Stay tuned. The Saipan Blog will be the first media resource in the CNMI to carry the election results.
We won't know the winner for a while. The (up to) 12,947 ballots cast on Saipan, Tinian and Rota will be counted at the Multi-purpose Building in Susupe starting first thing tomorrow morning. We'll probably have a sense of the top tier candidates by tomorrow afternoon. I'll post those numbers on this blog if I can get a hold of them.
Then it comes down to the absentee ballots.
The 1,112 absentee ballots (about 1/10 of all votes) will be counted on November 18, two weeks from today. We won't know the final outcome of the election until then.
So, keep waiting.
I'll post the election results as soon as I have them.
According to KSPN anchor Lannie Walker, the vote counting started at midnight. We should have the totals by the morning. Lannie is at the Multi-purpose Building right now and will report live as soon as the results come in.