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McCain Election Results: Concedes, 156 Electoral Votes @ 11:19PM EST

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posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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CNN has called PA and NH to Obama




posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 07:52 PM
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Talk radio is stating that McCain is very angry that Fox called PA to Obama so early. Have any of you heard that?

Jemison



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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No, but he should be. It appears that the state call is based upon nothing but exit polling to this point. Either that, or the MSM is trying to influence the vote in western states and weaken GOP turnout later in the night, which wouldn't surprise me, either.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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On Fox the electoral votes at 9pm EST are:
Obama 183
McCain 81

On CNN the electoral votes at 9pm EST are:
Obama 174
McCain 49



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:03 PM
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I know some states are are given, but is it really a good idea for these media outlets to call a state based on exit polls with only a small percentage of votes coming in?

I vaguely remember them doing this once before & they ended up being wrong.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:10 PM
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No, its not a good idea. The networks are definitely trigger happy tonight. Hell, Fox called Ohio for Obama with 3% reporting momentarily before they rescinded it.

Thankfully, it shouldn't have a huge impact. Nevada and perhaps Montana are the only states where it could significantly impact the race. The polls are closed in every other battleground state.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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I am thankful that it will have little, if any impact on potential voters, but it still ticks me off that they are calling these states with exit polls that they (CNN) admited lean to the dem. side.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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Back in 1976 the media called the election for Jimmy Carter while the voting was still going on in the west, and that ticked a lot of people off. They asked why should they bother voting if the results are in before they can even make it to the polls.

The media stopped calling it after that until all voting had been done.

Until this election.

It looks like they're trying to influence the vote by calling it for Obama before the voting is done. Why should the folks on the west coast go to the trouble of going out and voting for McCain if the media has already declared Obama the winner.

IT'S A CONSPIRACY I TELL YA!!!!



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:20 PM
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From the looks of it, this is about to go south in a hurry. I think McCain is going to lose Virginia and Florida. He may not hang onto that lead in Indiana, either.




posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:21 PM
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Politico.com wrote a story ealier this week saying that the Mainstream
Media executives met and decided that they wouldn't wait until the
polls closed on the West Coast if a trend towards McCain and Obama
were clear after the polls closed in the Central USA time zone.

I think the same micro projections they use for individual states are
morphed into a marco projection for the overall national winner at
some point. This appears to be what we're witnessing tonight.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:22 PM
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mccain looks to win Va in m y opinion...
but stop complaining that pa was called.....
IT WAS CALLED AFTER PA POLLS CLOSED in PA



Pa goes obama ,big roadblock for mccain



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:22 PM
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well it sucks, whatever it is

(not a one liner)



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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Fox News just called Ohio to Obama!! It looks like a landslide IMO



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by vor78
From the looks of it, this is about to go south in a hurry. I think McCain is going to lose Virginia and Florida. He may not hang onto that lead in Indiana, either.



The polls in Indianapolis, Indiana were ordered to stay open an extra
two hours tonight due to voting problems. Also, Gary Indiana, which
is 90% African American is holding out reporting results for some
reason, according to the local news.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:26 PM
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CNN just announced that from early projections it appears that Ohio is going to go to Obama. Mccain has lost PA and OH, the two most important swing states.

Looks like the old guy is done for. I know it isnt over yet but these were must wins for Mccain, they are now saying that he would have to pull off a miracle in a projected blue state or two in order to have a chance.

Things arent looking good.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:27 PM
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MSNBC:

Calls Louisiana for McCain



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:27 PM
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wrong, things are looking great!
.. but bad for some fair enough,

Obama's held out a 100 vote lead, id say its going to be a pretty big win for the 'crats!



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:28 PM
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done. its over. ohio to obama. the politics of fear did not work



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:28 PM
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A republican has never won a election without Ohio. Looks like Obama is going to pull off:

-Penn
-NC
-Ohio
-Florida

Most of the key states,

I am handing this one to Obama.

Have fun with our first Black President and pray that we prosper.



posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 08:31 PM
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done. its over. ohio to obama. the politics of fear did not work




or it is that the politics of fear is just beginning....



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