Howdy neighbors! Join us for live coverage of the election.
Our trusted reporters will be visiting Mission polling places for the morning prework voting extravaganza, and we’ll update you throughout the day with stories and information.
As an extra bonus for our beloved audience, we’ll be live-streaming with correspondents scattered throughout the city. We’ll bring you live election results from City Hall, including results from supervisor and city proposition races. Be sure to tune in throughout the day (and night) for all the necessary election day coverage.
Alana Levinson and Yousur Alhou talk to female voters at City Hall after polls closed
A Binder Full of Women Voters
At El Rio
Romney is giving his concession speech right now. Thanking his wife.
An Obama supporter walks into the Republican party headquarters
Rigoberto Hernandez interviews David Campos
Hussnan Shah, 23, in line at City Hall
Chrys Pylant, 27, San Francisco voter who brought his friends to vote at City Hall
At the Republican Party Headquarters
Bartender Jeff at El Rio reacts
Outside Limon on Valencia St.
Anne Hoffman reports from El Rio
A group gathers outside of West of Pecos on Valencia to watch the results roll in.
Horns honking AND fireworks. Not quite like it was 4 years ago.
Fireworks blowing up over the Mission right now
NBC and CBS CALLING OBAMA THE WINNER
Chris Ye, 25. First-time voter originally from China
Mission residents reflect on issues, the voting process and who they elected for president this year.
CNN projects that Republicans keep control of the House at the national level
Check out our live stream coverage starting at 8 p.m. Find our UStream channel here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mission-district-live
CNN calls 123 electoral for Obama and 152 for Romney, thus far.
New York: Obama
New Jersey: Obama
Nebraska: Romney to get 3/5 electoral votes, thus far
North Dakota: Romney
South Dakota: Romney
Washington Post’s election day playlist http://wapo.st/RHqwcL
News organizations across the country are busy reporting election results. But how many also had time to produce a rap!? WE DID. Booya! #Election2012
VIDEO: Youth Speak Up About Election Issues http://bit.ly/VAJOoo
Born and raised in the Mission District
“I vote because it gives me a voice and you can’t talk politics if you don’t vote.”
Voted for Obama
116 Years of Electoral Infographics http://bit.ly/VRU6Mq
Mission resident for 15 years
Retired General Contractor
“I vote because its my privilege and responsibility.”
Voted for Obama
CNN projects Alabama for Romney. He now leads with 82 electoral votes.
Major mainstream news networks all have differing electoral vote totals right now
CNN: 64 Obama / 82 Romney
MSNBC: 64 Obama / 88 Romney
Fox: 78 Obama / 88 Romney
How often does a candidate win the electoral vote, but not the popular vote? It’s happened at least three times in America’s history.
Latino Voters Express Hopes and Fears On Election Day http://bit.ly/RfrcpE
CNN projects 64 electoral votes for Obama. 73 for Romney.
Confused about how electoral votes are calculated? Read more here http://bit.ly/VHY8qD.
The last polling booths will close in less than five minutes on the East Coast.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if Romney got 47%?
— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) November 7, 2012
Fox News calls Tennessee for Romney.
Fox News predicts 78 electoral votes for Obama. Romney with 82. Confused about how electoral votes are calculated? Read more here http://bit.ly/VHY8qD.
CNN predicts Georgia for Romney. Now, 64 electoral votes for Obama, 56 for Romney.
Results are slowly coming in — Mission voters, how do you think the tide will turn tonight?
— Mission Local (@MLNow) November 7, 2012
NYTimes — unlike CNN — predicts 36 electoral votes for Obama, 40 for Romney.
CNN projects the following, based on exit polls:
New Jersey: Obama
CNN projects 64 electoral votes for Obama and 40 for Romney. 270 needed to clinch election.
CNN projects the following for:
Rhode Island: Obama
Election infographics!!! Visual learners, this is for you:
Here’s how to tell who’s winning Ohio on election night:
In the next five minutes, polling booths in over a dozen states will close. 172 electoral votes are at stake.
The 2012 election is nearing an end. Here’s a look back at this year’s best political memes, via Politico http://politi.co/Vb7r7N
CNN projects South Carolina for Romney, who now leads with 33 electoral votes.
Photo from the Hua Zang Si Buddhist Temple via Uptown Almanac – http://uptownalmanac.com/2012/11/voting-inside-hua-zang-si-buddhist-temple
From Precincts to Pumpkins: Voting Day in the Mission http://bit.ly/PVqW2m
CNN projects a dead heat race in North Carolina, based on exit polls. 49 percent for each in the state.
Voting Inside Hua Zang Si Buddhist Temple on 22nd and Capp streets –
CNN projects 19 electoral for Romney, 3 for Obama.
A Spaniard in the Mission:
-Have you voted yet? -I can’t, I’m not American. -Oh, I’m sorry… -Don’t worry, I’m fine.
— marta (@marmotilla) November 7, 2012
Pennsylvania voters were greeted with this sign earlier today http://bit.ly/SrFsKP. Mission residents, we’d love to see your funny/interesting/shocking photos!
Health Care Stakes are High in California reports KQED – http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2012/11/06/health-care-stakes-are-high-in-california/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=health-care-stakes-are-high-in-california
CNN predicts a dead heat race for Obama and Romney in Virginia, a key battleground. Exit polls estimate 49 percent for each candidate in the state.
CNN predicts Vermont for Obama (3 electoral votes) and Kentucky for Romney (8 electoral votes).
Presidential candidates need 270 electoral votes to win. Predict which candidate will win each state with CNN’s interactive electoral map http://bit.ly/McaffX.
Google CEO Asks Election Winners To Withdraw From Their Political Parties – http://sfist.com/2012/11/06/sergey_brin_calls_for_independent_p.php
This is pretty cool for New Yorkers!
From Salon’s live Election Day blog: Obama thinks he can dance “Gangnam Style”
Who needs a drink? #ElectionDayJitters
Rock the vote. Bar opening at 4 today
— Shotwells Bar – Beer (@Shotwellsbar) November 6, 2012
Here are some places where you can get freebies and discounts with “I Voted” stickers and voting receipts: http://sfist.com/2012/11/06/list_election_day_freebies.php
Who needs a sweet treat? We do!
Free cupcakes between 2- 6 p.m. for voters wearing their “I Voted” sticker at Mission Minis.
Rockin’ the Vote, With Style
Field Election Deputy Patricia Juarez speaks with Mission Local about election day:
Cool interactive geared towards non-Americans (but helpful for US voters) from Al-Jazeera.
Parcel Tax Proposition May Decide Fate of City College
Local Measure Tackles Affordable Housing
Proposition G, Brought to You by Sock Puppets
Mission Schools Paint Bleak Funding Picture Without Prop. 30
Prop. F to Decide the Fate of Hetchy Hetchy’s Water
Check our interactive graphic here:
SF School Board Race: A Quick Look At the Candidates. Find out who you are going to vote for!
Pennsylvania voters having problems voting for Obama. Check out this video by @MSNBC. A vote for Obama is registering as a vote for Romney. Watch the video to see what we mean.
Haven’t voted yet? Find out where you’re going! We’ll tell you! http://missionlocal.org/2012/11/where-to-vote-in-the-mission-district/
A maximum 10 minute wait at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center.
According to Erik Neumann, poll workers anticipate a bunch of voters around 5 p.m. when many get off work. Some voters have been having trouble finding the conference room, so poll workers will be re-placing the signs
Reporter Erik Neumann reports some confusion among voters at Mission Education and Vocational Center because of redistributing of the past year. Voters have been confused because their precincts changed in the last year and as a result some went to the wrong polling place.
Nation Unsure Which Candidate’s Plan To Destroy The Environment Will Create More Jobs:
Regardless of who you’re voting for today, do the right thing & write me in for Michigan Drain Commissioner. The madness must stop.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) November 6, 2012
Mission Local is going to be bringing voters LIVE coverage all day. Keep coming back for more throughout the day at http://www.missionlocal.org. Reporters are busy at polling locations talking with voters right now!
— Erica Hellerstein (@E_Hellerstein) November 6, 2012
There is pastries and coffee available at the polling place at 37 Ramona. New parents taking pic with their infant. “This is baby’s first presidential election!”
Don’t know where your polling location is? No worries! Check out @MLnow ‘s polling place locator! – http://missionlocal.org/2012/11/where-to-vote-in-the-mission-district/
Are you at the polls? Who in the Mission District is voting? Send us photos of yourself voting! We’ll post it on this live blog. #JoinTheConversation
Mission Local reporters have been talking to voters standing at polls in the Mission District for hours now. Here what some voters have to say about #election2012
— Erica Hellerstein (@E_Hellerstein) November 6, 2012