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CK_John Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:07 AM
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Only 10 days and counting to the real election. Will there be any live coverage?
Will anybody care? Will there be a decision made or will the House and Senate need to decide the outcome of this campaign?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:21 AM
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1. It should go without a hitch.
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:22 AM
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2. The best part will be seeing Dick Cheney preside over the counting.....
...and having to declare Obama the winner.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:23 AM
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4. Oh, I dearly hope C-SPAN carries that
(insert demonic laugh here)
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:23 AM
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3. The Electoral College is almost entirely pro forma
Nearly every state has a law which requires that Electors "vote the mandate." In states that allow Electors to vote at will, the Electors are loyalists who were hand-picked by either the state party or candidate's state organization, so any kind of revolt is highly unlikely. And even if there are some Electors who can and do change their vote, the tally is so far in Obama's favor that the actual result will remain unchanged.

For all intents and purposes, the election was finalized last month. The gathering of Electors in their states and their casting ballots is purely ceremonial and will not affect the outcome.
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:10 AM
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6. all true, but the accounts of faithless electors are interesting
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happychatter Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:44 AM
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5. I watched that charade in 04 with so much rage I blew a gasket
white gloves and finery on all these old politicos and tycoons

I wanted to BARF I was SO PISSED OFF

I don't think I could watch it again

this oligarchy deserves to fail... but for the power and the promise, latent in THAT power... I'd be running guns to mexico
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CK_John Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:02 PM
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7. Curious how did you watch it, was C-Span at the 50 state capitols? n/t
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:05 PM
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8. this should be interesting lol
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