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Hour-by-hour guide to election night

Nate Silver, the guy who runs my favorite poll aggregator/electoral projector, Five Thirty Eight, has written an hour-by-hour guide to election night for Newsweek.

6 PM EST. Polls close in portions of Indiana and Kentucky:

If for some reason [Indiana] is called before 7 PM for John McCain, that probably means we're in for a long night. If, on the other hand, the state is called for Obama in the first hour after the polls close, that could indicate that the force of Obama's field operation has been underestimated, and that McCain is in for a catastrophically poor evening.

Great stuff. I'm really hoping I'm feeling comfortable enough to uncork the champagne by 9:30 PM Central...

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