Do Not Listen To DMM Stooges Today And Co-Blogger Predictions

This was originally going to just be a predictions thread but Democratic Machine Media (DMM) hacks like Chuck Todd are already working hard to depress GOP turnout.

On Morning Joe he kept hitting the idea that Romney will have tough sledding because "half the swing state vote is in". First, that's likely not true. Second, if it is true it assumes a huge Obama advantage.

That's definitely not true.

Overall, early vote turnout OH up 2.44% in state. Down -4.1% in Obama/Kerry counties; up 14.39% in Bush/McCain counties.

All this talk about Obama's huge early vote lead is bullshit propaganda. I still think this will be very close in several key states (shocking!) and the race could go either way but what the Chuck Todds of the world are doing is simply what they've been doing for over 5 years...carrying Obama's water.

Ignore them.

Now, onto "staff" predictions:

Ace: Romney 348- Obama 190

Me: Romney 277-Obama 261

CAC: Romney 277- Obama 261

RDBrewer: Romney 338- Obama 200

Gabe: Romney 267- Obama 271

Russ: Romney 466- Obama 72

Dave In Texas: "Chaos" (Ohio is the new Florida) also Romney 286- Obama 252

Andy: Romney 316- Obama 222

John E.: Romney 315- Obama 223

And for some fun:

@reidepstein: VP pooler @mikememoli in Delaware: Is this the last time you will vote for yourself? Joe Biden: "No, I don't think so."

Biden 2016: Because The Lulz!

Oh and no news post from Ben today, he's working hard for Team Mitt today.

Last prediction: Obama will definitely carry the key swing-state of "Oiho".

oiho.jpg

Posted by: DrewM. at 09:48 AM



Comments

1 First?

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 06, 2012 09:49 AM (QB3JR)

2 Monica Lewinsky voted straight ticket Republican. Said she lived through the Democratic administration in the '90s and it left a bad taste in her mouth.

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 06, 2012 09:51 AM (QB3JR)

3 Just read a FB post from a lib stating that "since the polls are so close, whoever wins won't have a mandate, so be respectful."

Ha.

Posted by: Filly at November 06, 2012 09:51 AM (lgXUp)

4 Thank goodness, a new thread.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 06, 2012 09:51 AM (qEkGZ)

5 Chuck Todd is an upper decker

Posted by: Uncledave at November 06, 2012 09:52 AM (nJ32z)

6 Dicksville notch margin of error

US Pop - 305,000,000
Sample - 10
Margin of error 30.99%

Posted by: Up with people at November 06, 2012 09:52 AM (kzFo5)

7 This election will not be close. This election will not be close. I keep telling myself that. I just can't see how it can be close. Obama sucks all kinds of ass on all fronts, so how could it be close? This election will not be close.

Posted by: Pipe Holder at November 06, 2012 09:52 AM (VTeUD)

8 3 Just read a FB post from a lib stating that "since the polls are so close, whoever wins won't have a mandate, so be respectful."

Ha.
Posted by: Filly at November 06, 2012 09:51 AM (lgXUp)

Whoever wrote that stinks of libtard fear.

FINISH HIM.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 06, 2012 09:52 AM (0cwsf)

9 Krumm's final prediction (brought over from an earlier thread).

http://www.bobkrumm.com/blog/?p=2507

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 06, 2012 09:52 AM (qEkGZ)

10 Vote Barry, uh, Mooch wants it uh,, that way...

Posted by: Barry Soetoro (D-King Of The World!!) at November 06, 2012 09:54 AM (GQ72I)

11 Somebody needs to give Gabe a hug and a stiff drink.

Posted by: Voluble at November 06, 2012 09:54 AM (qYvEa)

12 My favorite thing of the week, from The Onion:

"New York Times Bully Knocks Stacks of Polls From Nate Silver's Hands"

Posted by: The Q at November 06, 2012 09:54 AM (w4fEE)

13 289R, 249O

Posted by: Y-not at November 06, 2012 09:54 AM (5H6zj)

14 So Malor buys into the polls huh?

Why am I not the least bit surprised?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 06, 2012 09:54 AM (uD2fR)

15 Biden will vote for himself as Man of the House. But he'll lose to the family dog.

Posted by: yinzer at November 06, 2012 09:54 AM (/Mla1)

16 F Chuck Todd is a democrat Hack/Staffer in his previous work enviroment Plus a Butt Pirate & a FUCKING FLAT OUT LIAR!! no one , REPEAT No One in the R/R campaign is talking to him about their internals He is soooooo far up Bammy's ass that when Bammy eats F. Chuck Burps

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 09:54 AM (ck76k)

17 I've been praying all morning. I have a wonderful sense of peace. Everything is going to be ok. We will win and it won't be close. We also take the Senate and gain in the House. Fear not.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (RNijH)

18
By "chaos" I meant Ohio becomes Florida 2000.

I sure hope I'm wrong about that.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (WvXvd)

19 So did Rachel Corrie manage to slip her vote under the door?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (SkUim)

20 Doesn't Obama look like the little bushman from "The Gods Must Be Crazy"?

Posted by: Cricket at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (DrC22)

21 Gaming morons aren't included. Tweet inc.

Posted by: Zakn at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (zyaZ1)

22 300+ EV for R/R & not Barely over 300 325 or more

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (ck76k)

23 Gabe: Romney 267- Obama 271


Sounds like Rupert Murdoch.

/le sigh

Posted by: THE day at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (LpQbZ)

24 I'm with Andy on the Stone Cold Steve Austin electoral vote tally.

Romney 316 says I just whipped your ass!

Posted by: The Q at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (w4fEE)

25 Sometimes I feel like a bottom, sometimes a top.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (x9s9/)

26 This is Carter/Reagan The Sequel.

Been there, done that. Different states, different
results numerically, but the same outcome -- turning
out the guy who was unable to improve the economy.

Polls are full of shit, like the last thread.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (feFL6)

27 @SalenaZitoTrib: Romney will be at Atlantic Aviation today in suburban Pittsburgh (Moon Twp) at 2:55. #Pennsyltucky

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (ck76k)

28 "This election will not be close. This election will not be close. I keep telling myself that."

This election will be close.

It's not 1980. If it were 1980, with the demographics of 1980, it would not be close. It's 2012, with the demographics of 2012, and it will be close.


Posted by: torquewrench at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (ymG7s)

29 >>14 So Malor buys into the polls huh?

I think people are influenced subconsciously by the chatter at the water cooler and their circle of friends. I suspect Gabe's circle trends more liberal than most of the others'.

Posted by: Y-not at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (5H6zj)

30 Please, please, please let those predictions - any of them - be right.

Posted by: Mike Jonze at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (XpAxm)

31 My prediction

R = Landslide
D = Suicide and wailing

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 06, 2012 09:56 AM (JWLqy)

32 Showed up at my polling place here in SE Michigan (Precinct 17) around 7am and there were already 100+ people in line out the door. When I finally got to put my ballot into the machine at around 8:45am, it stated I was voter #147. When I left the polling place, line was still out the door, around the same length (~150 people). So good turnout this morning in my area.

And it was at a Catholic Church and there were a LOT of Romney/Ryan signs all over the area. Didn't see any Obama signs. And I found that odd, as this is a large minority area.

Here's hoping we can squeak out a victory for Romney here in Michigan.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 06, 2012 09:57 AM (vUK/h)

33

gary johnson should just bow out

for the love of country

Posted by: THE day at November 06, 2012 09:57 AM (LpQbZ)

34 kawfytawk,

Democrats will scream about the death of democracy and threaten to move to Canada. Alas none ever move to Canada.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 09:57 AM (SkUim)

35
O 10,105, R (9,000,000) - bank on it

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 09:58 AM (x9s9/)

36 310-228 Romney (fingers crossed)

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 06, 2012 09:58 AM (qEkGZ)

37
If Ohio becomes Florida, I want some ocean front property. And an orange tree in the yard.

PS. Ohio won't be Florida "2000". It won't be that close. I actually think Romney will have a bigger victory margin than Bush had in 2004.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at November 06, 2012 09:58 AM (RFeQD)

38
26This is Carter/Reagan The Sequel.





Complete with gas rationing....

Posted by: Cicero Kid at November 06, 2012 09:58 AM (OPnEs)

39 people in their own little cocoon have no Idea how much Obama hated in Reagan Democrat areas, Coasl Miners, what is left of the Steel workers & Shale workers would LOVE to shove a REDHOT POKER up his ass

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 09:58 AM (ck76k)

40 Alas none ever move to Canada.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 09:57 AM (SkUim)

I know....but hopefully Jet Blue will take a few of them

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 06, 2012 09:59 AM (JWLqy)

41 313 R

225 O

And that's without OH

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 06, 2012 09:59 AM (uD2fR)

42 I was surprised by the lines at my polling place today. When I arrived at 6:35 (polls opened at 6am), I was about the 350th person in line. When I finally voted at 8am, the parking lot was even fuller than when I arrived. The precinct worker said around 400 people had voted absentee. My precinct overall has ~3500 registered voters.

I also did my job down-ballot, voting for a conservative school board member (Mike Wooten) who encourages school choice, including home-schooling and private schools. He wants to encourage more private schools to open in the county, both to provide competition and reduce the need to have additional government-funded schools built. He was outside the precinctgreeting voters, even though it was in the low 30s this morning. I also convinced the men at my Catholic men's group (we met last night) to vote for him. They knew there was a school board election, but had no idea who the candidates were or what their positions were.

Remember to vote for solid conservatives all the way down the ticket! Even supposedly non-partisan offices, such as school board here, have major political slants. Get informed, spread the word, and vote!

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at November 06, 2012 09:59 AM (+/C3g)

43 CK MY BLOG FOR A PICTURE OF TODAY'S COVERAGE

Posted by: Edward Cropper at November 06, 2012 09:59 AM (Lt3vg)

44 John Steigerwald @Steigerworld
@SalenaZitoTrib my 95 yr old mother in Pa, who never voted repub was leaning Romney
Retweeted by Sal

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (ck76k)

45 Alas none ever move to Canada.

Only because Canada has standards and actually enforces their immigration laws. Seems that "welfare recipient" is not really a marketable skill outside the U.S..

Posted by: NR Pax at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (6I+f5)

46 Going to the polls soon here in Ca. Can't help of thinking of Breitbart this morning. Hope he is advocating to the Big Guy on our behalf. Thanks to EVERYONE here at the HQ. I don't comment much, but not a day has gone by since 2007 that I don't check this blog. CLEAR EYES! FULL HEARTS!

Posted by: connielu at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (i0aCV)

47 I won't be watching tonight. I will be playing halo fucking 4.

Fuck the bullshit I'm going cocoon unless Romney wins then I'm going on a trolling of the Internet mission that will be legen....wait for it....dary.

Posted by: Mr Pink at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (+CoXs)

48 By "chaos" I meant Ohio becomes Florida 2000.

I sure hope I'm wrong about that.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (WvXvd)

I forgot to add "chaos" to my prediction, too. And I think we'll have it in a lot of places besides Ohio. They will do everything humanly, criminally possible to steal this thing.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (qEkGZ)

49 Has anyone clued in the liberals that the Florida Panhandle is still an hour behind the rest of Florida?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (79ueO)

50
Votedat 7AM in a deep blue Richmond precinct. No line at all.
My coworkers from Chesterfield county (pretty red) had to wait >1hr.
Make of it what you will.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (SCcgT)

51 Huge turnout inTowson, MD. Many anti SCOAMF stickers in the lot.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (0B6Yl)

52 The Republicans have Staff. The Democrats have Staph. (Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus.)

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (71LDo)

53 Pass a church that is a local voting place. People are parked off the road for several block in both direction, parking lot pack. I pass this place every election since 2000, and Never have I seen this before. Upper middle class neighborhood ... so of course it must be raciest.

Posted by: Paladin at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (hxLER)

54 SalenaZito @SalenaZitoTrib
Main Street in Revolt -- time will show if these voters show up, This-> realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/…

Read this article

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (ck76k)

55 I think Obama should be proud of himself. For a gay black boutique Marxist with a Muslim name to have ascended to the presidency is really quite astonishing. But he doesn't have to cry about it. I mean, who does he think he is? Bill Clinton?

Posted by: Cricket at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (DrC22)

56 I see pudding in our future.

Posted by: eman at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (beMhL)

57 R 287/ O 251

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (R8hU8)

58 Steve Lombardo @Steve_Lombardo
Romney will capture VA, OH and CO en route to 285 EVs. Our take on @HuffingtonPost: huff.to/SUWCl6

LIBTARD picking R/R

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (ck76k)

59 Bit of a wait at my polling place on the NYU campus. I attribute it to the slowness/illiteracy of the poll workers more than a surge of SCOAMF enthusiasm.

Still, I got the nasty feeling that I was probably the only person there voting Republican.

Meh, fuck New York City. They're animals anyway, let them lose their souls (except us lone morons holed up here).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (vCK/R)

60 Any MSM BS about Obama leading should increase the GOP turnout, not depress it. I can't think of any Romney supporter that couldn't wait for today to arrive.
Remember how those early exit polls favoring Horseface Kerry in 2004 worked out so well?

Posted by: Roy at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (VndSC)

61 No one is watching Morning Joe so there won't be much suppression...

Posted by: Duncan Avatar at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (UpGCS)

62 So Russ is high and ace is an optimist.


I don't wanna have a goatee!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Whistling right through your troposphere. at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (Gk3SS)

63 #39 ...Steel workers Shale workers would LOVE to shove a REDHOT POKER up his ass

Go on...

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (+/C3g)

64 Finish him.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (NIZHJ)

65 Don't knock orc dickuntil you've had it. As I like to say, "Once you've gone pale greenish-brownish, you'll never go backish."

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (x9s9/)

66 I think Romney will get 300 or close to it in EV.Will vote this afternoon in Ca. Mostly to stop the stupid tax increases on the ballot, and because I want to say I voted R/R!

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 06, 2012 10:03 AM (9+ccr)

67
55 I think Obama should be proud of himself. Posted by: Cricket at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (DrC22)

Also, he won the debates!

Posted by: the lone lemon at November 06, 2012 10:03 AM (xXhWA)

68 Huge turnout inTowson, MD. Many anti SCOAMF stickers in the lot.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 06, 2012 10:00 AM (0B6Yl)

Where in Towson, I'm about to go vote in Timonium.

Posted by: Timon at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (AmX58)

69 If Barry goes down I'm going to riot!

Posted by: Eleanor's Clit at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (ypzqs)

70 I was in a freakin' STARBUCKS this morning and everyone was talking about how they had just voted for Romney.

Good Omen.

Posted by: Ktgreat at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (moiky)

71
R 291 O 247

I am a pessimist. I freely admit it. But I sure would love to see the real ass kicking.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (l3vZN)

72 I'm predicting Romney gets 320 - 330 based on the Judge Judy philosophy. That being 'if it doesn't make sense, then it's probably not true.' We had a wave election in 2010 that was a mandate against TFG and his leftist policies. What has changed since then? Have things gotten better? Is there still a chance of Obamacare being overturned in the SCOTUS? Have food and gas gotten cheaper? Are more people employed? This time we get the chance to actually vote this bastard out instead of just some in his party. Why would there be less of us voting for our side this time? There will be more. Geraghty had a good article yesterday about how poor the quality of polling respondents have become. I'm still a bit nervous, but very confident.

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (QB3JR)

73
I went to vote this morning at my precint (well, actually six precincts in one big church), and surprisingly the line wasn't that long. But it did move fast. I suspect early voting in my precinctand neighboring areas.

The radio on the drive to work(Columbus, Ohio) said that turnout was "heavy", and they expected it to reach a record level in Ohio (over 66% of registered voters).

A fair day for an election. Clear skies, no rain, sunny, a little on the cool side (28F at sun up this morning).

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (RFeQD)

74

I didn't see Clinton's name on the ballot, so I had to write it in.

Posted by: Joe Chains Biden at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (LpQbZ)

75 President Reagan is watching over this nationfrom above today. American loving patriots..."There they go again!" Go Mitt!

Posted by: alf767 at November 06, 2012 10:05 AM (2OGsa)

76 Posted by: Eleanor's Clit at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (ypzqs)Do you
have one.................. Still?

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:05 AM (ck76k)

77 Romney - .357
filth - 168

The last time election day was on my birthday, Reagan lost Minnesota. I've had shitty birthdays and this year ain't gonna be one of em.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 06, 2012 10:05 AM (Br3eE)

78 I had to wait in line. The demographics worry me. SCoaMF supporters mostly.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:05 AM (NIZHJ)

79 29
Gabe's in Seattle last I checked, here we get an unending stream of liberal talking points at water coolers and social media. It can be tough to overcome that level of negative cocooning.

Posted by: errhead at November 06, 2012 10:05 AM (Jxm3z)

80 I never listen to co-blogger predictions

Posted by: Gerry at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (QK54y)

81 MUCH better picture of the Romneys voting than the one I posted earlier:

http://twitpic.com/bau25d

And here's another one, also at the polling station I think, that shows them just as a great loving couple:

http://t.co/WN5F8e03

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (SKX2R)

82 My prediction: Pain

Otherwise R 289 O 249

Posted by: JollyRoger at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (t06LC)

83 My election prediction:

America 330 --- Third World 208

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (X3lox)

84 If Steigys mom votes R here in Western PA (he's the hockey TV announcer for our Penguins), it's like pigs are flying. Wow. My wife of 18 years, a liberal Dem who hasn't voted R in 20 years, just left to vote and couldn't make up her mind! I'm going out right now to vote in my suburban ring city of Pittsburgh in SW PA, and like that guy on the Jets said a few years ago when they beat New England in the playoffs to play the Steelers in the AFC Championship: CAN'T WAIT.

Posted by: Interested Party at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (RE+1w)

85 Some music. 8 minutes of Star Trek II:Wrath of Khan Battle in Mutara Nebula. Instrumental of course.
http://youtu.be/KilBvojsMdw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (SkUim)

86 @68: the magnet school on Providence.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (0B6Yl)

87 "I had to wait in line. The demographics worry me. SCoaMF supporters mostly."

Where?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (uD2fR)

88 I think its likely ZOMBIE Biden 2016.
We'll get the National Guard on that.

Posted by: torabora at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (QX1B1)

89 I have Romney at 285 with upside. All the obvious states + Fla., VA, OH, IA, CO, NH.

I know it's a cliche, but I really believe PA, WI and NV will be extremely close (a la WI '00 or IA '04) and could go either way.

I have Romney's realistic max. at 321.

In the popular vote I don't see any realistic chance that Romney does not wind up with an outright, albeit narrow majority. 51-48 or 52-47 RR, with a small chance of an upside surprise.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (r2PLg)

90 Speaking of weeping, how about that heartwarming article about the New Jersey Blubber Man blubbering all over The Boss when he talked to him on the phone? His "hero"? No wonder he kissed Obama on the lips.

Posted by: Cricket at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (DrC22)

91 So obamas tears last night.. Going for the sympathy vote ?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (9+ccr)

92 OMG-Ace and I made identical predictions! I feel sorta Ok, still eating Halloween chocolate tho.

Posted by: gary gulrud at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (uv0Aw)

93 Russ' prediction is my fave. Though I think CAC and Drew are probably closest to the truth of it.

How about LauraW?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (4df7R)

94 87 Suburbs of Richmond VA.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (NIZHJ)

95 Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 09:58 AM (ck76k)
___
Here in Delco the union brothers are taking their families to vote R/R. They are very concerned about the job situation and voting against their goonery leadership.(non-public union, UAW)

Posted by: kallisto at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (jm/9g)

96 Good mornin MoronNation!!!! Long lines in red scottsdale ax at 640am. Longest on 15+ yrs I've lived here. Methinks it shows national #Mittmentum!

Posted by: ginaswo at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (SqgBJ)

97 They're animals anyway, let them lose their souls (except us lone morons holed up here).
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2012 10:02 AM (vCK/R)

Thank-You Don Zaluchi

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (79ueO)

98 Mitt takes MA.

Posted by: eman at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (beMhL)

99 I don't think PA, they elected that scab Specter and that awful POS Murtha.

Posted by: torabora at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (QX1B1)

100 I've been praying all morning. I have a wonderful sense of peace. Everything is going to be ok. We will win and it won't be close. We also take the Senate and gain in the House. Fear not.
Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (RNijH)


Ditto.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 06, 2012 10:09 AM (4df7R)

101 Democrats smell of fear heading into this election. They are rank with it. Time to utterly fucking crush them and send the progressives straight to hell. Figuratively, of course, one must stay civil I'm told.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at November 06, 2012 10:09 AM (SzAZ7)

102 I'm with Gabe, because that's what happens when you run the guy who lost to McCain in '08. You know, the same guy who *invented* Obamacare.

Posted by: SuperMag at November 06, 2012 10:09 AM (y1Ism)

103 I'm avoiding all TV news media. I turned on Fox News for a second and Bill Hemmer was breaking down some county in Ohio (comparing 2004 and 200 and at that point I changed the channel.

Posted by: Brian at November 06, 2012 10:09 AM (cynHT)

104 I suspect Gabe's circle trends more liberal than most of the others'

Your suspicions are unfounded and incorrect. My friends are all RNC staff, GOP congresscritter staff, and conservative thinktank or PAC staff. Not to mention the cobs here, with whom I spend more time (even if electronically) than anyone else.

I will be happy to be wrong this evening. But in the absense of reliable information (and we know the polls are not reliable), I'm going with the conventional wisdom: the election will be close, but incumbents tend to win.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:09 AM (wBQh1)

105 Watch out for "new" trolls today telling you they voted in a heavily Dem. area and it was packed and they are "worried."

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (9+ccr)

106 Voting today!! Go Mitt! Finish him!!

Posted by: jmel at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (p5dWs)

107 Romney 652, Obama -6

Posted by: Bill Swerski at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (JxMoP)

108 Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (SKX2R)
__
EFF my work site blockage! Can you tinyurl the pics, or just direct me to the website where they first appeared?

Posted by: kallisto at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (jm/9g)

109 Donna, like SuperSmeg?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (SkUim)

110 Election worker said there were 100 people in line when he got there at 4:30 A.M. Polls opened at 6:00 A.M.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (NIZHJ)

111 It uh will be uh, 363 uh, me and uh, uh 175 the uh, other guy......

Posted by: Barry Soetoro (D-King Of The World!!) at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (GQ72I)

112 No TV for me. Until it's clear Romney will win, then I'm tuning in to MSNBC ASAP.

Posted by: yinzer at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (/Mla1)

113 I believe Romney's ahead, but damn what's Russ been hitting?

Posted by: JollyRoger at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (t06LC)

114 Voted in deep blue Los Angeles today. No joke, I heard someone muttering about how they could never "vote for someone so rich" and "he's got an elevator in his garage, man."

Ah, liberals.

Posted by: datalore at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (JOiCz)

115 #34...I do know of 2 that moved to Canada (and stayed, early 1970's)....one was a draft dodger and the other was his HS english teacher lol...they're still married I guess.

Posted by: torabora at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (QX1B1)

116
Ignore them!?!

That's crazy! Break out the pudding, and tune into MSNBC! I put even money that at least one of those clowns has a nervous breakdown on-air today!!!

[Iread a lengthy article by Rush, and the man is SO RIGHT. We have been fed such a ubiquitous pack of lies, it's like we're in a real-life Matrix.]

Posted by: Optimizer at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (Mxt9o)

117 Well, now that I've un-lurked after about eight dang years of readin' this blog (started a bit before the '04 elections), I may as well express my heartfelt gratitude to Ace and the coblogs for all they do; and the same goes for y'all commenters out there as well! Best blog evar.

Posted by: The Mad Analyst at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (hZ4ZR)

118 3 Just read a FB post from a lib stating that "since the polls are so
close, whoever wins won't have a mandate, so be respectful."



Ha.

Posted by: Filly at November 06, 2012 09:51 AM (lgXUp)




Does this qualify as lamentations?


In NE Florida news, the wife voted (Nassau County) at about 8 this morning. Said it was PACKED and a lot of people had already come through. Line moved quickly. We live in a very conservative area so....good turnout for us.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (da5Wo)

119 Do whatever it takes...http://preview.tinyurl.com/c3wc972

Posted by: Thorvald at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (1V6Pv)

120 Pennsylvania is Lucy with the football. Always good for some excitement but never following through.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (l3vZN)

121 Voting in my Democrat county was light this morning. I still predict a blowout for RnR.

Posted by: Vic at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (YdQQY)

122 Turning on the local bay area station here in CA this morning just tells me how boned we are. For as long as I could stand to watch (basically until weather) it was non-stop ads for Obama, Prop 30 (more "temporary" taxes), and just what a great guy Jerry Brown is. Oh, and this Romney guy said he'd do something, LOL.

And just who is behind the yes on prop 32 effort? We'll find them and they'll pay for going after the unions.

Still, I'll go out and pretend my line scratches will matter and won't end up in the bay in a few minutes.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (Qxdfp)

123 new black panther party at Philly polling place, pub poll worker thrown out, sheriff had to be called and court order given

Posted by: Thunderb at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (Dnbau)

124 Posted by: Interested Party at November 06, 2012 10:06 AM (RE+1w)

No that is John Steigerwald who tweeted that Not Paul

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (ck76k)

125 113 Must have gotten hold of a vial of Pixie dust.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (NIZHJ)

126 I'm staying away from the "news" channels all day long today, including FNC, if I possibly can. I just walked through the livingroom where the TV is on with the sound muted, so I stopped and watched for a minute or two...all the banners were word-for-word repeats of the MSM/Dem talking points on how much early voting there had been and how awesome that was for Dems. Fair and balanced my ass.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (qEkGZ)

127 I'm a wreck this morning. Dropped our ballots off and the line was huge. Radio was saying yesterday that 2/3 of registered voters had already voted.

Posted by: Infidel at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (O/fK8)

128 110 Boris Bonesnapper

Where do you live?

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (+/C3g)

129 Wasn't Peggy the Moocher from Philly?

Posted by: torabora at November 06, 2012 10:13 AM (QX1B1)

130 The thing about the 1980 election was that the Independent - John Anderson pulled ~7% of the vote -- add that to Carters ~40% and you come up with that magic number again -- 47%

I think that's gonna be the final number for the future Hawaiian ex-Precedent.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 06, 2012 10:13 AM (feFL6)

131 Here in Staunton, VA (51-49 Obama 4 years ago) my neighbor reported a long wait (45 minutes) to vote before work. I was in and out in 10 minutes at 9:30, but the line was quite long (100+), it just moved fast. There were five voting machines and Virginia has state and local elections in odd years, so it didn't take long to vote on a President (Romney-Obama, 3-4 minor parties), Senator (Allen-Kaine), and Representative (Goodlatte-Schmookler), plus two state constitutional amendments. The church parking lot was full, but with not much overflow onto the street, and the signs along the street leading up to it were 75% Romney-Ryan. There was a crew offering free blood-pressure tests to those in line, but they weren't getting any takers. If they could somehow get all of us in the same place again this time tomorrow, I'm sure half of us would be glad to take the test.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at November 06, 2012 10:13 AM (E3MFP)

132 The video of Clinton accusing Romney of knowingly being a liar is surreal.

http://tinyurl.com/bjra5mf

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 06, 2012 10:13 AM (QB3JR)

133 >>104 I suspect Gabe's circle trends more liberal than most of the others'
---
Your suspicions are unfounded and incorrect.
----
I was operating under the assumption that you were a lawyer working with other lawyers and living in DC. So there was foundation, even if my take on the tilt of your circle was incorrect.

Posted by: Y-not at November 06, 2012 10:13 AM (5H6zj)

134 128 Henrico.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:14 AM (NIZHJ)

135 I was in a freakin' STARBUCKS this morning and everyone was talking about how they had just voted for Romney.



Good Omen.

Posted by: Ktgreat at November 06, 2012 10:04 AM (moiky)


Were they refused service?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2012 10:14 AM (1Jaio)

136 BTW, where will Sir Loin bin Lying be watching the results?
White House, Camp David, Chicago, or a secret bunker?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:14 AM (SkUim)

137

JAY LENO: President Obama's campaign adviser David Axelrod said that Obama's final campaign speeches are coming from his loins. They are coming from his loins. Now don't confuse that with Joe Biden. He's talking mostly out his ass. That is totally, that is totally different. Don't get that confused.

Posted by: THE day at November 06, 2012 10:14 AM (LpQbZ)

138 13 calls made so far - 11 answering machines and 2 disconnected numbers - hoping the answering machines were for people that already voted!

Posted by: Ryan Frank at November 06, 2012 10:14 AM (QOMLW)

139 Goodlatte and Schmookler cannot be real names.

Posted by: The Mad Analyst at November 06, 2012 10:14 AM (hZ4ZR)

140 If there are any terrorists at Guantanamo that have proved to be tough to crack, they could force them to watch one of the MSM news channels to day and listen to the idiots drone on for 24hrs straight spouting sh*t that they haveabsolutely no idea of.

Today is one of those "aren't we soooooooo important" days for them. Makes me want to punch my TV.

Posted by: rockhead at November 06, 2012 10:15 AM (jtTKf)

141 Ew, flubber spare tire "Oiho"

Posted by: the most famous man in the world at November 06, 2012 10:15 AM (BAnPT)

142 139 Dicksville Notch is.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:15 AM (NIZHJ)

143 Ian S

'" Huge turnout inTowson, MD. Many anti SCOAMF stickers in the lot.."

Ian,where are you reporting from in Towson?

We were at RFES, and the line was along the entire hallway, about 45 minutes, and were told it had been consistent since 0700.

Dumbarton Middle School, next to RFES is reported to be the same way.

Saw very few stickers, signs, poll worker presents near either.

Eerily silent groups waiting to vote, with a high level of perceived tension.
Everyone being ultra-polite.

And finally, how did you not get invited to the Towson Moron Meet-up that DCintowson put on the week before last?
Eight of us there, had a great time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2012 10:15 AM (BPyqV)

144 Arrived at my vote post at 6:35 am (we open at 7:00 am here in SW Michigan). People already lined up and hard to find a parking spot. Voted promptly at 7:25 am, and they did check my Driver's License and I offered my voter registration card, but they didn't need it. Checking and scanning driver's license's very carefully. And we have a fill in with your pen ballot so no issues with the computer not reading it properly! Let's make Michigan RED for once (since Detroit is now a wasteland this may be possible, except for all the Big Foots in the U.P. but they rarely come outta their caves).

Romney: 275
Stinky BO: 263

Posted by: Auntie Entity at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (ODnor)

145 Part of the problem is that too many people are willing to believe that the polls are wrong about the topline numbers, but right about GOP enthusiasm. That's wishcasting. Both numbers should be suspect.

You can't just pick half of a polling model and declare the rest unreliable. It's either accurate or inaccurate, not half-accurate.

So, without reliable information, I went with some rules of thumb. We'll see.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (wBQh1)

146 And it's nice to see the Black Panthers showing up and opening doors for the elderly in PA. Thanks to Eric those poor old folks don't have to open their own doors.

They should have parking lot attendants out there too, just in case they're thinking of getting out of their cars.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (Qxdfp)

147 Your suspicions are unfounded and incorrect. My
friends are all RNC staff, GOP congresscritter staff, and conservative
thinktank or PAC staff. Not to mention the cobs here, with whom I spend
more time (even if electronically) than anyone else.



Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:09 AM (wBQh1)

Hell, that's worse than having to listen to regular, garden variety liberals all the time. It's like you live inside the Beltway without moving to DC.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (qEkGZ)

148 122 Turning on the local bay area station here in CA this morning just tells me how boned we are.
----
Get out if you can. If Obama wins, we're all boned but those of us with good governors are a little less boned. And even if Romney wins, I think he's going to try to govern by giving the states as much free rein as possible (it's his best hope for re-election), so ppl in blue states are still doomed.

Posted by: Y-not at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (5H6zj)

149 Posted by: torabora at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (QX1B1

ancient history ! GOP Gov. GOP Senator that was according to MSM to "Radical' to win Tom Smith a Political Novice is neck & Neck with sitting Sen. Casey Jr. my county Westmoreland voted in all R's to row Offices for the 1st time Ever & Have a R Majority on the County Commissioners

You don't have a Clue about Pennsylvania

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (ck76k)

150 125 113 Must have gotten hold of a vial of Pixie dust.
Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:12 AM (NIZHJ)

I was thinking bath salts and LSD

Posted by: JollyRoger at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (t06LC)

151 Prayer to St. Michael works every time.

Posted by: Spike at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (TdwGH)

152 Massive turnout in S Dayton OH burbs. Heavily red area

Posted by: Herr M orgenholz at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (/lO83)

153 I thought myself well-versed in AoSHQ acronyms, but what does DMM mean?

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 06, 2012 10:17 AM (w+lzM)

154 128 Henrico.
Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:14 AM (NIZHJ)


isn't Henrico County more conservative than Richmond?

Posted by: Thunderb at November 06, 2012 10:17 AM (Dnbau)

155 So obamas tears last night.. Going for the sympathy vote ?
Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 06, 2012 10:07 AM (9+ccr)


------------------------------------------------


Tears of desparation, plus having to go back to the WH and tell Mooch to start packing.

Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:17 AM (kflBv)

156 Got a call from DD#1 while we were in the car on our way to vote (is this a great country, or what?).

She’s in Fairfax County, VA – waited in line for 1 1/2 hours to vote this morning.

We walked in and walked out – there were more people than normal this morning, but it’s hardly ever crowded.

There were at least 5-6 people who weren’t registered to vote, so election officials were trying to explain how provisional ballots work.

Also, apparently some people showed up at the wrong polling place – they had to go a few blocks down the street to the correct place (both elementary schools are polling places).

LOTS of Republican candidates running unopposed in this election – unfortunately, our district’s Dem. candidate for the Texas State Legislature ran unopposed. We’ll be sending Kay Granger back to the US House, and I’m betting that Ted Cruz will be heading to the US Senate.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (P6H+d)

157 154 Yes. I think the section 8 rent vouchers are changing that though.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (NIZHJ)

158 (Goodlatte-Schmookler),

Okay, that is the coolest name I've ever read. It sounds like a Bond girl. lol!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (4df7R)

159 http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/11/vote.html

Yeah shameless plug. Have to beat out AllenG and his alleged blog every now and then.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (SkUim)

160 So obamas tears last night.. Going for the sympathy vote ?

Nah, somebody cut his coke with something that burned.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (Qxdfp)

161 Tears of desparation, plus having to go back to the WH and tell Mooch to start packing.
Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:17 AM (kflBv)

I have hunch her suitcases will be going to a different address than his pretty soon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (79ueO)

162 My friends are all RNC staff, GOP congresscritter staff, and conservative thinktank or PAC staff.

That sounds depressing. Do you ever get a break from politics or is that just what DC is like?

Posted by: t-bird at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (FcR7P)

163 Vote Barry, uh, Mooch wants it uh,, that way..

---

And you wouldn't like her when she angry.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (p3wg3)

164 Strawberry Fields, please meet Goodlatte Schmookler.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (SkUim)

165 Just got back from exercising my franchise (CO 7)
Our precinct uses paper ballots, so, little chance of hanky panky

Polling place is Fat City Christian Church, Reggie Chapman, Pastor


you know, there is a 100 ft limit at polling places, inside of which no political advertising is permitted

EXCEPT- the church where I vote forgot to remove all their ROMNEY signs just outside the building, well inside the limit.

This is wrong. I'll report it first thing tomorrow.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (8sCoq)

166 Jay Weber interview with Preibus:

Jay Weber was quite happy with his interview...Reince not the kind of guy to blow smoke...I thought he'd hedge a bit but he seems quite bullish about the results today.

Get out and finish it!



Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (n/0Nw)

167 145 Part of the problem is that too many people are willing to believe that the polls are wrong about the topline numbers, but right about GOP enthusiasm. That's wishcasting. Both numbers should be suspect.
Unless the polls are underestimating both...

Posted by: JollyRoger at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (t06LC)

168 Part of the problem is that too many people are willing to believe that
the polls are wrong about the topline numbers, but right about GOP
enthusiasm. That's wishcasting. Both numbers should be suspect.




I don't think people are taking the GOP enthusiasm from poll numbers. I think they're getting it from real life. Now, I admittedly operate in a very conservative circle of friends, but everywhere I go, people are PUMPED for this election. Look at 2010. Look at the Chick Fil A dustup. There's been nothing to slow down that wave. Enthusiasm is high. And what has TFG done to encourage and embolden his base? His supporters in general?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (da5Wo)

169 Can't wait to vote this SCOAMF out today. I'm in South Carolina, so I can safely project that my vote will help deliver SC's electoral votes to Romney.

My first election was 2004. I've never been this excited, motivated, and pumped to vote a decent, well rounded man who is a leader and has good policy ideas in, and vote a terrible failure and horrible excuse for a leader out of office.

Let's Roll.

Posted by: LP at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (pR8WM)

170 @ kallisto

Try these:

http://picturepush.com/public/11346567

http://picturepush.com/public/11346577

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (SKX2R)

171 Voted this morning, just a little bit before 9 CT. I was already the 271st voter. Turnout is going to be big.

And, Lord help me, I actually voted for Akin.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (m/eXi)

172 DEMOCRAT-MEDIA MACHINE

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (vWZrj)

173 And, Lord help me, I actually voted for Akin.




I had to vote for Scott Brown!

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (vWZrj)

174 From a Canadian to my American friends.....I'm hoping and praying that you are able to set things right today.


Posted by: canuck4romney at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (w+LC7)

175
R 316
O 222

Posted by: NewEnglandDevil at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (73P68)

176 Just read on Twitchy that Black Panthers are out in force in Ohio and Pennsylvania polling places and that retired Navy Seals are on the way to stop intimidation. Anyone hear of this? Is the Seals rumor just a rumor or an actual possibility? Anyone hear this?

Posted by: AnnaS at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (LvXz6)

177 I had to vote for Scott Brown!

at least Scott Brown isn't an idiot

Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (m/eXi)

178 "And we have a fill in with your pen ballot so no issues with the computer not reading it properly!"

That ballot goes through an optical reader into a computer.

(If the ballot even gets to the reader!)

Still many opportunities for chicanery.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (ymG7s)

179 154 Yes. I think the section 8 rent vouchers are changing that though.
Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (NIZHJ)


Did my part. Moved my congenitally dem MIL from Henrico County to TX, where she can't do any harm

Posted by: Thunderb at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (Dnbau)

180
159
http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/11/vote.html

Yeah shameless plug. Have to beat out AllenG and his alleged blog every now and then.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:18 AM (SkUim)


AllenG has a blog????????

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (da5Wo)

181 Part of the problem is that too many people are willing to believe that the polls are wrong about the topline numbers, but right about GOP enthusiasm. That's wishcasting. Both numbers should be suspect.

You can't just pick half of a polling model and declare the rest unreliable. It's either accurate or inaccurate, not half-accurate.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (wBQh1)


Huh? either something is totally accurate or totally inaccurate? What is that, the 7th Law of Thermodynamics?

Aside from that, I don't know who is basing their idea about GOP enthusiasm on polls. We know about GOP enthusiasm from our own experiences, the whole Tea Party thing, and the 2010 election. That is actual data. We also know that the MFM polls would be downplaying anything good for the GOP as much as they are able.

It's not a matter of total accuracy or total inaccuracy but known and documented bias.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (X3lox)

182 Keep Obama in President, you know? He gave us a phone!

Posted by: Obamaphone lady at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (v+QvA)

183 97 Thank-You Don Zaluchi
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:08 AM (79ueO)


Actually, I was channeling Carmine Cuneo, but what the hell.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (vCK/R)

184 Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:17 AM (kflBv)

Imagine having to live with Wookie & Wookies Mommy

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (ck76k)

185 53 Pass a church that is a local voting place. People are parked off the road for several block in both direction, parking lot pack. I pass this place every election since 2000, and Never have I seen this before. Upper middle class neighborhood ... so of course it must be raciest.
Posted by: Paladin at November 06, 2012 10:01 AM (hxLER)

Paladin - Where are you located?

Posted by: osu at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (G4dDt)

186 Dicksville Notch was a draw. I think this bodes ill for the Dhimmicraps.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (NIZHJ)

187 174 From a Canadian to my American friends.....I'm hoping and praying that you are able to set things right today.


Posted by: canuck4romney at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (w+LC7)

Ditto

Posted by: Ed Gibbon at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (4eNxd)

188 By the way, nobody asked me if I wanted to put my map above the fold.

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (vWZrj)

189 3
Just read a FB post from a lib stating that "since the polls are so close, whoever wins won't have a mandate, so be respectful."

Ha.


Posted by: Filly at November 06, 2012 09:51 AM (lgXUp)
I just put that in liberal babel fish translator. Romney wins by a large margin. We will never acknowledge the large margin. Therefore the Romney administration must seek bi-partisan solutions which means you repubs must agree with us 100%.

Posted by: Long Island at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (EsJl1)

190 20
Doesn't Obama look like the little bushman from "The Gods Must Be Crazy"?

Posted by: Cricket at November 06, 2012 09:55 AM (DrC22)
**
OMG!! Thats like sooooooooo RACIST!!

Posted by: Meggy Mac at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (jvd3N)

191 > Remember to vote for solid conservatives all the way down the ticket! Even supposedly non-partisan offices, such as school board here, have major political slants. Get informed, spread the word, and vote!

Yep, my county GOP has a voting "cheat sheet" on their website so I took a picture of it with my iPod and took it to the polls with me -- easy as pie. (Keep in mind that in many places it's illegal to take a picture of your ballot.)

Posted by: The Chap with the App at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (fscec)

192 Arrived at my vote post at 6:35 am (we open at 7:00
am here in SW Michigan). People already lined up and hard to find a
parking spot. Voted promptly at 7:25 am, and they did check my Driver's
License and I offered my voter registration card, but they didn't need
it. Checking and scanning driver's license's very carefully. And we have
a fill in with your pen ballot so no issues with the computer not
reading it properly! Let's make Michigan RED for once (since Detroit is
now a wasteland this may be possible, except for all the Big Foots in
the U.P. but they rarely come outta their caves).

Romney: 275
Stinky BO: 263


Posted by: Auntie Entity at November 06, 2012 10:16 AM (ODnor)


They were checking IDs in Chicago. Voter suppression!!!! How are the dead supposed to vote?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (1Jaio)

193 And, Lord help me, I actually voted for Akin.
Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (m/eXi)f

Good for you. For once I want the politician who says the unbelievably ridiculous and scandalous thing and gets voted in anyway to be the Republican.

Posted by: elizabethe votes for Romney/Ryan and butterscotch at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (TOBhV)

194 And, Lord help me, I actually voted for Akin.
Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (m/eXi)


If it hurts toomuch, think of it as a vote against McCaskill instead. That should make youf eel better.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 06, 2012 10:21 AM (4df7R)

195
I suspect Gabe's circle trends more liberal than most of the others'

Your suspicions are unfounded and incorrect. My friends are all RNC staff, GOP congresscritter staff, and conservative thinktank or PAC staff. Not to mention the cobs here, with whom I spend more time (even if electronically) than anyone else.

I will be happy to be wrong this evening. But in the absense of reliable information (and we know the polls are not reliable), I'm going with the conventional wisdom: the election will be close, but incumbents tend to win.Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:09 AM (wBQh1)



So, RINO's and Cocktail Party Conservatives?

Posted by: 12 more hours at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (zLp5I)

196 "at least Scott Brown isn't an idiot"

He voted for Dodd-Frank. You should review that statement.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (PVNda)

197 Mitt has the Independents according to the polls.

The anecdotal evidence suggests the polls are right, plus what has happened in Obama's favor since 2010?

The signs point to a decisive Mitt victory.

Posted by: eman at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (beMhL)

198 Thought for the day: Carl shot his mother, Lori< in the head to keep her from becoming a zombie. You can vote against Obama to America from becoming undead.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (p3wg3)

199 And, Lord help me, I actually voted for Akin.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (m/eXi)


That was a fine vote.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (X3lox)

200 Just read on Twitchy that Black Panthers are out in force in Ohio and Pennsylvania polling places and that retired Navy Seals are on the way to stop intimidation. Anyone hear of this? Is the Seals rumor just a rumor or an actual possibility? Anyone hear this?
Posted by: AnnaS at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (LvXz6)

real. They were on Fox yesterday. They have a Facebook Page. I has also heard about the group this weekend from a man who's father started Blackwater. They are watching

Posted by: Thunderb at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (Dnbau)

201 where i am (PA) folks seemed EAGER to vote.

I wonder why?

Posted by: Jcw46 at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (SP4jC)

202 Wait, I just read on Drudge that Romney is 92,000 votes ahead in the early Ohio vote. Can someone put that in context? I mean, that seems to me to be pretty big Election Day news, gutting the entirety of the Obama Ohio strategery, no? Why is that little bit of news being broadcast with so much guarded sensibility?

Posted by: JackSaturday at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (bSdea)

203 Vote for RR for Mitt and his grandson Parker:

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/04/what-love-looks-like-photo-of-mitt-romney-hugging-grandson-parker/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (zfFcz)

204 The last time I felt this way, my beloved New Orleans Saints were in the Super Bowl. The experts said the Colts would win.

Pins and needles and butterflies for that entire game.

Onside kick to begin second half (Romney's 1st debate) had me fist pumping and high-fiving.

Tracy Porters pick-6 in the 4th quarter (record GOP turnout) had me in tears and running around the room.

Victory baby. Let's do this.

Posted by: sgr at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (xa5GW)

205 It's in the bag, but still vote!

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (QupBk)

206 @176
No, but it would make for a cool movie

Posted by: JollyRoger at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (t06LC)

207 Chris Crispy and Obammer both crying like bitchez last night. Coincidence?

Posted by: Teran Solo at November 06, 2012 10:23 AM (Ufk8e)

208 BCochran, so AllenG says.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:23 AM (SkUim)

209 176 Just read on Twitchy that Black Panthers are out in force in Ohio and
Pennsylvania polling places and that retired Navy Seals are on the way
to stop intimidation...


Just mentioned it - it was on Fox and they had video, not of the Seals, they only mentioned that.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 06, 2012 10:23 AM (Qxdfp)

210 And, Lord help me, I actually voted for Akin.
Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (m/eXi)


Dude, I'm in NYC where Wendy Long doesn't have a prayer against Gillibrand. I wish we had a candidate that could beat her and Schmuck Schumer.

Good for you! Go Akin!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (vCK/R)

211 Obama...came in as a creation of the media.....to the bitter end, a product of the media.

Posted by: Spike at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (TdwGH)

212 If it hurts toomuch, think of it as a vote against McCaskill instead. That should make youf eel better.


well yeah, that is the only reason I voted for the idiot.

McHagskill has got to go.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (m/eXi)

213 @202
To put in perspective, Romney would have been happy to start the day out 92,000 behind in OH.

If true this is fantastic news.

Posted by: JollyRoger at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (t06LC)

214 Will the Macaca return to the Senate?

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (NIZHJ)

215
At my polling place in Hilliard, OH (District 15 Steve Stivers-R,) I asked a poll worker and he said turnout was up quite a bit from 2008 with the morning rush extending well past when it did in 2008.
Hopefully good news for Mitt!

Posted by: Prindle at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (2Ynt1)

216 >>> Part of the problem is that too many people are willing to believe that the polls are wrong about the topline numbers,

Gabe, maybe the Democrats will win, and maybe they're more enthusiastic than we think, but I don't see how you reconcile the swing state polls and the national vote polls.

Of course, the national polls alone could lead to a lose since some show Obama ahead and it's pretty much all margin of error.

But the discrepancies between these two data sets, coupled with the extremely high Dem party identification for the national polls that show Obama ahead lead me to doubt they can be right.

But we'll know soon enough.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (SKX2R)

217 http://is.gd/Jnc3EU

Posted by: lauraw at November 06, 2012 10:24 AM (yfxz6)

218 >From a Canadian to my American friends.....I'm hoping and praying that you are able to set things right today.


Thanks eh. We'll all be oot n aboot later when things are final eh.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (8sCoq)

219 *loss

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (SKX2R)

220 117 Well, now that I've un-lurked after about eight dang years of readin' this blog (started a bit before the '04 elections), I may as well express my heartfelt gratitude to Ace and the coblogs for all they do; and the same goes for y'all commenters out there as well! Best blog evar.
Posted by: The Mad Analyst at November 06, 2012 10:11 AM (hZ4ZR)

^^this!!

Posted by: Mrsp at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (tgRSU)

221 213
@202

To put in perspective, Romney would have been happy to start the day out 92,000 behind in OH.



If true this is fantastic news.


Saw that on Hot air this morning but then the numbers were retracted. Doesn't mean it's not true...They may have released them accidentally...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (9+ccr)

222 Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:19 AM (SKX2R)
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Thank you for taking the trouble to post these. They look so elegant and beautiful.

Posted by: kallisto at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (jm/9g)

223 Watch out for "new" trolls today telling you they voted in a heavily Dem. area and it was packed and they are "worried."
Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM (9+ccr)


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I'm trying to keep my best snark for later. Yeah, they'll be here. I'm thinking toward the middle of the pm.

Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (kflBv)

224 SEALs vs. Panthers!!! When aquatic mammals square off against jungle felines, WHO WILL WIN?

Smart moneys on the SEALs....

Posted by: JollyRoger at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (t06LC)

225 I am hearing way heavier turnout than past general elections from family around the country- and it's very much a pro-Romney crowd.

Keep it coming...drag people to the polls.

Posted by: marcus at November 06, 2012 10:25 AM (GGCsk)

226

gabe sounds like he works with the AEI...

one of those folks were out predicting an O win

Posted by: THE day at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (LpQbZ)

227 Holy crap.

Just got done voting -- in a really, really democratic district in Massachusetts. (By the time you reach the bottom of the ballot, the Republicans don't even bother fielding a candidate for either house of the state legislature.)

Romney/Ryan signs outnumbered the Obama/Biden signs -- 5 to 3. And the 5 R/Rs were spread out on four corners of two intersections. The 3 O/Bs were huddled together in one spot -- with R/Rs standing right next to them on either side. At the other end of the polling station, we were even 2 to 2 -- but the R/Rs were standing next to a 4' x 8' Romney Ryan yard sign. And we were even winning the "bumper stickers in the parking lot" battle.

I've never seen anything like it. We usually make a good pro-forma showing, with a couple of die hards showing up to hold signs. This was different.

I went to bed last night with a knot of worry in my gut -- today, I'm a believer.

It's a wave election, folks.

Believe it.

Posted by: Clint at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (IJDTs)

228 Well this is certainly an interesting wallpaper of some New Orleans Saints cheerleaders.
http://tinyurl.com/aj3nu3l

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (SkUim)

229 There is so much volunteer data coming into ORCA now that the techies thought someone was trying to hack it and crash it.

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (vWZrj)

230 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (D8h0I)

231 The 277-315 range seems doable. Things really have to break well for the landslide. The Senate looks not great unless Romney drags them across. Which would be more likely if the Dick Morris type election happens.

Posted by: Beagle at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (sOtz/)

232 >Posted by: sgr at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (xa5GW)


pudding n' ball-dipping = parade on Bourbon Street?

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (8sCoq)

233 Just read on Twitchy that Black Panthers are out in
force in Ohio and Pennsylvania polling places and that retired Navy
Seals are on the way to stop intimidation. Anyone hear of this? Is the
Seals rumor just a rumor or an actual possibility? Anyone hear this?

Posted by: AnnaS at November 06, 2012 10:20 AM (LvXz6)


I'd love to see that. See how fast those pipes get shoved up the Panthers' sorry asses

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (1Jaio)

234 In 2004 I went to the polls at 7AM in my very deep red county and found 20 people in line outside. This was a very busy day for them, and I felt good that Bush would win.

This morning, I arrived at 7:05, 5 minutes after the polls opened. There were 120 people in line not counting people inside already voting. 40 minutes later I got to the front of the line, and there were 100 people behind me. When I finished voting and walked outside, there were still 100 people in line.

The Election Judge inside had this huge smile on his face and a look of disbelief. He has never seen this many people show up for an election.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (JxIkO)

235 >>> Russ: Romney 466- Obama 72

I noticed Russ didn't link to his map.

That would have to be SOME map!

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (SKX2R)

236 I feel like it will either break big for Romney or he narrowly loses, I don't see a middle ground of say 50-49 election for Romney. All of the actions by both sides tell me that Romney's side firmly believes they are on the cusp of a big win and Obama's Team is terrified.

I felt more confident though about Romney getting over 300 electoral votes before Sandy, but I still think he wins.

Posted by: McAdams at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (ZQqOh)

237 Unfortunately, I live in a libtard acres part of Fairfax Co., VA. I voted early this morning. I have a huge pit in my stomach, because the turnout is greater today than it was in '08 for our libtard precinct. I know it's a snapshot, but I am concerned about VA now.

Posted by: Jim Scrummy at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (sbV1u)

238 New Black Panther poll watchers replacing court ordered Republican poll watchers in Pennsylvania. For the children.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cq3xvne

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (p3wg3)

239 If you have a shitty R candidate running for one of your offices, vote for him anyway. think of it as a vote for control of whatever group that office belongs to.

I voted Scott Brown, but I was really voting for a Senate majority to kill Obamacare.

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (vWZrj)

240 Hubby says he is locking me in the bedroom tonight as soon as I come home. He is taking my phone, clock radio, iPad and Kindle (which has crappy internet, but it was still internet, dammit!). I will be allowed a bottle of specially blended Manhattans -- aged 70 days in our own oak cask -- some valium and several dead tree books. He says he is doing this for my own good, but I really think it is self preservation on his part.
I will be with you morons in spirit -- and likely full of spirits.

Dearest Lord, please let Romney win and let this be over tonight.

Posted by: Natasha at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (Cl5yh)

241
228
Well this is certainly an interesting wallpaper of some New Orleans Saints cheerleaders.
http://tinyurl.com/aj3nu3l


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (SkUim)


Ok. DaveinTexas is out. Anna Puma is in.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (da5Wo)

242 Here I am at the ONLY Victory Center in all of North Texas.

This should be interesting.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (D8h0I)

243 271 Romney.. you do the rest of the math... It's good enuff for the win.

But I will predict Romney wins the popular vote in a landslide. (> 10%)

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (f9c2L)

244 You're welcome, kallisto.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (SKX2R)

245 maybe the Democrats will win, and maybe they're more enthusiastic than we think

They're so enthusiastic, they all stayed home furiously posing their Obama action figures rather than putting up signs. Within a 10 mile radius of my house on the roads I frequent, there were hundreds of Obama signs in 08'...

...yesterday, you could count them ALL on one hand, and have couple of fingers left over...

That's a level of enthusiasm one only finds on death row.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (5eV7t)

246 I voted for the one who look like a man.

Posted by: Ms. Swan at November 06, 2012 10:29 AM (Xa1VJ)

247 If Romney is really up 92k in Ohio early voting we are going to dine on sweet, sweet liberal tears for lunch. I bet it was a website test gone bad. Drudge has already taken it down.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at November 06, 2012 10:29 AM (SzAZ7)

248 This post rates Virginia Spoon Bread. mmm, heavy

Posted by: custardbutt at November 06, 2012 10:29 AM (+Kk6H)

249 202Wait, I just read on Drudge that Romney is 92,000 votes ahead in the early Ohio vote. Can someone put that in context? Posted by: JackSaturday at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (bSdea)
It was mentioned at Hot Air. Looks like a false report.

Posted by: the lone lemon at November 06, 2012 10:29 AM (xXhWA)

250 Chris Crispy and Obammer both crying like bitchez last night. Coincidence?
Posted by: Teran Solo at November 06, 2012 10:23 AM (Ufk8e)


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I said back before the primaries that I hope Christie didn't run. He sounds good (sometimes) but underneath he's a NJ snake. I'm glad we're seeing his true side now.

Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:30 AM (kflBv)

251 Gonna play ocean wave music all day long to keep that wave vibe going.

Tonight, as soon as Fox calls it for Romney, Kid Rock "Born Free" is gonna be blaring non-stop with my windows open.

Neighbors may or may not call cops. If so, I'll offer them beer.

Ah.... America.

Posted by: sgr at November 06, 2012 10:30 AM (xa5GW)

252 http://tinyurl.com/b427xps


Judge issuing order to reinstate booted Philadelphia election officials, Republicans say

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:30 AM (ck76k)

253 Well, just got to work after voting this morning. The polling place opened at 0700 and when I arrived at 0730 the parking lot was full.
The ballot was kind of confusing, however. I think I may have accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan.

Posted by: Alex at November 06, 2012 10:30 AM (3x3F6)

254 With the pictures I posted of the Romneys, I think the one of them hugging is actually them at their hotel room or some such, not the polling place.

Either way, they look great.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:30 AM (SKX2R)

255 I feel like it will either break big for Romney or he narrowly loses, I don't see a middle ground of say 50-49 election for Romney.

Agreed.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (JxMoP)

256 Stopping for a cheese-steak after work today, so I can watch CNN on the TV. I won't soil by flat-screen by putting that channel on. Hopefully I won't be getting heartburn....

Posted by: Paladin at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (hxLER)

257 Four More Tears on Drudge.

Posted by: Boris Bonesnapper at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (NIZHJ)

258 SEALs vs. Panthers!!! When aquatic mammals square off against jungle felines, WHO WILL WIN?

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I just hope the dancing vaginas don't show up. And that it's not shark week.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (p3wg3)

259 My friends are all RNC staff, GOP congresscritter staff, and conservative thinktank or PAC staff. Not to mention the cobs here, with whom I spend more time (even if electronically)
Name dropper.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (JqOLy)

260
238New Black Panther poll watchers replacing court ordered Republican poll watchers in Pennsylvania. For the children.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cq3xvne
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That's bad. Like Third World junta bad.

Posted by: Beagle at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (sOtz/)

261 Wait, I just read on Drudge that Romney is 92,000 votes ahead in the early Ohio vote. Can someone put that in context?

There is no way anyone could know that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (79ueO)

262 I am pretty sure I could have predicted all of these predictions, except Ace's. I thought he was buying into the pessimism.

Gabe, what can anyone say.

And I shall remind everyone, early on Primary night, CAC had Todd Akin eliminated from the race for the R nomination for Missouri Senate.

Some sources are better than others, is what I'm saying, and being a Missourian, you have to show me.

Romney will approach 350 EVs.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (TOk1P)

263 02Wait, I just read on Drudge that Romney is 92,000 votes ahead in the early Ohio vote. Can someone put that in context? Posted by: JackSaturday at November 06, 2012 10:22 AM (bSdea)
It was mentioned at Hot Air. Looks like a false report.
Posted by: the lone lemon at November 06, 2012 10:29 AM (xXhWA)


At best, the accidentally released it early

At worst, psyops (altho could be our psyops)

Posted by: Thunderb at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (Dnbau)

264 It's happening. We're gonna win this thing.

Posted by: DOOM at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (rqCsd)

265 241

228

Well this is certainly an interesting wallpaper of some New Orleans Saints cheerleaders.
http://tinyurl.com/aj3nu3l




Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (SkUim)

Ok. DaveinTexas is out. Anna Puma is in.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 06, 2012 10:28 AM (da5Wo)
So that answers the most pressing question of our time ... Cheerleaders don't go commando.

Posted by: Long Island at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (EsJl1)

266 Well time to leave the computer world. This is going to be a very lively and fractious day I bet.

Now everyone play nice and practice teamwork, this team wants Romney and the R down ticket to win. So save the fragging for after the PuddingPalooza.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (SkUim)

267 Look at this travesty: this is where the MSM is exit polling. Deep blue to deep red Electoral College vote ratio is >3:1. Excluded deep red to excluded deep blue is >9:1. How the hell can you justify exit polling NY(29) and not TX(3? Why even bother to exit poll CA(55)? Because NY and CA are deep blue media centers, that's why. Duh.

Look at the exit poll areas: Deep Blue, 223; Deep Red, 71; Contested, 95. This is so the MSM can minimize any Romney wins in contested states - BASED ON THE EXIT POLLS. For example, "...and Governor Romney looks to capture Ohio but OUR EXIT POLLS still show President Obama with a commanding lead throughout the nation".

It's a thumb on the scales. It's a deliberate attempt by the MSM to mislead voters and control the election.

Exit Polled Deep Blue States: 223 ECV

Exit Polled Deep Red States: 71 ECV

Exit Polled Contested States: 95 ECV

Excluded Red States: 135 ECV

Excluded Blue States: 14 ECV

Posted by: Xavier at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (t7ylY)

268 Voted in NW Philly at 7AM, and there were about 100 voters total during my 40 mins there. I was probably the only RR voter, but overhead one of the election monitors saying that 4 years ago, there were 600 voters there during that time.

Drove by it again while getting breakfast at 9:15 and there was no one waiting in line outside - at most, 15 people fit inside.

Also, the polling location is at a golf course and there were RR and Tom Smith signs on the lawn to greet voters. Good times

Posted by: The Q at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (w4fEE)

269 Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 06, 2012 10:10 AM

Just voted in deep blue Eastern MA. Heavy turnout, with 425 so far in one of three precincts in a town with <2600 registered.

One advantage: no NBPP "advisers" or UN observers. One (huge) disadvantage: I had to go LOTE down-ticket and vote for Scott Brown and local candidate Richard Tisei, both of whom should appear in Webster's Dictionary as pictorial definitions of RINOs.

Still, this area, like the state, will likely go for Choom Boy. I'm praying the rest of the country will actually vote with their brains and send the Traitor-in-Chief out to pasture. I've been around enough to know the fraud will be epic today, though.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (yKUrR)

270 Judge issuing order to reinstate booted Philadelphia election officials, Republicans say

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Yeah, the Panthers are scared to death of the justice system.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (p3wg3)

271 That sounds depressing. Do you ever get a break from politics or is that just what DC is like?

I didn't know anybody when I moved here, so the first people I met (and liked) were my twitter friends, who just happen to mostly work in GOP politics (there are a couple of reporters too).

We do plenty of non-political things (baseball games, drinking, camping, kareoke, drinking, parties), but the truth is that we're also the table at Buffalo Wild Wings constantly checking our smartphones for politics news/tweets/alerts/summonses-back-to-work. It's a good group and I feel priveleged that they adopted me into it so quickly.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:33 AM (wBQh1)

272 I'm not paying much attention to the polls, as they are all pretty much garbage.

I pay attention to the fundamentals. Those indicate a solid Romney win.

EC: Romney AT LEAST 3:16, Jugears McFuckstick AT MOST 222

PV: Romney 55%, Jugears McFuckstick 45%

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 06, 2012 10:33 AM (wtvvX)

273 R: 316 AZ, UT, ND, SD, ID, MT, WY, NE, CO, KS, OK, TX, IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, GA, AL, FL, NC, SC, VA, KY, TN, WV, IN, IA, WI, NH, OH, ME2

O: 222 CA, WA, OR, NV, NM, IL, MA, MN, MI, NY, DC, DE, NJ, MD, ME, VT, CT, PA

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at November 06, 2012 10:33 AM (EUv1K)

274 It's all psych-ops. Get Republicans excited that the its over... then tell them "whoops."
Big whoop. The wave rolls on. Vote, vote, vote.

Posted by: sgr at November 06, 2012 10:33 AM (xa5GW)

275
Vote.

Direct your POSITIVE thoughts towards our Constitutional Governance.

Some meditate. Some pray. Some volunteer.

Tonight might require extra diligence through "results" that we'll complete.

Meanwhile, today don't bother listening to the MSM propaganda. As if they have anything "new" to say, let alone anything credible. They are what they are, no more or less. They're expired.

Don't give them room to pollute your positive energy. This is OUR Zeitgeist.

http://tinyurl.com/aaf5yhj
Mark 10:52

Posted by: the most famous man in the world at November 06, 2012 10:33 AM (BAnPT)

276 God Bless the Seals!

Call them “Seal Team November 6.” Special operations veterans, including former Navy Seals, Delta Force will be called back into action on Election Day to make certain there’s no voter intimidation at the polls.

Philadelphia is a prime target.

Former Navy Captain Benjamin Brink is leading the operation. “The nation saw the video of members of the Black Panthers in Philadelphia intimidating people trying to vote in 2008,” Brink told me when I interviewed him during my radio show on IQ 106.9. “We are going to try and make certain that nothing like that happens this year.”

Brink claims to have over a hundred former Army Rangers, Navy Seal, Delta Force, Green Berets and others who have volunteered for duty. The idea of Navy Seals and Black Panthers getting into it at a Philly polling site gives a whole new incentive for casting a ballot. “Our guys aren’t easily intimidated,” adds Brink.

Don’t let the bravado fool you. The mission, according to the Captain, is to observe and report, not to engage. “We are going to watch for intimidation, videotape it, if possible, and report it to the proper authorities.”

Benjamin Brink lives in the St. Louis area. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the video of the Black Panthers and the battle over voter ID laws that inspired him to start his clean election movement called “Get Out the Vet.” The group also works to make certain those serving overseas get ballots and that those ballots are counted. “There are men and women fighting right now so that we have the right to vote in free and fair elections,” reminds Brink. “We are just doing our part to make certain democracy works the way it is supposed to.”

Although Philadelphia will get special attention, the special-ops veterans will also be overseeing polling sites in cities like Cleveland, Miami and Las Vegas—big cities in swing states that have had a history of reports of voter intimidation.

But isn’t sending big, strapping, steely-eyed men with buzz cuts and special-ops tattoos, at the very least, visually hypocritical? Don’t these guards against voter intimidation intimidate people themselves? “That is not our purpose,” assures Brink. “Voters showing up to the polls probably won’t even notice they are there. These men are trained to be ghosts.”

Posted by: USA at November 06, 2012 10:33 AM (RIg+t)

277 Voter fraud in MA report. My mother's boyfriend's son went vote for Romney. He went to put his ballot in the machine, but someone came up and said the machine was broken and asked for the ballot. The idiot gave it to him and then noticed the guy was wearing an Obama button. The son then called the police and they kicked out the Obama guy, but the son does not know where his ballot ended up in the meantime.

Posted by: freemo at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (K9JFP)

278 >>> I feel like it will either break big for Romney or he narrowly loses, I don't see a middle ground of say 50-49 election for Romney.

Not understanding this thinking, with Rasmussen and Gallup both showing Romney leading by 1 point, but OK.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (SKX2R)

279 At my polling place this am (830) in Pittsburgh (Jewish neighborhood), 2 voters and me, one 1 at wrong place. At my mom's place, in Republican North Hills suburb, OVERFLOW CROWD at 1015am... Cars parked all over the place. DID NOT SEE this in 2008, only other POTUS election I took my mom to. It was a madhouse. If the rest of PA goes like this, Romney will win PA.

Posted by: Baldy at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (opS9C)

280 I loves me some irony:

Man makes 'death-bed' confession to murder; gets better...

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (8sCoq)

281
2 Monica Lewinsky voted straight ticket Republican. Said she lived
through the Democratic administration in the '90s and it left a bad
taste in her mouth.

*
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Where's that applause icon when you really need it . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (BDU/a)

282 Yeah, the Panthers are scared to death of the justice system.
Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (p3wg3)

especially with their bro holder in office

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (79ueO)

283 261 Wait, I just read on Drudge that Romney is 92,000 votes ahead in the early Ohio vote. Can someone put that in context?

There is no way anyone could know that
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:31 AM (79ueO)


Yeah. At this point, that is a wild ass guess based on affiliation projections and more wild ass guesses.

Posted by: Overheard on the Flight Line waiting to deploy to S. Korea at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (NesPW)

284 Unfortunately, I live in a libtard acres part of Fairfax Co., VA. I voted early this morning. I have a huge pit in my stomach, because the turnout is greater today than it was in '08 for our libtard precinct. I know it's a snapshot, but I am concerned about VA now.
Posted by: Jim Scrummy at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (sbV1u)


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Chill. You've got to remember that many of those dems may be voting for RR.

Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (kflBv)

285 Can I mention how incredibly great it is to have a candidate who actually fights for the win? Didn't realize how angry I was with McCain's limp performance until I saw the Romney machine in action, right through today. Go Romney!

Posted by: Splunge at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (AEAnS)

286 Love how Gabe is the lone wolf here.

That's Obama's upper-bound, imo.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (fCMdQ)

287 My prediction.............Pain.

Posted by: Mitt "Mr. T" Romney at November 06, 2012 10:35 AM (OWjjx)

288 Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:33 AM (wBQh1)

Awww, that sounds nice, but Buffalo Wild Wings out of all the places to eat in the capitol?

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at November 06, 2012 10:35 AM (EUv1K)

289 OH AG ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to overcrowding at the polls voting will be extended by one day. Registered republicans will be voting today, and registered democrats will be voting tomorrow.

Posted by: Up with people at November 06, 2012 10:35 AM (kzFo5)

290 Steve Lombardo @Steve_Lombardo
Romney will capture VA, OH and CO en route to 285 EVs. Our take on @HuffingtonPost: huff.to/SUWCl6

HuffPO predicting R/R win

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:36 AM (ck76k)

291 @ Gabriel Malor

Definitely nothing wrong with that -- you've got local friends that share your interest.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:36 AM (SKX2R)

292 And I forgot to add that our polling place, with the huge lines waiting to vote, had double the voting machines in place than they did during the 2008 election.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2012 10:36 AM (BPyqV)

293 Oh FFS Drudge has weepy Obama on the front page

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:36 AM (8sCoq)

294 Believe it.
Posted by: Clint at November 06, 2012 10:26 AM (IJDTs)This JEF ass is goin' down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: levi at November 06, 2012 10:36 AM (5V/0T)

295 Lena Dunham, Madonna, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Portman, Stacey Dash, Robert DeNiro, Katy Perry, and Jon Voight.

In this election year, they have spoken out for their candidates; performed for them, sung of their virtues, and chastised their enemies. Some have caused their candidates embarrassment and overshadowed their campaigns of choice.

But this group has something else in common.

Collectively, they have contributed a grand total of zero dollars toward the 2012 presidential election.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 06, 2012 10:36 AM (e8kgV)

296 "But in the absense of reliable information (and we know the polls are not reliable), I'm going with the conventional wisdom: the election will be close, but incumbents tend to win."

I trust someone already brought up Carter for Malor, who seems to cherry pick conventional wisdom?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (uD2fR)

297 This is kind of like Christmas Eve when you're a kid: excitement, suspense, the hours ticking away.

Problem here, though, is that we really could get some coal in our stockings.

I voted early, and have been encouraging people to go R/R for weeks. Wouldn't it be cool, to see Ace's prediction or Russ's come true -- so little support for Zero that there's no question how the American people feel about him?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (BDU/a)

298 Yeah, the Panthers are scared to death of the justice system.


Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (p3wg3)



Eric Holder: Did you say something?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (1Jaio)

299 Positive report. Talked to the R/R precinct captain before voting. He said people are fired up and he had many D's ask him for R/R yard signs.

Posted by: freemo at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (K9JFP)

300 Awww, that sounds nice, but Buffalo Wild Wings out of all the places to eat in the capitol?

Buffalo Wild Wings is the greatest resteraunt ever!

Posted by: Mallamutt's 14 year old son, Dad sucks, he is a RINO at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (OWjjx)

301 Quick break here so this is what I've got.

Went to two Dem leading precincts this morning here in Kenosha, turnout so far is lighter than the comparable time period for the Walker recall. Will be heading to a more Republican leaning precinct shortly and will see what turnout looks like there.

Reince Priebus on the radio as I was driving between polling places. He was calling from his kitchen here in Kenosha, on his way out to vote. He said he was trying very hard to curb his enthusiasm, but that he was extremely excited about how things look today. Said the enthusiasm gap between Rs and Ds is roughly two points. Said we are even in Ohio in early balloting and have a 6 pt lead in likely voter turnout there on our side.

Posted by: mama winger says let's get this done at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (P6QsQ)

302 DrewM says: Do not listen to coblogger predictions or to DMM Stooges.

Is this really the best time to be getting into a fight with the cobs? I mean, telling people not to listen to them is mean and petty.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (2Q3uv)

303 One more great thing: the last line of David Mamet's "Note to a stiff-necked people," where he basically says "if you can't tell anyone you're not voting for Obama, that's fine. But we have the secret ballot, so go ahead and do what you know is right, in privacy." Imagine the convulsions of the left if we are brought over the line by the Secret Jew Vote. Not that anyone would know....

Posted by: Splunge at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (AEAnS)

304
I voted with my husband today early, before he had to be at work. I am retired so am back at home, now. It was drizzling, and we were part of a group of people who stood outside until they opened the doors at 7:00. We didn't get soaked, or anything, pretty light drizzle. In 2008, the line ran all the way down the sidewalk outside of the church where we vote (and this was exactly the same time of day). Today, no long line. We live in a college town in Iowa, and there have been perhaps an equal number of Democrat vs. Republic signs. Statewide, after all the newspaper endorsementsplus Romney's small lead in the polls, I do think that Romney will take Iowa.
One thing that was interesting, is they had a little scanner and asked us to scan our driver's licenses (there is a bar code on the back of our licenses; I never noticed it before!) Iowa does not require driver's licenses to vote, but if you had yours on you, the scanner printed out a label that went on their record that you voted. They did ask for our names and addresses and our dates of birth before asking us to produce a license. I do not know what they were going to do for someone who had no driver's license or other ID. I am quite sure that I have never been asked to produce a license before when I have voted.

Posted by: elisheba at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (54sKT)

305 NC - polling place almost empty. striking difference between 2004 and 2008. to me this seems like a good sign. all of the O votes are already in.

Posted by: matt foley at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (2WDMC)

306 Man makes 'death-bed' confession to murder; gets better...
Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (8sCoq)

His conscience was eating away at him, and his confession healed him.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at November 06, 2012 10:37 AM (EUv1K)

307 My polling place is a church, and it is waay too sedate. I want a polling place with a disco ball and AC/DC blasting and Hooters Girls serving coffee and pie.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:38 AM (8sCoq)

308 Gabe-

I lived in suburban Maryland for a few years quite some time ago. The one interesting thing about living out there was that I got to work with people from all over the country, from places that I would likely never visit. I would probably not have known anybody from those places otherwise: North Dakota, Utah, Maryland, Delaware, New York, etc.

It was an interesting time in my life. I'm glad I moved to the midwest, but I'll always remeber those folks.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 06, 2012 10:38 AM (wtvvX)

309 Team Obama is about to get thunderfucked by the electorate.

And I'm gonna be like one of them dudes in The Accused, eggin' them on!

Posted by: Double Wide at November 06, 2012 10:38 AM (J8jzK)

310 Oh- Jim Quinn of Quinn Rose (radio talkers) - said Bill Clinton had maybe 2800 people in Market Square (small crowd - in a central downtown location that should have been PACKED), Pittsburgh yesterday and spoke for 3 mins 10 sec...

Posted by: Baldy at November 06, 2012 10:38 AM (opS9C)

311 Yeah, the Panthers are scared to death of the justice system.

Posted by: WalrusRex at November 06, 2012 10:32 AM (p3wg3)



especially with their bro holder in office

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (79ueO)
Dependency on unconstitutional "social justice" racial supremacy meets the cold turkey of Constitutional separation and balance of powers.

Posted by: the most famous man in the world at November 06, 2012 10:38 AM (BAnPT)

312 Very heavy turnout reported in the WOW counties of Wisconsin, which are our Republican counties that offset Madison and Milwaukee.

Posted by: mama winger says let's get this done at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (P6QsQ)

313 302
DrewM says: Do not listen to coblogger predictions or to DMM Stooges.



Is this really the best time to be getting into a fight with the
cobs? I mean, telling people not to listen to them is mean and petty.


Either you're funning, or grammar matters more than I thought. I confess I read it that way at first, too.

Posted by: Splunge at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (AEAnS)

314 Later on tonight, Mitt Romney will string together a winning coalition-with victories in states ranging from Virginia to Colorado-capturing the popular vote by nearly two points and a sizeable majority of electoral votes, making him the 45th President of the United States.

We make this projection with full knowledge that a shift of one or two points in any of six key battleground states could hand Obama the election. But there comes a time when you have to make a judgment and that time is upon us.

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (ck76k)

315 Judging by the enormous lines to vote I'm going to go with the Romney landslide theory now. I just cannot see this turning out well for Obama at all. I figured he'd lose but now I think he's going to be demolished.

They're trying really, really hard to steal Pennsylvania but I don't think its going to work. Everyone seems to want to vote early and get it over with, they can't wait to get out there and get their Romney lever pulled. They cannot wait to throw this bum out of the presidency.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (r4wIV)

316 baseball games, drinking, camping, kareoke, drinking, parties

You said drinking twice

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (w+lzM)

317 Yeah MD/DC Metro area is a transient population.

People from all over come here for a season of life then leave. Except those damned senators.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (fCMdQ)

318 Words of advice to the JEF. Character still counts in America.

Posted by: OkobojiKathleen at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (i7KmQ)

319 Voted early (Florida). There were a lot of Obama voters, easily identified by the the local democrat party voter guides they were carrying. I'm hoping that Obama turnout has already peaked and the Republicans turn out en masse today. I'm optimistic, even if cautiously so! Go Romney!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (v+QvA)

320 I have several bets on the race. An older friend of my said his bookie was paying like 150 for a 100 bet on Romney. I axed him to put all he could down for me. Called me back and said he could only get $100 and that the book was closed.

No one is buying Barry.

Someone track intertrade. I think it will tank about 3 pm.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (wR+pz)

321 OH AG ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to overcrowding at the polls voting will be extended by one day. Registered republicans will be voting today, and registered democrats will be voting tomorrow.
Posted by: Up with people at November 06, 2012 10:35 AM (kzFo5)

you are making that up

Posted by: Thunderb at November 06, 2012 10:40 AM (Dnbau)

322 Sounds to me like Gabe hangs with a bunch of statist rinos.
ie-libs.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 06, 2012 10:40 AM (HEWhR)

323 Posted by: Baldy at November 06, 2012 10:38 AM (opS9C)

hahahahahaha

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:40 AM (ck76k)

324 I guess the chaos theory is that whole butterfly flaps its wings and creates a hurricane on the other side of the world. Or maybe that,s the everything is connected theory. Don't really believe that stuff but I am taking no chances today maybe these internet pixels will create a landslide:

Come on Ohio, Vote for Freedom. Come on Pennsylvania, home of the Liberty Bell, vote for Liberty. On Wisconsin! Run up the score for Independence. Do it Michigan, Vote for True Opportunity. New Hampshire, Vote to Live Free or Die, its not just a license plate. Iowa, feed Sovereignty to a hungry Nation. Colorado, those purple mountain majesties aren't going to admire themselves, open your eyes to Self Determination. Nevada, Don't Gamble away your Future.

Vote for Romney! Vote for Ryan! Vote to lift our hearts, give true hope to our despair. Vote for the character of good people. Inspire brave feats. Vote to honor our the Founders. Vote to give courage to the downtrodden.

Vote to wake up with a smile tomorrow and the tomorrows after that. Vote to walk with a firmer step, a brighter future, and the weight of government off your back. Vote for Morning in America Once Again.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk says Mitt 303 to 235 at November 06, 2012 10:40 AM (PHb2k)

325 R 273

o 265

Posted by: joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) at November 06, 2012 10:40 AM (MnSla)

326 This is fuckin tyranny..

http://tinyurl.com/bdhhwh2

Between the clusterfuck of voting in NJ today and this bullshit My blood is boiling. May not make it through the day.




Posted by: Meggy Mac at November 06, 2012 10:40 AM (jvd3N)

327 Splunge: yeah, I'm funning.

Posted by: Daryl Herbert at November 06, 2012 10:41 AM (2Q3uv)

328 304 Obama's law suit vs. Texas Voter ID Law still at play -- no picture ID required to vote with registration card.

Posted by: the most famous man in the world at November 06, 2012 10:41 AM (BAnPT)

329
Voted in the 'crime-scene' red state of TN. Strong turnout. Waited an hour.

Gabe - Y Not was essentially correct then, if for the wrong reason. Given that list, you DO in fact hang out with a 'more liberal' crowd than the rest of us. Just sayin'...

Posted by: Is what JQ Public is thinking... at November 06, 2012 10:42 AM (NBj0d)

330 Unfortunately, I live in a libtard acres part of Fairfax Co., VA. I voted early this morning. I have a huge pit in my stomach, because the turnout is greater today than it was in '08 for our libtard precinct. I know it's a snapshot, but I am concerned about VA now.
Posted by: Jim Scrummy at November 06, 2012 10:27 AM (sbV1u)

I know Fairfax has a lot of idiots, but it also has a number of reds, too. A lot of them stayed home in 2008. Yes, turnout may be higher, but I expect it will be a lot more Rs coming out who stayed home in 2008. Keep up the faith.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at November 06, 2012 10:42 AM (+/C3g)

331 Reince Priebus outlined their targeting of low propensity voters, described it at length for about 5 minutes. Outlined the difference between the cannibalization of the Dem voters, as opposed to the really truly get-out-less-likely voters on the Republican. This guy is on target and knows what he is doing.

Posted by: mama winger says let's get this done at November 06, 2012 10:42 AM (P6QsQ)

332 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (r4wIV)

Phillthy Democrats ALWAYS try to steal Pennsylvania for D's

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:42 AM (ck76k)

333 ugh it's gonna be hard for me to get work done today

Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (m/eXi)

334 I figure a bottom line of 287 EVs for Romney, which means he takes OH, CO, IA and NH. If he snags PA, we're looking at 316....MI would make it 332, and if MN, then 342 is the total. If Romney tops that number, then I'm not if there's going to be enough pudding for the Moron horde.

Posted by: jas at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (yOS+c)

335 Off Fat-assed RINO sock.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (jvd3N)

336 Hubby and I just voted. Waited a bit longer than usual but not that bad...in Stamford, CT. Here we just use a black marker to fill in the circle. While I was waiting for my husband to finish voting, I watched a few people put their completed ballots into the machine....the ones I could see had the top line filled in, which were all the Republican candidates.

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (X6akg)

337 also, if voting nationwide was handled as it is in my precinct, there would be no funny business

you have to show ID, sign next to your name in the book of registered voters, then you get a paper ballot hand numbered by an election official. This number goes in the book next to your sig. So your ID, sig, and ballot are all linked in the official voting record.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (8sCoq)

338 Purple thumbs. bitchez! Get out and vote!

Big turnout in Boston.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (TMB3S)

339 @276 USA

famously, the seal trainers have noted that the guys more likely to get through hell week have few or no tattoos. just sayin'.

Posted by: matt foley at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (2WDMC)

340 >>> "But in the absense of reliable information (and we know the polls are not reliable), I'm going with the conventional wisdom: the election will be close, but incumbents tend to win."

Could be.

>>> I trust someone already brought up Carter for Malor, who seems to cherry pick conventional wisdom?

How does conforming to conventional wisdom = cherry picking?

Often is wrong. But isn't the same thing as that.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (SKX2R)

341
How hard will it be for me to work today? Just called my secretary to say I'm "working from home"

Yes. That hard.

Posted by: biff at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (9qOrR)

342 Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (X6akg)

Stamford ha. I passed by you on Sunday.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (79ueO)

343 Voted early (Florida). There were a lot of Obama voters, easily identified by the the local democrat party voter guides they were carrying. I'm hoping that Obama turnout has already peaked and the Republicans turn out en masse today. I'm optimistic, even if cautiously so! Go Romney!Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (v+QvA)------ --------- ------- -------- ------ ------- -------In 2004 I saw loads of early Democrats where I voted in Orlando and they had peaked as it turned out. Republicans tend to swarm on election day. They are here. And I'm leaving to go vote.

Posted by: Beagle at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (sOtz/)

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (8sCoq)

345 Saying "incumbents tend to win" is like saying the Yankees tend to win the World Series.

Except, not this year.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (TOk1P)

346 Where's that applause icon when you really need it . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 06, 2012 10:34 AM (BDU/a)


☝ ✌

That's as close as I can get.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (X3lox)

347 I have been saying for weeks Romney 310 EC votes.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 06, 2012 10:45 AM (YEzLt)

348 And I'm leaving to go vote.
Posted by: Beagle at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (sOtz/)

Right on.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2012 10:45 AM (v+QvA)

349 Saying "incumbents tend to win" is like saying the Yankees tend to win the World Series.

Except, not this year.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (TOk1P)

That was a shot at the Yankees. I know a shot when I see one!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:45 AM (79ueO)

350 "...but the truth is that we're also the table at Buffalo Wild Wings constantly checking our smartphones for politics news/tweets/alerts/summonses-back-to-work."
Those f-ing guys. Shitty tippers.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (JqOLy)

351 Just pulled the trigger.

Fuck you, Obama. Fuck you and the swag-wagon you rode in on.

Posted by: bunninac at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (Y26W1)

352 Posted by: Meggy Mac at November 06, 2012 10:40 AM (jvd3N)
__
One of the female inspectors was physically thrown out? That's assault.

WHERE ARE YOU HIDING MAYOR NUTLESS???!

Posted by: kallisto at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (jm/9g)

353 How I know we got this?

Jimmy Fallon's puppy food bowl test last night on his show. The puppy went right for the red bowl of Kibble.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (8sCoq)

354 Ok, seriously, I told myself I would not spend the day refreshing comments. But here I am. I have not done a lick of work. Not even the easiest thing that will take five minutes and clear some paper off my desk.

Posted by: freemo at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (K9JFP)

355 Break over. If I pass by Reince on my way to the next precinct, I'll give him all a kiss for you.

Posted by: mama winger says let's get this done at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (P6QsQ)

356 @ 73 - C J Burch - are you from Lancaster?

You just described my polling place PERFECTLY. LOL.

This turn-out appears to be trending towards the impressive. I got to the polls at 6:25 expecting to get right in -- there was a heck of a line getting in, and every precinct table had 10-12 people queued up waiting to check in and vote.

Pudding: I think I might get chocolate AND vanilla. Chocolate to eat, vanilla to dip...

Posted by: Miller at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (qX32F)

357
For the last two weeks all I've heard is that Obama is ahead of Romney in early Ohio voting by a 2:1 margin.

Are you saying that's wrong?

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (tOkJB)

358 Fuck you, Obama. Fuck you and the swag-wagon you rode in on.
Posted by: bunninac at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (Y26W1)


Now that's the spirit!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (v+QvA)

359 Watch those Philly districts have 150% turnout despite there being nobody showing up at the polls.

Posted by: Vic at November 06, 2012 10:47 AM (YdQQY)

360 @202:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20121106/NEWS010601/311060015/?nclick_check=1
Note that the unreporting counties are all rural, and the big urban counties have Romney ahead.

Posted by: Jeffrey Quick at November 06, 2012 10:47 AM (g9neE)

361 The one interesting thing about living out there was that I got to work with people from all over the country

Yep. The only place I've lived where more friends were from somewhere else was Los Angeles.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at November 06, 2012 10:47 AM (wBQh1)

362 http://tinyurl.com/bfqhh9e

a Picture says a thousand words...................... or in this case DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM for CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

Posted by: Evilpens at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (ck76k)

363 269-269 so we can hear four more years of 'Selected, not elected.'

Well, I know we here in Texas will vote right. Its up to the rest of yall to get your shit together.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (UU0OF)

364 If I had any drugs I'd take some to get thru this day. SIgh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (79ueO)

365 It will be nice having the trolls all in hiding, gnashing and weeping until they can come up with an agreed-upon narrative. The ones who show up saying they never thought Obama would win anyway after constantly predicting it will be the funniest.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (r4wIV)

366 Stamford ha. I passed by you on Sunday.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:44 AM (79ueO)


On your way to Groton?

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (X6akg)

367 @ mama - If Reince thinks it will be +2 this is going to be a slaughter.

We need this slaughter to be so decisive that liberals really do question whether there is any hope for "their" country.

I want to hear about how hateful this country has become.

I want to hear about how racist we've become.

I want to hear how intolerant we've become.

I want to hear them wailing about having to raise their children in this hateful, racist, intolerant country we've become and I want to be able to drink their tears of shame...drink them for the days, weeks, months, and years to come...

And laugh my ass off at them the entire fucking time.

Posted by: H Badger at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (n/0Nw)

368 I'm going to be busying myself with other things today, but I just wouldn't feel right if I didn't post a pre-emptive

SUCK IT, GERG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a nice day, folks.

Posted by: mediumheadboy at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (WMsq+)

369 Maybe the Black Panthers will get confused today and beat up the UN inspectors

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (1Jaio)

370
Peggy Noonan on with Varney, and has apparently joined the Republican party?

After sucking Obama's cock for four years, she's interviewing for a pundit position after Romney's win.


Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (lDWQr)

371 On your way to Groton?
Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (X6akg)

Yup- well Sunday was on the way back

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:49 AM (79ueO)

372 >Break over. If I pass by Reince on my way to the next precinct, I'll give him all a kiss for you.


Posted by: mama winger says let's get this done at November 06, 2012 10:46 AM (P6QsQ)

uh, fist bump will be fine, thanks. I'm sure he's a great dude n all, but, Homey don't swing.

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:49 AM (8sCoq)

373 Where's that applause icon when you really need it . . .?


I thought the "applause icon" was "fapfapfap"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 06, 2012 10:49 AM (D8h0I)

374 Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 06, 2012 10:39 AM (wR+pz)
__
The professional horserace handicapper had a Romney win 51-48.

Pretty much jibes with that Rob Krumm guy who did an extensive analysis with all kinds of data.

Posted by: kallisto at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (jm/9g)

375 338
Purple thumbs. bitchez! Get out and vote!



Big turnout in Boston.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2012 10:43 AM (TMB3S)
**
I gotta wait til tonight to vote. Its driving me fuggin nuts. The process to vote via e-mail or fax in NJ is convoluted at best.


Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (jvd3N)

376 349 -

Heh, I guess I could have said the Giants, but both those rotten stinking filthy franchises did this year.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (TOk1P)

377 We need a slaughter so we can have what is best in life....


http://tinyurl.com/d2qplz

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (wR+pz)

378 >Peggy Noonan on with Varney, and has apparently joined the Republican party?

After sucking Obama's cock for four years, she's interviewing for a pundit position after Romney's win.




sorry- LIFETIME BAN
she can fetch coffee and sandwiches, tho

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (8sCoq)

379 gotta wait til tonight to vote. Its driving me fuggin nuts. The process to vote via e-mail or fax in NJ is convoluted at best.


Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (jvd3N)


I wonder if it is so fucked up in some ares of NJ that we might see a surprise?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (79ueO)

380 Any cobs on right now? This Clinton video from yesterday is sidebar worthy.

http://tinyurl.com/bjra5mf

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 06, 2012 10:51 AM (QB3JR)

381 >Break over. If I pass by Reince on my way to the next precinct, I'll give him all a kiss for yuo

Blow him for me, I totally would

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:51 AM (vWZrj)

382 Just now got my text message from the Romney campaign reminding me to go vote.

I live in Oregon and dropped off my mail ballot 18 days ago but okay.

Posted by: Dan K. at November 06, 2012 10:51 AM (c32CV)

383 #310 Clinton did not fill the Palestra in Philly, smallest arena in the city and on the campus of utlra-liberal UPenn. Got good local news coverage but nothing like the Romney rally on Sunday.

I vote late, in the Republican heart of Bucks County. I always want to see the turnout and who is there In 2006, I knew it was gonna be bad because our GOP Congressman was at our precinct. I do not expect to see him today, he will win big along with Romney. The parking lot at the school was full this morning as I drove by.

Posted by: rockmom at November 06, 2012 10:51 AM (aBlZ1)

384 Of all the days to get a freelance gig it would have to be today when I'm addicted to the computer and the latest news!

Anyway, you morons rule!

VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 06, 2012 10:51 AM (vCK/R)

385 Hmm no pudding here at the Garden

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (vWZrj)

386

LOL. I just tuned in Dennis Miller.

Whoever is on is saying:

The most dangerous place to be today is between a Republican voter and the ballot box.

Posted by: THE day at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (LpQbZ)

387 I am delighted to report that there was NO line at my precinct, which is located in the middle of a deep blue district.

Posted by: TD, one of the proud 53% at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (DQMcq)

388 sorry- LIFETIME BAN
she can fetch coffee and sandwiches, tho


Posted by: Jones in CO at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (8sCoq)

Iron my shirt bitch.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (wR+pz)

389 FINISH HIM!

Posted by: Kristophr at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (wYVte)

390 Gabe,

Why can't you and your friends spell Ohio? Or wear deodorant?

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (JqOLy)

391 You old-timers are probably the only ones who remember Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Unfortunately, this pretty much proves I'm a dork, but one of the gags I remember is Gary Owens, the news guy, reporting: "The early returns are in from Maine and Vermont and it looks like a landside victory for Alf Landon." Guess you had to be there. Save the golf clap.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (qwK3S)

392 Major Garrett on Dennis Miller. Says for the first time he just saw Plouffe looking not so thrilled.

Good news?

Posted by: schmoopy at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (vclSa)

393 A funny story from this morning. Liberal weenie guy behind me in line. Republican precinct chair offered him a flyer. Liberal weenie says "Oh no. I study climate change and Republicans are denialists who call me a conspiracy theorist." I turned around and said "Oh, come on, let's not start this kind of thing." Got all the people around me talking about how we need to be respectful and such. Liberal weenie shut up. The funny thing is that I'm outside of Penn State so Liberal Weenie works with Michael Mann. So I feel like I told Michael Mann to shut up.

Posted by: freemo at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (K9JFP)

394 Will a 24 hour erection be a health problem? How about a 8 year erection?

Posted by: maddogg at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (OlN4e)

395 Voted at around 10:15, hoping to avoid the rush hour crowds. I seem to have managed that because it only took a few minutes to get through the line.

I'm in a majority black neighborhood in Boston. The line was short, but average for a non-rush-hour. Nobody seemed especially enthused, but that's hard to read in the morning. A lot of people never look enthused before noon.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (P8oOy)

396 Newsbusters has a great piece up listing all the people who were the biggest Obots in the media in 2008 and what has happened to them since. It isn't pretty

http://tinyurl.com/aqlto9m

Wait til after this election. Nate Silver aint gonna look so great. Seriously though, he predicted most of the most predictable election in the history of America well? Gee, I can predict the Yankees will beat my nephew's little league team and be right too, does that make me a genius?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 06, 2012 10:53 AM (r4wIV)

397 Can we haz new posty-thing?

It really bums me out to come to the HQ today and see a picture of Laughing Choom Boy.

Almost as bad as reading the Eeyores at NRO....

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 06, 2012 10:53 AM (yKUrR)

398 I've made nearly 50 calls in less than 40 minutes. Which would be impressive if anyone was actually home...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 06, 2012 10:53 AM (D8h0I)

399 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Unfortunately, this pretty much proves I'm a dork, but one of the gags I remember is Gary Owens, the news guy, reporting: "The early returns are in from Maine and Vermont and it looks like a landside victory for Alf Landon." Guess you had to be there. Save the golf clap.
Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (qwK3S)

Laugh-In! My dad worked for one of the producers.

Posted by: elizabethe votes for Romney/Ryan and butterscotch at November 06, 2012 10:53 AM (TOBhV)

400
Maybe the Black Panthers will get confused today and beat up the UN inspectors

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (1Jaio)
That's beautiful, man.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 06, 2012 10:53 AM (4u2LN)

401 The funny thing is that I'm outside of Penn State so Liberal Weenie works with Michael Mann. So I feel like I told Michael Mann to shut up.

Does he have a Nobel Prize, too? heh

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 06, 2012 10:53 AM (r4wIV)

402 OK time to get dressed and stop drinking Bloody Mary's.

I won't make the celebration tonight if I don't slow down.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 06, 2012 10:54 AM (wR+pz)

403 We want justice. We want THUNDERDOME!

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 06, 2012 10:54 AM (QupBk)

404 Maybe the Black Panthers will get confused today and beat up the UN inspectors


Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (1Jaio)

lol

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 06, 2012 10:54 AM (UypUQ)

405
Funny voting story:

Hubby came home and we went to vote.

Saw a line stretching down the hallway of the church, maybe 30 people in the hallway plus more inside.

Poll worker in hallway said our last name and pointed into the preschool worship room--er, voting room and told us to go on in.

??

Hubby was in uniform, with last name showing. There were two lines. 40 people waiting for A-L, no one in line for M-Z.

Back almost before we left.

It. Felt. So. Good.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 06, 2012 10:54 AM (SUKHu)

406 I voted today.
And thansks to a MO ballot provision, I got to vote twice against the Obama agenda!
Once voting against the JEF and again voting to ban the state from setting up an insurance exchange.
Suck it dems.

Posted by: tsrblke (Work) at November 06, 2012 10:54 AM (uuKDm)

407 Well, I know we here in Texas will vote right. Its up to the rest of yall to get your shit together.
Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (UU0OF)


----------------------------------------------


Same here in OK. All the rest of you need to step up your game.

Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:55 AM (kflBv)

408

ah, it's Major Garrett on Dennis

Posted by: THE day at November 06, 2012 10:55 AM (LpQbZ)

409 My map is in my sig.

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 06, 2012 10:55 AM (vWZrj)

410 "The early returns are in from Maine and Vermont and it looks like a landside victory for Alf Landon."

ha

it is kinda sad, that Vermont went from being the only state never to vote for FDR, to being the only state that would vote for Trotsky if they could

Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:55 AM (m/eXi)

411 305 NC - polling place almost empty. striking difference between 2004 and 2008. to me this seems like a good sign. all of the O votes are already in.

Yes - I agree - I vote in a precinct that is probably 90% Dem (UNCG Campus) anyway- the precinct captain told me at 6:30 AM thAT inthis precinct of 1500 people - over 900 had already voted . The line was not long - took me 15 minutes. I was home by 6:50 AM. She said this would be the most they would see until probably the end of the day when they would get another 50 people or so - Also - every single democrat I know has already voted. Only people I know who voted today are Repubs!!

Posted by: Janetoo at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (/TVdO)

412 Oh the other thing- there are usually at least 2 people outside my Jewish neighborhood's City of Pittsburgh voting place... There was only one. A guy I knew years go, and has been standing there every time I go and vote, handing out literature. I find it telling there was no one else there handing out voter guides or whatever.

Posted by: Baldy at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (opS9C)

413
Romney 296 (50.5% PV)
Obama242 (48.0 % PV)

Posted by: perdogg at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (Ttf/I)

414 >>I gotta wait til tonight to vote. Its driving me fuggin nuts. The process to vote via e-mail or fax in NJ is convoluted at best.

Felt great! After 4 frigging years of the Dickhead in Chief it was cathartic.

I know my vote won't mean shit in MA but its my own personal way of saying fuck you Barry.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (TMB3S)

415 Has anyone been over to Kos to see how the kool aid guys are doing?

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (wR+pz)

416 Transcendent moments like this are necessarily rare.

Embrace this one.

We're way overdue, but better late than never.

SCOAMF has tormented, scandalized and insulted a still free people far too many times to list here, but by far his 2 biggest biggest mistakes were to misjudge the American people and then to proceed to bully them.

Get the hook out, this amateur commie clown act is done, even if he doesn't yet know it.

Posted by: ontherocks at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (aZ6ew)

417 Once voting against the JEF and again voting to ban the state from setting up an insurance exchange.

Suck it dems.

Posted by: tsrblke (Work) at November 06, 2012 10:54 AM


Sadly, in my part of MA, Choom Boy gets a twofer: the yokels can vote for him and for legalizing marijuana, too.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (yKUrR)

418 A dude who thinks he's going to win doesn't get all weepy, especially a narcissist like that guy.

I see the light at the end of the tunnel, folks.

Posted by: not the mama at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (kzCIn)

419 Back almost before we left.

It. Felt. So. Good.
Posted by: Mama AJ at November 06, 2012 10:54 AM (SUKHu)

That is hysterical. When I got married, I moved from the front of the alphabet to the back. Election days and conventions are the only days where you arranged alphabetically by name.

Posted by: elizabethe votes for Romney/Ryan and butterscotch at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (TOBhV)

420 391 -

No, that's perfect. I'm thinking of sleeping from now until about 9:01PM tonight (so the west coast polls will have closed), because I'm expecting the announcement of Romney's win to be held until then.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 06, 2012 10:57 AM (TOk1P)

421 @418

I thought the same thing. He's seen the internals and he knows he is fucked.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 06, 2012 10:57 AM (wR+pz)

422 Sock it to me?

Posted by: Milhouse at November 06, 2012 10:57 AM (he2LC)

423 I want to hear them wailing about having to raise their children in this
hateful, racist, intolerant country we've become and I want to be able
to drink their tears of shame...drink them for the days, weeks, months,
and years to come...


Why, that sounds suspiciously like...........Revenge!

Posted by: pep at November 06, 2012 10:57 AM (YXmuI)

424
Well, I know we here in Texas will vote right. Its up to the rest of yall to get your shit together.
Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at November 06, 2012 10:48 AM (UU0OF)




Californian behind enemy lines hangs head in shame...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (4u2LN)

425 Voted around 9 here in Southwest Florida. It's a diverse district. In 2008 many AA voters. This morning, not a one. Perhaps they voted early. It was raining yet the line to vote were twice as long as 2008 and that's with twice as many signs. No talking just serious looks on all of the faces. Lots of R/R bumper stickers on cars in parking lot. Looking good early for R/R.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (YYyqq)

426
I wonder if it is so fucked up in some ares of NJ that we might see a surprise?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 06, 2012 10:50 AM (79ueO)
**
Could work to our advantage, my wife is on her way now to vote at an alternative station while I attempt to vote via fax. I'm, gonna call my county clerk now and giver him an ear full.

Posted by: dananjcon at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (jvd3N)

427 Like an Eeyore, I'm going with Malor and doom. USA, it's been nice knowing ya.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows where thou concealest thy þr0n at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (AZGON)

428 a Picture says a thousand words

Barry, you're killing my ticket sales. What say I tour with Bill Clinton instead?

Posted by: Jay-Z at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (FcR7P)

429 Posted by: freemo at November 06, 2012 10:52 AM (K9JFP)

yeah, the smug libtards just can't help themselves, projecting to everyone else how supposedly smart they are

like an old advisor told me, people who really are smart don't feel the need to remind the rest of the world all the time that they are smart

Posted by: chemjeff at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (m/eXi)

430 I know my vote won't mean shit in MA but its my own personal way of saying fuck you Barry.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (TMB3S)

Every vote counts for the popular. It matters.

I'm in the heart of hostile territory, and that's the only reason I'm dragging three kids 5 and under to my polling place this afternoon.

Posted by: elizabethe votes for Romney/Ryan and butterscotch at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (TOBhV)

431 Romney visit today to Pittsburgh is for the press only, not for the public, per Rose of Quinn Rose, WPGB-FM 104.7 (they will be on radio LIVE till 12noon ET today at flagship and iHEart radio)

Posted by: Baldy at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (opS9C)

432 new one up

Posted by: Vic at November 06, 2012 10:58 AM (YdQQY)

433 412
Oh the other thing- there are usually at least 2 people outside my
Jewish neighborhood's City of Pittsburgh voting place...

Posted by: Baldy at November 06, 2012 10:56 AM (opS9C)

Squirrel Hill? I used to live there (voted there in the 2004 presidential election).

Posted by: not the mama at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (kzCIn)

434 Well, we finally got it back together here in Ks now that sebelius is gone. Too damn many women voting for her just because a woman. A baby killer backing commie to rival barky.
She tended to frequent a little bar and grill that I lunched at sometimes. As I was leaving one time I walked right past her table. She looked up at me and out of respect to the owner I said nothing. But I put the most disgusted hateful look on my face I could muster. Then, with a shake of my head, walked on by, paid my tab and left.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (RYVE/)

435 You old-timers are probably the only ones who remember Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Unfortunately, this pretty much proves I'm a dork


--------------------------------


No. It proves that you're an old dork.

Posted by: Soona at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (kflBv)

436 Make of this what you will:

Voted here in Iowa about 7:30 at a church down the street. They were apparently having a food drive. Only item on the table so far? Pudding cups.


Posted by: Tee09 at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (mVY1U)

437 Just remember that Nate Silver's PECOTA thing predicted that Derek Jeter would hit .250 this year.

Silver's a hack

Posted by: The Q at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (w4fEE)

438 Fairfax Cty, VA SITREP: Crazy long lines at the polls. Hours long. Turnout this time blows "historic election" 2008 out in my precinct. Few co-workers voted successfully. Most gave up because of the lines and plan to try again after work. Not sure what this means. This IS a blue county based on the proclivities of our usual voters. But there's more than just the usual suspects in line this time. Hoping for the best tonight!

Posted by: Cowboy at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (tfMGP)

439 If you're not absolutely sure of your voter registration status, it might be a good idea to do a quick Web search for your state's provisional-ballot rules. Perhaps even print them out to carry with you.

For instance, in the Colorado example cited above, here's how it works.

http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/FAQs/ProvisionalBallots.html

Posted by: torquewrench at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (ymG7s)

440 Chins up everyone. I voted this morning - longish line at 7:00 am but nothing like I've seen in other states.
I like what Rob Eno at Red Mass Group we have to"Fight like you are the 3rd monkey at Noah's Ark!"

Posted by: Uncle Joe at November 06, 2012 11:00 AM (AT52Q)

441 What is the likelihood these OH numbers are legit, and not just placeholder numbers? Has anyone official said anything to explain this?

I am just now reading it all, and while I love the thought of R/R winning EVing in Cuyahoga, is that even possible?

Posted by: VAgirl at November 06, 2012 11:00 AM (U9x6W)

442 Hey Gabe, do me a favor and just go away today.

Not in the mood.

Posted by: eleven at November 06, 2012 11:00 AM (KXm42)

443 Crap. Wrong thread. Regrets.

Posted by: torquewrench at November 06, 2012 11:00 AM (ymG7s)

444 Posted by: rockmom at November 06, 2012 10:51 AM (aBlZ1)
__
Fitzpatrick said Bucks is a bellwether county and that it's going GOP.

Posted by: kallisto at November 06, 2012 11:00 AM (jm/9g)

445 So many comments. Does everybody just comnt, hit reesh, and comment gain without reding anything?

'Cause that's what I do!


Posted by: Mikey NTH -Channeling Ron Burgundy at November 06, 2012 11:00 AM (gmoEG)

446 Well, we finally got it back together here in Ks now that sebelius is gone. Too damn many women voting for her just because a woman. A baby killer backing commie to rival barky.
She tended to frequent a little bar and grill that I lunched at sometimes. As I was leaving one time I walked right past her table. She looked up at me and out of respect to the owner I said nothing. But I put the most disgusted hateful look on my face I could muster. Then, with a shake of my head, walked on by, paid my tab and left.
Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (RYVE/)

Because of her mandate, If Romney doesn't win and/or the Supreme Court doesn't deal with it, I'm likely going to have to give up my insurance in the next two years.

Posted by: Nate at November 06, 2012 11:00 AM (i3OIF)

447 Make of this what you will:Voted here in Iowa about 7:30 at a church down the street. They were apparently having a food drive. Only item on the table so far? Pudding cups.

That is GOOD NEWS!

Posted by: Uncle Joe at November 06, 2012 11:01 AM (AT52Q)

448 Sweep the fuckin' leg

Posted by: CT at November 06, 2012 11:01 AM (Dgan4)

449 Debbie Downer here, and I fervently hope I/m wrong. Turnout at my polling place has been unbelievably heavy, according to the local GOP rep. And from the looks of yard signs, it's an Obama advantage. Hoping my area is unusual--I'm on the Delco/Montgomery border, lots of academics in my neighborhood, plus metric tons of retired academics in local retirement homes.( And Quakers, although don't know how they'd tend to vote).

Posted by: dulce at November 06, 2012 11:01 AM (myJgL)

450 And finally, how did you not get invited to the Towson Moron Meet-up that DCintowson put on the week before last?
Eight of us there, had a great time.


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 06, 2012 10:15 AM (BPyqV)
Please publicize this a bit better next time. I'm in Timonium and I'd have loved to meet fellow morons...

Posted by: Timon at November 06, 2012 11:02 AM (AmX58)

451 Re 449: should have said, that's in Pennsylvania

Posted by: dulce at November 06, 2012 11:02 AM (myJgL)

452 Gabe thinks Obama will win?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 06, 2012 11:03 AM (DuH+r)

453 #441 No we didn't win EV in Cuyahoga outright, but the GOP vastly exceeded 2008 voting there and everywhere else in Ohio, while Democrats vastly underperformed in Cuyahoga and Franklin (Columbus.) Toatl Dem EV is down 4% from 2008, Republican EV is up 16%. That's why the Romney camp is giddy today. Republicans always kick ass at the polls on Eelection Day, even McCain won it at the polls.

Somewhat nervous about Virginia, hearing of huge turnout in the People's Republic of Alexandria. All the lobbyists and lawyers coming out to protect their livelihoods.

Posted by: rockmom at November 06, 2012 11:03 AM (aBlZ1)

454 Even though we walk through the valley
of the shadow of Obama, I will fear no evil
because Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Mark
Levin, Sean Hannity, Talk Radio and Fox News
is with us.

On this day I will fear no Evil

Posted by: Carpenter at November 06, 2012 11:04 AM (/Xh0l)

455 gary johnson should just bow out for the love of country
Posted by: THE day at November 06, 2012 09:57 AM (LpQbZ)

All this dire straights talk his supporters saying a new direction in fiscal conserve, social lib is worth effort yetjohnson ran? make my vote politically impotent. yay!
I was hoping Romney would grap the pot smokers and pledge to decriminalize. it would be worth it just to throw a wrench in the cartels money making and save many many human beings south of the border some serious misery.

Posted by: i like anchors 2012 at November 06, 2012 11:04 AM (gMONh)

456
Went over to Kos. Before I go take my Silkwood scrubdown shower, I can report that there's precious little anecdotes, and a lot of anger.

They don't seem to be a happy lot there. Now....off to douse my body in Javex.

Posted by: biff at November 06, 2012 11:04 AM (9qOrR)

457 100. Ditto the ditto, God will provide.

Posted by: gary gulrud at November 06, 2012 11:04 AM (uv0Aw)

458 #392 David Plouffe is from Philadelphia. He was the architect of the Philly blowout in 2008. If he is looking glum today, MAN, that is big news!

Posted by: rockmom at November 06, 2012 11:04 AM (aBlZ1)

459
My prediction:

Pain.

Posted by: Mr. T at November 06, 2012 11:05 AM (4I3Uo)

460 And Quakers, although don't know how they'd tend to vote).


Posted by: dulce at November 06, 2012 11:01 AM (myJgL)

The one Quaker I knew when I lived in PA was very liberal. He was also an academic, though, so there's that.

Posted by: not the mama at November 06, 2012 11:05 AM (kzCIn)

461 449 Quakers in Pennsylavnia and the Northeast are VERY Liberal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 06, 2012 11:05 AM (zfFcz)

462
The poster formerly known as Mr. Barky worked on my campaign, and did a bang-up job with my social secretary. She gave birth eight months after the election.

Posted by: Pat Paulson at November 06, 2012 11:06 AM (lDWQr)

463 A thought...

I think dem turnout (and O votes) in Wisconsin will be especially bad for Team O. Barack didn't lift a finger to help them out in the various recall races; I think there is a sizable portion of dems/union types that feel burned by the White House and will return the favor by sitting on their ballots or crossing over to vote RR.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 06, 2012 11:07 AM (UypUQ)

464 I was hoping Romney would grap the pot smokers and pledge to decriminalize. it would be worth it just to throw a wrench in the cartels money making and save many many human beings south of the border some serious misery.
Posted by: i like anchors 2012 at November 06, 2012 11:04 AM (gMONh)

Maybe for his second term? He needs the evangelical vote first.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at November 06, 2012 11:07 AM (fCMdQ)

465 #449 Quakers are generally very liberal. I would expect heavy turnout in that kind of area, the academics and limousine liberals will crawl across broken glass to support Obama. He is still their Messiah and voting for him is proof that they are good non-racists. It's the everday working class whites and blacks and Latinos that are not so enthused for O this time. And the professional businesspeople and soccer moms in the suburbs are switching to Romney.

Posted by: rockmom at November 06, 2012 11:08 AM (aBlZ1)

466 Long lines atpolling placesin the Memphis, at least insuburban areas.Not sure how turnout is over in the hood, since I generally avoid that area like the plague -when I'm not at work that is.

Posted by: Boss Crump at November 06, 2012 11:08 AM (UXP6W)

467 Ok: Expected value prediction:

Romney 301
Obama 237

I'm going to be way off, as my predictions are never close.

Posted by: HoboJerky, profit of DOOM! at November 06, 2012 11:09 AM (fCMdQ)

468 438
Fairfax Cty, VA SITREP: Crazy long lines at the polls. ...Not sure what this means. This IS a blue
county based on the proclivities of our usual voters. But there's more
than just the usual suspects in line this time. Hoping for the best
tonight!

Posted by: Cowboy


Somewhat nervous about Virginia, hearing of huge
turnout in the People's Republic of Alexandria. All the lobbyists and
lawyers coming out to protect their livelihoods.

Posted by: rockmom


I'm in Fairfax Station. The lines were yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge. I knew many of them, and they ain't voting Dem. Everyone around me was voting GOP. Guy handing out sample ballots had a huge grin on his face. His Dem counterpart looked like he'd just seen Helen Thomas. I'm not worried.

Posted by: pep at November 06, 2012 11:09 AM (YXmuI)

469 Anyone else hear about thei National Enquirer story supposedly about to break? Says Michelle has drawn up divorce papers three times, over an affair. This was Trump's October Surprise if Gloria Allred had succeeded in getting the Stemberg divorce gag order lifted.

Posted by: rockmom at November 06, 2012 11:09 AM (aBlZ1)

470 Second robocall in two days on NJ from Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Get out and vote for Obama. Obama will take NJ but clearly there is not the enthusiasm as there was for him in 2008. Robocalls have NEVER changed my mind about anything and never impacted my turnout to vote; I just hate robocalls.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 06, 2012 11:09 AM (zfFcz)

471 Pat Paulson for Pres!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, with laptop dead at November 06, 2012 11:10 AM (lOmbq)

472 @453 rockmom--

Gotcha, thanks. Yeah, I am trying not to pay much attention to the NoVA stories. Could just be people voting earlier in the day than planned due to hearing about long lines or something. It's all guesswork at this point.

I'm curious to see what the line is/isn't here in the SE later today when I go.

If anyone here has spare time-- please make some calls if you can and aren't already! Every vote is so important.

Posted by: VAgirl at November 06, 2012 11:10 AM (U9x6W)

473 A friend just emailed me a photo of a Romney blimp(!) that was flying over Columbus, Ohio this morning. Now that is some next level type shit.

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 06, 2012 11:10 AM (pLTLS)

474 Based on those predictions one thing is clear, Gabe is a Homo

Posted by: Gabes Dad at November 06, 2012 11:11 AM (06zsr)

475 433 Posted by: not the mama at November 06, 2012 10:59 AM (kzCIn)_________ Yes. You might have seen me in the past, I used to walk all the time since I didn't have a car then.

Posted by: Baldy at November 06, 2012 11:11 AM (opS9C)

476 I live in Red Connecticut District of Greenwich. It was a mad house at 7:30am to vote. Don't think RR will win CT, but maybe McMahon can pull a surprise.

Posted by: JoeRiverside at November 06, 2012 11:11 AM (J5JOi)

477 Voted in "Oiho" this morning. First page of the electronic ballot was the race for preezy. Seven or eight candidates were listed. First at the top was Romney/Ryan. Last at the bottom was Barky Jugears McClusterfuck. Maybe the ultra-lazy won't bother reading that far down.

Posted by: random at November 06, 2012 11:11 AM (l7y0t)

478 Hoping for a Chik-fil-A day. We'll know when the polling places run out of chicken to serve.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 06, 2012 11:12 AM (l3vZN)

479 Fucking Philly.

>>Tim Miller ‏@Timodc
Unreal: Obama mural inside polling place in Philly. No wonder they are kicking out GOP officials. Photo pic.twitter.com/x9pYbW73

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2012 11:13 AM (TMB3S)

480 "441 while I love the thought of R/R winning EVing in Cuyahoga, is that even possible?"

Sure. GOP here made a major major drive for early votes (first time for me and my wife). While Cleveland and the East suburbs are pretty reliably Democrat, the outer parts of the county are not. Plus there are a lot of Catholics, some of whom might actually have listened to their bishop.

None of this means that the GOP will win the county, just that they did a better job of GOTV early. It's encouragement, not a guarantee. But we're playing one hell of a ground game here.

Posted by: Jeffrey Quick at November 06, 2012 11:13 AM (g9neE)

481 #468 Yay!!!! I did some campaigning in Fairfax Station when I lived in VA. VERY VERY Republican! Friend of mine who has worked his precinct in Sptringfield for years told me to expect 80% for Romney there.

Posted by: rockmom at November 06, 2012 11:14 AM (aBlZ1)

482 #473: A blimp?

Wasn't that Ron Paul's once?

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Channeling Ron Burgundy at November 06, 2012 11:14 AM (gmoEG)

483
I've voted twice for Preznit Obama, and ill vote for him again in '16 when he runs for the third time. He signs my checks for gas and mortgage from the Obama money stash, and that means he's a stand-up dude.

Posted by: Peggy Joseph at November 06, 2012 11:14 AM (lDWQr)

484 Chik-Fli-A

Posted by: Trevor (@TJexcite) at November 06, 2012 11:14 AM (Ea64Y)

485
470 - Walking into a voting site in the democratic stronghold of Jersey City, there was a family walking out. "I voted for Mitt Romney!" yelled the nine year old boy. "SHHHHHHH!" the parents replied, embarassed, afraid someone might hear.

The polling place was pretty empty. Granted, it was 10:30 and many residentsspent theirmorning trying to get into NYC for work. In 2008 however, it was wall to wall people at all hours of the day.

Posted by: Unruly at November 06, 2012 11:16 AM (2h1eI)

486 I listen to an alt rock station in the morning, that prides itself on being 'non-corporate', whatever the hell that means. They asked people to call in, and say who they voted for. Romney won the callers, at least, in a landslide. Gary Johnson got two votes, which is two more than TFG got. I was in shock.

Posted by: IrishNewEnglander at November 06, 2012 11:16 AM (KTh83)

487 476
I live in Red Connecticut District of Greenwich. It was a mad house at
7:30am to vote. Don't think RR will win CT, but maybe McMahon can pull a
surprise.

Posted by: JoeRiverside at November 06, 2012 11:11 AM (J5JOi)

Hey, you're right down the road from me. I'm in Stamford.

Posted by: Tami at November 06, 2012 11:16 AM (X6akg)

488 @480 Jeffrey Quick--

Thank you for explaining. I am not nearly as familiar with other toss up states' counties as I would like to be. It is hard enough for me to keep VA county numbers straight.

Does sound like a good sign!

Posted by: VAgirl at November 06, 2012 11:17 AM (U9x6W)

489 "I listen to an alt rock station in the morning, that prides itself on being 'non-corporate'"

That would be the essence of what Alternative Rock is.

Posted by: Nate at November 06, 2012 11:18 AM (i3OIF)

490 Romney 316
Obama 222
Mini-Ditkas 812

Posted by: MLCross at November 06, 2012 11:18 AM (taib7)

491
kawfytawk,

Democrats will scream about the death of democracy and threaten to move to Canada. Alas none ever move to Canada.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 06, 2012 09:57 AM (SkUim)

Offer to buy them one way tickets. Maybe they'll figure out they aren't wanted.

Posted by: An Observation at November 06, 2012 11:18 AM (ylhEn)

492 This probably doesn't mean much, but a friend in Chicago said there was no line at her polling place when she went to votethis morning.

Posted by: PM at November 06, 2012 11:19 AM (2E2h8)

493 Blimp? They had Chris Christie tied to a string?

Sorry; That was mean. I really don't care about his girth, but he didn't have to fawn all over Obama to further his political ambitions as well as to get aid for the State. Chris has worked hard on the Sandra disaster and I appreciate that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 06, 2012 11:21 AM (zfFcz)

494 470 "Robocalls have NEVER changed my mind about anything and never impacted my turnout to vote; I just hate robocalls."

Having moved to PA from NYC in the last year and a half, I was thrilled to get robocalls from Romney and Ryan, as well as a PAC robocall featuring Clint Eastwood.

Fast Eddie Rendell's robocall got deleted as soon as it came in, though . . .

Posted by: The Q at November 06, 2012 11:22 AM (w4fEE)

495 Unreal: Obama mural inside polling place in Philly. No wonder they are kicking out GOP officials. Photo pic.twitter.com/x9pYbW73

Posted by: JackStraw at November 06, 2012 11:13 AM (TMB3S)

Rip it down. You would be well within in your rights in this situation.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 06, 2012 11:22 AM (UypUQ)

496 152 Herr Morgenholz:

Where in sw Dayton? I'm in centerville (well, wash twp, actually) and saw same thing. Just voted - in line abt 25 minutes, took less than 5 to vote. I *think* there's a way to just click straight R but I went right past it. Oh, well.

Posted by: speedster1 at November 06, 2012 11:22 AM (yeM7r)

497 Note on Northern Virginia turnout: the amount of people in a precinct is very large compared to other areas. My precinct in Alexandria has about 5600 residents in it according to the 2010 Census. In comparison, the precinct I grew up in in suburban Pittsburgh where my family still lives has 900 people in it.

Pretty much every precinct in NoVa has long lines because of this. It took me 40 minutes to vote and I got in line at 7:10 this morning. This is a strongly Dem precinct, but I have no idea if this is good turnout. Even if there were 200 people ahead of me in line, that may not be significant turnout. We'll see.

Posted by: Chris P at November 06, 2012 11:22 AM (LuvqF)

498
This probably doesn't mean much, but a friend in
Chicago said there was no line at her polling place when she went to
votethis morning.

Posted by: PM at November 06, 2012 11:19 AM (2E2h

First call for welfare dependent buffoons is around noon, just in time for a leisure lunch, a stiff blunt, and if so disposed, a little booty bump to round out the afternoon. Followed by a few Heineken's, and a couple of likes snorted from the ass of a teenage girl living in the Section 8 apartment next door.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 06, 2012 11:22 AM (lDWQr)

499 Got a post on facebook with Obama showing you his back (like he did to the folks in Libya) and an arrow pointing to how this person has his back. How appropriate.

Posted by: ejo at November 06, 2012 11:23 AM (GXvSO)

500 @498
"couple of likes..."
Don'tfix it. Works better. Works great.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at November 06, 2012 11:25 AM (ekF3x)

501 496 I'm heading home to Springboro later. Go Oiho morons!

Posted by: random at November 06, 2012 11:30 AM (l7y0t)

502
Last night as I drove home in Loudoun County, VA. There was a couple standing on the side ofRt. 7 in Sterlingwith a sign saying 'Remember Benghazi'.

Farther along there was a forlorn Big Bird holding a 'Forward' sign.

Crush them!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at November 06, 2012 11:32 AM (l3vZN)

503 My polling place at 6:45am(Stafford, VA). Quiet, no line. Only about 6 voters in the place (5 black, 1 white guy in a police outfit). Outside, only Obama signs plus a few obvious SCOAMF backers with sample ballots. In and out in 5 minutes. Drove by another polling place in Stafford - line out the door. I was confused as I live in a conservative county in VA. I checked the local precinct maps (yes I'm that big a nerd) and figured out that my precinct takes in most of local 47%er's. I figure if my precinct was quiet, it's a good sign.

Posted by: MM at November 06, 2012 11:33 AM (ZMhO7)

504 My actual prediction-- R) 273 and D) 265. My happy place prediction -- R) 313 and D) 225. I've already done my part but KY will be red regardless.

Posted by: xyz at November 06, 2012 11:34 AM (2TsUK)

505 I've been fairly steady in my optimism in the last few weeks, and today I'm a. . . mess. Can't bear to think about fOur mOre years of that a**hOle.
We did get a former O supporter to not vote today, because there was NO WAY she was going to vote for Romney but is so disappointed on Obama's many failures she doesn't want to vote for him,either. We'll take the lack of voting at all as a win. . . in Michigan.
Look, if former supporters are too depressed to go vote I'm fine with that.

Posted by: Biblio Knocking on Your Door at November 06, 2012 11:34 AM (7o8VY)

506 Anyway, it looks like OIHA to me

Posted by: Gerry at November 06, 2012 11:37 AM (QK54y)

507 @497
Lived in Arlington in 2004 and waited an hour and half to vote then. If you only waited 40 minutes, that's a good (albeit relatively meaningless sign).

Posted by: MM at November 06, 2012 11:37 AM (ZMhO7)

508 507,

Which precinct? I voted at Durant Center in Old Town Alexandria. 74% Obama in 08, though McDonnell got 31% in 09

Posted by: Chris P at November 06, 2012 11:39 AM (LuvqF)

509
Rip it down. You would be well within in your rights in this situation.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 06, 2012 11:22 AM (UypUQ)

It's painted on the wall. He's the fucking Fredo of communists. He'd have had a future if he had any balls.

Posted by: JQ Public at November 06, 2012 11:41 AM (NBj0d)

510 Got out my vote and my son's; it's his first presidential ballot - I gave him a lift to the polls. Amazingly, despite being a smart-ass college student, he voted a straight R ticket.

Posted by: sarahw at November 06, 2012 11:42 AM (LYwCh)

511 Today is the day we re-enact the scene from the movie Warhorse. The WW I Brits are in the trench and the Sergeant comes down and relays the orders from High Command that EVERYONE will charge the German positions.
.
Then he designates one Private to stay behind and shoot anyone who refuses to leave the trench.
.

Posted by: FireNWater at November 06, 2012 11:45 AM (PXywa)

512 I find it positively racist that anyone could dispute our President's right to four more years, or even more if he wanted them. His multiracial wisdom and supreme vision for a more correct future is exactly what America needs to bring it into line with the greater community of humanity.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 06, 2012 11:47 AM (UWbv/)

513 I'm taking Xanax today and I'm going to hand em out like Tic Tacs.

Posted by: Cathy in The Chi at November 06, 2012 11:47 AM (oiTOF)

514
I did one of those interactive electoral prediction maps on FB, but I can't find it. I believe I had Romney winning with 294 (or 297 ?).

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 06, 2012 11:47 AM (GeD0A)

515 Got my vodka, and the beer and mixers are chilled.

Bring it!

Posted by: logprof at November 06, 2012 11:48 AM (jKE+Z)

516 498. Husband reported in and out at our polling place in Chicago, 7:20 AM.
No wait.

Posted by: Cathy in The Chi at November 06, 2012 11:48 AM (oiTOF)

517 Ooh, I want in on this forecasting game!

295 Romney
243 Obama

Posted by: skinnydipinacid at November 06, 2012 11:51 AM (dt2qx)

518 A Cincinnati.com front-page link to a chart with dummy data, created as a
design template for election results, was inadvertently posted early
Tuesday morning.

It purported to show early voting totals in
Ohio counties. However, no votes have been counted yet – by law counting
doesn't start until the polls close.

Cincinnati.com regrets the error.

Posted by: bobdole at November 06, 2012 11:51 AM (BaKA9)

519 515. In 2003 NLCS when the Cubs were like thisclose to going to the WS, I left the bar, ran across the street to the liquor store, and bought champagne.
Ran back to the bar - Bartman.
Those bottles sat in my fridge for a couple years after that.

I don't buy champagne until something is a lock now.

But there WILL be champagne.
The good shit too.

Posted by: Cathy in The Chi at November 06, 2012 11:52 AM (oiTOF)

520 510 Got out my vote and my son's; it's his first presidential ballot - I gave him a lift to the polls. Amazingly, despite being a smart-ass college student, he voted a straight R ticket.
-------------------

Congrats on your smart son!!!


I personally made sure a Florida college student (son's roommate) registered to vote in Hillsborough County.


Calledmy sonat 8:00 this morning, expecting to get no answer, figuring they'd both vote later in the day. I was totally amazedhe and his roommatewere both up at that hour, and even more so that they had already been standing in line at their precinct for an hour.


Got a call back at 8:45. They both voted R/R.Not all college students are complete idiots, thank God.


2 more I-4 corridor votes banked, baby!


Romney takes Florida comfortably!

Posted by: Marybeth at November 06, 2012 11:54 AM (Ks0w4)

521 The Mrs and I got to our polling place, a reddish precinct in blue Roanoke, VA at 5:45am. 40 people in line in front of us. When the door opened at 6, another 60 were behind us. When we left at 6:20 after voting, the line was longer than when we arrived. Our precinct was one of the few to actually go for McCain in 08, and from the looks of it, will go deep red today.

Posted by: MrCaniac voted 5 hours 55 minutes ago at November 06, 2012 11:55 AM (Zd/NW)

522 Well I sure like what I'm hearing so far! RCP numbers are still doomy and gloomy, but based on non-poll empirical evidence the enthusiasm gap -strongly- favors Romney, and anecdotally that gap is materializing into actual votes. Undertow 2012!

Posted by: The Mad Analyst at November 06, 2012 11:59 AM (hZ4ZR)

523


Posted by: Marybeth at November 06, 2012 11:54 AM (Ks0w4)
Yay to smart kids, indeed, and to facilitating their contributions.

My first ballot was cast for John Anderson. I will never forget, however, the morning-in-America after, and the feeling of intense relief when Reagan spoke the next day.

I would like to feel that again.

Posted by: sarahw at November 06, 2012 12:03 PM (LYwCh)

524 Is anyone covering the Romney rally in Ohio? I can't find it on C-Span or Foxnews...

Posted by: Clint at November 06, 2012 12:04 PM (IJDTs)

525 THe night of that 1980 election, I spoke to my boyfriend at that time over the phone about the results. He cried, assured of nuclear war and assorted other ends of the world, and I began to have the creeping sensation that he was a foolish person.

Posted by: sarahw at November 06, 2012 12:08 PM (LYwCh)

526 Shocking....Gabe, the guy who thinks Chik-fil-a is evil, thinks Obama wins.

Posted by: Sho Nuff at November 06, 2012 12:11 PM (jo0fs)

527 Unfortunately, OH EV numbers appear to be a crock, or at least unsubstantiated. Dirty tricks?

Posted by: Jeffrey Quick at November 06, 2012 12:18 PM (g9neE)

528 Morons are dumping there In trade contracts

Posted by: occam at November 06, 2012 12:22 PM (1HrRs)

529 @102 At this point any new posters who continue to trumpet ideological purity over defeating Obama are just trolls.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at November 06, 2012 12:24 PM (9eDbm)

530 IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO WRITE IN RON PAUL! HE CAN SAVE AMERICA! SAY NO TO CHEMTRAILS AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE!

Posted by: The Dude Who Yells "RON PAUL!" at November 06, 2012 12:27 PM (UWbv/)

531 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at November 06, 2012 01:07 PM (9XBK2)

532 izoneguy: Romney 342 - Obama 196

Posted by: izoneguy at November 06, 2012 01:21 PM (oKH8p)

533 I predict that "going full Nate Silver" will become a common expression. He's got Obama at > 90%.

Posted by: Original Roy at November 06, 2012 01:44 PM (wTawr)

534 Chuck Todd, trying to suppress the Republican vote on...MSNBC! Ahahahahahahahaha! Was his lipstick smeared yet?

Posted by: Cliff M at November 06, 2012 02:24 PM (PGfZQ)

535 Post your Vegas bookie receipts for those "predictions" or are you all just talking out your ass?

Surely at the odds Vegas is giving on a Romney victory you should be putting on some serious cash if you really believe your shit.

Posted by: John at November 06, 2012 03:36 PM (HL0e9)

536 #523: I voted for John Anderson!

I was in junior high and it was just our school. Reagan won our vote. Anderson came in second. Carter third.

12 to 15 year-olds could sense that Carter was a SCOAMF.

And this was Dearborn, in the heart of FordLandia, at the peak of the UAW power.

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Channeling Ron Burgundy at November 06, 2012 04:23 PM (gmoEG)

537 We should turn our forecasts into a competition... closest to the actual results wins an employment application for Nate Silver's position.

Posted by: skinnydipinacid at November 06, 2012 04:39 PM (dt2qx)

538 I like Russ. Russ is my friend. Russ has cool numbers.

Posted by: Book at November 06, 2012 04:48 PM (GYXSA)

539 Remind me never to go the track with you guys.

Posted by: Gerry at November 06, 2012 09:33 PM (QK54y)






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