Here’s why you’re in for a LONG night tonight (but also some good news) Nine Line News Team November 3, 2020 Nine Line News After months and months of ads, tweets, junk mail, yard signs and anxiety, we’ve finally made it to Election Day. What a crazy year 2020 has been so far! Between COVID angst, tension and unrest in major cities, lockdowns, hurricanes and wildfires, a lot of folks really, really just want this to all be OVER. Everything does eventually end, but it’s most likely we won’t know who the United States elected as its 46th president tonight…or even tomorrow. State totals won’t be official on election night — although major news outlets will begin making their projections, of course. However, everyone is expecting much slower counts this time around, due to COVID-related voting rules which expanded the number of mail-in ballots. Opening envelopes and checking signatures means it takes longer to record these votes. Add to that differing state rules. While Florida allowed counties to process ballots ahead of Election Day, Pennsylvania had to wait until THIS morning to start counting them. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has admitted,”We probably won’t know results on election night.” Experts predict as many as 150 million Americans may vote in this election, comprising 65 percent of eligible voters. That would mean the 2020 election has generated the highest turnout in percentage terms since 1908. Many states are already reporting unprecedented turnout, including Texas and Hawaii which have already exceeded their total 2016 turnout. No doubt about it. People are AMPED up about this one. And maybe that will help everyone stay up late, because lawd knows it’s going to be a long night. But here’s the good news. In honor of our vets, active duty military & LEO we’ll always be providing free coffee to y’all. So stop by our headquarters & we’ll hook you up! 450 Fort Argyle Rd, Savannah, GA, 31419 Here is the schedule for when polls close across the nation, along with the electoral college votes each state represents: Polls closing at 7 p.m. ET > Georgia (16 electoral votes) > Indiana (11) > Kentucky (8) > South Carolina (9) > Vermont (3) > Virginia (13) Polls closing at 7:30 p.m. ET > North Carolina (15) > Ohio (18) > West Virginia (5) Polls closing at 8 p.m. ET > Alabama (9) > Connecticut (7) > District of Columbia (3) > Delaware (3) > Florida (29) > Illinois (20) > Massachusetts (11) > Maryland (10) > Maine (4) > Missouri (10) > Mississippi (6) > New Hampshire (4) > New Jersey (14) > Oklahoma (7) > Pennsylvania (20) > Rhode Island (4) > Tennessee (11) Polls closing at 8:30 p.m. ET > Arkansas (6) Polls closing at 9 p.m. ET > Arizona (11) > Colorado (9) > Kansas (6) > Louisiana (8) > Michigan (16) > Minnesota (10) > North Dakota (3) > Nebraska (5) > New Mexico (5) > New York (29) > South Dakota (3) > Texas (38) > Wisconsin (10) > Wyoming (3) Polls closing at 10 p.m. ET > Iowa (6) > Montana (3) > Nevada (6) > Utah (6) Polls closing by the time a lot of people are just over it and going to bed 11 p.m. ET > California (55) > daho (4) > Oregon (7) > Washington (12) 12 a.m. ET Wednesday > Hawaii (4) 1 a.m. ET > Alaska (3) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.