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8:01 PM PT: I did a benchmark county audit here. Overall, Obama maintains a 40,000-vote in Florida with 94.2% in. Thing is, the bulk of the leftover vote is in Miami-Dade and other Democratic counties. Obama will win, but might be close enough to drag out via recall or whatnot. Still, Florida won't matter. Thank god.

8:06 PM PT: AP calls North Carolina for Mitt Romney. It was supposed to be the easiest GOP pickup (after Indiana), yet they had to fight for it to the very end, and their margin will be tiny.

8:07 PM PT:
Shorter Steve Schmidt: 65% of the white vote gets you squat, crackers.
@emptywheel via TweetDeck
The racist wingnuts call it "demographic winter", and it's arrived. 8:08 PM PT:
Dear President Obama's Team: Thanks at least for not making us have to stay up all night.
@EWErickson via TweetDeck
Okay, that's the first time the guy has made me laugh. 8:09 PM PT:
House Dems killin it in Illinois. AP calls pickups in #IL08 (Duckworth), #IL11 (Foster), and #IL17 (Bustos), plus #IL12 hold (Enyart).
@DKElections via web

8:10 PM PT: Obama wins Iowa. Let's check in with Dick Morris, because he's hilarious:

#election2012   dont give up!
@DickMorrisTweet via web

8:12 PM PT (Barbara Morrill): New thread here.

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