Super Tuesday results, developing story....lol, McCain won major, Dems split

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

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    beat me to the punch.
    edit: mccain only got 1% there. wierd.
     
  4. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    mccain supporters switched to huckabee to block romney
     
  5. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    what time did the polls close there?? they seem to be projecting very early...

    here in nj we have until 8pm to vote...
     
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    Yeah, some people are calling it dirty. I think it's brilliant.
     
  7. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    it's politics.
     
  8. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    lovely, too bad there are only two dems left in race...lol, and ....no winner takes all system.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    West Virginia wasn't a primary...it was a state convention of 1100 delegates. So it's not a projection; they're actually done voting.
     
  10. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    thank you for clarifying!! i was a bit confused:confused:
     
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    wow...

    i have to be honest, i am so over politics already and we still have a LONG way to go....how am i going to survive!!!
     
  13. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    It looks like they are missing the fourth member of their barbershop quartet.

    P-Worm
     
  14. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    There. Fixed it for you. ;)

    There. Fixed another one!
     
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    I wonder if WV gets that he wants to remove the IRS and replace it with a sale tax. Who benefits there? Millionaire or reg workng guy? The working class would get the royal screw job and WV doesnt seem to get that.
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    ABC just projected Obama as the winner in Georgia.
     
  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they did it to block romney if i'm not mistaken
     
  18. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Woohoo!
     
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    the BBC announced (based on a CNN source) Obama as having won Georgia at 12.01 GMT, and quietly changed the headline as to being projected to win Georgia by 12.03 GMT. What's the difference, I assume that projected is based on exit polls?

    Can I just ask a question about time difference? In the UK all the polls close at 10pm, however in USA you have time zones so the polls in some states have closed and had results announced while the polls are still open in the west coast. Surely this can influence the way people vote in the west, if they can see how the evening has gone? Would it not be best to close the polls at 10p local but wait until all polls have closed before counting?
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    we have a lot of flaws in our primary system as you can tell. and i believe as of now its still based off of exit polls and not counts, but i could be wrong.
     
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    When will the networks learn, they had to eat it in 2000 after calling the election in the first 5 minutes.
     
  22. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they won't and they don't care. :(
     
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    Basically, according to the stats... if you're white and over 60, you'll vote for Hillary. White and over 30, its a toss up 50/50 (the younger you are however, the more you'll probably like Barack). Everyone else in Georgia apparently thinks Barack is just Da Bama. Sorry. :p Another wider than 2/1 lead if exit polls hold true. (664 Respondents).
    http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/primaries/results/epolls/#GADEM

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    		[B]HILLARY	JOHN	BARACK[/B]
    Male (38%)	28%	2%	69%
    Female (62%)	33%	1%	65% 
    
    ~ CB
     
  24. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Early numbers from GA say Obama ~65% Billary ~30%

    Gives Obama ~55 delegates, Billary ~25.

    that margin could help Obama because many states (MA, CT, CA) are projected to be really close.
     
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    I know they called South Carolina like a minute after the polls close.

    They mainly go off exit polling and polls leading up to the vote. If all the polls indicate that it's a complete one-sided ass beating, it's pretty safe to assume that person won.

    It's when the race is close and they call it before every single vote is counted that it becomes a problem and we end up with the jackass we've had for the past 7 years
     

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