Early reports indicate that voters are turning out in high numbers in some red states and urban areas today. The reports are anecdotal, however, and full turnout numbers won't be available until after the polls close.
Nate Silver, polling analyst for the New York Times, made fun of the initial turnout reports on Twitter, saying they're "anecdotal and completely speculative gossip." But the unreliability of impressionistic accounts doesn't stop candidates from arguing and worrying over what they might portend. In Pennsylvania, Republican Senate candidate Pat Toomey is disputing claims of high voter turnout in Philadelphia, since that could be to the advantage of his opponent, Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak. Meanwhile, Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons in Delaware is warning supporters that reports of low turnout could be bad news for his campaign against insurgent tea party nominee Christine O'Donnell.
And since for the rest of the country, imprecise accounts of turnout are all we have, our roundup of local reports on turnout around the country appears below:Read More »from Local news reports indicate high turnout in some states