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Old 2012-11-06, 20:58   Link #2301
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As I mentioned earlier, there are a number of blue states which are taking too much of their time before giving out results. I hate this kind of wait.
Well, if you already know they're blue, not much point in worrying over them.
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Old 2012-11-06, 20:59   Link #2302
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Well, if you already know they're blue, not much point in worrying over them.
Then why the Southern states shut down their polls earlier? Do they need sleeping time that badly?
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:08   Link #2303
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CNN just called one of swing states "Michigan" for Obama.

NBC calls Warren for MA!
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:09   Link #2304
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Still, aside from Indiana, no real change since 2008.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:09   Link #2305
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Then why the Southern states shut down their polls earlier? Do they need sleeping time that badly?
They don't shut down their polls earlier, different states shut down their polls based on time. East coast polls closed first, so most of the initial results were from east coast states. Central US polls just closed, so that's why there's a sudden surge of red states coming in. West coast polls are still open, so they can't call anything in yet. Population density is another factor for how long it takes for results to be in. Most of the population in the central US is fairly low, so there are less districts and it's much faster for them to tally the votes.

Also, the news networks don't need to actually wait for all the votes to be in to call a state. Based on previous voting trends, poll data, as well as district breakdown once the votes tally to a certain percentage the news networks will just call it because by then it becomes obvious who the winners are. Having a low population makes it much faster for a network to 'declare' a state.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:10   Link #2306
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9 o'clock. Bunch more in. NJ called.


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Old 2012-11-06, 21:13   Link #2307
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CNN

FL: 50-50 with a slight lead towards Romney.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:15   Link #2308
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Still, aside from Indiana, no real change since 2008.
Doesn't look like the make up of House and Senate will change much either.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:16   Link #2309
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It's all manufactured drama. Unless Ohio magically finds votes for Romney, the math doesn't look like it's even remotely likely he wins if Obama gets Ohio. ie: Florida can go Romney. Obama doesn't actually need it.

In other news, the beach was great today.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:17   Link #2310
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:18   Link #2311
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California might shift things around a bit. All out Representative seats are up this year and all the boundries are different (some representatives are going against each other in new districts while their old district is assigned to another area with total new people running).
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:21   Link #2312
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At this point, I'd call the election for Obama.

I'm kind of surprised no news outlet is willing to do this. Math isn't hard. But, I guess there's more money in pretending there's doubt in who can get 270 votes?
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:21   Link #2313
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PA called.
What source are you using? Major networks are extending the drama a lot.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:23   Link #2314
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What sitcoms say about American voters (from the BBC):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20067565
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:24   Link #2315
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At this point, I'd call the election for Obama.

I'm kind of surprised no news outlet is willing to do this. Math isn't hard. But, I guess there's more money in pretending there's doubt in who can get 270 votes?
It's all about $$$.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:28   Link #2316
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What source are you using? Major networks are extending the drama a lot.
I'm using MSNBC.

1st battleground state in.

WI goes Obama.


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Old 2012-11-06, 21:28   Link #2317
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At this point, I'd call the election for Obama.

I'm kind of surprised no news outlet is willing to do this. Math isn't hard. But, I guess there's more money in pretending there's doubt in who can get 270 votes?
If CNN's "tie! tie! tie!" fanaticism is anything to go by, then yes. =/

EDIT: Looks like NC may indeed go to Mittens. :O
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:29   Link #2318
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AP calls it for Tammy Baldwin. She will be the first openly gay senator to be elected.
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:31   Link #2319
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What's up with Missouri not being called for anyone?
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Old 2012-11-06, 21:34   Link #2320
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What sitcoms say about American voters (from the BBC):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20067565
It just goes to show that the caricatures of Democrats and Republicans are just that, and generally unable to accurately portray members of either party.

I have a Masters in Microbiology. I grew up bouncing back and forth between NY and HI. I'm supposed to be that "educated voter who knows better than to vote for Republicans" . As an independent, I self-identify far more with Republicans than Democrats (to the chagrin of my very political family that is die-hard Democrat; spent my youth "volunteering" in more elections/campaigns than I want to count). I generally ignore social issues, and think it's asinine how much attention they get considering how little actual legislative attention they get when candidates get into office.

Oh, and I love Modern Family.

As for this election, I think both Obama and Romney are chumps. The last Presidential candidate I actually voted for was Clinton.

And, as for the math, it would seem statistically approaching impossible for Romney to win if Obama wins Ohio, which he is very likely to do.
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