Liveblog of primary election results

Hey all, welcome to the liveblogging of the primary election results. This is Zack, jk will be by shortly. We're stationed at Arnold's Bar downtown, from the Wulsin election watch party. No results have come in yet, but we'll keep everyone posted on the doings down here as the evening progresses.

7:49 p.m. - As you probably already know, Vermont went heavily for Obama by almost a 2-1 margin, so there's a solid delegate gain there for him. Buckeye State Blog is reporting some very tight exit polls out of Ohio and Texas. Looks like there's not going to be more than a point or two's difference between the two, which is going to make for a very long night.

7:54 p.m. - CNN's exit polls seem to be leaning towards Hillary. Almost 60% of the electorate was female, which helps her cause. Interestingly, Obama won over 60% of white women in Vermont.

8:03 p.m. - No results to come in for the 2nd district primary until 9:00, but the first results are coming in for the presidential race. Clinton leads Obama 56-42, with about 3,500 votes in so far. Still going to be a long one we think.

8:13 p.m. - jk here. WLWT is reporting Democratic ballot shortages in Clermont County. Could this be the Limbaugh-led plot to get Republicans to nominate Hillary? Stay tuned.

8:24 p.m. - Results are starting to trickle in from Texas, with Clinton up big on Obama, but only 0.27% of the precincts reporting so far. Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, bloggers are describing the voting as "total chaos". See, that's good to know that Ohio doesn't have a 100% monopoly on complete debacles of election processes.

8:38 p.m. - zm While we've got a few minutes, we'll be tracking Buckeye State Blog, Burnt Orange Report, Rhode Island Future, and the local polls on Also, if my Get Sports Info Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft ever gets moving, I'll make my 20th round selection on the liveblog as well. We're all about multi-tasking here.

8:58 p.m. - zm Hoping that results come in soon for Ohio; in the meantime, the aptly named band 2nd District is entertaining us with some jazz-like tunes.

9:08 p.m. - jk Our on-the-spot reporter at the Hamilton County Board of Elections reports that absentee ballots in the 2nd District Democratic Primary are running 73% Wulsin/18% Black and I guess the rest that truck driver.

9:15 p.m. - zm Shorter version of what happened in Sandusky County to delay poll closings: PC LOAD LETTER?! I'LL SHOW YOU PC LOAD LETTER!!!

9:17 p.m. - jk We have obtained live videos of the situation in Sandusky county.

9:22 p.m. - The folks at Burnt Orange are already making a grand statement, that Obama's built up too much of an early lead, and Clinton is struggling more than she should in predominately white areas. That's not a good sign there.

9:27 p.m. - zm Vic's just entered the building and is quite the ball of energy. Which is pretty good for someone that's probably spent the last 57 hours campaigning in the driving rain. In the meantime, the CPS school levy is failing badly (59-41). Not looking good for the future of Withrow football.

9:32 p.m. - jk More results from our on-the-spot report at the BOE.
Wulsin 20,929 / Black 11,098 total. Hamilton absentee ballots have been counted
up until Sunday and they're going Wulsin 3861 / Black 959.

9:38 p.m. - jk We have some more detailed results. Clermont County is almost completely in for the 2nd District race: 55% Wulsin, 32% Black, 13% Smith (or, as I like to call him, "None of the Above"). Brown in completely in, 48/37/15. Others are all absentee: Adams 52/33/15; Hamilton 80/20/0; Scioto 49/35/16; Warren 61/27/12; Pike no results yet.

9:50 p.m. - zm Wulsin campaign manager Josh Levin just entered the room, so he told me to say everything I say the rest of the evening.

10:00 p.m. - zm Updated polls: 57/30/13 Wulsin. This is just an amateur opinion, but the numbers (or the math, as is the trendy term) is not looking good for Black. He'd need to pull some fantastic numbers in Hamilton County (where the absentee vote is 80/20 Wulsin), or absolutely kill in Pike, Adams, and Scioto. I don't know how long he'll be able to hold out. UPDATE: jk just informed me that we have a projected vote count on hand, and at that rate Black would need to get somewhere around 80/85% of the remaining votes. Concession should be coming soon.

10:10 p.m. - zm OK, I'll say it. What the hell is going on down at the Hamilton County BOE??? It's past 10, and they only have 6% of the vote counted? The polls closed two and a half freaking hours ago! Why does this always happen? Why is this so consistently a problem here? Seriously, I'd love an answer, because it always seems like we end up being the laughingstock of the state that's the laughingstock of the country! Whew, off my soapbox now...

10:13 p.m. - jk This seems really unusual for Hamilton County. Zack and I were actually there a couple of years back and it seemed like we got pretty regular updates through the night. I do wonder what's going on. We're seeing tremendous turnout in Clermont County, easily twice the historic levels for primaries.

10:21 p.m. - jk The band has stopped playing and Vic has ascended the stage, accompanied by her family and key staff and volunteers. She's saying that the voters have rejected her opponent, and she'll be proud to go to Washington for the district. I think she's calling it.

10:33 p.m. - zm Now that is for all intents and purposes over, I think we can officially drop our impartiality in the 2nd district primary and say how happy we are that vic was able to win this race. I haven't seen a local primary ever get as ugly as this one did, and to a large part that just has to go on Steve Black. Every time I heard him speak, the man had no real plan to do anything different than what Wulsin would do, but I sure heard a lot of smears coming out of his camp. I hope that all of the money he threw into his own campaign was worth the 31% of the vote that he currently has. I can't imagine he's going to be very well liked in Democratic circles tomorrow or for a very long time.

10:40 p.m. - jk Steve Black just called Vic and conceded. We're still waiting for the call from Smith.

10:53 p.m. - jk Still waiting for the call from Smith.

10:59 p.m. - jk No call from Smith.

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