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#21 RShack

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:02 AM

This is the 1st election in my lifetime when the entire pre-election season transpired with TV refusing to discuss any actual issues.  On  the few occasions when I saw somebody on TV try to enter into a discussion of issues (beyond just naming the issues), the topic was quickly changed.   All the discussion was just about the 2 celebrities candidates, 100% of it.   

 

It's now 100% so-called "breaking news", soundbites, gossip, and polls.  And analysis thereof. No discussion of issues is permitted.

 

We can thank what they call "the news cycle" for this.  

 

No, that's wrong...   "the news cycle" is the mythical thing they invented to blame it on whenever they get criticized for being vacuous and always following the bouncing ball...


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:14 AM

I voted early this year, and it was the easiest thing ever. I went two Saturdays ago, to the Ellicott City library. Got there at about 4PM, no line, in and out in about 10 minutes. I'm going to try to vote early from now on.


My mom voted early as well and said it was great too.

Very efficient. She was done quickly and that was the case even though there was a line.
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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:21 AM

A 45 minute wait in Hopewell Township in York PA at 7:30 AM. Crowed but moved at a steady pace.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:53 AM

I voted early this year, and it was the easiest thing ever. I went two Saturdays ago, to the Ellicott City library. Got there at about 4PM, no line, in and out in about 10 minutes. I'm going to try to vote early from now on.
My mom voted early as well and said it was great too. Very efficient. She was done quickly and that was the case even though there was a line.
Yeah I voted early as well at the library on Eastern Ave. In and out in 10 minutes. There was a long line when I walked past the library later at like 5pm but at 3:30, no line. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 09:55 AM

I found this mildly interesting-   http://www.nytimes.c...sing-times.html
I hope we know early! If HRC wins North Carolina & Florida, I think we will.    I've always loved election night, I used to make a chart as a kid with all of the states written on them. 
I think we'll know early with Florida North Carolina and PA all on the east coast. If Trump takes two of those, we might have to wait up for Nevada Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 10:52 AM

My first time voting today. My first time really paying attention, but I really found myself caring more about the local issues. Like hoping that the money they want to borrow for schools actually goes there, and actually puts heat and AC in there.

Is there anything shady about early voting? Some states don't allow it. Do the results of early voting effect how the candidates campaign going forward? Or do officials see that one candidate is winning big in a state, so they "make sure" the other narrows the gap on election day for drama, tv. I wouldn't put anything past anyone in this process.

Or are the early votes kept secret and locked up until today and are counted along with the rest? Feel like that would be fair anyway.
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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:17 AM

I think early votes are not counted until election day, but the number of dems/reps/ind/other who vote early is released. At least that's what I've gathered from reading 538's analysis of early voting.

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:26 AM

Ohio

North Carolina
Florida

 

If Trump loses any of these you can turn your TV off because Hillary wins.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:41 AM

Voting in Oregon is wonderful. All ballots are mailed to voters, you can either mail them back in or drop them off. No lines!



#30 RampageBassoon

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:44 AM

My first time voting today. My first time really paying attention, but I really found myself caring more about the local issues. Like hoping that the money they want to borrow for schools actually goes there, and actually puts heat and AC in there. Is there anything shady about early voting? Some states don't allow it. Do the results of early voting effect how the candidates campaign going forward? Or do officials see that one candidate is winning big in a state, so they "make sure" the other narrows the gap on election day for drama, tv. I wouldn't put anything past anyone in this process. Or are the early votes kept secret and locked up until today and are counted along with the rest? Feel like that would be fair anyway.

Early voting is a great alternative for people who have to work on Tuesdays or for the millions who go vote after church. Nothing shady about it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Posted 08 November 2016 - 11:45 AM

Ohio
North Carolina

Florida
 
If Trump loses any of these you can turn your TV off because Hillary wins.



And if he wins all 3, there's still a good chance he loses in a super close election. He'd need N.H. and Nevada (the latter seems very unlikely based on early voting) or invade her firewall and take a state like PA, MI, or CO.

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:00 PM

I didn't see ketchup, mustard, or relish on the ballot. This wasn't the hot dog race?

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:34 PM

For the first time ever I didn't vote for POTUS.

I still voted but left that portion blank

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:39 PM

Ohio

North Carolina
Florida

 

If Trump loses any of these you can turn your TV off because Hillary wins.

He's going to win all 3 but it still won't be enough.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:58 PM

He's going to win all 3 but it still won't be enough.


If he wins all three I think it will be very close

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"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:03 PM

He's going to win all 3 but it still won't be enough.

 

It's been close in recent polling in FL, but I don't think he wins.

 

Do like him to win Ohio.  NC flip, but I think he wins.

 

Every forecaster tonight will be talking FL, FL, FL... but Mike is right, it's about Pennsylvania.



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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:09 PM

It's been close in recent polling in FL, but I don't think he wins.

Do like him to win Ohio. NC flip, but I think he wins.

Every forecaster tonight will be talking FL, FL, FL... but Mike is right, it's about Pennsylvania.


If we wins those three and loses PA there is still a path

Would require winning NH NM and CO assuming he loses NV and wins AZ

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"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:10 PM

For the first time ever I didn't vote for POTUS.

I still voted but left that portion blank

 

I did something similar.

 

Wouldn't have if Maryland was a swing state, though.



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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:11 PM

And if he somehow taps into a rust belt state look out

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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#40 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 02:11 PM

Silver has Clinton with a 77% chance of winning PA, 58.3% in NV, 55.5% in NC and 55.1% in FL, but who knows how accurate that is.






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