2012 Elections: Results MegaThread™

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Blue Velvet, Nov 6, 2012.

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    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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    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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    First nibbles:


     
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    Looks like Obama is leading in VA (wow) and Romney is leading in FL.
     
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    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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    Obama's leading in South Carolina and Florida
     
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    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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    Romney is leading in Georgia and Virginia according to USAToday.
     
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    Mac'nCheese

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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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    The Onion News Network just tweeted Obama announced the U.S. is invading Iran NOW..

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    hey you gotta have some humor in this election !
     
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    If Romney winds will there be a run on magic underwear?
     
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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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    CNN 8 PM EST

    Romney 33
    Obama 3

    830 PM

    Romney 73
    Obama 64

    900 PM

    Romney 88
    Obama 78
     
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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.
     
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    Mac'nCheese

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    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. :rolleyes:
     
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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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    GObama Go!
     
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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. :rolleyes:

    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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    You left out Joe Walsh. Don't give that American Dick a free pass. ;)

    BL.
     
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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 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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    Just shifted blue
     

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