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10:05 PM ET, November 4, 2008

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Joe Lieberman / The Huffington Post:
Exit Polls 2008: See The Full Results  —  (More exit polls coming soon.  We explain why you shouldn't trust them below.)  —  The head to head exit polls just were sent to the Huffington Post by a Democratic source.  These are traditionally unreliable and should be taken with a grain of salt (see: Kerry's winning margins in 2004).
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Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Obama Sweeps the Northeast, Wins Pennsylvania and N.H.  —  Barack Obama Has so Far Picked Up 102 Electoral Votes to McCain's 49  —  As the polls close on the East Coast, Barack Obama is sweeping through Northeast states and is projected to win Pennsylvania, a battleground state that John …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Ten Reasons Why You Should Ignore Exit Polls  —  Oh, let me count the ways.  Almost all of this, by the way, is lifted from Mark Bluemthnal's outstanding Exit Poll FAQ.  For the long version, see over there.  —  1. Exit polls have a much larger intrinsic margin for error than regular polls.
Michelle Malkin:
Election Night: Counting the votes  —  I'm starting a fresh thread for the night.  Just a reminder that you can catch me on PJTV sometime during the 8pm-9pm Eastern slot.  —  Scroll for rolling updates...  Tidbits:  —  The Real Clear Politics electoral map is here.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Round one: IN, VA, OH, NC
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and PoliGazette
Marc Ambinder:
Some Florida and PA Exit Poll Highlights
Discussion: Hot Air
Ann Althouse / Althouse:   Live-blogging the election returns!
CBS News:
Election Night Rolls Into High Gear
Discussion: TalkLeft and Marc Ambinder
Tom Curry / MSNBC:
Why McCain fell short in Pennsylvania
Discussion: BlueOregon
Market Wire:
Republican National Committee Prepares for Computerized Voting Fraud Legal Battle  —  Forensicon, Inc., a Chicago-based computer forensics company, was contacted last Thursday by a security firm lining up vendors to assist the Republican National Committee with consulting related to potential allegations of computerized voter fraud.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Poll problems and poll problem spin
Discussion: NBC Philadelphia and Macsmind
Satyam Khanna / Think Progress:
Lieberman: ‘I Fear’ That ‘America Will Not Survive’ If Democrats Get 60 Senate Seats  —  With the possibility that Democrats might soon gain a filibuster proof majority in the Senate, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) has been openly flirting with thoughts of voting with his conservative colleagues.
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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Don't Count on Joe  —  As everyone knows, Democrats …
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Glenn Beck:
Glenn talks to Senator Lieberman
Michelle Malkin:
Obama's civilian security force: Billy club-wielding security guards at Philly polls  —  Here's the vid of billy club-wielding “security” guards at the 1221 Fairmount Ave. polling place in Philly from Election Journal.  Just as I suspected, these guys look like NBPP from the emblem on one of the “guard's” jackets.
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Volunteer On Scene Disputes Fox News' Suggestions That Black Panthers Are Intimidating Voters  —  Fox News and other conservatives on the Web are pushing hard on the story that two black panthers may be intimidating voters at a polling place in north Philadelphia.
City Room:
Tim Robbins Faces Mix-Up at Polling Place  —  The actor Tim Robbins, looked dejected and annoyed around 10:30 a.m., as he was sitting in a folding chair at the McBurney YMCA at 125 West 14th Street, one of the more than 1,300 polling places throughout New York City.
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Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Bill Ayers Speaks  —  CHICAGO — In his first interview since he became an issue in the 2008 presidential campaign, Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground leader, said today that he had a distant relationship with Barack Obama and that Obama's opponents had turned him into “a cartoon character.”
Discussion: The Swamp and Top of the Ticket
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David Remnick / New Yorker:   MR. AYERS'S NEIGHBORHOOD  —  Early this morning, the Obama family voted …
Marc Ambinder:
An Obama “Urgent” E-mail  —  A New York City-based Obama home phonebanker who's been making calls through the MyBO.com hub to PA and VA says he just received this e-mail:
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Latest From McCain HQ  —  Here is the latest from inside Team McCain: Florida looks good.  Ohio, Penn., Virginia and NC are too close to call.  —  Me: As superguru Mike Barone puts it, wait for real votes to be counted.  But at the very least, this hardly looks like an Obama blowout.
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James Pethokoukis / US News:
The Latest From Inside McCain HQ
Discussion: PoliGazette and Gateway Pundit
Michaelscherer / Swampland:
Steve Schmidt Talks On The Final McCain Flight  —  John McCain came back to bid farewell to his traveling press corps on his final campaign flight from New Mexico to Arizona.  A few minutes later, his chief political strategist Steve Schmidt stood in the aisle surrounded by reporters' digital audio recorders.
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Ana Marie Cox:
McCain Says Good-Bye — to the Press
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin discusses her future  —  Gov. Sarah Palin cast her vote in Wasilla, Alaska and spoke to reporters about her future.  (AP PHOTO)  —  WASILLA, Alaska (CNN) — Sarah Palin appeared calm and confident Tuesday morning during her brief sojourn to Wasilla, Alaska, where she greeted hometown supporters …
Carrie Dann / MSNBC:
EMANUEL OFFERED TOP OBAMA SLOT  —  Three House Democratic sources confirmed Rep. Rahm Emanuel has been offered a Chief of Staff job with an Obama White House and is currently “agonizing” over whether to take the job.
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Marc Ambinder:
Watching Florida: Real Vote Confirms Obama Lead  —  Bush won the huge swing county of Pinellas — [Sarasota ]— the St. Petersburg-Clearwater are — by a narrow margin in 2004.  Obama won it by 8 pts in 2008 — 35,000 votes.  Bush won Seminole County in central Florida with ease; Obama's leading McCain with half of the vote in.
Seanmalstrom / Malstrom's Articles News:
Toast  —  I've checked my email, and I have over a hundred new messages.  And I can't get to anything resorting to ‘Sean Malstrom’ due to real life situations.  Luckily I changed my career gears long ago.  But my old profession of political analysis is going to be absolutely destroyed.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Good for Obama, bad for same-sex marriage?  —  California Democrats want Obama to win, but they're growing nervous tonight that a landslide back east could, perversely, help the state's conservatives pass an amendment barring same-sex marriage.  —  Their problem: If the presidential election appears over …
Discussion: Reason
The Corner:
Vote Early, Vote Often  —  An Obama voter in Pennsylvania admits to CNN that he voted multiple times:
Discussion: Commentary
Boyd Reed / eastside93's Blog:
I Didn't Vote For Obama Today  —  I have a confession to make.  —  I did not vote for Barack Obama today.  —  I've openly supported Obama since March.  But I didn't vote for him today.  —  I wanted to vote for Ronald Woods.  He was my algebra teacher at Clark Junior High in East St. Louis, IL.
Rob Crilly / Times of London:
Barack Obama's Kenyan family to celebrate by slaughtering bulls, chicken and goats  —  Times reporter attends the Obama family victory feast in the village of Kogelo, Kenya, and brings along a live goat  —  There's only one thing to take to a Kenyan election victory feast: a goat.
Discussion: The Corner
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Fearful Conservatives Push New Talking Point: ‘This Is A Center-Right Country’  —  Last Friday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer called the United States “the quintessential center-right country,” and wondered why it was “poised to reject” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), “the quintessential center-right candidate.”
Discussion: Wonk Room and Washington Monthly
 
 
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Stephen Green / Pajamas Media:
Drunkblogging Election Night
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Mark Finkelstein / NewsBusters.org:
MSNBC Promo: ‘Experience the Power of Change’
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Byron York / The Corner:
Inside the Ohio Numbers
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
A narrowing path  —  ABC calls Pennsylvania and New Hampshire …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Indiana...  Just looking at some of the places where we have results in so far.
Discussion: Slog
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why No Bin Laden Tape?
Julian Walker / Virginian-Pilot:
McCain campaign sues over overseas military ballots
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