After a whirlwind of an election season, today is finally the day Americans decide who will be sitting in the oval office for the next four years.
Some early polling stations are just opening up in states around the country. CNN Contributor and Republican Strategist Ana Navarro and CNN Political Analyst Roland Martin join our election coverage and share their Election Day roundup. They weigh the momentum and enthusiasm for the election and attempt to predict whether we will have a clear winner in D.C. tomorrow.
Martin thinks the winner will emerge tonight. “I don’t think it’s gonna drag on,” he says. “I don’t forsee Florida in 2000.”
However, there are already legal challenges and long lines at the polls in Florida today to imply a delay before the decision comes out.
“I don’t think it’s gonna be close enough for us to be recount,” Navarro interjects. She’s optimistic there won’t be a recount because “a recount finding is very divisive, long, difficult process,” Navarro says. “My hope is that this is over, if not tonight, at least tomorrow morning.”
Martin offers another distinction between the 2000 and the 2012 race. “The other difference is that the western states are gonna play key as well. And that’s Nevada and Colorado. We weren’t talking about those states in 2000, 2004.”