334 of 462 Precincts Reporting
RESULTS: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | Columbus Dispatch | Clarion-Ledger
County-by-County Baselines (4/22 and 4/1 results)
9:58PM: DeSoto is almost all in (36/38), narrowing the race. We still have some very friendly precincts left (Clay, Prentiss) and some not-so-friendly ones (Tate). Looking optimistic, though.
9:56PM: Grenada is all in, going 49-51 to Davis. Last time, Davis won it 54-40.
9:49PM: Lee is all in, and Childers wins it 58-42. It was 58-37 last time.
9:46PM: Now it's a 2-point race. A few more DeSoto precincts came in, closing the gap a bit.
9:42PM: Trent tells me that the mood is good at the Childers HQ. Childers just flipped Lafayette County by 53-47. It went for Davis by 44-51 last time.
9:35PM: Union came in, going from 39% on 4/22 to 44% tonight for Davis, but Childers stayed at 56%.
9:33PM: Big win in Panola for Cold Chillin' Travis (57-43), which Davis won by 1 vote last time.
9:28PM: It's not reflected above or on the AP's tally, but Childers is at 72% in Clay County with 10 of 14 precincts in. That would be an improvement over last time by 6 or 7 points.
9:20PM: Now they're running even in Lowndes with 18 of 22 in.
9:17PM: Webster is all in, and Childers ran ahead by 6 points. He's also at 28% in DeSoto with 12 of 38 in. With the Lowndes performance, this is good news.
9:15PM: New update -- Lowndes is now reflected in the total above.
9:11PM: It's not reflected in the above totals or in the AP's results, but the Dispatch says that Childers is winning Lowndes by 59-41 with 2/3rds in. Childers lost this county last time.
9:04PM: 7 of 38 precincts reporting in DeSoto. Childers is at 26% there -- a slight bump from the 17% he got there last time.
9:01PM: Folks, just a reminder -- the Clarion-Ledger is your best bet for the fastest results by county.
8:56PM: Childers is up to 59% in Lee -- much better.
8:46PM: More numbers in, from Lee and Chickasaw. Childers is running slightly behind his 4/22 total, but it's too early to tell just yet with only partial results from these counties.
8:41PM: Winston is in, breaking 6-4 for Childers. Childers won 4-0 here on 4/22.
8:00PM Eastern: Polls are now closed. It will probably take a few minutes before the first results trickle in, though, judging from past experience here. Stay tuned.
Polls close here at 8pm Eastern, so we still have time for some pre-game chatter before we begin liveblogging the reults.
Will Bardwell has a few turnout updates here. Our friends at Cotton Mouth and the Thorn Papers will be providing local color, as well.
It looks like turnout is up everywhere, but this could be an ominous sign for Childers: DeSoto county is printing extra ballots, which means that they'll have more than 17,000 votes cast in this election.