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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:02 PM   #26
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8:00 polls close and Obama gets a boost from New England. Got all of Maine.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:04 PM   #27
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Wall Street Journal reports that AP says Romney won SC and Indiana
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:10 PM   #28
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Just shifted blue
I think he is going to take Ohio. It looks like the counties that are reporting in, even the ones strongly voting for Romney, are voting more for Obama than they did in 08 and he took Ohio in 08.

He does seem to be doing poorly in VA compared to 08 so I'm guessing he'll lose that.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:10 PM   #29
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I'm a little flabbergasted that Romney only wrote a victory speech
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:15 PM   #30
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I'm a little flabbergasted that Romney only wrote a victory speech
Where did you hear that? Now I really hope he loses.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:20 PM   #31
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Where did you hear that? Now I really hope he loses.
ABC said that he did.. Like how cocky can you get. Obama wrote one in case he loses the office. That saids a lot bout the character between the two
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:23 PM   #32
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Where did you hear that? Now I really hope he loses.
I heard this on either CNN or MSNBC about an hour and a half ago as well. Something's telling me he might only need that acceptance speech, unfortunately. The suspense is really getting to me.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:25 PM   #33
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One bright side is MD will be getting rid of at least 1 teapublican. Adios Roscoe Bartlett.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:35 PM   #34
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One bright side is MD will be getting rid of at least 1 teapublican. Adios Roscoe Bartlett.
As a Marylander, and an independent, that is a good thing, but I do not agree with the gerrymandering. To throw a glob of Montgomery County in with rural Western Maryland is totally absurd. I voted against redistricting today on principle.

Anyway, I am surprised how well Romney is doing in Virginia. I knew he was likely to win, but the margins look wider than I expected.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:41 PM   #35
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As a Marylander, and an independent, that is a good thing, but I do not agree with the gerrymandering. To throw a glob of Montgomery County in with rural Western Maryland is totally absurd. I voted against redistricting today on principle.

Anyway, I am surprised how well Romney is doing in Virginia. I knew he was likely to win, but the margins look wider than I expected.

Yeah, I'm not for gerrymandering either. I think they need to do redistricting based on the census but in a way that makes sense. I didn't vote for 5 (don't think I voted against it either).
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:41 PM   #36
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Anyway, I am surprised how well Romney is doing in Virginia. I knew he was likely to win, but the margins look wider than I expected.
I don't know how you can say that when Obama has led in the final VA polls. The results that are in are from rural areas. VA results are meaningless until NOVA starts reporting results.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:45 PM   #37
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I don't know how you can say that when Obama has led in the final VA polls. The results that are in are from rural areas. VA results are meaningless until NOVA starts reporting results.
a decent part of NoVA has reported in (but yes more will do so). If you look at the comparison between 2008 though, Obama is doing worse than he did in 2008 there so far. That doesn't mean he'll lose it but I'm giving VA to Romney.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:49 PM   #38
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Anyone else just hear Axelrod on ABC News about Romneys 'confidence'?
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:51 PM   #39
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I don't know how you can say that when Obama has led in the final VA polls. The results that are in are from rural areas. VA results are meaningless until NOVA starts reporting results.
Don't know where you're watching your coverage, but I am talking about NOVA. I'm watching live results as they roll in, and it's not looking as good as it should be for Obama. I also volunteered in Virginia and I am surprised by the Romney margins throughout the state. Thought it would be closer. Oh well. But, it's true- it isn't over.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:59 PM   #40
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Something to note about early poll results: MUCH of it has to do with which districts are in. If a lot of smaller counties are in, it will look like Romney is ahead. If only the cities are in, it looks like Obama is ahead. That's why Virginia and Ohio look how they do right now.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:06 PM   #41
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Something to note about early poll results: MUCH of it has to do with which districts are in. If a lot of smaller counties are in, it will look like Romney is ahead. If only the cities are in, it looks like Obama is ahead. That's why Virginia and Ohio look how they do right now.
That's exactly the same reason Romney is leading in the national popular vote.

The urban areas are going to bring in a lot more votes.
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Interesting. In the Senate races, looks like Maine picked an independent over a Republican or a Democrat. Guy's name is Angus King. From what I've read, he's taking over Olympia Snowe's seat...but will caucus with the Democrats.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:11 PM   #43
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That's exactly the same reason Romney is leading in the national popular vote.

The urban areas are going to bring in a lot more votes.
Also wait until the west coast brings their stuff in, too. I suspect this will all be deemed over via the projections before the polls close out west.

PA, OH, VA, and maybe a couple of small states likely to go democratic will sew it up because there's no way Romney could get anything on the west coast. The only glory he will have is to have the projected lead until the urban areas of bigger eastern and midwestern states get tallied up. If Romney loses a mountain state, it's all over.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:12 PM   #44
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I'm a little flabbergasted that Romney only wrote a victory speech
Don't worry. Later he'll tell you that he only wrote a concession speech.
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Looks like 2000 all over again in Florida.
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NC is way closer than I expected. Much closer than Virginia so far.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:15 PM   #47
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Looks like 2000 all over again in Florida.
Was just going to write that. SMH
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Breaking news from CNN! The Republicans are expected to win the House!

But Democrats are catching up in the Senate. It's now 41-41.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:16 PM   #49
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I don't know how you can say that when Obama has led in the final VA polls. The results that are in are from rural areas. VA results are meaningless until NOVA starts reporting results.
i'd say they have.
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Yeah, I'm not for gerrymandering either. I think they need to do redistricting based on the census but in a way that makes sense. I didn't vote for 5 (don't think I voted against it either).
We have a ballot initiative to change it in Ohio so a bipartisan commission draws the lines.

Naturally, it's failing.
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