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VintagePunk 11-04-2008 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BoMac (Post 5587197)
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.

martha 11-04-2008 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 5587205)
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...

dazzledbylight 11-04-2008 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by maycocksean (Post 5587191)
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! :heart:

martha 11-04-2008 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by VintagePunk (Post 5587210)
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.

BoMac 11-04-2008 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ntalwar (Post 5587203)
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.

corianderstem 11-04-2008 06:45 PM

That's the exact argument I keep hearing against the nonstop TV coverage.

U2Fanatic4ever 11-04-2008 06:45 PM

ugh.. i dont like those numbers for kentucky damn it...:grumpy:

corianderstem 11-04-2008 06:47 PM

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.

BoMac 11-04-2008 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by VintagePunk (Post 5587210)
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. :)

namkcuR 11-04-2008 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by martha (Post 5587208)
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.

kellyahern 11-04-2008 06:48 PM

I don't think Obama was ever in the running in Kentucky.

dazzledbylight 11-04-2008 06:48 PM

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..... :lol: (trying NOT to grit her teeth)

A_Wanderer 11-04-2008 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by namkcuR (Post 5587234)
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?

U2Fanatic4ever 11-04-2008 06:51 PM

i agree, I think Va will be a huge impact if it goes to Obama..

kellyahern 11-04-2008 06:52 PM

Well, Kentucky just got a lot better.

VintagePunk 11-04-2008 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BoMac (Post 5587232)
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. :reject:

corianderstem 11-04-2008 06:53 PM

Whoa! Well, I guess it's obvious how fast things can change. :lol:

U2Fanatic4ever 11-04-2008 06:53 PM

Will someone fast forward time please /kthanks


where is Hiro when you need him..

Varitek 11-04-2008 06:53 PM

i am hearing rocky music for obama in my head

Zoots 11-04-2008 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by kellyahern (Post 5587262)
Well, Kentucky just got a lot better.

50-49 :nervouswreck:


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