Good news for John McCain and the GOP

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    A mega catch-all thread for random small news we pick up from cable, networks and the web this evening that's good news for John McCain and the GOP.

    I'll sticky it until tomorrow. Any exit polls, interesting links, snatches of news for any downticket races etc. could go in these threads. Big news like a state being called etc. probably deserve their own threads.

    Feel free to spam it with good news and general discussion about the Republican Party's prospects tonight. Please try not to troll it, thanks.

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    Very nice BV

    I am sure there are those who will appreciate the spirit in which it is posted

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  3. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate/2008/nov/04/noises-on-the-ground/
     
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    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZDg2MDIxZTcwZDYwMzFmZDgwZGI3NjM2ZWY3YjZmMTY=
     
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    Is it okay to respond to these reports here, or is this just supposed to be a collection of news/analysis that favors McCain/GOP? I haven't seen an equivalent thread for Obama/Dems.
     
  6. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Sure, it's OK. Each thread was meant to give each side some heart and maybe discuss things the other side wasn't interested in. So if it's not too partisan, then each thread is game for the other. :)

    If you look in the stickies, there's one for the Dems. :)
     
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    Link

     
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    Good news. People shouldn't be disenfranchised. Especially not our military men and women.

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    Yeah, it was more of a general "good news for the election" thing, but since McCain is the one who stepped in...
     
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    So this is effectively saying that if it comes down to Virginia (which is a battleground state), we could be waiting a week to find out the results?

    Plus, if laws here state that if they aren't received by today, they won't count? At least in CA, if you had an absentee ballot and sent it today (get today's postmark), it still won't count because it has to be in hand at the polls by today. Media here has been telling people to take it to the nearest polling place and turn it in.

    If this is the same everywhere else, something fishy is going on. Can anybody confirm that this happens elsewhere?

    BL.
     
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    it's talking about the ones from military people overseas who can't bring them in
     
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    Military member serving in, say, Iraq, can't just drive to their nearest polling place. Also, there have been numerous reports from several states about people receiving their absentee ballots extremely late or not at all.
     
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    Yes, but they also had at least 45 days to request the ballot (according to law). Granted they may not have been available by then, but it is still known that this was an election year and that for them to be counted, they needed to be sent in.

    My next door neighbour (also in the military) was away for training for 16 weeks before deploying overseas, and had a 3 day window here between his service. He could have requested the ballot in September (or as early as August), had it waiting for him when he went on leave for those 3 days, filled it out, mailed it (or had us bring it in with him), and he'd be set. But he didn't get his ballot and is now in Kuwait, so he isn't voting. I know ballots were available in early October, so there was plenty of time, change of location notwithstanding..

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    It's an exception, due to extenuating circumstances.
    Yeah. It's definitely McCain news as much as it wa Clinton news when she worked for getting certain votes to count in the final primary days.

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    McCain is leading in Florida, Virginia, and Indiana... as of right this moment. No more than 2% reporting (12% in Indiana).

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    some florida polls are still open for 30 minutes (the western part of the state is on the central time zone, and are predominately republican.)
     
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    Agree that exit poles aren't accurate for various reasons.

    Also believe that most conservatives tend to just vote and not talk about it.
     
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    Obama is being spanked 70% to 29% in Georgia so far. 2% reporting.

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    BV... Thank you for removing both posts!

    Now for some news, McCain 16 Obama 3

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    mccain about to take s. carolina. likely to win georgia and indiana.
     
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    Republicans keep their Kentucky Senate seat, McConnell wins over Lunsford in a close race.

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