Filed at 9:50 p.m.

With Ohio and Pennsylvania both blue, Sen. John McCain's chance for a win seem to be growing slimmer. Yet at the GOP Victory Party, "It's not over" is on everybody's lips. Some crowd around computers, checking county by county vote totals, holding out for a come-back win for McCain in Ohio or Sen. Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina. Others sit and watch WRAL or FOX News, fingers crossed as the anchors continue calling states.

Neal Anderson of Raleigh is among the watchers. Wearing a McCain cap, he too maintains that the race is not over. And yet, he speaks as if it is.

"It's ironic how the person who invented campaign finance reform got outfinanced," he said. "It was the biggest sales pitch I've seen in my life."