Lots and lots of new states closing the polls and results pouring in. Stand by, I’m collating…
Electoral count (per Fox): Bush 77, Kerry 66. Fred Barnes points out that no states have swapped parties from 2000 thus far.
Bush has been consistently ahead in Virginia, but the vote count is still relatively low, in the 25% range right now. Same applies for South Carolina. Early results from New Hampshire show Bush leading, but the totals are tiny. Republicans are running ahead in the senate races in the Carolinas.
18% of the vote in for Florida, and Bush is leading very handily. I expect the Panhandle counties to count the vote quickly; most use very accurate and quick-tallying optical scan ballots. It’ll take longer to get in the military absentees in those counties, but that vote will almost certainly be heavy for Bush.
UPDATE: Weird. Now Fox is showing Kerry leading in electoral votes, 77-74. Did they take a state back? Typo? A mistake earlier? Hellifino.
Crap. Satellite dish just went out again. (Back now.)