Election Night 2008: Live Blogging the Results: President, Senate, House, Governor…


Election Day on the Campaign Trail….

  • November 4, 2008: Obama plans voting, basketball and quick trip to Indiana on Election Day … Hoping for upset, McCain to campaign in Colorado, New Mexico … Tiny New Hampshire towns go for Obama over McCain in Election Day’s first votes – AP, 11-4-08

The Results: Presidential Race

    • Kentucky, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wyoming
    • Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Delaware, Maryland.
  • Live Blogging Election Night – The NYT Caucus – NYT

The Results: Senate

  • Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Joe Biden, D-Del., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., John Kerry, D-Mass., Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Kay Hagan, D-N.C., James Inhofe, R-Okla., Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., Mark Warner, D-Va., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Jonn Barrasso, R-Wyo., Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Carl Levin, D-Mich., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Tom Udall, D-N.M. – AP
  • Live Blogging the House and Senate Races – The NYT Caucus – NYT
  • Democrats snag Va. Senate seat, seek more gains – AP, 11-4-08
  • Hagan Ousts Dole From North Carolina Senate Seat, Networks Say – Bloomberg

The Results: GOVERNORS

  • John Lynch, D-N.H., Jack Markell, D-Del., Jay Nixon, D-Mo., John Hoeven, R-N.D. – AP

The Results: HOUSE

  • Both parties nail down safe House seats – AP, 11-4-08

In the News…

  • Bush stays out of sight on Election Day – AP, 11-4-08
  • Obama wins Vermont, McCain Kentucky as tallies come in – AP, 11-4-08
  • Exit poll: Obama wins women, blacks, Hispanics – AP, 11-4-08
  • McCain makes last-minute appeal for votes – AP, 11-4-08
  • Obama and McCain still campaign as votes are cast – AP, 11-4-08
  • Few problems as voters wait hours to cast ballots – AP, 11-4-08

Historians’ Comments

  • Michael Beschloss, Richard Norton Smith & Peniel Joseph: PBS Newhour with Jim Lehrer History’s View: Historians evaluate how the 2008 election may go down in the history books and its place in the shaping of American politic

On The Campaign Trail…

    Barack Obama talks to voters in the Indianapolis area before joining supporters at Grant Park in Chicago.
    Joe Biden votes in Wilmington, Del., and stops in Richmond, Va., before joining Obama in Chicago.
    John McCain holds a rally in Grand Junction, Colo., and hosts an election-night party at a hotel in Phoenix.
    Sarah Palin votes in Wasilla, Alaska, before joining McCain in Phoenix.
  • John McCain makes last-minute appeal for votes I feel the momentum. I feel it, you feel it, and we’re going to win the election…..
    Things are looking good, but it’s very early. Then you’ve got to move west, my friends, and we’ve got to win New Mexico.
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