31 precincts left in North Dakota. That includes some in Grand Forks, Williams, Mckenzie, Dunn and Mercer, and all of Barnes, Griggs and Oliver.
Heitkamp's lead is approximately 3,400 votes.
While it looks like Nate Silver nailed the national electoral map this year, his prediction for the North Dakota Senate seat doesn't seem likely to be quite as close. He had Berg at 52.8 percent. He has 49.18 percent with more than 90 percent of precincts reporting.
With 388 precincts in, Heitkamp leads by more than 4,000 votes.
Measure 5 was defeated, about 65 to 35.
Nope, it won about 67 to 33.
I wish I could answer that, Dusty. Actually, if I could answer it, I'd be in bed by now. There are still 38 precincts left to be counted, though Heitkamp has the lead by more than 4,000 votes.
Measure 1 eliminates a poll tax as a possibility under the state constitution. (poll taxes are illegal) It passed, with more than 88 percent in favor so far.
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.
The remaining precincts are in fairly low-population counties.
Mitt Romney is addressing the crowd at his headquarters in Boston.
I wish I knew, Mike. I wish I knew.
A few more precincts just came in
Now there are 395 precincts reporting. Heitkamp has 50.56 percent to Berg's 49 percent.
Many people think the race will have to be recounted, so even if the remaining 31 precincts come in in the next few minutes, we might not know the end result for awhile.