This thing may not be over on 11/6

posted at 1:46 pm on October 28, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

I suppose I should feel a little bit guilty for saying it, particularly on the pages of a politically oriented publication, but I’m pretty tired of this election. It’s been going on roughly since Christmas of 2008 – or at least it feels that way. The GOP primary was actually pretty good this year and it revved up both my interest and enthusiasm far more than the parade of munchkins on both sides four years earlier. But once it was done, the whole thing began to feel like one, long tedious slog through the summer and an exhausting swamp march to just get it all over with. But now we’re only about ten days from the finish line and – hopefully – the beginning of Mitt Romney’s turn to see if we can’t turn this country around and get everyone back to work. So one week from this Tuesday night we can all breath a sigh of relief and just get back to our lives, right?

Maybe not, at least according to Alex Roraty. In addition to possible – though unlikely – recount scenarios, provisional ballots could tie things up in knots.

A court ruled that Pennsylvania’s strict new voter-ID law can’t take effect until after the election, for instance. Restrictions on groups that register voters in Florida were reversed, and Colorado’s secretary of state largely backed off a plan to force suspected noncitizens to provide proof of eligibility.

But several battlegrounds are notable exceptions. Virginia now requires voters to provide some kind of proof of identification, whether a driver’s license or utility bill. That’s a broader range of acceptable forms than most proposed voter-ID laws, but voters could still show up at the polls without any identification on hand. In that case, they’ll have to cast a provisional ballot and prove their identity later — a headache if officials are trying to determine the winner of a close race in their state.

Even more so than Virgina, Doug Mataconis notes that Ohio may have a huge and lengthy sorting process for absentee and provisional ballots.

The state where there could be a big Provisional Ballot problem, though, is Ohio where Secretary of State Jon Husted sent an application for an Absentee ballot to every registered voter in the state. According to his office, some 1.4 million voters returned the application and were mailed an Absentee Ballot. That number may increase since voters have until November 3rd to request an Absentee Ballot. So far, about 620,000 of those Absentee ballots have been returned and, under Ohio law, they must be postmarked no later than November 5th and received no later than ten days after Election Day in order to be counted. Here’s where things get complicated though. Under the law, if someone who has requested an Absentee Ballot shows up at their polling place on Election Day, they are required to cast a Provisional Ballot. The reasons for this are rather obvious,, of course. Once it’s been noted in a person’s voting record that they have requested an Absentee Ballot, there’s no way for the people at the poling place to know if they had already cast that ballot, or if it had been placed in the U.S. Mail prior to Election Day. The Provisional Ballot is intended to make sure that someone isn’t improperly voting twice, and it makes sense. Under the law, though, those Provisional Ballots cannot be counted before November 17th. So, if Ohio ends up being so close that the margin between the candidates is less than the number of Provisional Ballots cast (not to mention the unknown number of Absentee Ballots postmarked by November 5th and received by November 16th), then we may not actually know who won Ohio for at least ten days after the Election. Since many analysts see Ohio as the key to an Electoral College victory, that means it’s possible that we wouldn’t know who the next President is until some time just before Thanksgiving.

I tend to agree that recounts in most of the battleground states, while certainly possible, probably wouldn’t hold up a decision. The only time that’s going to happen is if one of the states in question is locking up enough electoral college votes to stop both candidates from getting to 270. And I think we’re at a reasonable level of certainty that we won’t see a 269-269 tie either. (The third scenario brought up by Roraty.) But the one state with the combination of many EC votes and lots of paper ballots to count is certainly Ohio. I saw yet another poll this morning showing the Buckeye State tied up at 49% each. If it plays out closely enough that the provisional and absentee ballots will carry the day, we’re in for a long wait full of hyperbolic screaming. And as much as I despise the idea, Obama and Romney truly are running to be President of Ohio at this point. There are almost no scenarios where either man gets a clear, well defined victory on the evening of November 6th without carrying that state.

So stock up on coffee aspirin. We may have a ways further to go than we thought.


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CNN Financial site (link won’t work posting in this field apparently) reports there are now 17 MILLION OBAMAPHONE users nationwide.

You think they are going to be motivated to get out and vote and keep their long distance plans?

TeaterTelecom for all.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

So stock up on coffee aspirin. We may have a ways further to go than we thought.

Don’t need to, not buying this.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Even more so than Virgina, Doug Mataconis notes that Ohio may have a huge and lengthy sorting process for absentee and provisional ballots.

The margin of cheating this election cycle will be FAR beyond all other elections combined.

Thousands of Lawyers will determine which Lawyer will be our President.

portlandon on October 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

TeaterTelecom for all.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2012 at 1:47 PM

And a chicken in every pot…

Kstag on October 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

We have to hope Romney’s victory is large enough to discourage all the shenanigans.

Darksean on October 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Jazz is jazzin’ us again. this is wishful thinking on the left’s part. it’ll be mitt with 300 electoral votes by 10 pm on tuesday nov 6.

gracie on October 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

If it’s not decided on 11/6 we all know how it will end up.

forest on October 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Romney will win Ohio outside the balance of outstanding provisional ballots. And, he may take Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc with him, thus leaving the outcome not in doubt even if Ohio’s decision becomes protracted.

We’ll know fairly early on what kind of night it will be, through early calls in Virginia, and perhaps New Hampshire.

Revenant on October 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

ps…..mitt will do an end run around bo to win and he won’t need ohio to do it.

gracie on October 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

This thing may not be over on 11/6
POSTED AT 1:46 PM ON OCTOBER 28, 2012 BY JAZZ SHAW

Yeah or NOT…look we heard this in 2004, too. Just because Gore/Bush 2000 happened recently doesn’t mean every other race is going to be like that, in fact, I believe counting 200 there have been only three such cases.

I’m willing to bet $20 that on Weds. it’ll be clear who the next POTUS will or will continue to be.

Democrats and the Media, but I repeat myself, like these stories because it buoys their wishcasting AND gives them something to write about and something to hope to write about….

Bottom-line: From history there is a 90% chance that on Weds. 7 November it will be clear who will be taking the oath on 20 January 2013.

Even though Kunta and Boy Bibb and Sequi and others will be spluttering about polls and exit polls and Diebold and degrees of separation of Romney or Romney’s first cousin once removed and Bain and Bain subsidiaries and Deibold, it will be clear who will be sworn in in January.

JFKY on October 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Romney will have well above 270 EVs even without Ohio & Pennsylvania. Even with the fraud and military ballot suppression. The margin should be in the 7-10% range nationwide, impervious to lawyers.

On the other hand, Dr. Utopia will have no trouble taking California, Illinois, New York, and the District of Columbia.

spiritof61 on October 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

It won’t be over for a while in the sense that there will be depressed Obots jumping out of windows for weeks as reality sets in, but the election will be decisive Nov 6th.

Southernblogger on October 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Exit question: Are Jazz Turd and Doug Matagayness lovers???

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

It will be over by 11:30 PM on November 6 2012 with Romney as the winner of the elections…

mnjg on October 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Anytime the liberals start quoting Doug Matagayness, you know they lost

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Exit question 2: Why does Hotair relegate Jazz Turd to football Sunday’s ????

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmhmhmhmhmhmmhmhhhhhmhmmm ??????

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I do recommend that any sane MSNBC employees take a leave of absence until the dust clears. Mr Tingles might create a hostage situation if he doesnt vapor lock on the spot.

Southernblogger on October 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Just to tick you off.

You’re that special.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I’m willing to bet $20 that on Weds. it’ll be clear who the next POTUS will or will continue to be.

You can literally place a bet on the election, just not in the US

http://www.globalnews.ca/gambling+sites+impressive+in+predicting+who+will+win+presidency/6442741920/story.html

bayam on October 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

No offense Jazz, but isn’t this story trotted out every election? I guess Florida and Wisconsin give it some validity.

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I know it takes 270 electoral votes to win the election, but do we have any figures on how many electoral votes Romney must get to prevent the left from saying he stole the election? 300? 350? All of them?

radjah shelduck on October 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Tokyo Jazz attempts to depress/scare conservatives with fear porn. What a pointless post.

diditagain on October 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Guys, Mitt is gonna win this thing by a healthy margin. All this talk of late nights and electoral college being tied is not gonna happen.

Jack_Burton on October 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

It won’t be over for a while in the sense that there will be depressed Obots jumping out of windows for weeks as reality sets in, but the election will be decisive Nov 6th.

Southernblogger on October 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I am going to go out and buy a new camcorder just in case you are right.

VegasRick on October 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Tokyo Jazz
diditagain on October 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Oh how cute.

What a pointless post.

diditagain on October 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Yet much less pointless than yours.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

This will be over on the 6th and Romney will be the clear winner.

echosyst on October 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Squish, squish, squish…

What’s that sound!

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

“Guys, Mitt is gonna win this thing by a healthy margin.”

Jazz Turd and Doug Matagayness are hopning otherwise

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

You can literally place a bet on the election, just not in the US

bayam on October 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Not even in Vegas or Atlantic City?

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

cozmo = Matagayness ????

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ????

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Guilty, no. You should feel just lame for bringing this up again. Let me indulge in similar wild fantasies … what if some of the considered solid blue states vote the other way and it doesn’t even really come down to many or any of the so-called battleground states and the EV count is so high for my candidate that no recounts would make a difference? I mean bcuz you pundits correctly predict all sorts of things that never happen. And considering the preposterous things I’ve read about online that are gonna happen, why not if what I think of happening gets the nod?

Even though any situation is 50/50 to go good or bad, I’ve never quite understood people who always choose to believe–and like voting it is a choice–that the bad has more of a chance of happening than the good other than that’s exactly what they expect or think they deserve. Ever think of trying it the other way? Just for a change?

stukinIL4now on October 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Romney and Ryan 356/182 EV, 55/44 popular.
Senate R 55/45
HOR picks up 17 more R seats.

jukin3 on October 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

What hand-wringing rubbish. This is going to be so over and done on November 6th it isn’t funny.

rrpjr on October 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

If it’s not over on Nov. 6, this nation is gonna lose its mind.

We’re all – Republicans/Dems/Indys/Other – so worn thin by the cynical media/Democrat battle to divide us, that I think that there would be a national psychological breakdown.

We need one or the other to win by a comfortable margin: Either 0bama, to show the rest of us that America is lost, and to batten down the hatches for national collapse, or Romney, to show that America came to its senses and threw out a charlatan.

But we don’t have the national resilience anymore in 2012 to withstand a 2000-style recount.

The nation would explode.

We all need to pray.

cane_loader on October 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

cozmo = Matagayness ????

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Maybe.

Eph = ignorant nutball with a victimization fixation…most definitely.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

NumbersMuncher ‏@NumbersMuncher

That makes 13 days in a row Romney has been at or above 50 in Gallup, and six in a row on Rasmussen at 50.

Resist We Much on October 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I know it takes 270 electoral votes to win the election, but do we have any figures on how many electoral votes Romney must get to prevent the left from saying he stole the election? 300? 350? All of them?

radjah shelduck on October 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Romney could win 49 states, and that would be held up as proof positive that he cheated.

cane_loader on October 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

The two most important metrics to determine the winner and loser of the elections are very much against Obama. These metrics are the enthusiasm of the Obama base from 2008 and the numbers of Obama White Voters from 2008 who will be voting for Romney in 2012. If only 3% of Obama total voters from 2008 stay home in 2012 combined with only 10% of Obama White Voters from 2008 switching for Romney in 2012 then Obama is certain to lose the elections. I am certain that at least 3% of Obama total voters from 2008 are going to stay home in 2012 and at least 10% of Obama White Voters from 2008 are going to switch for Romney in 2012 and hence Obama is certain to lose the elections.

mnjg on October 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Sorry cozmo, but it is time to let conservative websites know that crap articles like this do no good for the conservative cause. I want actual news and analysis on Hot Air, not fear porn.

diditagain on October 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Winning FL, NC, VA, CO, IA, WI will give Romney 273

bayview on October 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I want actual news and analysis on Hot Air, not fear porn.

diditagain on October 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Yet traffic analysis shows differently.

And being a commercial enterprise, Hot Gas posts articles to draw traffic and encourage controversy.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

There are almost no scenarios where either man gets a clear, well defined victory on the evening of November 6th without carrying that state.

So stock up on coffee aspirin. We may have a ways further to go than we thought.

Obama will under-perform his polling. Romney will carry enough of the swing states so that he doesn’t need Ohio–Romney will carry Iowa, NH, Florida, Virginia, and Colorado, as well as likely winning Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Even the Dems aren’t going to contest recounts in several states at the same time.

ghostwriter on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

It will be over by 11 pm on election night with a Romney win

Conservative4ev on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I want actual news and analysis on Hot Air, not fear porn.

diditagain on October 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

I concur.

rrpjr on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

So, just to change the subject,

I am curious what the overseas reaction in places like the U.K and France will be if 0bama loses. Will we be subjected to a barrage of articles on how once again America proved that it cannot shed its racist past?

cane_loader on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

You can literally place a bet on the election, just not in the US

bayam on October 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Not even in Vegas or Atlantic City?

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Not sure about Atlantic City, but the Nevada Gaming Commission prohibits betting on elections. Given the early ties between organized crime and Vegas, there may be a good reason why. You don’t want Joe the Shark on the line to lose a million if your candidate wins an election.

bayam on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Chart of the Day: Net Change In Voter Registrations By Party Affiliation As Of September 2012

Compares registrations in states in 2012 to registrations in both 2010 and 2008.

Resist We Much on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Jazz Shaw repeating the only meme the left can hang onto.

Ignore the two independent national polls showing consistent 3-4 point leads, with the incumbent at 46-47 (which spells a Romney landslide).

Lets focus on states and wacky ways Obama can win — despite no candidate ever losing who scored a national popular vote more than 1%.

If Obama were up 50-46 in Gallup for 13 straight days these memes would never see the light of day.

kevinkristy on October 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Let’s help Mitt take Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and put Ohio out of it’s misery.

Fleuries on October 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

It will be over by 11 pm on election night with a Romney win

Conservative4ev on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I almost never touch hard alcohol.

But maybe it may be wise to pick up the tiny size bottle of Gentleman Jack or Crown or something.

Nov. 6 is going to be hella streesful.

cane_loader on October 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Why all this emphasis on Ohio? Romney could take Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Ohio may not be the important one at all. All this specualtion is based on the last election and the hope there are screw-ups. I don’t see it that way.

Deanna on October 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

jukin3 on October 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Can’t really see that rosy scenario, especially a senate with 55 R.

bayview on October 28, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Obama and the Democrats are lying, cheating ruthless scoundrels and they’ll try every devious trick in the book to steal this election. Can’t let them do it and they must be kicked to the curb every time they try.

rplat on October 28, 2012 at 2:20 PM

the last 5 yards are sometimes the toughest, Jazz. Hang in there and let’s seal this deal.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Jazz Shaw, another lifetime member EEYORE. I recall how we were also supposed to have a brokered convention. Knock it off.

leftnomore on October 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

A couple of must-see blasts from the past:

Pic of the Day: Too Close To Call

Hey, Remember When Bush Was Going To Win 446 Electoral Votes and Gore Only 92 Or Bush Would Win The Popular Vote And Lose The Electoral College In 2000?

Resist We Much on October 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Was that RCP article from 2000 for real? The predictions are so far off, it seems as if it was made up to discredit them…

ghostwriter on October 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

but voters could still show up at the polls without any identification on hand. In that case, they’ll have to cast a provisional ballot and prove their identity later

Then they should be sent home.

I hate the entire idea of “provisional ballots“. If citizens are too dumb or lazy to drag their sorry … to properly register, to have no more ID on them then they need for, oh, cashing a check or about a thousand other things, and to know how and when to show up to vote, then they probably should not be allowed to have any impact on the choices for the future of this (at least once) great nation. It used to be called citizenship.

IrishEyes on October 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Was that RCP article from 2000 for real? The predictions are so far off, it seems as if it was made up to discredit them…

ghostwriter on October 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Yes, it was real. Came from the Wayback Machine.

Resist We Much on October 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Not sure about Atlantic City, but the Nevada Gaming Commission prohibits betting on elections. Given the early ties between organized crime and Vegas, there may be a good reason why. You don’t want Joe the Shark on the line to lose a million if your candidate wins an election.

bayam on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Prolly the same in AC then.

Good idea, then.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

For Romney, it’s not just winning but winning beyond the measure of fraud. He has to win significantly or else…. I don’t even want to think about this if the lawyers get involved.

Yakko77 on October 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

So Rasmussen has it 50-47 and Gallup has it 50-46… for Romney. With 9 days to go. (The incumbent at, um, 46-47.)

And Jazz Shaw decides to write a post on how this will be a close election.

kevinkristy on October 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

This thing may not be over on 11/6

It won’t be. It will be over on December 17 (the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December) when the Electoral College casts their ballots because the President isn’t elected by popular vote.

single stack on October 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Well AP says advantage obama in electoral votes?

sandee on October 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

So Rasmussen has it 50-47 and Gallup has it 50-46… for Romney. With 9 days to go. (The incumbent at, um, 46-47.)

And Jazz Shaw decides to write a post on how this will be a close election.

kevinkristy on October 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Wishful thinking on his part…

MGardner on October 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

It won’t be. It will be over on December 17 (the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December) when the Electoral College casts their ballots because the President isn’t elected by popular vote.

single stack on October 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Try telling that to urbane defeatist who believes we stole the election via Florida.

And I too prefer a single stack mag.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Moochelle is already planning on ways to milk their government golden parachute pensions for all they’re worth, I’m sure.

Junkets galore!

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Well AP says advantage obama in electoral votes?

sandee on October 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

When you are winning by 4 points nationally, state polls don’t matter…

MGardner on October 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Another Jazz Shaw epic fail.

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

If this happens, what’s the over/under on dead people and mickey mouse votes?

Whats a Seawolf on October 28, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I actually think OH will be a big clusterfark and take several days to sort out– but we get IA, WI, and either PA and/or MI so it’s a moot point

The OH absentee process this year was so stupidly designed and obviously flawed– the thought that this could tie up the election results for over a week is really nauseating

thurman on October 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Imagine Obama up 50-47 (Ras) and 50-46 (Gallup) with 9 days to go… and DailyKos writing a story how this race will come down to recounts?

I am so sick of the eeyores on our side buying into the Left’s only remaining narrative.

This will be a landslide. Romney 52-47. Take it to the bank.

kevinkristy on October 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/19933026/mta-subways-ready-for-hurricane-sandy

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Catastrophe coming!!!!

Benghazi what? Economy huh? Romney who?


NYC media in full Armageddon panic.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Maybe Jazz should pen another phony acllegation that Romney wears $2000 Italian shoes.

bayview on October 28, 2012 at 2:39 PM

You can literally place a bet on the election, just not in the US

http://www.globalnews.ca/gambling+sites+impressive+in+predicting+who+will+win+presidency/6442741920/story.html

bayam on October 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Wow, Obama seems like a lock.

Hope you bet the farm on that, pal.

spinach.chin on October 28, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Well, one Premier Vegas Oddsmaker, has already called it a landslide win for Romney, and has been declaring it since early summer. I personally have no doubts about it. The only thing to bet on (if we could) would be the margin of victory, in the popular vote, the EC totals, and probably state-by-state results.

But, if something nefarious happens and this isn’t decisively finished on election night, strap yourselves in for a very, very rough ride ahead – there will be blood.

Harbingeing on October 28, 2012 at 2:44 PM

If you followed Jazz Shaw’s previous posts, you will note he has been writing snarky attacks at Romney. He will not be too happy if Romney wins in a walk.

bayview on October 28, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Jazz is jazzin’ us again. this is wishful thinking on the left’s part. it’ll be mitt with 300 electoral votes by 10 pm on tuesday nov 6.

gracie on October 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

My pick 9pm PST. Everyone can get to bed early. But why would you want to? I want to see Barky cry like a little whiney girl on concession night. The same thing for the gang at Pravda, Ed Schultz, Chrissie Mathews, and Lawrence O’Donnell though I do have a feeling the Rachel Maddow will be the one to take it like a man…

jrgdds on October 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

bayview on October 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

You are a genius. That is what I thought.

Now you know you have no hope. But change?

I am betting on November 7th but the over/under is the 30th.

IlikedAUH2O on October 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

“Jazz Shaw repeating the only meme the left can hang onto. ”

Note to Salem Industries: if you are to be taken seriously as a Christian organization, you need to rid your blogs of these KOS-plants

Eph on October 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Yea, I’ve been saying for some time, this will not end that easily, if Romney wins! The chicago thug machines are planning Riots and all sorts of Intimidation! It’s going to get ugly. Just don’t get suckered in. Let the Moron Leftists do their thing and blow up their own little world.
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paratisi on October 28, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Dense Buckeyes

Mitt should tell Ohio voters about the Messiah’s plan for 55 mpg cars.

The UAW guys will coast for a long time but the suppliers’ workers will find themselves discovering the REAL tedium of long unemployment lines.

IlikedAUH2O on October 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

So, just to change the subject,

I am curious what the overseas reaction in places like the U.K and France will be if 0bama loses. Will we be subjected to a barrage of articles on how once again America proved that it cannot shed its racist past?

cane_loader on October 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

probably yes. i however would love to see someone here in the states with the you know whats to reply back with an article about how Europe has still yet to shed its own racial bias and how they have learned absolutely NOTHING from the horrors in their own past ie. the Holocaust as seen by the overwhelming amount of antisemetic garbage still going on over there thanks to them embracing the so called peacefull religion of Islam.

katee bayer on October 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Not even in Vegas or Atlantic City?

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Not likely, because the law makes elections much easier to fix than sports events.

slickwillie2001 on October 28, 2012 at 2:52 PM

One would think that the Candidate that is leading in every poll nine days out would have the upper hand in an election wouldn’t you? Not AP…. they have a piece out today saying obama has the upper hand in the electoral vote. So I guess it’s better to be behind because the AP thinks that makes you a shoe-in…

sandee on October 28, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I plan to stay up to see VA called for Romney, and then go to bed happy after Ohio is also called for Romney. Figure I’ll be in bed before 11pm.

stefanite on October 28, 2012 at 2:53 PM

OTOH – as my nic suggests, all my life I have been somewhat tuned-in to receiving various harbingers in the past, which foretold future events.

Well, just yesterday I was very unexpectedly “gifted” over 15lbs of packaged jerky – about exactly what I needed for my long-term food storage needs. Well, as I spent the evening re-packaging it all into 8-oz vacuum-sealed bag portions, I could not shake “that feeling.” Make of it what you will.

Harbingeing on October 28, 2012 at 2:56 PM

There are almost no scenarios where either man gets a clear, well defined victory on the evening of November 6th without carrying that state.

I disagree. A win in WI and say IA (take your pick of a number of plausible BG states) and team RR have this thing wrapped up without OH.

MJBrutus on October 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

This thing may not be over on 11/6

…not that the left will not be constantly trying…with ballots for the Afghan troops being lost in plane crashes or making it back here in time…there will be problems with certain absentee ballots… bus loads of questionable voters ferried to the polls for early voting…machines will be screwed up on election day…polls will remain open past closing time again in certain demographics…etc. etc. etc.

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Mitt should get his own Cairo Speech ready.

Everything Obama said, reverse it.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I’m really worn though with this doom and gloom scenario business. “What if…it’s a tie… if there’s a recount…etc.”

What if monkeys suddenly fly out of my ears?

I suppose, in the realm of ‘all things are possible’ it could happen. However, history and probability say it’s not likely.

Why worry before we have good cause? IF it happens, then I’ll take it as it comes. Until then, I’m enjoying the campaign.

thatsafactjack on October 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM

So stock up on coffee aspirin.

Will need it for the consequences of a 12 pk of Blue Moon celebrating into the wee hours an RR stomping.

hillsoftx on October 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Why worry before we have good cause? IF it happens, then I’ll take it as it comes. Until then, I’m enjoying the campaign.

thatsafactjack on October 28, 2012 at 3:08 PM

The reason we have good cause to worry is a combination of the out-of-the-closet media bias, and four years of 0bama ignoring whatever laws he doesn’t like and legislative from the White House by Executive Order.

Respectfully, if you are not slightly afraid of a “black swan” moment engineered by 0bama and Co., have you been paying attention at the foul play that’s been going down in America?

cane_loader on October 28, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Romney and Ryan 356/182 EV, 55/44 popular.
Senate R 55/45
HOR picks up 17 more R seats.

jukin3 on October 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

This. I think that the it will be well outside the margin of fraud, and I think that we’ll know on the 6th.

I also think that we’re seeing alot of the “bradley effect” in these polls.

Sarge (Ret)

AFSarge on October 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM

This is a bunch of bs, such as is the AP “Obama looks good on the EV map” crap, today. They are wishcasting.

Hannity is a fool for requesting days of voting extentions. It will only allow the leftists to cheat more.

Vote for Obama and this is the future.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Prediction for Ohio:
Nov 6 romney wins by 100,000 votes with 300,000 absentees/provisionals outstanding

Nov 16 ballot count 190,000 to Obama 110,000 to Romney. Romney wins by 20,000 votes.

Nov 18 recount #1 Obama actually had 195,000 absentees

Nov 21 recount #2 Obama actually had 197,000

Nov 25 recount #3 Obama actually had 199,000

Nov 26 an envelope of absentees is found in a car trunk in Cleveland

Nov 30 recount #4 Obama gets 200,100 absentee votes and declared landslide winner of Ohio.

tdarrington on October 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

May Romney get over 300 EVs so that this all gets negated.

Obama suspended his campaign “to watch the storm”. He watched the Benghazi attack in the situation room. Now he watches storms. He knows he’s cooked, unless they cheat.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Either Team Romney will win big and it will be no contest…

… or Obowma and his goons will steal the election.

Fun, isn’t it…?

Seven Percent Solution on October 28, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Mitt should get his own Cairo Speech ready.

Everything Obama said, reverse it.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 3:06 PM

…and play video of all Obama, Hillary, Rice, Panetta, Carney said…with explanations, so the public sees that they have blood on their hands.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 3:18 PM

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