Warren campaign giving out pizza to freezing voters waiting in line on Berkeley Street.
RT @jimacostacnn View from press bus of Romney motorcade through tunnel en route to Election Night in Boston instagr.am/p/RtMmv6AuRP/
On the NewsHour now, Stu explains exit polls.
From the Associated Press: “Unlike many kids who get Election Day off from school, the president's daughters, Malia and Sasha, weren't so lucky. They were flying to Chicago after classes with their grandmother.”
In addition to Virginia, other polls closing at 7 p.m. are Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina and Vermont.
On the PBS NewsHour Tuesday, political analyst Mark Shields said Obama should have an advantage because of his organizational prowess: “Every one of the battleground states is a state he won last time. … They (the Obama campaign) know these states, he’s campaigned in them before, and that’s his strength.”
David Brooks says he is focused on demographics and ethnicity. “If the turnout is as the pollsters project, then Obama has an obvious advantage. Will they?”
Still, Romney faces a tough path: “He really needs to carry all the gettable states,” he said.
Mark Shields says the debates - especially President Obama’s poor performance in the first debate - created an opening for Romney. But, ultimately, the debates raised two key questions for voters: “‘Does he have steel in his spine?’ That is the problem for Barack Obama. For Mitt Romney, the question is, ‘Does he have a heart in his chest?’” he said.
Like Shields and Brooks, Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report is looking at the demographics: “Who’s voting? … What does that picture of America look like? That will probably determine who wins the White House.”
Everyone should remember: Exit polls are great, until they're wrong.
With little more than an hour to go, buzz at polling places in South End and downtown. People determined to vote.
It’s unlikely that Democrats will pick up enough seats to re-take control the House of Representatives, NewsHour analyst Mark Shields said on Tuesday evening’s program: “Barack Obama has won a Lone Ranger campaign,” without coordinating tightly with House and Senate candidates. “There hasn’t been that sense of a unified message … but they’re fighting history – there hasn’t been a president re-elected with a pickup of more than 10 House seats.”
Polls set to close for 5 states in less than 10 minutes. Watch for results from Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, New Hampshire and Virginia in just moments...
VIRGIN ISLANDS -- Supervisor of Elections, John Abramson, Jr, announces on WTJX-TV that some polls on the island of St. Thomas will remain open until people who were in line get the opportunity to vote. Abramson calls the voter turnout in the Virgin Islands "robust" based on his physical observation.