9:20 p.m. There have not been any shockers on Election Night so far, but there have been a few surprises on the presidential race:
1. Ohio being called so quickly for Barack Obama (about 90 minutes after polls closed) and North Dakota being called so quickly for John McCain (the minute polls closed).
2. Virginia remaining so tight of a race, when Obama may be performing above expectations in North Carolina and Indiana.
10:30 p.m. In a bit of a surprise, in South Dakota it appears Initiated Measure 11 is going to fail – an initiative which would have outlawed abortion with exceptions for reported rape, incest, and health / life of the mother.
11:45 p.m. Minnesota voters have not disappointed tonight — in the face of a Democratic landslide at the top of the ticket, the Gopher State may again have a ‘lone man standing’ on the GOP side: in 2006 it was Tim Pawlenty, and in 2008 it may be Norm Coleman. However, Coleman’s lead is very tenuous, given the number (and location) of precincts that have yet to report.