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?
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.
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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?
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.
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?
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.
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.