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Old 11-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #31
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Okay, I just started getting nervous, and went from 0 to 60 on the nervous scale in no time flat. It's only 3:30 here. I may need to start drinking.


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Anybody else have trouble getting in to Interference today? I finally had to do a Google search for the site. The first listing didn't work--same internal error message--but the second one got me in. The same thing happened at my home and work computer.

I was worried I was going to miss the election on FYM!
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There are a few posts elsewhere on the forum asking the same thing, sean. It's not just you.
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Sadly, I don't think celebratory booze is in the cards for me tonight. I've felt like crap all day.


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Old 11-04-2008, 06:41 PM   #35
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I think it's absurd that results are trickling in while polls are still open. It's beyond ridiculous. In Canada, a law was passed a few years ago that forbade networks from announcing results until the last poll on the West Coast closed.
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All last night I kept thinking to myself "if I leave now, I can be in Chicago by midday tomorrow..."

Alas, I'm not that wild and crazy.


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I think it's absurd that results are trickling in while polls are still open. It's beyond ridiculous. In Canada, a law was passed a few years ago that forbade networks from announcing results until the last poll on the West Coast closed.
Not sure how it works in Canada - in the US it is 50 separate contests.
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I think so, too. Or at least most of the polls. If they waited until all 50 states closed the polls, I think Alaska is the last, that would make it 1:00 am on the east coast.

I would hope most people on the west coast who haven't voted by this point a) already firmly know who they're voting for; and/or b) have enough common sense to know that the numbers reported so far are less than 1% of the votes and shouldn't dissuade them from voting because their guy is winning or losing already.
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Martha, are you concerned that if it's called too early, people won't go out to vote on prop 8?
Exactly. We've got another anti-choice prop to vote down as well. Yes, the same damn one which was voted down a few years ago.
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I think it's absurd that results are trickling in while polls are still open. It's beyond ridiculous. In Canada, a law was passed a few years ago that forbade networks from announcing results until the last poll on the West Coast closed.
Yeah I find this strange as well. In Ireland election results are not released until the following day.

It's still not even early evening West Coast, as Cori said.
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I think it's absurd that results are trickling in while polls are still open. It's beyond ridiculous. In Canada, a law was passed a few years ago that forbade networks from announcing results until the last poll on the West Coast closed.
Well, not really. Local/provincial polls can be announced when they close, there's just a news blackout in western time zones.
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I would hope most people on the west coast who haven't voted by this point a) already firmly know who they're voting for; and/or b) have enough common sense to know that the numbers reported so far are less than 1% of the votes and shouldn't dissuade them from voting because their guy is winning or losing already.

One would hope, but...
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Anybody else have trouble getting in to Interference today? I finally had to do a Google search for the site. The first listing didn't work--same internal error message--but the second one got me in. The same thing happened at my home and work computer.

I was worried I was going to miss the election on FYM!

OMFG!!
yes I did TOO.... around 4:45 - 5:50P-- I kept refreshing the page all I got was the Url in site positionand and a white page WTF:HUH: ??!!!

finally I thot to click on the sub-link "community" and that got me in!
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Well, not really. Local/provincial polls can be announced when they close, there's just a news blackout in western time zones.

I like this idea.
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Not sure how it works in Canada - in the US it is 50 separate contests.
That may be the case, but if voters in the West see that a particular candidate is winning, it may influence their vote or not motivate them to vote at all.
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