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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:07 PM

They're counting Florida again, and Obama's lead went up

Obama started today where he ended last night: with a 47,000 vote lead. Some new numbers came in, and his lead is now approx. 50,000.

We'll see how long they count today.

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Reply They're counting Florida again, and Obama's lead went up (Original post)
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 OP
question everything Nov 2012 #1
RedCloud Nov 2012 #2
TTUBatfan2008 Nov 2012 #4
Blueprogress Nov 2012 #20
csziggy Nov 2012 #3
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #5
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #6
Raster Nov 2012 #7
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #9
Blueprogress Nov 2012 #21
MineralMan Nov 2012 #8
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #10
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #11
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #12
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #16
amuse bouche Nov 2012 #13
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #15
amuse bouche Nov 2012 #22
Mayberry Machiavelli Nov 2012 #23
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #17
montanto Nov 2012 #14
RockaFowler Nov 2012 #18
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boxman Nov 2012 #19

Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:09 PM

1. So glad that, in contrast to 2000, we no longer care

and, if memory serves, we no longer cared in 2008.

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Response to question everything (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:10 PM

2. maybe they are throwing in some from 2000!

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Response to question everything (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:11 PM

4. Your memory is right

California put Obama over the top in 2008 at 11 PM Eastern. Florida was still too close to call I think.

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Response to question everything (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:42 PM

20. Who is this "we" you mentioned?

As a Floridian I care. I was there canvassing investing a lot of time and effort. Stood in a line for hours to vote. I do care. Yes the president is re-elected, but some folks do care about protecting the integrity of the voting process.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:10 PM

3. Right now President Obama's lead is even more!

Romney / Ryan
REP 4,124,853
49.24%
Obama / Biden
DEM 4,180,678
49.9%
http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/MyElection/President/

Up 55,825!

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:12 PM

5. I just heard on my tv that Florida may be required to do a recount.

If the margin is less than .5 percent and Romney requests it, a recount is required.

According to Chuck Toad the Governor has already asked "Boston" not to make the request.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:14 PM

6. The lead is at .6 and nearing .7

I don't see a Florida recount coming anytime soon, request or no request.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:14 PM

7. Actually, recount the snot out of Florida. Examine every polling station, correlate all data.

Put electroral Florida under an electron microscope. Scott is a crook, plain and simple. Let's discover ALL OF HIS DIRTY ELECTORAL TRICKS, and then hold him responsible.

Scott belongs in prison, not the Governor's Mansion.

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Response to Raster (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:20 PM

9. Agree with you.

I am sort of hoping that it is below .5% and if Romney does not request the recount Obama should.

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Response to Raster (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:48 PM

21. +1000

He will never win re-election.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:15 PM

8. He'd be an idiot to request a recount.

Even without Florida, he lost. There won't be any contesting of this election. Just grumbling and whining.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:23 PM

10. To be clear, this isn't a recount.

Absentee ballot counting finished this morning. Now counting provisional ballots. This all has to be verified (checking signature,etc) and counted by hand. Thats whats taking so long. This is happening in Miami-Dade which voted heavily for Obama, so I think the final margin of victory will be greater than that triggering an automatic recount. Then the results can be certified. Since an Obama victory is assured, I don't know why media hasn't gone ahead and called FL for Obama. I guess we're still paying for 2000.....

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:28 PM

11. Yes, of course...I never said it was a recount

But thanks for clarifying.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:40 PM

12. "Counting Florida again" could be misinterpreted as a recount.

I was just making clear this is still the first count.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:34 PM

16. Yes, thank you

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:44 PM

13. I recall Nate saying

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Look to Hillsborough(my county) if they go Blue, Obama has it.

And sure enough Hillsborough R 248,746 O 283,989

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:10 PM

15. But the last of the votes to be counted was from Miami-Dade which is heavily Obama.

So if he has even a slight lead before it's counted it's virtually assured that Obama will win.

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Response to Mayberry Machiavelli (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:48 PM

22. I was talking about Nate's prediction before the election

Nate didn't need all the votes counted. He predicted Fl blue just going by Hillsborough which was complete Tues. night

Sorry, I don't get your point

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:24 PM

23. The numbers you listed seem to show the opposite, that R led O in Hillsborough.

Unless you had it reversed.

Moot since Romney camp has conceded the Florida race.

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Response to amuse bouche (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:37 PM

17. Hillsborough County...

That's where my Republican mother lives...

She voted Obama!

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:08 PM

14. They ought to quit while they're ahea . . . aheh . . . ahum

they ought to quit.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:38 PM

18. Not sure why they aren't calling it

It seems rather pointless!!

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:39 PM

19. .

Even though it doesn't matter, putting Florida firmly in Obama's column will be some icing on the cake.

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