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2016 Postmortem

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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:47 PM Mar 2016

Do you think the winner of a primary should be called while people are still in line waiting to vote [View all]

Simple question.
Yes or No.

65 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
3 (5%)
62 (95%)
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Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll
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Who is waiting? People in Arizona? Agschmid Mar 2016 #1
Yes. jillan Mar 2016 #5
Where? Agschmid Mar 2016 #7
Here - they had a bomb threat in Tucson in the County Recorders office. They are way behind jillan Mar 2016 #11
Yikes, that sucks. Thanks. Agschmid Mar 2016 #12
Yeah, no results back from Pima County... Raster Mar 2016 #19
Here. They've been waiting for HOURS! AzDar Mar 2016 #18
AzDar - what part of the state are you in? jillan Mar 2016 #21
The Planet Chandler... AzDar Mar 2016 #22
I lived in Chandler for 30 years! We were neighbors. jillan Mar 2016 #24
I think we have some serious shenanigans here (AZ) Don't know why I'm surprised @ this point... AzDar Mar 2016 #26
TYT just reported that people are still in line - and ordering pizza! jillan Mar 2016 #34
... AzDar Mar 2016 #36
Absolutely not! Ed Suspicious Mar 2016 #2
jinx AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #8
Great minds . . . Ed Suspicious Mar 2016 #10
exactly AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #13
Absolutely not. AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #3
Every vote still counts for delegates geek tragedy Mar 2016 #4
This is absolutely correct. n/t DesertRat Mar 2016 #23
Yes. hrmjustin Mar 2016 #6
Yes, if the winner is obvious Renew Deal Mar 2016 #9
Poppycock k8conant Mar 2016 #16
Winners should *never* be called in primaries unless it's a winner take all state. drm604 Mar 2016 #14
I think parties need to get their shit together... Skid Rogue Mar 2016 #15
NO DJ13 Mar 2016 #17
How many people in line have televisions? George II Mar 2016 #20
Have you heard of this thing called the Internet? nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #27
. George II Mar 2016 #28
You never check the net on your phone while nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #31
The % was 61-36 when the first returns were announced. It's now at 71% reported, and still 61-36. George II Mar 2016 #33
Ok maybe this is a strange concept for you nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #37
Take it up with CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Fox, etc. It's not my call. George II Mar 2016 #39
It is your call! tazkcmo Mar 2016 #41
Don't get me started nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #42
"Pretend media" - yep, I've seen a lot of pretend media in my day. George II Mar 2016 #44
I am sure you have nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #58
Maybe some Hillary voters were in line and went home. Maybe she just lost 5 delegates. jillan Mar 2016 #35
Not during a general election, but yes DesertRat Mar 2016 #25
Most of those still in line are Independents just now learning that they can't vote. George II Mar 2016 #29
It's a known method of voter suppression. dchill Mar 2016 #30
Part of the news story in the morning nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #32
It will probably help Bernie...since they are voting to make a point, they are more likely to stay anotherproletariat Mar 2016 #38
Depends tazkcmo Mar 2016 #40
No, I voted with 15 mins to spare n/t Hydra Mar 2016 #43
The people waiting in line aren't glued to a TV to watch the results come in. brooklynite Mar 2016 #45
There's these things called smartphones... Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #47
Certainly not. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #46
Then you'll have metroins Mar 2016 #48
If the tally is kept secret until the polls close, how's Random Twitter Guy going to have any idea? Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #49
Yes metroins Mar 2016 #50
How? Please be specific. (nm) Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #53
Easy metroins Mar 2016 #56
And if the blackout is a matter of law, such sites will be shut down. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #57
Lol. metroins Mar 2016 #59
LOL, indeed. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #61
You're talking about metroins Mar 2016 #62
I disagree. They're categorically the same type of thing. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #64
Enjoy your day metroins Mar 2016 #67
You, too! Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #68
You need a only when my candidate is winning option for Hillary supporters. Cobalt Violet Mar 2016 #51
Wow, 13 people actually voted "yes" to this. Amazing. reformist2 Mar 2016 #52
The people that voted yes should be ashamed of themselves. Bread and Circus Mar 2016 #54
So primaries are for the benefit of the Party to get a feel for constituency. It's a poll. Sheepshank Mar 2016 #55
Proportional distributon of delegates makes that argument fully specious. If it was winning take all Bluenorthwest Mar 2016 #69
Super Delegates makes your point moot....as is the possibility of Contested Conventions. Sheepshank Mar 2016 #72
A law preventing the media from reporting on election results in real time? LanternWaste Mar 2016 #60
The standard for restricting speech is demonstrable harm. Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #65
Were the polls closed? NO nadinbrzezinski Mar 2016 #71
kick kgnu_fan Mar 2016 #63
As an Oregonian I believe that asking people to wait in line at all is suppressive of the vote Bluenorthwest Mar 2016 #66
No. wildeyed Mar 2016 #70
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