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9 PM UPDATE….ABC says Tom Udall has won the senate seat in New Mexico. That’s +4 in the senate for Dems.

Obama is ahead in the electoral college by about 174-76.

….Pretty much everyone seems to agree that Florida is looking very grim for John McCain. No official call yet, though.

….CNN says McConnell has retained his senate seat in Kentucky. Damn.

….Fox and NBC have called Ohio for Obama. That’s the election at 9:25 pm EST.

….Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States. Our long national nightmare is (almost) over.

….NBC has called New Mexico for Obama.

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