BIG RESULTS FROM THE 8 O’CLOCK HOUR…. The networks have called New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island for Obama. Kansas, Wyoming, and North Dakota have been called for McCain.

There was some speculation that North Dakota was in play. It wasn’t.

Still no news on the other key battlegrounds, with votes stil being counted.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.