11:23 CST: Kasson: Wow what a great speech by Obama.
10:56 CST: Kasson: Even better if it was Tancredo
10:32 CST: Cessna: McCain’s speech was definitely a great one. It is truly a shame that he had to be the Republican candidate in this election. I would have felt better had it been Huckabee or Romney.
10:12 CST: Cessna: I am proud to say I was a part of this, I canvassed for Barack in Iowa and Nebraska, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Even when those to UP trains tried to slow us down.
10:04 CST: Ike: It is now official. Senator Barack Obama is officially the next President of the United States.
10:02 CST: Kasson: CNN now projects victory for Obama.
9:50 CST: Cessna: Check out WGN, I love looking at the Barack party in Chicago.
9:36 CST: Cessna: Obama currently leads 207-135 on MSNBC, 207-135 on CNN, and its apparently a dead heat according to FOX News at 0-0. This may be the only time I ever say this, but I prefer FOX News in this instance.
9:31 CST: Kasson: The senate race is interesting in Minnesota between Franken and Coleman. So far Franken is up, but neither has 50% of the vote.
9:09 CST: Cessna: McCain is up in Nebraska by 1%, how much money do you want to bet that only 3 cities are currently reporting?
9:00 CST: Kasson: Time for some real news, Indecision 2008.
8:39 CST: Cessna: Obama is only up by 1% in popular vote and is (projected) up 110 electoral votes. Something might be wrong with the electoral college.
8:34 CST: Ike: At this rate, McCain might not even win 211.
8:30 CST: Kasson: I had a dream McCain won 411 electoral votes. I’m glad that wont happen.
8:19 CST: Kasson: Ohio goes to Obama. As you have heard 30 times now, no Republican has won without Ohio.
8:06 CST: Ike: The Senate has officially gone Democrat, with the latest count at 51-33. This will be the third year in a row that the U.S. has a Democratic Senate!
8:04 CST: Kasson: Hey I’m back and ready to catch up.
8:00 CST: Ike: McCain has picked up two more states, Wyoming and North Dakota, giving him a shocking jump of 6 electoral votes.
7:36 CST: Wink: Current election tally is 103-58 electoral votes in Obama’s favor. MSNBC has called Georgia for McCain. On that subject, McCain has been quoted saying, “That’s just peachy.”
7:01 CST: Wink: The newest tally is 77-34 in Obama’s favor. This is without California, mind you, but does include the majority of New England.
6:54 CST: Ike: As poor as things are going for him right now, Obama should be able to count on some electoral votes from his home states of Hawaii and Illinois, but probably will not pick up any votes in his home states of Kansas and Kenya.
6:47 CST: Wink: Electoral vote is 16-3 in McCain’s favor. If only Vermont votes for Obama, this could be the biggest upset in U.S. history!
6:30 CST: Ike: Early in Florida, Obama has a lead on McCain. However, the older people are still trying to get to the booth, so take this with a grain of salt.
6:02 CST: Ike: Senator McCain has jumped out to an early 8-3 lead in electoral votes. An upset in the making?
5:36 CST: Kasson: I will have to leave you with Ike and Wink for the next couple hours, as I have to go.
5:28 CST: Kasson: Welcome to the Winkest Link Liveblog of the action