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Election Night: First Results Thread

Update 8:14 pm:Romney's in trouble. Obama has PA and NH, and he may get Iowa. Obama is leading in Ohio including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Columbus. He's also leading in MN. Florida and VA may not be enough to save him in the end.

Colorado: Obama has 74% in Denver, and 70% in Boulder. Adams County: 59k for Obama and 44k for Romney. Romney thought he could make a big dent in Adams and Arapahoe and he didn't. Obama is winning in Jefferson County.

Update: 7:47 pm: Elizabeth Warren wins MA senate seat. There is almost no chance Republicans regain the Senate.

Update 7:39 pm: Obama takes Wisconsin! Obama 158, Romney 153. CBS projects NH for Obama! [More...]

Colorado: Arapahoe County: Obama, 107k to 93k, 52% to 45%. Obama is also ahead in Jefferson County. Both are conservative counties that went to Obama 4 years ago.

Update 7:23pm: CBS projects Obama will win Pennsylvania! Colorado: Obama is now winning 52 to 45%, 1/3 of votes are in. Florida: 7 million votes in, they are 600 votes apart. But Miami Dade is barely in yet.

Update 7:20 pm: Florida is a tie. Romney just jumped to 1288 votes ahead, 6 million votes counted. But Obama is winning big in Miami only about 10% of those votes are in. Obama is also ahead in Broward, Palm Beach and Orlando.

Mitt is slightly ahead in NC and VA. Obama leading big in Philadelphia.

Colorado: Romney ahead in Colorado, but only 9% of vote in. Boulder County: Obama has 70% of the vote. Romney was hoping to keep it to 60%. Obama is leading in NH.

Ohio: Cleveland: Obama has 188,000 to 80,000 votes for Romney. That's not good for Romney. Provisional ballots are big -- 200,000 to 300,000 -- and won't be counted for 10 days. So if the margin is less than that, we won't the winner of Ohio 10 days.

Update 7:01 pm: Obama wins Michigan! COLORADO: State results will be here, county results here. No projections in AZ, MN, CO. Exit polls showed a tie in CO. CNN projects there are now 152 electoral votes for Romney, to 123 for Obama.

Romney wins: Kansas, LA, ND, Nebraska (3 of 5),Texas, SD, Wyoming, Mississippi

Obama: Michigan, New York, New Jersey.

Obama is leading in Wisconsin and New Mexico.

CNN projects Republicans will keep control of the House.

Update: 6:54 pm: On the exit polls: Half of all voters said that GW Bush was more to blame than Obama for current economic problems. Only 4 in 10 blamed President Obama. Among independent voters, half said that Mr. Bush should be blamed for the problems. Less than 4 in 10 said that Mr. Obama deserved that blame. The same holds true for moderate voters. Translation: A rejection of the Romney meme that Obama is to blame.

Update: 6:45 pm: The Romney campaign is telling reporters not to rely on exit polls, the real numbers will be different. Obama is at his home in Chicago and will go to the Fairmount Hotel later. Colorado and Wisconsin close in 15 minutes, along with a bunch of other states -- total, about 150 electoral votes. Miami-Dade says 150 optical scanners are being brought into precincts with long lines.

Update 6:32 pm: Romney takes Arkansas. Romney 88, Obama 78, according to Fox News. Fox News is asking every guest what they think of the racial divide, and blacks coming out for Obama. Their analysis is predictably unfair and unbalanced. Huckabee rejects that analysis and says conservatives are voting for Romney, liberals are voting for Obama.

Update: 6:27 pm: CBS just moved Ohio from "tossup" to "leaning" for Obama. LOL, Karl Rove didn't get the message. He's pointing to numbers showing Ohio looks good for Romney.

Update 6:19pm: Romney takes Tennesee: Obama 78, Romney 82. VA is pausing reporting for an hour because people who were in line at 7pm are still voting.

Update 6:00 pm: Romney takes South Carolina, Alabama, Miss., OK. He's leading in Tenn. Obama wins IL, CT, Delaware, Maryland, MA, NJ, RI, DC, Maine (3 of 4 votes). Obama has 78 electoral votes, Romney 71.

Update: 5:52 pm: Mitt Romney takes Georgia. Obama way ahead in Mecklenberg, County, VA. In 6 minutes, polls close in another 16 states, including PA, FL, NH and IL.

Update: If you want to know if your mail-in ballot in Denver arrived, you can check here at Ballot Trace.

Keeping it simple:

  • CNN's fill-in, updatable electoral map is here.

The 9 Battleground states:

  • Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia,
  • Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin,
  • Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.

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  • Democracy is coming (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:02:08 PM EST
    to the USA... Enjoy a great song and well put together photo collage while we wait.

    I'm surprisingly emotional right now. (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by AngryBlackGuy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:05:39 PM EST


    I can't wait to say (5.00 / 2) (#29)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:28:20 PM EST
    my BLACK President kicked your rich white guy's @ss!!

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    I think I'll just say (none / 0) (#130)
    by Peter G on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:59:31 PM EST
    my AMERICAN president kicked your rich white guy's @ss!!

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    I'll stick with black (5.00 / 1) (#136)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:06:39 PM EST
    just because it will make me extremely proud of our coalition that we can win despite some pretty terrible attacks and in a sadly still often prejudiced country.  Methinks another 4 years can help make a non-white male President the new normal.

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    Really a strong vote of confidence for (5.00 / 1) (#87)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:28:41 PM EST
    people to not lose hope in the middle of the recovery. I expect his speech tonight to be worth staying up for.

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    Chamomille tea calms the nerves (none / 0) (#140)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:10:37 PM EST
    I'm nervous (5.00 / 3) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:13:50 PM EST
    I have my TV on, two laptops and my Ipad for Twitter.

    You have me beat. (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by indy in sc on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:18:53 PM EST
    I have 1 laptop, TV and ipad.  :)

    Encouraged by the higher percentage of the electorate that Latino voters represented this time and by the youth vote turnout being stable compared to '08.

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    Tv, iPhone for Kos audio, iPad for web sites (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:27:59 PM EST
    and twitter.....6 tabs going in Safari at the moment...

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    DK Radio is cutting in and out (none / 0) (#92)
    by oculus on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:31:47 PM EST
    via my computer.  

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    Giving your toes the night off? (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by unitron on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:34:18 PM EST
    : - )

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    On Kos (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:35:35 PM EST
    they were reporting that Romney's internals were saying +5 Obama in OH. This does not surprise me. I have long thought that OH was out of reach for Romney.

    Honestly (5.00 / 3) (#10)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:36:32 PM EST
    does anybody else wonder where the heck four years have gone? It just does not seem that long ago that we were doing this and it still seems like yesterday  that it was 2004.

    I wish I knew, lol... (none / 0) (#15)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:56:12 PM EST
    Time just seems to telescope, doesn't it?

    In the last year, both our daughters bought houses and moved, one got engaged and is getting married in May, the other (married for almost 6 years) is having a baby in December.

    Some days I feel lucky to be able to remember my name.

    All good, but it just seems to make time whoosh on by.

    It does seem like only yesterday that we were awaiting 2008 election results - do you think that means that 2016 is going to be here, like, a couple months from now?

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    It's (none / 0) (#19)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:04:59 PM EST
    wonderful that you have such a close family. I know you have to be excited about all that is going on with them.

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    Hey guys! (5.00 / 3) (#12)
    by Teresa on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:47:07 PM EST
    Can't spend election night with anyone other than my old TL friends!

    Yes, Ga6th, four years flew by to me, too.

    I just watched Obama's (5.00 / 4) (#13)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:49:16 PM EST
    election night win speech from 2008 on C-Span. It was great, and he did caution not everything would get done in the first term. Very nostalgic.

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    Soothsaying and strawmen (none / 0) (#47)
    by Dadler on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:49:01 PM EST
    I want him to win, but gimme a break. No one, NO ONE, believed that EVERYTHING they wanted done would be done in a first term. Except my most blinded Obamabot friends, whose idea of everything had no connection to reality anyway, and who literally, in 2008, had lost all ability to be circumspect about the fact that Obama was still a pol.

     

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    Jeralyn - do you think the White House (none / 0) (#51)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:54:46 PM EST
    will be bolder on progressive issues in the next four years?

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    Hey, Teresa, glad you dropped by. (5.00 / 3) (#14)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:50:07 PM EST
    There is no better place to be on election night than TL.

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    Hey Casey! (none / 0) (#16)
    by Teresa on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:57:02 PM EST
    Nice to "see" you! I agree.

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    wb teresa!!! (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by Amiss on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:04:48 PM EST
    N/t

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    Yay, hi Teresa (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:07:57 PM EST
    Yeah,  it went so fast, yet seemed so long at times...like during that first debate.

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    That's what I'm saying! (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:22:31 PM EST
    Couldn't spend it any other way.

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    Hi T! (5.00 / 2) (#61)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:05:23 PM EST
    Hope you are well!!!

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    Geez CNN (5.00 / 3) (#17)
    by Teresa on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:03:26 PM EST
    I can project Tennessee for you right now, lol.

    Alan Grayson way ahead so far (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:25:28 PM EST
    One of the rare cases in my life I may actually be represented by the person I voted for. In fact, I can't remember even one other time.

    Conn. senate race. McMahon loses, or (5.00 / 3) (#33)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:33:09 PM EST
    so the press is projecting. Chris Murphy defeats the fist lady of professional wrestling to take the seat held by Joe Lieberman.

    Linda McMahon spend close $50 million on this campaign.

    I love it when they spend that (5.00 / 3) (#38)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:35:11 PM EST
    much and lose! :)

    Here's hoping Monsanto and friends just wasted 45mil in Ca.

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    Wow, NBC calling Connecticut senate for Murphy (5.00 / 2) (#34)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:33:10 PM EST
    Good news! Bye bye Linda McMahon

    Just discovered that DirecTV is (5.00 / 1) (#44)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:47:38 PM EST
    offering an Election Mix on channel 352, where there are screens for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News, CNN and CRNT; you can highlight a particular screen and instantly hear the audio that accompanies the video.

    Pretty cool.

    Oh, Thanks! (none / 0) (#50)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:54:05 PM EST
    watching CRNT right

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    Reading the tweets scrolling at (5.00 / 1) (#54)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:00:07 PM EST
    the bottom of the screen - I liked the one that said Romney was what that person thought of as the sequel to "American Psycho."

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    BTD (5.00 / 1) (#48)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:51:34 PM EST
    radio show is fantastic tonight.  Y'all are doing a great job.  My TV is still on (mute) but I don't really know why.

    Lol (5.00 / 3) (#59)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:04:04 PM EST
    Romney has lost two of his home states

    Wonder of he still thinks the trees in Michigan (none / 0) (#73)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:18:04 PM EST
    are just the right size.  Ah Mitt, good times. Some of your foolishness will be missed.

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    and Ryan has lost his home state (none / 0) (#135)
    by Politalkix on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:05:27 PM EST
    but he beat his personal best time (none / 0) (#160)
    by Peter G on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:23:47 PM EST
    running another marathon during his lunch break today.

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    NBC calls PA for Casey. (5.00 / 1) (#69)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:12:51 PM EST
    Dems hold 1 seat in PA. (Casey) and they get an actual Dem in Connecticut.

    You just got a very audible (none / 0) (#72)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:15:13 PM EST
    OHHHH YEAH!!! from me!

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    CBS calls PA for Obama. (none / 0) (#74)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:18:18 PM EST
    Now, the CBS yakkers say, Romney really must win Ohio. I wish Ohio had state election officials who had some integrity.

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    It's nice to see... (5.00 / 3) (#70)
    by desertswine on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:13:10 PM EST
    Bernie Sanders pulling over 70% in Vermont. I like to listen to Bernie on the radio.

    MSNBC just called PA for Obama (5.00 / 3) (#77)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:20:10 PM EST
    Whew- I don't have to eat my bumper sticker.

    ruffian, CNN says Alan Grayson wins. (5.00 / 1) (#79)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:23:13 PM EST
    Yea!!!!!

    Is he now your rep.?

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    Yay! Yes he is! This will be fun (none / 0) (#81)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:25:34 PM EST
    Joe Kennedy III wins his House race. (5.00 / 1) (#82)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:26:01 PM EST
    There will once again be a Kennedy in Congress. Joe will replace Barney Frank.

    Very good. Seems like a worthy successor (none / 0) (#99)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:36:26 PM EST
    I just got done listening to Ted Kennedy's memoir, and could not help being impressed by the family dedication to public service. It is a lot deeper than the celebrity aspect we hear so much about.

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    Sherrod Brown, an real live progressive, not (5.00 / 1) (#84)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:27:25 PM EST
    a Blue Dog, wins reelection to the senate from Ohio.

    Yep, agree with you there (5.00 / 2) (#96)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:34:15 PM EST
    If we had 53 Democratic Senators like Sherrod, Sanders and Warren, we would have a real Democratic Party.

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    AP has called Wisconsin's Senate seat ... (5.00 / 4) (#85)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:27:41 PM EST
    ... for Tammy Baldwin. Haven't heard anyone else call that race yet. If that holds, Wisconsin would be a HUGE pick-up for progressive Democrats.

    Fox just called it for Baldwin also (5.00 / 1) (#114)
    by Democratic Cat on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:45:10 PM EST
    It must be official!

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    Excellent! (none / 0) (#111)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:43:06 PM EST
    Woo-hoo!!! (none / 0) (#119)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:46:34 PM EST
    Great news on Baldwin!

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    Good news in MD on same sex marriage: (5.00 / 2) (#88)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:30:11 PM EST
    Ballot initiative approving same sex marriage is running 55% for, 45% against.

    On MD's version of the Dream Act - in-state tuition for qualified high school grads whose parents are undocumented and have paid taxes for three years - votes are running 68% for, 32% against.

    Wow, Anne, if those leads hold that (5.00 / 1) (#97)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:35:44 PM EST
    will be so fabulous. The pro-marriage equality side sure could use a win.

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    As Maryland goes, ... (5.00 / 1) (#102)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:37:49 PM EST
    ... so goes Washington state? Gay marriage is on the ballot up there, too.

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    It's also on the ballot in Minnesota and Maine. (none / 0) (#106)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:40:46 PM EST
    Anybody from Minnesota or Maine know what's going on there with these votes?

    I think our best chances for wins are Maryland and Washington, but I've been wrong before on this issue. :-(

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    Numbers are tightening - now 51/49 (none / 0) (#181)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:34:53 PM EST
    to approve, with 33% of precincts reporting.

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    Fox (?!) just called Wisconsin for (5.00 / 2) (#95)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:33:53 PM EST
    Obama, as did the AP.

    Called for Elizabeth Warren. (5.00 / 3) (#113)
    by oculus on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:44:28 PM EST


    NBC News calls Indiana's Senate race ... (5.00 / 2) (#116)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:45:55 PM EST
    ... for Democrat Joe Donnelly. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

    Warren won! (5.00 / 2) (#117)
    by CST on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:46:16 PM EST
    Funniest thing on Nbc, they keep saying how if Florida/Ohio goes blue, the "mood is gonna change in Boston", talking about how the romney campaign is gonna be sad.  But the rest of us will be cheering!!!

    Ha! Yeah, exactly one ballroom in Boston (none / 0) (#125)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:51:58 PM EST
    will be sad.

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    Quadruple Whoop! (5.00 / 1) (#120)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:46:38 PM EST
    Thank you Todd Platts for retiring. PA 4th Harry Perkinson (D) leads Scott Perry (R) by 4 to 1. Finally going be represented by a (D) since I moved to PA.

    So the Dems picked up a seat there (none / 0) (#123)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:48:11 PM EST
    not just retained? Great news.

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    Yes. +1 (5.00 / 1) (#127)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:55:35 PM EST
    If the trend continues. HuffPost results showed 4% votes reported. But 4 to 1 is hell of start of overcome for Scott Perry.

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    Ouch. May have spoke too soon. (none / 0) (#150)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:18:31 PM EST
    Now they are showing Perry ahead. Crapola!

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    Chamomille tea... (none / 0) (#166)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:28:37 PM EST
    ;-)

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    Joe Donnelly (DINO) (5.00 / 1) (#121)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:47:24 PM EST
    beats Mourdock (Nutcase)!

    By my count, the Dems have now picked up 2 (none / 0) (#137)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:08:07 PM EST
    senate seats, Warren in MA and Donnelly in IN.

    Have they lost any seats?

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    Not to my knowledge (none / 0) (#144)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:13:23 PM EST
    And Bill Nelson was declared the winner against Connie Mack two hours ago. Hoping that bodes well for Obama. Now if only Angus King makes an intelligent decision on which party to caucus with.

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    Lost Ben Nelson's seat in Nebraska (none / 0) (#171)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:30:42 PM EST
    Race put in R column. Deb Fischer (R) beat Bob Kerrey 55% to 45%

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    Does my heart good to see the (5.00 / 1) (#147)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:17:18 PM EST
    Tea Party having an overall crappy night.

    Charlie Pierce on his Twitter feed:

    Charles P. Pierce@ESQPolitics

    If anybody at RNC returns a call from a Tea Party representative ever again, that person should be flogged down the street.

    Gotta love it.


    CBS projects Tim Kaine the winner in VA senate (5.00 / 1) (#152)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:20:49 PM EST
    race. I don't like Kaine, but he is a damn sight better than George Allen.

    excellent (none / 0) (#155)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:22:00 PM EST
    Talk about lesser of two evils (none / 0) (#158)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:23:11 PM EST
    But still... much more preferable to the racist!

    May it bode well for Obama...

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    Tammy Duckworth wins!!! Beats Joe Walsh, (5.00 / 4) (#156)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:22:36 PM EST
    the biggest deadbeat dad in the U.S. House.

    Woo-hoo!!!!!! (5.00 / 1) (#159)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:23:28 PM EST
    See ya later, Mr. Legitimate Rape. (5.00 / 2) (#157)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:22:37 PM EST
    Don't let the door hit ya...

    Bob Kerrey declared the winner in Neb. (5.00 / 1) (#161)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:24:21 PM EST


    On Current, they are hanging the (none / 0) (#165)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:27:56 PM EST
    crepe for Bob Kerrey - saying Nebraska is projected to go GOP.

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    Huh? Go GOP for pres or Senate? (none / 0) (#167)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:29:33 PM EST
    Senate. (none / 0) (#174)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:31:21 PM EST
    It was like they were doing a eulogy for Kerrey - hence "hanging the crepe."

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    Oh, well. I guess PBS jumped the gun. (none / 0) (#177)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:33:30 PM EST
    senate in particular (none / 0) (#175)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:31:38 PM EST
    They go by the AP projections

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    And Gore is confident O gets FL. (none / 0) (#168)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:29:41 PM EST
    MSMBC called the race for the Republican?? (none / 0) (#179)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:33:37 PM EST
    Joe the Plumber loses his bid for a House (5.00 / 1) (#178)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:33:33 PM EST
    seat. He got creamed by Marcy Kaptur.

    Joe the Plumber's campaign (none / 0) (#183)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:35:24 PM EST
    went down the drain.

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    MInnesota being called for Obama (5.00 / 1) (#184)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:35:43 PM EST


    CBS says... (5.00 / 1) (#209)
    by desertswine on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:17:21 PM EST
    OBAMA WINS!!!

    Polls (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:05:31 PM EST
    are closed now in some states. Not expecting any results anytime soon though.

    I can't believe a Romney ad (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:18:29 PM EST
    just aired at 5:18 pm in Denver.

    I'm following my man Charles Pierce (none / 0) (#9)
    by kmblue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:35:42 PM EST
    on Twitter.  It's saving me.

    charlie always cracks me up... (5.00 / 2) (#53)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:56:04 PM EST
    Charles P. Pierce@ESQPolitics
    From close observation down here, I believe Connie Mack ran for the Senate in Florida primarily as a yard sign.

    Charles P. Pierce@ESQPolitics
    Ken Blackwell is on MSNBC now telling us about how fair elections are in Ohio. "The system works." Someone shoot me now.

    Charles P. Pierce@ESQPolitics
    Blackwell is getting worse and worse. This is horrible. Was Katherine Harris's line busy?

    Gotta love Charlie!

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    I'm not on (none / 0) (#11)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 06:38:35 PM EST
    twitter. Is he saying anything different than Jeralyn?

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    He's just so funny (none / 0) (#20)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:06:07 PM EST
    Keeps saying he is looking out the window at the ocean rather than look at exit polls or races in Kentucky

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    Early and absentee count in FL (none / 0) (#22)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:12:06 PM EST
    Obama is up by 1%. Gonna be close.

    100,000 (none / 0) (#57)
    by Amiss on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:01:42 PM EST
    Difference now. Earlier a local newscaster had gone to Broward county she was still there and said of 1,700,000 early votes 700 were thrown out. Deja vous.

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    50--50 now (none / 0) (#75)
    by Amiss on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:19:06 PM EST
    For fla

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    I'm liking the numbers (none / 0) (#100)
    by CoralGables on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:37:00 PM EST
    in Florida right now. Most of Romney territory is already counted with about 40% of Obama's Broward County not yet tallied

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    A lot of Broward and Miami-Dade ... (none / 0) (#108)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:41:44 PM EST
    ... is still out, too. I'm liking Obama's chances down there, too.

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    In 2008 (none / 0) (#134)
    by CoralGables on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:04:02 PM EST
    Obama won Florida by a little over 236,000 out of 8.3 million. It's looking to me like he'll win Florida by about 80,000 when the night is over this time. That's still 29 EV and a lock for another 4 years.

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    Yup- about 75500 more than Bus's margin (none / 0) (#148)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:17:19 PM EST
    I'll take it

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    Micah Cohen at 538 says (none / 0) (#122)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:48:00 PM EST
    In every presidential election since 1960, the candidate who prevailed in Florida's Hillsborough County, home to Tampa, has also prevailed in Florida. There is no guarantee that the pattern will hold in 2012, but the Tampa region is critical in carrying the Sunshine State (which is why the Republican Party held their national convention there this year).

    More than 80 percent of the vote has been reported in Hillsborough, and President Obama leads Mitt Romney by five percentage points. Mr. Obama, as we have written, is likely getting a push from Florida's fast-growing Hispanic community. In Hillsborough, Hispanic residents have grown by 71 percent since 2000, now accounting for a quarter of the county's population.

    Mr. Obama is also leading in another Florida bellwether, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County's western neighbor. In Pinellas, 99 percent of the vote has been reported, and Mr. Obama is edging out Mr. Romney 52 percent to 47 percent.

    Link

    Also, if you go to the interactive at the NYT that Jeralyn had in one of her earlier posts, and you give Florida, Wisconsin and NH to Obama, Romney has no path to victory.

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    These (none / 0) (#23)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:18:19 PM EST
    popular vote numbers are scaring me.

    Don't look at them! Way too early. (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:21:16 PM EST
    Anyone know where Obama's (none / 0) (#26)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:22:42 PM EST
    (Hopefully) victory rally will be? Chicago?

    I read (none / 0) (#27)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:24:28 PM EST
    that he had gone "home" to Chicago.

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    yes he's in Chicago (none / 0) (#32)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:32:56 PM EST
    Per PBS, Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. (none / 0) (#104)
    by oculus on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:39:21 PM EST
    David Plouffe out doing media already (none / 0) (#30)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:29:41 PM EST
    That has to be a good sign, doesn't it?

    Well (none / 0) (#35)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:33:49 PM EST
    what's the look on his face? I remember the face of Joe Lockhart back in 2004 told the story of what was going down.

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    Smiling (none / 0) (#37)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:34:40 PM EST
    And Stephanie Cutter is actually giggling (none / 0) (#80)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:23:40 PM EST
    That's a first.

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    Ct senate (none / 0) (#31)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:32:18 PM EST
    race called for the Dem.


    Nate Silver is live-blogging the results (none / 0) (#39)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:35:38 PM EST
    here.  Not a whole lot happening yet, but good to check in on occasionally.

    It looks (none / 0) (#40)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:36:15 PM EST
    like the crazy Mourdoch in In is going down. no announcement yet though.

    I'm a nervous wreck. (none / 0) (#41)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:40:47 PM EST
    Drinking some wine, and watching CNN. I don't like the way Virginia is looking - disappointing so far, especially northern Virginia.

    apparently people are still in line (5.00 / 1) (#42)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:42:07 PM EST
    in Northern VA.

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    aha, that's good (none / 0) (#45)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:48:31 PM EST
    Obama is now ahead in Loudoun County -- (none / 0) (#60)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:05:11 PM EST
    a bellwether county in Virginia.

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    If he wins Loudoun, won't he win the state? (none / 0) (#65)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:10:26 PM EST
    That's what they say. (none / 0) (#67)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:11:25 PM EST
    Also, local news just reporting (none / 0) (#89)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:30:27 PM EST
    that only 10% of Fairfax County has reported (certainly an Obama county), and that polls will now be open until 11 pm! Lines too long...

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    I'm watching Current (5.00 / 1) (#46)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:48:51 PM EST
    they aren't quiet as breathless over there :)

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    Not many results from N Irginia yet (none / 0) (#49)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:53:24 PM EST
    BTD says may be midnight before we get results.

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    MSMBC shows G. Allen ahead (none / 0) (#131)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:00:18 PM EST
    in VA. 51% to 49%. Are there enough Dem precincts left to turn that around? Would really hate to have Allen back in the Senate. The idea is enough to make a person gag.

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    Kaine now ahead (5.00 / 1) (#154)
    by Democratic Cat on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:21:50 PM EST
    and Pres. Obama about 70,000 down.  VA state website still shows much of Fairfax and other left leaning areas outstanding.

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    Yes there are (none / 0) (#138)
    by CoralGables on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:08:40 PM EST
    Yes, Fairfax county (none / 0) (#143)
    by Democratic Cat on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:12:46 PM EST
    Is only half in, and it's in Northern Virginia.

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    Ditto that. Allen is insufferable. (none / 0) (#145)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:14:46 PM EST
    It is too horrible to contemplate (none / 0) (#149)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:18:29 PM EST
    I refuse to entertain the notion.

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    ack. can't happen! (none / 0) (#153)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:21:06 PM EST
    Is Grayson (none / 0) (#43)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:44:33 PM EST
    going back to the house? And what about that nut Allen West? Is he going to lose?

    Grayson looks good so far with about 16% (none / 0) (#52)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 07:55:36 PM EST
    Counted, he had almost twice as many votes. Have not seen anything on West yet.

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    I really hate the twitter feed taking up (none / 0) (#55)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:00:45 PM EST
    3/4 of the screen on Current. They did that during the debates too.

    I'm really enjoying reading them. (5.00 / 2) (#58)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:03:44 PM EST
    NBC just predicted Warren as the likely winner in MA - great news!

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    That would be great news (5.00 / 2) (#63)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:08:43 PM EST
    I could have been ecstatic casting a vote for Warren. Hope the prediction is correct.

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    Warren is fantastic. (5.00 / 1) (#66)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:11:04 PM EST
    I'm probably the most excited of all about her election.

    Hi MOBlue! We've missed you.

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    I expect great things (5.00 / 1) (#90)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:30:41 PM EST
    The Kennedy seat back in good hands.  I can see her and AL Franken as a good team.

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    Offered to trade someone in MA (none / 0) (#83)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:26:59 PM EST
    10 McCaskill's and a bonus of one Obama for Warren. Definitely the most excited about her election. I do trust her to try and save the safety net programs.

    Thanks for the kind words. Been lurking and reading some of the posts but pretty bummed out about the direction of the country so not posting much.

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    AP just called Wisconsin for Tammy Baldwin. (5.00 / 5) (#91)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:31:33 PM EST
    That's a really great win, too.

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    Lol Greenwald (5.00 / 1) (#68)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:11:50 PM EST
    "@ggreenwald: Elizabeth Warren winning isn't going to do much to improve the mood of our conservative friends."

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    Some of them are good.... (none / 0) (#62)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:05:57 PM EST
    I might just be old fashioned about wanting my new media staying out of my old media!

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    CBS now agrees that Warren has won MA. (none / 0) (#110)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:42:19 PM EST
    This is a pick-up for the Dems.

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    Hey, I'm switching back and forth (none / 0) (#56)
    by kmblue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:01:28 PM EST
    between TL and Charlie's twitter.  Haven't even turned on the TV yet, but when I do it will be MSNBC because I respect Rachel Maddow.  

    What's with ABC? (none / 0) (#64)
    by unitron on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:10:02 PM EST
    They've been showing Obama with a higher, but declining, percentage in SC, but a check mark next to Romney.

    That's because (none / 0) (#71)
    by indy in sc on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:14:09 PM EST
    the early returns from SC come from Charleston and the coastal areas that are more democratic.  Most of SC is one big red state.  It's usually not even close.  They could have called SC for Romney last week.

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    SC is the mountain of conceit... (none / 0) (#76)
    by unitron on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:19:12 PM EST
    ...just to the south of the vale of humility where I reside, so I know that the outcome is a forgone conclusion, I just wondered about the number/call mismatch.

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    Angus King wins Maine senate seat. (none / 0) (#78)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:20:42 PM EST
    He's an Independent. Will he caucus with the Ds or the Rs?

    He just told NPR they could ask him (none / 0) (#112)
    by oculus on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:43:48 PM EST
    as many times as they like but he will wait 'til he gets to D.C.  But NPR says everyone expects him to caucus with the Dems.  

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    Is he holding out to see who gives him the (none / 0) (#118)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:46:27 PM EST
    better committee assignments?

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    He mentioned that was a consideration. (none / 0) (#139)
    by oculus on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:10:16 PM EST
    Says he hasn't decided (none / 0) (#126)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:52:33 PM EST
    National Republicans have not embraced the independent Senate bid of former Maine Gov. Angus King, arguing that he is a stealth candidate for Democrats. But King said something over the weekend that might worry Democrats: He would caucus with the GOP if it is more advantageous for his state.

    "I have not made up my mind whatsoever," King told a local television station (video below).

    "A lot will depend on what the numbers are, and depend upon what the actual circumstances are," King said. "My judgment is going to be based on what's going to make me most effective on behalf of Maine. If I can get away with not caucusing with either side, that's my preference. If the numbers work out in such a way that it will be beneficial to Maine, that's the basis upon which I'm going to make this decision." link



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    Obama the projected winner in Wisconsin. (none / 0) (#86)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:28:35 PM EST
    Towanda, what are you hearing?

    TV going back on mute (none / 0) (#93)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:32:15 PM EST
    Chris Matthews....ugh.

    Whoop! Whoop! (none / 0) (#94)
    by Chuck0 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:33:12 PM EST
    My vote counted. PA called for Obama.

    If we have OH, PA (none / 0) (#98)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:36:06 PM EST
    and WI, what else do we need?  Can't remember.

    Lazy me (none / 0) (#101)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:37:35 PM EST
    I'm gonna look at J's maps and see...

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    Any other swing state (none / 0) (#103)
    by CoralGables on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:38:51 PM EST
    New Hampshire? Got it. (none / 0) (#107)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:41:25 PM EST
    For gamblers (none / 0) (#105)
    by CoralGables on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:40:26 PM EST
    Betfair odds on Obama are now 1/20. In horse racing, those kind of odds in a two horse race means they think the other isn't good enough to leave the barn

    Poor Rafalca! (5.00 / 1) (#109)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:41:50 PM EST
    OK, now I'm thinking Obama wins (none / 0) (#115)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:45:44 PM EST
    VA, FL, OH, AND CO.

    obama wins nh (none / 0) (#124)
    by CST on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:51:07 PM EST
    And pot wins in ma.

    What's the pot one? (none / 0) (#128)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:55:39 PM EST
    General use or medical?

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    medical (none / 0) (#132)
    by CST on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:00:20 PM EST
    But everytime its on the ballot it wins in at landslide.  Decriminalization beat Obama in 08

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    We 'only' have medical (none / 0) (#142)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:12:45 PM EST
    but I think smoking pot in public (non-medical) equals jaywalking, only the ticket is cheaper, lol!~

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    The punditry keeps pushing the idea (none / 0) (#129)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:56:48 PM EST
    that Romney is going to win the popular vote. But... Neither Ohio or California has been counted yet.

    "But they're virtually tied!" is a phrase I'm very tired of hearing. They are not tied, "virtually" or otherwise.

    I'm a broken record: The only way Romney wins it is by stealing it.

    Yeah, when CA drops a few million votes in (none / 0) (#193)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:45:36 PM EST
    that is all going to change. Just no point in looking at national popular vote until then.

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    Exactly. They looove to create drama. (none / 0) (#195)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:47:58 PM EST
    From what I'm seeing though, most of the news people seem lackadaisical at this point.

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    Romney wins Utah. Finally, one of his (none / 0) (#133)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:02:19 PM EST
    home states votes for him.

    Hate to say it, but what are they drinking (none / 0) (#141)
    by oculus on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:12:32 PM EST
    at beautiful Daily Kos headquarters in Berkeley?  Quite joyful.  

    I thought they were in SF? (none / 0) (#146)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:15:36 PM EST
    The 100yo restored theatre by me is having a wine and martini bar election party. Always have wanted to see the inside . . . .

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    I'm about ready to call the election (none / 0) (#151)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:19:27 PM EST
    for Obama. I think Romney's toast. Florida or no Florida.

    Let's not dance in the end zone yet. (none / 0) (#162)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:25:09 PM EST
    But yeah, I think we're almost there.

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    I think Romney's about out of "paths" (none / 0) (#164)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:26:24 PM EST
    to win.  And that seems to be the conventional wisdom everywhere I look.  And it's only 10:30 here on the east coast...so much for the too-close-to-call talk from the pundit class, huh?

    I heard tonight that Romney had only written one speech for tonight - a victory speech - can you believe that?

    All in all, this has been a good night for Democrats - some real progressives have been elected, and that's a trend I can seriously support.

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    Al Gore just personally called FL for Obama (none / 0) (#170)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:30:40 PM EST
    based on inside info from a friend he trusts completely. FWIW.

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    FWIW, I don't even want to hear (5.00 / 1) (#176)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:32:42 PM EST
    Gore mentioning the word "Florida."

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    LOL. I did think of that as I typed that post (none / 0) (#182)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:35:08 PM EST
    Mark Shields on PBS (none / 0) (#163)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:26:18 PM EST
    just made a funny verbal gaffe, calling Bob Kerrey "Blob" Kerrey. Freudian slipperville.

    Take this for what it's worth, but (none / 0) (#169)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:30:02 PM EST
    Al Gore, on Current TV, is saying that his insider source in Florida (his former state director, whom he named) says Florida is going for Obama.

    MSNBC (none / 0) (#210)
    by Amiss on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:22:01 PM EST
    Is calling it for Obama with 274 votes. Daughter just called and I checked.

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    MO Blue, CNN calls the Missouri governor's (none / 0) (#172)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:31:02 PM EST
    race for Nixon. Is this a good thing? Aside from being a Dem, is Nixon a good guy?

    It is a good thing (none / 0) (#206)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:59:48 PM EST
    Most MO Dems are more conservative than I would like but .......

    Lot of crazy Republicans up in Jefferson City with ideas even zanier than they are. Nixon can stop most of their worse legislation from becoming law. From what I can gather he has appointed several decent judges. I was saddened to see that although they were recommending voting no on several of his appointments, one of the very right wing organizations making recommendations on judges made this statement about his appointments.

    Current Governor Jay Nixon has a mixed review from his first term as he strives to distance himself from the extremity of his democrat party's pro-abortion demands, even though he is pro-abortion himself.

    Also Nixon makes it more likely that MO will enact the expansion of Medicaid (one of the few positive things IMO in Obama's health insurance bill)in 2014. An amendment is on the current ballot that might interfere with that happening but it there would be no chance of an expansion with a Republican governor.

    Evidently they have called the Senate race for McCaskill. Currently Atkins percentage of 42% is about 42% larger than he deserves.

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    Where is Towanda? (none / 0) (#173)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:31:08 PM EST


    Towanda was teaching! (none / 0) (#207)
    by Towanda on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:02:10 PM EST
    'til almost 10 tonight, just got home, catching up now.

    I.e., Towanda was going nuts waiting for class break to check the 'Net . . . and not much was clear then.  Now, I'm feeling better.

    BALDWIN!  YER D*MN RIGHT!*  Wisconsin FINALLY sends a woman to the Senate.  In other nooz, up is down.

    (*Nasty anti-Tammy B. tv ad had her taped growling that line.  The ad boomeranged on the righties and became a big hit here.)

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    Obama capturing 69% of Latino vote (none / 0) (#180)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:34:04 PM EST


    Just saw John Boehner on NBC News, ... (none / 0) (#185)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:36:20 PM EST
    ... speaking to a crowd at his HQ near Cincinnati. He sounded like he already had a few tonight.

    Let us know when he starts crying! (none / 0) (#186)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:38:18 PM EST
    Only Florida worry (none / 0) (#187)
    by CoralGables on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:40:37 PM EST
    the votes counted in Miami right now have Obama at +10% over his 2008 totals. Most every other county shows a slight drop in Obama's margin from 2008. Can the late Miami-Dade votes continue to come in at 50/50 or better. That may be all Obama needs.

    It's possible the influx of non-Cuban latinos that have now registered to vote in Miami may be what swings the entire state.

    That was the speculation that (none / 0) (#190)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:43:35 PM EST
    someone had. Been listening to so much I forget who. Also Orange County has a lot more non-Cuban Latinos which may lean Obama.

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    Even Orange (none / 0) (#202)
    by CoralGables on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:55:31 PM EST
    was won by a slightly smaller margin than 2008. Broward is a hair better and Dade better by a huge margin. The long lines don't appear to have hampered the Obama voters in Miami

    Also, 18,000 absentee ballots in Miami that haven't been counted yet.

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    Plouffe stated a couple of times for emphasis (none / 0) (#205)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:57:48 PM EST
    that they had no expectation of doing as well as 2008, but they knew they did not have to.

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    PBS just showed FL (none / 0) (#191)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:44:14 PM EST
    Obama 50%
    Romney 49%

    with 90% of precincts reporting.

    On the other hand, they report the flip numbers on VA, with 50% of preconcts reporting.

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    Scott Brown just gave his concession (none / 0) (#188)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:40:56 PM EST
    Maybe Warren will speak soon.

    Scott Brown (none / 0) (#189)
    by CST on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:42:08 PM EST
    Making a classy concession (campaign?) Speech.

    I just love it that Warren won (5.00 / 2) (#196)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:49:03 PM EST
    To me, that win and the Tammy Baldwin win are the highlights of the evening.

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    Not sure if Baldwin has won. (none / 0) (#199)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:52:53 PM EST
    CNN has Thompson leading right now.

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    NBC now calling Minnesota for Obama. (none / 0) (#192)
    by caseyOR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:45:25 PM EST
    Amy Klobuchar won her senate seat. Still no word on the marriage equality measure up there.

    Wow, NC much closer than expected (none / 0) (#194)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:45:43 PM EST
    ROmney 50%
    Obama 49%

    with 95% of precincts reporting.I think the media's new favorite talking point about Romney winning the popular vote is dead in the water.

    Just heard Romney campign staff (none / 0) (#197)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:51:30 PM EST
    has shut down any talky-talky with the media.

    Missouri goes Romney (none / 0) (#198)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:52:12 PM EST


    No surprise there (none / 0) (#208)
    by MO Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:07:14 PM EST
    Obama was IMO always going to lose in MO.

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    Obama way ahead in Iowa (none / 0) (#200)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:52:55 PM EST


    Obama ahead in FL now, just barely (none / 0) (#201)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:54:21 PM EST
    (by 16,000 votes) with 92% reporting.

    Warren speaking now (none / 0) (#203)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:55:37 PM EST


    I'm loving it - I'm a little choked up (none / 0) (#204)
    by Anne on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:57:17 PM EST
    listening to her.

    We need to clone her!

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