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Old 11-04-2008, 05:44 PM   #41
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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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Old 11-04-2008, 05:44 PM   #42
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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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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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That's the exact argument I keep hearing against the nonstop TV coverage.
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ugh.. i dont like those numbers for kentucky damn it...
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I know - I found myself already getting worked up about it, but have to keep reminding myself that:

It's less than 1% of votes reported.
And whoever the winner is, they're not going to win ALL the states anyway.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:47 PM   #49
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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.
Yes, that's what I meant.
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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.
That's silly. There ought to be a law that says something like 'once a state proposition has been voted on, an identical proposition may not be placed on the ballot again for x years'...where x is maybe, I don't know, 10.
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I don't think Obama was ever in the running in Kentucky.
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as far I heard (via lotsa Air AMerica radio reporting )
kentucky was a REALLY last minute possible swing state...so don't Over worry she sez..... (trying NOT to grit her teeth)
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That's silly. There ought to be a law that says something like 'once a state proposition has been voted on, an identical proposition may not be placed on the ballot again for x years'...where x is maybe, I don't know, 10.
Are you sure you want that? What if it was a vote for something fundamentally important which you support?
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i agree, I think Va will be a huge impact if it goes to Obama..
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Well, Kentucky just got a lot better.
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Yes, that's what I meant.
I reread what you said, and it was the same thing. Sorry, I'm kind of out of it today.
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Whoa! Well, I guess it's obvious how fast things can change.
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Will someone fast forward time please /kthanks


where is Hiro when you need him..
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i am hearing rocky music for obama in my head
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Well, Kentucky just got a lot better.
50-49 :nervouswreck:
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