9 pm: Wisconsin, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota Update: Denver Post calls CO for O

posted at 8:32 pm on November 6, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

According to Allahpundit’s electoral math made easy, we’ve got two deciders and two longshots.

Colorado is undoubtedly the most likely to fall in Mitt Romney’s column. Republicans won early voting— a change from 2008 when the Obama campaign won the early vote by several points on the way to a 9-point victory. As of 4 p.m. MST, thanks to our friend Kelly Maher, we know from the Secretary of State’s office that Republicans were at 82 percent of their 2008 turnout, Democrats at 80 and Independents at 79, seemingly good news for Republicans who can count on a decent boon in the after-work voting bloc.

Watch live returns, here.

Team Romney liked the signals from bellwether and swing counties earlier today:

Arapahoe (Swing County) — 4,860 Democrat & 5,271 Republican — Election Day so far.

Over 83% of the vote was AB/EV — 75,653 Democrat & 75,812 Republican.

Jefferson County (Swing) — 78,738 Democrat & 85,378 Republican for AB/EV.

Wisconsin, earlier tonight, the word from the GOP on the ground. Watch live results, here.

Scott Walker won his recall by seven points, with both GOTV efforts in full swing, but there were two types of Walker voters. 1) People who were backing Walker and 2) people who didn’t believe Walker had done anything warranting a recall, even if they didn’t agree with him. Not all of those folks are Romney voters.

If we have a better idea of where Virginia stands by the time these states’ polls closed, we’ll know whether it’s worth bothering with Michigan and Minnesota, the longest of the long shots. If Virginia goes blue, it’ll likely be an unfun night in these states for Team Romney.

Update: Fox calls Michigan for Obama. Romney loses his native state and one, albeit far-fetched, back-up route to 270.

Update: The spread looks like 52-48 for Obama and Sen. Debbie Stabenow wins the Senate seat.

Update: Two gone for Team Romney in this category as Fox calls Wisconsin for Obama.

Update: Hmm…

Update: Wisconsin has been called by several networks, and Minnesota goes blue, 53-45.

Update: Gulp.

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cnn called michigan for obama…i think wolfie just pee’d in his pants

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Not a landslide, but going to plan. Romney will take Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Looks like it will come down to Ohio or Colorado, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Rockshine on November 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Michigan called for Obama.

NotCoach on November 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Obama 127
Romney 149

SWalker on November 6, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller

Polls in 40 states now closed. @CBSNews projects NY, MI for Obama; KS, LA, NE, TX, ND, SD, WY for Romney.

https://twitter.com/markknoller

canopfor on November 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Casey won senate race in PA, PA likely Obama win.

Charlemagne on November 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

If it weren’t for the size of your spiders I’d already live in Texas.

Browncoatone on November 6, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Also, if you’re not fond of roaches, I’d steer clear. We grow ‘em big here. But it’s a small price to pay for living in the state most likely to secede if the shiny jackboots start a-marchin’.

squint on November 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Bright spot: Union-rights amendment to MI constitution goes down in flames.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I remember when the bots said he’d take MI

Flapjackmaka on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Hmmmm….in the Senate the Dem is still winning in Indiana. Wow, Mourdock’s comments really did hurt him. Hard to tell where that race is headed since it is moving so differently than the Presidential vote.

AngusMc on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

We’re effed- polls a little too optimistic…oh we’ll

At least we still have the House…… Those Rs better not buckle….. If they do….we’re Eurotrash !

FlaMurph on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Dog Eater still has 44 California EV’s in his bag, don’t even bother counting votes from that blue septic tank.

Bishop on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

AW HELL.

NBC just called for Warren. She’s Senator Harpy now.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Hmmmm….in the Senate the Dem is still winning in Indiana. Wow, Mourdock’s comments really did hurt him. Hard to tell where that race is headed since it is moving so differently than the Presidential vote.

AngusMc on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Idiots. The GOP needed to make repealing Obamacare a bigger issue.

Charlemagne on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

NBC News projects Romney to win Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming

3 mins ago by editor

@CBSDenver tweeted:
CBSDenver
#BreakingNews: #Election2012 polls in Colorado are closed. If you are in line you will still be allowed to vote. http://t.co/HxCK0Ab5

4 mins ago from twitter.com by partner

canopfor on November 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM

PappyD61 on November 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM

do u ever get tired of blowing smoke? calm down for your brain’s sake.

gracie on November 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM

CNN projects Obama to win Michigan, New York

20 secs ago by editor

canopfor on November 6, 2012 at 9:06 PM

We’re effed- polls a little too optimistic…oh we’ll

At least we still have the House…… Those Rs better not buckle….. If they do….we’re Eurotrash !

FlaMurph on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Obama will just step around the House.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

It is SOOOOO early, folks !
Some are still in line, and, as Paul Ryan says … STAY IN LINE and VOTE !
:-)

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Great place to get state by state updates.

http://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results

NextGen on November 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

AW HELL.

NBC just called for Warren. She’s Senator Harpy now.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Damn Damn Damn Damn
There’s a full blown communist in the Senate. I hate her. Hate.

Marcus on November 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I remember when the bots said he’d take MI

Flapjackmaka on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

You remember 3 hours ago? Or are you talking about Patricks poll from a day ago where it was revealed that a large majority of the people who took the poll thought Romney would take Michigan. The worse thing about those idiots is that they project their own idiocy on the so-called “trolls” who call them out on their inane mouth-breathing statements.

Daikokuco on November 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Damnation.

levi on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Nail biter, not a landslide. Morning not going to be easy.

rbj on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller

ND and SD are two more of the six states Pres. Obama has never visited since taking office.

canopfor on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Warren is the perfect symbol of the left/press interacting with a left population. It matters not who she is, or what she says. All you have to be is ‘progressive’..so teddy is back..and probably filled with more venom than before

r keller on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

So disppointing Casey seems to have pulled it out.

talkingpoints on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Worst ten minutes of the campaign 9:00-9:10

levi on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Seriously, how do you call an election with only 9% of the vote counted?

Browncoatone on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

If anyone thought this would be a landslide, they were fooling themselves. I always knew this thing would be extremely close.

AngusMc on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Ya Baby,Part Deux!
===================

CNN projects Republicans to retain control of the House of Representatives

27 secs ago by editor

canopfor on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

AW HELL.

NBC just called for Warren. She’s Senator Harpy now.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Unfrikkinbelievable.

tbear44 on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Crikey, who let the trolls out?

Mitt has FL, NC and VA are in the bag. PA and OH are too early to say. CO is looking good. Mitt is in great shape at this point.

MJBrutus on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I’m sick.

JellyToast on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

is anyone watching msdnc…can’t stomach it

if this goes obama, i will not be able to watch morning joe

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Bright spot: Union-rights amendment to MI constitution goes down in flames.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Seriously ??
Well, I’ll not take early MI Pres. tallies seriously, then, either !!
Patience !!!

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Patience.

Steady.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Mitt has finally pulled ahead in Florida. Down 200000 now up 2000.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-florida-state-race

AshleyTKing on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

>4 million voters in VA. >500 people in VA Beach (probably SEALs and their families)—-STILL IN LINE
LET ‘EM VOTE!!

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Casey won senate race in PA, PA likely Obama win.

Charlemagne on November 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Damn.

AW HELL.

NBC just called for Warren. She’s Senator Harpy now.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Even worse.

PatriotGal2257 on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Eyes on the prize, friends.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

As I look at the amount of votes per State – then at percentage counted – they look awfully big to me, happily. I wonder

Has anyone talked about the voter participation rate yet?

I think we have a long night ahead of us.

Breathe, pray. Hope!

seesalrun2 on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Stay calm.

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

is anyone watching msdnc…can’t stomach it

I made it for about 45 seconds. Tingles was talking like he had a mouthful of marbles.

tbear44 on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Idiots. The GOP needed to make repealing Obamacare a bigger issue.

Charlemagne on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Don’t feel too defeated. An Obama win comes down to luck more than politics. No one really know that an auto bailout would succeed. Based on the companies’ disastrous sales projections and hopeless balance sheets at the end of 2007, letting the automakers fail would have been a hard decision to criticize. Obama got lucky that those companies turned the corner and, ultimately, gave him a decisive edge in key midwest states.

bayam on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Hundreds and hundreds of people voting still at multiple locations in VA.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Mitt has FL, NC and VA are in the bag. PA and OH are too early to say. CO is looking good. Mitt is in great shape at this point.

MJBrutus on November 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

you cant be this stupid. You must be a romneybot

Flapjackmaka on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

AW HELL.

NBC just called for Warren. She’s Senator Harpy now.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

ROFL

Minnesota finally catches a break. Sure we gave the nation Al Franken but he had to cheat to do it, the fine retards of Mass elected a lying, grifting shyster with full knowledge of her negative attributes.

The coastal states strike again and the heartland pays the price. Again.

Bishop on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Did the media not learn from 00 and 04 with this early calling shyte? Maybe we need a an FCC reg that nothing can be “called” or “projected” unless 50% or better–seeing as how we’re going stay under communist rule.

Nutstuyu on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I would like to note that it is 12 minutes since the polls of have closed and they have not called Minnesota.

Hmpf.

gophergirl on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Disappointed that NC hasn’t been called yet–hopefully this hour. That’s the only state I expect to see switch this hour; VA or FL would be a bonus this hour

johnny alpha on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

how can that phoney warren win? What a joke. People are stupid.

envycat on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

tbear44 on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 PM

heh

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Also, if you’re not fond of roaches, I’d steer clear. We grow ‘em big here. But it’s a small price to pay for living in the state most likely to secede if the shiny jackboots start a-marchin’.

squint on November 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Big roaches are better than small roaches.

Count to 10 on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

AW HELL.

NBC just called for Warren. She’s Senator Harpy now.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

It’s a projection, and it’s NBC!

Settle down…

massrighty on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller

ND and SD are two more of the six states Pres. Obama has never visited since taking office.

canopfor on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Why would he? I thought you guys had a problem with Barry’s neverending vacations and his perpetual campaigning.

I guess its a lot like how you hypocritical frauds whined about the stimulus for ever and used it as theprimary justification for the “tea parties”, yet when your own candidate, Mittens, proclaims that the stimulus was “too small”, nary a peep of criticism is to be heard from you guys. And those of us who DO point out Romney’s support for massive stimulus are branded “trolls”. Nice party, you guys have, Republicans. Its just like the democrats’ except less succesful.

Daikokuco on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

inane mouth-breathing statements.

Daikokuco on November 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM

The irony.

CW on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Warren is probably no more farther left than Boxer. Liberty yields to the clarion call of Free Stuff…and I’ve Been Screwed

r keller on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Lotsa’ Drama Queens here tonight. Let’s wait and see…

OmahaConservative on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

…Michigan!…you embarrass me!

KOOLAID2 on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Elizabeth Warren and Jesse Jackson Jr. both win to tonight! I think the Zombie Apocolypse is actually here and they are voting Dem!

Rockshine on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

The Florida state site is way ahead of the news networks. Current results from Florida:

RR: 3,404,929
OB: 3,404,694

300 vote lead. Year 2000 here we come!

AngusMc on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Eyes on the prize, friends.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Yes. It’s so very early. Why is everyone buying the crap the talking heads sell? These people have NEVER been honest until they get cornered.

kim roy on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Why would he? I thought you guys had a problem with Barry’s neverending vacations and his perpetual campaigning.

I guess its a lot like how you hypocritical frauds whined about the stimulus for ever and used it as theprimary justification for the “tea parties”, yet when your own candidate, Mittens, proclaims that the stimulus was “too small”, nary a peep of criticism is to be heard from you guys. And those of us who DO point out Romney’s support for massive stimulus are branded “trolls”. Nice party, you guys have, Republicans. Its just like the democrats’ except less succesful.

Daikokuco on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

King of the straw men. Phuck off ahole.

CW on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

C’mon, Wisconsin and Colorado!

Christien on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Latest results have Mitt tied in FL with 63% reporting and the late votes coming from the panhandle. No worries about the Sunshine state!

MJBrutus on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Oh dear God please tell me we are not counting hanging chads again.

gophergirl on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Update: Fox calls Michigan for Obama. Romney loses his native state and one, albeit far-fetched back-up route to 270.

Oh my!!!

antifederalist on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

The Senate will be dominated by Democrats…unbelievable…forget any repeal of ObamaCare

LordMaximus on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Wow. I just can’t accept that America would reelect this guy, and commit us to becoming a full-blown socialist swamp. It’s looking like the commies will hold the senate :( This means it will be impossible to repeal Obamacare. If Mitt can pull this out, however, he could still issue an Executive Order granting a waiver to all 50 states.

TarheelBen on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

There goes PA. Too soon.

Gingotts on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Sounds like PA is lost. That sux. It would have made this an early nite.

MJBrutus on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 9:11 PM

YESS ! Amazing how the turnout has meant so many yet IN LINE !!
Stay !! OTs !!

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP

gophergirl on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Fox just called Pennsylvania for Romney.

Looks like it’s President of Ohio again

Daemonocracy on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Called PA for Obama. Damn damn damn

levi on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

PA goes Thug

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

PA goes obama.

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Pennsylvania called for Zero. :(

TarheelBen on November 6, 2012 at 9:15 PM

PA goes obama. really?

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Ohio, Ohio, Ohio.

MidniteRambler on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Fox calls PA for Obama.

JPeterman on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I wonder how many fraudulent D votes were cast in Philadelphia when they locked out the Rpublican poll wathcers.

talkingpoints on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

ok i’m officially freaking out now

talking with mr cmsinaz it just boggles the mind that these folks want another 4 years of this idiot…

he says it boils down to abortion…

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

PA gone.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

OBAMA WINS!!!

Pennsylvania not even close.

PappyD61 on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

PA for Obama, Stabenow, Menendez re-elected.

Yeesh.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

FL, VA, and NC are going to go Romney based on what I am seeing in key counties.

It will down to OH & WI

CO will go Romney.

Norwegian on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

JJ Jr won again? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

If ever a turd rode his father’s name for all it’s worth it would be Junior.

Bishop on November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Fox News just called PA for Obama… not much hope left at this point.

bayam on November 6, 2012 at 9:17 PM

brevard county went red

whew

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller

ND and SD are two more of the six states Pres. Obama has never visited since taking office.

canopfor on November 6, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Why would he? I thought you guys had a problem with Barry’s neverending vacations and his perpetual campaigning.

I guess its a lot like how you hypocritical frauds whined about the stimulus for ever and used it as theprimary justification for the “tea parties”, yet when your own candidate, Mittens, proclaims that the stimulus was “too small”, nary a peep of criticism is to be heard from you guys. And those of us who DO point out Romney’s support for massive stimulus are branded “trolls”. Nice party, you guys have, Republicans. Its just like the democrats’ except less succesful.

Daikokuco on November 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Lame. How about he subtract a couple visits from IL or CA to hit the other states? I mean I know 57 is a big number, but come on, how many times does he need to go on the Beverly Hills tour?

Nutstuyu on November 6, 2012 at 9:17 PM

PA was always a pipe dream. Romney still has paths to 270 without PA. It’s harder, but still there.

AngusMc on November 6, 2012 at 9:17 PM

PA gone.

I guess ‘it’s all Bush’s fault’ still works…

blue13326 on November 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

The Senate will be dominated by Democrats…unbelievable…forget any repeal of ObamaCare

LordMaximus on November 6, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Our only hope now is for Mitt to prevail – and he can block its implementation. Does America realize that they’re voting to keep that jerk, Harry Reid, as majority leader?

TarheelBen on November 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

PA WAS NEVER GOING FOR ROMNEY!

christ, Romney isnt going to win

Flapjackmaka on November 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Every damn 4 years we get caught up in the illusion of turning Penn red. Never happens.

jjraines on November 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Stay calm, folks .. Many folks, even in the east coast states ARE STILL IN LINE !!
No joke !!
Pray !,

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

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