"It may be 8:30 or after before some of the polls actually have the last voter cast the vote and sometime after that before the results come in," Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) told reporters at Virginia Republicans' election night party at the Omni hotel in Richmond. "So I think we're in for a little wait."

The state delayed reporting results from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. due to long lines at polling places.