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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:26 PM

President Barack Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final electoral vote tally 332 to 206

Source: Washington Post

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida’s 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000.

No matter the outcome, Obama had already clinched re-election and now has 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206.

The Florida Secretary of State’s Office said that with almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49.1 percent, a difference of about 74,000 votes. That was over the half-percent margin where a computer recount would have been automatically ordered unless Romney had waived it.

There is a Nov. 16 deadline for overseas and military ballots, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday’s results. Only a handful of overseas and military ballots are believed to remain outstanding.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-wins-florida-topping-romney-in-final-electoral-vote-tally-332-to-206/2012/11/10/a5600f7c-2b5f-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

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Reply President Barack Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final electoral vote tally 332 to 206 (Original post)
Skinner Nov 2012 OP
ejbr Nov 2012 #1
flpoljunkie Nov 2012 #36
Zambero Nov 2012 #42
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #53
Amonester Nov 2012 #62
ejbr Nov 2012 #70
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #65
CountAllVotes Nov 2012 #2
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #3
Bjorn Against Nov 2012 #4
lexw Nov 2012 #10
suffragette Nov 2012 #14
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #40
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #50
nobodyspecial Nov 2012 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #43
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #6
nc4bo Nov 2012 #7
Cha Nov 2012 #33
nc4bo Nov 2012 #44
Cha Nov 2012 #49
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #69
Jennicut Nov 2012 #54
Amonester Nov 2012 #64
fearnobush Nov 2012 #56
Turborama Nov 2012 #58
wordpix Nov 2012 #60
Sugarcoated Nov 2012 #68
ffr Nov 2012 #8
proverbialwisdom Nov 2012 #9
SamKnause Nov 2012 #11
mimi85 Nov 2012 #16
lalalu Nov 2012 #12
chuckstevens Nov 2012 #13
ejbr Nov 2012 #18
wordpix Nov 2012 #59
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #15
iandhr Nov 2012 #17
Dubster Nov 2012 #19
tavernier Nov 2012 #20
Moostache Nov 2012 #21
frazzled Nov 2012 #22
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #23
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #24
LisaL Nov 2012 #66
Proud liberal 80 Nov 2012 #25
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #51
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #26
SoapBox Nov 2012 #27
ellisonz Nov 2012 #28
deminks Nov 2012 #29
TheDebbieDee Nov 2012 #30
ruggerson Nov 2012 #31
graywarrior Nov 2012 #32
defacto7 Nov 2012 #34
Cha Nov 2012 #35
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #37
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #38
DallasNE Nov 2012 #39
LisaL Nov 2012 #45
Zambero Nov 2012 #48
dchill Nov 2012 #41
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #46
Hekate Nov 2012 #47
DesertRat Nov 2012 #52
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #55
PSPS Nov 2012 #57
lordcommander Nov 2012 #61
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #63
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #67

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:29 PM

1. One word

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Response to ejbr (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

36. Obama's 73,858 vote margin amounts to 12.12 votes per precinct (6089 total precincts in Florida)

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:05 PM

42. And roughly 150x Bush's 2000 "victory margin" in FL

Still, the GOP is calling this a "squeaker".

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #36)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:41 PM

53. 12 votes per! wow.

I just noticed you have the same tag line as I use.

Great quote.

There is a statue of him on the campus that was named for him:



great minds and all that.

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Response to ejbr (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:23 PM

62. WOMANDATE

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Response to Amonester (Reply #62)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:18 AM

70. It took a while,

but I finally got it! Women Senators, Rape, Contraception....Did I miss anything?

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Response to ejbr (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:05 AM

65. +1 nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:30 PM

2. Landslide Pres. Obama, Landslide

I said it before the election and I'll say it again after the election!

Congratulations President Barack Obama!!!



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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:31 PM

3. Excellent!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

4. All that voter suppression and Obama still won

Imagine what the margin would have been if everyone was able to stand in line for nine hours. Rick Scott has to be quaking in his boots over 2014, if he is not held accountable for this disaster of an election now however you can be assured the lines will be even longer in two years as he will cut back even further on the number of polling places available.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:39 PM

10. That's what I keep thinking

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:51 PM

14. Apt summation

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:52 PM

40. Good observation on DU that one of the main reasons Jon Husted told Rove to screw himself....

....and he went home on Election night is that he saw Obama was going to win with or without Ohio's measly 20 electoral votes and he knew an investigation would reveal he was flipping votes and he didn't want to go to jail.

It also would keep the myth alive that Ohio is critical for the win. This whole media narrative that "no Republican has won without Ohio" had to be preserved or the money spent in Ohio every four years would dry up.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:58 PM

50. Yep, I was going to add, "and he didn't have to steal one vote"

How gratifying to win fair and square!!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

5. What is all this crap about narrow margins and close race?

Sure, all the BS they were feeding us before the election shows that.

However, look at the results. How people actually voted. Looks like a landslide and a mandate to me. Now, for the Dems to own it.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:06 PM

43. "What is all this crap about narrow margins and close race?"

On election night my fiancee was watching MSNBC and she was in tears as they made it sound like Romney was going to win. they were talking about who would be in various cabinet positions and such when I called her all happy because things were going great from what I was seeing online. As we were on the phone a friend at my place on a laptop said, "Wow!" and she had MSNBC on mute and she said, "It says, 'Obama elected President' on TV." There was a pause and the guy here said, "Obama won!" and everyone cheered.

My fiancee was crying. Since then I've seen several entries online complaining about he way MSNBC covered election night. They kept talking about a Romney win and by comparison regular network NBC had better coverage,

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:33 PM

6. Beat down.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:36 PM

7. Definitely looks like a landslide to me too! Now let's get some good stuff done

and not waste one ounce of it pandering to the wackos!!

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

33. Nobody's pandering.. but, we still have boner and cantor to work Around.


President Obama stands with Vice President Biden in the Green Room of the White House prior to delivering a statement on the economy in the East Room, Nov. 9 (Pete Souza)

http://theobamadiary.com/

And I do mean WE as in us ALL.

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

44. Cha, I find it incredible the House of Nuts hasn't gotten the memo, been 4 days now..

POTUS put his pen in the air and said let's go, and he won a nice round 332. What do you think they're all waiting for? A Romney win?

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #44)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:31 PM

49. They're still Waaaaiting!



Sadly, I don't find it incredible at all. They dug their political graves(War On Women/Obstructionism) and PBO Won.. They're not putting down the Shovels! Until they're taken from they cold dead(metaphorically) hands.

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Response to Cha (Reply #49)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:23 AM

69. +1000 nt

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:57 PM

54. Great pic!

So happy those are the men in charge instead of Romney and Ryan.

And Boner holds no leverage. He is just biding his time. He knows he will have to make a deal or totally destroy the Republicans.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #54)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:31 PM

64. Yep. Email bohner one number: 2006.

Daily homework.

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:59 PM

56. I love those guys.

Woot

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:37 PM

58. Wow, that pic deserves its own OP

With a simple title like "Still Occupying The White House", or "Yes we did, AGAIN" LoL

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Turborama (Reply #58)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:01 PM

60. "Occupy the WH" is my favorite and agree it's a great photo

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:21 AM

68. What a great pic

and that's all I have to say

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:37 PM

8. Beautiful. Historic. America wins.

Savor it America. Come together and let's get some good done.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:39 PM

9. Brings tears to my eyes. K&R

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:45 PM

11. Florida goes to Obama

Now he has political capital.

Now he has a mandate.

Don't cave or negotiate on Social Security or Medicare cuts !!!!!

Use that bully pulpit.

You earned it.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

16. THIS^^^

Let's get this done!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:47 PM

12. I can do my Snoopy Happy Dance

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:48 PM

13. Calling then new AG:

The Justice Department needs a through investigation of Nathan Sproul, Jon Husted, and Rick Scott, Jeff Flake and all the others who worked so hard to steal the election for the GOP. We know the GOP will waste time with the Libyan non-story, (Watch them try to impeach the President over this, I'm very serious; the will try), but this is the real scandal of our times. There are powerful forces working to steal elections and it MUST STOP! Nothing happened to the "November criminals" in 2000 or 2004 and Nathan Sproul was still pulling this shit in 2008 and 2012. As I said on an earlier post, we GOT LUCKY this time Progressives! Mitt Romney was such a fatally flawed candidate that the efforts to steal the election didn't work this time. We may not be so lucky in 2016 pr 2020. DAMMIT; INVESTIGATE THESE TREASONS BASTARDS, not only for justice, but serve notice to others in the future that you will go to jail if you pull this again.

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:07 PM

18. + 1 n/t

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:25 PM

59. I agree & don't think KKKarl & Kochs aren't planning Citizens United 2 for next election

We can celebrate all we want now but please don't let your guard down. These criminals trying to steal elections need to be in handcuffs on their way to the Big House. Remember 2010 and what can happen when we relax.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:59 PM

15. K&R

And time to get that gray off of Florida on the electoral maps and give it some blue!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

17. I was 49-1 in calling states.

I am thrilled that I got Florida wrong.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

19. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:11 PM

20. You're welcome.

Yes, I did it all by myself... stood in front of polling places all week employing the old Jedi mind trick with everyone I knew to be a republican. "Those aren't the droids you're looking for."

They came out with a confused look.

Whew. Tired now. Must rest up for 2014.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:14 PM

21. MANDATE! (K&R - n/t)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:16 PM

22. No, WaPo, this was not like 2000

A nearly full-point lead of 74,000 votes is not the same as a (dubious) 527, minuscule fraction of one percent margin.

What, of course, was the same, were the attempts to suppress the vote through knocking voters off the rolls, producing a confusing 12-page (rather than butterfly) ballot, cutting voting time, etc.

But no, 74,000 votes is not really razor thin, when compared to 2000.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:17 PM

23. Woo Hoo 332

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:19 PM

24. There's a chance Arizona might flip if they ever count those ballots, no? (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:09 AM

66. No.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:24 PM

25. But I thought the Mason Dixon pollsters

Said that Florida will go to Romney. Matter fact they said that networks were going to be able to make the call as soon as the polls closed

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:59 PM

51. Don't forget Suffolk

The guy from Suffolk told O'Reilly in early October that he was not polling FL, NC and VA again before the election because he was confident they were in the bag for Romney. How did that work out?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:25 PM

26. Obama walked the electoral college.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:26 PM

27. Ain't Democracy great!!!

Sorry Pukes and Baggers...I know you SO want to get rid of the word "Democracy" and replace everything as a "Republic".

SORRY!!! Not gonna happen.

And, here's hoping that you continue down your path to extinction!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:27 PM

28. Couldn't even make it close enough to steal despite all the voter suppression...

SKELETOR FAIL!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:30 PM

29. Does that give him more political capital than Smirky had?

Heh, heh.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:30 PM

30. 332 Electoral votes? My, was that "effeminate" Nate Silver right, AGAIN?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:32 PM

31. Recommended

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

32. Poor Willard.

Nothing like getting kicked when you're already down....haha.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:38 PM

34. I look forward to the day

when every single vote is counted without delay or fail, military, absentee, all in a unified manner. I like to think my single number is included in those figures rather than a probability that it's one in a few hundred thousand that may or may not be counted. It's takes away the feeling of unity.

I want to know my vote is one of those numbers.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:39 PM

35. THANK SKINNER! And, Rove is in a puddle of

Meltdown somewhere babbling about Ohio!

Sweet Revenge!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:41 PM

37. Ha ha! Take that, Romney

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

38. I know it wasn't needed....

but it is beyond sweet that he took Florida. I knew he would win, but "wow".

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:45 PM

39. Nate Silver 50-0

I would like to see a chart showing the number of provisional ballots cast over, say, the last 20 years and what the trend line looks like. In Arizona, for instance, there are over 172,000 provisional ballots not yet counted. That is a huge number of disenfranchised voters. I'm wondering if Arizona this year exceeded the national total from 20 years ago.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #39)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

45. He changed FL to blue right before the election.

As for AZ, they do appear to have a very large number of provisional ballots, more so than other states.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #39)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:27 PM

48. In the universe of political tracking polls

An "accuracy continuum" could be established on the basis of this election alone. Nate Silver would be at 100% and Dick Morris would hold down the other end of the spectrum at 0%. Everyone else would be somewhere in-between. For future Karl Rove / Koch Bros. reference, anything approaching a Dick Morris prediction would best be interpreted as a red flag in which potential cash contributions are diverted elsewhere or better yet kept in the bank.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:05 PM

41. LANDSLIDE. Say it again. LANDSLIDE!!!

Even Republicans agree.

Fired up.

Ready to go.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

46. This isn't going to change the media narrative that whoever raises the most money wins....

Mainly because THEY are the ones who get that money in ad buys.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:10 PM

47. Sweet Saturday morning

Sweeeeet.
This makes my day. In fact I think it makes my next 4 years.

also:

Hi Karl Rove! want some of my extra buttery popcorn?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:35 PM

52. Landslide!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:58 PM

55. Excellent! Landslide!



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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:29 PM

57. "Topping?" Obama "topped" Rmoney even without Florida.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:18 PM

61. I was 49-1

Only missed NC.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:28 PM

63. I was off by only one. I said Obama 333 for a couple months but no one paid attention to me :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #63)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:11 AM

67. I think you did too.

 

So somebody remembered your 333 count after all. Good predicting.

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