Posted by editor Dana Harris: Now, we begin to wrangle the stampede of not-quite-official election data. This is early information and as such is highly volatile; please handle with care.

  • MSNBC: Marijuana decriminalized in Massachusetts, medical marijuana legalized in Michigan
  • Fox: Utah to McCain, Iowa to Obama
  • NBC: Projects McCain to win Texas
  • Fox: Online headline: “MOMENTUM BUILDS Obama wins in Ohio, Pa., delivering damaging blow to McCain hopes for upset”
  • MSNBC: Colorado looks like it will go to Obama
  • MSNBC: New Mexico for Obama; Arizona too close to call
  • CNN: West Virginia to McCain
  • Fox: Gives Obama to Ohio
  • MSNBC: Projecting Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas, North Dakota for McCain
  • MSNBC: Projecting Michigan, New York for Obama
  • MSNBC: Minnesota and Wisconsin for Obama; Wyoming for McCain
  • NYT: Putting Indiana to McCain
  • MSNBC: Gives Georgia to McCain
  • NBC: Says Florida and Missouri are too close to call
  • NBC: Now says Virginia is too close to call
  • CNN: Connecticut for Obama
  • New York Times: Putting Ohio to Obama
  • CNN: Gives Obama Illinois, Maryland, Washington, DC and Massachusetts; McCain gets Tennessee and Oklahoma
  • MSNBC: Obama wins Pennsylvania, a battleground state.
  • FOX NEWS: Projecting New Jersey, Delaware, Maine for Obama.
  • CNN: Exit polls show Obama in the lead in Ohio for voters aged 18-64
  • NBC: Obama leads Ohio, McCain leads Virginia, North Carolina too close to call
  • New York Times: Has Florida, New Hampshire and North Carolina going to Obama; South Carolina, Virginia and Indiana going to McCain.
  • Twitter: Atlantic reporter Marc Ambinder says Obama is overperforming among the white working class.
  • Drudge: Exit polls claim Obama +15 in PA; too close to call in Florida, Indiana, Ohio
  • National Review: Claims exceptionally strong turnout in Ohio counties won by Bush in 2004.
  • Politico: New Hampshire actual results: Obama 66.7%, McCain 33.3%, with 0.66% of precincts reporting
  • Fox News: Up to 30% of the turnout may come from early or absentee voters, which could make it difficult to forecast results Tuesday evening. And Alaska’s results may not be counted for 10 days.

The first hard news came from the AP, with John McCain winning Kentucky and Barack Obama prevailing in Vermont.

Also from the AP: “Interviews with voters indicated almost six in 10 women were backing Obama, and men leaned his way by a narrow margin. Just over half of whites supported McCain, giving him a slim advantage in a group that President Bush carried overwhelmingly in 2004.”

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