Obama consistently outperforming Kerry.

Anderson Cooper is drawing counties more or less at random, and Obama is outperforming Kerry in all of them, from margins of 5-20%. Kerry only lost by 2.

SC called for McCain.

Ambinder reports that the Exit Poll Consortium has called Pennsylvania for Obama. CNN is being coy; with no actual returns in, they’re not calling it, but the hint is that the exits confirm the pre-election polls.

Axelrod on CNN says the only thing that worries him is that he can’t figure out what to worry about.

CNN calls NC Senate for Hagan.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: