Final Update – 9:47 PM CST: Fox News just called it for Hillary. ABC and CNN too. Obama is about to speak. He kicks off with “I’m still fired up and ready to go!”
9:44 PM CST: The gap is widening. I expect the rest of the major networks to call this soon.
9:39 PM CST: The Fox News panel credits the crying.
9:35 PM CST: CBS News calls it for Hillary as well. ABC, CNN, and Fox are holdouts.
9:33 PM CST: The AP has called it for Clinton! Fox News isn’t going to call it yet.
9:32 PM CST: 39%-36% in Hillary’s favor with 65% of the precincts reporting. Time is running out for Obama.
9:19 PM CST: John Edwards is speaking. Wouldn’t it be great if he quit but announced that his hair was staying in the race? Ugh, he’s giving the same speech again. There are physicians who haven’t met as many ill people as John Edwards.
9:16 PM CST: Everyone, Obama especially, is waiting on the total from New Hampshire’s college towns.
9:07 PM CST: Michelle Malkin asks “If Obama loses, will we start hearing about how racist America still is?” It’s 39%-36% for Hillary with 61% reporting.
8:48 PM CST: 39%-37% in Hillary’s favor with 52% of the precincts reporting! This could go on for a long time. Amazing.
8:39 PM CST: Obama’s brief surge has slowed. It’s a 40%-36% race in Hillary’s favor with 47% of the precincts reporting.
8:27 PM CST: The gap narrows again! It’s a 39%-37% race in Hillary’s favor with 41% of the precincts reporting.
8:23 PM CST: Obama is making a run and closing the gap. It’s a 39%-36% race in Hillary’s favor with 38% of the precincts reporting.
8:20 PM CST: McCain – “We are the makers of history, not it’s victims.”
8:13 PM CST: McCain is thanking the troops now. Hillary continues to lead Obama by 4%. Monday Morning Clacker: “Well done Team McCain New Hampshire! Well done indeed! Now, where the f*ck is the bar!”
7:56 PM CST: We could be nearing a surprising call for Hillary Clinton as she starts to pull ahead again (25,557/21,975). She leads Obama by 6% with 25% of the precincts reporting.
7:50 PM CST: It’s concession speech time for Mitt. He is, of course, handling it with class. 2 silvers and a gold is the message. It’s too bad that Wyoming is the presidential race’s equivalent of synchronized swimming.
7:43 PM CST: 19,977/18,130 in favor of Hillary with 18% of the precincts reporting. They’ve maintained this 1,800-2,000 (4%) vote gap for a while now.
7:33 PM CST: Hillary is still going strong. If she wins here tonight it’s good news for the Republicans as she and Obama could be slugging it out for many weeks ahead.
7:19 PM CST: Hillary is widening the gap. She leads Obama 40%-36% with 12% of the precincts reporting.
7:11 PM CST: Fox News is calling the Republican race for John McCain. No surprise there but I thought Romney was going to make it a bit more difficult for him than he did. ABC News has called it for McCain as well.
7:08 PM CST: I’ll be liveblogging the returns. Right now, with about 11% of the precincts reporting, the race looks tight on the Democratic side with Hillary leading Obama by less than 1,000 votes. If this trend continues we’ll be looking at dramatic Clinton comeback. McCain, on the other hand, has a significant (7,575/5,694) lead over Romney.