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What to Watch for on Election Night

Scholars and Christian leaders look beyond the red and blue map.

To both evangelicals and religion and politics scholars, Election Day is about more than just coloring in state lines.

If they had their own CNN magic map, the graphics would show more than just red and blue. The focus would be on state ballot initiatives and where evangelicals land in exit-poll results. It might show whether California was rainbow colored and whether evangelicals were feeling more blue than usual. We asked several political observers what they are watching for tonight.

Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

Of course, we're looking at the referendums on same-sex marriage, the one in California, the one in Arizona, and the one in Florida. The one in Florida is going to be a tough one because any referendum to the constitution has to get at least 60 percent of the vote. I believe we're going to win in California and Arizona, which require a simple majority.

I will be interested to see what the exit polls tell us about ...

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