Here’s what a tie in the presidential election might look like.
Here are the poll closings of states to watch (The Green Papers excellent chart is recommended. All times are CST–Wisconsin time.):
North Carolina – 6:30 PM (There is an option for polls to stay open till 7:30, but most rural places close at 6:30 PM, which is when the network’s may project.)
Virginia – 6 PM
Pennsylvania – 7 PM
Ohio – 6:30 PM
Florida – 6 PM (but don’t make the mistake the networks did in 2000 by forgetting the mostly Republican CST section of West Florida, which will close at 7 PM.)
Indiana – Who knows? The time zones are so crazy. The polls close at 5 PM in part of the state. Many will close at 6 PM.
If Obama gets any two of these states, McCain is in trouble. If he gets more, it’s landslide city with possibly a filibuster proof Senate.