Skip to comments.Following the Election Returns [Hour by Hour Guide]
Posted on 11/07/2006 4:41:39 AM PST by RobFromGa
This year the networks say they are guarding their exit poll results as if they were crown jewels. The results will be delivered to a "quarantine room," access to which will be granted to only two staffers from each network...
Given that the longer election night might not suit everyone's bedtime, I've prepared an hour-by-hour guide to tonight's results...
All times are Eastern. In a bow to tradition, we've listed states that went for George W. Bush two years ago in red and those that went for John Kerry in blue. The letters after state names indicate governor and senate races, with the incumbent party in the appropriate color (independents in black).
Polls close in these two states at 6 p.m. local time, which means the eastern portions will end voting at 6 EST. The key races in both states will be a bevy of close House races featuring GOP incumbents.
In Indiana, three GOP House incumbents have been trailing their Democratic challengers in October polls, albeit with survey samples so small the margin of error is large. Watch Rep. Mike Sodrel in the Ninth District. If he wins, it will mean it's unlikely Republicans will face a huge Democratic wave and lose 30 seats or more. If Rep. Chris Chocola in the Second District should survive, the GOP may wind up losing 20 seats or fewer. If Rep. John Hostettler also comes home to victory in the Eighth District, there is a good chance the GOP will retain its House majority. Indiana's Senate race isn't competitive; Republican Dick Lugar will easily win a sixth term.
Kentucky has two barn burners. Republican Rep. Anne Northup has held Louisville's Third District for five terms...
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But keep on spewing your nonsense.
My polling place was rainy and full of voters too.....just curious. I voted straight Repub.
That does sound like a good turnout..
I will be heading out in about an hour...will let you guys know how busy here...but really, my area is one of the LEAST important and least competitive.
Just voted and I was 430 which I think is a high number for this early in the day. A lot of people must have voted on the way to work. Had to use an ID. Will be watching the returns tonight. It was pouring down rain and people are not staying home.
VERY GOOD letter...unfortunately, I am sure that jon carry will never read it.
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and was very much in favor of the redistribution of wealth.
She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.
One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more government welfare programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.
Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.
Her father listened and then asked, "How is you friend Audrey doing?"
She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."
Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That Way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."
The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That wouldn't be fair! I have worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!"
The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the Republican party."
I just voted. I live in a heavy dem precint, mostly lower middle to middle class. Heavy turnout. Apparently dems don't melt in the rain after all. Get out and vote, folks!
No it ain't, Einstein.
This post now enters the historical record.
Just made several calls on GOP behalf. Real easy to do.
thanks for this thread, I will be following
That's simply brilliant.
>>Dems may try this technique in future elections -- run a Dem and run an Independent (Dem in disguise) -- and hope either get elected.
In Kansas, the Democrats are recruiting disgruntled "moderate" Republicans to switch parties to run against the social conservatives. They got Nancy Boyda and Paul Morrison to switch parties to run against Congressman Jim Ryun and AG Phill Kline, respectively. Pray that these slimy opportunists don't win and that the good people of Kansas will see through the charade and realize that these people aren't moderates, they're liberals and will act as such when elected.
Dont know how many others are like me, but I am not going to watch the exit poll reporting tonight, in fact, I am not going to watch any of this at all. I'm simply going to login to FreeRepublic tomorrow morning, and read the results.
Will Murtha lose out to Irey????
Thanks for the ping!
Before I turn in for a nap after a busy morning, I'll share a unique little election story with yon Freepers.
It's happening in Delaware. Two great races going on in Delaware yet you don't hear much what with all the tight races and such.
the first interesting race is for Attorney General of all things. Ferris Wharton, the prosecutor in charge of the trial of famed murderer Thomas Capano, versus Beau Biden, son of Joe. The conservatives in this state are doing everything to block Beau as he is, heh, the son of Joe.
The more intriguing story is the candidacy of one Christine O'Donnell. Never heard of Christine O'Donnell? Perhaps tonight you will. So I'll give you Freepers a heads up lest you be out of the know.
Christine O'Donnell fought to be nominated for Delaware's GOP candidate to run against Tom Carper, the Democratic incumbent Senator. Christine O'Donnell is a devout Christian and openly espouses bringing back Christian principles to our nation.
She was considered anathema to Delaware's Republican party, most of them RINO's at any rate in this blue state.
A whole bunch of people were angered by Christine's dismissal by the pubbies and a groundswell formed to elect Christine as a write-in for Delaware's Senator.
The GOP here did nominate an affable but lackluster fellow called Jan Ting. Ting could be a robot and when confronted with anything outside of his talking points he waffled. If there's nothing worse than a Democratic talking head it has to be a Republican talking head.
Well I was gonna vote for Ting anyway because never a Democrat, not ever. Then I got swept up into the campaign of Christine O'Donnell.
Christine got an hour time on the local talk station, listened to by everybody in Sussex county, Delaware. I listened to her and ...why I loved the woman!
All of a sudden big billboards started popping up all up and down Delaware's highways and byways and lawn signs started sprouting up with pleas to write in Christine O'Donnell for Delaware Senator.
I got myself so enamored of the concept I even went to one of her campaign stops. Below is the link to my story and there's a pic of me actually posing with Christine. Scroll way down towards the bottom of the post. Or read the rest of the post, I don't mind.
When I went to vote today everyone was having problems handling a write-in vote. Well I wonder why this is?
Heck, I couldn't even get mine to work right. Every poll worker had instructions on how to handle write-in votes and big signs were displayed prominantly on the walls. Think they were expecting some write-in votes, just a hunch?
Now a little about Sussex county Delaware. It is, I say proudly, the most wonderful little enclave of conservatism now growing geometrically for its space and nearby beaches. The populace increases from the movement of middle-aged, moderate couples desperate to escape nearby liberal hells of Merryland, New Jersey, and PA.
Christine O'Donnell is one very popular candidate here in Sussex county and I think it's entirely possible she may carry at least this county as a write-in for Senator. Sussex county is not only one the largest county in Delaware, it is one of the largest counties in America.
She'll never make it in Delaware's other two counties, heh, one of which includes mighty Wilmington and its just as mighty dead vote.
Just in case, sometime tonight, there's the big surprise that a senatorial candidate elected by write-in vote, remember you read it here first. Christine regularly has commercials instructing on how to write-in and she's become the darling of Sussex county. And she really is a nice, very nice young lady, I was impressed by her. Imagine running for Senator as a write-in...takes some courage.
Frist predicts Republican sweep
I am with you. I have school tonight and when I get home I'm going straight to bed. I'm not going to stay up all night riding that emotional rollercoaster again.
We're in Upstate NY, so it doesn't make that much difference because of NYC, but our conservative/conservative area has already gotten a record turn out. I'm impressed. We live in a great area.
Good idea. Thanks.
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Just came back from voting here in New York, although I don`t know how much good it`s going to do being that the idiots here worship Hillary like the second coming of Christ (or more likely Allah)...Anyone getting any vibes here yet on the ultimate outcome, if terror is getting a foothold or Repubs are going be able to continue to hold it back?
It's going to feel strange to vote for Al Gore's former running mate, but he seems to be the choice among Republicans in CT this year. As you say, the vote is not really for Lieberman, it's against Lamont. The Republican hasn't got a chance, whatever his name is.
I'm with you Rob. Good Calls. I'm praying for God's help in PA.
Here's a new word for you: HYPOCRITE.
I know Lieberman's a liberal, but didn't he used to hold a few conservative positions before he joined Gore on the ticket? He was pro-school vouchers, I'm pretty sure, and I think there were two or three other things -- maybe parental notification even if he is overall pro-abort.
Bookmarking. Is this THE big thread?
just posted on the dark side
GOP Turnout Very High in my Precinct
Okay, I'm paranoid. Turnout in my profoundly republican precinct was 31% at noon -- I'm told that's high. I live in the Baltimore suburbs...
If we hold the House and Senate by narrow margins, we have totally discredited these phony polling companies. I can't wait.
haha. Good work...
You know, I just don't remember. You could be right. I've come to respect Lieberman, but I don't think he would be comfortable in the Republican party and vice versa.
Couldn't this be good for Steele (I'm assuming black precincts are Dem, but he's sure to get a higher percentage of the black vote than usual for Republicans)?