7:45pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Local

Turnout has been brisk across Louisiana

Political scientists from across the Red River region are examining the prevailing themes of the 2012 election and voters weigh in with their own observations about Election 2012.

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7:08pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Virginia Exit Polling Shows Obama Lost Support

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And we're going to be checking in a lot tonight with Andy Kohut of the Pew Research Center, who's here with us now to talk about early exit polls. Andy, what are you seeing, first of all, in terms of the presidential race?

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7:08pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Independent Voters Could Be Key In Florida

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And now on to the biggest state that is really a contested battleground. I mean, we assume New York and California are barely contested by Republicans and Texas is assumed to go to Republican.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Texas, yeah.

SIEGEL: But with 29 electoral votes, Florida is always a state we look at. And our own Debbie Elliott is in Tampa at the Republican Party event there. And, Debbie, who are the key constituencies in Florida who are thought to be the ones who will decide who wins this day today?

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7:00pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Election Coverage 2012

Airs Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. Join Red River Radio and NPR News for and election night broadcast special on November 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Robert Siegel and Melissa Block will host. NPR's Washington Editor Ron Elving, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, and Political Junkie Ken Rudin will be in our DC studio. Our hosts will also be joined by NPR Contributors E.J. Dionne and Matthew Continetti. We'll have exit poll analysis from Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center. NPR's Ari Shapiro will join us from the Mitt Romney election night event. Scott Horsley will be at President Obama's election night event. 

Tonight beginning at 5:00 p.m. we'll have the NPR Election Blog site up on our web site. They will be posting information and observations from across the nation as returns begin to come in. Listen to live coverage and join us online for full coverage of Election 2012.

6:57pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Ohio Already Reporting Solid Voter Turnout

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 7:08 pm

Melissa Block talks with Don Gonyea as polls close in Ohio.

6:50pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

All Eyes On The Battleground States As Polls Close

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 7:08 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And in our studio, NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving. Every couple of years, here we are around this time trying to figure out who has been elected to what. Tonight, what are you looking for? What are the important signs you're looking for in the numbers as they come in?

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6:47pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Voting By Email In New Jersey Runs Into Snags

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 7:08 pm

Melissa Block talks with Pam Fessler about voting issues that arose on Tuesday.

6:44pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Some New York City Polling Sites Run On Generators

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 7:08 pm

The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has complicated voting in the New York City area. Robert Siegel talks with Robert Smith.

6:41pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Voter Turnout Appears To Be High In Ohio

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 7:08 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And we're going to move on now to Ohio. Polls don't close there until 7:30, about 20 minutes from now. That's where we find NPR's Tamara Keith, who's at a polling place on the campus of the Ohio State University in Columbus. And Tamara, what can you tell us about the voting issues in Ohio. It's a closely contested state, of course, and a real electoral prize, 18 votes, 18 electoral votes.

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6:37pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Polls Closed In Virginia, But Race Too Close To Call

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 7:08 pm

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LYNN NEARY, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Lynn Neary. And the results are starting to come in. At this hour, polls in six states have closed. That includes the all-important swing state of Virginia. It's the only state in the bunch that is too close to call. In South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana, NPR projects that Mitt Romney will win. And in Vermont, the NPR projection is a win for President Obama. No surprises there.

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