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Time Polls Close TZ EV Announcement EV Tally
(EST) Obama McCain Und N/A
6:00 p.m. Indiana(*/EST) 11 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
Kentucky(*/EST) 8 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
7:00 p.m. Florida(*/EST) 27 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
Georgia(EST) 15 Too Close to Call 0 0 +15 -15
Indiana(*/CST) 11 Too Close to Call 0 0 +11 -11
Kentucky(*/CST) 8 Called for McCain 0 +8 0 -8
South Carolina(EST) 8 Too Close to Call 0 0 +8 -8
Vermont(EST) 3 Called for Obama +3 0 0 -3
Virginia(EST) 13 Too Close to Call 0 0 +13 -13
Election Night Map
Electoral Vote Count
McCain8
Obama3
Undecided47
Not Allocated480
Election Night Pie Chart
7:30 p.m. Ohio(EST) 20 Too Close to Call 0 0 +20 -20
West Virginia(EST) 5 Called for McCain 0 +5 0 -5
7:48 p.m. South Carolina 8 Called for McCain 0 +8 -8 0
8:00 p.m. Alabama(CST) 9 Too Close to Call 0 0 +9 -9
Connecticut(EST) 7 Called for Obama +7 0 0 -7
Delaware(EST) 3 Called for Obama +3 0 0 -3
D.C.(EST) 3 Called for Obama +3 0 0 -3
Florida(*/CST) 27 Too Close to Call 0 0 +27 -27
Illinois(CST) 21 Called for Obama +21 0 0 -21
Maine(EST) 4 Called for Obama +4 0 0 -4
Maryland(EST) 10 Called for Obama +10 0 0 -10
Massachusetts(EST) 12 Called for Obama +12 0 0 -12
Michigan(*/EST) 17 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
Mississippi(CST) 6 Too Close to Call 0 0 +6 -6
Missouri(CST) 11 Too Close to Call 0 0 +11 -11
New Hampshire(EST)# 4 Called for Obama +4 0 0 -4
New Jersey(EST) 15 Called for Obama +15 0 0 -15
Oklahoma(CST) 7 Called for McCain 0 +7 0 -7
Pennsylvania(EST) 21 Too Close to Call 0 0 +21 -21
South Dakota(*/CST) 3 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
Tennessee(EST/CST) 11 Called for McCain 0 +11 0 -11
Texas(*/CST) 34 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
Election Night Map
Electoral Vote Count
Obama82
McCain39
Undecided133
Not Allocated284
Election Night Pie Chart
7:48 p.m. Pennsylvania 8 Called for Obama +21 0 -21 0
8:30 p.m. Arkansas(CST) 6 Called for McCain 0 +6 0 -6
North Carolina(EST)# 15 Too Close to Call 0 0 +15 -15
8:40 p.m. Alabama 8 Called for McCain 0 +9 -9 0
9:00 p.m. Arizona(MST) 10 Too Close to Call 0 0 +10 -10
Colorado(MST) 9 Too Close to Call 0 0 +9 -9
Kansas(*/CST) 6 Called for McCain 0 +6 0 -6
Louisiana(CST) 9 Too Close to Call 0 0 +9 -9
Michigan(*/CST) 17 Called for Obama +17 0 0 -17
Minnesota(CST) 10 Called for Obama +10 0 0 -10
Nebraska(CST/MST) 5 Too Close to Call 0 0 +5 -5
New Mexico(MST) 5 Too Close to Call 0 0 +5 -5
New York(EST) 31 Called for Obama +31 0 0 -31
Rhode Island(EST) 4 Called for Obama +4 0 0 -4
South Dakota(*/MST) 3 Too Close to Call 0 0 +3 -3
Texas(*/MST) 34 Called for McCain 0 +34 0 -34
Wisconsin(CST) 10 Called for Obama +10 0 0 -10
Wyoming(MST) 3 Called for McCain 0 +3 0 -3
Election Night Map
Electoral Vote Count
Obama175
McCain97
Undecided159
Not Allocated107
Election Night Pie Chart
9:16 p.m. Georgia 15 Called for McCain 0 +15 -15 0
9:23 p.m. Ohio 20 Called for Obama +20 0 -20 0
9:24 p.m. Louisiana 9 Called for McCain 0 +9 -9 0
9:32 p.m. New Mexico 5 Called for Obama +5 0 -5 0
10:00 p.m. Mississippi 6 Called for McCain 0 +6 -6 0
10:00 p.m. Idaho(*/MST) 4 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
Iowa(CST) 7 Called for Obama +7 0 0 -7
Kansas(*/MST) 6 Already Called 0 0 0 0
Montana(MST) 3 Too Close to Call 0 0 +3 -3
Nevada(PST) 5 Too Close to Call 0 0 +5 -5
North Dakota(*/CST) 3 ?Called for McCain (9:00) 0 +3 0 -3
Oregon(*/MST) 7 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
Utah(MST) 5 Called for McCain 0 +5 0 -5
Election Night Map
Electoral Vote Count
Obama207
McCain135
Undecided112
Not Allocated84
Election Night Pie Chart
10:33 p.m. South Dakota 3 Called for McCain 0 +3 -3 0
10:35 p.m. Nebraska 5 (4 of 5) Called for McCain 0 +4 -4 0
11:00 p.m. California(PST) 55 Called for Obama +55 0 0 -55
Hawaii(HI) 4 Called for Obama +4 0 0 -4
Idaho(*/PST) 4 Called for McCain 0 +4 0 -4
North Dakota(*/MST) 3 Already Called 0 0 0 0
Oregon(*/PST) 7 Called for Obama +7 0 0 -7
Washington(PST) 11 Called for Obama +11 0 0 -11
Election Night Map
Electoral Vote Count
Obama284
McCain146
Undecided105
Not Allocated3
Election Night Pie Chart
11:13 p.m. Virginia 13 Called for Obama +13 0 -13 0
11:16 p.m. Florida 27 Called for Obama +27 0 -27 0
11:20 p.m. Arizona 10 Called for McCain 0 +10 -10 0
11:35 p.m. Colorado 9 Called for Obama +9 0 -9 0
11:44 p.m. Nevada 5 Called for Obama +5 0 -5 0
12:00 a.m. Alaska(*/AKST) 3 Not Closed 0 0 0 0
01:00 a.m. Alaska(*/ALST) 3 Called for McCain 0 +3 0 -3
Election Night Map
Electoral Vote Count
Obama338
McCain159
Undecided41
Not Allocated0
Election Night Pie Chart
2:10 a.m. Indiana 11 Called for Obama +11 0 -11 0
Late Montana 3 Called for McCain 0 +3 -3 0
07:00 a.m. Election Night Map
Electoral Vote Count
Obama349
McCain162
Undecided27
Not Allocated0
Election Night Pie Chart
Thursday North Carolina 15 Called for Obama +15 0 -15 0
Friday Nebraska (1 of 5) 1 Called for Obama +1 0 -1 0
Nov 19 Missouri 11 Called for McCain 0 +11 -11 0

(*/TMZ) - the state resides in two time zones and the polls close at the same local time (i.e. the polls in the time zone further west close one hour later).
(TMZ1/TMZ2) - the state resides in two time zone and the polls close synchronously

# - a portion of the state may have poll closings at a later time.
07:00pm - New Hampshire - permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EST by local option.
07:30pm - North Carolina - allows its County Boards of Elections to decide whether to keep polls open until 8:30 p.m. EST

Call times are from CBS News and are approximate.

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