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[VT-Pres]: John McCain (R) vs. Barack Obama (D)
(Vermont has been called by the AP -- removing map to save load times)
[VT-Gov]: Jim Douglas (R-i) vs. Gaye Symington (D) vs. Anthony Pollina (P)

[NH-Pres]: John McCain (R) vs. Barack Obama (D)
[NH-Sen]: John Sununu (R-i) vs. Jeanne Shaheen (D)
[NH-01]: Carol Shea-Porter (D-i) vs. Jeb Bradley (R)
[NH-02]: Paul Hodes (D-i) vs. Jennifer Horn (R)
(NH-01 and NH-02 consolidated to one map since they display the same)

More information below the maps -- but first, the Scoreboard Maps:

Vermont Governor Results

New Hampshire President Results

New Hampshire Senate Results

New Hampshire House NH-01 and NH-02 Results

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Official Resources:

Vermont SoS Elections and Campaign Finance Division

New Hampshire Sos Election Division

Vermont Media Coverage:

Burlington Free Press

Times Argus

Vermont Public Television

WCAX (CBS affiliate)

WPTZ (NBC affiliate)

New Hampshire Media Coverage:

Concord Monitor

Union Leader

New Hampshire Public Television

WMUR (ABC affiliate)

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Updates:

Watch here for updates and commentary.

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Vermonters Line Up to Vote

Like many other places in the country where, even though the outcome is not in doubt, Vermonters are turning out in apparent record numbers to vote:

The secretary of state is predicting a turnout of more than 70 percent-- which is the usual for a presidential election in Vermont. The record was 76 percent set back in 1992, the first Clinton election.

Plus some pictures of voting in Vermont today.

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Officials predict record turnout at polls

Turnout is obviously the big early story of the day everywhere. Great to see it in New Hampshire as well:

Secretary of State Bill Gardner is predicting 750,000 people will vote in New Hampshire today. That would surpass the previous turnout record of 683,000 voters in the 2004 election.

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Turnout tales: 'We ran out of whoopie pies at 9'

Interesting anecdotal tales from New Hampshire from this blog entry. My favorite part:

Also spotted in Bow this morning: a miniature donkey sporting an Obama-Biden getup. Sources told us the donkey belongs to Cynthia Gunn, who apparently trucked the donkey in and led the animal down the road and paraded it outside to show support for the Democrats.

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Vermont is First State Called for Obama

As most of you know already, the AP has called Vermont for Obama -- his first electoral votes of 2008!

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NBC Calls New Hampshire Presidential Race for Obama

Plus several other pieces of great news -- especially Pennsylvania!!

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NBC Calls New Hampshire Senate Race for Shaheen

Great news for the march to 60.

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Shea-Porter Defeats Bradley In 1st District

Shea-Porter holds on to her seat in a well fought race in New Hampshire.

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Hodes Defends 2nd District Seat

Not a surprise here - Hodes wasn't seriously challenged.

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Obama becomes first black president in landslide

That's a wrap!

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Originally posted to Mountain Don on Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 03:23 PM PST.

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