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  • Barack Obama Would Lose All 12 Swing States Today, Poll Says

    12/13/2011 7:08:23 AM PST · by RockinRight · 94 replies
    A survey of 12 swing states that Barack Obama carried in 2008 now finds the president losing to both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich there. USA Today-Gallup -- polling registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin -- found Obama trailing Romney 43-48, and Gingrich 45-48. Because Obama is expected to hold the big states of California, New York and Illinois, he maintains a popular-vote advantage nationwide, where he leads Gingrich 50-44, and edges Romney 47-46. But the Electoral College math would deliver the White House to Republicans if...
  • Dems losing ground in swing states (Electorate will be Less Democratic, More Independent)

    12/08/2011 7:08:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2011 | Rick Moran
    A study released by the centrist group, The Third Way, reveals that more than 800,000 Democrats have left the party in 8 battleground states since 2008.ABC News: "The numbers show that Democrats' path to victory just got harder," said Lanae Erickson, the report's co-author. "We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008."Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and unprecedentedly low party-approval ratings, the number of voters registering under a major party is...
  • Voters Flee Democratic Party in Key Swing States (Actually both parties, but Donks worse)

    12/08/2011 12:15:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Amy Bingham
    President Obama’s uphill battle to re-election is getting steeper. A report released today by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key battleground states have fled the Democratic Party since Obama won election in 2008. “The numbers show that Democrats’ path to victory just got harder,” said Lanae Erickson, the report’s co-author. “We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008.” Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and...
  • First PurplePoll Shows Challenges for Obama, Leading GOP Contenders (Poll of Swing States)

    10/01/2011 5:31:36 AM PDT · by Clairity · 22 replies
    Brandenton ^ | Sept. 30, 2011 | Purple strategies
    Today Purple Strategies released the results of their first PurplePoll of the 2012 election cycle revealing challenges for President Obama, but problems for Mitt Romney and Rick Perry as well. Unlike other polls, the PurplePoll focuses exclusively on the 12 states that have decided presidential elections for the past dozen years, and will do so again in 2012: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Eight of these states won by President Obama in 2008 have swung between Republican and Democratic candidates since 1996. The four others (NH, MN, PA, and...
  • Poll: Obama disapproval soars to 54 percent in Va

    09/15/2011 7:26:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 4 Sep 2011 | BOB LEWIS
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama's disapproval rating has soared to 54 percent in Virginia, a battleground state the Democrat took from the Republicans to win the White House in 2008 and will likely need to carry next year to win re-election, a new poll released Thursday shows.</p>
  • The 2012 Election Will Come Down to Seven States (If True, I will Weep for America)

    09/05/2011 10:16:04 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 111 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Larry Sabato
    The 2012 Election Will Come Down to Seven States National polls are nice, but Electoral College math is what matters..Article Comments (47) more in Opinion ». Email Print Save ↓ More . .smaller Larger By LARRY J. SABATO Straw polls, real polls, debates, caucuses, primaries—that's the public side of presidential campaigns 14 months before Election Day. But behind the scenes, strategists for President Obama and his major Republican opponents are already focused like a laser on the Electoral College. The emerging general election contest gives every sign of being highly competitive, unlike 2008. Of course, things can change: Ronald Reagan...
  • Turning Michigan into a Red State

    07/28/2010 3:14:28 AM PDT · by jenk · 35 replies · 3+ views
    me | 07/28/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    One of the most annoying things for me has been the fact that every time a vote has been held in congress in the past, the top half of Michigan would be shown in blue on a congressional vote map, along with the Detroit area. If anything, the top half of Michigan is more like the nation’s south, than it is like the state’s southeast. We are resourceful, tolerant people who have finally had enough. I live in the First District of Michigan, and am involved in the primary elections which are quickly approaching, next Tuesday. There is one Democrat...
  • Ohio's Unemployment Rate Highest In 25 Years

    04/17/2010 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies · 948+ views
    ONNTV.COM ^ | 17 APRIL 2010 | ONNTV.COM
    CINCINNATI — State officials reported on Friday that March's jobless rate is now at 11 percent. That's up from 10.9 in February. The rate is now the highest since September 1983, ONN's Lot Tan reported. "It's so sad, it just devastates me. I cried for a long time. It was a major part of my life," said Peggy Abbott. For nearly 20 years, Abbott dedicated her life to her job. She worked hard, started at the bottom and worked her way to the top. "I made it all the way up to office manager, and I was making good money,"...
  • Ohio voters switching from Democratic party to GOP

    04/08/2010 12:30:49 PM PDT · by EBH · 58 replies · 1,981+ views
    AP ^ | 04/08/2010
    The Columbus Dispatch reports that Democrats switching to the Republican party outnumbered Republicans switching to the Democratic party by about 7-to-1 as of Tuesday in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland. In 2008, the figures favored Democrats 5-to-1. In Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, about 9 times as many Democrats have switched parties.
  • PPP: Obama’s approval rating now negative in every red state that flipped in 2008

    03/01/2010 4:58:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 993+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Feel the realignment. -In Colorado a recent Rasmussen poll found his approval at 45/53. Research 2000 found his favorability at 46/47 in January. -In Florida Rasmussen found his approval at 45/54 and Quinnipiac’s latest found it at 45/49. -In Indiana Rasmussen has his approval at 44/54 and Research 2000 finds his favorability at 46/49… -In Nevada Rasmussen finds his approval at 46/54. We found 44/52 in in January. There are nine states in all but I’m giving you numbers for four where there’s a Democrat in trouble in the local Senate race and The One will be expected to —...
  • Pennsylvania: A Battleground State Leaning Red

    02/14/2010 12:51:08 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 51 replies · 1,329+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 14, 2010 | By Salena Zito
    You have to hand it to the White House: It is at least consistent in sending the absolutely wrong message to voters pondering whether to keep Democrats in control of Congress in the coming midterm election. Even the body language is all wrong. Receive news alerts Sign Up Salena Zito RealClearPolitics election 2010 pa sen Democratic Party Republican Party Barack Obama [+] More On Tuesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mocked Sarah Palin's crib notes on the palm of her hand. The next day, President Obama told Business Week that he didn't begrudge gazillion-dollar bonuses for executives of banks...
  • Mike Huckabee steers PAC to 2012 swing states

    10/27/2009 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 822+ views
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2009 | POLITICO.COM
    Former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee is deploying his grass-roots activists and raising money for the campaigns of conservative candidates in states that are key to a 2012 presidential run. The effort is run by Huck PAC, the former governor’s political action committee, which has 6,000 members spread across all 50 states, 46 of which have volunteer state coordinators.
  • Will the Buckeye State Swing Back to the GOP in 2010?

    10/23/2009 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies · 2,159+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that after controlling the state for years, the Ohio GOP got slaughtered in 2006 and again in 2008. In addition to losing the state's top offices, the party lost a U.S. Senator, four U.S. House seats and its majority in the Ohio House of Representatives over the past four years. But timing is everything in politics, and Ohio once again looks like a barnburner in next year's midterm elections.
  • ACORN had plan that critics say would have helped Democrats in key Ohio congressional races in 2008

    10/18/2009 3:02:00 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 8 replies · 1,065+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | October 18, 2009 | Steve Koff
    WASHINGTON -- As conspiracy theories go, this one met the legacy test: Skeptics remained convinced that ACORN, the community organizing group, tried to steal Ohio's 2008 election, even though authorities declared the election clean. So be forewarned, because what follows reawakens old suspicions -- and Republicans say there's a good reason. In a nutshell: ACORN, under attack for other misdeeds, plotted privately to help elect liberal congressional candidates in several 2008 Ohio races, a previously undisclosed ACORN political plan shows. This is the first time that ACORN, formally called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has been linked...
  • As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation?

    07/26/2009 7:12:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 346+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2009 | Salena Zito
    NEW WATERFORD, Ohio – If Ohio is the nation's political weather vane (and you can make a good case that it is), then a two-election trend toward Democrats may be over. “The problems for Ohio are all created in Washington,” says Bill Watkins, owner of The Original Mario’s pizza shop on East Main Street here. “Bailouts, stimulus money, cap-and-trade have only hurt our economy, not enhanced it.” Earlier this month, President Obama and his policies took a hit in the Buckeye State. A Quinnipiac University poll showed the president’s job-approval rating dropped from 62 percent to 49 percent, and Ohio's...
  • Voting Rate Dips As Older Whites Stay Home [Enabled 0 to Win OH & PA!]

    07/20/2009 1:43:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies · 2,165+ views
    APReport ^ | July 20, 2009
    Voting rate dips as older whites stay home About 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters cast ballots in November WASHINGTON - For all the attention generated by Barack Obama's candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years. The reason: Older whites with little interest in backing either Barack Obama or John McCain stayed home. Census figures released Monday show about 63.6 percent of the nation's eligible voters, or 131.1 million people, voted last November. Although that represented an increase of 5 million voters — virtually all...
  • First Ohio, Now Virginia - Obama Approval Dropping Like a Stone

    07/08/2009 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 23 replies · 995+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | July 8, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    A new Public Policy Polling survey looking at how likely voters for this fall’s election view Barack Obama finds his approval rating at just 48%, with 46% disapproving. Obama’s reviews are highly polarized with 95% of Democrats but only 9% of Republicans giving him good marks. His overall numbers are weak due to poor numbers among independents- 52% of them say they disapprove of Obama’s performance with only 38% giving him favorable ones.
  • Teenager: I Registered To Vote 73 Times [Ohio ACORN Lands In Hot Water..............]

    10/13/2008 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 2,263+ views
    Teenager: I Registered To Vote 73 Times Ohio ACORN Lands In Hot Water POSTED: 3:01 pm EDT October 13, 2008 UPDATED: 3:31 pm EDT October 13, 2008 A Cleveland teenager who claims he registered to vote 73 times over a five-month period has set of alarm bells among election officials in Ohio's most populous county. The bipartisan Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland voted unanimously Monday to ask Prosecutor Bill Mason to investigate multiple registrations by four people, including 19-year-old Freddie Johnson. All four said they signed forms at the behest of a community organizing group, the Association of...
  • Cincinnati: Thousands gather for 'Tea Party'

    03/15/2009 3:12:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies · 1,463+ views
    cincinnati.com ^ | March 15, 2009 | By Amber Ellis
    DOWNTOWN - Thousands of people filled Fountain Square this afternoon for the Cincinnati Tea Party, a grassroots-effort designed to show their disapproval for bailouts and the massive federal stimulus plan. People wore Revolution-era costumes and raised anti-bailout signs with messages like “Give us Liberty, not debt” and “No more bailouts.”
  • Obama in perpetual campaign, Barbour says

    02/22/2009 3:00:39 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 1,436+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | February 22, 2009 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) – It's no coincidence President Obama has traveled to key swing states to push his massive stimulus measure, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday. Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Obama's recent travel is an indication that the new president is already running for reelection. "He's going to those places for a reason," Barbour said on CNN's State of the Union. "I mean David Axelrod, who's his campaign consultant/manager/guru really is one of the brightest, most capable people in American politics. And so this is what we've become accustomed to, the perpetual campaign." In the...
  • ACORN voter registration recruiter charged with voter registration fraud

    01/05/2009 2:55:07 PM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 16 replies · 916+ views
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 1/5/08 | Patrick M. O'Connell
    ST. LOUIS -- A voter registration recruiter working for the group ACORN has been indicted on two felony counts of voter registration fraud. Deidra Humphrey, 44, of East St. Louis, is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in St. Louis this week after a federal grand jury indicted her on the charges Dec. 31, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Humphrey is accused of submitting forged and false voter registration cards for the November general election, including forging cards for nursing home residents, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Monday.
  • Conn. man admits he voted early in Ohio

    12/30/2008 5:04:41 AM PST · by Puppage · 31 replies · 1,757+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 12/30/2008 | Puppage
    Cincinnati (AP) - A Connecticut man has admitted that he did not live in Ohio when he cast an early ballot for the presidential election in Cincinnati. Kevin Duffy, of Manchester, Conn., pleaded guilty in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court on Monday to attempted false voter registration. The 24-year-old's attorney says Duffy got "caught up" in the excitement of the election while visiting his sister in Cincinnati. He cast his ballot Oct. 4 during a weeklong period during which new voters could register and immediately cast a ballot. Duffy later told county elections officials not to count his vote. He...
  • GOP-killing juggernaut puts bull's-eye on states.

    12/05/2008 12:32:37 PM PST · by Richard_ Saunders_2000 · 22 replies · 784+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 12/5/2008 | By Bob Unruh
    A Democratic juggernaut of local and regional organizations that blast Republicans and promote Democrats using money donated by hundreds of millionaires and even billionaires was a key to President-elect Barack Obama's win over GOP candidate Sen. John McCain last month. And a new report warns the same attack strategy now is being implemented in states, targeting especially the offices of secretary of state, where elections are managed
  • Early, absentee voting pushed Obama to win in Florida

    11/20/2008 3:30:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 988+ views
    MIAMI (AP) — More Floridians voted for John McCain than Barack Obama on Election Day, but the Democrat sealed his victory in the state by winning more early and absentee votes. An Associated Press study of 94 percent of the state's total shows that the Republican beat Obama by almost 5 percentage points on Nov. 4, but Obama trumped McCain by 11 percentage points in early and absentee balloting. Overall, Obama beat McCain 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent in Florida, becoming only the third Democrat in 11 presidential elections to carry the state.
  • Missouri virtually sure to give its electoral votes to McCain

    11/19/2008 11:50:11 AM PST · by flattorney · 35 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 19, 2008 | Dave Helling
    It looks like John McCain has won Missouri — the last state not marked in either red or blue on the electoral map. The Missouri secretary of state’s office said Tuesday night the Arizona Republican led President-elect Barack Obama by 4,355 votes out of 2,923,496 cast. Assuming the state certifies the count, it will place the overall electoral vote at 365 for Obama and 173 for McCain. The office said 3,159 provisional ballots remained to be added to those totals, but even if Obama won them all, McCain had a big enough margin to win the state’s 11 electoral votes....
  • McCain wins Missouri in close race against Obama

    11/19/2008 2:32:46 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 1,587+ views
    Updated: 11/19/08 03:20 PM McCain wins Missouri in close race against Obama The Associated Press Republican John McCain has defeated President-elect Barack Obama in Missouri - the last state to be decided in the 2008 presidential election. McCain's narrow victory over Obama breaks a bellwether streak in which Missourians had picked the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1956. With all jurisdictions reporting complete but unofficial results, McCain led Obama by 3,632 votes Wednesday out of more than 2.9 million cast - a margin of 0.12 percentage points.
  • E-mails get leader of state office suspended(Helen Jones-Kelley snoops Joe the Plumber)

    11/11/2008 5:09:56 PM PST · by Red Steel · 48 replies · 374+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 8, 2008 | Randy Ludlow
    Gov. Ted Strickland placed the director of the state Department of Job and Family Services on paid leave yesterday for possibly using a state computer and e-mail account for political fundraising. E-mails obtained by The Dispatch show that Helen Jones-Kelley's account was used to assist the presidential campaign of Democrat Barack Obama in raising money. Strickland asked Inspector General Thomas P. Charles to investigate the "unconfirmed" matter, and the governor named Jan Allen, secretary of his cabinet, as acting director of the department. The state e-mails show that Jones-Kelley provided the Obama campaign with the names of 17 potential Dayton-area...
  • Show-Me State Still Hasn't Shown Who It Voted For

    11/10/2008 5:54:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 760+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 8, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Missouri is the one state that has yet to award its electors, but the likelihood is that those 11 electors will be awarded to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thus eroding the state's "bellwether" status. Since 1904, Missouri has voted with the winner in every presidential election except for one. On election night, the Missouri Secretary of State's office recorded a 5,868 vote edge for the Republicans -- 1,442,673 votes for the McCain-Palin ticket, 1,436,814 for Obama-Biden. In other words, McCain 49.4%, Obama 49.2%. The state was not called, however, because uncounted were 7,085 provisional ballots -- cast by folks whose...
  • Democrats say state isn't blue yet (Colorado)

    11/10/2008 8:19:32 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 279+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | November. 8, 2008 | Dean Toda
    Barack Obama carried Colorado on Tuesday with ease. So did Mark Udall, the Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of a Republican. The state's senior senator, Ken Salazar, is a Democrat, as is Gov. Bill Ritter. A Democrat, Betsy Markey, ousted a Republican incumbent in the 4th Congressional District, giving Colorado's congressional delegation a lopsided 7-2 Democratic edge. Six years ago, Republicans were ahead by the same margin. So Colorado has changed from red to blue, right? Wrong, the state's leading Democrats say. "We're not red, we're not blue," Ritter told a morning-after news...
  • Undecided Missouri set to lose its bellwether status and vote for McCain

    11/07/2008 4:25:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 1,304+ views
    The London Times Online ^ | November 7, 2008 | Kaya Burgess
    The Midwestern state is still "undecided", and is still, even three days later, too close to call. And Missourians have reason to take their time. They have long had the reputation of being a bellwether state, and have voted for the winning candidate in every Presidential election since 1904, barring 1956. But this time, it looks as though they have got it wrong. Mr McCain currently leads Mr Obama in the count by 49.5 per cent to 49.3 per cent, or by 1,442,673 to 1,436,184 — a margin of just 6,489 votes. Although all balloted votes have been counted, however,...
  • Obama takes North Carolina, three days later

    11/07/2008 4:17:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 1,328+ views
    AFP ^ | November 7, 2008
    President-elect Barack Obama was Friday declared the winner of North Carolina, three days after the US elections, making him the first Democrat to take the state since 1976, media said. Obama's triumph over Republican John McCain in the southern state adds another 15 electoral college votes bringing his total to 364, with 270 were needed to win the election. The results from Missouri, however, are still not declared with the two candidates running a neck-and-neck race with only a few thousand votes separating them, with McCain narrowly in the lead. Missouri has 11 electoral votes. Independent tracking website RealClearPolitics.com said...
  • Hallelujah! No more political ads!

    11/05/2008 7:29:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies · 375+ views
    Hallelujah! No more political ads! By Peter Mucha Inquirer Staff Writer Joy is spreading through the land, as America wakes up and realizes ... No more political ads! It's one issue on which everyone agrees. Hurrah! It's back to being bombarded by brainwashing about osteoporosis and acid reflux, super-tough trucks and insurance ducks, wrinkle removers and cleavage enhancing undergarments. AFLAC! "Dear Lord, it's the greatest thing in America!" said Joe Evers, 54, the prothonotary of Philadelphia, waiting by a car outside City Hall this morning. "Does anybody say anything nice?" Now he can go back to rolling his eyes over...
  • McCain Takes Nebraska But Electoral Votes May Be Split

    11/05/2008 9:31:16 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 997+ views
    KETV ^ | 11.05.08
    Everybody knows Barack Obama will be the next president, but it might be a week before they find out whether he won one of five electoral votes from Nebraska. Republican John McCain had a 569-vote lead over Obama in the state's 2nd Congressional District early Wednesday. The number of votes it takes to force a recount is based on a formula that takes 1 percent of the top vote-getter. If the tally stands, a recount would occur if the final margin is less than about 1,260 votes, because McCain had 126,303 votes.
  • Obama wins Indiana

    11/05/2008 1:24:17 AM PST · by Impy · 87 replies · 6,412+ views
    AP ^ | 11-05-08 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Another state that hasn't voted for a Democrat for president in quite a while has done so this time. The last time Indiana voted for a Democrat for president was when Lyndon Johnson was elected in 1964.
  • Colorado goes blue

    11/04/2008 11:44:31 PM PST · by Kukai · 71 replies · 3,968+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Nov.4., 2008 | Jennifer Brown
    Colorado, once a reliably red state, swung blue tonight as voters chose Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president, Mark Udall for the state's open Senate seat and a host of Democrats for Congress. GOP Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave was unseated by Democratic challenger Betsy Markey after an intense campaign full of attack ads, topping off a landslide victory for Democrats. Celebrating at the downtown Sheraton Hotel in Denver, cheering Democrats grew louder and louder as election results rolled in. The crowd erupted into a frenzy that lasted for several minutes following CNN's pronouncement that Obama won the election. "Obama! Obama! Obama!"...
  • MO and IN fall

    11/04/2008 11:16:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 236 replies · 13,363+ views
    11.05.08 | Perdogg
    What has happened to America?
  • Florida Election Returns (Dept. of State Website)

    11/04/2008 5:05:19 PM PST · by bamahead · 31 replies · 4,359+ views
    Florida Department of State ^ | Nov 4, 2008 | FL Dept of State
    Live returns should start coming in any second now. http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/
  • Votes getting tighter in Florida

    11/04/2008 5:56:14 PM PST · by vets son · 69 replies · 8,907+ views
    McCain has steadily been narrowing the gap in Florida.
  • Why can't they call Indiana yet?

    11/04/2008 5:53:50 PM PST · by pctech · 34 replies · 3,965+ views
    Just Look Around
    Over 50% of the precincts have reported in Indiana and so far McCain is in the lead, yet they haven't called it yet. 0% of the precincts have reported in PA, and yet they have already called it for Obama.
  • Obama getting his ass kicked in VA (No official call yet, thought)

    11/04/2008 5:41:03 PM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 30 replies · 5,405+ views
    Fox News, ABC News ^ | 11/04/2008 | FoxNews.com
    Obama getting his ass kicked in VA (No official call yet, thought) McCain up 55-45
  • Dick Morris @ 8:09 PM: Don't Jump to Conclusion on Obama Win

    11/04/2008 5:38:31 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 26 replies · 10,034+ views
    News Max ^ | November 4, 2008 | Dick Morris
    <p>If you look at Virginia and Kentucky, it looks like a narrow McCain victory.</p> <p>If you look at Florida and Indiana, it looks like a big Obama win. All four states have less than a quarter of the vote in, so we can't jump to conclusions.</p>
  • Virginia Results by County (McCain Winning)

    11/04/2008 5:05:46 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 4,642+ views
    https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/ ^ | NOV 4,2008 | www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov
    http://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov
  • McCain down 200K in Florida

    11/04/2008 4:51:18 PM PST · by DAC21 · 99 replies · 15,051+ views
    11/4/08 | DAC21
    Any analysis of why McCain is down 200K votes. Tell me we have a chance.
  • Long Lines, Voting Problems Reported Statewide At The Polls [VIRGINIA]

    11/04/2008 11:06:21 AM PST · by steve-b · 23 replies · 1,473+ views
    Voters were lined up by the hundreds Tuesday as polls opened in Virginia, and reports quickly began to mount of malfunctioning voting machines and polling places opening late. The State Board of Elections said at a briefing there were no "widespread problems" and blamed human error and the rain for those problems that were reported. "Virginians are turning out in record numbers," spokeswoman Susan S. Pollard said in a statement. "Although a light rain is falling across the state, it does not seem to have dampened turnout."... State elections officials have said Virginia could see an unprecedented Election Day turnout....
  • All eyes on Pennsylvania as bellwether of McCain's fate

    11/03/2008 8:26:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,921+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2008 | Stephen Dinan
    The political pros say they'll be watching to see whether Pennsylvania goes red Tuesday - if so, Sen. John McCain might pull off one of the greatest comebacks in political history and be on his way to the White House. But if Sen. Barack Obama holds Pennsylvania and collects Virginia or Indiana, two states that haven't gone Democratic since 1964, a landslide is in the offing for Democrats, and that could help them win down-ticket races that could give them a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. "If you think of the Electoral College, and Barack wins [Pennsylvania], it is difficult...
  • Ohio Coal Assoc Pres. Obama 'extraordinarily misguided'

    11/03/2008 6:53:08 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 27 replies · 2,286+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | November 3, 2008 | Salena Zito
    John McCain on Sen. Obama's dormant remarks on the coal industry: “We found out yesterday what Senator Obama really thinks about coal. In a new video talking about his policies on coal, he told the San Francisco Chronicle, “if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them.” “Now, I believe we need to control emissions,” added McCain, “but I’m not going to let our coal industry go bankrupt. I’m not going to let coal workers lose their jobs and I’m not going to let energy prices increase even more for our families.”...
  • No Sleep ‘Til Phoenix For Palin

    11/03/2008 5:39:58 PM PST · by mathwhizz · 36 replies · 2,209+ views
    (CLEVELAND) - Sarah Palin campaigns in six cities in five states on Monday, and that’s not even the most grueling part of her final push before Election Day. After her last campaign rally in Elko, Nev., concludes at about 11:15pm local time, Palin will fly overnight to Anchorage, so that she can vote at around 7am Alaska time in Wasilla. She’ll then fly straight to Phoenix to be in place for the Republicans’ Election Night party and isn’t expected to land there until about 7:30pm ET. Aides to Palin said there was never any serious discussion about the possibility of...
  • Palin Thanks Police and Supporters

    11/03/2008 3:00:51 PM PST · by pissant · 2 replies · 761+ views
    KCRG ^ | 11/3/08 | staff
    COLUMBIA REGIONAL AIRPORT -- Sarah Palin took time out of her busy schedule for some photo opportunities at the Columbia Regional Airport just before she left Mid-Missouri. Palin showed her appreciation to a group of Columbia and Jefferson City Police Officers as well as Missouri Highway Patrol Troopers who helped escort Palin’s motorcade between the Airport and the State Capitol. Officers say they were pleased that the vice-presidential candidate took the time to say “thank you” for their service. Palin also took some pictures with Boone County Republican Party Volunteers. Interim Columbia Police Chief Tom Dresner said, “I knew ahead...
  • Survey USA NC McCain 49/Obama 48 with +10 Dem Bias and MCcain carries Independents

    11/03/2008 3:09:35 PM PST · by sunmars · 10 replies · 897+ views
    No way he's losing NC with this kind of Poll. Look at the internals McCain carries 3 of 4 regions, carries indies by 8, only loses women by 3. Dem sample of 46% to Rep 36% (no way is that NC). McCain takes 88% of Reps and 18% of Dems. Obama takes on 80% of Dems and 10% repubs (which means a +16 to McCain. If Obama can oly take 80% of Dems and lose indies, he cannot win, no way NC aint even close folks, the only reason it is with internals like that is the 10% dem Bias.
  • Latest Karl Rove EC prediction, Obama 338, McCain 200

    11/03/2008 3:18:18 PM PST · by flattorney · 122 replies · 6,557+ views
    KarlRove.com ^ | November 03, 2008 | Karl Rove
    Late today, Karl Rove's Electoral College projection changed from 311, McCain 160, toss-up 67 to Obama 338, McCain 200, no toss-ups. I’ve only been doing professional GOP politics for 18 years, and Karl is a lot smart than I am. But the only way I will agree with him is when the final vote is tallied. We all know John has a huge mountain to climb tomorrow, but all the battleground states races have greatly tightened up. - FlA Latest update.....