Calls are pouring into the voter assistance hotline, 1-866-MYVOTE1. The top five hot spots are Cook County (Chicago), Harris County (Houston), Jefferson County (Birmingham), Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) and Orleans Parish (New Orleans).
Unity '08 field coordinators report black turnout is high. In Jackson, Miss., 1,500 voters were in line before the polls opened. One elderly voter, 89 or 90 years old, had to be brought out because it got too hot. She was able to vote curbside.
There have been problems in battleground states, but so far they're manageable. The early morning surge of voters has tapered off. There's now a steady flow of voters, the calm before the deluge in late afternoon/early evening.
In St. Petersburg, Fla., there's a report of vandalism. Cars and homes with Obama signs in the window have been hit.