Live Blog: Concession From Romney Coming?

November 6, 2012

in Election 2012,News

Wednesday, 12:30 a.m. Still looking for Barnard, Plymouth, Reading and West Windsor results.

Midnight. No word of a concession from Romney. Many websites have him ahead in popular vote.

11:30 p.m. Obama projected winner. Still waiting for a few more of our towns to hand-count results.

11:25 p.m. ABC News says Obama wins.

11:24 p.m. NPR isn’t quick to call it yet. Says Obama needs five more electoral votes.

11:20 p.m. Fox News, among others, is reporting Obama will take Ohio and win enough electoral votes to return as president.

10:51 p.m. With a little over 50 percent of the state’s 275 precincts reporting, here’s a look at a few races:

Windsor State Senate — Top 3 earn seats

John Campbell (Democrat): 10,974 (24 percent)

Richard “Dick” McCormack (Democrat): 9,766 (21 percent)

Alice W. Nitka (Democrat): 9,881 (21 percent)

Dick Tracy (Republican): 5,931 (12 percent)

Paul E. Gibbs Jr. (Republican): 4,515 (10 percent)

Jeff Whittemore (Republican):  4,876 (11 percent)

State Representative

Windsor 1 (Hartland, West Windsor) — Two seats

Donna Sweaney (Democrat): 1,085

John Bartholomew (Democrat): 730

Ryan Palmer (Republican): 604

Rutland-Windsor 1 (Killington, Bridgewater)

James Eckhardt (Republican): 1,166 (49 percent)

Anne Gallivan (Democrat): 1,203 (51 percent)

Windsor 4-1 (Barnard, Pomfret, Quechee)

Teo Zagar (Democrat): 790 (95 percent)

Windsor 5 (Plymouth, Reading, Woodstock)

Alison Clarkson (Democrat): 1,648 (98 percent)

US Senate Race

Bernie Sanders (Democrat/Independent): 122,274 (70 percent)

John MacGovern (Republican): 44,678 (25 percent)

At-Large Representative To Congress

Peter Welch (Democrat): 123,280 (71 percent)

Mark Donka (Republican): 41,668 (24 percent)

Governor

Peter Shumlin (Democrat): 98,998 (56 percent)

Randy Brock (Republican): 68,794 (39 percent)

Lieutenant Governor

Phil Scott (Republican): 99,636 (59 percent)

Cassandra Gekas (Democrat): 65,290 (38 percent)

State Treasurer

Beth Pearce (Democrat): 85,840 (51 percent)

Wendy Wilton (Republican): 70,204 (42 percent)

Secretary of State

James C. Condos (Democrat): 134,280 (86 percent)

Auditor of Accounts

Doug Hoffer (Democrat): 81,110 (49 percent)

Vincent Illuzzi (Republican): 76,256 (47 percent)

Attorney General

Jack McMullen (Republican): 58,602 (35 percent)

William H. Sorrell (Democrat): 95,596 (57 percent)

President

Barack Obama: 116,386 (65 percent)

Mitt Romney: 57,290 (32 percent)

10:11 p.m. Here is how the candidates stand in the presidential election according to current major media outlet projections, by electoral votes:

CBS News: Romney 162, Obama 157

ABC News: Romney 162, Obama 157

NPR: Romney 160, Obama 148

CNN: Romney 158, Obama 147

Fox News: Romney 162, Obama 157

10:05 p.m. Obama projected to win New Hampshire, the state where Romney has a vacation home.

9:55 p.m. Plymouth, Hartland still counting. State officials predicted 70 percent turnout for this election.

9:34 p.m. Only two of our towns in so far. Bridgewater is still counting, according to town officials.

9:31 p.m. CBS News has called Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes to Obama. As of now, Obama has 143 projected electoral votes to Romney’s 153.

9:15 p.m. Reports projecting the GOP will retain control of the U.S. House.

8:34 p.m. AP added Bernie Sanders to the list of winners. We’re keeping an eye on the lieutenant governor race where incumbent Republican Phil Scott has 55.8 percent of the vote compared to Democrat challenger Cassandra Gekas’ 40.6 percent (with 10 percent of precincts reporting). Gekas won Woodstock, 908-841, but lost Killington, with 217 votes to Scott’s 353.

8:10 p.m. The Associated Press is calling Rep. Peter Welch over Republican challenger Mark Donka. From the AP website:

“The responsibility for calling races rests with the AP bureau chief and other experienced staff for each state. They are armed with on-the-ground knowledge of their territory that no other national news organization can match. Plus they have information on demographics, absentee and other voting history and political issues that may affect the outcome of races they must call. On election night, they are assisted by experts in AP’s Washington bureau who examine exit poll numbers and votes as they are counted. A “decision desk” in Washington, headed by the Washington bureau chief, has the final signoff on all top-of-the-ticket calls.”

8:05 p.m. Eleven precincts reporting in Vermont. None in the Standard area — 264 to go.

7:46 p.m. More exit poll results have handed Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina and West Virginia to Romney.

7:15 p.m. Early exit polls from major media outlets have called Vermont and its three electoral votes for Obama. Again this is based on exit polls.

As polling places move toward their 7 p.m. closing time, AP reports that exit polls of voters nationwide indicate that fifty percent of voters in early exit polls “favored repealing some or all of Obamacare.”

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