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"Calling the State" in the US Elections

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:14 am

How does this work?

Are the ballots counted automatically as the TV channels "call the states" about 10 mins after the polls close.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:21 am

Historical patterns emerge so the stations will extrapolate that to a win or loss for a candidate base on past voting trends. Doesn't always work that way, but there you go. Until 100% of the precincts are in it's not a done thing but a reasonable guess.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:25 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Historical patterns emerge so the stations will extrapolate that to a win or loss for a candidate base on past voting trends. Doesn't always work that way, but there you go. Until 100% of the precincts are in it's not a done thing but a reasonable guess.


The cable networks will probably end up jumping the gun in a race for a scoop (and ratings). Remember how Fox and CNN did that with the Supreme Court Obamacare ruling? Everybody else was making fun of them for days.

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:35 am

Thanks , I am amazed that folk take the results as red before the votes are actually counted!!
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 11:24 am

Barnsley wrote:Thanks , I am amazed that folk take the results as red before the votes are actually counted!!


red (color) as in republican or re(a)d as in the past tense of read?

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Postby taxico » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:45 pm

oh no. the "confusion" has begun.

mitt: recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount!

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 1:06 pm

taxico wrote:oh no. the "confusion" has begun.

mitt: recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount!


don't you mean:

recount, congrats, recount, congrats, recount, congrats, recount, congrats, ad infinitum.....

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Postby taxico » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 2:27 pm

nakatago wrote:
taxico wrote:oh no. the "confusion" has begun.

mitt: recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount!


don't you mean:

recount, congrats, recount, congrats, recount, congrats, recount, congrats, ad infinitum.....


you know it! : )

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 07 Nov 2012 2:55 pm

taxico wrote:
nakatago wrote:
taxico wrote:oh no. the "confusion" has begun.

mitt: recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount, recount!


don't you mean:

recount, congrats, recount, congrats, recount, congrats, recount, congrats, ad infinitum.....


you know it! : )


Can't wait to get home. As video streaming sites are blocked here at work, I can't wait to watch video of Karl Rove breaking down.


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