LIVEBLOG: Elections 2014

Stay tuned for the Office of Student Media’s coverage of the 2014 elections streaming live here and on local MCN channel 231.

6:10 p.m. — First polls close in Kentucky, according to the New York Times.

6:11 p.m. — Mitch McConnell (R) is leading the polls in Kentucky with less than 1% reporting, according to NYT.

6:27 p.m. — Huffington Post says the elections will cost $3.7 billion.

6:36 p.m. — OSM livestream is underway!

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6:43 p.m. — South Dakota’s results will be delayed an hour, to 10 p.m. according to NPR Politics.

6:50 p.m. — It’s possible though unlikely that the Senate could end up tied. Vice President Joe Biden would give the…

— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) November 4, 2014

7: 00 p.m.– Polls in Virginia have closed.

7:00 p.m. — OSMVotes host and IV Estate EIC Hau Chu, “the Republican war on women is a very real thing.”

7:01 p.m.– AP, NBC, ABC have called that Mitch McConnell has won the Senate election in Kentucky. According to NYT, McConnell is leading by 9.7% with only 4 % of the districts reporting.

7:03 p.m. — CBS has called Lindsay Graham (R) & Tim Scott (R) winners in the Senate for South Carolina.

7:05 p.m. — AP calls Nikky Haley (R) for Governor of South Carolina.

7:08 p.m. — D.C. and Maryland polls still open until 8 p.m.

7:10 p.m. — NBC exit polls show Obama approval at 44% and approval of Congress at 20%.

7:15 p.m. — Biggest diff b/w prez and midterm electorate has been young voters. In ’14 natl exit, 12% of electorate is 18-29, while 26% is 65+ (1/2)

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) November 5, 2014

But in 2012 exit poll, 19% of the electorate was 18-29, while just 16% was 65+ (2/2)

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) November 5, 2014

7:26 p.m. —  North Carolina State Board of Elections is holding an emergency meeting now – to decide extending poll closures in 3 counties.

— Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell) November 5, 2014

7:33 p.m.– CNN, AP, HuffPost have called Shelley Moore Capito (R) for West Virginia in the Senate. Capito will be the first female to represent West Virginia in the Senate.

7:35 p.m. — CNN reports that Republicans need 5  seats to take the Senate.

7: 40 p.m. —  Gillespie 55.8%, Warner 41.5%; 5.8% reporting in #VASen election. #election2014

— POLITICO (@politico) November 5, 2014

7:43 p.m.– AP reports  John Kasich (R) as winner for Governor of Ohio.

7:53 p.m. — Tim Scott (R-S.C.) becomes the first black senator to be elected by popular vote in the south.

7:56 p.m.– With 31 % reporting , Dave Brat (R) is leading with 62.3% in 7th district of Virginia, according to Politico. Brat beat incumbent Eric Cantor in the Republican primary earlier this year.

8:00 p.m. —  CBS, The Hill call win for Thad Cochran (R- Miss.) over  democrat Travis Childers.

8:07 p.m. —  AP calls Republican Bill Haslam (R) as Governor of Tennessee,  James Lankford (R) for Senate in Oklahoma.

8:10 p.m. — The Merten Hall precinct results show 141 votes for  Gillespie (R), 368 votes for Warner, 50 votes for Sarvis (L) and 9 write-in votes, according to a tweet by elections officer Donald Garrett.

8:20 p.m. — At GMU, Mark Warner (D) leads with 65% of the vote, followed by Ed Gillespie (R) with 24% and Robert Sarvis (L) with 9%.

8:30 p.m. — GMU 11th district results: Gerry Connolly (D) with 61%, Suzanne Scholte (R) with 30%, Joe Galdo (G) with 3%, and Marc Harrold (L) with 5%.

8:34 p.m. –Tom Cotton (R) beats incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor for Arkansas.

8:41 p.m. — Chris Coons (D) wins election to Senate for Delaware, according to AP.

8:42 p.m. — AP reports that Tom Wolf (D) winning election as governor of Pennsylvania.

8:44 p.m.  — NYT shows incumbent Kay Hagan (D) winning over Thom Tillis (R) in North Carolina.

8:51 p.m. — NYT calls incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) in New Hampshire.

8:54 p.m. —  With 74% of precincts in, Gillespie leads Warner 51-46%. But Cuccinelli looked equally good around the same time last year. #VASen

— Markus Schmidt (@MSchmidtRTD) November 5, 2014

8:59 p.m. — WTOP shows Barbara Comstock (R) ahead in Virginia 10th district.

9:01 p.m. — Fox DC reports 68% for marijuana legalization in D.C. and 32 % against.

9:01 p.m. — Twelve percent of voters were under 30 years old, according to NBC.

9:01 p.m. – The discussion continues at Keep up with @IVEstate for official results.