US Election Day: Nov 6, 2012

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US Election Day: Nov 6, 2012

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The election has been cancelled due to lack of interest. This is true, and not a hoax.  Smile

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Ippurigakko

Election results at 6, you can watch the interactive map results here

https://www.google.com/elections/ed/us/results?hl=en

ctrl190

The stories coming in from Florida and Ohio suggest voting has been a disaster. 

NorthReport
NorthReport

MoJo's Guide to Voter Suppression and Poll ProblemsSnafu or shenanigans? Help us map trouble spots around the country, and check back for regular updates to our explainer below through Election Day.

 

mmphosis
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sppinch

romney on people who think they are entitled to food

 

Feministing.com has a great roundup in case people forgot why Mittens is so whack.

ctrl190

Approximately 80 “private jets were streaming into Boston’s Logan International Airport Tuesday afternoon, officials said, as Mitt Romney’s well-heeled supporters arrived for his post-election party in the Seaport District.”

http://thinkprogress.org/

ctrl190

The Guardian Live Blog. Also streaming PBS tv coverage.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/06/us-election-2012-results-liv...

ctrl190

The best news so far: Bernie Sanders I-VT first senator to be reelected!

Ippurigakko

looks like Romney going to win.

ctrl190

Ippurigakko wrote:

looks like Romney going to win.

 

Looks like its a flip of the coin in Virginia, NC and Florida. But he has the slight edge in Ohio, the 'fire wall', says CNN and CBS.

NorthReport

This is a done deal for Obama

 

NorthReport

Paul Ryan has turned out to be a disaster with Obama taking Wisconsin tonite.

 

NorthReport

but the Dems need a new House Leader, someone who knows how to win it in 2014

 

NorthReport

So as I suspected Intrade has been all along pro-GOP betting nonsense.

90% vs 8%  LaughingLaughingLaughing 

www.intrade.com

but

Nate Silver rides!

 

ctrl190

Done as dinner. Looking like 319 Obama to 219 Romney.

Huge  - and possibly - record turnouts amongst Latino, African American and Union members.

 

 

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On the Democracy Now livestream right now, a pundit is talking about the obscene volume of voter supression in Democratically-targeted, Republican-congressed states (i.e. Florida).

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DN calling Paul Ryan retains his Congressional seat in Wisconsin.

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Bomber gets it, fo' sho'.

sppinch

Using some inventive fire-foxing you can watch the Daily Show's live coverage on Comedy Central

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f131/setting-up-a-proxy-to-view-i...

Enjoy!

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CNN: Obama wins!

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Big Bird lives!

Bacchus

Hmm popular vote to romney, electoral to Obama, just like Bush gore lol just reversed

 

Thank gods

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Sweet victory.

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Bacchus wrote:

Hmm popular vote to romney, electoral to Obama, just like Bush gore lol just reversed

 

Thank gods

Karma perhaps?

Policywonk

Bacchus wrote:

Hmm popular vote to romney, electoral to Obama, just like Bush gore lol just reversed

 

Thank gods

Lots of votes still to be counted in California, Oregon and Washington. I think Obama will still win the popular vote.

 

NorthReport

Just like in Canada it does not matter one iota who wins the popular vote.

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The Obama mandate

The president's re-election is a victory for using government in tangible ways to improve people's lives

 

janfromthebruce

thank goodness is all I say and Obama better start acting more progressive for this term!

ctrl190

The fact that Romney looks like he will only take back 2 seats for the Republicans despite a big increase in popular vote speaks wonders of the Obama get out the vote campaign in key states.

 

Pundits (apart from Rove) heaping praise on David Plouffe, David Axelrod and the Obama camp for their electoral college behemoth.

 

ctrl190

Looks like Obama will win the popular vote by a nose.

jas

Yes, thank you, America, for electing to keep moving forward at least, rather than reverting to that creepier version of yourself that we've just had a little too much of in the last decade.

Does this mean that Americans are now more progressive than Canadians? It sure seems that way.

 

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jas

How cool would it be if America were to just STFU for a while, retreat into the background, and work on its own problems?

That's my vision for a new America.

NorthReport

Now we will find out if Obama will push to end the Bush tax cuts on the 1% or 2%, and for once push to reward the people who supported him. 

NorthReport

Romney refusing to concede - bad, bad, loser, but not surprising coming from a guy who lies just about every time he opens his mouth. 

 

Devestating loss for the Republicans and there will now be a huge fight in their party.

 

Big losers tonite

The Telegraph

intrade - read Nate Silver's comments about it

Peggy Noonan

Paul Ryan

Karl Rove

Tea Party

Fox News

Murdoch

Sarah Palin

Rush Limbaugh

Drudge Report

Birthers

A lot of political pundits

 

 

NorthReport
NorthReport

In spite of all the right-wing pundits attacking Nate Silver it looks like he probably underestimated Obama's electoral college count - we have to wait for Florida's results tomorrow though to be sure.

 

6079_Smith_W

Check out what they did in Montana:

West Coast Greeny

Montana? They legalized pot for medical purposes. Washington and Colorado just legalized it for recreational use. Also, same sex marriage proponents, after going something like 0 for 36 before 2012, went 5 for 5 tonight. 

Sandy Dillon

Good news. Hundreds of radio on air Republican talking heads (like Rush Limbaugh) AND STILL Obama pulls it off!!

Was that NOISE Lowell Greens head exploding????

Jesus I hope so!!!

6079_Smith_W

The anti-prohibition and marriage equality are great, but I was talking about Montana laying down the law that corporations cannot expect to legally get rights that are reserved for people.

 

 

 

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

I’m hoping for the avalanche effect: Now that two states legalized recreational use I can only hope that other states will soon start doing the same once they see how much revenue these two states are generating from this.

 

Slumberjack

I think people in some of those other states worry too much about the negative impact on their white lightening operations.

janfromthebruce

 

My fav tweet mock retort for the night:

Top Conservative Cat ‏@TeaPartyCat

Donald Trump is calling for revolution. Revolution. Can someone remind him what happens to rich loudmouths in a revolution?

Retweeted by janfromthebruce

 

ha ha ha - still laughing

6079_Smith_W

I friend relayed a good point to me last night - that when he calls for people to march on Washington what he really means is that they should be chauffeured there by people who probably voted for Obama.

 

Slumberjack

janfromthebruce wrote:
Donald Trump is calling for revolution. Revolution. Can someone remind him what happens to rich loudmouths in a revolution?

I'm thinking with a little brylcreem and extra hold hair spray up the middle, he might fit right in.

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