Given the the rise of blogs, and more recently, social networks, US elections have become extremely noisy even before the ballots are counted.
Expect rumors to begin to swirl around mid-afternoon in the US as the first of the exit polls begin to make their way to the networks and the campaigns.
In 2004, early exit polls showed John Kerry winning the election in a walk. We all know how that worked out.
When the polls finally do close, Virginia and Pennsylvania will be the early focus of the electoral map. If Obama wins Virgina, he will very likely win the election. If Romney wins Virginia by 3-4 points, he has an excellent shot to run the table in the swing states.
Buckle up. It’s gonna be an interesting day.