Your Election 2008 Results
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 5, 2008 12:40AM
Good evening, everyone. We'll be keeping you updated with results, both national and local, as they roll in. Will our junior Senator become President? Will incumbents like Rahm and Durbin hold on to their seats? Will the people of Illinois vote for a Constitutional Convention? We'll be following it with you right here. Also, be sure to check back later for our Obamapalooza post with updates from staff members and readers from Grant Park. But for now, we await the results. We know it's been a heated, emotional campaign season so we ask you to keep it clean and civil in the comments.
12:00 a.m. - It's now November 5, so we're calling it a night. More on Obama and, of course, all our local races as "The Windy City on the Potomac" prepares for the transition (can you say so long to Rahm, Arne, and a whole lotta others?)
11:41 p.m. - Anita Alvarez has topped Tony Peraica for Cook County's State Attorney.
10:50 p.m. - The proposal for a Constitutional Convention has been voted down.
10:23 p.m. - Florida, Hawaii, and Colorado go to Obama as McCain gives his concession speech. McCain - 146 | Obama - 333
10:12 p.m. - Virginia, Washington, Oregon, and California to Obama for the win. Idaho to McCain, but NBC's latest numbers put Obama over the top. McCain 146 | Obama 297
10:00 p.m. - NBC calls it for Obama.
9:53 p.m. - With 53 percent of the vote in, the Trib shows "NO" with a 68 - 32 edge in the Con-Con vote.
9:44 p.m. - NBC projects South Dakota and Nebraska for McCain. McCain - 142 | Obama - 207
9:40 p.m. - CNN is projecting winners in some of the Illinois House races: Dis. 1 - Rush, Dis. 2 - Jackson, Dis. 3 - Lipinski, Dis. 4 - Gutierrez, Dis. 5 - Emanuel, Dis. 7 - Davis, Dis. 9 - Schakowsky, Dis. 11 - Halvorson, Dis. 12 - Costello, Dis. 14 - Foster, Dis. 15 - Johnson, Dis. 16 - Manzullo, Dis. 17 - Hare (unopposed), Dis. 18 - Schock, Dis. 19 - Shimkus.
9:22 p.m. - NBC 5 is reporting a problem from Sequoia with reading the votes that have been cast in Cook County. They're having trouble "reading votes so that humans can read them." Perhaps a software glitch.
9:15 p.m. - NBC projects Mississippi to McCain. McCain 135 | Obama - 207
9:00 p.m. - CNN and NBC are calling Iowa for Barack Obama and Utah for John McCain. McCain - 129 | Obama - 207
8:56 p.m. - No surprise as NBC is giving Texas to McCain. McCain - 124 | Obama - 200
8:35 p.m. - CNN has projected West Virginia to McCain. McCain - 90 | Obama - 200
8:27 p.m. - NBC reports Obama has taken the key battleground state of Ohio and New Mexico. They've also given McCain Louisiana. McCain - 85 | Obama - 200
8:23 p.m. - Some key local races: the Trib reports that the Con-Con vote is leaning no, 66 percent to 34 percent, and Anita Alvarez leads Tony Peraica 77 percent to 18 percent for Cook County State's Attorney.
8:00 p.m. - CNN is projecting Obama takes Rhode Island, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York. McCain will get Wyoming and North Dakota according to CNN and Kansas and Arkansas according to NBC. McCain - 76 | Obama - 175
7:50 p.m. - Results for several of Illinois' U.S. House seats are trickling in and, thus far, all incumbents are looking at holding on to their seats.
7:36 p.m. - NBC is projecting Georgia and Alabama to McCain. McCain - 58 | Obama - 103
7:08 p.m. - Even though our polls have just closed, NBC is projecting that Sen. Dick Durbin (Dem) will hold on to his senate seat.
7:04 p.m. - NBC is projecting Pennsylvania and New Hampshire to Obama. McCain - 34 | Obama - 103
7:01 p.m. - CNN is projecting: Massachusetts, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, and Maine to Obama; Oklahoma and Tennessee to McCain. McCain - 34 | Obama 77
6:48 p.m. - NBC is projecting South Carolina to McCain. McCain 16 | Obama 3
6:30 p.m. - While the focus on our eastern neighbors, Indiana, is on the dead heat in the presidential race, Republican Mitchell Daniels has been projected to hold on the Governor's seat.
6:00 p.m. - CNN is projecting Obama to carry Vermont for 3 electoral votes and McCain to carry Kentucky for 8 electoral votes. McCain - 8 | Obama - 3