Six states are holding primaries today. They are:
Polls began closing at 7:00 pm eastern in South Carolina and Virginia. They close at 8 eastern in Maine, 8:30 eastern in Arkansas, 10 easter in North Dakota and Nevada. Click on each state above to track their results.
The only question in South Carolina's senate races is whether Sen. Lindsey Graham will avoid a runoff by getting 50% of the vote (probably). The anti-Graham vote is split among roughly 14 candidates.
In Virginia, will Rep. Eric Cantor prevail weakly over challenger Dave Brat, or will he win thumpingly? In the very early count, Brat is ahead. But it's early.
RealClearPolitics has a handy primary watch here.
Update: A shock could be on in VA-07.
Update: The GOP's #2 leader in the House has been defeated by Tea Party challenger Dave Brat, according to AP.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses GOP primary to tea party challenger Dave Brat in Va.— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) June 11, 2014
This is a shock, and must be chalked up primarily to Cantor showing unreliability on comprehensive immigration reform. He lost the trust of the voters in VA-07. And he has paid for it.
Update: VA-07 is a very conservative district. There's uncertainty whether the Democrats even got a candidate on the ballot for the general election. Cantor, under Virginia law, could seek to win and retain the seat in November via write-in. Under Virginia law, write-ins are not allowed in primaries, but they are allowed in the general election. (UPDATE: Nope. Virginia has a sore-loser law, so Cantor can't mount a write-in run.)
More: A friend in VA-07 tells me that in the closing days of the race, Cantor called Brat a "liberal college professor." Brat is a college economics professor but is not liberal. But Cantor's attack may have backfired.
Heads up: Precincts 210, 213, 219 in Henrico went for Obama with 81%, 79% & 85% and for Brat with 77, 83 & 86%.— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) June 11, 2014