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It's Election Night in many states across the country, and we're liveblogging the results of races large and small. The biggest contests are for governor in New Jersey and Virginia and mayor in New York City, but there are many other hotly contested elections that are up for grabs, including attorney general and the state House of Delegates in Virginia; a key state Senate seat in Washington; and mayoral races in Boston, Seattle, and many other cities.

Fortunately, you can keep track of all these races with our handy cheat sheet, complete with candidate names, poll closing times, and results links for every contest. You'll also want to keep our Virginia county benchmarks post handy to gauge how well Democrats are doing in the Old Dominion as returns come in.

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5:02 PM PT: Polls are now closed in New Jersey, where Gov. Chris Christie is set to cruise to a second term.

5:04 PM PT: Suddenly the VPAP is up to 33% reporting, and Ken Cuccinelli is at 51-42. In the AG's race, Republican Mark Obenshain is up 57-43.

5:09 PM PT: New Jersey's exit polls pencil out to a 60-38 Christie win.

5:11 PM PT (Darth Jeff): In Houston, early votes give Mayor Anise Parker a 56-29 lead over his main opponent former City Attorney Ben Hall. Parker needs at least 50 percent plus one vote to avoid a December runoff with Hall.  

5:11 PM PT: Here's some good news: NBC "officially projects" that Democrat Ralph Northam will beat E.W. Jackson in the VA LG race.

5:14 PM PT: Ted Gatsas, the Republican mayor of Manchester, NH who has often been mentioned for higher office, has won a third term, but by a closer-than-expected 53-47 margin.

5:15 PM PT (Darth Jeff): In Manchester, incumbent Republican Ted Gatsas has been reelected mayor of New Hampshire's largest city 53-47 over Democrat Patrick Arnold. Gatsas has been talked up as a potential Gubernatorial candidate and while a win is a win, this is hardly an impressive showing.

5:18 PM PT: Well, VA-Gov is definitely looking a lot closer than expected. We're now up to 45% reporting and Cuccinelli (R) leads McAuliffe (D) 50-43.

5:23 PM PT: A lot of polls will have been very wrong if this holds:

Via CNN, new exit poll estimate: 47 McCauliffe, 45 Cuccinelli, 7 Sarvis. Likely reweighted against actual results in samped precincts
@MysteryPollster

5:23 PM PT (Laura Clawson): The liveblog continues here.

5:25 PM PT (Steve Singiser): At the legislative level, the news is also not great for Democrats. Despite hopes they could pick up several seats in a blue wave, the absence thus far of said wave has also diminished their prospects in the lege. They lead in just two districts: NoVa's HD-32 (where GOP incumbent Tag Greason is down 51-49 with just 20 percent reporting) and in HD-93 (where Democrat Monty Mason leads GOPer Mike Watson 55-45 with just under half the vote in). Since the GOP came with a built-in gain (HD-04, where the Dem incumbent retired and no Democrat filed to take his place), that would be a net gain of a single seat for Democrats. That would leave the House of Delegates in Virginia at 67 Republicans, 33 Democrats.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 05:01 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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