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Election '08: Where to watch the results

The North Carolina Republican Party will be watching the election results at the North Raleigh Hilton beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The N.C. Dems are hosting their election watch party at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Several candidates will be in attendance at both locations. Check tomorrow's Chronicle for coverage of both events.

But if you are staying on campus, check out:

1. Duke Votes: The Election Party in the Sanford Institute of Public Policy - 9 p.m. - This event is sponsored by DUU, Duke Democrats, College Republicans and several other groups. They are going to have free food, free drinks, professor commentary and a tent set up outside.

2. Election Affection at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture - Events are scheduled throughout the day, including a 5 p.m. screening of Head of State—a presidential comedy with Chris Rock and Bernie Mac. There will also be refreshments.

UPDATE: From the Durham Pull Pen, here's a description of Obama's Durham celebration party:

Join us in Downtown for the biggest street party of the Century! Historic Black Wall Street (Parrish Street) and Corcoran Street will be closed off to create a four block celebration zone, including music, drum lines, marching bands and souvenirs. Watch live returns on a giant two-story tall projection screen. Stand shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors from across the City when the election is officially called on CNN via live satellite feed.

Cruise to different downtown restaurants and bars, each hosting their own election return parties. Eat, drink, roam and experience downtown as the true civic center of our community.

For more information, you can visit Durham for Barack. We searched on McCain's official website for events located near Durham today, but none showed up. If you know of any victory parties for McCain around the Raleigh-Durham area, tell us in the comments. (This updated was filed by Alex Klein.)

UPDATE 2: As reported by Zachary Tracer, the Republican Victory Party is being held at the North Raleigh Hilton. Check back for his, and our two reporters', continued coverage from that party.


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