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Blah blah blah, Newt Gingrich is a loser, and tonight we'll find out how much of a loser Republicans think he is, too.  I'll be following the Mississippi, Alabama, and Hawaii presidential elections, along with congressional primaries in Alabama and Mississippi that appear competitive.

Polls are all over the place, but suffice it to say I wouldn't be surprised if any 2 of Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich won a state tonight... perhaps all three.

There's also an event in American Samoa but I don't even know where that is, much less if there are more than 3 Republicans there in the first place.

From CNN:

7:11 p.m. ET - @JohnKingCNN: Exits: more than half of voters in Miss. & Ala. say @MittRomney not conservative enough (those voters split btw Gingrich & Santorum)

5:07 PM PT: With 0% reporting, I can tell you I'm already bored with this shit.

5:20 PM PT: First numbers in Alabama: Gingrich 15, Romney 11, Santorum 8

5:22 PM PT: I don't see where the numbers are coming from, but AL: Santorum 56. Romney 47, Gingrich 43, Paul 14

5:24 PM PT: It looks like Gingrich is elading in early tabs in Butler county in southern Alabama, Santorum is leading in northern Lauderdale and Franklin counties.

5:29 PM PT: AL: Santorum 33%, Romney 29%, Gingrich 26%

5:33 PM PT: First MS results: Leflore County, Romney 17, Santorum 6, Gingrich 3, Paul 1

5:35 PM PT: AL: Santorum has 83 votes, Romney 65, Gingrich 62

5:36 PM PT: The latest county in AL is Escambia and Santorum is leading.

5:37 PM PT: Add in Conecuh County AL for Santorum so far, by like 2 votes.

5:40 PM PT: MS Votes: Gingrich leads Wayne County by one vote, bringing the total to Romney 28, Santorum 22, Gingrich 20

5:45 PM PT: AL-05: Mo Brooks is leading 56-44 or 54-42, depending on if you want percentages or actual votes.

MS-02: Bennie Thompson leads 82-18

MS-04: Palazzo leads with 84%

5:46 PM PT: MS: Gingrich takes lead with strong showing in Jasper County

GIngrich 37%, Santorum 32%, Romney 24%

with 1% reporting

5:47 PM PT: AL: Santorum maintaining lead: 34%, Romney 28%, Gingrich 26%

1% reporting

5:47 PM PT: Santorum takes lead in MS: 34%, Gingrich 34%, Romney 27%

5:50 PM PT: MS: Gingrich retakes narrow lead: 34%, Santorum 33%, Romney 27%

5:53 PM PT: AL: Montgomery has begun reporting and Romney has surged into the lead:

Romney 36
Santorum 30
Gingrich 25

5:55 PM PT: MS: Romney takes narrow lead from Jackson:

Romney 35
Santorum 32
Gingrich 27

2% in

5:56 PM PT: Romney lead narrows in MS:

Romney 34
Santorum 32
Gingrich 27

5:58 PM PT: Romney adding to lead in MS:
Romney 34%
Santorum 31
Gingrich 28

5% in

5:59 PM PT: MS-01: Nunnelee leads Ross 50-40
MS-02: Thompson leads McTeer 90-10
MS-04: Palazzo leads with 73%

6:00 PM PT: MS: Romney lead cut to 17 votes:

Romney 32
Santorum 32
Gingrich 29

6:01 PM PT: Santorum takes lead in AL:

Santorum 33
Romney 32
Gingrich 27

6:03 PM PT: MS: Santorum takes 6 vote lead

Santorum 32
Romney 32
Gingrich 29

6:03 PM PT: with 6% in, Romney retakes lead by 1 vote in MS

6:04 PM PT: AL: Santorum 32
Gingrich 30
Romney 29

6:05 PM PT: MS: 8% reporting and Santorum is on top

Santorum 33
Romney 31
Gingrich 29

6:08 PM PT: AL: Santorum takes clear lead with 2% in:

Santorum 34
Gingrich 29
Romney 28

6:09 PM PT: MS: Santorum has smaller lead with 9% in

Santorum 33
Romney 30
Gingrich 30

6:11 PM PT: MS: 10% and much narrower lead for Santorum

Santorum 32
Romney 31
Gingrich 30

6:14 PM PT: 14% in MS and Santorum 33, Gingrich 30, Romney 30

6:17 PM PT: AL-06:
7/199 precincts in, Bachus leads 61% to 30%

6:20 PM PT: MS: with 18% reporting,
Santorum 34
Gingrich 31
Romney 30

6:20 PM PT: Alabama still Santorum 34. Gingrich 29, Romney 28

6:23 PM PT: MS: 20% in
Santorum 34
Gingrich 31
Romney 29

6:23 PM PT: Alabama 3% in
Santorum 34
Gingrich 29
Romney 28

6:27 PM PT: 31% reporting in MS and Santorum leads with 33%, to Gingrich with 31, and Romney with 30

6:28 PM PT: 4% reporting in Alabama and Santorum leads with 35% to Gingrich with 29% and Romney with 28%

6:29 PM PT: Scratch that on Alabama, now 6% in and
Santorum 34%
Gingrich 29
Romney 29

6:31 PM PT: AL: Romney takes lead in Jefferson, Jackson, and Madison counties, still trails

Santorum 34
Gingrich 29
Romney 28

6:33 PM PT: MS: 38% reporting
Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 30

This is looking very stable.

6:34 PM PT: Santorum leads almost every county in Alabama

7% reporting

Santorum 34
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

6:36 PM PT: MS 45% reporting

Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 31

6:36 PM PT: AL: 8% reporting

Santorum 34%
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

6:38 PM PT: 47% reporting in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 30

6:38 PM PT: 10% reporting in AL

Santorum 35
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

6:39 PM PT: 12% reporting in AL

Santorum 34
GIngrich 30
Romney 28

6:39 PM PT: 50% reporting in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
ROmney 31

6:41 PM PT: 57% reporting in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 31

It's been like this for a long time, I think Rick's got it.

6:43 PM PT: 18% reporting in AL

Santorum 35
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

6:44 PM PT: 61% reporting in MS:

Santorum 33
GIngrich 31
Romney 31

6:46 PM PT: 66% reporting in MS:

Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 30

6:46 PM PT: 22% reporting in AL

Santorum 35
Gingrich 29
Romney 28

6:49 PM PT: 24% reporting in AL

Santorum 35
GIngrich 30
Romney 28

6:52 PM PT: 76% reporting in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 30

6:53 PM PT: 26% reporting in AL

Santorum 35
Gingrich 30
ROmney 28

6:56 PM PT: 79% reporting in MS:

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

6:56 PM PT: 29% reporting in AL:

Santorum 34
Gingrich 30
ROmney 28

7:02 PM PT: 34% reporting in AL:

Santorum 34
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

apparently some have called it for Santorum

7:06 PM PT: 37% reporting in AL

Santorum 35
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

7:07 PM PT: 79% reporting in MS, Gingrich creeping up on Santorum

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

Santorum maintains a 1900 vote lead

7:10 PM PT: 43% reporting in AL

Santorum 35
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

7:10 PM PT: MS: Santorum's lead over Gingrich cut to about 1800

7:13 PM PT: still 79% in MS, but numbers keep inching up, Santorum's lead over Gingrich now about 2200

7:15 PM PT: MS: still 79%, now showing
Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 30

... again.

7:16 PM PT: MS still at 79%, but now a 2400 vote Santorum lead, yet ...

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

7:17 PM PT: 53% in AL

Santorum 35
Gingrich 30
Romney 28

CNN calls AL for Santorum

7:20 PM PT: MS 82% reporting

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

Santorum leads by about 2100 votes

7:20 PM PT: scratch that, 2300 votes

7:23 PM PT: 84% in MS
Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

Santorum lead at about 2060

7:26 PM PT: 86% reporting in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

Santorum's lead at about 2500 votes

7:28 PM PT: 87% reporting in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

Santorum's lead at just above 2400 votes.

7:28 PM PT: Santorum's lead in MS now at nearly 2600

7:32 PM PT: 90% in Mississippi

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

Santorum's lead grows to 3300 votes.

7:40 PM PT: 95% in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 31
Romney 30

Santorum's lead above 3600

7:45 PM PT: 96% in MS

Santorum 33
Gingrich 32
Romney 30

Santorum's lead is about 3500 votes

7:49 PM PT: CNN calls Mississippi for Santorum.  I think I'll take a break until Hawaii starts reporting.

9:38 PM PT: With 99% reporting in Alabama,

Santorum 35%
Gingrich 29%
Romney 29%

with Gingrich leading Romney by about 1,100 votes.  Santorum won most of the north and southwest outside of the major cities of Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile, which Romney won, while Gingrich won much of the east and a few western counties (Hale, Marengo, Sumter, Perry).

9:40 PM PT: With 99% reporting in Mississippi,
Santorum 33%
Gingrich 31%
Romney 30%

Santorum won most of the northeast, Gingrich the southeast, and Romney the west.

10:26 PM PT: Slate:

Newt Gingrich goes 0-for-2 in primaries his campaign had suggested were must-wins.

11:36 PM PT: HI: 2% reporting

Romney 31
Paul 29
Santorum 24
Gingrich 17

11:36 PM PT: Santorum winning Honolulu, ROmney winning Maui, Paul winning the big island

11:37 PM PT: HI: 4%

Romney 32
Santorum 28
Paul 23
Gingrich 17

11:51 PM PT: HI 6% reporting:

Romney 34
Santorum 28
Paul 22
Gingrich 16

Romney leading in all areas

11:55 PM PT: HI 7% reporting

Mitt 34%
Rick 29%
Ron 21%
Newt 16%

11:57 PM PT: Mitt leads by all of 42 votes.

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 12:04 AM PT: HI 9% reporting

Mitt 32%
Rick 26%
Paul 25%
Newt 16%

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 12:15 AM PT: HI: 12% in
Romney 32
Santorum 29
Paul 22
Gingrich 16

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 12:17 AM PT: 13% reporting in HI

Romney 33
Santorum 28
Paul 23
Gingrich 16

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM PT: 17% reporting in HI

31 for Mitt
28 for Rick
26 for Ron
15 for Newt

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 12:32 AM PT: 24% reporting in HI

Mitt 31%
Rick 28%
Ron 26%
Newt 15%

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM PT: 36% reporting in HI

Mitt 35%
Rick 30%
Ron 21%
Newt 14%

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:05 AM PT: 44% in HI

Mitt 34
Rick 30
Ron 22
Newt 14

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:07 AM PT: HI: 50% reporting

Mitt 34
Rick 30
Ron 22
Newt 14

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:08 AM PT: 54% reporting, same numbers

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:15 AM PT: 58% in HI, Paul retakes big island

Mitt 33
Rick 29
Ron 24
Newt 14

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:19 AM PT: Big dump from Oahu:

70% reporting

Mitt 35
Rick 29
Ron 22
Newt 14

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:27 AM PT: holy crap
91% reporting

Mitt 46%
Rick 25%
Ron 18%
Newt 11%

I feel like a fool.

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:28 AM PT: 99% reporting same numbers, nothing from Kauai

Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 1:30 AM PT: That's a wrap, kids.  One big victory for Romney in Hawaii, two narrow victories in the South for Santorum.

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