Live Blog: Election Day On Twitter – Data, Media Bias, Fun Stuff

The Campaign Update Election Day Preview Live Blog

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Note:  I will be live-blogging election results on a new thread starting at 6:00 p.m. Central Time.]

Check in here throughout the afternoon for further updates.

UPDATE @4:20 CT:

Ok, I’m going to close this one down right here.  Will start this evening’s open thread at 6:00 CT sharp – please join me and offer comments and information as you find it.  Thanks.


UPDATE @4:10 CT:

The folks at have a really nice piece on when the polls in every state close and what to watch for when they do…


UPDATE @3:55 CT:

Not good news for Dean Heller out in Nevada…

UPDATE @3:10 CT:

Michael Newton with some more good early voting data…


UPDATE @2:20 CT: 

Nate Silver’s weighs in with its final “blue wave” prediction…

It’s fair to note that 538 also gave Hillary Clinton better than a 70% chance of winning the presidency on Election Day 2016.

538 also provides this interesting look-back at previous mid-term outcomes…


UPDATE @ 2:00 CT:

Final AZ early voting numbers are in, and they look good for McSally…

Michael Newton, who everyone would do well to follow on Twitter, makes a great point here…

Another tweeter everyone would to well to follow, au ng, has final Early Voting numbers from Florida, and again, they are very positive for the GOP…


UPDATE @12:30 CT:

Man, nobody would have ever guessed this would happen.  Oh, wait…

What?  Climate Change is not at the top of everyone’s mind today?  How can this be?

UPDATE @12:22 CT:  Trafalgar with some more final polls…



Noon, CT:  Let’s start with some key data points that have come across the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed today….

The Republican polling firm Trafalgar Group releases its final Florida poll this morning, and it is glorious if accurate:

Trafalgar was also the last firm to poll the Texas senate race…

Man, if this TargetSmart bunch has an accurate means of estimating early vote turnout, this is going to be an epic Red Wave.  TargetSmart, by the way, is a Democrat polling firm…

In Phoenix, Republicans are doing better in every city ward than they did in 2016. Bad news for nutjob Democrat Kyrsten Sinema…

This just happened in the world of media bias…

Ok, this is funny.  And sadly accurate…


That is all, for now.


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8 thoughts on “Live Blog: Election Day On Twitter – Data, Media Bias, Fun Stuff

  1. Ricky D Church - November 6, 2018

    I am smack dab in the middle of rural Alabama and yes I know we are a sure thing. The point is we have never had to stand in line at our polling station before but we did this morning. And, folks kept coming through the door. If this kind of turn out continues it will be a good day.

    1. David Blackmon - November 6, 2018

      Glad to hear it, Ricky. Thanks for that info.

    2. Mark F. - November 6, 2018

      That is a good sign Ricky, I think the silent majority is going to overwhelm the blue ripple – fingers crossed U.S.A.

  2. Mark F. - November 6, 2018

    I am just leaving to meet my wife and son to go vote to make Minnesota Red!! M.A.G.A.

  3. Stephen Lewis - November 6, 2018

    Short line with state ID requirement to vote in Edmond, OK. No blue wave here

  4. Kevin Cowlishaw - November 6, 2018

    Got my java, phone’s off, doors locked, dogs roaming the perimeter. All set for the evening. Remembering those brave souls at 9/11 who said “Let’s roll”

  5. Mark F. - November 6, 2018

    What’s the situation in the Eastern time zone?

  6. Mark F - November 6, 2018

    What’s happening on the East Coast?

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