And the first polls have closed! Most of Kentucky and most of Indiana (the parts in the eastern time zone) are now closed. Updates as they become available.
Note, in Kentucky, urban areas reported first in 2004, the last time I followed a close election in the state. The Democrat, Dan Mongiardo, actually led Jim Bunning for most of the night, only to give up the lead at the very end as rural Kentucky came in. So, keep that in mind as we results come in.
Update 1: Some polling stations in Bridgeport, CT have run out of ballots, causing delays and short tempers. The mayor has requested that polls stay open to give everyone a chance to vote. This is a problem for Rep. Jim Himes (D-04), who needs Bridgeport to come out strong. (Joan)
Update 2: Some reporting from Washington state. Goldy reports that turnout is high, particularly for King County which is projecting a 69% turnout--three points higher than the rest of the state. But he also says (via e-mail) that King Co. doesn't expect to get through counting more than 50% of the ballots tonight, and state-wide they expect to get through 60% (ballots will still come in over the next several days). So we could be in for a looooong wait for the results on that one. (Joan)