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President McCain 2008/President Obama 2008?

Poll ended at 2008-11-05 01:47pm

President Barack Obama(D)/Vice President Joe Biden(D)
228
88%
Senator John McCain(R)/Vice President Sarah Palin(R)
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7%
I plan to vote/throw my vote away for a third party candidate
15
6%
 
Total votes: 260

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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2008-11-05 02:38am

Alyrium Denryle wrote:Prop 8 now at
52% yes
48% no
43% reporting


Isn't that narrower? So it might still go either way?

Still, unfortunate that its even that close.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Elfdart » 2008-11-05 02:39am

I saw McCain's mob booing him when he announced he had lost. The other posters are right that it shows the nasty side of McCain's campaign. However, I think the real reason is that these people simply have no fucking class and don't know how to act halfway dignified in public.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Metatwaddle » 2008-11-05 02:40am

Ghetto edit:
sketerpot wrote:It's much better to vote Prop 8 down. That would make the beatdown complete, and all we'd be hearing for a few days would be lamentations of their women.
Not really, you'd be hearing lamentations of their men. Women are more liberal on social issues. :P CNN said women split evenly on Prop 8 in exit polls, while men were barely in favor of it.

The Romulan Republic wrote:Isn't that narrower? So it might still go either way?

Still, unfortunate that its even that close.
CNN has it back to 53-47 now.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Darth Fanboy » 2008-11-05 02:41am

Metatwaddle wrote:You do? I'm all in favor of gay rights, but I think the analysis is more like hyperbole. Prop 8 is about being allowed to marry. Prop 2 was about being allowed to stand up and turn around.


Both are about compassion and decency.

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The problem right now is that according to the provided country tracker, San Francisco and a lot of areas in Northern California are largely reported it seems, while LA and San Diego (the two largest counties with the two largest cities of the same names) are trending towards yes. It's going to take a strong push from these areas, and unfortunately Southern California is much more conservative than the North.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Elfdart » 2008-11-05 02:41am

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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Spyder » 2008-11-05 02:44am

Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks for voting in the guy that's significantly less likely to fuck up the rest of the world.

You did good.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2008-11-05 02:47am

47/52 Obama in the popular vote. An actual majority, instead of that 49/49 crap.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Havok » 2008-11-05 02:51am

:wtf: Is Alaska passing Floriduh for the dumbest state? First they produce Palin, now they are voting a CONVICTED FELON back into the Senate. What. The. Fuck. Over?
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Postby Elfdart » 2008-11-05 02:52am

If Stevens wins, then resigns, Caribou Barbie gets to appoint his replacement. It's not stupid, just slimy.
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Postby Crown » 2008-11-05 02:54am

There are tears streaming down my face as I woke up this morning to discover the result and hear his acceptance speech. Congratulations President Elect Obama, congratulations Americans.
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Postby Jim Starluck » 2008-11-05 03:01am

For the first time in my life, I can say "Yeah, I'm from America and I voted for our President" and be proud of it. :mrgreen:



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Postby Darth Hoth » 2008-11-05 03:08am

I am not hopeful for what Obama's Presidency will turn out, but I accept the results in good democratic spirit.
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Postby Duckie » 2008-11-05 03:10am

Latest report from Alaska: Stevens +1, 3100 votes ahead. 66% of Alaska counted.

Remaining senate seats:
Martin- 98% in; Chambliss 50%, Martin 46%. If Chambliss falls below 50%, the Democrats can try to take the seat during a runoff in December.

Franken- 96% in; Franken tied. +1,000 Franken. Franken's a weak candidate, and his winning of this is in doubt.

Merckley- 45% in; Smith tied. +3,000 Smith. Merckley is unexpectedly weak, his victory isn't assured. However, the urban areas have not come in yet.

With these 4, we would reach 59+Lieberman. 57 + Lieberman or Moderate Republicans would be good, 59 would be better.

House Report:
248 Democratic
168 Republican
19 Uncalled

Democrats need to win 12 of the 19 uncalled to own 60% of the House, which is more of a cool thing than necessary- the bigger the majority, however, the better.

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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Zadius » 2008-11-05 03:30am

C'mon Franken, pull through for me! Hopefully the remaining precincts from Hennepin county will put him over the top.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby ray245 » 2008-11-05 03:33am

You know what, republicans? Stop whinnying about the fact that being republicans or voting for republicans means you are doing something that is patriotic.

What Obama has done, what the voters and supporters has done, is to show to everyone that voting for Obama can allow many Americans to be proud of their nation for once.

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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Tsyroc » 2008-11-05 03:36am

Based on the information I can find Arizona looks like it is going to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as "one man, one woman". :?

It looks like my county (Pima) is the only county to vote against it and even that was within a few thousand votes of going the other way. :|

My county also went for Obama even though McCain won the state.

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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Duckie » 2008-11-05 03:37am

The 4 Remaining Senate Seats:

Alaska: Stevens is now back up to +4600 and +3%, with 72% reporting in. This one looks tough for Begich if the remaining parts aren't urban democratic areas.
Georgia: Chambliss is frozen at 50%, with 99% of precincts reporting in. This one looks like it'll barely avoid being a reunoff. Perhaps a recount will occur.
Minnesota: Franken has lost the lead again, down 1600 votes in the tie. 97% of the votes are in.
Oregon: Smith, the Republican, is ahead by a scant 500 votes. 55% of the state is counted.

Current Senate: 54 Democrats, Sanders, Lieberman, and 40 Republicans. 4 Uncalled.

Current House:
250 Democrats
16 Uncalled
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Chris OFarrell » 2008-11-05 03:39am

8 long, painful years....

Its not the good times, not yet, but now we just might have a chance to push forward against the challenges with confidence and vigor...rather then crashing and burning.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and drink the tears of all the conservatives over on Spacebattles crying their hearts out...
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Postby Duckie » 2008-11-05 03:39am

"Some very weird things are going on in Georgia, as the total vote is much, much lower than expected. Some speculation has the early vote not being counted, which would strongly suggest that Saxby Chambliss will have to face a runoff in four weeks.

If Franken holds on, if Jeff Merkley in Oregon can win (Multnomah is the big Portland Democratic engine and is largely outstanding), then it is increasingly likely that the Dems will converge on Georgia for the next four weeks to try to win the 60th Senate seat." --Nate Silver

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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Duckie » 2008-11-05 03:44am

Some Early Votes in Georgia Not Included

Chambliss could definitely face a runoff that he will lose if 2 million votes went into the system even if they were barely in Martin's favour.

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Postby Havok » 2008-11-05 03:47am

Here is California. Being fucking stupid. Votes by county on Prop 8.
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Postby ray245 » 2008-11-05 03:52am

I think one reason prop eight manage to suceed is due to the fact that moderates simply don't care about the issue enough to vote 'no'

The moderates is simply, indifferent towards the rights of homosexuals. On the other hand, the religious community actually care about the issue to vote 'yes'

By the way, Obama was right about the road to do the right thing is hard. Certain members on SB.com is already planning to screw the nation upside down, just because of the fact that, his candidate did not win the election.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Zadius » 2008-11-05 03:56am

Daily Kos has Franken +3000 now and it looks like much of the remaining precincts are in blue counties in the north east of the state. That could be a good sign, but I'm still cautious.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby The Romulan Republic » 2008-11-05 03:58am

By the way, Obama was right about the road to do the right thing is hard. Certain members on SB.com is already planning to screw the nation upside down, just because of the fact that, his candidate did not win the election.


How so? If anyone's suggesting acts of violence, they should be reported to law enforcement.
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Re: US Election 2008 Results Thread

Postby Havok » 2008-11-05 04:05am

The Romulan Republic wrote:
By the way, Obama was right about the road to do the right thing is hard. Certain members on SB.com is already planning to screw the nation upside down, just because of the fact that, his candidate did not win the election.


How so? If anyone's suggesting acts of violence, they should be reported to law enforcement.

It doesn't look like anyone is making specific threats, just that they think he will be assassinated and soon.

But uhhh... remind me not to go there again. I'm still trying to wipe the idiot smears off my screen. :|
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