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Election Night in America; Midterm Election Results; David Perdue to Win Georgia
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WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: We'll see what's going to happen there. We're also going to see what's happening in Montana.
CNN has a projection right now. In Montana we predict the Republican Steve Daines will be the next United States senator from Montana, defeating Amanda Curtis. This is another Republican pickup. Now the magic number for the Republicans down to two. They need -- another two more pickups from Democratic seats. They will be the majority in the United States Senate.
In Iowa, we cannot make a projection based on the information we have right now. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, Joni Ernst, the Republican. No projection there.
We can project in Nebraska, the Republican, Ben Sasse, he will defeat Dave Domina, the -- the Republican will be the next United States senator from the state of Nebraska.
We're watching other races, right now in Wyoming, we projected Mike Enzi will be the -- will be reelected, the Republican senator from Wyoming. And Al Franken will be reelected for another six-year term from the state of Minnesota. Defeating Mike McFadden. The former comedian, now the senator, Al Franken, gets himself re-elected a lot easier this time for him than it was six years ago.
Here is the count, where it stands right now. We know that there will be at least 42 Democrats in the United States Senate. Next year there will be 46 Republicans. There are still several outstanding races. You see those outstanding races in yellow. The Republicans now have a magic number of two. They started the night. They needed a net again of six. Now they only need a net gain of two in order to become the majority in the United States Senate.
So this is important information for them as we await for more real votes to come in. We want to share with you what our exit polls are revealing. These are estimates. Based on interviews with the sampling of voters today and during the early voting process.
Here is the exit poll from the state of Iowa. 47 percent for the Democrats Bruce Braley but 51 percent for Joni Ernst, the Republican. That would be a huge, huge Republican pickup in Iowa. That's the Tom Harkin seat. The Democrat who's retiring. Remember, though, exit polls are estimates. Based on interviews with
voters. The final outcome may be different. We use these exit polls to make projections only in noncompetitive races.
Let's check in with Jake. He's got an update on some governors' races and some projections.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR, "THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER": That's right, Wolf. CNN is projecting three different governor's races in Iowa. CNN projecting that incumbent governor Terri Branstad, the longest serving governor in the nation, has just been elected to term number six.
In Nebraska, CNN projecting that Pete Ricketts will in the -- the open governor seat there in that state, the Republican winning. And in Oklahoma, CNN projecting that incumbent Republican governor, Mary Fallin, will be re-elected to a second term as governor of Oklahoma.
Let's take a look at the map now. In Nebraska, CNN not yet able to make a projection in terms of the governor's race. I'm sorry, in Nevada, I apologize. In Nevada, CNN not yet able to make a projection in that governor's race. Incumbent Brian Sandoval running for re- election.
Look at all the yellow. All the places we still do not know whether or not who the winner is. Massachusetts. Maine. Maryland. Obviously Florida and Wisconsin. We're watching very closely. A lot of unknowns still in the governors' races and we're going to be keeping an eye out for them, Wolf.
Well, let's take a look at the vote in Florida, as I just mentioned. Very competitive race. 86,000 votes. Rick Scott is ahead. 48 percent to 47 percent for Charlie Crist. That's 97 percent of the vote in. We're still waiting for 3 percent to come in. It looks very, very tight. It's still possible for Crist to pull out a victory, although Rick Scott in the lead right now.
In Wisconsin, Scott Walker, with 16 percent of the vote in, is up 60 percent, the Democrat, Mary Burke with 39 percent. We're still waiting for a lot more vote out of Wisconsin to be able to tell any -- in any way, whether or not Scott Walker is going to be re-elected as governor of Wisconsin.
Wolf, now to you with some key races.
BLITZER: We got a key race alert right now. Take a look at this. North Carolina, 79 percent of the vote is in. Look at how close it is. But Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger, he's got a 25,000 vote advantage over the Democratic incumbent, Kay Hagan, 49 percent, 48 percent. More than two million votes cast. Thom Tillis, he's ahead by 25,000 votes. Still 21 percent of the vote outstanding.
In Virginia, 89 percent of the vote is in. Ed Gillespie, the Republican challenger, maintaining a slight advantage over Mark Warner, the Democratic incumbent, 48.8 percent to 48.5 percent. He's got like 7500 vote advantage. Ed Gillespie over Mark Warner. This is a lot closer than a lot of the pundits, a lot of the polls that earlier suggested. A real battle under way in Virginia right now. A real battle under way in North Carolina.
If Kay Hagan doesn't hold on to that seats, the Democrats, they're going to be in real, real serious trouble as far as holding, as far as holding on to the majority in the United States Senate. The magic number now down to two. The Republicans doing very well so far tonight.
Let's take a look at these two states. Let's start off in Virginia right now.
JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Again, we're watching a race that's much closer than anybody anticipated maybe except for Ed Gillespie. I'm not sure that he expected to be this close. With 90 percent -- just shy of 90 percent of the vote in, Ed Gillespie with that narrow lead.
Again, you're looking at the map at this point, everything is filled in, right? So that means every county in Virginia has been reporting votes. The question is, what's left? And if you look to some of these smaller Republican counties, not many votes out here. But they're critical to Ed Gillespie. 97 percent. But most of them are at 100 percent. So the question is, what's left out there?
So you start looking then at the Democratic areas. You come down here in the Norfolk area. 100 percent. And so Mark Warner has got nothing left there. This is Virginia Beach area. Ed Gillespie, maybe a little bit there. A couple of thousand votes. He might be able to add to his totals there.
But, Wolf, as we've been talking about throughout the night and every time we have a close race in the state of Virginia this is where you make your win in the state of Virginia. And Fairfax County, still 72 percent. So we still got a bit of the vote to count here. And this is a place where Mark Warner is winning by a significant margin.
So you come to these other counties. We're closing to the end. 98 percent there. I believe we're in the 100 percent there. So Fairfax County, one of the biggest suburbs just outside of Washington, is going to decide this race tonight. Most of the other vote is in.
If you look at it right now Ed Gillespie is ahead. There are enough votes there for Mark Warner to make up the difference but we'll be counting right to the very end.
BLITZER: Yes, we certainly will.
KING: That's a very, very close race. And now we move over here. And we brought in the vote total now with the Libertarian candidate, the pizza delivery guy, Sean Haugh. We brought that in because it is increasingly looking that it could be very significant. 80 percent of the precincts reporting. Thom Tillis maintains a very small lead. You see that 49 percent to 47 percent. But again, you look at what's left. When you get to this point in the race. Now we've been talking about this all night long. Only 24 percent of
the vote reported in Mecklenburg County. That's Charlotte. That's a Democratic base. African-American voters. They've turned out operation, working, there was some concern, remember, last-minute ad by President Obama. But you still got 76 percent of the vote to come in, in a big Democratic county.
So Kay Hagan has a basket of votes right there that she could be counting on. And move over to some other places. You start coming up here. Not as much. But still some outstanding votes in the Democrats area. In Wake County, we go to Durham County, still 25 percent, 26 percent of the vote to be counted here. So when you're looking at what's left on the table, most of them you're looking at Democratic areas.
You start going out to these other counties. Yes, only -- you know, only 37 percent counted here. But it's a much smaller percentage. So there's still some places out here where Thom Tillis is going to add. When you look at the map. There are bigger baskets.
BLITZER: If you take a look at Charlotte.
KING: That's right.
BLITZER: Only 25 percent of the vote is in. She could still pull this out.
KING: She can pull this out right here. She -- the bigger baskets of votes still uncounted are places that traditionally vote Democrat so if you are looking at this right now, what's left you, you can see the map for Kay Hagan to make this up which is why I think at the end of the night we may well be talking about Sean Haugh and the 83,000 votes the Libertarian candidate has received.
But let's watch and count them as we go through, we'll take it to the very end. Let's take a quick peek at the Georgia Senate race. 57 percent reporting now. This one is interesting. The big question was, could anybody get to 50 percent plus 1? Again, we got only 50 percent of the vote counted. I just want to check in. Still waiting. Zero percent coming in from Fulton County in Atlanta. So you don't want to make any conclusions until we get more votes from there.
And let's go down to, as always, our biggest unpredictable prize. Switch to the governor's race here. We've been stuck here for a bit. And this happens to you quite a bit when you get close to the finish line of Florida. You get stuck waiting for the final votes to come in. And guess where they are? They're down here, we're at 97 percent in Broward County. Yes, that's a huge chunk of the population. Charlie Crist with a big lead.
So if those final votes come in at the same margins he is going to add to his basket. The question is, is it enough? Same for Miami-Dade, still 7 percent of the vote out. Charlie Crist winning a big chunk. So if you look -- if you're just doing simple arithmetic and you do percentages based on what I just showed you in those two counties. It is possible.
So you're starting now to see if there are places where you're going to get Republican votes. And you've got almost 100 percent reporting when you go around the state in the Republican counties. So we're waiting on Miami-Dade. We're waiting on Broward County. The math is still possible for Charlie Crist. I suspect no matter what happens to this one, the lawyers will be talking tomorrow.
BLITZER: Yes. Because less than -- half of 1 percent. They have another recount in Florida. We've been there before with those recounts in Florida. A lot of our viewers -- there are a bunch of cliffhangers right now that we're watching in North Carolina, in Georgia, in Florida. These are -- these races are very close. Go to Kansas.
KING: We come out to the Kansas Senate race. Pat Roberts has begun to open up a bit of a lead, 50 percent to 45 percent. We're only at 36 percent. But I just want to watch and see if this trend continues.
This is Greg Orman's base out here in eastern Kansas. He has the small county down here in southeastern Kansas. This out here, they're tiny counties when you look at them. There are not a lot of votes out here. You see 100 percent of the vote in. Pat Roberts getting 795 votes to 307. So you think that's not much. But when you add here, here, and you keep adding it up. This is the strength.
Small town Republican counties out here where you have Bob Dole crossing the state at every Republican they could get. And Greg Orman at one point called it the clown car. People from Washington and other prominent Republicans coming in to campaign. It appears we have a ways to go. But it appears that it helped. The Republican loyalty kicked in, in these small towns in the western part of the state. We'll watch it. But Pat Roberts at the moment looks more comfortable.
This one here to me, looking at these results, where it's 67 percent in the state of Colorado. And just look right here. This is going to be red. This is going to be red. This state is more of a loss in a close race right here. The fast growing Denver suburbs. And remember, Ken Buck, the Tea Party candidate lost to Michael Bennett in 2010, in a big Republican year. They didn't decide -- it was Wednesday morning when Michael Bennett declared victory in that race.
It happened because of right there. See Michael Bennett? Winning the suburbs. He wins the city. He wins the suburbs around it. Look what Cory Gardner is doing in those suburbs right now. This is the -- the Republican establishment handpicked him. They pushed the Tea Party candidates out of the race to see if he could compete in places like Adams County where the Latino population is growing.
He's running even. Slightly ahead of Mark Udall in Adams County. Republican runs even in that county. Republican has a good chance. Arapahoe, right down here, 49 to 46, again not a huge margin but he's winning narrowly in the suburbs. That's how Republicans win, close races in these tough states. Then you move over here to Jefferson County. I was in the clerk's office here, checking on early voting, a couple of weeks back. Again, this is a swing county. And there's a swing vote. But with
the Republican on top. Not the Democrat. If you go back and look at this in 2010, Michael Bennett was the one on top in the swing county by a couple of points. And if you look at the presidential race, this is where President Obama sent Mitt Romney packing in the state of Colorado.
This state increasingly because of the demographic changes is won right here. And at the moment approaching 70 percent. Cory Gardner is doing exactly what the Republican establishment wanted him to do when they handpicked him.
BLITZER: The Democratic incumbent Mark Udall, he's in deep, deep trouble. As we see these numbers, with 67 percent of the vote coming in so far.
KING: That would be a huge loss. The state the president carried twice. And when you go back into presidential politics and you look at the map, Democrats -- this used to be all Republican territory in presidential elections. The Democrats have made the west competitive. Not huge electoral prizes, when you're looking at Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. But you start to add those up. If those states become competitive again, we got a different country.
BLITZER: We got numbers coming in from Iowa. That's the state the president won twice as well. Bruce Braley is the Democratic candidate, Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate. 14 percent of the vote is in. So it's still very, very early.
KING: And a lot of those votes are coming from right here. And again, this is actually a bad sign. The good news that the early results is a bad sign for Bruce Braley in the sense that you got 65 percent of the vote counted already. Two-thirds of the vote counted in Polk County. 14 percent of the state population. The biggest chunk of the Democratic votes are coming from right there.
And they counted those fast. So that vote is in. It's got -- certainly good news for Bruce Braley to be winning there. But if you're looking at, you know, 14 percent statewide, at 65 percent in one of your biggest Democratic baskets, that tells you that this is -- if you just go back again. Let's look at the presidential race. Go to 2012.
Joni Ernst is going to win out here, she's going to win most of these small towns. So if you're are Bruce Braley, you might be wondering if that margin here, is that enough for you? Let's just compare it to the 2012 presidential election and see what happens. 56-42. You come to this race. 52-45. Braley not as high as Obama in Polk County.
BLITZER: Bunch of cliffhangers, we're watching right now in North Carolina, Kansas, Florida. And we'll see what happens in Iowa.
Anderson, it's amazing what's going on. If you take a look at Virginia it's really, really close right now as well.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: It is. I got to say. I am amazed just by John King's knowledge of every county of every state in America. Not just this year. But like going back 10 years. It's incredible just to watch.
KING: Check my -- check my expense account.
COOPER: Yes. That's the thing. You've been to all of them for ages.
Let's talk about what's going on in North Carolina. Certainly Jeanne Shaheen is giving some hopes to Democrats but what's going on in North Carolina obviously raising a lot of eyebrows.
GLORIA BORGER, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST: I mean, look, that's a must-win race for the Democrats. And you know everybody I talk to who's been involved in this race, on both sides, says that Kay Hagan has run a really good race. I might point out. $100 million. Most expensive race in the country. As Republicans try to nationalize this election.
What Kay Hagan has done is she said, no, no, no. This is about North Carolina. I am running against the speaker of the House in North Carolina. And here's what he did. He cut teacher pay. You know, he passed voter ID law. These are things you don't like, this is about our state. And so she has managed to keep this election local. Of course, the outcome could be determined by some, what, pizza delivery guy?
TAPPER: Right. A third party candidate.
BORGER: We'll see. Third party candidate. Right. Right.
TAPPER: My mom is from North Carolina. So I spent a lot of time there growing up as a kid with my grandparents. And that was the Jesse Helms era.
TAPPER: And the idea that Barack Obama in 2008, then senator Barack Obama, turned it into a blue state was nothing short of remarkable. The problem, they have not been able to replicate it since. They have not been able to motivate the African-American vote, the young vote, in that state since 2008. It fell short in 2012. And this has been -- I mean, as Gloria says, this has been a remarkable effort by Kay Hagan.
TAPPER: Though I think a lot of people a year ago would have said was the most vulnerable Democratic senator and she -- she's actually other than Jeanne Shaheen proven herself to be one of the most resilient. But if she loses tonight, and we don't know the results yet. If she loses tonight, then Democrats really have to go back to square one when it comes to winning statewide in a presidential election contest. Because they have not been able to recapture whatever it was that they did in 2008. DAVID GERGEN, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: I grew up in North
Carolina. Still have family there.
TAPPER: You have to one up.
BORGER: I'm from New York. Go right ahead.
TAPPER: My mom's --
GERGEN: I thought actually learned a lot. Glad you were there. But in North Carolina it's like, we were talking about Kentucky earlier in the night. There are a number of states which have different traditions co-existing. It is the state of Jesse Helms. It's also the state of Terry Sanford, who is a big progressive governor and a major figure then, a major influence in my life.
And I think what you saw in this race is a classic example of America being very sharply divided nationwide. Between two different traditions and a sense that we're increasingly moving into one or the other. We are not both.
Kay Hagan -- Barack Obama is very, very unpopular in North Carolina. Very unpopular. He could not -- he lost this last time. He's more unpopular now. She should have won this race on that basis alone. Going away. But Tillis come from this other tradition which has really antagonized a lot of moderates. And that represents a very -- it's an extreme conservative position in the legislature. And that was -- and that's been a real drag on Tillis. And that's why they're running neck in neck. It really -- it represents this larger picture and I think Van is trying to get in here.
VAN JONES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: One of the things you've got to brag on the grassroots in North Carolina. I want to just pick right up on where you're coming from. You have a Reverend Barber there. He's the head of the NAACP, and the minute that the Tea Party took over the state legislature he began this Moral Mondays Movement. That's not been talked about.
But they have been gathering. They've been marching. They've been demonstrating. Please don't attack the teachers. Don't attack women's choice. Don't attack voting rights. And it's built up -- and this is the NAACP in North Carolina organizing white folks, organizing with labor. And this is the basis of this fight back for Hagan. So Hagan has been able to do well herself. So there's also a backlash against the Tea Party.
JONES: And these forces combining --
GERGEN: There are two backlashes.
JONES: Two backlashes. Yes, exactly. Two backlashes.
COOPER: I also just want to look at -- show the numbers from Virginia right now. Ed Gillespie ahead by 7500, give or take a little, 89 percent.
JONES: My god.
COOPER: Newt, you wanted to talk about Virginia?
NEWT GINGRICH, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: What I want to really say for just a minute is, every American ought to be really proud about tonight. What you are watching across the whole country are really close elections.
GINGRICH: They prove that campaigns matter. Candidates matter. And by the way your vote matters. I mean, this is a validation after all the talk about big money and everything else. In the end in a lot of states, people walking in to vote are going to make a difference. And their trust in the candidate is going to make a difference.
Shaheen won because in the end people decided, you know, she really has represented New Hampshire and I want her back. And this is despite a great campaign by Scott Brown who really is a remarkable campaigner.
COOPER: She has a long history there.
GINGRICH: Go down state-by-state and you see this kind of -- if Pat Roberts survives it will be because for his entire career he really is from western Kansas. And in the end, western Kansas said, you know, we'll give him one more chance. And that kind of -- so to me, tonight whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, whoever wins in Florida for governor, this is a wonderful vindication of the American model.
JAY CARNEY, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Well, I would say that it is wonderful in the sense that there are close races and it shows that your vote matters. And I think the flipside of that is that I expect that turnout will not be very strong. It will certainly be way down from a presidential year.
And you know, it demonstrates, I think makes the point, again, that if you're out there complaining about Washington or complaining about your governor or your state legislature, and you don't vote, you really don't have a right to say anything. You should get out and vote. And because these races are close. They could be decided by .5 percent.
I want to make another point about something. And that is that you saw what's happening in Colorado. Senator Udall in the fight for his life. And it does not I think look very good for him given what John King was saying.
When Michael Bennett pulled out that remarkable victory back in a very bad year for Democrats, Barack Obama campaigned for him. In this cycle. Mark Udall did not want Barack Obama to campaign for him. And now there are a lot of things that go into these narrow, narrow victories and narrow, narrow losses. But I think that speaks to some of the decisions that Democratic candidates made around the country when it came to asking the president to come out.
COOPER: In fact Mark Udall was saying how he stood up to Barack Obama. How he pushed back against the president.
BORGER: You know, I asked Udall about --
CARNEY: I think that if you see the press turn out in Colorado, and I haven't seen the numbers yet, that that may cause Senator Udall and some of his advisors, if he does lose, to reconsider that strategy.
ANA NAVARRO, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: The way. The way -- the way --
TAPPER: I'm sorry.
NAVARRO: The way so many Democrat candidates treated Barack Obama like he was suffering from leprosy, I think made his toxicity a self- fulfilling narrative and a self-fulfilling prophecy. If Charlie Crist loses in Florida today, which I think he will, it's going to be partly because he underperformed in south Florida. And part of that is because the African-American vote and the Democratic base does not like Barack Obama being shunned that way.
I think he might be saying the same thing in North Carolina with Hagan, and I think you might be saying the same thing in Colorado.
COOPER: So you're saying it was a mistake for a lot of these candidates to --
NAVARRO: You know, this loyalty doesn't sell well. He is -- you know, whether you like him or not, there is ways of handling it. I think, frankly, Michelle Nunn handled it well in Georgia. We saw Alison Grimes handle it terribly.
COOPER: Not even saying that she voted for him.
BORGER: Well, but if you look at the exit polling. It looks like Obama was a heavier weight against the Democrats than the Republican unpopularity was against Republicans.
CARNEY: I think that makes sense. He is president. And Republican leaders don't --
CARNEY: Don't carry the same sort of comments.
(CROSSTALK) TAPPER: One thing I wanted to ask Jay. There's a lot of talk in the White House about whether or not President Obama should do these executive actions having to do with immigration reform. I mean, ultimately there were not -- not that politics whatever have anything to do with any decision the president makes.
TAPPER: But ultimately --
TAPPER: There were enough Democrats in tight races who thought it would hurt them than there were Democrats who thought it would help them. In fact the only one I know who is in a competitive race was wanted President Obama --
BORGER: Was Udall.
TAPPER: -- was Mark Udall in Colorado where the Latino vote was key to Bennett winning a few years ago. And I'm just wondering what that impact might be.
CARNEY: Well, I think --
TAPPER: His decision making process going forward.
CARNEY: It will be very interesting to see what the Latino turnout is compared to the previous midterm. I want to say also, when you're talking about North Carolina. That we have to -- we have to acknowledge that tonight is a big night for Republicans.
I think we have to expect that 2016, setting aside the presidential, is likely to be -- a better night for Democrats given the map that we are seeing. I think what we are affirming is that we are that 50/50 nation once again. And that in our politics, a landslide is 53-47 nationally, which is what Barack Obama won the presidency by in 2008. And everything else its narrower. It has been narrower.
NAVARRO: But I think -- I think it did affect the Latino vote. Not just in Colorado. I think it affected the Latino vote everywhere because Latinos felt very -- you know, saw the cynicism for politics.
COOPER: We have a projection. I've got to go to Wolf -- Wolf.
BLITZER: We got a major projection right now. Take a look at this.
Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger will be the next United States senator from the state of Colorado. Defeating the Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. A major, major win for the Republicans.
Chris Frates is standing by, he's over at -- he's standing by in Colorado. He's over there at Cory Gardner headquarters. I don't know if the folks there yet know about our projection, Chris,
but this is something they're going to be thrilled when they hear about it.
CHRIS FRATES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This is huge for Colorado, Wolf. This is the first time a Republican has won the Senate race statewide in Colorado since 2002. The Republicans in Gardner's camp felt like they had momentum on their side. Mark Udall felt like if he could get Democrats out late, they were counting on the young, Hispanic and women votes. And it looks like those votes just didn't come through for them tonight.
There was too much riding against them with the president's unpopularity here in Colorado. Republicans felt like they felt very strong going into this race. El Paso, Douglas Counties turned out for them. And swing counties like Jefferson, Arapahoe, Larimer, also coming out for Cory Gardner.
And remember, Gardner is from rural Colorado. He's looked at as a son of rural Colorado here. And those districts, I think, when the night is through is going to have to come out very big for Cory Gardner.
Big night for Colorado. And a big night for control of the United States Senate -- Wolf.
BLITZER: Yes, because that magic number is now down to one. The Republicans now only need a net gain of one. They started the night with six. They needed a net gain of six. Then five, four, three, two. Now it's down to one with this Republican pickup.
Here's where it stands right now. There will be at least 47 Republicans in the next United States Senate, 42 Democrats, 51 they need the Republicans to be in the majority but there are still several yellow states out there as you can see undecided in those states. We'll see what happens, for example, in Kansas if the Republican incumbent Pat Roberts can hold on. If he doesn't hold on, then that number might fluctuate.
But once again in Colorado CNN project Cory Gardner, the Republican opponent, the Republican opponent, will be the next United States senator. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, will lose. This is our projection. And that brings that magic number, net one, right now.
This is a significant development. Net one. There is other states, right now only one more net gain assuming they don't lose any Republican seats. The Republicans will have 51. They will be the majority in the United States Senate.
John King, Colorado. Let's take a closer look. How did Cory Gardner do it.
KING: Let's switch out the maps. And I'll take you there. Let's bring up this map instead then we'll come back and look at the balance of power. Colorado red. Isn't that interesting? Right. Especially President
Obama won it twice. Democrats were so confident in the ground operation here. Republicans out-hustled them in the early voting. And they kept their margin. Democrats caught up late in past elections.
How did he do it? Number one, as Chris Frates was just noting -- let me turn this off -- El Paso County. This is Colorado Springs. Evangelical voters, rural voters. More Latinos moving in. It's becoming more competitive. But this is the Republican base. The Colorado Springs, El Paso County area, you've got to run off the margins. That's what Cory Gardner did in the Republican areas.
But Kent Buck did that in 2010. What he failed to do was win up here in the Denver suburbs. Adams County, you're just winning. But this is what matters. Close presidential elections, close competitive statewide elections, you got to hold your own in these fast growing suburbs. Cory Gardner at the moment ahead in Adams County. At least that's all he needed to do was break about even. And he gets it.
In Arapahoe, he's ahead by a little bit more. When you come over here to Jefferson County, Golden, Colorado, area right here, again Cory Gardner winning just barely but that's what it takes to upset this. In Denver City, Mark Udall, nearly 70 percent of the vote. What you have to do is to win in the suburbs. And then out in the rural areas.
This -- when I was out there, Wolf, to the conversation they're having across the room earlier, Ed Perlmutter, the Democratic congressman from right here in the suburbs, he thought Mark Udall was just dead wrong. He said yes, there's a dissatisfaction with the president out here. But have the president come out and say blame me, don't blame Mark Udall. Ed Perlmutter thought that would make a difference. The Udall campaign clearly disagreed in part because the president is so popular in the west and in the east, where you see all this red filling in.
But this is a very impressive victory for Cory Gardner. And there's a lot of controversy. The Tea Party members were a little upset out here when Cory Gardner was handpicked. The other guys were pushed out. It is a ratification of the Republican establishment strategy to clear the field for their favorite candidates.
BLITZER: Mainstream Republican will be the next senator from the state of Colorado.
We've got a key race alert that I want to update you with right now.
All right. Let's start in Virginia. 92 percent of the vote is in. The Republican, Mark Warner. Look at this. Only -- excuse me, the Democrat Mark Warner, $2,435 advantage over Ed Gillespie. All of a sudden, the Democratic incumbent senator takes a slight, very slight lead over Ed Gillespie who's been running a very, very tough battle. 92 percent of the vote is in.
Look at how close it is. More than two million votes cast in Iowa, 20 percent of the vote is in. Bruce Braley, the Democrat, he's slightly ahead of Joni Ernst right now by 22,994 votes. 20 percent of the vote in. No projection in Iowa yet.
Let's go to Kansas. No projection there yet, either. Almost half of the vote is in. Pat Roberts, the longtime Republican incumbent, he's ahead by about 20,000 votes over Greg Orman, the independent candidate, 50-45 percent.
No projection in North Carolina. Look at this. Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger, he is slightly ahead by 33,700 over Kay Hagan. 86 percent of the vote in North Carolina is in. Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger, slightly ahead.
In Georgia no projection there yet either. 64 percent of the vote is in. But David Purdue, the Republican candidate is ahead of Michelle Nunn, the Democrat, 57-41 percent. If he goes on to maintain a 50 percent advantage, 50 percent plus one, there will not be a runoff.
Let's see what happens there in Florida. Still very, very close. 97 percent of the vote is in. Rick Scott has an 81,000 vote advantage over the Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist. Wow.
Let's take a look, John King, at Virginia right now because this is going back and forth. Gillespie was ahead, now 92 percent of the vote is in. Mark Warner is very, very slightly the Democratic senator. Slightly ahead of Ed Gillespie.
KING: 2400 votes, 92 percent of the vote in. We told you earlier we were waiting for what? We told you we're waiting for the rest of Fairfax County. That's where the difference came. Mark Warner made it up in Fairfax County over Cory. But here's the hard part for the Warner campaign. They made it up. But 100 percent of Fairfax County is now in. So that was the key to catching up --
BLITZER: What about Arlington and Alexandria?
KING: The question -- Arlington is at 98 percent. So a few more votes there. Again if the margins hold up, Mark Warner will come out a little bit there. Alexandria is 100 percent in. There are few votes left out here I believe. 98 percent.
BLITZER: Let's go to Norfolk right there. Let's see what happens.
KING: In Prince William County. You move down the Norfolk area, those votes are in. If you come down here you're 100 percent. In Norfolk County, you're also 86 percent. This is hope for Ed Gillespie. He is running strong in the naval areas here along Virginia Beach. He is ahead, so there's a chance. We got to wait. We have to count until the end here, but if you're in the Warner campaign, you are waiting for the Washington suburbs. They're just about all in, some votes to come.
The Fairfax County now at 100 percent, a 2,400-vote lead, this one is going down to the end. This one is going to wait. And again, you get to a situation like this, you could have lawyers and recounts. But let's wait. Let's see. Some of these are smaller counties, most are at 100, but I found a few ticking around earlier, still in the 97s, so there could be a few votes out there. This one here could be a couple of hundred more votes for Ed Gillespie.
BLITZER: How about Richmond?
KING: Richmond area was coming in. I believe we had that in earlier, let's check that, yes, 100 percent here. Let's check out the suburbs, into the city itself, 98 percent in Richmond City. So potentially, a bit of a path for Mark Warner there. If you are looking at it, a couple of places that are larger areas where Democrat votes, but still some Republican areas as well. We are going to go to 100 percent on this one.
BLITZER: It's only 3,000 votes. Not much. Let's go to North Carolina right now.
KING: You dropped back right down, and welcome to another one. Thom Tillis at the moment is ahead, 49 percent to 47 percent, we are at 88 percent, 88 percent. And what do we got there? Five and -- 5 and 30. So about 37,000 vote lead. I have that math right? See if high school pays off. So now, let's look, 88 percent in Cumberland county. Again, if you're looking for baskets of votes are, Democratic votes there, this is the biggest one we were looking at earlier, only up to 52 percent. So we still got some votes...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Got hope.
BLITZER: She got hope. It is half the vote in this largely Democratic county.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She is winning, 60-40. So if that margin holds up and you know, you've don't know what precincts are up, you don't know how many mass votes you will get, total votes, but if margins hold up, that's a big basket for votes here and that is the concern for the Tillis campaign. If you start to go around, these smaller conservative counties who are at 100 percent, you are at 100 percent. You are at 100 percent. You see that pretty much throughout the state. That by no means, it means Hagan will catch up and win. It just means you have places where you do have bigger baskets. You do have bigger opening down here Thom Tillis is winning to the South, Kay Hagan is winning to the north. We'll see how this one plays out in a smaller county down here.
But again, going to the wire in yet another race in this part of the country, it is fascinating to watch and then you pull out, here's another one we are keeping an eye on. This one -- this one I think is potentially the surprise of the night. Not just the David Purdue who had a slump has come back to take the lead here, but it is possible that we avoid a runoff in Georgia. But I say possible, two-thirds of the vote, 65 percent, and we still have, I believe, Fulton County is starting to come in, but just 56 percent of the vote. Michelle Nunn winning by the margin she needs to, and the question is
the turnout high enough? The percentage is where she needed to be, is the turnout high enough? Let's just check around the Atlanta suburbs a little bit, 34 percent of vote here. So we still have some math to do in the state of Georgia as this comes in. But it is filling in a way that has to have them optimistic at Purdue headquarters, but still some math to be done. If you want to go there, we can go there.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I want to go with Miguel Marquez. He is joining us from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Very close race over there. What are you learning, Miguel?
MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A very close race. This is Forsythe County, which is the fourth largest trench of votes here in North Carolina. I can tell you that 83 of the 101 precincts in this county are now reporting. Hagan has 46,254, Thom Tillis had 37,092, so she is up at 44 percent, he is at 43 percent. It's been that sort of spread most of the night. It's been tightening up a little bit, but there are still several precincts to be reported. You can see the folks behind me here. They are bringing in the cards from the different precincts. They are reporting them out. I think we are actually getting brand new numbers now. I can tell you that 93 percent of the 101 precincts are counted. Hagan is up 52.8 percent to Tillis at 44.24 percent. That's 49,670 votes for Hagan to 41,606 for Thom Tillis. We are getting very, very close in this county, but as Jon has been mentioning, Mecklenburg County, still a lot of votes out there to count.
BLITZER: All right, Miguel Marquez in North Carolina for us. We'll stay in close touch with you. Anderson, that magic number for the Republicans, now they need another net gain of one. They started the night with six, now it is down to one, and some of the races are close.
COOPER: Incredibly close indeed. We are also joined by some new analysts and reporters, Dana Bash is joining us as well as Candy Crowley. Candy, what do you make of how tonight is going so far?
CANDY CROWLEY, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: Probably better than we thought for Republicans what we heard yesterday. Oh, really close. Democrats still have a chance. I'm not sure even the Democrats believe that. This looks like a really good night. The question always was yeah, we think Republicans will take control of the senate but by how much? And I think that now is the big question. What any their margin? And their margin looks like it will be pretty good.
COOPER: Dana Bash.
DANA BASH, CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Absolutely. I mean, the question now I think at this point is going to be Iowa. Are we going to be able to -- looks like the margins are in the Republican' favor, I will just say that I just came from the Democratic headquarters. They're sweating. They're definitely sweating Virginia. They can put that in their rear-view mirror now, but they are very aware of the fact that this is always going to be a tough night. I think a couple of hours ago, what they have their modeling, they have their returns, and put them together, it was clear what was going to happen.
COOPER: A cliffhanger in Virginia right now, 2,400 votes or so separating Mark Warner from Ed Gillespie. Mark Warner had just 2,435 votes ahead. With 92 percent of the vote counted. We're watching that closely. We'll have more from our panel, more from the magic wall and Wolf Blitzer ahead.
BLITZER: We have major projections right now. Take a look at this. We predict, David Perdue, the Republican will be elected United States senator from the state of Georgia, defeating Michelle Nunn, the Democrat. This is not a pick up for the Democrats, this is actually the Chambliss seat. He is retiring long-time Republican, but David Perdue will win, and there won't be a runoff in the state of Georgia because he will win by more than 50 percent of the votes. Right now, with 67 percent of the votes in, he has 57 percent, 41 percent for Michelle Nunn. David Perdue we project will be the next United States senator from the state of Georgia.
Let's go to Perdue headquarters. Kyra Phillips is standing by. I don't know if the club is there yet have heard our projection. Once they do, you are going to hear a lot of noise over there.
KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Wolf. Let me tell you they did have CNN on the screen a couple of hours ago. Unfortunately, everyone was paying attention. So you heard, roars from the crowd when the races were called. Now, at the moment, it has been turned. We are looking at the Georgia election results on the screen, but not everybody is able to see it. So we are waiting for reaction from the crowd as soon as they hear. Believe me, you will hear it.
Now, here what is interesting, Wolf is that this is really pretty much unexpected. According to everybody here in the crowd, they were keeping positive. They were talking about, you know, foreseeing a 50 plus one win, and not having to go into a runoff, but kind of behind the scenes, folks here were concerned because if you were following the polls. Perdue was up, you know between 1 to 4 points. But so far, as you have seen, it's been quite a difference by -- by what you have called. So we are still waiting to get reaction from the crowd. From what I understand, David Perdue is here. He is just outside of the ballroom. He is being kept in a back room. And we are being told that he will come in as soon as it is announced. And you will get a reaction here from the crowd. This has been a tight race as you know, Wolf, for a number of weeks now. Perdue went out in the past weeks, 65 cities, Georgia cities, within 10 days, hoping to make round or -- or yeah. I hear he is going to be coming in. I'm going to go and toss it back to you, Wolf.
BLITZER: All right, Kyra. Thanks very much, Kyra. He is over at David Perdue headquarters in Atlanta. Let's take a look where the map stands right now in this race for the majority, for control of the United States senate.
Right now, 48 Republicans are guaranteed they will be in the next U.S. senate compared to 42 Democrats, you need 51. Once again, the Republicans are getting closer and closer to that magic number. But there are still several yellow states you see on the map there where the votes remain outstanding. Some of those very, very tight contests right now. We're staying on top of all of this.
In the meantime, let's go to Jake Tapper. He has got a prediction I think as well. Hold on. Hold on, one second. We're not going to go to Jack Tapper yet. We have something else to report. Let's go to John King for a second. John, this balance of power right now, Republicans are getting closer and closer to becoming the majority in the, in the U.S. senate, but they're not there yet.
KING: Right. Your map up on big wall has the races we've all called. What I have done here is allocate some races we are pretty certain, almost all but certain. Oregon for example, we've given to the Democrats, Idaho we've to the Republicans, Montana we have given to the Republicans here. We have already called that one as you look through. If you allocate the states, 99.999 percent certain about what is going to happen. Here is where you are actually.
Colorado now in the Republican column, the Republicans are at 49. Given what is going to happen in Idaho, Democrats are at 45. Here is what Mitch McConnell is thinking right now, and here is what the Republican leadership is thinking right now, Wolf. They are thinking that on a night where you are winning Colorado, you are not going to lose Alaska. So they think that will happen. We will count votes until sun up on that one. That's what Republicans think will happen. They think at the moment after a very big scare, they think Pat Roberts is going to hold on in winning Kansas. We are not there yet in the vote count. That's what they think at Republican headquarters.
They also think that they're about to win the state of Iowa. We're watching the results here. We have a long way to go in the count. Republicans are hyperconfident they are going to win the state of Iowa. And they believe in a runoff and our exit poll shows at least at the moment, that Mary Landrieu would lose to Bill Cassidy in a runoff. We got a month of campaining there, five or six weeks. But this is what they think at Republican headquarters. They think actually that not only are they going to take the majority, they're going to take it with at least 52 or 53 seats, and the possibility of adding as we wait for North Carolina and Virginia.
Their expectation is that Mark Warner will hold on for a narrow win here. But they're watching this with great anticipation. The North Carolina race is just tight to the very end. At Republican headquarters, in a whole debate, they think they're going to end the cycle, this cycle including January 6th runoff in Louisiana. They think they will end the cycle at 53, possibly 54.
BLITZER: That would be pretty impressive for the Republicans, I must say. Let's go to Jake Tapper. He has a major projection. Jake.
TAPPER: That's right, Wolf. This is what you projected. David Perdue will be the next senator Republican from state of Georgia. CNN projecting that incumbent Republican Governor Nathan Deal will be re- elected. He faced off a challenge from state senator Jason Carter, a Democrat, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter. And predicting Nathan Deal will be re-elected the next governor of Georgia. Back to you, Wolf.
BLITZER: All right, Jake. Thanks very much. Now, let's take a look at where some of these close races stand right now. In Virginia, 92 percent of the vote is in. Look how close it is. More than 2 million votes counted, only 3,422 votes separate Mark Warner who is slightly ahead. He is the Democratic incumbent against the Republican challenger, Ed Gillespie. Look at this, 48.8 percent to 49.7 percent, there is still 8 percent of the vote left out there to be counted.
In Kansas right now, also close. Pat Roberts does have a 28,000 vote margin ahead of Greg Orman, the independent senate challenger to Pat Roberts, 51 percent of the vote in. So you have almost half the votes outstanding. This is a race that Republicans really want to win, Pat Roberts there, but Greg Orman has run an impressive campaign as the independent. He hasn't said if he would caucus with Democrats or Republicans if elected. Right now, he has to be elected. Doesn't look like with half of the vote in, that may not necessarily happen, but we will wait until all the votes are in.
In Iowa right now with third of the votes in, and Bruce Braley, the Democrat, has a slight advantage, over the Republican Joni Ernst, 52 percent, 45 percent. Bruce Braley up by 23,600.
In North Carolina, 93 percent of the votes are in, and Thom Tillis the Republican challenger to Kay Hagan has about 53,000 vote advantage over Kay Hagan, 47 percent for her, 49 percent for Thom Tillis.
Let's update Florida right now because this has been ape very close race as well. The governor's race in Florida, Rick Scott, he has got nearly 80,000 vote advantage with 90 percent of the vote in. That's not over with yet, Rick Scott 48 percent. Charlie Crist, the Democratic challenger, 47 percent. So it is looking pretty good for Rick Scott. But they still got a bunch of votes that they got to count. We have not been able to make a projection in Florida yet. Let's go back to Anderson and his team over there. Anderson, let's talk about some of the biggest surprises of the night.
COOPER: That's right. And certainly, a lot of folks are looking at Virginia. I am joined now by Van Jones, Ana Navarro, Paul Begala, not Paul Begala.
ANA NAVARRO: All white guys look the same.
COOPER: For you, Van, what's the biggest surprise?
VAN JONES: Well, it is one thing to know that you have got the six- year curse out there. You are going to suffer these losses. People are emotional. It's hard to see this go down. I am proud of Al Franken. We haven't talked about Al Franken. Al Franken barely swept by six years ago, he stuck to his guns. He is in there. Warner, being this close to possibly losing, I think is the biggest shock. Because Virginia is something that, as an Obama guy, I feel so proud of our record there. COOPER: Let's look at the numbers in Virginia. Right now, you have
Mark Warner ahead by just 3,400 votes with 92 percent in. But Ed Gillespie has ran a good campaign.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A couple of big surprises. One of the biggest surprises tonight is Ed Gillespie.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And the fact that he was able to put this together, make it real, and then enough votes are still out, he could win.
COOPER: Yeah, it's crazy.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Depending where they're coming from. And second I think, Pat Roberts. Despite lots of mistakes is probably going to methodically work his way back in, and that is a place that absorbed time and energy. And I think you have to give a lot of credit to the Reince Priebus in the Republican National Committee. They looked at the 2012 results and said, technologically out of step, we don't have enough inclusion for women and minorities and young people. We don't have a field operation. You go across this country today, if they can continue this into 2016, they have hand opportunity to really make a huge.
NAVARRO: That is an untold story.
COOPER: The losing candidate -- if they lose by less than 1 percent can request a recount, which certainly could be viable.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Probably either one will. I think you don't know how many vote are out, military or our veterans. Those groups are going very heavily against Warner. And so, I think Gillespie in the play.
COOPER: Republicans need net gain of one seat to win control of the U.S. senate. Can Democrats hang on in Virginia, a race that wasn't supposed to be this close? Senator Mark Warner inching ahead (inaudible) challenger Ed Gillespie. We've been talking about election night far from over, a lot ahead. We will be right back.
BLITZER: We got a key race alert. Let's check it out right now. In Virginia, 92 percent of the vote is in. Mark Warner, the incumbent Democrat has a slight advantage, 3,422 votes out of more than 2 million cast. Look at this. 48.8 percent for Warner to 48.7 percent for Ed Gillespie, the Republican challenger, former chairman of the Republican national committee. Still 8 percent of the vote out there, so we have not able to make a projection in Virginia.
In New Hampshire, we did project that Jeanne Shaheen, the incumbent Democrat --Jeanne Shaheen will be re-elected. She is ahead right now with 78 percent of the vote in, 2,223 votes, but Scott Brown, the Republican challenger, he is not ready to concede. It is still close 50.3 percent to 49.7 percent, 78 percent of the votes. Let's go to Michelle Kaczynski. She is over at Jeanne Shaheen headquarters in New Hampshire. Scott Brown not ready to concede. Michelle.
MICHELLE KACZYNSKI: Right. In fact, they were talking about a recount when I just spoke to them about 15 minutes ago. What is so fascinating about this, and that this race was, beginning to be projected hours ago. Hours ago. They were celebrating in the air. Talk of Jeanne Shaheen coming out and giving an address, hours ago. That has been delayed and delayed because we have seen the numbers change dramatically. Now, we are seeing the latest here. We are just showing you that gap is widening a bit. And we are talking about, 2,000 votes at this point. That's because within the last half-hour, that margin was down to about 400 votes with 70 percent of them in. So the Brown campaign is saying look, we know that some of those townships, people are saying, they're heavily Democratic. So, yeah, that gap could still widen in favor of Senator Shaheen, though they're also saying there are Republican townships out there that also have not been counted. So, at this point, neither campaign has called the other, and the Brown campaign is not giving in yet. Wolf.
BLITZER: All right, Michelle. Still, Jeanne Shaheena, we projected she will win. She is ahead by 2,223 votes, 50.3 percent to 49.7 percent over Scott Brown. I want to quickly go to John King over here. This New Hampshire contest, there is still what, 22 percent of the vote out? Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, he is not conceding at least not yet.
KING: So all the speeches are on hold. Everybody studying the map just like we are. And they're calling their people in the counties. A couple things to look at, 78 percent of the vote in. So you are looking what's left. Shaheen, is going to look out here, Dartmouth College and (inaudible). She is going to think up here, that's going to fill in blue, I've got some more votes here. But to Michelle's point, if you are Scott Brown, you are looking at this. You are looking at (inaudible) right here which is an area he thinks he is going to win tonight. If he thinks he is going to win it by a decent margin, we will see if he does.
But the reason they're waiting, you have 0 percent of the votes. So they're waiting for that one to come in. Pull the map out a bit. Bring it up. Stretch it out. You come out to this part of the state. You have keen (ph) right here, another area where he expects to win. You have none of the votes in. You still have some of these places have small vote counts. But I will give you an example what to look at. If you are the Shaheen campaign, you are looking, we will run something like President Obama won. And all this fills in. A lot of blue. A lot of blue fills in on the western part of the state. Enough blue fills in at the bottom. They think they will win like President Obama. If you are Scott Brown, maybe I can do (inaudible) did, I can win much more down hear and take my share of the vote out here. And so that's the competition right now.
What is the electorate like today? And again, as you look now what are left out, these are places in the past have voted Democrat for president, voted Republican for senate. So they're left out there. There are more than enough votes out there for Scott Brown to make up the difference. But the question is does he get them? That is the reason you will not get a speech from Scott Brown for a while. And he's not only talking to his county, and his city people, he is talking his lawyers. And they're going to wait especially we talked earlier to night how key it was for Scott Brown to run it up along the Massachusetts border. In most of the places he is doing what he needs to do. Nashville is a more Democratic area there. Let's just see how he is doing there, for the sake, see how he is doing for the margins. You can get a clue there. That's not bad. If you are the Republican candidate in Nashville, which is a more -- passes for urban in that part, in New Hampshire, about, 53-47, it's not bad. They're looking at numbers across the areas and saying you know what? We are meeting targets and our projections, why am I going to concede with the open area on the map?
BLITZER: Yeah, you still got 21 percent of the vote outstanding Scott Brown is just a little bit behind 3,000 votes. Right now, Jeanne Shaheen, Democratic incumbent.
KING: Now, it is an incredibly close race. It is amazing as you pick a governor's race, pick a key senate race, race to race to race, to the point, (inaudible) your vote counts. You don't think your vote counts, you are wrong.
BLITZER: Your volt is counting in New Hampshire. They're still counting those votes in New Hampshire right now. So, she is holding off. She's holding off on making any statement until he concedes. Let us go to Virginia once again right now because this is an incredibly close race as well. Look at this.
KING: Ninety three percent. What are we looking out there? It says 9,000 votes, not that high. So you're looking here what's left out. We've talked about this all night long. You're looking to try and find out the few votes that are left. Well, Virginia Beach here, Ed Gillespie was down early, and then came back. He is running 51 to 46, still got a big chunk of the votes out here, 14 percent of the votes not in here. If this margin continues, you're never sure it will, but if the margin continues roughly in the ballpark, guess what? That's a decent basket of votes for Ed Gillespie in the area.
You come next door, Democratic stronghold. Norfolk, 100 percent in. You keep moving up the coast, 100 percent in. Are there still votes out there for Democrats? Sure. We can look at a place here, there is 100 here, there is 97 here. So there's a small basket of Democratic votes still here where Mark Warner is ahead, 54 to 42.
And I was looking around a little bit earlier, let's see if it is still the case. Right up here along the border, small county, but a Republican county, Ed Gillespie is getting 67 percent of the votes. It is now up at 100 percent. That's at 90-something a bit earlier. So, more and more, we are getting close to 100.
For the Warner campaign, big baskets of votes, big basket votes right here, they're in, they're all in. And they're all in. And they're all in. So around the Washington suburbs where they have the biggest most reliable Democratic vote, that vote is in. Again, no matter how this one goes, Ed Gillespie ran strong. He was competitive in the suburbs, very strong in ex-urban areas. Again, a lot of people thought this state had gone blue. Ed Gillespie is making a statement, "Oh, no, it hasn't."
We'll see how it ends up in the end here. Again, as we watch, I keep checking these counties to see if these votes come back. Wolf