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2012 Election
« on: 06 Nov 2012, 18:15 »



Oh god, Romney can't be winning. This whole thing is stressing me out.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #1 on: 06 Nov 2012, 18:21 »

it moves in jumps and spurts.  California is a bunch of electoral votes you know Obama will get, and a lot of the numbers from other states jump arouns based on the counties that report.
There is a good updating map at hffpo:
http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #2 on: 06 Nov 2012, 18:23 »

It's because a lot of the southern and middle states have checked in. The battleground states haven't checked in yet (the important ones, like my state!) and neither has the west coast. (I don't think the west coast is even done yet? Or are they...) So once those start popping up...then it'll get interesting.

But I can tell you right now, Ohio is leaning towards Obama and no Republican has ever won without Ohio. There's hope! If it pops up red, I'm gonna cry. And probably drink myself to death.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #3 on: 06 Nov 2012, 18:24 »

California polls close at 11 pm eastern
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #4 on: 06 Nov 2012, 18:58 »

Richard Mourdock, that idiot who said if a woman got pregnant because of rape, God intended it, is the projected loser.

HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUCK IT.

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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #5 on: 06 Nov 2012, 19:06 »

so I am pretty drunk now, and when drunk a person's prorities change.

I am watching the Huffington post live feed here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/election-results-2012-live_n_2036137.html


Sabrina is so lovely. pretty face, pretty legs.  Also the black man, whoes name I keep missing lips I want on mine.  (either meaing is fine). 

Also it is stressfull that the wild west just got called so Romny jumped ahead, bu tI still believe
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #6 on: 06 Nov 2012, 19:08 »

Akin just got slaughtered by Claire McCaskill. HAHAHAHAHA! Happy dance!
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #7 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:22 »

268 of 270 for Obama!!!!!!   squeeeeeeee   



It occors to me that I am asuuming we are all rooing for things to go that way
I hope I cane be happy and not start a debate or that if whatecer happens this gets moved as needed so I am not innappropriate. 

Also I am sad the emergency manager provision seems to be passing in Michigan.  But glad that the 2/3 vote for a tax hike and popular vote to build bridges ones are failing. 
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #8 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:22 »

For better Googling, "Mourdock" not "Murdoch".

I mourned when he won the primary. Richard Lugar was something of a hero of mine.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #9 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:23 »

Update!


Huffingtom post has called it for OBAMA!

My uterus is safe!!!!!
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #10 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:24 »

And so the rest of the world collectively unclenches its ass in relief.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #11 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:29 »

My uterus is safe!!!!!

Ditto! Hooray!
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #12 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:30 »

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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #13 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:34 »

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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #14 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:35 »

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #15 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:52 »

have you guys seen Donald trumps twitter?

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« Reply #16 on: 06 Nov 2012, 20:57 »

[SamuelLJacksonVoice] Shut the FUCK up Trump!! [/SamuelLJacksonVoice]
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #17 on: 06 Nov 2012, 21:07 »

Saying the same thing over and over doesn't make it true...
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #18 on: 06 Nov 2012, 21:09 »

Looks like Obama might get the popular vote too.

Also the emergency manager law has lost ground. No is winning (though just) with 51% reporting.
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« Reply #19 on: 06 Nov 2012, 21:11 »

Washington, Oregon, and Colorado all just legalised marijuana.

HOLY SHIT YES
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« Reply #20 on: 06 Nov 2012, 21:28 »

Washington, Oregon, and Colorado all just legalised marijuana.

I'm now in the middle of a dilemma... Stay in Minnesnowda or move to the drug states.

God damn it.

And of course, Obama won. Because Romney was a bit wishy-washy and abrasive, most likely... I hope the 'Bomster gets a bit more done this term than he did last. My state's Marriage amendment is basically a dead tie, same with our voter ID amendment. I have to wait for results in the morning.  :-\
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #21 on: 06 Nov 2012, 21:35 »

Richard Mourdock, that idiot who said if a woman got pregnant because of rape, God intended it, is the projected loser.
Where do the Republicans find these people?

Congratulations Mr. Obama.

Who cares what Mr. Trump thinks? What was his share of the popular vote?

Why is Florida so slow?
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #22 on: 06 Nov 2012, 21:46 »

Someone needs to explain to The Donald that it's people like himself and Romney the rest of the world laughs at.

As a Canadian who keeps an eye on US politics, I'm obviously glad the election went the way it did. What I don't really understand is how it's possible for it ever to have been close, even in the college (let alone for the popular vote to be essentially even and if anything slightly in Romney's favour).

I mean... I can't believe that 50% of Americans, or even 50% of Americans who give enough shits to get out and vote, are stupid or evil. Certainly most of the ones I met during my five years living there weren't, and that was in Texas (albeit mostly Rice University students and faculty who probably aren't representative of Texans in general). Yet I find it even more unbelievable that anyone who is not stupid or evil could vote for the Republican party in its present form. Help me out here...
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« Reply #23 on: 06 Nov 2012, 21:56 »


Why is Florida so slow?

Because it is so close there.  They use a combination os exit polls (askign people who they voted for afte rthey vote) and the incomign results to predict winners before a state has reported 100%. As votes come in from precincts they see how they align with what they predicted, and the better the align and the bigger the diff between canidates the sooner they can call it.  So i NYS was called before even 1% of the vote was in, because it was clear it was going that way.  In Fl. the race is close and the votes not counted are not east to predict, so they are left waiting for the actual count to come in. 
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #24 on: 06 Nov 2012, 22:04 »

Mitt's concession speech was actually pretty thoughtful and well said. 



Insincere as all getout, but you can't have everything...
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #25 on: 06 Nov 2012, 22:05 »

Washington, Oregon, and Colorado all just legalised marijuana.

Oregon did not.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #26 on: 06 Nov 2012, 22:18 »

What! I have been lied to!

...on the other hand, gay marriage is a go in Washington. Fuck yes.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #27 on: 06 Nov 2012, 22:52 »

How does a president with 50% approval ratings squeak by, but a Congress with approval ratings below 10% goes unchallenged?  Sounds backwards.
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« Reply #28 on: 06 Nov 2012, 23:01 »


Also I am sad the emergency manager provision seems to be passing in Michigan.  But glad that the 2/3 vote for a tax hike and popular vote to build bridges ones are failing.

Have to admit I voted yes on all of those. I can see the reasons for disagreement on the first, but why the last two?
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #29 on: 06 Nov 2012, 23:22 »

How does a president with 50% approval ratings squeak by, but a Congress with approval ratings below 10% goes unchallenged?  Sounds backwards.

This right here! I was surprised at the amount of Republicans taking house seats still.
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« Reply #30 on: 06 Nov 2012, 23:42 »


Also I am sad the emergency manager provision seems to be passing in Michigan.  But glad that the 2/3 vote for a tax hike and popular vote to build bridges ones are failing.

Have to admit I voted yes on all of those. I can see the reasons for disagreement on the first, but why the last two?

With the tax vote, it would essentially mean that absolutely nothing would ever get done. The fact is, taxes are the main source of revenue for states, and a state that is in ridiculous dire straits being clipped at the legs in being able to raise revenue (because it's hard enough getting a 2/3 majority popular vote for anything at all, much less taxes) is basically guaranteeing that it'll just never happen.

Also it comes up with the ridiculous scenario that taxes can never be lowered, because there is no chance of them ever being raised again, especially since repealing consititutional amendments is a lot more diffcult than dealing with a normal bit of legislature.

As for the bridge, the only reason it was even up for vote is because the current private owner of the only international bridge in the state (giving him a monopoly) doesn't want a state owned option or competition. Also Canada is covering most of the costs of the new bridge and it's kind of insulting that a state constitutional amendment was put up to protect an individual's monopolistic business interest.
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« Reply #31 on: 07 Nov 2012, 00:25 »

Huh. Well, guess I screwed the pooch on that one.
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« Reply #32 on: 07 Nov 2012, 00:27 »

How does a president with 50% approval ratings squeak by, but a Congress with approval ratings below 10% goes unchallenged?  Sounds backwards.

This right here! I was surprised at the amount of Republicans taking house seats still.

Tip O'Neill was well known for saying, "All politics is local".  It's pretty well known that people want high ideals in their national leaders, but when it comes to the folks who actually represent them locally, they want someone who will work for things that they think will be to their advantage. 


Like cutting taxes. 

Our state legislature race was between two professors at the local Penn State branch campus.  Both educated, well spoken men, neither one stupid.  The democrat promised to work hard to solve local problems, and had a lot of good plans to get the region working again, improve infrastructure, and improve life in general.  The republican promised things that made no sense - abolish property taxes, and cut income tax, and cut government services beyond the bone.  My favorite was "return control of our schools to the community" (does he even know what a local school board is?)  But he used all the emotional triggers, and so you knew he was going to win. 

Oh, and I used to work with both of them.  The Democrat is a Physics professor, a smart, nice, down-to-earth guy.  The Republican is a political science professor, a pompous git, very condescending and pretty rude.  And, with republican backing (read: money) he sent out a whole stack of incredibly slick mailers full of emotional, button pushing gobbledeygook.  The democrat really never had a chance. 
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #33 on: 07 Nov 2012, 00:57 »

How does a president with 50% approval ratings squeak by, but a Congress with approval ratings below 10% goes unchallenged?  Sounds backwards.
Gerrymandering works better at the local level.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #34 on: 07 Nov 2012, 01:10 »

Hehe, you can vote against paying taxes. Great idea. Why has nobody thought of that before*?

I, too, am perplexed that you could get close to a 50% for Romney. He hates women, gays and immigrants, and that should cover at least 60% of the voting population. His stance on the middle east should make anyone with an arab or iranian background avoid him, anyone who's ever needed any kind of welfare should be running... Is 49% of the voting population of the US either white, rich, male bigots, or are there really that many stupid folk?


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« Reply #35 on: 07 Nov 2012, 01:16 »

To be quite honest, the popular vote numbers depress the hell out of me.

But yeah, around 65% of white men vote republican. Also 20% of gay men vote republican, which seems to be kind of like throwing yourself in front of a bus in order to use public transportation and still paying the toll. Obama had an 18 point lead in the female vote if I recall correctly, which still means that around 40% - 42% of women voted for Romney.

The statistics are just depressing as hell, but it was still a clear victory in the popular vote, Obama - 50% Romney - 48.4%, which is a damn good thing. It's depressing none the less.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #36 on: 07 Nov 2012, 01:57 »

Congratulations on making the better choice, USA.
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« Reply #38 on: 07 Nov 2012, 02:23 »

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« Reply #39 on: 07 Nov 2012, 02:23 »

Sounds just like someone influenced by the "liberal" media.
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« Reply #40 on: 07 Nov 2012, 02:45 »

Gay marriage just passed in Washington, from what I can tell. I heard Maryland and Maine both voted, too, but I can't find anything on Minnesota.

God, it feels almost like America is figuring out how to be a proper fucking country.
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« Reply #41 on: 07 Nov 2012, 02:51 »

Those liberals with their facts!

I was amused that the state of the economy was summarised by four measures: growth, unemployment, deficit, and price of gasoline.
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« Reply #42 on: 07 Nov 2012, 02:53 »

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'Almost' being the key word there ...
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #43 on: 07 Nov 2012, 02:59 »

These were some of the big ones for me



A hell of a lot of good got passed and denied this voting round. Some misses, but overall it's a damn good year.

Edit: Also, if you're interested in more detailed ballot results for each state, click on a state to get those results.
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« Reply #44 on: 07 Nov 2012, 03:30 »

I, too, am perplexed that you could get close to a 50% for Romney. He hates women, gays and immigrants, and that should cover at least 60% of the voting population. His stance on the middle east should make anyone with an arab or iranian background avoid him, anyone who's ever needed any kind of welfare should be running... Is 49% of the voting population of the US either white, rich, male bigots, or are there really that many stupid folk?

Alright, some really interesting, though maybe not surprising, exit poll data concerning voting blocs for this election.

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« Reply #45 on: 07 Nov 2012, 03:37 »

Also, keep in mind it's not 50% of America voting for Romney. It's 50% of people voting that voted for Romney - about 60,000,000, to be generous, so that's actually really only 19% of America voting for Romney (and another ~20% for Obama!).

Edit: Running the latest numbers, as of this post, Romney's actually gotten 18.1% of the vote, whereas Obama got 18.9%. Christ. That's barely over a third of America voting (which, given that about a third are ineligible to vote for whatever reason, means about half of the people eligible to vote didn't turn out. Yeesh).
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« Reply #46 on: 07 Nov 2012, 03:43 »

Appears you guys just scraped having your independence revoked :wink:

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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #47 on: 07 Nov 2012, 03:48 »

The  biggest concern I have now is simply that despite their loss, the Republican party didn't lose big enough to drive them to return the extreme elements to the fringe of the party and that they will not abandon the obstructionism and other behaviours that were kind of disgusting and  wholly destructive.  I hope that I am proven wrong here.
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Re: 2012 Election
« Reply #48 on: 07 Nov 2012, 04:15 »

You have had some intense media coverage of some truly insane people on the right wing and I sincerely hope never ever to see any of them again.
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« Reply #49 on: 07 Nov 2012, 05:12 »

I was almost late for work because I was busy doing the Snoopy dance this morning. Super proud to live in a state (Maryland) that passed gay marriage and a Dream act!   :-D
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