ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Could this year’s presidential election be a repeat of the year 2000 and last into Wednesday’s sunrise?

PBS News Hour’s Judy Woodruff says she, and all election reporters tonight, might be up all night waiting for a succession or final tally of the votes.

Listen to the entire interview with Woodruff here:

Woodruff says if you believe the experts who spend every minute looking at “polls, historical voting patterns, enthusiasm levels and census numbers,” then it sounds like it is Hillary Clinton’s race to lose.

But another thing experts are looking at are the early voting numbers. Forty-six million people cast early ballots this year.

“I think that spells the biggest turn out in history,” Woodruff says. “It does look to them as if Hillary Clinton will win, but you know we have to wait. It doesn’t happen until everybody casts a vote.”

Which means it could be a long night. She points out a statement from Donald Trump during the third Presidential Debate when he said he would “keep us in suspense.”

Woodruff also spoke about a state election that has turned into a national surprise. Missouri’s race for senate between incumbent Roy Blunt and challenger Jason Kander.

Going into this race, Woodruff says, most political analysts assumed Blunt “had this in the bag.”

“Low and behold, he runs into this apparently talented democratic challenger in Jason Kander,” Woodruff says.

That has caused Missouri to be a well-covered state on Tuesday night’s election coverage on PBS, Woodruff says.

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