Thanks Nick, I don't have tube...
Rockhead, if you have a broadband connection, check these out too:
For anyone wanting to watch results online via streaming, CSPAN has started coverage.
and MSNBC is live streaming:
Oh thank you!
I have TV but no control over the remote.
Pennsylvania has been called for Obama.
Hey, GOP, see ya, wouldn't want to be ya!
So far this is where Kerry was. Lets not get all celebratory till there are big numbers. VA is going McCain. Fla is leaning Obama
What do the checkmarks mean?
Like -- right now I can click on New Mexico and it shows Obama 41%, McCain 58% but the hek is by Obama and it's colored blue.
Is it about how the state is predicted
If McCain takes every state left except Ca, Wa, Ha and Ore... EVERY ONE.....he gets 266 electoral votes
Yes, checkmarks represent who MSNBC projects will be the official winner.
Since the Join Us Here Tuesday Night thread is temporarily broken, I'll post this here instead, about the mixed results from NC:
Some good results from small-town North Carolina:
- Catawba county (69,000 voters) - went for Bush by 35%, now for McCain by 25%. Swing of 10%.
- Alamance county (64,000 voters) - went for Bush by 23%, now for McCain by 9%. Swing of 14%.
- Lee County (24,000 voters) - went for Bush by 21%, now for McCain by just 8%. Swing of 13%
- Davie county (20,000 voters) - went for Bush by 49%, now for McCain by 39%. Swing of 10%
- Chowan county (7,000 voters) - went for Bush by 10%, now for McCain by 1%. Swing of 9%
But that's the better ones, and Obama needs a state-wide swing of 13%.
E.g., on the downside there's these rural results:
- Ashe county (13,000 voters) - went for Bush by 24%, to McCain by 23%. Thats a 1% swing.
- Cherokee county (13,000 voters) - went for Bush by 35%, now to McCain by 39%. Thats a swing TO McCain.
- Alleghany county (5,000 voters) - went for Bush by 20%, to McCain by 21%. Thats a swing TO McCain.
- Camden county (5,000 voters) - went for Bush by 30%, now to McCain by 32%. Another swing TO McCain.
But here's a good one from North Carolina:
Cabarrus county (that's around towns called Concord and Kannapolis) - 77,000 voters (up from 50,000 last time) - went for Bush by 34%, now for McCain 18%. Swing of 16%.
concord and kannapolis are about 20 miles north of charlotte.... rednecks....no surprise to go McCain
we can excuse Kannapolis for the sake of DEI, no???
I used to play a place there called Sgt. Peppers. Never caught the clap there. I give them a pass.
there is a LOT of my stuff still there, forevermore...
(overall not a terrible place, south of gary)