A few of the networks (though not CNN yet) have called both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin for Obama. It’s getting very close to run-the-table-or-lose time for Romney.
Current Locked State totals: Obama 212, Romney 169
Likely totals: Obama leading 240-191
Not a big shock though. And the Democrats appear headed to maintaining control of the Senate, though it’s still too early to call.
Michigan has just been called for Obama – polls as recently as last Friday had Romney ahead (oops). That puts Obama ahead in Locked States 182-169. Likely states: Obama 210, Romney 191.
Florida still leaning Obama, but only by 20,000 votes out of nearly 5 million cast. Looks headed for a recount. Might not have a winner tonight.
That levels the Locked totals at 166 each
Likely States are Obama 194, Romney 191.
Watch Florida – if Obama holds on there to win, the night is over
….Obama has retaken the lead in Florida. Still could very much go either way, but nervous times for the Romney camp.
Locked States: Romney 166, Obama 152
Likely States: Romney 191, Obama 180.
Remember, 270 needed to win
And Romney has taken the lead in Locked States 155-152. He has also just taken the lead in Florida, but barely. This race is neck and neck, and could still very much go either way.
The networks called a number of states at 8pm, mostly for Obama, but nothing that wasn’t expected. We have the Locked totals at Obama 152, Romney 139. Likely State totals are 194-191 for Obama.
Worrying sign for Romney: with 42% of the vote in Florida counted, Obama is clinging to a 51-49% lead. Encouraging sign for Romney: he continues to lead in Virginia. But if Obama takes Florida, it’s all over. Romney CANNOT win without Florida. But still more than 1/2 the votes to count in the Sunshine State.