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#1 2008-11-04 12:17:38

Wolfshade
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From: Warwick, RI
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election chatter

a topic to talk about the election without an insulting subject name...


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#2 2008-11-04 12:45:43

Em
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Re: election chatter

I voted. Evidently, the precinct I live in is very small. I breezed right in, drawing dirty looks from the people who had been standing there for hours.

 

#3 2008-11-04 13:03:35

Damon
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Re: election chatter

I'm going to be watching the results come in very closely from work, but I expect it to be in the bag by the time I get home. And then, hopefully, a celebration, because there are currently five Americans at home (and if Obama doesn't win, they may claim asylum).


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#4 2008-11-04 13:15:41

Em
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Re: election chatter

Here's what I'm watching: Presidential Results. Nothing posted,  yet.

 

#5 2008-11-04 13:23:04

Wolfshade
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Re: election chatter

I'm watching CNN coverage right now.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#6 2008-11-04 13:24:10

Em
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Re: election chatter

Wolfshade wrote:

I'm watching CNN coverage right now.

Anything going on?

 

#7 2008-11-04 13:26:02

Maladroit
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From: Passamaquadey
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Re: election chatter

I voted early, and the waiting since then has been agony. I know it's too early to know anything, but boy am I chomping at the bit!!!

 

#8 2008-11-04 13:28:31

Wolfshade
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Re: election chatter

Not much.  Saw McCain giving a speech earlier.  Lots of chatter about race now.  Checking up on voting booth complaints, too.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#9 2008-11-04 13:43:27

Damon
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Re: election chatter

I can have two computers open at my office, so which election results websites should I be watching? Got CNN open, don't know if 538 will be doing anything live...


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#10 2008-11-04 13:48:45

Jendaiya
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Re: election chatter

I'm nervous, so I'm gaming instead of watching any election stuff. I keep walking around saying, "I have a bad feeling about this."

*sigh*

Good luck, southern neighbours.  :)


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#11 2008-11-04 14:21:02

Em
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#12 2008-11-04 14:46:21

strangeshe
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Posts: 11517

Re: election chatter

A full 100 percent of registered voters in the village cast ballots. And the votes didn't take long to tally.

I guess not. Heh.

Still interesting that it's first time since '68 they've leaned Republican.

Wonder how many people lived there back in '68.

This report just tickles me.

 

#13 2008-11-04 15:18:31

Marian
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Re: election chatter

Like Em, I breezed in and out. But I was about 10:30, and I was off work today.... good luck voting everyone! Don't take no for an answer, and all that.

I'm having some people over to watch results this evening. Hoping for a victory party!

 

#14 2008-11-04 15:20:28

Em
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Re: election chatter

Marian wrote:

Like Em, I breezed in and out. But I was about 10:30, and I was off work today.... good luck voting everyone! Don't take no for an answer, and all that.

I'm having some people over to watch results this evening. Hoping for a victory party!

I'm hoping it won't be an all-nighter, Marian. It's gonna be a close race.

I don't want to go to bed not knowing.

 

#15 2008-11-04 15:29:09

Jendaiya
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Re: election chatter

Em wrote:

I don't want to go to bed not knowing.

You and everyone else on the planet...


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#16 2008-11-04 15:34:02

Marian
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Re: election chatter

Yeah, I'm still kicking people out at 11, anyway. :)

 

#17 2008-11-04 15:53:18

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11517

Re: election chatter

Damon wrote:

I can have two computers open at my office, so which election results websites should I be watching? Got CNN open, don't know if 538 will be doing anything live...

From the main TV networks:

NBC (MSNBC) will be broadcasting live coverage here

CBS is supposed to be simulcasting its coverage on the web-- and it should be here but they sure have not made it obvious (yet). Have hunted around the site, but I can't quite tell where else to tune in for the live coverage. This link is their "Complete Coverage" page.

ABC News is going to be broadcasting election coverage starting at 7p EST. At least their link to the coverage is pretty prominent via banner under their main banner.

and here's an article from Business Week about where to get Live Election Night Coverage Online.

hth :)

 

#18 2008-11-04 16:00:40

Aan`allein
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From: The Netherlands - occasionally
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Re: election chatter

Bruce Schneier will be live blogging election results as they come in over at Making Light. That's what I'll be reading for as long as I can stay awake. Plus of course Fivethirtyeight, electoral-vote, etc


Mozilla developer comment of the however long it'll be this time:
<Mossop> run for the hills!
<Boriss> i can't, i'm at a local maximum!


Just Imagine...

 

#19 2008-11-04 16:09:29

Wolfshade
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Re: election chatter

getting a feeling that McCain has to win a long series of "checkpoints" throughout the night, just to stay in the race.  It could be over fast.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
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#20 2008-11-04 16:42:50

Em
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Posts: 43345

Re: election chatter

First returns are coming it. *bounces excitedly*

CNN has really neat visuals.

 

#21 2008-11-04 16:55:06

Damon
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Re: election chatter

If Indiana goes to Obama, this election is pretty much over - that's a pretty irrefutable sign that there won't be a serious McCain swing.


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#22 2008-11-04 16:58:14

Em
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From: somewhere left of reality
Registered: 2004-12-28
Posts: 43345

Re: election chatter

Damon wrote:

If Indiana goes to Obama, this election is pretty much over - that's a pretty irrefutable sign that there won't be a serious McCain swing.

He's ahead so far.

 

#23 2008-11-04 17:02:45

Damon
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From: enzed
Registered: 2001-05-31
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Re: election chatter

They're calling Kentucky for McCain, which should not be a surprise, but Indiana is see-sawing on a knife edge at present. Ooo!


Damon.co.nz: Where the homeless come to bathe
"Pardon me while I have a strange interlude."

 

#24 2008-11-04 17:05:29

Em
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From: somewhere left of reality
Registered: 2004-12-28
Posts: 43345

Re: election chatter

Lawsuits have already been filed over voting irregularities.

Dang attorneys! :oP

 

#25 2008-11-04 17:09:39

Jendaiya
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Re: election chatter

This is insane. I can't take it. I can't watch.


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

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