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.

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Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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  1. If Oba­ma los­es this elec­tion, you can blame/thank the Right for bam­boo­zling him. How is it eth­i­cal that an entire news net­work ques­tions the President’s cit­i­zen­ship for four years to cre­ate doubt in vot­ers while a fringe ele­ment of the far right demo­nizes and degrades him? Most of this is financed by the rich who want to keep their stran­gle­hold on the flow of wealth in our coun­try. Watch the white hands apply the Black­face to our first African-Amer­i­can Pres­i­dent at

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