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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
ELECTION RESULTS 2012
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
ELECTION CENTRAL 2012 .....
BARACK OBAMA HAS BEEN RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
At 11:17 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, all five networks, FOX, CNN, CBS, NBC & ABC called the election for Obama. With five states outstanding, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Ohio & Virginia, it was OHIO that put Obama over the top. I believe that FOX called it first and all of the other networks were quick to follow within the next 45 seconds.
It is now past midnight though, and Mitt Romney's camp is not prepared to concede. They do not believe that Ohio is lost and they have not made the "phone call" to the Obama people. As a result, all the network talking heads are still talking. They await someone to take a stage, Romney to concede or Obama to claim victory.
There are now three states left to call: Colorado, Florida, and Virginia, (Nevada was just called for Obama a few minutes ago). I did call Florida at 10:01 PM tonight for Obama after doing a County by County analysis.
With 73% of the popular vote cast, these are the numbers, (you can't make this up):
ROMNEY - 49,028,980
OBAMA - 49,028,645
OTHER ELECTION NEWS:
Judge Andrea Wolfson appears headed to re-election. With 83% of the votes counted, Wolfson maintains her lead of 53% - 47%.
All three Florida Supreme Court Justices have been retained after each received 68% of the vote.
All but three of the Constitutional Amendments have gone down to defeat. The only three that will garner the required 60% of the vote are: Number 2: Veterans Homestead Discount; Number 9: Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran Homestead Exemption; and Number 11: Low-Income Seniors Homestead Exemption.
Congrats go out to former ASA Catherine Vogel who will be the next State Attorney in Monroe County. The 16th Judicial Circuit vote shows Vogel getting 56% of the vote and defeating Mark Kohl.
Say goodbye to State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff in State Senate District 34. State Senator Maria Sachs defeats Bogdanoff 53% - 47%.
In a closely watched US House seat, incumbent Allan West is trailing challenger Patrick Murphy. The vote right now is: Murphy 155,365 (50.16%) - West 154,392 (49.84%). The margin is less than one-half of one percent - meaning that this race is headed for a recount.
In BROWEIRD COUNTY, there were three Judicial races: former Circuit Court Judge Julio Gonzalez appears headed to defeat against Laura Watson. Watson leads 51% - 49%. In County Court races: Olga Levine defeats Robert Nichols 52% - 48% and Incumbent Judge Robert Diaz will retain his seat over challenger Roshawn Banks 59% - 41%.
Congratulation to all of the candidates and bravo to all those who got out and voted today.
We look forward to our next election cycle in 2014.
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CAPTAIN OUT .....