Looks like the DUP optimists were right. Half the boxes in South Belfast are open, and the early pattern is the DUP are beating the UUP by a figure of 2 to 1, and where the UUP are ahead it’s only by a very small margin.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty