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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
ELECTION DAY 2012!
We wish we would have gotten this up sooner. Like yesterday.
Dear Rumpole- This is my first time posting on the blog (but admittedly not my first time reading). i am writing today for two reasons. First I want to thank from the bottom of my heart all of those folks who have already braved the long lines to vote for me. Second I ask those who have not yet voted to please vote for me (#81 on the ballot) if you think I have been prepared, punctual, honest, respectful, and fair over the last two years. I truly love serving our community as a judge, and I would be honored to continue serving for the next six years. Thank you, Andrea Wolfson
Query: We have the best blog in Miami. Why is it such an "admission" to have read it? Almost 3,000 people a day read this humble blog. Nothing to be ashamed of.
FIRST ELECTION UPDATE! The first results are in. The town of Dixville Notch in New Hampshire reported its results shortly after midnight: Obama-5; Romney-5. A tie has never happened in Dixville Notch. Omen for the rest of the night?
We'll live blog and tweet the election tonight. If you haven't already done so, follow us @justicebuilding.
PICK THE WINNER AND THE TIME. Enter a comment with your name and pick who will win the presidential election tonight and the time CBS news declares him the winner. Closest to the actual time wins a valuable blog prize.
Our Pick: Obama at 11:35. We'll explain why later.
Here's a quick primer as to why Ohio might be the tipping point state: Obama 237; Romney 206: When is comes down to the key battle ground states, this is where the candidates will be at.
Nevada (6 EV) goes to Obama (243). Wisconsin (10 EV) goes to Obama (253). Iowa (6 EV) goes to Obama (259).
The remaining battle ground states are Colorado (9 EV) Florida (29 EV), New Hampshire (4), Virginia (13 EV), and Ohio (18).
Give Romney Florida, Colorado, Virginia and New Hampshire and he is at 261.
It all comes down to Ohio. Unless Obama wins Colorado and Virginia which we think he will. As the media has repeatedly said, Obama's road to an electoral college win is wider than Romney's. One thing to watch: If Romney is competitive in Pennsylvania (20 EV) as the last poll said he was, then all of the sudden it's a new ball game as Florida, Pennsylvania and any two of Colorado, Virginia or Ohio gives him the win. (New Hampshire and any other state except Colorado also gives Romney the win.). So watch the Keystone state as well. If Romney is competitive it will be a long night for the democrats.
Now go check out our update on yesterday's post and see why Ohio might not make a final election report until November 16, 2012.
Have a good day in court. See you tonight.