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Breaking: PA for Obama? 
4th-Nov-2008 08:06 pm
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BBC America says Obama is projected to win Pennsylvania.

Live BBC America News feed.

Other places to check in: Daily Kos Electoral Scoreboard ~TPM Election Scoreboard ~ FiveThirtyEight.com

You can still make GOTV calls to Colorado, New Mexico, or Nevada. (Find out when polls in key states close.)

Election Results

Open Thread



ETA (8:25pm EST): BBC America says that 97% of African Americans in Georgia have voted in this election. That's not exactly a result, but it is amazing.

ETA (8:49pm EST): Fox is calling Georgia for McCain, but after 2000 (when Bush's cousin called Florida), I don't trust them as far as I can throw them.

ETA (9:00pm EST): Obama projected to win Michigan.

ETA (9:02pm EST): Fox is calling Ohio for Obama. I still don't trust them. But... ETA: Yahoo has Obama up by 200,000 votes in Ohio.

ETA (9:14pm EST): According to Kos's map, in Virginia, it's 872,842 (51%) O to 806,267 (48%) M with 55% of precincts reporting. Obama's also up in North Carolina with 33% reporting. ETA (9:16pm): Now, with 67% reporting, McCain's up in Virginia.

ETA (9:21 pm EST): NY Times has more conservative results in chart form.

ETA (9:22pm EST): MSNBC calls Ohio for Obama. BUT STAY IN LINE TO VOTE, PEOPLE. "PROJECTED" MEANS NOTHING. (My conspiracy-minded self is wondering if that's why they're calling it with only 11% of precincts reporting.)

ETA (9:32pm EST): Now they're calling New Mexico for Obama. But the same exhortation holds. STAY AND VOTE.

ETA (9:36pm EST): I'm headed out to the local campaign party and won't be updating this post for awhile. Feel free to keep posting in comments.

ETA (9:47pm EST): McCain's lead in Virginia is down to 5,000 votes with 73% reporting. Really going now.
Comments 
5th-Nov-2008 01:28 am (UTC)
That's insane. Just heard on ABC that in North Carolina there were more early votes from black voters in 2008 than in all of 2004.
5th-Nov-2008 01:34 am (UTC)
You mean up through election day? Dude.
5th-Nov-2008 01:45 am (UTC)
There were more black early voters in 2008 than total black voters (early and on election day) in 2004.
5th-Nov-2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Awesome.
5th-Nov-2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Looks like the majority black counties in GA are not reporting yet. I hope they wait for quite a while and get more precincts in before calling GA.
5th-Nov-2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Of course FOX is calling it... that's how they convinced people they'd won Florida in 2000, by just saying so.
5th-Nov-2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Eh, Fox. Pffft. DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton counties are not reporting yet as far as I know.
Probably because people are still in line; maybe because there are a lot of black voters there, too :-P
5th-Nov-2008 01:50 am (UTC)
and all those educated elitists.
5th-Nov-2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Holy wow. TEXAS is practically a dead heat, according to CNN. TEXAS???? Seriously???
5th-Nov-2008 01:54 am (UTC)
No. Fucking. Way.
5th-Nov-2008 01:56 am (UTC)
51% to 48%, as of a few minutes ago. But only 2% reporting. Perhaps they started with Austin first?

Either way, it's exciting!
5th-Nov-2008 01:57 am (UTC)
Ah, well, that would explain it. It's still good.
5th-Nov-2008 01:57 am (UTC)
MSNBC is also calling Georgia for McCain. I'm thinking that Georgia is done.
5th-Nov-2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not surprised. But I still won't take Fox's word. ;)
5th-Nov-2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I'd wait until more from the metro area is counted in. GA may very well still go for McCain, however.
5th-Nov-2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Atlanta tends to go blue, and has millions of people, don't discount until that area is counted...
5th-Nov-2008 02:12 am (UTC)
DKos now reporting 175-37, Obama.
5th-Nov-2008 02:19 am (UTC)
*nods* And McCain wins Michigan?
5th-Nov-2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Well, on DKos they've got Michigan as red, but there's a checkmark next to Obama on the pop-up. Somebody's confused about something somewhere, lol.
5th-Nov-2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Maybe they know something we don't about which precincts haven't reported?
5th-Nov-2008 02:38 am (UTC)
Michigan is now blue on there, FWIW.
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5th-Nov-2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Yay Ohio! But DON'T LET PEOPLE GET OUT OF LINE . KEEP WAITING TO VOTE.
5th-Nov-2008 02:34 am (UTC)
I'm hearing the NYT is more cautious about calling states:

http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/map.html
5th-Nov-2008 02:41 am (UTC)
Yes they are. I have their chart up. (And I still don't understand how they're calling things in the upper Midwest but WHATEVER.)
5th-Nov-2008 02:44 am (UTC)
Dohhhh, I missed that edit. I am kind of out of it right now, lol.
5th-Nov-2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Well, I made many edits. *g* Going now! *waves*
5th-Nov-2008 03:08 am (UTC)
They are calling NM for Obama, but according to CNN, it 39% to 60% McCain? WTF?

*will be so happy if NM wins for Obama* I voted there yay!
5th-Nov-2008 03:44 am (UTC)
They changed their numbers. Now it makes more sense.
5th-Nov-2008 04:13 am (UTC)
OBAMA WINS!

Damn, it feels good to be happy about election results again. It's been 12 years since I was happy about results.
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