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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:49 PM

Obama wins Florida!


Final Electoral count: 332 for Obama 206 for Romney


Popular vote


Barack Obama Obama 61,206,825
50.5%
Mitt Romney Romney 58,193,424
48.0%


http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results

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Reply Obama wins Florida! (Original post)
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 OP
gademocrat7 Nov 2012 #1
boingboinh Nov 2012 #2
valerief Nov 2012 #45
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #3
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #16
Raster Nov 2012 #25
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #4
Cha Nov 2012 #43
ready2go83 Nov 2012 #66
Cha Nov 2012 #69
yends21012 Nov 2012 #47
LongTomH Nov 2012 #5
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #6
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #12
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #17
Graybeard Nov 2012 #21
LisaL Nov 2012 #34
lexw Nov 2012 #39
Graybeard Nov 2012 #7
LisaL Nov 2012 #33
texshelters Nov 2012 #8
LukeFL Nov 2012 #9
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #10
jsmirman Nov 2012 #61
ffr Nov 2012 #11
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #14
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #18
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #29
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #30
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #31
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #13
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #19
Gregorian Nov 2012 #15
ffr Nov 2012 #20
Gregorian Nov 2012 #22
ready2go83 Nov 2012 #68
MisterJones Nov 2012 #23
ffr Nov 2012 #42
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #24
ywcachieve Nov 2012 #36
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #37
coeur_de_lion Nov 2012 #26
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #27
colsohlibgal Nov 2012 #28
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #32
sebastianj333 Nov 2012 #35
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #38
RosedaleGuy Nov 2012 #41
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #44
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #49
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #48
LisaL Nov 2012 #52
jsmirman Nov 2012 #62
RosedaleGuy Nov 2012 #40
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #46
jerome arizona Nov 2012 #50
TroyD Nov 2012 #51
LisaL Nov 2012 #53
TroyD Nov 2012 #55
LisaL Nov 2012 #56
TroyD Nov 2012 #59
LisaL Nov 2012 #60
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #54
LisaL Nov 2012 #57
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #58
jsmirman Nov 2012 #63
fearnobush Nov 2012 #64
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #65
ready2go83 Nov 2012 #67
mnhtnbb Nov 2012 #70

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:51 PM

1. Forward!

Florida,keep turning blue.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:53 PM

2. The HUMILIATION is Complete!

 

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Response to boingboinh (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:27 PM

45. And wonderful! nt

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:53 PM

3. And this despite voter suppression and voter roll purges

running rampant in Florida!

Goes to show how powerful and loved President Obama is.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:24 PM

16. But it is still unacceptable even if just one vote was lost because of suppression/purges

And likely it was in the thousands, perhaps more. No way to really know, unfortunately.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:42 PM

25. It is BEYOND UNACCEPTABLE. No citizen, no matter who they vote for, should EVER have...

...their legal and lawful vote suppressed.

The electoral infrastructure in Florida is broken. The Governor is a criminal and belongs in prison.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:55 PM

4. Thanks to all the FL Dems who stood in line for hours to vote: Obama won by 60,767 votes!

which was a difference of 0.7% of the vote.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:21 PM

43. That's about 5 thousand more than I saw yesterday!

Thanks mnhtnbb.. sorry about North Carolina. I know you all worked so hard!

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Response to Cha (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:56 PM

66. Hugs!!!

It's ok, at least he won! But NC was close too!

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Response to ready2go83 (Reply #66)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:09 PM

69. Yeah, it was sooo Close! HUGS!! :)

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

47. and more than 3 million nationwide

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:57 PM

5. Woo Hoo!!!! Take that, Skeletor!!!!!

You are no longer a Master of the Universe!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:59 PM

6. Did the news organizations finally call it?

Or are these final results from the SOS?

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:11 PM

12. Romney's FL campaign apparently conceded FL yesterday even though two counties

are still being counted (Palm Beach and Duval)


Despite the never-ending counting of ballots in Florida, Mitt Romney‘s campaign on Thursday recognized that President Obama is on his way to victory there. With only ballots from Democratic-leaning counties left to be counted, the final tally was not expected to change the outcome, Republican acknowledged.

“We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win,” Brett Doster, a Florida adviser for Mitt Romney, told The Miami Herald in a statement. “Obviously we didn’t, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table. I can assure you this won’t happen again.”

By Thursday afternoon, the state Division of Elections Web site said Mr. Obama led Mr. Romney 49.9 percent to 49.2 percent, with a difference of about 55,000 votes out of more than eight million votes cast. Several counties continued to count absentee ballots throughout the day. An official declaration is expected on Friday, and an Obama victory would give him 332 electoral votes to Mr. Romney’s 206.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/romney-aide-says-campaign-lost-florida/?ref=politics

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:25 PM

17. THAT sounded ominous:

"we....thought.....we had done what we needed to win,”
"I can assure you this won’t happen again.”

Am I the only one who heard, in that sentence, " we did not cheat enough, but watch out for next time"?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:31 PM

21. "...this won't happen again."

I took this to mean that the guy who screwed up

is already sleeping with the fishes.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:42 PM

34. Exactly. What does he mean by he can assure it won't happen again?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:05 PM

39. Same thing with Ohio...

I think that's why they were so shocked and waited: they had plans to steal, but someone wasn't doing what they were told or something was working.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:03 PM

7. Is this the final final? I mean really final?

No challenge by the sore losers? No recounts because of some obscure state regulation?

If so....and I certainly hope it is....then




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Response to Graybeard (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:39 PM

33. No, I think they are still counting some ballots.

But Obama's lead is such that it should hold.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:05 PM

8. I guess Republicans gave up

trying to steal the state since they wouldn't win the election even with Florida.

PTxS

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:05 PM

9. I glad he won it. I do question the total

Number. It is impossible to imagine all those ppl doing long lines 4-9 hrs voting for Romney.

We will never know the true number in which Obama won, but I can assure you it was not 60k

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:10 PM

10. 332....Solid win and I called it a week before the election!

With considerable assistance from Nate Silver although he had not yet turned Florida blue as I recall.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:51 PM

61. Solid? That is an ASS WHIPPING.

Or do you just mean solid in Florida?

Because 332 EVs - that is a rout.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:10 PM

11. Only HP, no others have called it yet (2:10 PM EST)

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Response to ffr (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:15 PM

14. True HuffPost is only one to call it--but they are showing FL with 100% returns.

My guess is that the Romney campaign--and MSM--will be happy to bury the story late Friday afternoon.
Election is over anyway--why draw attention to how fu*ked up Florida is?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:25 PM

18. My understanding is that provisional ballots are still being counted.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:02 PM

29. Yes, but the lead is insurmountable.

News organization need to stop playing games and call it already.

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Response to Daniel537 (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:16 PM

30. The lead is about 60,000 votes. Not sure how many provisional ballots are out.

But given that provisionals will likely break at least as well for Obama as the other votes, it would seem to be insurmountable, yes.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:18 PM

31. I've heard 20,000

but this is Florida, so god only knows, but everybody from both campaigns to political analysts down here in FL say its going to Obama, hands down.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:13 PM

13. Lot of beautiful blue on that map!

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:28 PM

19. Comment accompanies this map


11/8/12, 4:35 PM ET – Final 2012 Electoral Vote Results (Romney has conceded Florida): Obama 332, Romney 206

www.freedomslighthouse.net

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:22 PM

15. In an educated society it wouldn't have been that close.

I know, it was an electoral landslide.

It was close. Far too close. I'll go further and say that in an educated society Romney would never have been on the ballot.

I'm thrilled. And I'm disgusted. But I don't know what it would take, and how long it would take in order to turn things around given so many are struggling to keep those 58 million ignorant.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:28 PM

20. POTUS needs to stress education standards in red states

Can you imagine the fight the Rethugs will put up to prevent that?

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Response to ffr (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:32 PM

22. Universal education. It is infrastructure.

It's more important than roads.

And yes, rural should be as important as any of the rest. Rural ed and med both suck.

I know it will never happen, but if I had my way I'd drop the military funding to 10% of what it is now. Then we'd be level with the next biggest army. Then we could have good education and medical.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:01 PM

68. I was saying the same thing...

No way should this idiot have gotten as many votes. But we outnumber them, we are the sane ones.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:36 PM

23. Did a little number crunching...

Romney won 47.7 percent of the raw vote and they rounded up. Serves him right.

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Response to MisterJones (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:15 PM

42. Me too. Nate Silver said

RR would have needed to beat PBO by 3% in the popular vote to win and yesterday's numbers showed that would have been > 5.5 million votes on top of what RR had.

RR were waaaay off in their predictions. Imagine how poor a Pres he would have made????

War - whoops, we miscalculated
Economy - whoops, we miscalculated
Deficit reduction - whoops, we miscalculated

IDIOT!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:41 PM

24. Shit. Just shit. That's easily in the "landslide" category. He kicked ASS!

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:59 PM

36. Yep, landslide.

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Response to ywcachieve (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:02 PM

37. The GOP is drowning in tears. They got a few new assholes torn.

 

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:47 PM

26. Yay! Finally.

Take that Rick Scott! You bastard.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:49 PM

27. It's been blue on HuffPost since yesterday...not called by anyone else

Just sayin'.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:58 PM

28. It's Been A Done Deal For Some Time

Ohio and Florida are the cherries on top, what bodes well is that Obama would have still won if he had lost those two states.

I'm not sure what's holding up anyone else, provisional ballots will only pad the league.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:20 PM

32. had that already ... but fun to celebrate again

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:58 PM

35. THAT'S RIGHT PEEPS, SAY IT WITH ME! LANDSLIDE!

now, let the civil war in the GOP begin!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:04 PM

38. Wow...Obama carried every state he won four years ago except IN and NC

The 2008 and 2012 electoral maps look nearly identical.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:09 PM

41. And the dems didn't even fight for NC

yet he barely won that.

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Response to RosedaleGuy (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:26 PM

44. Like hell they didn't fight. Hundreds if not thousands of volunteers

busted their asses for months and months down there. OFA had a huge operation. Democrats held their convention there.

In 2008, Obama's performance in North Carolina was about 7% nationally. This year it was 4.7% worse than nationally.

That improvement doesn't happen without a lot of fighting.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:51 PM

49. We tried hard as hell

in NC. You might mean that since Obama and Biden didn't appear here after the convention that they didn't try but OFA gave it everything they had. I think it really shows what amazing upsets we had in NC and Indiana in '08.

NC is facing an unprecedented problem with Thug gov, supermajorities in both state houses and only 4 US House reps for the first time in forever.

We have to be very serious in '14 to keep Kay Hagan in the Senate and win back seats in the state legislature.

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Response to RosedaleGuy (Reply #41)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

48. That is so much BS. OFA ground game was amazing here.

And although Obama received MORE votes in NC this time than he did
in 2008, it wasn't enough.

President Obama received 2,177,794 votes

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/42923/110329/Web01/en/summary.html

In 2008 he received 2,142,651 votes--and won by 14,000 votes.

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/21334/en/summary.html

The reason Obama lost NC this time: racism. Pure and simple.

We had >800,000 voter advantage (registered Dems over Repubs) but those
Dems did NOT vote for the Democratic Presidential candidate. Why?
Racism and bigotry.

Very sad. I was very disappointed.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #48)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:02 PM

52. It's very impressive that Obama got more votes in 2012 that he got in 2008.

You guys did an amazing job.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #48)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:55 PM

62. I'm sorry about the result - but Romney and the GOP did receive a stinging rebuke

guess they didn't smell what the Rock was cooking, lol.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:08 PM

40. Romney failed at appealing to the swing states

because he ran a campaign that only appealed to his base. The GOP self-destructed.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:36 PM

46. Dog bless everyone who stuck it out.

I want to give them all a HUGE hug!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:54 PM

50. damn that nate fella is good!

he called popular vote 50.8 to 48.3...exactly 2.5 difference! And his numbers keep me sane!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:01 PM

51. Has it been officially called?

From what I can tell, CNN, NBC etc. have not yet called it. Is it just The Huffington Post so far?

http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/main?hpt=po_c2

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Response to TroyD (Reply #51)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:04 PM

53. No. They are still counting.

But I think they have to be done by tomorrow.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #53)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:06 PM

55. With Florida you never know



But it's looking like an Obama win, since even the Romney campaign basically conceded yesterday.

Pretty good result, and probably would have been even higher had it not been for Rick Scott's vote-fixing.

Is it true that only 90% of Ohio is in?

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Response to TroyD (Reply #55)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:07 PM

56. OH still has 200,000 outstanding provisional ballots that they can not count until Nov 17.

So, a lot of OH votes is still out.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:13 PM

59. I'm wondering if Obama's margin will go up in OHIO?

The final PPP & SurveyUSA polls showed a +5 lead, and yet he is only at +2 over Romney.

So if Obama's lead doesn't increase there, I think we can suspect the Republicans engaged in some vote theft.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #59)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:15 PM

60. It could. Assuming they count provisional ballots fairly.

Provisional ballots normally favor democrats.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #51)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:06 PM

54. No, but Romney camp has conceded Florida. So who cares what news organizations say?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #54)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:08 PM

57. I want it be done officially.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:10 PM

58. The Republicrats....

... got a thourough drubbing Tuesday.
Though the only thing you will ever hear from them are angry denials and lame excuses.

The republicrap party needs to just go away.... useless, incompetent, out of touch, racist, hateful, angry...

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:56 PM

63. Somehow I love that Obama even won more total states than R Money

what a rout.

Total domination.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:13 PM

64. I believe we'll see Obama nab another 40 to 50k votes tomorrow

In Florida. He should top out at 1.1 percent. In Ohio, I expect 130 to 150 k provisional ballots with 80 to 100k of those going to Obama. He should clear 3 PTs their. By next Friday we will see mittins at 47.4% to Obama at 50.9% in popular vote. Obama will win by 3.5 % nationally. BTW,
To all those who worked their asses off in Florida, congrats and you deserve this one 100%. You guys rock.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:29 PM

65. Yet again, I live in a blue state!

A wild, wacky, crazy, off the wall, dysfunctional blue state, mind you, but a blue state nonetheless. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 PM

67. Great!

FANTASTIC! But I'm still weary that this moron got 48% of the votes, even more than Mccain. At least Mccain was a war hero that stuck to his principles. This idiot shouldn't have gotten more than 1%.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:41 AM

70. Florida says they won't certify election results until Nov. 20th!


"We're not going to call the race at any point until we actually certify the results ," Florida Department of State spokesman Chris Cate said. "We'll keep reporting results and let the media do the calling of the race. But I think the best indicator that we can give will be on Saturday when we either order a recount or if we don't. If we don't order a recount on Saturday, then I think that will be the best indicator that we can give as to who will be the ultimate winner when we certify the results."

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Thousands of residents have sent virulent emails to Gov. Rick Scott complaining and vowing not to vote for him in the 2016 election. But Scott defended the state on Friday. "What I'm trying to do is improve the way government works," Scott told The Miami Herald. "I believe in efficiency. I believe every vote has to count. I want to have a good process that people feel good about."


http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/12654/20121110/florida-election-results-2012-obama-wins-state-palm-beach-vote-count.htm


Boy, if that's efficiency...well...what a joke!

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