Political News

Get complete WRAL News election coverage multiple ways

Posted November 4, 2008 7:42 a.m. EST
Updated November 4, 2008 2:11 p.m. EST

No matter what medium you prefer, WRAL News will be providing complete election results and analysis.

On WRAL.com:

  • for more than 280 national, state and local races. You'll find them on the homepage, Politics section (search keyword: politics) or by searching for keyword: results. If no problems are reported at the polls, results should begin streaming to the Web site around 7:45 p.m. EST.
  • Interactive maps for North Carolina's three biggest races: President, Governor and U.S. Senate. VoteTracker maps also are available by searching keyword: VoteTracker.
  • Interactive map from the Associated Press showing results in all 50 states. Drill down to each state for Senate and House results, gubernatorial races, and more
  • Talk in real-time with other Triangle-area voters as election returns come in on our . You can sign up now for an e-mail reminder.
  • Latest interviews and speeches from various campaign headquarters. with the candidates for key offices.
  • Live streaming video of local election analysis from 7:30 p.m. to midnight from the WRAL NewsChannel (cable channel 256 or digital channel 5.2)
  • You can get updates throughout the night from Twitter. Visit our Twitter page and follow us.



  • CBS Election Coverage begins at 7 p.m. EST
  •  Results will scroll across the bottom of the screen as soon as they are available
  • Live local reports at 7:25 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 8:25 p.m., 8:55 p.m., 9:25 p.m., 9:55 p.m., 10:25pm, 10:55 p.m.
  • Breaking news of North Carolina races as they are decided, including concession and victory speeches.
  • WRAL News on Fox 50 at 10 and WRAL News at 11 for one full hour

On WRAL Wireless:

  • Up-to-the-minute results for 280-plus races on our free and premium mobile sites. Point your mobile Web browser to WRAL.com or text VOTE to 46988 for one-click access to updated results after 7:30 p.m.
  • Livestreaming of the WRAL NewsChannel from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.