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  • Three Election Notes

    1. The major national polls had the outcome predicted with surprising accuracy

    2. Because of #1, the Bradley Effect was repudiated.

    3. All future elections will be 'called' at precisely 8pm PST, as it was last night, when the Pacific polls close, and the networks can 'fairly' call it, based on their Pacific polls. .

  • #2
    A fourth election note: Neither Obama nor McCain are their own persons, but copies (in name) of fathers before them.

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    • #3
      Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Marlow
        Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!
        And it was? 70%? More?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Daisy
          Originally posted by Marlow
          Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!
          And it was? 70%? More?
          Pending final count - 64%

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Marlow
            Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!
            more limited electorate back then ( ?no women & less surviving elderly )

            this has got to be most genuine "turnout" since ?pre-civil war

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Marlow
              Originally posted by Daisy
              Originally posted by Marlow
              Oh, and highest voter turnout % since 1908!!
              And it was? 70%? More?
              Pending final count - 64%
              Hard to believe that 36% of those eligible sat this one out . . .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bad hammy
                Hard to believe that 36% of those eligible sat this one out . . .
                Whom would they have benefited more?

                This is why I'm against a Brave New World where everyone can vote on-line, or even worse, are REQUIRED to vote. I don't want the Slackers determining the outcome of an election!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Marlow
                  I don't want the Slackers determining the outcome of an election!
                  Too late.

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                  • #10
                    very true

                    gop slackers cost them...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Marlow
                      Originally posted by bad hammy
                      Hard to believe that 36% of those eligible sat this one out . . .
                      Whom would they have benefited more?

                      This is why I'm against a Brave New World where everyone can vote on-line, or even worse, are REQUIRED to vote. I don't want the Slackers determining the outcome of an election!
                      I was not suggesting any coercement to get more folks to vote; I am just surprised that in this election over a third of the voters chose not to show up.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marlow
                        or even worse, are REQUIRED to vote

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                        • #13
                          Just a few more election reflections...
                          I agree that the polls were very accurate. Mostly following the CNN poll of polls, I was able to review the state-by-state predictions, as to colors of red or blue, or still in play, and they were right on in every case.
                          Maybe we don't need to actually vote anymore :wink:
                          The holograms on CNN were amazing, and hearing the fellow who worked on the technology explaining it to Wolf Blitzer today, made it all the more amazing. They literally weren't positive it would work, until it worked.
                          On that other thread, I predicted (with some old-fashioned spit on your finger and test the wind activity) 350-188. Current numbers are 349-163, with 26 votes from North Carolina(15) and Missouri(11) still in the balance. So final count will either be 349-189, 360-178, or 375-163.
                          Here are the reddest states in order, with the greatest difference of the popular vote in favor of McCain over Obama - Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Alaska, Idaho, Alabama, Arkansas, Lousiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Mississippi, West Virginia, Texas. Those are the States with double digit McCain preference. (15)
                          Here are the bluest states in order, with the greatest difference of the popular vote in favor of Obama over McCain - DC, Hawaii, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, California, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Maine, Washington, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Minnesota. (21)
                          The other 15 States were almost equally divided between red and blue, and with less than double digit preference.
                          The exit poll numbers are staggering in terms of demographics, especially in areas such as youth and ethnicity. Here's to the future

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                          • #14
                            My state always goes to the Dems, always. This year it was projected 55-35- a landslide, but was even more like 70-30. There was no chance of Connecticuts electorial votes not going to the Dems. Zero.

                            So why would i stand in a 1 hour line after work and not go running. My vote here is counted but it doesnt count. It really is depressing that i cant make a differance. Maybe we should just have a popular vote?

                            I would love to live in a battleground state or even one thats kinda close.
                            phsstt!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SQUACKEE
                              I would love to live in a battleground state or even one thats kinda close.
                              Like mine! (Fla not NC :wink: )

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