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Election update 8:08 PM

According to various news sources Gov. Romney has gained the support of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas,  Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Mississippi.
President Obama has gained the support of New York, New Jersey and Michigan.  He is also leading in seven of the nine battleground states.
The current electoral count puts Gov. Romney ahead of President Obama in the electoral vote count 152-123.  One of the candidates must receive 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
Virginia has stopped reporting election results because hundred of thousands of voters are still in line.  Voting was supposed to end at 7 p.m., but officials say all the people currently in line will be able to vote.
40 of the 50 states have closed their precincts.
Follow conservative columnist @tgwinford and liberal columnist @phillmccausland for up to the minute news and election analysis.