If you’re looking for a sign of any “Comey Effect” — voters shifting from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump after the eleventh-hour bombshell from the FBI reviving the Clinton email saga – the canary in the coal mine could be New Hampshire, where all polls are now closed.
Unlike most of the other top bellwethers, most of the votes will have been cast on election day – usually 95% or more. New Hampshire voters already have a reputation for last-minute swings. Before FBI Director James B. Comey’s letter to lawmakers was made public late last month, polls seemed to show a comfortable Clinton advantage. But both candidates were here in the final days, as was President Obama on Monday.
Though it awards only four electoral votes, those could be enough to swing a close election. Just ask Al Gore. The state was called fairly early in 2008 and 2012 for Obama. It could take longer now.