In play tonight, for the Republicans, whether McCain closes the door on the Republican nomination. For the Democrats, it's whether the battle continues or whether Obama is annointed. And the results are . . .
UPDATE: McCain clinches Republican nomination; Huckabee to formally withdraw.
UPDATE: Clinton crushes Obama in Ohio
UPDATE: Fox News calls the Texas primary for Clinton in a close race.
Republican: Needed to clinch nomination - 1,191
McCain - 1,095
Huckabee - 247
Democrats: Needed to clinch nomination - 2,025
Obama - 1,386
Clinton - 1,273
Democratic numbers do not include 842 super delegates
Delegates in play tonight:
Ohio - Republican: 85 Democrat: 141
Texas - Republican: 137 Democrat: 193
Vermont - Republican: 17 Democrat: 15
Rhode Island - Republican: 17 Democrat: 21
7:29 - Vermont: With 1% of the votes in, McCain and Obama are projected the winners.
7:30 - Ohio: McCain crushing Huckabee, 72% to 15%; Dems too close to call
8:31 - Fox calls Ohio for McCain, 69% to 22% with 1% of the vote in. Ohio and Vermont put McCain over the top on delegates. Clinton has an early lead in Ohio. Obama's lawyers have successfully brought suit to have some precincts remain open til 9 p.m. in areas heavilly expected to favor Obama.
9:11 - Fox calls Texas for McCain, 56% to 32%, and Rhode Island, 59% to 26%. McCain sweeps. Huckabee announces his withdraw.
9:18 - With almost 50% of the vote in, Obama leads 59% to 39% in Vermont.
9:19 - Fox is calling Rhode Island for Clinton with 13% of the vote in. She leads 53% to 36%.
9:21 - Huckabee gives a gracious withdraw speech, complimenting McCain and calling the party to support McCain.
10:58 - Fox calls Ohio for Clinton with 55% of the vote, 58% to 40%
12:10 - Texas has in 64% of the primary vote for Democrats with Clinton holding a slight lead, 50% to 48%. No word on the Texas caucuses.
12:50 - Fox calls Texas for Clinton with 75% of the vote tallied. She leads 51% to 48%. The caucus results - with will account for a third of the delegates to be decided - are just starting to trickle in.