Polls close in most of Florida; Bush lead continues in IN, KY

[JURIST Election Special] 7:00 PM ET - The polls are now closed in most of Florida, and in the rest of Indiana, the rest of Kentucky, Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia.

In Kentucky now, 20% of the precincts are reporting:

Bush/Cheney (R) 213,062 53%
Kerry/Edwards (D) 184,940 46%

New poll figures for Indiana with 2% of precincts reporting

Bush/Cheney (R) 34,013 56%
Kerry/Edwards (D) 25,703 42%

7:10 PM ET - AP and the networks have called Georgia, Indiana, and Kentucky for Bush, and Vermont for Kerry. That puts the Electoral Colleege split at 34-3 for Bush.

7:12 PM ET - No online returns yet for Florida. There were relatively few problems there today, according to Reuters. ABC 10 in Miami has more.

7:18 PM ET - The first fragmentary polls from Florida for the Presidential race are on the Secretary of State's election website. With .2% of precincts reporting:

Bush/Cheney - 33,286 53.4%
Kerry/Edwards - 28,369 45.5%

7:22 PM ET - The Kentucky live returns website is back up. With 39.8% of precincts in:

Bush & Cheney R 364,621 56.6%
Kerry & Edwards D 274,316 42.6%

7:28 PM ET - The first fragmentary returns from Virginia are now in from the State Board of Elections. With 32 of 1406 precincts reporting:

Bush/Cheney Republican 20,355 - 53.88%
Kerry/Edwards Democratic 17,128 - 45.34%

 

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