To say it’s been a long campaign season is an understatement, with campaign spending at record rates and neck-and-neck races from the national to local level.
Watch our interactive graphics, with results as soon as the polls on the East Coast close, which is 6 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Tribune Capital Bureau Chief John S. Adams will host a live, online chat from 7 to 8 p.m., the hour before Montana’s polls close, answering election night questions from you, discussing campaigns, and delivering the latest news about this year’s election.
When those shut down at 8 p.m., we will have results posted immediately as they become available.
In the presidential race, we’ll keep you abreast of the latest vote tallies, electoral votes, congressional balance in both the U.S. Senate and House, as well as Montana’s race for the governor’s and other Land Board seats, lone Congressional seat and, of course, the race between Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg for the Senate.
The majority for both houses in Montana’s 2013 Legislature is potentially up for grabs, and there are significant races for local seats this year, too.
Great Falls Tribune reporters will be across the state, from Helena to Billings, providing up-to-the-minute results, candidates’ and party officials’ reactions and interviews.
You can find results and reactions from across the state on the live Twitter feed at http://www.gftribune.com. Follow us @GFTribune.
Wednesday’s print edition will include local election results from across northcentral Montana, from the North Dakota border to Glacier County, as well as those from statewide and national race.
But as recent elections have proved, sometimes final results aren’t decided until after the sun rises Wednesday. Continue to watch http://www.gftribune.com throughout the day for late results, as well as analysis of what those results could mean both nationally and at the state level.
[Reprinted from the 11/4/12 Great Falls Tribune Viewpoints ]