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 don’t have a Florida 2000 rerun, I’ll be updating maps and data throughout the evening. We’ll 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.
Thanks TomCat, though staying up all night and maybe through tomorrow is too much for most of us.
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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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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!
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?