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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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2012 Elections: Results MegaThreadô

Instead of cluttering PRSI with every twist and turn of every scrap of news, let's try and put it all in here over the next few hours.

In a couple of minutes, polling stations close and we'll see some exit polls, but I think it's going to be a long evening. Please feel free to repost any tweets or other bits and pieces you see here and there.

Nothing anyone posts here tonight will change the result, so try to chill.

Go for it...
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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USAToday is reporting a Romney win in Kentucky and leading in Indiana and Florida. Obama has won Vermont and is leading in New Hampshire.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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CNN continues to drop big hints, mostly encouraging for Obama (bellwether county in Indiana going for Obama; Romney pollster said to have shown Obama winning Ohio by 5 yesterday). White percentage of the electorate down from 71% to 67% in Florida.


A little bird just told me from a source deep within Republican-land that Obamaís going to win pretty decisively, winning PA, OH, WI and IA. Romney may win FL, and VA is too close to call. But the ultimate prize isnít in doubt. Donít know how reliable this is, but still: wow. Source also says it will be called earlier than everyone has expected.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/pol...is_o041004.php

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CNN is reporting on air that according to preliminary exit polls, the partisian makeup of the electorate in the swing state of Virginia is 39 percent Democrat, 33 percent Republican and 28 percent unaffiliated voters.

CNN also reported that 21 percent of Virginia voters consider themselves evangelical Christians according to their preliminary exit polls, down from 28 percent in 2008.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.co...ndependents-in
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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Looks like Obama is leading in VA (wow) and Romney is leading in FL.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Looks like Obama is leading in VA (wow) and Romney is leading in FL.
Obama moved up 50-49 in Florida with 18% in. If Romney loses Florida, he's done. I think he'll get it though.

Joe Donnelly is leading Mourdock in the Indiana Senate race! (Although Indiana just went Romney, as expected.)
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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Obama's leading in South Carolina and Florida
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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Obama's leading in South Carolina and Florida
The SC one cracks me up considering they are showing something like 2,000 votes in. Obama isn't going to take SC but its funny to see it blue for the time being.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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Romney is leading in Georgia and Virginia according to USAToday.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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The news stations are ridiculous. With literally nobody reporting in, they are calling states already. Really? Can't wait for some votes to be reported just go on your never wrong exit polling.

Favorite line of the night: "With no polls reporting results yet, Virginia is too close to call..."
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:44 PM   #12
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What annoys me is that the media is actually putting so much focus on states which we already know are going to go one way or another. Like it or not these elections are pretty much all about the swing states. Occasionally a state may diverge from the norm, but not often. And there are signs when that might happen before the election.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:46 PM   #13
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Romney 33
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Romney 73
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Romney 88
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:47 PM   #14
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The news stations are ridiculous. With literally nobody reporting in, they are calling states already. Really? Can't wait for some votes to be reported just go on your never wrong exit polling.

Favorite line of the night: "With no polls reporting results yet, Virginia is too close to call..."
What else do you expect them to do? Just go to bed and wake up tomorrow to your new nominated officials recounts.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:49 PM   #15
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What else do you expect them to do? Just go to bed and wake up tomorrow to your new nominated officials recounts.
Yeah, there's nothing in between saying something stupid like its too close to call five seconds after the polls close and waiting all night.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:49 PM   #16
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Watching Fox now, tone seems a little subdued... but it's late over here and I'm not well, so screw it, I'm calling this now:

Barack Obama wins the elections, Dems hold the Senate, Republicans hold the House. The rape-obsessed Senatorial candidates are sent packing. Elizabeth Warren also wins.

Prove me wrong.
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Obama's leading in South Carolina and Florida
The SC thing is ridiculous. ABC had a graphic up that showed Obama leading Romney in SC by something like 63% to 37%...and they had a checkbox next to Romney's name as the projected winner.

Took me a second to figure out that that is probably not an error. I guess SC is expected to go solidly for Romney...it's just that they somehow got a boatload of votes for Obama first, which they expect will be dwarfed by a bigger boatload for Romney later.

BTW, thank you, BV, for setting up this thread.
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According to NY Times Obama's leading Florida, South Carolina, North Caorlina

Romney's leading Ohio


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Watching Fox now, tone seems a little subdued... but it's late over here and I'm not well, so screw it, I'm calling this now:

Barack Obama wins the elections, Dems hold the Senate, Republicans hold the House. The rape-obsessed Senatorial candidates are sent packing. Elizabeth Warren also wins.

Prove me wrong.
You left out Joe Walsh. Don't give that American Dick a free pass.

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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:53 PM   #21
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They put exit polls above actual results. Sounds shady, but I've never seen a news station say "Sorry, we got that wrong" except for the Florida 2000 thing, which is excusable.
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The SC thing is ridiculous. ABC had a graphic up that showed Obama leading Romney in SC by something like 63% to 37%...and they had a checkbox next to Romney's name as the projected winner.

Took me a second to figure out that that is probably not an error. I guess SC is expected to go solidly for Romney...it's just that they somehow got a boatload of votes for Obama first, which they expect will be dwarfed by a bigger boatload for Romney later.

BTW, thank you, BV, for setting up this thread.
The smaller rural counties tend to go democrat, and they report first. Most of the population centers go republican. And all of the upstate. The joke is that If you put an "R" next to your name, you instantly win 60% of the vote in the upstate (Greenville and Spartanburg).

My neck of the woods (Charleston) went for Obama in 2008. But the rest of the state overwhelmingly went for McCain.
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R is leading in ohio.
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Hope everybody voted today that could.
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R is leading in ohio.
Just shifted blue
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