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Live Blogging the Election


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elections )

TomCat
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TomCat S. (234)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:48 am
My intent is to stay up until we have a President elect. If this old body holds out, and if, God forbid, we dont have a Florida 2000 rerun, Ill be updating maps and data throughout the evening. Well also get to see how accurate my projections were. This will be pushing my limits, but I look forward to it. Also, check out our new Cat Chat below.
 

Pat A. (116)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:58 am
I'm afraid that being 8 hrs ahead I will fall asleep, try though I may to keep awake! Will try and join Cat Chat...
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:11 am
Bless you! Was just wondering how to choose where to be checking on the latest!
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:17 am

Thanks TomCat, though staying up all night and maybe through tomorrow is too much for most of us.

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Many elections are said to be historic, this one really is,
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:15 am
Good for you Tom. I hope you are wrong with Florida being red. Afraid you might be correct, but I hope you are not.
 

John B. (175)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:20 am
Thanks Tom. Will be sitting on pins and needles this evening. However after the "call" for President Obama I intend to go to bed with soothing classical music playing. That is right after I listen to Aaron Copeland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man" in celebration. Read and noted.
 

Terrie Williams (774)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:25 am
Going to try to make it to the end. Don't know if I can but then, having insomnia now and then ....can be a good thing! LOL

OBAMA/BIDEN 2012~!
 

Yvonne White (232)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 11:22 am
I know Obama has 3 votes in Marion Co., IL. My husband & my autistic son & me!:)

 

Elle B. (82)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 2:26 pm
Ty Tom and Kit. . .can access OUR VOTE online too:

http://www.866ourvote.org/
http://www.866ourvote.org/partners
https://electionawareness.appspot.com/
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 3:55 pm
Nothing to be done now except breathe deeply and wait.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:23 pm
Thanks for the update.
 

(1)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 5:57 pm
FLORIDA, OHIO, VIRGINIA AMONG STATES TOO CLOSE TO CALL
 

. (7)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 6:25 pm
Will be staying up late and checking with you, thanks TomCat!
 

(1)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 6:38 pm
Obama 158




Romney 153




Obama wins Pennsylvania and wisconsin woo hoo
 

Carrie B. (309)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:16 pm
Obama WINS!
 

(1)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 8:42 pm
Obama Obama woo hoo

Romney is not going to except his lose
 

Edith B. (141)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:18 pm
I voted for Pres. Obama and VP Biden today, took my 83 year old Mom to the polls and she voted for them, too. Neither of us had to wait very long. Am now waiting for Romney's concession speech which he is declining to give.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 11:51 pm
Eee haw!!!!! Mr Obama, POTUS for a second term!

Mr Obama 303 Romney 203 totalling 506 EC votes and only 29 EC votes left which would be Florida that is still showing trending Obama at this hour according to Huffington Post!

Popular vote Mr Obama 49.6% Romney 48.9%

Senate Democrat 56 (up three) Republican/Teabagger 44 (down 3)

House Democrats 169 Republican/Teabaggers 224 totalling 393 with a total to account 435

I have a question So, the electoral college has 535 votes and a candidate needs 270 to win the college. What would happen if neither candidate got 270 267 and 268? Or, let's say that there was a third or fourth option and no one got 270? What would happen? To me, with the growth of the Green Party and the Justice party, this is a possible scenario and means in my mind that there would have to be a revision to the whole mechanics of elections.

Anybody?

 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1:08 am
OBAMA WON!!!! YIPPEE SKIPPEE and alot of hard work ahead!!!....I am soooo happy!
Take a breath....!!!..ooohhhaahhh!111..breathin. breath out!!!!...let's keep gong forward!!!!
 

TomCat S. (234)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:35 am
Thanks everyone. The new chat plugin overloaded the server, damaged the database and crashed the site. I was up all night with tech support, even after I thought it was fixed. Woooo Hoooo Obama!
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:40 am
Thank you, Tom, for all your hard work the past few months - Florida did indeed play the prima donna once again, going home with 92% of the vote counted - good thing Obama did not need them this time. We stayed up to watch the entire event which was after 2 am, but it was worth it.
I wondered the same thing Lynn did - what would have happened if it had been closer to a tie?
 

TomCat S. (234)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7:18 am
YVW, Arielle. :-)
 
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