Election Night 2008

After all the policy speeches, debates, town hall meetings, rallies, polls, conference calls, bus tours, commercials, web videos, more conference calls, Saturday Night Live sketches, press releases, In Case You Missed Its, and more conference calls, the day has finally arrived.

An election night that has been nearly two years in the making – decades maybe if you go back to the point where both candidates first pondered this moment – and finally the voters have their say.

Below is a handy guide to the evening – poll closing times, Electoral College votes by state, and key congressional and gubernatorial races.

Election 2008 by the numbers:
Money Raised -- Primaries & General Election:

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Obama $659.1 million
McCain $233.6 million (McCain accepted public financing)

Money spent -- Primaries & General Election:
Obama $593.1 million
McCain $273.5 million

Number of TV ad airings during the general, from the Campaign Media Analysis Group:
Obama 370,000
McCain 250,000

Events in Battleground States:
Obama: 230
Biden: 107
McCain: 252
Palin: 150

ABC News kicks off Election Night coverage at 6:30pm ET from the Crossroads of the World, Times Square, with a special edition of "World News with Charles Gibson" and continues with election coverage from 7pm ET until at least 2am ET.

On election night, ABC News will transform Times Square into an outdoor global viewing event, with thousands of people watching ABC News coverage of real time election results on three iconic jumbo screens.

ABC NewsNow's coverage tonight will be hosted by Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein and live-streaming on ABCNews.com. Klein, ever the multi-tasker, will be live-blogging while on the air.

Everything else you need for Election Night is right on ABCNews.com: Want more information on the key battleground states? ABCNews' political unit has analyzed the polling data, information and reported from across all 50 states for the last 50 consecutive days. Check out our "50 States in 50 Days" map and dig down into each state to learn more.

A map of presidential results state-by-state and Senate, House and Gubernatorial races.

Want to play pundit? Check out the ABC News.com Electoral College Calculator where you can determine the national landscape and give states to Obama or McCain.

With so much talk about exit polls, find out who voted and why in a sate by state and nationwide breakdown of voting demographics and full exit polls.

Hear from everyday voters about their experiences at the polls today and read about the Ballotwatch team's reporting on these problems with the new Ballotwatch blog here.

7:00 PM ET 58 Electoral votes

PRES Obama McCain

Georgia (15)
SEN Jim Martin- Saxby Chambliss
GA-8 HOUSE Jim Marshall- Rick Goddard

Virginia (13)
SEN Mark Warner- Jim Gilmore
VA-2 HOUSE Glenn Nye- Thelma Drake
VA-5 HOUSE Tom Perriello- Virgil Goode

Indiana (11)
GOV Jill Long Thompson- Mitch Daniels
IN-3 HOUSE Michael Montagano-Mark Souder

Kentucky (8)
SEN Bruce Lunsford- Mitch McConnell
KY-2 HOUSE David Boswell- Brett Guthrie

South Carolina(8)
SEN Bob Conley- Lindsey Graham

Vermont (3)
GOV Gaye Symington- Jim Douglass

7:30 PM ET 40 Electoral Votes

Ohio (20)
OH-1 HOUSE Steve Driehaus- Steve Chabot
OH-15 HOUSE Mary Jo Kilroy- Steve Stivers
OH-16 HOUSE John Boccieri- Kirk Schuring

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