SUPER TUESDAY ELECTION COVERAGE– Updated…

The McCain-Huckabee Alliance scores first…
It was a good night for John McCain.

John McCain gave his votes to Mike Huckabee to take West Virginia from Mitt Romney who led in votes but did not quite have a majority.
At least the McCain-Huckabee Alliance is out in the open now.

Here’s a video on the West Virginia controversy:

FOX News reported that McCain’s delegates were told to support Huckabee in West Virginia.
Shocker!… Huckabee said he would support McCain if he did not win the nomination.

Check out Pajamas Media throughout the day where bloggers will be updating from their prospective states.

The BBC has an interactive Super Tuesday map.

Drudge Headlines that Obama and Mitt Romney are up in the final California polls.

Mitt Romney campaigned throughout the night— “After flitting from Nashville, Tenn., to Atlanta to Oklahoma City to Long Beach, Calif., on Monday, Romney turned around and flew a redeye to Charleston, W.Va., so he could address the GOP state convention Tuesday morning.”

Zogby has McCain ahead in New Jersey and New York and Romney up in California.

All eyes are on Rush Limbaugh today as he responds to the leaked Bob Dole email. The media is enjoying itself following his attacks on Senator McCain.
Rush described the Maverick McCain yesterday during his show:

Are there any Democrat mavericks? Are there any mavericks on Democrat side? Lieberman is a maverick, and look what the Democrats have done to him. They ran him out of the party! Now, we’re left to believe that the Drive-Bys and the Democrats, that they love these mavericks. They love these independent thinkers, these “straight talkers.” Only when they’re on our side! When the maverick is on our side denouncing our side, running against our side, doing what he can to diminish our side, of course the Drive-Bys love him. The New York Times, Washington Post, whoever it is endorsed this guy, the Drive-By Media choosing our candidate.

What majority is McCain going against right now? Conservatives! He says he’s trying to unify, but he’s going against conservatives…

…Conservatism is not easy. It takes work. It takes thought, conviction against easy answers from the left that do not work but they sound wonderful — and it really grates on a lot of conservatives who have devoted their lives to try to bring the ideology to as many people as possible; remind them it’s the structure and basis for the founding of our country. It just grates to have people on our side so easily defect and then turn around, and turn the guns on us as though we are the problem, which is what is happening with the McCain campaign.

John “The Liberal” Mellencamp asked maverick McCain to stop playing his songs at rallies recently.
Being a maverick will only get you so far with the liberals.

NASTY ROBOCALLS??? The word is out that Senator McCain is sending ‘nasty’ robocalls to California voters about Romney– Included in the supposed robocalls are claims that Romney “left Massachusetts in a mess,” that he’s “anti-family,” and that he’s “anti-God.” Laura Ingraham reported this today.
Hat Tip Zach A.

Here’s a look at the voting times today, via Michelle Malkin:

7 p.m. ET: Polls close in Georgia, where Democrats award 87 delegates and Republicans award 72.

• 8 p.m. ET: Polls close in Illinois (153 Democratic delegates, 57 Republican); Massachusetts (93 Democratic, 40 Republican); Missouri (72 Democratic and 58 Republican); and New Jersey (107 Democratic, 52 Republican).

• 9 p.m. ET: Polls close in Arizona (56 Democratic and 50 Republican); and New York (232 Democratic, 101 Republican).

• 10 p.m. ET: Polls close in Utah (23 Democratic; 36 Republican).

• 11 p.m. ET: Polls close in California (370 Democratic; 170 Republican).

West Virginia Republicans chose Huckabee after after supporters of U.S. Sen. John McCain switched their votes to Huck and blocked Romney.
The Romney camp issued this press release after the count:

“Governor Romney had enough respect for the Republican voters of West Virginia to make an appeal to them about the future of the party based on issues. This is why he led on today’s first ballot. Sadly, Senator McCain cut a Washington backroom deal in a way that once again underscores his legacy of working against Republicans who are interested in championing conservative policies and rebuilding the party.”

** Tigerhawk endorses…

The stock market plunged 350 points today.

9 of the Republican primaries today are winner take all states.
Romney is up big in Massassachusetts in exit polling.

** Slapstick is covering the Colorado elections.

McCain and Obama take Illinois.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey is liveblogging the Minnesota race.
BG noticed that CNN Election Central has Romney up in Minnesota.

UPDATE: Huck is giving another grating speech in Arkansas- bashing Mitt for being wealthy. However, he did not blast conservative talk radio yet. It looks like the Huckabee-McCain Alliance is alive and well. He thanked the people of West Virginia but it would have been more accurate to thank McCain for that.
Oops! He just blasted the “pundits” (talk radio). He just couldn’t help himself.
Now he’s talking about coming together as a party– after he just attacked the conservative base.
HotAir has the video.

UPDATE: Romney takes North Dakota and Montana.

UPDATE: WOW! Romney is giving a great speech tonight- He’s going on with his campaign!

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton is giving a speech in New York with her impeached husband and daughter. She sure knows how to unite a party– Republicans, that is.

UPDATE: HotAir has a running total from today’s elections. Drudge is updating.

UPDATE: Here is a final tally for the night from the Drudge Report.
Read it and weep:

CLINTON: AR, AZ, MA, MO, NY, NJ, OK, TN
OBAMA: AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, ND, UT

HUCKABEE: AL, AR, GA, TN, WV
MCCAIN: AZ, CT, DE, IL, MO, NJ, NY, OK
ROMNEY: CO, MA, MN, MT, ND, UT

UPDATE: (5:00 AM CST) McCain takes California.
Kansas City and St. Louis City gave MO to Obama not Clinton.
Here’s the updated list from Drudge:

CLINTON: AR, AZ, CA, MA, NY, NJ, OK, TN
OBAMA: AK, AL, CT, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MO, ND, UT

HUCKABEE: AL, AR, GA, TN, WV
MCCAIN: AZ, CA, CT, DE, IL, MO, NJ, NY, OK
ROMNEY: CO, MA, MN, MT, ND, UT (Plus Alaska)

As far as delegates go:
McCain- 615
Romney- 268
Huckabee- 169

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