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Poll results: What do you think the outcome of tomorrow's presidential election will be?

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  • Obama wins electoral and popular vote

    20 76.92%
  • Romney wins electoral and popular vote

    2 7.69%
  • Gary Johnson wins electoral and popular vote :thumb:

    0 0%
  • Obama wins electoral vote, Romney wins popular vote

    4 15.38%
  • Romney wins electoral vote, Obama wins popular vote

    0 0%
  • Obama and Romney tie in the electoral vote

    0 0%
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Thread: The First 2012 Presidential Election Thread

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Let's look for an independent who doesn't have an agenda?
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    Mods - Is it possible to put up a new poll in this thread? I would suggest the following question and choices:

    Question: What do you think the outcome of tomorrow's presidential election will be?

    Choices:
    • Obama wins electoral and popular vote
    • Romney wins electoral and popular vote
    • Gary Johnson wins electoral and popular vote
    • Obama wins electoral vote, Romney wins popular vote
    • Romney wins electoral vote, Obama wins popular vote
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Mods - Is it possible to put up a new poll in this thread? I would suggest the following question and choices:

    Question: What do you think the outcome of tomorrow's presidential election will be?

    Choices:
    • Obama wins electoral and popular vote
    • Romney wins electoral and popular vote
    • Gary Johnson wins electoral and popular vote
    • Obama wins electoral vote, Romney wins popular vote
    • Romney wins electoral vote, Obama wins popular vote
    I am not aware of anyway to modify a poll. You are welcome to start a second thread with that as the topic and we will merge after tomorrow.
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    The Last 2012 Presidential Election Thread

    With Hink's blessing:

    What do you think the outcome of tomorrow's presidential election will be?

    Choices:
    • Obama wins electoral and popular vote
    • Romney wins electoral and popular vote
    • Gary Johnson wins electoral and popular vote
    • Obama wins electoral vote, Romney wins popular vote
    • Romney wins electoral vote, Obama wins popular vote
    • Obama and Romney tie in the electoral vote

    Mods, feel free to combine this back to the First 2012 Presidential Election Thread Wednesday morning.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Let's look for an independent who doesn't have an agenda?
    remember: lots of independents are ex-Repubs who fled the party when BushCo started their wreckage campaign.

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    I voted that Romney wins both. I think the actual votes will be in line with the polls, meaning Obama wins, but the electronic machines will show Romney as the winner of both.

    They are already tampering with the machines. http://www.freepress.org/departments...y/19/2012/4766

    Just watch. Just like in 2004, exit polls will show one thing, but when the final vote tally from the untraceable voting machines are posted, the results are substantially different.

    I know it sounds tin-foil hatty, but we use exit polling data when we monitor other countries for fair elections. When they don't match, its always considered to be a fradulent election. But when it happens here, its considered tin-foil hat to suggest fraud.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I voted that Romney wins both. I think the actual votes will be in line with the polls, meaning Obama wins, but the electronic machines will show Romney as the winner of both.

    They are already tampering with the machines. http://www.freepress.org/departments...y/19/2012/4766

    Just watch. Just like in 2004, exit polls will show one thing, but when the final vote tally from the untraceable voting machines are posted, the results are substantially different.

    I know it sounds tin-foil hatty, but we use exit polling data when we monitor other countries for fair elections. When they don't match, its always considered to be a fradulent election. But when it happens here, its considered tin-foil hat to suggest fraud.
    You sound like the 'track the voter suppression' column on my bookface page! I should copyright that material! ;o)
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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    where they are on local teevee or on cable/satelite channels? I Mitt/Obama ads all over certain networks. I am just tired of our hotly contested house race ads. It's every 30 seconds between Lois Capps (D) our incumbent and Able Maldonado (R). SuperPACs have poured a ton of cash in this election has it was a "toss up". I can't stand Lois Capps, but even worse is Able (our former Lt. Governor). I might sit this one out.
    On a local bay area affiliated channel. Just now, in the course of 10 minutes on the local CBS channel I saw five Romney ads. Actually two Romney ads but the same two totalling five times in ten minutes. I still haven't seen a single Obama ad this year. The Romney ads were actually pretty good ads - but weird that they would be bombarding Cali with Romney ads.
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    Dumping capital, IMHO

    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    On a local bay area affiliated channel. Just now, in the course of 10 minutes on the local CBS channel I saw five Romney ads. Actually two Romney ads but the same two totalling five times in ten minutes. I still haven't seen a single Obama ad this year. The Romney ads were actually pretty good ads - but weird that they would be bombarding Cali with Romney ads.
    In '06 I had a business meeting south of the border, and drove there on Election Day. The bazillionaire running for governor apparently had extra yard signs. These were deployed at every freeway intersection, entrance ramp, off-ramp, and several medians, in a strange static Burma-shave sort of display. (Also a violation of state law, go figure.) There were several hundred all along the freeways between here and Toledo.

    Similarly, if you've been Rmoney-ad-free up to now, you might get to enjoy them this week because they have leftover cash. Not sure, but I think there's a scenario where if they don't spend it, they have to return it (yeah right). Obviously the airwaves in the critical states are saturated, with nary a slot available yet to buy. So they are going to broadcast markets with abundant airtime.

    I could be wrong about this. (yes I realize there's a difference between a paid-for printed sign and air time)

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I know it sounds tin-foil hatty
    You think?
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I know it sounds tin-foil hatty, but we use exit polling data when we monitor other countries for fair elections. When they don't match, its always considered to be a fradulent election. But when it happens here, its considered tin-foil hat to suggest fraud.
    If the tin-foil hat fits...

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    Voting in New York this morning:

    * Scanned paper ballot. The best voting method, IMHO, but I still miss the big ol' mechanical voting machines. Pull that big lever, watch the curtain roll back open, hear the bell go *ding*, and feel pride in doing your civic duty on the same machine that your grandparents used to vote for FDR.
    * In and out in about two minutes, even though the polling station was busy.
    * Simple ballot with no referendums, bond issues, etc.
    * The Justice Party (Rocky Anderson) wasn't on the ballot. Green (Jill Stein) and Libertarian (Gary Johnson) appeared, along with an unknown Socialist presidential candidate. NYS has electoral fusion, so there's a bunch of oddball parties with mainstream candidates, for example, Obama under the Working People's Party, Romney under the Conservative Party..
    * Got my sticker.
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    I drove by 3 polling places this morning on the way to work.
    One parking lot was very crowded, close to over flowing (that one is in Big Owl territory)
    The 2nd and 3rd had just a dozen or so cars in the parking lot.
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    I've got my sticker on too. It took about 50 minutes this morning here at my precinct in the Detroit 'burbs. There weren't that many folks in line in front of me (I was #40 and got there when they opened) but they only had one computer set up to scan people in and they probably tried rearranging where the voting booths, the tabulating machine, and the various lines of people about 10 times before they finally decided on something that seemed workable.
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    two-thirds of my 3000-person precinct early voted, yet my polling place was very busy this morning. I was voter 183.
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    ...they probably tried rearranging where the voting booths, the tabulating machine, and the various lines of people about 10 times before they finally decided on something that seemed workable.
    I've voted at the same precinct for about 13 years now, and the set-up has never the same for consecutive voting days...
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    Will vote when I get home from work ~5:30 p.m.

    Chalk another one up for 'misses the old-school-pull-the-lever-'ka-chunk' voting machines"
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Does anyone else get anxious about filling in the wrong circles by accident when they vote?


    I was in and out of my polling place in about 5 minutes. No lines, the longest wait was for the man to find my street address in the book. I got my sticker.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Does anyone else get anxious about filling in the wrong circles by accident when they vote?
    I would like to think the 2000 election made us all a bit more careful about fully punching the chad and/or neatly filling in the (correct) circle
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Will vote when I get home from work ~5:30 p.m.

    Chalk another one up for 'misses the old-school-pull-the-lever-'ka-chunk' voting machines"
    So do I. They were kinda cool. I've also got my sticker. Like others, my longest wait was the people looking up my name and address.
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Like others, my longest wait was the people looking up my name and address.
    Tell me about it. One time - I think it was my third time through that poll - the lady took forever to check my name and address. I wanted to jump over the table, wring her neck and say "look under S for 'Smith'! I've been listed at the same freakin' address ever since I died in 2006!"
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Our daughter's school is a polling place, so no gym today. She wore red, white, and blue and can't wait to smile and wave at voters waiting in line. Kinda cool.
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    Quote Originally posted by ColoGI View post
    Our daughter's school is a polling place, so no gym today. She wore red, white, and blue and can't wait to smile and wave at voters waiting in line. Kinda cool.
    Aww, how sweet!
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Anyone ever witness an encounter or have a run in themselves with a poll watcher?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Voted by absentee ballot. I wish I had a fancy sticker to show that I love America
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