Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Election Day - Results
UPDATE: For final results, click here.
From MLive, which loads faster than everyone else right now:
1:09am - Schauer's up to a 433-vote lead. This is going to be a precinct-by-precinct thing for a while. (Note: I've moved previous updates below.)
1:18am - Schauer up by about 1,500. But I'm not ready to breathe yet.
1:36am - Finally, another update! Schauer now leads by about 1,700.
1:41am - In that last update, about half of Jackson County came in as one big block. In Jackson County, it went from Walberg 50-45 to Schauer 48-47. Wow.
1:47am - Schauer has a 5,000-vote lead now. But I'm still holding my breath.
1:57am - Schauer's lead dropped a bit, but he's still ahead by about 4,200 votes.
2:05am - It's getting close again... Schauer's lead is under 4,000 votes. Will it last the rest of the night? The good news is, Hillsdale is done.
2:10am - Now about a 3,600-vote lead. Only 33 precincts left.
2:14am - It's down to Eaton, Lenawee, and Washtenaw. Is Walberg strong enough in any of them to push him back over the top? Schauer's back up to a 4,300-vote lead.
2:23am - Just to be clear, the lead is enough to say that probably, probably, this is a Schauer win. But I'm a suspicious person, so while the folks at the Schauer election night party are celebrating, I'm not quite ready to say it's done. That 62-vote lead he had at one point spooked me.
324 of 356 Precincts Reporting - 91%
County-By-County Results, via CNN (Note: These will be updated less frequently):
Branch (100% reporting)
Walberg - 9,865 - 56%
Schauer - 6,879 - 39%
Calhoun (100% reporting)
Walberg - 23,920 - 40%
Schauer - 33,649 - 56%
Eaton (70% reporting)
Walberg - 45%
Schauer - 49%
Hillsdale (100% reporting)
Walberg - 12,015 - 60%
Schauer - 6,981 - 35%
Jackson (100% reporting)
Walberg - 34,231 - 47%
Schauer - 34,977 - 48%
Lenawee (83% reporting)
Walberg - 52%
Schauer - 45%
Washtenaw (90% reporting)
Walberg - 44%
Schauer - 51%
11:00pm - CNN: Barack Obama is elected President of the United States
12:15am - For the moment, Schauer seems to have stalled out about 4,000 votes short of Walberg, but there's still a lot left to come. I think, if I'm reading the county clerk websites right, that all of Adrian and all of Delta Township have yet to report. I've got no idea what's happening in Jackson.
12:19am - Chris Gautz at the Citizen Patriot went to bed twenty minutes ago, but I'm still here. I'm taking a short break to stretch my legs, get some caffeine, and grab some non-political stuff to work on while I'm here. I'll be back soon.
12:24am - Walberg widens his lead. Now I'm actually going to go take a break.
12:33am - Schauer cuts the lead to 1,500 votes.
12:36am - What pushed Schauer up just now? Delta Township, in which he won all but three precincts.
12:48am - About 2,000 votes down.
12:51am - Woah! Mark Schauer jumps to a 1,400-vote lead.
12:54am - That was a big chunk of western Washtenaw coming in. Schauer went from a 48-47 lead to a 52-43 lead. Watch for Lenawee County to narrow a bit-- still no Adrian-- but it looks like it'll all come down to Jackson County, which is only 45 percent in.
1:00am - Ah! Schauer leads, but only by 227 votes. That was a chunk of Jackson County.
1:06am - Schauer leads by 62. Ah!
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