As expected, Barack Obama is projected to win in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Wins in those states, plus Vermont and his home state of Illinois (which he is also projected to win), would give Obama a total of sixty electoral votes.
Mitt Romney has picked up South Carolina, Georgia, and Oklahoma (as expected). All of those states voted for John McCain.
At this point, Romney has an estimated forty electoral votes in his column.
Exit polls indicate Democrats in many key Senate races are running ahead of their Republican opponents. But we don’t have hard data yet, so it’s too soon to know what is going to happen for sure. It seems like Elizabeth Warren’s chances of beating Scott Brown in Massachusetts are good, and odds are Angus King will be replacing Olympia Snowe as the next senator from Maine.