Election Night Resources for Political Junkies

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For those of you like us who are watching voting irregularities until the exit polls come in, and will watch exit polls until the real numbers come in, and will watch the numbers until the results come in…. here’s some stuff from around the web to fuel your obsession.

Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire has a list of poll closing times for each state in the country, with links to pages where you can get results.

The Wall Street Journal has made a handy scorecard [PDF] with the House and Senate races that will determine control of Congress.

And CBS has a neat article on how networks make each “call” that so many people tonight will exult/groan over.

More from Mother Jones as the day goes by.

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