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Posted on 11/04/2008 3:49:45 PM PST by xjcsa
First whole states close in 12 minutes.
the fox map had checked off w. virginia and now its not checked....what the hell is going on....
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.
Guys, its not gonna happen.
McCain is not up nearly enough in Indiana.
Early returns in Virginia and Florida are not big enough,
Early returns from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website:
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.
Fox just called south carolina for mccain.
fox called South Carolina for McCain
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.
Saint Louis County is Republican. Saint Louis City is Democrat. So an 85% turnout for the county is good news.
WHere do you see that? Fox has it Zero by 10
Whew. Not unexpected.
I think the polls are just now closing in the panhandle of FL. That area will go for McCain.
Isn’t it a coal state too? I see your ethanol, and I raise you anthracite.
McCains ahead again in New Hampshire according to FOX
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%
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.
NRO online blog says don’t sweat Indiana those tight numbers are coming from counties where that margin is expected.
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.
The panhandle hasn’t even closed in FL yet.
Bill Kristol sounds like he’s ready to throw in the towel.
“Guys, its not gonna happen.
McCain is not up nearly enough in Indiana.”
McCain is up 48% in IN and Obama is 40%.
Does anyone know what areas in NC are reporting?
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.
Wrong IN is split. The NW and SW corners are both on CST. About 8 counties if I remember correctly.
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.
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.
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.
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
That Fox map is driving me crazy!
Mac is up 13k VOTES in Indiana right now
what’s up with Fox calling states before polls close? are they going off of exit polls? Says 0% of precincts reporting
The big FL margin is because most of the numbers are currently from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
According to fox interactive,
Mccain 21 (KY, WV, SC)
Ears 6 (NH, DE)
Yes, it has somewhat. That's more like it! I hope it stays that way as well...
Why does Freep have TWo live elction threads????
Fred is grumpier.
McCain now up in FL 53 - 46%
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
McCain ahead by about 40K votes in virginia right now.
Saxby Chambliss is winning in Ga.
Then I wish he would just go home and go to bed.
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.
NW corner of IN is on CST.
WE WANT PIE! WE WANT PIE!
The Fox map is a P.O.S!!! It keeps flipping to earlier results.
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.
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.
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. :)