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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:33 AM

U.S. election count goes on – and on

Two weeks ago, Barack Obama was triumphantly re-elected as US president. The strange thing is that the votes are still being counted 14 days later.

We know Obama won. We just don’t know by how much – thanks to the glacial vote counting.

If you haven’t been paying attention – and why should you? – what appeared to be a razor-thin victory for Obama on the night of 6 November has slowly stretched into a clear margin of more than four million votes and a three percentage-point lead over Mitt Romney. And talk of turnout being way down was also off the mark: with some results still being tallied, it appears 2012 was just a few points below that of 2008. About a third of states recorded more votes this year than in 2008.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/20/u-s-election-count-goes-on-and-on/

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UCmeNdc Nov 2012 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #1
mucifer Nov 2012 #2
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #3
RevStPatrick Nov 2012 #4
davidpdx Nov 2012 #5

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:01 AM

1. The M$M will never cover this.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:32 AM

2. I'm grossed out that almost half of our nation who voted, voted rmoney.

I don't get why it's that important if it's 48% or 47% that voted for him. It's still almost half the people who voted.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:16 AM

3. Because of the coincidence or irony

of Robme's 47% comments. That's why so many are pulling for him to be credited with 47% of the vote. Regarding how that many could've voted for him, that's just how many racists there are in a country of more than 300 million people.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:36 AM

4. There's nothing strange about this.

 

These things are never neatly finished at 11:20pm EDT on election day, when the networks like to call the winner. This is normal. We've gotten spoiled into thinking that it's over on election night, but the vote counting always has taken a few weeks.

And yes, when it's all over, Mittens will walk away with 47% of the vote...

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:27 AM

5. I had the 2012 call at 11:18pm

and the 2008 call at 11pm, but who's counting? lol

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