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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 08:26 am
@jespah,
Polls open at 6:00 a.m. hereabouts.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 08:34 am
@jespah,
Quote:
Election Day is November 4, 2008

Be sure to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, to vote in the State General Election. Polling places will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm statewide.


http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=mg2homepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=massgov2
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 08:46 am
@Ticomaya,
Polls open at 6:30 here, but 41% of all registered voters have voted already. Optimisticly assuming 70% turnout, we're over half done. I wonder if that is going to speed up results reporting. With the click of a button, half the votes are counted.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 08:47 am
@engineer,
Wow! (41%)

We open at 6:30 AM too.
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 09:05 am
Western Florida has polls open an hour later than eastern Florida. Remember the claims of voter suppression by calling Florida 8 minutes before the western polls closed?

I am guessing that by 9PM eastern, maybe even 8:30, we will have a good idea of who won Florida, Ohio and VA. If Obama wins 2 out of the 3 the races is over.
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JPB
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 09:08 am
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

I was playing with the CNN map and I have a new possibility.

It is completely possible for Obama to get 400 electoral votes (assuming he wins Florida).

Let me be the first to say so.



not the first but you're not alone...

Quote:
Sun Nov 2, 11:40 pm ET

With his superior spending, better organization on the ground, and poll standing, in fact, Obama actually seems poised to win the majority of the remaining toss-up states. If there is a pro-Democratic/anti-Bush wave cresting, as some top strategists in both parties believe, Obama could take all of the still contested battlegrounds, giving him nearly 400 electoral votes, and a significant multi-regional mandate. The remaining toss-up states are all large ones - Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri - with a total of 84 electoral votes, and were all won by Bush in 2000 and 2004. And some additional western and southern states that are currently leaning towards McCain (such as North Dakota and Georgia) could end up in the Democratic column, lifting Obama over 400. yahoo
ebrown p
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 10:12 am
@JPB,
Damn!

Well then, I think I am the first to say he will top 500 Wink
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 11:02 am
@sozobe,
Thanks. We will be there right around when they open.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 01:14 pm
@sozobe,
Thanx, Soz.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 02:42 pm
Polls in Virginia are open from 6 am to 7 pm. Election officials are popping up all over the media suggesting to folks that the best time to vote to avoid long lines is from 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm.
My precinct is relatively small and there haven't been a lot of new residences added (apartments/subdivisions). Also an older crowd (35 and up) so probably not a lot of new voters like in some areas.
Virginia, by the way, added 468,000 new voters this year with 20% being 25 or younger.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 02:43 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

Polls in Virginia are open from 6 am to 7 pm. Election officials are popping up all over the media suggesting to folks that the best time to vote to avoid long lines is from 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 4 pm.
My precinct is relatively small and there haven't been a lot of new residences added (apartments/subdivisions). Also an older crowd (35 and up) so probably not a lot of new voters like in some areas.
Virginia, by the way, added 468,000 new voters this year with 20% being 25 or younger.


Good luck with a short line, rjb

Cycloptichorn
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 02:54 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Thank you. My bladder and my knees thank you.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 03:01 pm


The big question is if Skinny Obama will grudgingly acknowledge his
loss before midnight Tuesday or will he wait until the next morning?
ebrown p
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 03:14 pm
@H2O MAN,
My guess is that he will stubbornly refuse to admit his loss for at least 4 years.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 03:17 pm
@ebrown p,

You are probably right for the very 1st time in your life because I think
Owl Gore continues to stubbornly refuse his loss... good on you ep.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 03:32 pm
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:


You are probably right for the very 1st time in your life because I think
Owl Gore continues to stubbornly refuse his loss... good on you ep.


What the **** are you, and Sarah Palin, going to do with ALL the time you'll have on your hands Nov. 5 and beyond?

Oh, right. Water.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 03:34 pm
@Gargamel,
Laughing
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 04:17 pm
Projected Electoral College votes from A2K pundits as posted on this and other threads:
JoeFromChicago: Obama - 326; McCain - 212
RealJohnBoy: Obama - 367; McCain - 171
RagMan: Obama between 300-330
Occumbill: Obama - 364; McCain - 174
Engineer: Obama - 390; McCain - 148
H_2_0: McCain - 286; Obama - 252
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 04:26 pm
@realjohnboy,
Rboy, do you know of another H2O MAN on A2K?
You must, because I have not projected any EC vote totals.

I do like the numbers you came up with though, so good on you.

realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 3 Nov, 2008 04:41 pm
@H2O MAN,
I naively, I guess, assumed that the Electoral College map you posted at 4:36 pm on the thread: "So What Does Your Prediction Map Look Like..." was intended to be your, um, prediction of what the Electoral College map might look like. My apologies. I will remove your pick from the list. Please do your tally, if you are so inclined. Thanks. RJB.
 

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