Tuesday, November 02, 2004|
Polls close in Ohio, North Carolina, WV
Bernard Hibbitts at 7:30 PM ET
[JURIST Election Special] 7:30 PM ET - The polls have now closed in Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia. In Ohio, long lines at polling places prompted last-minute calls by Democrats for polling workers to hand out paper ballots. Line waits in some counties were up to five hours. The Columbus Dispatch has more.
7:31 PM ET - AP has called West Virginia for Bush.
7:43 PM ET - Back in Florida, with 3% of precincts reporting, the results look like this:
Bush/Cheney - 138,614 56.9%
Kerry/Edwards - 102,490 42.1%
7:49 PM ET - Updated results for Kentucky, already declared for Bush - with 58% of precincts reporting:
Bush/Cheney (R) 552,088 57%
Kerry/Edwards (D) 394,812 41%
With 17% of the actual vote counted in Indiana:
Bush/Cheney (R) 236,077 61%
Kerry/Edwards (D) 146,003 37%
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