11:16 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC News projects President Barack Obama will be reelected:
UPDATE: The AP agrees:
10:55 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Deb Fischer of Nebraska has defeated her Democratic opponent, former governor and former senator Bob Kerrey, according to CBS News.
Fischer, a state senator from Valentine, won a come-from-behind victory in her three-way Republican primary. She will succeed Democrat Ben Nelson, who chose not to seek reelection.
10:40 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Tim Kaine is the winner of the hotly contested Senate race in Virginia, CBS News projects. Kaine, a former governor, faced another former governor and former senator, Republican George Allen. Allen lost this Senate seat in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, who chose not to run for reelection.
10:01 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Fox News projects that Democrat Elizabeth Warren has defeated Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race.
Brown first won his Senate seat in a 2010 special election to fill the seat held by the late Democrat Ted Kennedy. That was a low turnout election conducted at the height of the national debate over Obamacare, which Brown said he would oppose in the Senate.
But Massachusetts is overwhelmingly Democratic, meaning Warren had a clear advantage to win the state.
9:54 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Barack Obama the winner of the swing-state of New Hampshire.
9:42 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana has defeated Republican Richard Mourdock for that state's Senate seat, Fox News reports.
Donnelly, a congressman from northwest Indiana, had been favored in the final polls of the campaign, particularly after a media firestorm over comments Mourdock made in an October 23 debate that "God intended" pregnancies resulting from rape.
The seat was considered a safe GOP hold until its holder, Republican Dick Lugar, lost his primary race to state treasurer Mourdock in May.
9:25 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Barack Obama will win Wisconsin, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's homestate.
9:19 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Barack Obama will win Pennsylvania. Mitt Romney's campaign gave a late push there, but it appears not to have paid off.
9:10 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic senator Bob Casey has held on to his Senate seat in Pennsylvania, Fox News projects. Casey, whose significant lead in the polls dropped in the final weeks of the campaign, has held off a challenge from Republican Tom Smith, a businessman from Western Pennsylvania.
8:05 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Obama, the cable news channel predicts, will win Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia.
7:43 PM, Nov 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Vigo County, Indiana, has correctly reflected the winner of the presidency in every election since 1956, as in 2008 when Barack Obama won the county with 57 percent support and in 2004 when George W. Bush won the county with 53 percent support.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Vigo County remains very close, with 49.3 percent for Obama and 48.8 percent for Mitt Romney. That means Obama is running 8 points behind where he ran in 2008.