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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #325 on: November 10, 2012, 09:35:27 PM »
Does anyone know if Florida's votes are finally in yet?It seems like they've been taking forever.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #326 on: November 10, 2012, 09:39:52 PM »

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #327 on: November 10, 2012, 09:45:26 PM »
http://election2012.npr.org/bigboard/president.html?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20121106

It went 50 to 49.1 for Obama at 12:50 Wednesday morning.

They didn't seem to have them in on Wednesday when I checked.We already knew who was going to win by then, but it was just kind of irritating waiting for that one state to get  all the votes in.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #328 on: November 10, 2012, 10:38:14 PM »
I saw it on my Yahoo feed around 11 AM Eastern.  (It's the weekend, don't judge me! ;) )

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #329 on: November 10, 2012, 10:58:01 PM »
Eh.It happens to all of us.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #330 on: November 11, 2012, 06:51:54 AM »
Funny. Last I heard down here, we were still waiting on Miami-Dade. That was yesterday after I got out of Skyfall.   

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #331 on: November 11, 2012, 07:04:43 AM »
Wow.  Florida residents must be pissed that their votes essentially really didn't matter either way due to how long it's taken them to count the freaking ballots.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #332 on: November 11, 2012, 07:25:07 AM »
Wow.  Florida residents must be pissed that their votes essentially really didn't matter either way due to how long it's taken them to count the freaking ballots.

We are fairly used to it. Miami-Dade seems to constantly be a fuck up in these issues. I can't say it's ALL their fault. Duval, where I vote, came down to absentee and probationary ballots I think as they were being tabulated as late as Friday.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #333 on: November 11, 2012, 01:09:34 PM »
We are fairly used to it. Miami-Dade seems to constantly be a fuck up in these issues. I can't say it's ALL their fault. Duval, where I vote, came down to absentee and probationary ballots I think as they were being tabulated as late as Friday.
So the sort of incident that occurred during this election is common?Yikes I feel sorry for Florida.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #334 on: November 11, 2012, 04:13:09 PM »
To be fair, it was probably because of the high flip-flopping in Florida that it was marked 'undecided' until now.  Some states were 'declared' with a fairly low percentage of the votes in.
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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #335 on: November 11, 2012, 05:53:36 PM »
To be fair, it was probably because of the high flip-flopping in Florida that it was marked 'undecided' until now.  Some states were 'declared' with a fairly low percentage of the votes in.

They finally called for the Preseident.. BUT after 2000.. and 04 and 08.. do you blame them for saying dick till they had EVERYTHING counted?

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #336 on: November 11, 2012, 07:30:03 PM »
They finally called for the Preseident.. BUT after 2000.. and 04 and 08.. do you blame them for saying dick till they had EVERYTHING counted?

Not in the slightest, but years from now I'll probably have an X-ray of my hands that shows teeth-marks on the bones.  ;D

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #337 on: November 11, 2012, 08:25:25 PM »
Not in the slightest, but years from now I'll probably have an X-ray of my hands that shows teeth-marks on the bones.  ;D

There was no need.. the President had 303 electoral votes without it.. with FL he had like 330.. only last 30 from last election.. if I recall right

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #338 on: November 11, 2012, 08:31:28 PM »
Yes, but until about 11 PM Eastern, when California declared, it was still very close.  Florida and Virginia kept me on pins and needles for a good part of the evening.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #339 on: November 11, 2012, 08:40:19 PM »
Yes, but until about 11 PM Eastern, when California declared, it was still very close.  Florida and Virginia kept me on pins and needles for a good part of the evening.

As for Virginia, for awhile there I was sure that we were going to be a Romney state, when in fact we were the only southern state (if you don't count Florida) that wasn't.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #340 on: November 11, 2012, 08:46:45 PM »
Virginia had at least declared before I finally went to bed.  ;D

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #341 on: November 11, 2012, 08:51:09 PM »
I honestly thought that the election would go well into 4 or 5 am, but at 11 pm Eastern time it wrapped up.  I was surprised by how early it ended.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #342 on: November 11, 2012, 09:08:26 PM »
I honestly thought that the election would go well into 4 or 5 am, but at 11 pm Eastern time it wrapped up.  I was surprised by how early it ended.
So was I.They were describing this election like this event that not only be close, but long, drawn out, exhaustive, and some news sources were fairly certain it could be a tie. I was rather shocked.I was even more shocked by how long it took for Florida to get it's votes in.Of course we've addressed that already.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #343 on: November 12, 2012, 12:45:00 AM »
All hail Nate Silver, the man who predicted the electoral results from each state, 50 out of 50.


Offline StattickTopic starter

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #344 on: November 12, 2012, 07:24:32 AM »
All hail Nate Silver, the man who predicted the electoral results from each state, 50 out of 50.

No, that's not correct. He predicted one congressional race wrong. And last election, he called one of the swing states wrong for president. See... he only has like a 99.5% rate of being right, there's no reason to deify him.


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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #345 on: November 12, 2012, 08:48:23 AM »
He got Montana and North Dakota wrong for the senate. That the Democrats won North Dakota was a pretty big upset (though the state does tend to be somewhat bluer than its southern partner).

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #346 on: November 12, 2012, 11:50:10 AM »
He got Montana and North Dakota wrong for the senate. That the Democrats won North Dakota was a pretty big upset (though the state does tend to be somewhat bluer than its southern partner).

That seems to be the case in a lot of states for some reason.I mean, I live in a state where the southern half is significantly more conservative than the northern half.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #347 on: November 12, 2012, 12:34:17 PM »
Florida was a fun place during the election heheh you guys should have seen the yard sign battles in my area regardless I knew it would be close in fl but I still expected Obama to win not that it matters as he won quite a few other swing states. Any way obama had a better campaign so.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #348 on: November 12, 2012, 12:37:03 PM »
Florida was a fun place during the election heheh you guys should have seen the yard sign battles in my area regardless I knew it would be close in fl but I still expected Obama to win not that it matters as he won quite a few other swing states. Any way obama had a better campaign so.

I hated the robocalls. Getting Rimney, Ryan, Huckabee and the 'strippers for Mitt' day in and day out was annoying

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #349 on: November 12, 2012, 12:55:23 PM »
I hated the robocalls. Getting Rimney, Ryan, Huckabee and the 'strippers for Mitt' day in and day out was annoying

Yes this is so true when you pick up the phone and you hear that Obama is the devil from a robot..... It is well a good test of how patient you are heheh.