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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:14 am

Fox News has Obama up 79-71 but they seem to be jumping the gun in calling several states. NBC has Romney up 82-64 but they're also pretty early in their calls.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:15 am

The one down side to BBC news- no ads meands more air time and sometimes more padding- going to reporters in America who dont actually have anything new to report.

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Post by CC12 35 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:16 am

Eldorion wrote:
Carly Castle wrote:Just noticed that Obama is stong favourite in massachusetss- what did Romney do there??!?!

Something of a fluke in a heavily Democratic state and he's not favorably remembered by a lot people.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:18 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:The one down side to BBC news- no ads meands more air time and sometimes more padding- going to reporters in America who dont actually have anything new to report.

True. I actually got annoyed with the presenters too and am taking a break from watching TV streams for the sake of my brain cells. Very Happy
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:18 am

Carly Castle wrote:Thanks Very Happy

Glad I can help. Very Happy
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:20 am

About half the networks are now calling a wide swathe of the South for Romney which brings him to ~80 electoral votes. These are all safe states but it seems the other networks are playing it safe with their predictions for now. See the comparison for yourself here:

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president/network-calls
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:22 am

Of course the BBC coverage is noticably different from when they cover our own elections- as they have a lot more outside broadcast stuff and regional studios to go to, which breaks things up a bit.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:22 am

ABC on here:

Connecticut called for Obama, 64 total electoral votes. This has been confirmed elsewhere too.

Tennessee for Romney, unsurprising there.

EDIT: New Jersey = Obama; Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama = Romney
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:34 am

Gave Arkansas to Romney and now I think I finally have the count in the OP correct. Romney up 88-78 so far. No major surprises or swing states decided yet.
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Post by CC12 35 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:45 am

Random question: Is Don't Tell The Bride a BBC program? Because I may switch to that. Assuming it's on, obviously. Smile USA

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:00 am

Bunch more states coming in at 9:00 right now, but as has been the case so far the toss-ups probably will take a while to be reported. Speaking of which, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida are leaning Obama so far while Virginia and North Carolina are leaning Romney
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:03 am

ABC has called:

Michigan (16): Obama
Texas (38): Romney
New York (29): Obama
Louisiana (8 ): Romney
Kansas (6): Romney
Nebraska (5): Romney
North Dakota (3): Romney
South Dakota (3): Romney
Wyoming (3): Romney
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:06 am

78-82 to romney on the BBC

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:08 am

BBC playing it safe with their predictions, understandably. I updated the OP with a bunch of calls from other places, mainly ABC. Still no surprises so far.



Barack Hussein Obama: 124
Willard Mitt Romney: 154


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:09 am

Its jumped a lot! Now 123-153 to Romney

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:12 am

ABC is now saying the Republicans will retain control of the House with approximately the same number of seats they currently have.
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Post by halfwise on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:13 am

Dammit, I have no chocolate in the house. Need something to get me though the next few hours.

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Post by CC12 35 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:14 am

Get some buds in? USA

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:14 am

Did some one say burds? drunken

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:18 am

The bursts of adrenaline and stretches of tense waiting are taking their toll on me. I think I need some more caffeine soon.
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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:20 am

PENNSYLVANIA BEING CALLED FOR OBAMA!

First big news of the night. It's not quite over yet but PA gives Obama a crucial cushion while the results from the biggest swing states come in.

144-154 now.
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Post by CC12 35 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:21 am

What a Face what a face

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:24 am

Yeah, I don't use that emoticon very much for a reason. Razz

Now that PA is called, Obama doesn't even have to win Florida. If he wins either that, OR Virginia, OR Ohio, it's basically done. Romney needs to win all three to have a chance of victory.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:30 am

I so hope Obama wins- if only so I can spend the next week laughing myself sick watching Fox News deal with it.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:33 am

Richard "God wanted you to be raped" Mourdock has lost the Indiana Senate race according to Fox News.

(Yes, I am watching Fox's live stream for the lulz right now.)
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