LIVE Blog – Election Updates As They Come In

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The November 6th election will determine the holders of offices large and small.  Everything from the president of the United States to city administrators will be decided. News 11 is covering the election for Missouri and Illinois.

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These are the races our reporters are covering.  Check for updates on this LIVE blog from their tweets on location at the campaign watch parties. 

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201211:56 pm

Romney makes concession speech

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201211:47 pm

Romney to speak in 10 mins.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201211:27 pm

President Obama will win the battleground state of Colorado and its 9 electoral votes on his way to re-election, CNN projects. He will also take Nevada, New Mexico and Oregon, while Mitt Romney will win Missouri, CNN projects.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201210:39 pm

Jason Plummer telling supporters he is going to stay at the hotel to count numbers but did not give a concession speech. via Shirley Washington on twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201210:22 pm

Barack Obama will be re-elected as president of the United States, CNN projects.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201210:21 pm

Obama wins presidential race as projected by FOX News.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201210:21 pm

McCaskill gives victory speech at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201210:08 pm

Missouri goes to Romney FOX News projects.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 201210:05 pm

McCaskill declaring victory right now. – via Jeff Bernthal on twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:58 pm

Loudest applause so far tonight. Todd Akin saying he lost then the crowd here at Nixon watch party cheered. – via Roche Madden at Nixon HQ.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:55 pm

Election night as seen from Studio-X in Maryland Heights, MO.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:42 pm

It’s a numbers game. Inputting vote totals for FOX 2 & News 11 tonight. – via Angela Hutti on twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:40 pm

A look from Obama HQ in Chicago. via Paul Schankman on twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:31 pm

Here’s the spread at Enyart party; IL12 “Victory Chili”. Plummer may be doomed.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:30 pm

Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill will beat Todd Akin to retain her U.S. Senate seat for Missouri, CNN projects.

McCaskill had not been expected to win a second term but Akin came under attack after saying in a local news interview that women have biological ways to avoid pregnancy after a “legitimate rape.”

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:15 pm

Sen. McCaskill named winner of Missouri US Senate race by FOX News

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:14 pm

Mcaskill supporters celebrating.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:09 pm

Biggest MO winners so far–Romney, McCaskill, Nixon, city control of cops. – via Charles Jaco on twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:06 pm

Democrats will win two key U.S. Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts, CNN projects

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:06 pm

Mo Dems cheer as POTUS picks up PA

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:05 pm

President Obama will win the swing state of New Hampshire Fox News projects.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:04 pm

More cheers here at the Chase Park Plaza as exit poll data from Iowa & Nevada show Obama in the lead. – via Rebecca Roberts on twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20129:00 pm

Montana and Utah go for Romney – FOX News

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20128:54 pm

The Republican Party will retain control of the House of Representatives, CNN projects. The GOP took control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20128:23 pm

Sure sign things are going well with MO elections. Look at this picture from inside the media room at the Secretary of States office! I’m feeling a little left out and lonely right now :( That’s ok with me… nobody needs any more drama here in the Show Me State! Should heat up some as the numbers of precincts reporting increases. – via Chris Higgins

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20128:05 pm

This is Director of Elections Rita Heard Days discussing Board’s surprise on demand for paper ballots. – via Chris Hayes.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20128:00 pm

Secretary of State office reporting…Nixon 5476 … Spence 5197 with 18 of 3380 precincts reporting. – via Chris Higgins

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:59 pm

Crowd starting to pour into Obama HQ in Chicago

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:42 pm

St. Louis County has about 10 polling locations with multiple ballots. Board of Elections reports eliminating possible mix ups by about 10 a.m. – via Chris Hayes on twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:33 pm

Dems like the early turnout indicators. Now it’s waiting and watching. – via Jeff Bernthal on Twitter.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:32 pm

Energy starting to pick up at McCaskill hdq. at Chase Park Plaza as people gather to watch returns. via Chris Regnier.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:24 pm

Fox News projects Obama will win Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia and their 72 electoral votes.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:24 pm

Mitt Romney is projected to win Alabama, Mississippi and Oklahoma. – FOX News

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:23 pm

Sec of State is flowing numbers out now. Smooth going from here so far. – via Chris Higgins

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:15 pm

Early exit polling says the economy was the number one issue behind their vote. – via Mandy Murphey

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:08 pm

President Obama will win Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island; Mitt Romney will win Oklahoma and South Carolina, CNN projects.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:03 pm

Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win South Carolina, with next polls to close at 8 p.m. ET.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20127:02 pm

Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win Georgia, with next polls to close at 8 p.m. ET.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20126:41 pm

Press corps enjoying the calm before the storm in Chicago.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20126:40 pm

Clinton campaigning for Enyart in IL12 race.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20126:38 pm

CNN projects that Mitt Romney will win West Virginia’s 5 electoral votes, and Indiana’s 11 electoral votes.

In 2008, President Obama lost in West Virginia by more than 13% but won in Indiana by 1%. Polls also closed in the swing states of North Carolina and Ohio.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20126:37 pm

Fox News projects Mitt Romney will win West Virginia. Ohio and North Carolina are too close to call at close at the polls.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20126:37 pm

From Elliot Davis: The head of the Missouri Republican Party David Cole just told me he’s confident Romney will carry Missouri and will win the Presidency once all the votes are counted.

The State GOP has had it’s final get out the vote push since October 28.

Volunteers have been kicking on doors manning the phone banks calling known Republican voters to make sure they get to the polls.

One difference here this year is Missouri is not a battle ground states so voters haven’t seen the candidates here. That’s meant not nearly as much staff and money from the Republican National Committee..For the first time in decades the load has fallen on the State GOP Committee to get out the vote for the Republican Presidential Nominee. Right now for those at the Republican Election watch party a feeling of confidence!

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20126:33 pm

Polls closed at 6:30pm (CT) in the North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20126:08 pm

CNN projects that Mitt Romney will win Kentucky, while President Obama will win Vermont. Kentucky has eight electoral votes and Vermont carries three electoral votes.

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20125:28 pm

Andy Banker ‏@andybankertv – Are IL Dems getting ready for a victory party?

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20125:25 pm

Media pass from Obama HQ in Chicago

Joe Millitzer November 6, 20125:24 pm

85 percent of registered voters in St. Charles County turned out to vote on November 6th. That is according to Rich Christmer of the St. Charles County Election Board. He says that voter turnout has been very good and they have been busy.

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