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November 6th, 2012, 9:41pm by Sam Wang


10:58pm: I realize I am late on this…McCaskill (D) over Akin (R) in Missouri. Sorry, I was too busy looking up Jennifer Rubin and Peggy Noonan tweets. Good times.

10:50pm: Follow returns at NYT and Politico. Both are faster at reporting results. They show 91% of vote counted in FL, Obama lead of 0.2%.

10:19pm: Forgot to link to this aggregator. Definitely gotta ask how he does it.

10:15pm: We’re switching to Fox News here. It’s kind of interesting to watch them react. The programming has the air of a party at someone’s house that has gone off the rails, but nobody can leave. Sarah Palin is still talking about the possibility of a Romney win.

10:00pm: I feel a sense of pleasure that I will not be eating any bugs soon.

9:52pm: Polls are coming in on the button. No surprises yet. Earlier, Romney said he had written a victory speech but not a concession speech. Seems like he should start planning for the possible need.

9:48pm: My information is a combination of CNN and CBS. Not controlling the TV, just going with the flow. Like Sarah Palin’s dead fish.

9:44pm: Donnelly (D) called as winner of IN-Sen. 48-46, again close to polling margin.

9:41pm: Warren (D) beats Brown (R) for MA-Sen. Not surprising, but congratulations Prof. Senator Warren!

Tags: 2012 Election

231 Comments so far ↓

  • Pat B

    Some local color from a semi rural county 60 miles west of Chicago. With 90 of 91 precincts reporting Obama has 51.42% Romney 42.92 % and other 2.66%. This is a county that always votes Republican and sometimes cannot even field Democratic candidates. We just elected a Democratic States Attorney and Judge defeating incumbents.

    Randy Hultgren won 58% of the votes in this part of the 14th Cong. District. Adam Kinzinger won the 16th District even though our county favored his opponent. Bill Foster our popular former Congressman who was “redistricted out” is running ahead of incumbent Judy Biggert.

    A grateful Sr Citizen lady thanks PEC for keeping me sane throughout this election season. NPR has just called Iowa for Obama. Probably old news. No bugs on your menu Dr. Wang.

  • Joel

    A winner is you, Sam.

    Shitty looking early results for Washington’s state elections however. Hopefully that’s just a county bias.

  • Pat B

    The percentage on my prior post should have been 45.92% for Romney. Sorry for the bad math.

  • Prairie Pundit

    Listening to NBC. The new MSM meme is quickly catching fire: Obama’s victory isn’t really a victory because the job of President totally sucks. Oh. And something about Consensus (capital “C”). Apparently, Consensus is super hard to get and absolutely essential to being a totally awesome President.

    • Peter Squitieri

      Didn’t the Onion have a headline in 2008:

      “Black man gets worst job in America”

  • Susan G.

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  • Shawn Huckaby

    Bullseye for Dr. Wang! Never in doubt.

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