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    Fuzzy Slippers
    November 6, 201211:24 pm

    Florida called for Obama (thanks “Johnson” voters). Ohio to Obama.

    It’s over.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 201211:20 pm

    Obama will have to own his economy now, Obamacare and all.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 201211:18 pm

    Correction: Obama will NOW ensure that the Bush rates stay.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 201211:17 pm

    I’ll repeat something I said earlier: Obama will not ensure that the Bush tax rates stay as-is.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 201211:16 pm

    I have to talk my wife off the roof.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 201211:13 pm

    It’s over, networks calling Ohio for Obama

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 201210:57 pm

    AP calls North Carolina for Romney

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    UpstateNY
    November 6, 201210:55 pm

    The Buffalo News thinks that the result in Collins-Hochul (NY-27) will have to wait until the morning.

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    UpstateNY
    November 6, 201210:53 pm

    Most signs are positive for Chris Gibson in NY-19. As it is throughout Upstate New York, reporting is slow coming out of NY-24, Buerkle-Maffei.

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    UpstateNY
    November 6, 201210:42 pm

    The race in NY-25 has been called for Louise Slaughter: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20121106/NEWS01/311060046/Cheers-erupt-Dems-party-race-called-Louise-Slaughter?odyssey=mod|defcon|text|Home

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    UpstateNY
    November 6, 201210:40 pm

    Owens and Doheny are neck in neck in NY-21, having traded the lead several times with 42% of precincts reporting. Even after endorsing Owens, Green Party candidate Hassig has 2% of the vote so far.

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 201210:35 pm

    UPDATE: Boston.com calls it for Elizabeth Warren.
    https://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2012/general/mass-us-senate-election-results-2012.html

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 201210:18 pm

    At least Deb Fischer won in Nebraska —

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 201210:11 pm

    McCaskill wins in Missouri

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    Fuzzy Slippers
    November 6, 201210:06 pm

    Current Florida numbers:

    Romney / Ryan
    REP 3,725,197
    49.33%

    Obama / Biden
    DEM 3,761,720
    49.81%

    Johnson / Gray
    LBT 39,689
    0.53%

    Note the numbers on Johnson (aka votes for Obama).

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 201210:03 pm

    Boston.com still hasn’t called race for Warren.
    https://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2012/general/mass-us-senate-election-results-2012.html

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 201210:00 pm

    Local TV station calls race for David Ciciline in RI-01

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20129:54 pm

    BREAKING: Lying Democrats matter more to Massachusetts voters than honest Republicans.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20129:50 pm

    most networks calling Mass for Warren

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    Anne Sorock
    November 6, 20129:49 pm

    Who do I not feel like getting a pep talk from? John Boehner.

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    Leslie Eastman
    November 6, 20129:47 pm

    Hoping to be a lot happier at this point in the evening.

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    UpstateNY
    November 6, 20129:46 pm

    With 43% of the vote, Slaughter leading Brooks by 10,000 votes in NY-25. The other Upstate NY races are reporting less than 5% of the vote.

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    Anne Sorock
    November 6, 20129:44 pm

    Tommy Thompson loses to uber liberal Tammy Baldwin for Senate in WI

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20129:38 pm

    Not looking good folks

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20129:37 pm

    Mourdock loses in Indiana

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20129:26 pm

    FOx calls Wisconsin for Obama

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    Anne Sorock
    November 6, 20129:23 pm

    Joel, I don’t think I can stomach looking at that comment right now.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20129:21 pm

    AP exit poll says half the electorate still blames Bush for high prices and unemployment? Really? If that’s so, I don’t want to breathe the same air as half of my fellow Americans.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20129:16 pm

    FOX calls PA for Dems

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20129:16 pm

    “Well, Jesse Jackson Jr. has 72 percent of the vote. And there you have a wonderful commentary on the electorate in Chicago.”

    Anne: See my earlier comment on the 21-year-old unmarried woman voting for Obama while in labor b/c she was raised on Big Bird and thinks Romney will take her kid’s Big Bird away.

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    Anne Sorock
    November 6, 20129:14 pm

    North Carolina flips 11th in NC Red with Mark Meadows win http://www.wcnc.com/news/politics/Meadows-brings-NCs-11th-District-to-GOP-side-177569731.html

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20129:13 pm

    Boston.com has not called the Brown Warren race yet. NBC is jumping the gun.

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    Fuzzy Slippers
    November 6, 20129:13 pm

    Allen West taking lead (thankfully, I was worried), but it’s still rather close:

    Allen B. West
    REP 131,192
    50.63%

    Patrick Murphy
    DEM 127,905
    49.37%

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    Anne Sorock
    November 6, 20129:10 pm

    Well, Jesse Jackson Jr. has 72 percent of the vote. And there you have a wonderful commentary on the electorate in Chicago.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20129:10 pm

    Oh, no…if true: NBC calls Mass for Fauxcahontas.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20129:09 pm

    CNN says Repubs hold House. Not unlike sun rising in east. Was this really in doubt?

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    Fuzzy Slippers
    November 6, 20129:05 pm

    Florida panhandle heavily conservative / Republican, so with several precincts not yet reporting, I’m hopeful.

    Romney / Ryan
    REP 3,323,980
    49.51%

    Obama / Biden
    DEM 3,333,052
    49.65%

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    Bryan Jacoutot
    November 6, 20129:02 pm

    In Florida, with over 6 million votes cast (71%), Romney down just 3,000 votes. Razor thin. Several Panhandle precincts still have yet to report.

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20128:58 pm

    Brown vs. Warren still too close.
    https://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2012/general/mass-us-senate-election-results-2012.html

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20128:55 pm

    Florida still so close. Scary.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20128:52 pm

    Mourdock closing in, down from 5 to about 2.5 with 50% in,

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20128:44 pm

    “Linda McMahon loses in CT” Not surprised, CT has become part of NY.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20128:39 pm

    Linda McMahon loses in CT

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    Fuzzy Slippers
    November 6, 20128:38 pm

    FL is getting closer: 49.38% Romney/Ryan and 49.8% Obama/Biden . . . http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/

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    Leslie Eastman
    November 6, 20128:36 pm

    GREETINGS FROM THE LEFT COAST. Team San Diego is keeping an eye on the margins of victory in FL and VA — we think that will be a clue to tonight’s final results.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20128:32 pm

    Gut feeling, based on no science, it’s all about Florida.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20128:29 pm

    Nelson (D) wins Senate in Florida —

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20128:24 pm

    Can’t stand the suspense. Making Mozzarella sticks now.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20128:18 pm

    John Hayward‏@Doc_0

    Big pile of Romney votes just hit, Tampa area turned red, Florida 52-47 for Romney.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20128:17 pm

    Mass Senate results trickling in, too early to say– you can follow here http://livewire.wcvb.com/Event/2012_Massachusetts_New_England_Election_Results

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20128:12 pm

    You can follow results in Doherty-Cicilline race here http://www.providencejournal.com/politics/rhode-island/general-election/2012/results/

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20128:02 pm

    Angus King wins in Maine, says independent but almost certain to caucus with Dems

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20127:59 pm

    Donnelly in Indiana jumped to 4-5% lead after his home county reported, but still only 21% of vote in

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20127:47 pm

    MSNBC is pointing out that if Mourdock loses Indiana, it may be b/c the Libertarian Party candidate is doing (relatively) well. I wish Libertarians would remember that the perfect is the enemy of the better.

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20127:44 pm

    The FOX News map is updating faster than Politico:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-election-results

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20127:43 pm

    Prediction: If reelected, Obama ensures that the Bush-era tax rates remain. If he’s voted out, he’ll let them rise as an FU to the country.

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20127:41 pm

    In Chicago, a 21-year-old casts her ballot for Obama while she’s in labor. Reading between the lines of the story, she’s unwed and without a male partner. (Lives with her mom.) Yet she says, “I grew up on Sesame Street and PBS. [Romney] wants to cut that. What will my daughter grow up on?”

    Good question. Answer: Not much.

    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/20015877/galicia-malone-pregnant-mom-votes-while-in-labor#ixzz2BUcLwivM

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20127:40 pm

    Pretty close so far in Indiana Senate, but only 10% in so far and supposedly the western part of the state, central time zone, should be strong for Mourdock

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20127:21 pm

    CNN just called Florida for Gore!

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    Joel Engel
    November 6, 20127:18 pm

    Exit polls are designed to demoralize R voters to the west of wherever they’re being reported from.

    Reminder that when Jimmy Carter conceded in ’80 while polls were still open in the west, a lot of Democrats stayed home, leading to some unexpected ballot measure outcomes.

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20127:06 pm

    Obama won Indiana in 2008. Romney has won it decisively tonight.

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20127:01 pm

    FOX just called KY and IN for Romney.

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20127:01 pm

    FOX says way too close to call in Virginia

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    UpstateNY
    November 6, 20126:58 pm

    Don’t be surprised if Owens-Doheny (NY-21) isn’t decided tonight: http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/163743/owens-doheny-ballots-are-impounded/

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    Anne Sorock
    November 6, 20126:55 pm

    They’re talking Brown/Warren on FOX right now

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    Aleister G
    November 6, 20126:54 pm

    Although I can’t stand Politico, they usually have a pretty good live map. Here it is, http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20126:34 pm

    I’m watching Indiana Senate race, where polls are closed, here https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23INSEN

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20126:19 pm

    Please don’t get my hopes up http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/332786/first-massachusetts-exit-polls-brown-warren-dead-even
    First Massachusetts Exit Polls: Brown, Warren ‘Dead Even’

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    William A. Jacobson
    November 6, 20126:09 pm

    We will be updating here all night until the fat lady sings.

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    quiksilverz24 | November 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Well Kids, it’s been fun. Not sure if Karl can make his point or not, but when the baby gets you up at 4am, it’s time to go to bed before 10.

    I can’t stand to watch the Bamster give his speech, either.

    As Krauthamer just said, Barry won, but he has no mandate. Popular vote goes Romney, and GOP retains House.

    And now I’m rambling… So here’s my closing note:

    Time for us to get some fresh blood in the party. Time for fresh blood on the ticket. Rubio, Ryan and Jindal, time to step it up. Hugh Hewitt, you’re not picking the candidate this time.

    Matt in Colorado

    PREDICTIONS:

    – gasoline @ $9.00 per gallon
    -World War erupting in the Middle East, as Israel is attacked and the U.S. is marginalized by Chinese and Russian aggression
    -Economic depression, as Obama destroys U.S. energy resources
    -Skyrocketing taxes
    -Fascistic ‘executive orders’
    -Freedom of speech is infringed upon; laws against insulting Muslims will be enacted
    -Total corruption of the judiciary and Supreme Court
    -The U.N. will have a say in our government
    -Gun control? What guns?
    -Europe, without U.S. military and economic support will descend into anarchy
    -Michelle Obama takes a $100,000,000.000.00 vacation
    -Hillary Clinton gets cirrhosis of the liver


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