AP is calling South Dakota for Romney
Obama took New York; Romney wins Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Louisiana, Texas, North Dakota, and Michigan.
According to our mighty political reporter Kevin Woster, Matt Varileck has to be competitive in eastern South Dakota, and can't get stomped in the Black Hills.
A correction to an earlier post: Obama took Michigan.
With 59 of 735 precincts reporting, Noem has the lead.
Noem has almost 10,500 votes to Varileck's roughly 8,500 votes
Noem keeps her lead with 69 of 735 precincts reporting. Noem: 14,981 Varileck: 10,488
In South Dakota, Obama 9,989; Goode 162; Romney 15,024; Johnson 346 with 69 of 735 precincts reporting.
Kristi keeps her lead with 82 precincts reporting now. Noem: 17,134 Varilek: 12,249
How close do you expect the U.S. House race to be? Right now Noem has about 58 percent of the vote to Verilack's 41 percent
The latest presidential results:
Obama wins Illinois, Connecticut, Maine, Washington, D.C., Deleware, Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Michigan, New Jersey
Romney wins Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Alabama, Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Texas, North Dakota, Arkansas, Mississippi
If you look at the top of the chat, we've got an election result ticker.
Things aren't looking good at this point for the two education ballot questions - referred law 16 and initiated measure 15
. Does this surprise anyone?
Noem is leading by 19 percentage points with 143/735 precincts reporting.
@CAU I walked right in, but then I was the only one there. So that's sad.
We had a photographer in Whitewood tonight. They apparently almost ran out of ballots, but that's a different story.
We're still waiting on numbers for West River races.
Photo editor Kristina Barker is headed to the courthouse to see how the counting is going. I expect her to post a photo.
Noem holds onto that 19 point lead with 165 of 735 precincts reporting.