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Daily Kos Elections Liveblog Banner
It's the biggest primary night of the year with eight states going to the polls. Our guide to tonight's races can be found here. The poll closing times are below, with some notes:
Alabama: 8:00 PM ET, runoff in races where no one wins more than 50 percent.
Mississippi: 8:00 PM ET, runoff in races where no one wins more than 50 percent.
New Jersey: 8:00 PM ET
South Dakota: 8:00 PM ET (Areas in Central timezone), 9:00 PM ET (Areas in Mountain timezone), runoff in races where no one wins more than 35 percent
New Mexico: 9:00 PM ET
Iowa: 10:00 PM ET, Nomination decided at party conventions for races where no one wins more than 35 percent
Montana: 10:00 PM ET
California: 11:00 PM ET, two candidates with most votes advance to November regardless of party
We'll be bringing you the results as they come in.

Results: Alabama | California | Iowa | Mississippi | Montana | New Jersey | New Mexico | South Dakota

5:11 PM PT: The first statewide votes are trickling in for Alabama.

5:40 PM PT (David Nir): Finally, some votes in MS. NJ, too. Nothing worth talking about yet, though. And still nothing in SD.

5:45 PM PT (David Nir): NJ-03 (R): Some real numbers here. With 8% reporting, Tom MacArthur leads Steve Lonegan 62-38.

5:54 PM PT (David Nir): NJ-03 (R): Democratic efforts to ratfuck the primary on behalf of Lonegan look like they'll fall well short. He now trails 61-39 with 16% in.

5:58 PM PT (David Nir): MS-Sen (R): Just 3% reporting so far, and Thad Cochran has a tight 51-48 lead on Chris McDaniel. But that's not enough votes to mean anything yet.

6:00 PM PT (David Nir): Just something to note:

Interestingly, Rep. Leonard Lance (R) underperforming his '12 primary %s in #NJ07 rematch. Still at 58%, but could go lower. Keep an eye on.

@Redistrict

6:02 PM PT (David Nir): Polls are now closed in all of South Dakota, and New Mexico, too.

6:07 PM PT (David Nir): MS-04 (R): With just 3% counted, Gene Taylor is actually leading Rep. Steven Palazzo 51-44, but Taylor's home turf is reporting and Palazzo's isn't so far.

6:12 PM PT (David Nir): MS-Sen (R): Up to 8% reporting now and Cochran's lead is 53-45.

6:13 PM PT (David Nir): SD-Sen (R): As expected, ex-Gov. Mike Rounds is crushing. With 14% reporting, he has 57%. Everyone else is in the teens at best.

6:14 PM PT (David Nir): NJ-12 (D): With 7% reporting, Linda Greenstein leads Bonnie Watson Coleman 41-31, with Upendra Chivukula far back at 16.

6:16 PM PT (David Nir): The liveblog continues here.


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