NEW YORK — It took me an hour and fifteen minutes to vote today in New York City. This was in the middle of the day, when most people are at work, and my line was by far the shortest I had seen walking by five or six polling stations in a state that does not matter. I can only imagine the absolute chaos at polling stations at 7:30 pm in places like Canton, Ohio or Miami, Florida. Don’t be surprised if you see multiple court orders holding voting open longer than expected tonight.
And that might be the only real reason why this election will not be called earlier than a third grader’s bedtime. As Ben Smith of Politico puts it:
The polls close at 7:00 Eastern in Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, and South Carolina, and anything other than a clean McCain sweep of those states likely means a short night.
Chuck Todd has a comprehensive schedule by state.
And Jonathan Martin writes up the counties to watch.