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2008 General Election Live Thread
Poll Closing Times ^ | November 4, 2008 | xjcsa

Posted on 11/04/2008 3:49:45 PM PST by xjcsa

First whole states close in 12 minutes.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008election; election; electionday; mccain; obama; obummer
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To: higgmeister

the fox map had checked off w. virginia and now its not checked....what the hell is going on....


351 posted on 11/04/2008 4:52:18 PM PST by cherry
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To: EnnisExile
Thanks, everyone, for your help. WATCHING FOX, READING FR, and LISTENING to Hugh. Simply cannot listen to the teevee.

Yup...old Shep Smith leaves no doubt as to he voted for. Oh well, I suppose "fair and balanced" means you also have to hire a gay newscaster.

352 posted on 11/04/2008 4:52:24 PM PST by meandog (Hey Rush: Get it through your head, George W. Bush deserves the blame! Chuck Baldwin 2012!)
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To: snarkytart

Guys, its not gonna happen.

McCain is not up nearly enough in Indiana.

Early returns in Virginia and Florida are not big enough,


353 posted on 11/04/2008 4:52:28 PM PST by acsuc99 (T)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Early returns from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website:

Obama/Biden (DEM)
57.28% 571,417
McCain/Palin (REP)
42.01% 419,069
Barr/Root (LIB)
0.44% 4,395
WRITE-IN
0.26% 2,625

Obviously these are early voting. Only two small counties are partially reported as of yet.

BTW, in early voting, Kay Hagen is crushing Liddy Dole 58-39.

}:-)4


354 posted on 11/04/2008 4:52:31 PM PST by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: Vanders9

Fox just called south carolina for mccain.


355 posted on 11/04/2008 4:52:34 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Some men just want to watch the world burn)
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To: Tanniker Smith

fox called South Carolina for McCain


356 posted on 11/04/2008 4:52:37 PM PST by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: Vanders9

The BBC is awful. They actually had a minor scandal a few years back when an internal self-audit found a distinct leftwing bias in their coverage.

But if things go well they tonight they might provide some tasty shadenfreude.


357 posted on 11/04/2008 4:52:45 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: xjcsa
CNN: Vermont-Obama (3 EV); Kentucky-McCain (8 EV)

358 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:04 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: tcrlaf

Saint Louis County is Republican. Saint Louis City is Democrat. So an 85% turnout for the county is good news.


359 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:06 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: 1035rep

WHere do you see that? Fox has it Zero by 10


360 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:10 PM PST by NYC Republican (PLENTY of time for analysis/I-told-you-so in 2 days. Now, Infuriate the MSM--- Support McCain/Palin)
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To: jerry557
Obama coming in strong in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, and Orange (Orlando) counties.

Whew. Not unexpected.

361 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:18 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia (VOTE on November 4th!)
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To: jerry557

I think the polls are just now closing in the panhandle of FL. That area will go for McCain.


362 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:18 PM PST by elc
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To: 1035rep

Isn’t it a coal state too? I see your ethanol, and I raise you anthracite.


363 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:38 PM PST by fhayek
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

McCains ahead again in New Hampshire according to FOX


364 posted on 11/04/2008 4:53:39 PM PST by NavyCanDo (Original Reagan Democrat. (Read my FR profile))
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To: xjcsa

Virginia results...again, the People’s Republic of Northern Virginia usually comes in late:

Precincts Reporting: 300 of 2,496 (12.01%)

John McCain and Sarah Palin 161,959 56.01%

Barack Obama and Joe Biden 123,940 42.86%

Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez 1,090 0.37%

Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root 865 0.29%

Chuck Baldwin and Darrell L. Castle 728 0.25%

Write In 328 0.11%

Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente 231 0.07%


365 posted on 11/04/2008 4:54:09 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: meandog

I’m listening to Hugh too and no TV, just you guys....Me no like Shep

Hey EYORES, stop worrying about FL, it’s the liberal counties reporting.


366 posted on 11/04/2008 4:54:19 PM PST by Bush Revolution ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."...Let's win this thing)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

NRO online blog says don’t sweat Indiana those tight numbers are coming from counties where that margin is expected.


367 posted on 11/04/2008 4:54:19 PM PST by AU72
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To: Nashvegas

McCain is ahead in Indiana at 19:55 pm

North Carolina with 1 percent of the vote in obama is ahead by about 100K votes.


368 posted on 11/04/2008 4:54:39 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Some men just want to watch the world burn)
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To: acsuc99

The panhandle hasn’t even closed in FL yet.


369 posted on 11/04/2008 4:54:42 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: Nik Naym

Bill Kristol sounds like he’s ready to throw in the towel.


370 posted on 11/04/2008 4:54:43 PM PST by Ikemeister
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To: acsuc99

“Guys, its not gonna happen.

McCain is not up nearly enough in Indiana.”

Bullshit!

McCain is up 48% in IN and Obama is 40%.


371 posted on 11/04/2008 4:54:52 PM PST by BIOCHEMKY
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To: Salvation

Does anyone know what areas in NC are reporting?


372 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:02 PM PST by Phoenix11
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To: nutmeg
SC to McCain per FNC.

Crystal said that the numbers coming in from different counties throughout the country are pretty consistent with what the polls have been indicating for a few days now. That's not good. Brit added that the blowout forecasted hasn't come to past what with States too close to call. In short it will be a longer night than Obama had hoped.

373 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:04 PM PST by StarFan
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Wrong IN is split. The NW and SW corners are both on CST. About 8 counties if I remember correctly.


374 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:05 PM PST by redangus
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To: Moose4

More North Carolina numbers are starting to roll in, interesting breakdown here. First column is “normal” voters from today, second column is early voting or absentee votes (they call it “One Stop Voting” here), third column is provisionals and will be zero for a while.

Choice Election Day Absentee / One Stop Provisional Total Percent
Obama/Biden 38,697 591,582 0 630,279 55.29%
McCain/Palin 47,651 453,538 0 501,189 43.97%
Barr/Root 521 4,750 0 5,271 0.46%
WRITE-IN 270 2,852 0 3,122 0.27%

Obama had almost 140,000 more early voters than McCain. Not sure how bad that is in the grand scheme of things.

}:-)4


375 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:10 PM PST by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: xjcsa

Well the Georgia Sec of State website is only reporting 1% but so far McCain has 60.8% Obama 38% and Barr .7%. My district will be red for certain.


376 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:29 PM PST by jer33 3
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To: sf4dubya

It looks like most of the North Carolina votes are coming from Charlotte, another democratic stronghold.

So in Florida and North Carolina there was a concerted effort to get in a lot of dem votes early in the tabulation.

These big Obama leads don’t mean anything right now.


377 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:33 PM PST by jsdjason
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To: StarFan

When you say that the Florida panhandle doesn’t close until 8:00 pm do you mean EST or CST, because they are in the CST. Thanx


378 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:36 PM PST by SaintDismas (Starting to regret the handle I chose for this forum)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

That Fox map is driving me crazy!


379 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:36 PM PST by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: All
Fox Call WV for McCain

380 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:40 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Mac is up 13k VOTES in Indiana right now


381 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:42 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Some men just want to watch the world burn)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Saint Louis County is Republican. Saint Louis City is Democrat. So an 85% turnout for the county is good news.

THANK YOU!! I'm happy to see someone who actually knows what in the hell is coming in, and what is left. Instead of "OMG......"
382 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:43 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: icwhatudo

what’s up with Fox calling states before polls close? are they going off of exit polls? Says 0% of precincts reporting


383 posted on 11/04/2008 4:55:56 PM PST by boughtwithaprice
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To: elc

The big FL margin is because most of the numbers are currently from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.


384 posted on 11/04/2008 4:56:03 PM PST by GiveEmDubya (Piper Palin 2044)
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To: snarkytart

According to fox interactive,

EV

Mccain 21 (KY, WV, SC)
Ears 6 (NH, DE)


385 posted on 11/04/2008 4:56:03 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider. www.patriotguard.org for info. MAVERICK/BARRACUDA '08)
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To: GQuagmire; StarFan; Fawn; NautiNurse
Speed has improved in the last few minutes. Hope it stays that way

Yes, it has somewhat. That's more like it! I hope it stays that way as well...

386 posted on 11/04/2008 4:56:06 PM PST by nutmeg (Get Out The Vote for McPalin!!! Or face 4-8 years of Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: cardinal4

Why does Freep have TWo live elction threads????


387 posted on 11/04/2008 4:56:29 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Obozo.....friend of dictators and wannabee revoluuuushionaries !)
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To: Ikemeister

Fred is grumpier.


388 posted on 11/04/2008 4:56:50 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: jer33 3

McCain now up in FL 53 - 46%


389 posted on 11/04/2008 4:57:03 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: All

The media folks make me SICK. Sick, sick, sick. I can’t stand them.

6:00 ABC top-of-the-hour news, on the radio:

Barack Obama planning big celebration in Chicago, yada, yada.

Then, I quote: “A subdued John McCain just arrived in Arizona. He said they fought a good fight. Cindy McCain had tears in her eyes.”

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I CAN’T STAND THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!


390 posted on 11/04/2008 4:57:27 PM PST by Proud 2BeTexan (I'm voting for Sarah!)
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To: Phoenix11

7 counties scattered all over the state reported so far—some conservative, some liberal.

McCain has to make up roughly 138,000 votes in voting today. That’s how much of a lead Obama has in NC off the early and absentee voting.

}:-)4


391 posted on 11/04/2008 4:57:37 PM PST by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: boughtwithaprice

McCain ahead by about 40K votes in virginia right now.

Saxby Chambliss is winning in Ga.


392 posted on 11/04/2008 4:57:44 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Some men just want to watch the world burn)
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To: Ikemeister

Then I wish he would just go home and go to bed.


393 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:02 PM PST by Cecily
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To: BIOCHEMKY

If your gonna get all upset atleast get your facts straight...right now...with nearly 25% in...McCain is clinging to a 51-48 (16000 vote) lead.

Gary hasnt come in...only parts of Indianapolis and Bloomington.

He is down 8% in the popular vote and states like Cali, NY, Illinois, and NJ havent even come in yet.

This is an Obama night folks. I wish I was wrong. But lets atleast live in reality for a couple minutes.


394 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:09 PM PST by acsuc99 (T)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; mysterio

NW corner of IN is on CST.


395 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:09 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Velveeta

WE WANT PIE! WE WANT PIE!


396 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:10 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: koraz

The Fox map is a P.O.S!!! It keeps flipping to earlier results.


397 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:14 PM PST by Round 9
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To: Moose4

If it was going to be the Obama blowout the polls and media predicted they would be calling calling VA, NH, and Indiana by now, at Florida at 8.


398 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:17 PM PST by AU72
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To: Armedanddangerous

Well I’m signing off. It’s my hour of prayer. Our mom’s group divided up today, I figured the hour that a lot of polls closed was a good time. See you in an hour.


399 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:36 PM PST by mockingbyrd (When I say Obama. You say Ayers.....Obama! Ayers!)
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To: boughtwithaprice

It is maddening to try and guess from incomplete data. I do it because I am too impatient and then regret in the morning. Every election is a one night stand. :)


400 posted on 11/04/2008 4:58:45 PM PST by JimSEA (just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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