Let’s hope this one doesn’t drag on like Iowa last week (which on the Dem side really isn’t settled, and may never be).
Polls mostly close in the Granite State at 7 p.m., but some apparently stay open until 8. My memory is that results pour in pretty quickly. Hope so; not looking forward to the idea of another late night plus early morning drama plus days — or an eternity — of uncertainty.
FEB. 10, 9:20 A.M.: Nothing changed much in the rest of the counting overnight. Cruz, who was leading for third, took third by a decent margin, while Rubio’s fith-place finish came fairly close to Bush’s fourth. Christie, Fiorina and Carson were distant also-rans.
9:40 p.m.: Need to give up for the night due to feeling under the weather, but don’t see significant changes taking place from here on out. Cruz v. Bush for 3rd on the GOP side can certainly wait until the morning. Thanks to all who stopped by.
9:38 p.m.: Drudge headline linking to a NY Times item — “Hillary lost every demographic group except 65+ and incomes of $200,000+ …”
9:36 p.m.: CBS is giving 14 Dem delegates to Sanders, 7 to Clinton, and three haven’t been claimed yet.
9:34 p.m.: With 33 percent counted, Ace is showing Sanders with a 22-point lead over Hillary.
9:32 p.m.: The nets are declaring Kasich the GOP runner-up.
9:28 p.m.: Let’s not lose sight of the fact that Donald Trump has doubled every opponent tonight and won over one-third of the vote in an essentially 8-person field — reportedly with little to no ground game.
9:25 p.m.: With 31 percent counted, Cruz has a 275-vote lead on Bush, per Townhall.
9:23 p.m.: Cruz is ahead of Bush at Townhall, CBS and Ace’s place by tiny margins. Rubio is well on his way to finishing no better and no worse than 5th. Christie almost certainly won’t catch him, and Fiorina and Carson are miles behind.
9:18 p.m.: Ace is showing Sanders with a 20-point lead on Hillary with 30 percent counted. 9:20 p.m.: Make that 21 points.
9:16 p.m.: CBS is giving 10 delegates to Trump, 2 to Kasich, and one each to Bush, Cruz and Rubio. 8 have not been determined.
9:09 p.m.: The Hill has reported that Hillary Clinton conceded New Hampshire quickly — “in a memo.” Classy.
9:04 p.m.: CBS has Bush ahead of Cruz now, and Kasich down to 15 percent to Bush’s and Cruz’s 12 percent. Update: With about 21 percent counted, Cruz and Bush are now TIED. Townhall has the same numbers, but claims that 26 of the counting is done.
8:58 p.m.: At the 25 percent counted mark, Townhall has Bernie up on Hillary by 57.9-40.0.
8:53 p.m.: With almost 22 percent counted, Cruz is ahead of Bush by ONE vote.
8:50 p.m.: Townhall has Cruz barely ahead of Bush for 3rd.
8:47 p.m.: CBS also has Cruz in third. Kasich’s second-place cushion is about 4 percentage points, which appears comfortable — not quite enough to give him the sillver medal, but getting close.
8:41 p.m.: Townhall is still showing Bush in 3rd and Cruz in 4th with a percentage count similar to Ace’s. Go figure.
8:39 p.m.: Rubio appears destined to finish fifth, trailing the first four by a discernible amount, and ahead of the rest of the pack by a larger amount. But … it’s early.
8:35 p.m.: With 15 percent counted, Ace has Sanders up 59-40, and with 10.6 percent counted Trump is up on Kasich-Cruz-Bush by 34-16-12-11.7. Yes, Cruz is in third.
8:30 p.m.: Things are dragging at the moment. If there’s drama, it’s whether Cruz can catch Bush for third on the GOP side.
8:24 p.m.: Ace has almost 10 percent counted, and Sanders has 60 percent of the Dem vote. If he somehow holds there or does better, there’s no way to spin this other than as a resounding defeat for Hillary Clinton. Update: Even at 56 percent or so for Sanders, it would be a brutal humiliation for Mrs. Inevitable.
8:22 p.m.: Everyone seems stuck at about 9 percent counted, which is hardly a basis for anyone throwing in the towel officially, despite what the nets, Politico and AP might say.
8:17 p.m.: Drudge has Sanders up 56-42, Trump up on Kasich-Bush 35-16-12.
8:10 p.m: Politico and the TV networks have called the GOP race for Trump. How big the ultimate margin will be is important, as are the relative positions of the other players.
8:08 p.m: Politico and the TV networks have called the Dem race for Sanders. That obviously leaves the important question of how big the margin will be, but with the earliness of the call, it seems pretty likely that it will be in double digits.
8:05 p.m.: Drudge has Sanders up 53-40. (Where are the other 7 percent going?)
8:00 p.m.: Well, they’re off to a fast start. Ace has 8 percent of results in, with Sanders up 57-41 and Trump up on Kasich and Bush by 30-19-12.