FoxNews has live results here. CNN is listing the results on their main page. FiveThirtyEight and Democracy in America have interesting liveblogs going. I’ll update with more information as it comes in.
7:01 p.m.: CNN declares Romney the projected winner.
7:13: CNN exit poll shows Paul winning independents with 31%. According to the exit poll, Paul was third among social conservatives and social moderates/liberals, and Huntsman was fourth among social conservatives and third with social moderates/liberals. Santorum managed second place among social conservatives.
7:17: According to the CNN exit poll, Romney even managed to edge Santorum among evangelicals. No wonder Santorum is having such a bad night.
7:31: With 21% reporting, Paul has 25% to Huntsman’s 17% Exit polling indicated that Paul would take second place with 23%.
7:57: At 32% reporting, Paul is still at 25%. If that ends up being his result, it will represent a tripling of his 2008 support.
7:59: Mitt Romney’s victory speech reminds us that he is a dishonest disgrace:
Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must – and will – lead the future.
He doesn’t see the need for overwhelming American military superiority. I will insist on a military so powerful no one would think of challenging it.
He chastises friends like Israel; I’ll stand with our friends.
He apologizes for America; I will never apologize for the greatest nation in the history of the Earth.
What Romney will do is repeatedly lie to the public when it works to his advantage. That’s encouraging, isn’t it?
8:03: Nate Silver reports remarkable Republican apathy:
With 85 of 301 precincts reporting, 52,191 voters have cast a ballot in the Republican primary so far. That projects to about 185,000 votes statewide, as compared with about 240,000 votes in the Republican primary in 2008.
The drop-off in turnout looks worse for Republicans since a higher fraction of voters – about half this year, compared to 37 percent in 2008 – are independents. That means that turnout among registered Republicans could alone be off by nearly 40 percent from 2008.
Given the completely predictable nature of tonight’s results, can we really blame people who didn’t bother to turn out to vote?
8:37: Paul is still holding at 24% with 53% reporting.