Friday, July 12, 2013

Radioactive: Election Night in America - Part 1


ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA
November 3, 2020 - 6:00 PM EST
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Welcome to ANN's coverage of Election Night in America. This election season has been highly divisive after President Biden announced he would not seek re-election, which left us with Gillibrand representing the Democratic Party. The Republicans took their nomination fight all the way to the convention, finally choosing Rubio as its presidential nominee after he agreed to make Cruz his VP choice. Add the largest independent campaign since Perot in '92 and you get one of the biggest roller coaster rides of an election since 2000. It is 3:00 PM here on the west coast and 6:00 on the east coast, where the first polls have just closed, and we are ready to make out first projections.


First state of the night we can call is Vermont, an easy and expected victory for Gillibrand in one of the most liberal states in the country.
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Next, we can call Kentucky for Rubio. An expected first victory for the GOP, but we will be watching the much closer Senate race between Alison Grimes and Andy Barr until late tonight.
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South Carolina can now be called for Rubio. An easy call, but every one is important tonight.
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Next, we can call Indiana for Rubio. Relatively expected, but it is somewhat of a surprise the state can be called this early. The state has noticeably changed since voting Obama in 2008, and this reinforces that.
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Virginia is too close to call at this time. Polls have shown it leaning Democratic, but we need more information before we can feel comfortable calling it. The state's senate race is also too close to call.
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Georgia is too close to call as well with a tight three way race. Gillibrand and Huntsman have made waves in an historically Republican state, so it will likely be late into the night before this state can be called.

Here is the current electoral map. Rubio has a lead in the popular and electoral vote as of now, but it is still very early in the night.


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