Bigotry is abound, apprently, within these boards. There is a level of supposed tolerance I will have no part of. Obviously, it seems to be well-embraced here. I have finally found something more fucked up than what I'm used to. Congrats. - Ruby
So far, as expected.
In one of the first swing states to fall, Mr Obama won Michigan, repeating his 2008 victory there.Mr Romney's father George was governor of Michigan in the 1960s and Mitt Romney was born and raised there.But the president's 2009 rescue of the car industry helped seal the deal with the state's voters, analysts say.Mr Obama also took Pennsylvania, continuing a Democratic streak dating back to 1992. He also held New Hampshire and Minnesota, states he won in 2008 but which the Republicans hoped to take from him.Elsewhere, Mr Romney won Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.Mr Obama has taken Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington DC.Of the states called so far, Indiana switched hands from 2008, when Mr Obama narrowly won it. Mr Obama also failed to hold a single Nebraska electoral vote he won in 2008.
I'm not sure, but yeah,someone needs to win by more than 1% in Florida to avoid a recount.West coast is coming in, and according to NBCNews, Obama is 27 electoral votes away from the win. And Oregon, Nevada, and Iowa are still outstanding. So Obama just needs Ohio and two of those states and he wins. Romney needs a hail mary at this point.Romney's toast.
Notice they're "calling" states with unpredictable criteria. Some states are called for a candidate with a 10 point lead, others when a candidate has a 5 point lead, and still others are called for a candidate when the OTHER candidate is in the lead. Unpredictable, unless of course their entire purpose is to maintain the appearance of an exact tie as long as possible.The linchpin is Ohio. Expect that to be "too close to call" until after midnight.