New Mexico has elected the first female Hispanic governor in American history.
NBC News projects that Republican District Attorney Susana Martinez has won the governorship over Democrat Lt. Gov. Diane Denish.
UPDATE 9:45pm EST:
Take that gavel and….well
In a victory of historic proportions, Republicans will win the U.S. House of Representatives with a net gain of about 60 seats, Fox News projects.
The gains would exceed those made during the Republican wave of 1994, when the party picked up 54 House seats. In House races from Florida to Virginia to Indiana, voters were sending a rebuke to the Democratic Party by electing Republicans over Democratic incumbents.
60 seats….wow, what an awesome night.
GOP wins, he says, are not “an embrace of the Republican party, but a second chance to be what the Republican party said it would be, not long ago.”
New Jersey House races also look surprisingly good. Republican John Runyan will beat John Adler in NJ-3, while Anna Little is narrowly leading Democratic incumbent Frank Pallone in NJ-6 and Scott Sipprelle is leading Democratic incumbent Rush Holt in NJ-12, the Princeton district. These latter areas are suburban districts that voted for Obama in 2008 but swung heavily to Christie in 2009.
UPDATE 8:10pm EST:
So far, we have big GOP leads in most marginal districts with at least 15 percent of the vote in:
IN-2: Walorski up by 15.5.
IN-8: Buchson up by 14.
IN-9: Young up by 14.
VA-5: Hurt up by 10.
VA-9: Griffith up by 8.
The only marginal district the GOP is behind in is KY-6, where Chandler leads Barr by 5.5 percent with 60 percent in.
If the GOP wins five of these six, it will be on track for a 60-to-75-seat-pickup night.
UPDATE 8:00pm EST:
Coons wins DE (Could be a risky early call by the networks.)
Mikulski wins MD
Rubio wins FL
Shelby wins AL
Blumenthal wins CT (Problems in CT. Precincts running out of ballots. Polls may be open until 10pm. Considering these facts, this call may be another risky network move.)
UPDATE 7:30pm EST: Drudge
EXIT POLLS SHOW REPUBLICANS TAKE HOUSE:
IL 49-43 Kirk [R]… NV TIED…
Arkansas: Boozman (R) over Lincoln (D)
California: Boxer [D] over Fiorina [R] Florida: Rubio [R] over Crist [I], Meek [D] Ohio: Portman (R) over Fisher (D)
North Dakota: Hoeven (R) over Potter (D)
Wisconsin: Johnson (R) over Feingold (D)
UPDATE 7:20pm EST:
ABC, Fox, and NBC are calling the Kentucky Senate race for Rand Paul (R.) and the Indiana Senate race for Dan Coats (R.).
Fox has also called it for Demint….some good and bad news:
The bad news: With 20 percent in, the GOP’s still down 10 points in the KY-6 bellwether. The good news: With five percent in, they’re way, way up in the IN-2 bellwether.
UPDATE 6:00pm EST:
Indicator Number One: I am told that one Democratic strategist, helping a television network with Election Night analysis, just declared that the Democrats were experiencing something on par with mass murder. The GOP counterpart looked at the same numbers and concluded the Democrats are, so far, not getting the urban turnout they need; suburban and rural areas are seeing big turnouts.
Indicator Number Two: One Republican who is seeing early indicators in Florida says, “If this holds, we win everything.”
UPDATE 5:00pm EST:
Hmmmm….black panthers at it again:
Fox 29 News ran into a New Black Panther Party member outside as the same Philadelphia polling place where voter intimidation was reported two years ago. He was handing out a sample ballot for the Democrats.
The man was seen outside the polling place in North Philadelphia was wearing a pin that indicated his party affiliation, along with a black hat, sunglasses and leather coat.
We spoke with the man briefly ( see video to the left) and asked him why he was standing in front of the poll doors. His response was, “no comment.”
We then asked him if he was at the polls representing the New Black Panther Party and if his panther label button was a symbol of the party. We received no answer.
UPDATE 4:30pm EST:
Quite a swing in turnout but still way early:
As of noon in Colorado, nearly 74,000 more Republicans have voted than Democrats:
UPDATE 3:50pm EST: Hey! All you Massachusetts folks…..
Do you remember this?
Have you voted yet?
UPDATE 2:22pm EST: Hey! All you California folks…..
Do you remember this?
How about this one?
Have you voted yet?
There is nothing more important or pressing today. Your vote today will matter for a lifetime.
Put aside whatever you’ve got planned. Go to your polling place. Stand in line. Wait your turn.
Your grandchildren will thank you.
UPDATE 12:40pm EST: Remember this?
How about this?
UPDATE 10:45am EST: Do you remember this?
Now, go VOTE!
UPDATE 6:30am EST: Polling places are now open in multiple locations.
Let the games begin.
Tomorrow is Election Day. Before you head to the polling place, take a moment to remember March 21st, when the Pelosi Congress cast its vote for Obamacare. The enduring image of that day is one of Congressional Democrats arrogantly dismissing the pleas of thousands of Americans gathered outside the Capitol Building begging them not to inflict this disastrous bill on us.
In the end this bill wasn’t about health care reform; it was about control and government mandates and fines for not purchasing a government-approved insurance plan. The bill jeopardizes the very thing it was supposed to reform. Every day we hear about doctors leaving the Medicare system; increased premiums with talk of price controls; rationing becoming standard practice; and panels of faceless bureaucrats deciding which categories of treatment are worthy of funding based on efficiency calculations (which I called a “death panel”).
The morning after this terrible bill was passed by the House, I wrote that “we will remember the corrupt deals, the corrupt process, the lack of transparency, the deceptive gimmicks to game the CBO score, and the utter disregard for the will of the American people.”
They voted against our will that day. Tomorrow it’s our turn to vote against them and put our government back on the side of the people. This is our chance to rebuke their big government power grab, reject their unwanted “fundamental transformation” of America, and start the process of repealing this bill before it buries us under a mountain of debt.
So let’s fire Pelosi, retire Reid, and send all those who were responsible for that disgraceful bill a message that America is still about “We the People.”
Tomorrow is our Freedom Day.
Enshrined in our Constitution is the process for the peaceful transfer of power. Our revolution continues each election at the ballot box, and tomorrow we will renew the spirit of the American Revolution once again. Let freedom ring!
I’m a pessimist so I’m predicting 55 seats and 8 Senate seats. Really can’t believe I’m writing that 55 seats is pessimistic but what with all the “blood bath” talk FROM the Democrats…55 seats IS pessimistic.
Jim Geraghty has got his prediction at 70,
And Rasmussen is impressed:
If these results hold, it could lead to the election of more Republicans to Congress than at any time since the 1920s
Question is, will the numbers hold?
Aye Chihuahua – 67-73/8-11
Macsmind – 65/9
Sister Toldjah – 40-45/5
AJ – Says look to VA
Polipundit – 66/
Peter Wehner – 73/10
Paul Mirengoff – 68/9
Henry Olson – 64
Allah – 54
Ed Morrissey – 65/9
Reaganite Republican – 80
C. Edmund Wright – 100/10
Don Surber – 51/5
Kathryn Jean Lopez – 80/9
Scared Monkeys – 68/9
We will keep you updated as the day goes by, put any tips in the comment section plus your own predictions.
Whether your glass is half empty, or half full, it IS Freedom Day tomorrow. Go vote!