This post will be updated throughout the evening as the election unfolds. Use the comments to discuss and share. All times are Central Time.
5:43 PM – 1% of the vote is in from rural Kentucky and it looks like a Romney landslide. Obama's finished.
7:00 PM – Obama has an early lead in Florida of over 100,000 and he's been holding it steady for about 45 minutes. If he wins Florida, you can go to bed.
7:56 PM – I truly appreciate the thought, but maybe don't host an election party if you have neither cable nor internet.
8:06 PM – Well the fantasy about Michigan being close was short-lived.
8:12 PM – Looks like this might actually come down to Ohio, where Obama appears to be performing quite well.
8:23 PM – Republican House, Democratic Senate, and possibly Obama being re-elected. A $7 billion election that changes absolutely nothing. Awesome.
9:27 PM – We're just in a great big holding pattern here. If I was conspiracy minded I would suspect that the networks are doing what they can to drag this out.
9:36 PM – NH is the first of the four key swing states with a declared winner. Romney's window is starting to shrink.
9:51 PM – Romney's margin of error continues to shrink. Florida might end up being so close that we have a meaningful recount. But in Ohio, Obama is in the catbird's seat.
10:07 PM – With Wisconsin called and Florida's uncounted votes in Dade and Broward, Romney's done. Look at the crowd at Romney HQ. Looks like a morgue. They know.
10:13 PM – Everyone turn to Fox News! Don't miss Brit Hume committing hara-kiri.
10:16 PM – This is over. Florida will recount and it won't matter.
10:25 PM – FOX News pundits now outlining series of compromises winner of second straight election must make to Republicans.
10:39 PM – This post-election commentary on CNN is fucking mind-numbing. MOVE TO CENTER! MOVE TO CENTER! GERGEN SMASH!