7 p.m.: Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina

posted at 6:16 pm on November 6, 2012 by Allahpundit

Free advice, take it or leave it: Don’t start obsessing about Ohio until we have a better sense of what’s happening in Virginia. Everyone’s going to go crazy when the OH early voting totals are revealed sometime after 7:30, as that’ll be the first strong sign of whether Romney’s overperforming or not. But there’s a reason I listed VA as a “prerequisite” in yesterday’s post on electoral math. Losing it won’t kill Romney but it’ll put him in the ICU; it would wipe out 13 of the 18 EVs he’s hoping to gain from Ohio. If he drops VA, then he’d have to win Ohio and Wisconsin and Iowa and another state or else somehow pull the rabbit out of the hat in Pennsylvania. Virginia is a big, big deal, and right now it’s a pure toss-up. Team Mitt likes what they’re seeing, though:

Southwestern Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania are reportedly seeing big turnout for Romney. In both states, these are the rural conservative regions and Romney needs to run up his numbers in these areas.

Here’s the state’s page for election returns. Politico flags Henrico and Prince William Counties as ones to watch; both went for O last time. Given how tight the race is and the fact that Virgil Goode is a native son, the third-party vote here could potentially be a problem.

North Carolina is Romney’s safest swing state, so much so that I didn’t bother putting it up on the board in yesterday’s “electoral math made easy” post. RCP’s average has him ahead by three points exactly, so there’s your first benchmark in measuring whether GOP turnout nationally is higher than expected tonight. If this state is called early, that’s a good omen. If Obama somehow makes a contest of it, might be time to start drinking. You can follow the returns here.

Now for the big one. O led by 2.9 points in the final RCP average but anecdotal reports today are promising. First, a shot of optimism from Ari Fleischer:

Early voting is up in red counties and down in blue counties from 2008, which is what you’d expect and necessary for a Romney win. WaPo has a nice rundown of benchmarks for key counties: O’s aiming for close to 70 percent in Cuyahoga County, a la what he pulled in 2008, and he’s hoping to cut into Romney’s advantage in Delaware County the way he did to McCain, winning 36,000 votes there versus 27,000 for Kerry in 2004. Franklin County has gotten more Democratic over the last three elections, with Obama winning it in 60-39 four years ago, and both sides are hoping to win Hamilton County, which was reliably red until O won it in 2008. Here’s the Secretary of State’s page for returns. You can click the link there to view by county.

We’ve got a handy dandy Townhall election widget in the front page sidebar for you to follow results. Politico has a county-by-county map of the whole country to help simplify things too. And here’s the livestream for Ed and Guy Benson co-hosting the Hugh Hewitt show. One bit of recommended reading before we get into updates and results: This piece from National Journal explains in detail why Ohio’s rules for provisional ballots might, might lead to a weeks-long clusterfark a la Florida 2000. If you think Romney (or Obama) will win handily tonight then it’s no sweat, but do note that the candidates themselves are well prepared for this eventuality. Romney allegedly has a “go team” ready to roll.

Update: Mitt projecting confidence:

Speaking with reporters on his campaign plane for the last time, Mitt Romney revealed that he’s only written one speech so far.

“I just finished writing a victory speech,” he told the travelling press. “It’s about 1,118 words. And, uh, I’m sure it will change before I’m finished, because I haven’t passed it around to my family and friends and advisers to get their reaction, but I’ve only written one speech at this point.”

Update: The polls in Indiana closed at 6 p.m. ET. Victory is a foregone conclusion there for Romney but not for Richard Mourdock. As I’m writing this, the Indiana Secretary of State’s page is slow so I’m tracking returns on Politico’s page.

Update: Not unexpected, but not good either:

Update: It’s still early in Indiana but David Freddoso notices that Mourdock is underperforming McCain’s county numbers thus far — in a state that McCain lost narrowly. Ari Fleischer sees positive signs for O in Indiana too, but we’ll need Virginia numbers before we can try to deduce any national trends.

Update: Chris Cillizza of WaPo tweets that the bellwether counties in Virginia are Prince William and Loudoun. Both went to Obama in 2008 and then to Bob McDonnell in the gubernatorial race in 2009.

Update: A case study in why you shouldn’t trust early exit polls. According to CNN, the partisan split in Ohio tonight is D+7, which nearly equals the D+8 that Democrats produced in Obama’s wave year of 2008. No way is that correct.

Update: There’s good news in the dubious exit polls too.

Update: Another bellwether for you to watch in Virginia: Fairfax Villa in Fairfax County.

In 2004, John Kerry won Fairfax County, but lost Virginia 54-46. To be precise, Bush got 53.7% in Virginia. He got 52.5% in Fairfax Villa.

In 2008, Virginia voted 52.6% for Obama, and Fairfax Villa voted 53.0% for Obama.

A year later, in the governor election, the precinct and the state swung back to Republicans, big time. Virginia voted 58.6% for Bob McDonnell, and Fairfax Villa voted 60.1% for McDonnell.

Update: With nearly 15 percent reporting, Mourdock trails Joe Donnelly by two-tenths of a point.

Update: Over at the RCP live blog, Sean Trende is watching Virginia: “But with 77% in, Chesterfield [County] is 45% for Obama. That’s what he got last time. If that holds, it is very difficult for Romney to win.”

Update: Why Virginia is close:

Update: Consensus on Twitter right now among experts I follow, including Trende, is that Romney isn’t doing what he needs to do in the suburbs in Virginia to turn the state red. It’s still early and college towns appear to be underperforming for Obama, but the state looks to be close, which is in line with the RCP average showing Obama up by less than half a point. Voting in the state could be extended for hours tonight, so if you haven’t gone yet, now’s the time.

Update: Extremely early in Ohio but unless I’m misreading this, the Secretary of State has already posted the early voting totals. O leads right now by roughly 190,000 votes, which is just about what Jay Cost estimated this morning. Obama’s early vote lead from “strong” blue counties versus “strong” red counties four years ago was 323,000.

Update: Don’t give up on Virginia yet:

Update: Another hopeful sign from Conn Carroll: Romney’s up by 12 with 80 percent reporting in Chesapeake County, which Obama won narrowly four years ago.

Update: With 26 percent in, Romney’s lead in North Carolina is less than a point. But Jim Geraghty reports that the mood among GOP insiders about NC, FL, and especially VA has improved markedly in the past half hour or so.

Update: Meanwhile in Indiana, hopes of repealing ObamaCare are waning. Mourdock trails by more than three points with more than 45 percent reporting.

Update: Back in Virginia, Romney’s atoning for his underperformance in Chesterfield County with big numbers up north:

Ben Domenech also now thinks Romney will hang on in Virginia. Fingers crossed.

Update: Patrick Ruffini spies a 16-point swing against Obama in Arlington County and is now wondering if Virginia might even be called for the GOP before Florida.

Update: Erika and MKH have you covered in Pennsylvania and Michigan, but I’m hearing that news outlets just called the Senate race in PA for Bob Casey and the presidential race in MI for Obama at the top of the hour. That takes one potential Romney longshot state off the table and makes Pennsylvania seem unlikely. But then, Ohio and Wisconsin have always been our best bets.

Update: Tim Carney, who noted Fairfax Villa as a key bellwether in one of the updates above, is in Fairfax County tonight and doesn’t like what he sees. Interesting difference of opinion right now between him and Trende on the one hand and Rove and Ruffini on the other about Romney using northern Virginia to pull this out.

Update: With 62.5 percent reporting and more than six and a half million votes counted, Romney leads in Florida — by 12,000 votes. Bush/Gore deja vu!

Update: Oof — multiple news outlets now calling Pennsylvania for Obama. That leaves Minnesota as the only longshot on the table for Romney. If, as expected, that goes blue too, then he needs to win either Ohio or Wisconsin. And if Virginia slips through his fingers, he’ll need to win both.

Update: Some quick and dirty electoral math for you now that Michigan and Pennsylvania are off the table. If Obama holds on in Minnesota and Nevada, which he’s expected to do, then he’s at 243 electoral votes. Florida has 29, so if he pulls the upset there, then he doesn’t need any other state. He’d be at 272 and that would be it. Romney desperately needs to hold that slim lead in FL. If instead O pulls an upset in Virginia, that would put him at 256. He could get to 270 then with Ohio or with Wisconsin plus any other state or with Colorado plus Iowa.

Update: Oh boy. Fox News just called Wisconsin for Obama. All down to Ohio now for Romney. He needs to win OH + FL + VA + one other state.

Update: CBS just called New Hampshire for Obama, which simplifies things. If Romney doesn’t hold on in Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina and win Ohio and Iowa or Colorado, he’s done.

Oh: And Fox News just called the Indiana Senate for Joe Donnelly.

Update: With nearly 80 percent in, Obama’s actually ahead in Florida by 14,000 votes. And the word on Twitter is that he’s doing well in the bellwether counties.

Update: ABC just called Minnesota for Obama so all the longshots are now off the table. I assume Nevada will be called within the next 20 minutes or so (it’s 9:55 p.m. ET right now), which means Romney’s remaining path will be basically set. FL + VA + NC + OH + either CO or IA. Or bust.

Update: The good news is, with almost 77 percent in, Romney holds a lead in Virginia of nearly 90,000 votes. The bad news is in Florida, where, with 87 percent in, Obama’s clinging to a 37,000-vote lead. At the RCP blog, Tom Bevan says the remaining precincts there should favor … Obama.

Update: As noted above, Obama leads in Florida by 37,000 votes. Right now, Gary Johnson has … 39,000 votes.

Update: Elsewhere, in the suddenly forgotten state of Ohio, Obama holds a 90,000-vote lead with roughly half the state reporting.

Update: As of 10:30 ET, Romney’s ahead in the national popular vote by 1.3 million votes. Only eight percent of New York has reported, though, and none of the west coast has come in yet, so expect that to disappear quickly. Realistically, if Obama’s on his way to 300 or so electoral votes, he’s not going to lose the popular vote.

Update: O’s up by only 16,000 votes in Florida with nine percent of the state still be counted, but a big chunk of that is in Miami-Dade County, where 30 percent of the vote is still outstanding. That’s Obama’s stronghold; assuming that remaining 30 percent trends blue, he’s going to pad his lead, not lose it.

Update: At 10:54 ET, Romney finally wins the swing state that everyone thought would be easy pickings. The AP just called North Carolina for him. With nearly 98 percent reporting, he leads by two points. Meanwhie, with two-thirds of the vote in, Obama continues to lead in Ohio by 80,000 votes.

Update: Just as I’m reporting the first big Romney victory of the night, the Denver Post is calling Colorado for Obama. That makes the math easy: Romney now needs Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and Iowa. A loss in any of those states ends it.

Update: I’m hearing that George Allen has conceded to Tim Kaine in the Virginia Senate race, which bodes ill for Romney’s chances. He leads by 13,000 votes but there are blue counties still to come in. Larry Sabato called the state a likely win for O just 10 minutes ago.

Looks like the writing’s on the wall. The networks are holding off on calling these states, I think, simply because it amounts to calling the entire election.

Update: NBC just called Iowa for Obama. Assuming all the calls made by the networks are correct tonight (some Republicans are holding out hope for Wisconsin, although it’s been called by both Fox and ABC), then the election’s all but over. We’re just waiting on Nevada now, O’s strongest swing state, to clinch 271.

Update: At 11:13 ET, NBC calls Ohio for Obama. Fox follows a minute later. Ballgame.

Update: Assuming O holds on in Florida and ekes it out in Virginia, he’ll have swept all the swing states except NC and will finish with 332 electoral votes, not far off the pace from the 365 he won four years ago. Nearly four years of a miserable economy plus hundreds of millions of dollars in conservative campaign spending was worth 32 electoral votes. Indiana and North Carolina, essentially.

Update: I guess it’s time.

Update: This result is so bad that I think we need to double dip on misery videos. Did the Democrats actually pick up Senate seats this year?

Update: At 12:40 a.m., both the AP and CBS are calling Virginia for Obama. He’s over 300 EVs now, I believe. Still waiting on Florida, where he leads by 50,000 votes with 97.5 percent reporting. He’s ahead in the popular vote now too, with most of California and 20 percent of New York still to report.


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ed schultz the military vote in va will go to obama

lol

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I am stuck at work. Can’t drink until I get home.

portlandon on November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

If I wouldn’t have had a drink for every time I said that I’d still have a job.

Phoenix7 on November 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

HaHa, Drudge took his crap down.

JPeterman on November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

What did he have up?

JetBoy on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Unless Mourdock’s numbers improve – and fast – he’s going to be utterly crushed when the number come in from more cities.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

In-Trade is historically dead wrong.

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

It’s holding steady at 70-30. That’s probably good news for Romney. If there was information floating around that was positive for Obama, it would be shooting up to 95%, like it did with President Kerry.

HitNRun on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Jackie, what’s the temperature?

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I am stuck at work. Can’t drink until I get home.

portlandon on November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’m drinking for you, no worries.

JPeterman on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

KCB on November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I should be doing last minute preparations and obsessing over this party… but I wanted to be here to enjoy a few minutes with you guys. :)

thatsafactjack on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

ed schultz the military vote in va will go to obama

lol

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Ed is sniffing bath salts tonight, yes?

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

While beaming, Obama will tell voters he is the first president since Andrew Jackson in 1832 to win re-election by garnering a lower percentage of the vote than the first time.

And the crowd will cheer overwhelming and shout out:

MESSIAH, MESSIAH, YOU ARE THE MESSIAH. We love you.

America is dead. The new America is alive and well.

The 22 amendment will be repealed.

Obama, the new Castro.

technopeasant on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’ve got my EV map up ready to paint it red.

Cody1991 on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

My Ulcer.

portlandon on November 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

151 rum will cauterize it. Or not.

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM
i just sent ‘parts’ to mars…i didnt get to go..
and believe me when i lived in cali mars looked darn good…

going2mars on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

FWIW, NYT Map:

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president

gh on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

What did he have up?

JetBoy on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

One stupid line after another, until he got sick of himself.

Now he’s with reality.

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Thanks. I think it is gonna happen.

KCB on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

151 rum will cauterize it. Or not.

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

All beverages need to come with flame arresters.

tom daschle concerned on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

NBC calls IN and KY for Mitt Romney, VT for Obama. No surprises there.

Longing4Lincoln on November 6, 2012

Well, Indiana is a flip from 2008, but also one of those states that has been “trending” toward Romney, so its good to see that the idea of that turned out true.

JonPrichard on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

ed schultz the military vote in va will go to obama

lol

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM

What military vote?

They didn’t even bother to count it last time.

fiatboomer on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

must be…

:)

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

HornetSting on November 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM

*clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Don’t be afraid, this is in the bag. R&R have this – landslide!

Panther on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Desperately hope I’m wrong, but my final map is Obama 277 Romney 261. I’m strangely calm at the moment; perhaps resigned to a more realistic/pessimistic expectation. I hope y’all are right and I’m dead wrong.

jjraines on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Really interesting exit poll number in VA: 40+ say economy getting better, 91% of those go Obama. Much better than the 29% who say that the economy is poor, only 70% of those voting for Romney. That’s encouraging.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I’m more nervous than I was on my wedding days…yes both of them.

Vigilante on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

thatsafactjack on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Glad to see you I will keep an eye out for you!

KCB on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Romney winning Indys in VA per Fox 12 points. almost 20 points for seniors.

wargamer6 on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

fiatboomer on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

he’s delusional

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

going2mars on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Glad you sent, and glad you’re here.

Another interesting commenter at HA!

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Exit polling, per MSNBC in Virginia. 68% say economy poor or not good. Of those, 73% voted for Romney…. this with a 5.9% unemployment rate in the state.

Starting to feel good…

Longing4Lincoln on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Flukes lady part voted for Obama. Yuck. Call Hazmat.

SparkPlug on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Weirdly, the NYT called vermont for Obama with NO results in yet.

gh on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Getting upset.
Thought NC would have been called for Romney right away.

bailey24 on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

*clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

What did he have up?

JetBoy on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Exit poll crap, not worth talking about but that didn’t stop pokeitandgumbee from trying. He left a couple of brown trout in our punch bowl.

Oldnuke on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I’m staying calm by NOT giving ANY weight to ANY alphabet network’s calls.
Nope. Too early. Let’s just watch. CALMLY. LOL.

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

It’s currently 65 degrees poolside. A lovely and temperate evening.

But for the Democrats… it just got COOOOLD… and keeps getting COLDER!

thatsafactjack on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

HornetSting on November 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I have been known to drink screwdrivers with a raw egg blended in as a cure all. If it doesn’t cure, after three or four you don’t care. The OJ had Vitamin C and the eggs provide nutritional value, so HEALTHY!

Tonight I was going to go with my usual bourbon and beer. But I remembered I had a bottle of Death’s Door White Whiskey, so I’m going to have that on the rocks with a little blueberry juice for flavor. Deadly stuff, so I’ll have to pace myself.

novaculus on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Really interesting exit poll number in VA: 40+ say economy getting better, 91% of those go Obama. Much better than the 29% who say that the economy is poor, only 70% of those voting for Romney. That’s encouraging.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Source, or you’re bullishting.

Red Cloud on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Getting upset.
Thought NC would have been called for Romney right away.

bailey24 on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Chill. Polls there don’t close for 22 more minutes.

Longing4Lincoln on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

What is the count in Virginia???!!!

VorDaj on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Good evening..:)

Dire Straits on November 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Good Evening Friend! As you can tell by the timestamp I may never get caught up. Lol! ; )

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The Politico map has NH called for Ojesus, with Romney leading in popular votes. Go figger.

hillbillyjim on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Here we go…..

portlandon on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Romney winning Indys in VA per Fox 12 points. almost 20 points for seniors.

wargamer6 on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

And the state’s still a nailbiter. Lord, do I hate Northern Virginia.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I still think that there are alot of Romney voters who won’t admit it. It will be an interesting night.

ORconservative on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

God I need some of my grandmother’s nerve pills. Not sure what was in them but she always took them with sherry and it seemed to work wonders.

Tilly on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Exit polls looking good for Romney in VA. Romney winning independents by 12% and Obama only winning women by 5%.

GOPRanknFile on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

*clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

**clinks and enjoy 7%..I ain’ts gonna be home for another hour or so but I’ll crack a few open once I is!

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

… I run out of my house, waiving my arms wildly over my head, shirtless, screaming into the night.

:)

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

*CLINK!*

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

This reminds me of the two Super Bowls between the Patriots and the Giants.

It was inevitable that the Giants would prevail at the end of the game in both instances.

Belichick and Spy Gate destroyed him and the Pats.

For Romney you are a Mormon and you will be denied the presidency because of that.

Long live the Christian Barack Hussein Obama.

technopeasant on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Romney winning Indys in VA per Fox 12 points. almost 20 points for seniors.

wargamer6 on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

That translates into a solid VA win if true

Norwegian on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

portlandon on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Bwaaah.

We are going to win.

SparkPlug on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I’m more nervous than I was on my wedding days…yes both of them.

Vigilante on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Nervous as a virgin in a biker bar?

Oldnuke on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

thatsafactjack on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Heh, meant on the election :)

“It’s still the economy, stupid” – leftist media reporting on it. Don’t fall for any trolls.

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Fox – VA Indies going for Mitt by 12 points – and it will probably be more than that in the end.

TarheelBen on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Bull. Historically, this country changes party every 4-8 years.

Blake on November 6, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Lets hope it every 4 tonight!

kcd on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I wasn’t worried about VA…..
I’m worried about Montana….

/

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Remember .., there are MANY long lines … Some still waiting, but WILL be counted !

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Dire Straits on November 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Good evening, Dire! Wonderful evening. The air is crackling with excitement! :)

thatsafactjack on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

thatsafactjack on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Grabbing my trunks. Be right there!

KCB on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

SparkPlug on November 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Evening SparkPlug, as always thank you for my belly ache. Lol! ; )

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The Politico map has NH called for Ojesus, with Romney leading in popular votes. Go figger.

hillbillyjim on November 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Well, now it’s VT and not NH. Oh well…

hillbillyjim on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

technopeasant on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Is this thing for real?

ORconservative on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

florida releasing numbers thus far…why when the polls don’t close until 8 in the panhandle
55 obama
45 mitt

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Anyone from Indiana..I have a ??..:)

Dire Straits on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

NYT has early florida numbers. 65% Romney

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president

gh on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Magic 8 Ball says:

Humpbot will appear tonight.

SparkPlug on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

One stupid line after another, until he got sick of himself.

Now he’s with reality.

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Maybe Charlie Crist is filling in for him tonight…

This is the time that all I want to see and hear is the incoming voting results for each state…no newsie talking heads or partisan blogs…(except HA of course :P) If The One pulls this out, I’ll welcome this upcoming Nor’easter power outage right on the heel of a week without power from Sandy’s little visit.

JetBoy on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

For the azzholes around here.

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Fox – VA Indies going for Mitt by 12 points – and it will probably be more than that in the end.

TarheelBen on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

wow! the polls have been right on that one, no?

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Is it wrong to pray to God Almighty for supernatural advantages in an election?

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

same day voter registration in NH, long lines still

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Nervous as a virgin in a biker bar?

Oldnuke on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

There are no virgins in a biker bar.

derft on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

THIS WAITING IS LIKE AWFUL FOREPLAY JUST LET ME NUT ALREADY

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

There are no virgins in a biker bar.

derft on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

that’s not what she said
/Joe Biden

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

**clinks and enjoy 7%..I ain’ts gonna be home for another hour or so but I’ll crack a few open once I is!

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I’m in the same boat as you…

… I just wanted to give myself a reason to catch up!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Oh, we’ve got this. I’ve been in contact with people all over the country today. The liberals are depressed and the conservatives and moderates are excited. :)

thatsafactjack on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Another interesting commenter at HA!

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

i’ve actually read HA since it started with ms MM
i just started posting lately….
and yes…we sent MSL to the red planet from JPL…
so far it works..the soil test samples are starting to come in…

going2mars on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

THIS WAITING IS LIKE AWFUL FOREPLAY JUST LET ME NUT ALREADY

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

OMG!!! Ha Ha Ha.

portlandon on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

And the state’s still a nailbiter. Lord, do I hate Northern Virginia.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

They also said that Romney was doing well among government workers and mentioned that many of them lived in northern VA.

Terrye on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I have a bottle of Duck Walk Pinot Noir and Graziano Enotria Dolcetto open.

My roommate also made his own pumpkin flavored vodka.

Must drink.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Oh yes please get the technopeasant on that list or maybe a new list with the serious nutballs like Stevenangle.

JPeterman on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

technopeasant on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Is this thing for real?

ORconservative on November 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM

A lot of posters trying to imitate Bishop now-a-days.

Count to 10 on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I’m 200.00 richer and get to accept my accolades from you dunces.

gumbyandpokey on November 6, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Stick around.

Axe on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Well, we Kentucky Wildcats did our part… Come on America!

wildcat72 on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

All 3 networks are worthless. They haven’t told me a single thing that I didn’t already know. They just wave their hands around and blabber on. Any actual returns in yet from Virginia?

VorDaj on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

THIS WAITING IS LIKE AWFUL FOREPLAY JUST LET ME NUT ALREADY

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

A well needed LOL, thanks bb.

fiatboomer on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Off topic: Why did the robot kill the Dr. in Prometheus?

kit9 on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I am an Ohio resident in a rural, Union County precinct. Union county is a very red county.

I picked the brain of one of the seasoned poll workers regarding this year’s turnout. He noted the following:

- In 2008, my precinct received 12 absentee ballots. This year, they received 80

- There are approximately 460 people registered to vote in our precinct. Including early voting and absentee voters, as of about 6pm this evening, about 400 of those 460 people had voted, a number significantly higher than 2008

I’m feeling pretty good.

conservalassie on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Indiana first state to change columns from ’08. !!!!

johnny alpha on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Jackie, enjoy your guest! Enjoy this evening! ; )

Bmore on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

ted c on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

LoLz..:)

PS..Good evening!..:)

Dire Straits on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Sad to say, but no way Mourdock will win with the women vote going almost 10 points against him. Romney doing great, but he can not pull him across the finish line. Another wasted Senate seat pickup.

BuckEyeBob on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I have a bottle of Duck Walk Pinot Noir and Graziano Enotria Dolcetto open.

My roommate also made his own pumpkin flavored vodka.

Must drink.

blatantblue on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I have to get up early in the morning…my boss actually called for a mandatory inservice tomorrow for all employees. Crazy. That means no drinking for me..I just hope I can sleep tonight.

Terrye on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Off topic: Why did the robot kill the Dr. in Prometheus?

kit9 on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I haven’t watched it yet…so shut up.

Oldnuke on November 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Off topic: Why did the robot kill the Dr. in Prometheus?

kit9 on November 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Because he wanted to test the effects of the gene-altering slime.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

… I run out of my house, waiving my arms wildly over my head, shirtless, screaming into the night.

:)

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I can’t drink, so this will be my celebration ritual.
Just make sure to bail me out of jail please.

Cheers 7!

HornetSting on November 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

and yes…we sent MSL to the red planet from JPL…
so far it works..the soil test samples are starting to come in…

going2mars on November 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Love JPL and all you guys do (guys, as in mankind).

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 7:15 PM

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