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Tonight voters in Arizona and Florida go to the polls in their party primary, and Oklahoma will hold a runoff in races where no candidate cleared 50 percent in June (Vermont is also up, but there are no notable federal or statewide races to watch). Our guide to the key races can be found here. Polls start to close in most of Florida at 7:00 PM ET and we'll be bringing you tonight's results as they come in. You can keep track of the winners just below.
Results & Poll Closing Times (all times Eastern):

Arizona (10 PM) | Florida (7 PM for Eastern timezone, 8 PM for Central timezone) | Oklahoma (8 PM) | Vermont (7 PM)

5:02 PM PT: FL-AG: 470,000 votes in statewide and the Democratic primary looks just as over as it did before. Sheldon leads Thurston 62-38 for the right to take on GOP incumbent Pam Bondi. The general will be tough: Bondi isn't too well known but is a great fundraiser, while Sheldon isn't.

5:03 PM PT: FL-Gov: No surprise, but the AP just called this for Charlie Crist.

5:11 PM PT: OK-05: Via the State Elections Board, with 2,500 votes in for the GOP primary, former state Sen. Steve Russell leads state Corporate Commissioner Patrice Douglas 56-44. Russell is maybe better known as one of the soldiers who captured Saddam Hussein in 2003.

5:20 PM PT: FL-AG: And it's over. The AP has called the Dem nod for Sheldon.

5:36 PM PT: FL-26: The AP calls this for Curbelo, who leads MacDougall 48-25. Will face freshman Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia in what is expected to be a hotly contested race.

5:45 PM PT: OK-05: According to the song "Okie from Muskogee," they don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee so I guess we can't call the complete lack of more votes here a "ganja break." Then again, this district is based around Oklahoma City...

5:47 PM PT: OK-05: About 500 votes were just added. Tiny, but at least it's something! Russell is up 56.7-43.3.

5:53 PM PT: OK-05: About 7 percent (4,200 votes) in, and things look the same, with Russell leading 57-43.

5:54 PM PT: FL-18: The AP has called this for Domino, who leads Schlesinger 38-25. He'll face Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy in a light red seat, but Murphy is a very formidable foe.

6:00 PM PT: OK-05: 14 percent in and Russell now at 58-42. Russell is winning 57 percent in Oklahoma County, the biggest county here by far. Not much of Pottawatomie and Seminole are in, so can't draw conclusions, but Douglas would need to romp in both, unless there's a big pocket of her voters left in Oklahoma County.

6:09 PM PT: OK-05: Now 25 percent in and Russell up to 60 percent. More of Pottawatomie County is in and he's up 64-36 there. Only small Seminole doesn't have many votes, but hard to see that making a difference at this point.

6:13 PM PT (David Nir): The liveblog continues here.


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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 04:57 PM PDT.

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