Live Blogging the Election

10:51 McCain wins Nebraska and South Dakota – and North Dakota.

BREAKING NEWS: Barry takes Virginia. It’s the first time in 44 years that a Democrat has won Virginia for the presidency. The margin is razor-thin, taking the urban areas and Northern Virginia. And of course, Our Party did not have one Ms. Clipboard of their own. Note to self: Get a clipboard.

10:33 Both Virginia and North Carolina and Missouri are still too close to call.

10:13 McCain picks up Utah.

10:06 p.m. Wyoming goes to McCain. Also Mississippi (thanks for voting Greg), and now Texas. Texas has a bunch electoral college votes.

Now we’re hearing a word we haven’t heard in a long time, a long time. The word is “mandate.” This is going to be an interesting city, Washington, D.C. It’s going to be like 1979 all over again. Only back in 1979, we were still in Hawaii.

10:01 p.m. We’re still waiting to hear about Virginia, which is being reported as 50-50 right now. The Northern Virginia precincts are probably calling in now. Iowa was just called for Barry.

9:51 p.m. It looks like Senator Barack Obama will be our next president. Perhaps the spell checkers will now remember how to spell his name.

9:41 p.m. We are remembering that back in 2000 we went to sleep thinking that Al Gore would be our next president, and then woke up in the middle of night and switched on the trusty television (still working but ready for the Smithsonian) and discovered that everything had changed.

But then, Ohio went to Bush even then.

Media thinks New Mexico will go to Barry too. Now the media are out looking to play the Blame Game.

Virginia is not yet called. They are waiting for all the Ms. Clipboards to answer their cells.

9:30 p.m. McCain picks up Louisiana.

9:18 p.m. Television networks calling Ohio to Senator Obama – a major win for Barry. The networks are dusting off their bugles.

9:03 p.m. More states are calling in now from the Midwest. WI, NM, MN, MI, NY, RI all go to Senator Obama while ND, KS, WY – and Alabama all go to Senator McCain.

9:01 p.m. Instapundit has a nice graph. McCain leading in popular vote, but Barry’s leading in the all-important electoral college.

8:56 p.m. With Pennsylvania no longer in play (though with a small sideline drama of a campaign protest), here are the states to watch: Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and of course – Virginia. Oops, Fox just called Georgia for McCain.

8:43 p.m. McCain’s campaign has filed a formal objection to the networks’ calling of Pennsylvania for the Obama campaign – but the networks could care less, apparently.

8:23 p.m. Just putting another load of wash in as more polls close and we have an update on the projections from the networks: Barry gets Pennsylvania – a major win. He also picks up all of New England, including New Hampshire, as well as New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, and D.C. The local ABC News station believes that even though McCain is ahead in Virginia, that the counties around Richmond and Northern Virginia have not yet reported and the Ms. Clipboards were quite busy in those precincts.

McCain adds Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama.

The network media are giddy, they are so excited.

7:25 p.m. We’re monitoring lots of different sources tonight, with commentary. Right now we have Kentucky and West Virginia for McCain and Vermont (no surprise there) for Barry. In addition, we have McCain ahead in Virginia but with only 8% precincts reporting, we’re not sure how long that will last after the fun we had this morning. Got a clipboard?

While we await for the returns, here’s a musical interlude to enjoy.