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Election night reactions thread

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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Talon Newsman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:34 pm

This is all the fault of black people. I just know it.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:38 pm

kurt_w wrote:Hey, whoa there. I had no idea Fox had called the race; I was just going by RealClearPolitics.

Apologies, Kurt. I'm not in my most sober of posting modes, so forgive me for overlooking that.

In the spirit of camaraderie, can I get a "Fuck Yeah!"?
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby snoqueen » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:38 pm

What's happened with Michele Bachmann's race? Would be great to see her knocked off along with those others.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Detritus » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:40 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:Where the weed referenda at?

According to my twitter feed, Colorado has legalized marijuana. According to the Onion, confused Wyoming residents have legalized sex with marijuana.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby kurt_w » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:42 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:
kurt_w wrote:Hey, whoa there. I had no idea Fox had called the race; I was just going by RealClearPolitics.

Apologies, Kurt. I'm not in my most sober of posting modes, so forgive me for overlooking that.

In the spirit of camaraderie, can I get a "Fuck Yeah!"?


Fuck Yeah!
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:43 pm

snoqueen wrote:What's happened with Michele Bachmann's race? Would be great to see her knocked off along with those others.

HuffPost is reporting her up with a 1.4 point lead with 33% of precincts reporting. Haven't surfed for a more local MN take.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby kurt_w » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:44 pm

Tomorrow's headline:

Mitch McConnell vows that his number one priority will be ensuring that Barack Obama doesn't win a third term.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby acereraser » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:48 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:In the spirit of camaraderie, can I get a "Fuck Yeah!"?


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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby pjbogart » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:48 pm

Looking at the interactive maps, Obama currently holds a narrow lead in Florida, but virtually all of the remaining precincts are in Miami-Dade, so Obama is poised to ice the cake in Florida and several other States that have not been called.

Same with Virginia, now that I look at it. Remaining precincts tend to be in populated Democratic areas.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby snoqueen » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:49 pm

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Hey -- it IS all on account of black people!

Here's a picture of McCormick Place in Chicago, but if I step outside I can hear 'em all the way up here by Lake Monona. What a great night.

Obama pretty much ran the table.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby bdog » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:51 pm

Tom Brokaw is slowly turning into Dominick Dunne.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby pjbogart » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:53 pm

Final tally seems likely to be 332-206. Another blowout.

That feels good.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby kurt_w » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:57 pm

When the west coast votes come in, it looks like Obama will comfortably win the national popular vote, along with the electoral college.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:00 am

pjbogart wrote:Final tally seems likely to be 332-206. Another blowout.

That feels good.


Maybe we shouldn't count too many chickens before they hatch, but I agree that FL, VA, and NV are looking pretty good right now.
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Re: Election night reactions thread

Postby pjbogart » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:06 am

kurt_w wrote:
pjbogart wrote:Final tally seems likely to be 332-206. Another blowout.

That feels good.


Maybe we shouldn't count too many chickens before they hatch, but I agree that FL, VA, and NV are looking pretty good right now.


Foxnews.com has a good interactive map you can look at. Scan over the counties. Obama leads Florida and Virginia with mostly Democratic areas left to report. Nevada has been called.

332-206
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