Measure 2 requires officials to take an oath. (It's kind of a clean-up measure and doesn't change anything). It has 88 percent so far.
Oops, I made a mistake on the Measure 1 percentage - it's at 71 percent.
Measure 3 is a right to farm amendment to the state constitution. It has about 67 percent.
Measure 4 bans smoking in public places (including bars). It has about 67 percent.
Measure 5 would have added a felony animal cruelty statute. It only received 34.82 percent.
Anyone else getting tired of refreshing the Secretary of State's website? I know it will refresh itself, but I'm impatient.
The percentage of ballots, I believe, is an estimate based on the state's estimated population. Since many, many people don't cast ballots, that always looks bad.
AP just tweeted that Romney has conceded to Obama in a phone call.
The source for that was an Obama aide.
Mara or Jessica, have you guys heard anything about what is holding up the remaining precincts?
From the Twitterverse, it sounds like Romney will speak in about five minutes. So, if you want to see that, you might want to get to a tv channel or website where you can see it.
Jenny-- We don't know. But we'll see if we can figure it out.
Wow, thanks, guys! I am so impressed by the people still hanging out here and their thoughtful responses.
By the way, I used the current vote totals and did what Dale said to figure out whether there could be a recount. Unless my math is way off, the current results would not even be close to close enough for a recount.
I haven't heard anything, Tim. I hope we hear something soon so I can go to bed.
Thanks, Brittany. Now, get rid of that cold!
Good point, Fred. Does anyone know for sure if early/absentee ballots are included? Nick Smith, are you still in the newsroom?
I knew I spoke too soon. Just deleted my first comment of the day.
Hard to say, since it didn't get there, BizMarkie.
Pres. Obama and family on the state as he plans to give acceptance speech.