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Electoral Vote WINNER – ATS Member Nyteskye - 50,000 POINTS

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posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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Im done waiting on Missouri to officially declare. There is a 5,000 vote difference with McCain leading so Im awarding the 11 Electoral Votes To McCain for the purposes of this game.

Dave

The Winning Electoral Totals Are:

Barack Obama - 365

John McCain - 173

AND THE WINNER IS.....

Nyteskye - 50,000 POINTS

As there was only ONE WINNER who got the right electoral votes, ALL POINTS get awarded to the one winner.

Close, But No Cigar (500 Applause Points)

ALL HAD:

Obama - 364

McCain - 174

FSBlueApocalypse - 500 Applause Points

Skipper1975 - 500 Applause Points

InterestedObserver - 500 Applause Points

johneboy - 500 Applause Points

mikesingh - 500 Applause Points







This Is For The REAL Election!!

NO RECOUNTS or PROTESTS!!

FIRST OFF, if you would like to CAST YOUR VOTE on the mock ATS Voting Machine, you can now go to the top of our

HOME PAGE

and cast your vote. Results will be announced on the site on Sunday November 2, 2008.

THIS CONTEST is for those that are clairvoyant enough to PREDICT what the FINAL ELECTORAL VOTE COUNT will be for ALL CANDIDATES This means ALL which includes the 3rd Party, should any of them happen to capture an electoral vote or two.



THIS IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS as it is designed as a GAME.

THE RULES

The FIRST PERSON that posts on this thread to get everything correct will be awarded 25,000 ATS POINTS.

The SECOND PERSON that posts on this thread to get everything correct will be awarded 15,000 ATS POINTS

The THIRD PERSON that posts on this thread to get everything correct will be awarded 10,000 ATS POINTS

The MODERATOR/OWNER that posts on this thread to get everything correct will be awarded BRAGGING RIGHTS

EXAMPLE OF YOUR POST

Barack Obama – 328

John McCain – 185

Ron Paul – 25

Electoral College Background



The Electoral College consists of 538 popularly elected representatives who formally select the President and Vice President of the United States. In 2008, it will make this selection on December 15. The Electoral College is an example of an indirect election.

Rather than directly voting for the President and Vice President, United States citizens cast votes for electors. Electors are technically free to vote for anyone eligible to be President, but in practice pledge to vote for specific candidates and voters cast ballots for favored presidential and vice presidential candidates by voting for correspondingly pledged electors. Most states allow voters to choose between statewide slates of electors pledged to vote for the presidential and vice presidential tickets of various parties; the ticket that receives the most votes statewide 'wins' all of the votes cast by electors from that state. U.S. presidential campaigns concentrate on winning the popular vote in a combination of states that choose a majority of the electors, rather than campaigning to win the most votes nationally.

Each state has a number of electors equal to the number of its Senators and Representatives in the United States Congress. Additionally, Washington, D.C. is given a number of electors equal to the number held by the smallest states. U.S. territories are not represented in the Electoral College.

Each elector casts one vote for President and one vote for Vice President. In order to be elected, a candidate must have a majority (at least 270) of the electoral votes cast for that office. Should no candidate for President win a majority of the electoral votes, the choice is referred to the House of Representatives. Should no candidate for Vice President possess a majority of the electoral votes, the choice is given to the Senate.

The Constitution allows each state legislature to designate a method of choosing electors. Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia have adopted a winner-take-all popular vote rule where voters choose between statewide slates of electors pledged to vote for a specific presidential and vice presidential candidate. The candidate that wins the most votes in the state wins the support of all of that state’s electors. The two other states, Maine and Nebraska, use a tiered system where a single elector is chosen within each Congressional district and two electors are chosen by statewide popular vote. U.S. presidential elections are effectively an amalgamation of 51 separate and simultaneous elections (50 states plus the District of Columbia), rather than a single national election.

Candidates can fail to get the most votes in the nationwide popular vote in a presidential election and still win that election. This occurred in 1876, 1888 and 2000. Critics argue the Electoral College is inherently undemocratic and gives certain swing states disproportionate clout in selecting the President and Vice President. Adherents argue that the Electoral College is an important and distinguishing feature of the federal system, and protects the rights of smaller states. Numerous constitutional amendments have been introduced in Congress seeking a replacement of the Electoral College with a direct popular vote; however, no proposal has ever successfully passed both houses.

ADDENDUM

A member U2Ud me and asked what happens if there is ONLY ONE correct answer, which I can't imagine BUT, if that is the case OR if there are only TWO correct answers, the unwon amount will go to the WINNERS. All 50,000 POINTS will be AWARDED!

ADDITIONALLY if there is a RECOUNT and the VOTE TALLY CHANGES, I will AWARD 500 APPLAUSE POINTS to all of those folks who have the CORRECT TALLYS as answers.

This Is For The REAL Election!!

NO RECOUNTS or PROTESTS!!

FLAG & STAR THIS MUTHA!!

[edit on 11/18/2008 by Dave Rabbit]




posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:44 AM
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I'll throw out a prediction.....which will probably be wrong, but here goes:

Obama: 252
McCain: 286
Third Party: 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:47 AM
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If this is for the REAL election -

Obama - 338
McCain - 200
Ron Paul - 0

If this is for the ATS election -

Ron Paul - 538.




posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:48 AM
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ok Obama -262
McCain -276
Third party- 0

Probably way off but worth a shot!



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:50 AM
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Obama/Biden 375

McCain/Palin 163

Third Party 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:51 AM
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Obama - 288

McCain - 250

others - 0

[edit on 29-10-2008 by Resinveins]



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:51 AM
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Obama - 234
Mccain - 245
Ron Paul - 59



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:51 AM
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Obama - 269
McCain - 269

Total Chaos ensues. Maybe even some aliens and pirate zombies.



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:54 AM
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*CRACKS KNUCKLES and SHAKES THE MAGIC 8 BALL*

Obama= 290
McCain=246
Third Party=2



(yes I changed it slightly)



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:56 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



The actual election on Nov 4th:

Dem=318

Rep=220

3rd party=0

(These numbers pertain to the final count.)

 


Our ATS Mock Election:

Dem = 289

Rep = 121

3rd party = 128



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


[edit on 29-10-2008 by NGC2736]



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 11:56 AM
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  • Obama/Biden 252
  • McCain/Palin 286
  • Third Party 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:00 PM
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Obama/Biden- 313
Mcain/Palin- 225
Third party- 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:08 PM
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McCain- 290

Obama- 248

Third party- 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:11 PM
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    Obama - 291
    McCain - 247
    Other - 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:13 PM
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Obama - 363
McCain - 175
Bob Barr - 0
Chuck Baldwin - 0
Ralph Nader - 0
Cynthia McKinney - 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:13 PM
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Obama/Biden = 317

McCain/Palin = 221

Independent/Other/Wishful Thinker = 0



[edit on 29-10-2008 by Areal51]



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:17 PM
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reply to post by jam321
 


Obama = 355
McCain = 183

3rd = 0

AAC



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:17 PM
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Obama/Biden- 302
Mcain/Palin- 236
Third party- 0



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:20 PM
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Obama : 333

McCain : 205

Third party : 0


Auxiliary prediction:

Total chaos ensues on ATS as numerologists crawl out of the woodwork and claim that Obama's 333 seats indicate that this is the first half of his reign of devil terror and that his second election will also be won with 333 seats, leading to a total of 666 seats won by November 4th 2012, just a few months before armageddon on 21st Dec 2012.

[edit on 29-10-2008 by 44soulslayer]



posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 12:26 PM
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Obama 314
Mcain 224
3rd P

(real votes)

eta: since i'm not really sure if this is for the real one, or ATS's mock one I think the mock votes will be:

Obama 301
Mcain 224
3rd P 13

This Is For The REAL Election!!

Dave


[edit on 10/29/2008 by agent violet]

[edit on 10/29/2008 by Dave Rabbit]



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