On Election Day Tuesday, voters all across the US will be deciding the next President of the United States.
In New York, there will be 27 Congressional races. There are several major races to watch out for. Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillenbrand is up for re-election. Peter King—the staunch and sometimes controversial Republican representing the 3nd Congressional District (Nassau County in Long Island) is running in an re-election bid. Assemblywoman Grace Meng is running in her first Congressional race to represent the 6th Congressional District (Flushing and Bayside in Queens). Some may know of her father, Assemblyman Jimmy Meng who was arrested in July over federal bribery charges.
It all comes down to this night and it will be an exciting one!
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Update:12:25pm Still Romney campaign won't concede the Ohio vote.
Here's the rundown of the H.O.R. race in NY.
11:21pm That's a major validation of what people really want.
The Nat'l election count so far is: 229-190 in Obama's favor...yeah!
Watching #CNN, just watching John King is amazing...
wooh! CNN just projected Obama to win re-Election!! This is major!
Peter King -the very controversial Congressman and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is ahead of his opponent.
New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillenbrand wins her re-election bid at 65%! So far only 10.4% of votes are being reported in. Her opponent W.Long currently at 33.4%.
In the Congressional race, Grace Meng is at 72% and looks to be in a strong position to win the 6th district (Flushing/Bayside). She's an Assemblywoman and an early congradulations to her!
10:41 pm And a view from NY's #Democracy Plaza (previously Rockefeller Center). Wow, when did that happen?
So, looks like Democrat is so far ahead to have control of Senate but Republicans may hold majority on the House.
Pundits project that Republicans are going to lose the Senate.
10:06pm So Mitt really needs Florida to win just to play catch-up.
10:02pm: Here's the update so far.
158-154 (Obama to Romney).
9:51pm Richard Mourdock who was running for Indiana senator...has lost. If you'll remember, he made the following comment:
"I believe that life begins at conception. The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. I just struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God -- that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
And, here's why some politicians are seen as out of touch with the regular people. What do they think would happen making such uber-controversial statements?
9:47pm And to all the naysayers who think that millenials are disillusioned. Here's your proof that we're not! Where's the voter apathy?!
9:40pm Here's the national election update so far:
Straight from the headlines of Huffington Post...
9:32pm Just found out that Florida-is now 50-50 with Romney/Obama...Yikes. So, so close!
9:24pm Congrats! Tammy Baldwin won! She's the Democratic Congresswoman representing Wisconsin's 2nd district is now the --first LGBT Senator
9:20pm This is how I feel.....times 10.
9:10pm And...now a look at Twitterverse.
9:02pm MSNBC has the projected winner for NY to be Obama.
New York has 29 electoral votes.
8:52pm As some of you may or may not know, there's been a few instances of 'voter-jumping' (where voters select one candidate but the opponent is marked on the electronic voting machines).
Here's the Simpsons' video that saw this coming before Election Day.
8:48pm As to the national election, Huffington Post has a count of the electoral votes for Obama at 79 to Romney's 82...Still pretty close.
8:44pm Since polls in New York don't close until 9pm, we won't hear for a short while the actual numbers.
8:40pm Since New York is a solidly blue state, I don't really expect any major surprises and NY to go for the Obama vote.
8:38pm I just voted in my district. Wow, it's ....an experience. That's all I will say for now.