Obama Leads with 71.4% of the Vote

Obama 15, McCain 6. First Dem win there since Hubert Horatio Humphrey (and we all know how that turned out).

Meanwhile, polling places in NY and NJ have lines out the door. Guess they must be “battleground” states.

Update: Ooops. Lead already down to 66.7% of the vote (see link above). And Floyd Norris confirms that Brooklyn, too, is deluged with voters:

I went to vote this morning, arriving at the Caton School in Brooklyn at 5:55 a.m. I have been voting at that school’s gym since 1984, and have never had to stand in line behind more than one or two people.

This morning, there were about 90 people in line ahead of me, waiting for the polls to open at 6 a.m. Some had brought folding chairs.