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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

ELECTION NIGHT 2012

9PM: Mitt takes Kansas, North Dakota, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas (a shocker...not), Wyoming, Mississippi. 

Obama takes Michigan, New Yawk, and New Jersey. 

Colorado and Wisconsin are the two big states in which the polls have closed at 9PM  but whose results cannot be called at 9pm. 

8:35 pm: VIRGINIA SUSPENDS REPORTING OF RESULTS: as thousands of voters still wait in line. Upwards of 70% turnout in Virginia and even higher turn out in the Prince Williams area which is a heavily democratic area. 
CBS News calls Connecticut Senatorial race for Democrat Chris Murphy, who beat Linda McMahon, who spent over 100 million dollars of a wrestling fortune in her quixotic quest to become a senator. 

The Polls have closed at 8pm and Obama takes Connecticut, Delaware, DC (3 Evs), Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts (Mitt's home state), Maine (3 of 4 EVs. Maine allocates its EV votes) Rhode Island. 
Mitt takes Oklahoma, where the wind....never mind.

Florida too close to call. 

The polls have closed at 7pm. The battleground state of Virginia is too close to call. The senate races in Virginia and Indiana are too close to call. Everyone's favourite socialist- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been re-elected. Way to go Bernie!

We're changing our prediction to Obama declared the winner on Wednesday at 12:35 Am. First- anyone foolish enough to pick a time before 11:00 PM EST, cannot win, as the polls in California do not close before then, and Obama needs the California electoral votes to put him over the top. If things go really well for the president, he may know he has won before 11:00 pm., but he cannot officially be declared the winner before then. 

We think Obama wins Virginia but Ohio and Pennsylvania will be too close to call for many hours. Just an educated guess. 

29 comments:

Real Fake Former Judge said...

I'm lovin this Mitt guy. I go to sleep and he wins and I wake up tomorrow and my tax bill is cut in half.

A Man in Full said...

My UM Yoga girl is in for a long night either way (evil grin).

Calli said...

Sy Gaer was humble and polite. When the fancy private lawyers came to division with attitude and treated the division PDs like dirt, Sy would be kind and mine for intel that would benefit his client. "Hey kid. Whose up first today?" He had a sense of humor. He practiced criminal defense law with passion because he believed in everyone getting a fair shake. He served a very important void in the system. And Rumpole is correct: every client who hired him, knew exactly what they were getting. And that was more often than not, pretty darn good. He tried cases. He gave it his all. He never strong armed a client into a plea. And I never heard him disparage anyone. Every.

Anyone who would take a shot posthumously, particularly against an honorable persona like Sy, is small.

Feels like sour grapes. If I had money to bet, I'd bet the writer was a former ASA who got his ass kicked by Sy, or a "defense" lawyer whose client wisely determined he needed someone to fight for him and hired Sy instead. Or Both.

Calli said...

He filled, not served, the void.

Rumpole said...

Well said. I left that comment up about Sy because while it offended me, I thought the final say should be in the marketplace of ideas. And not one person has supported that person's view.

Fake Judge Pando said...

As Hialeah goes, so goes Florida and the nation.

Anonymous said...

I remember like it was yesterday the famous call by the great Walter Cronkite- "Barak Obama, the black man from Hawaii who came from no where has shocked the nation and will become the 44th President of the United States of America."

Anonymous said...

"Recreational Marijuana" is on the ballot in:

Colorado, Oregon and Washington each have statewide measures to legalize cannabis for recreational use, in the hope that it stimulates the economy and fills state coffers.

Marijuana is eventually going to evolve in the same manner as prohibition.

Anonymous said...

Dick Cheney moved to secure location. Just in case. Mr. Justice Milt Hirsch as well.

EyeonQ said...

8 minutes away from the Q making his traditional post election address The ballroom is full.

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Rump. Feel free to add this to your front page post

Judge Andrea Wolfson .....

Currently leads Wallace 52% to 48% with 15% of the vote in so far.

Wolfson won the absentee ballots by 15,000. Wallace won the early voting ballots by 4,000.

Statewide all Supreme Court Judges will be retained. Statewide only the three constitutional amendments giving certain groups of citizens homestead tax breaks will pass. All other amendments will fail.

Cap Out .....

Rumpole said...

Good news for Judge Wolfson so far.

Angry Girl said...

My lord is Governor Chris Christie enormous.

Anonymous said...

CNN Reporter Erin Burnett is super sexy. I want her.

Rumpole said...

I think I am too tired to stay up much longer. I wish Florida or Virginia or Ohio would be called.

"American Minority" said...

I-4 corridor is key. South florida, Duval, who would ever think Hillsborough county?

The Pundit said...

Obama takes PA, WI. FL,VA very close. Obama leads in OH.

Things not looking good for Romney.

"American Minority" said...

America still has a "Civil War" going on, and the ballot has taken the place of the bayonet.Miami-Dade Broward County is "HOLDING ITS FLANK!"

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Wolfson maintains her lead ....

With slightly more than 50% of the vote in, Judge Wolfson maintains her slim lead by 20,000 votes, 52 to 48%

Captain has done the County by County analysis and we are prepared to call Florida for Obama.

Cap Out ....


Cap Out .....

"American Minority" said...

Lets have some fun I'm riding with mylongtimefriendLuther"Luke"Campbell.
He says "where are the long lines at" and he'll come and encourage the voters in the line. No joke, I'm serious. Right now were heading to Hammocks my old stomping ground. I used to frequent the Chicken Chop Shop on the corner of the plaza over 10 yrs ago.

~AM~

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Wolfson extends her lead to 53-47 with 80% of the vote in.

Obama maintains his lead in Florida. Looks like they will be able to call this election before midnight now. Much earlier than anyone thought.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

So is anybody here better off today than 4 years ago? My bet is NO, GO OBAMA!

"American Minority" said...

Captain,

I called 11:45, read the prior post. "Check the record, counselor".

~AM~

CAPTAIN said...


FOX NEWS CALLS IT AT 11:17 PM

OBAMA RE-ELECTED .....

CAP OUT .....

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

OBAMA RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT ....

All networks, CNN, FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC call it at 11:17 PM for Obama.

States still pending include Florida, Colorado, Nevada, and Virginia.

CAPTAIN OUT ....

Anonymous said...

It's over Ohio went to obama

"American Minority" said...

Sour grapes on CNN they've become repetitive with "What if options:". I am convinced the only use I now have for CNN is live trial coverage.

Anonymous said...

Colorado has legalized marijuana. I need to file an emergency change of venue to Colorado...

Anonymous said...

Did you see that Pando resigned early? I wonder if there is more to that story.