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A good day

Man, that was a night. Initially I only wanted to take a few glimpses before going to bed but then I stayed up all through. And dear, was it so not exciting to have to stare at the little numbers boxes that said 16:3 in favour of McCain for about an hour. Though of course that more had to do with them counting the "sure either way" states early on. Pennsylvania and Ohio got big cheers at least.

But then the numbers were up to 207 for Obama and he won another swing state - Virginia? The next 13? - so it went up to 220, and everybody was just waiting for the surefire 55 from California to come in and make it real, and bare minutes later around 5:02 (my time), IT HAPPENED. 275.

I know, it went much higher afterwards, which I'm happy for, on account of there not being a recount-mumbo jumbo, but this was pretty much it. Also, did Obama get all the swing states? Or nearly all? Because that alone is saying something.


In other news. HAPPY BIRTHDAY gwendolen


And Misha Collins is signed on for Asylum. YAY.

THIS, my friends, is a GOOD day. :)

Comments

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la_anah
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Two swing states are officially listed as too close to call: North Carolina where Obama is leading 50% to 49% (12,163 votes difference) and Missouri where McCain is leading 50% to 49% (5,868 votes difference). Because the spread is so small, an automatic recount in these states may be triggered. However, unlike in 2000 this will not affect the outcome of the election because Obama won enough votes without winning those states. Winning either would be a big thing because they are traditionally Republican strongholds.

As you can see here: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ Obama won all the states where the opinion polls thought he would, plus Indiana.
astri13
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the info. And thank god there will be no drawn-out recount process this time, or at least not as a deciding factor for the election.
( 2 have dazzled me — Dazzle me )