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Obama is sweeping right now with 207 votes, while McCain straggles with 97...but guess what, the popular vote is so close, with 49 per cent for McCain and 50 per cent for Obama (according to CNN again..)
Clearly, the United Colours of America, at least for the time being, is divided down the line..Obama may be the 44th president of the US, but what a job he's got ahead of him. Plus ca change ?

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isara wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
popular vote means squat
Unfortunately for us in 2000.
absurdhero wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
California is our most populous state, and Washington and Colorado are no slouches either. By the time this is all counted we will see a bigger Obama lead.
carpe_d1em wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Theres only one problem with the popular vote...



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jaboobyville wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
Admiral Akbar? In the comments?

It's more likely than you'd think.
likesoggycereal wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
D:
morgaath wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
St. Louis, MO was voting for 2 hours after the polls officially closed. I'm going to guess they are going to be a lot of votes for Obama.

But, yes, I want to see the winner get a big popular win. This 1-3% difference is not helping the US. We need the feeling that the people have spoken.
views_livemint wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Hi, this is Jyoti from India again..question for morgaath..how does St Louis vote 2 hours AFTER the polls closed? Am I missing something? (like a cross-cultural joke, maybe?)
fauxklore wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
My assumption is that this refers to people who were in line to vote when the polls closed.
morgaath wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
You are correct. They capped the lines, and it took 2 more hours to get them through the doors.
Population of about 350,000, normally goes Democratic.
dedqgirl wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
if we win Florida and California, it's in the bag.

but the Obama campaign will not be happy with that....

they want a freakin' landslide... and i want to give it to them!
polarisdib wrote:
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Ugh, the whole popular vote thing is always a constant struggle to deal with. I know the electoral college is unpopular and all, but considering how many people redo the math of popular votes to prove their own point, because the numbers are often quite close, it's somewhat nice.

In other words, yes, I like the electoral college because I'm lazy. Bad, bad me.

--DiB
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