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Live Stream || Election Coverage – November 6, 2012

by Keith Koffler on November 6, 2012, 6:20 pm

Looking forward to seeing your comments as the evening unfolds.

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justsaying12 November 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

What your thoughts on the exit polls that are coming out?

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I put in my thoughts on the previous thread and I think it is worth remembering how wrong it all was…

In response to Just2old, I remember that election night vividly. They had all but called it a night in favor of Kerry within an hour or two. I remember a reporter saying and I quote: “Where do you think that President Bush went wrong?” barely after the polls closed. It was over. We were all devastated. Then the numbers started rolling in and they kept on coming and they kept on coming and the exit polls were totally wrong and Bush won

Blondie November 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Feeling calmer, even libs saying they mean nothing. I have a question, if the first polls don’t close until 7 why do some states have results coming up across tv?

Guillermo Grande November 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Hiya Blondie, Check out http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/State_Poll_Opening_and_Closing_Times_(2012) they have ballot issues by state and polling hours. The closing times are all over the place.

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Posted earlier in the day at Weasel Zippers:

A timetable for armchair election watchers on how the night will unfold, based on what time the last polls close in each state. All times are EST:

—7 p.m.: Polls close in six states but all eyes will be on Virginia, the first of the battleground states to begin reporting results. If either candidate is comfortably ahead in Virginia (13 electoral votes) that could be a leading indicator of which way the night is going.

—7:30 p.m.: Polls close in three states, including all-important Ohio (18 electoral votes) and competitive North Carolina (15).

—8 p.m.: More pieces of the puzzle will start falling into place as polls close in the District of Columbia and 16 states, including battlegrounds Florida (29) and New Hampshire (four).

—8:30 p.m.: Polls close in Arkansas (six), where Romney is comfortably ahead in surveys.

—9 p.m.: Polls close in 14 states, including battlegrounds Colorado (nine) and Wisconsin (10). Democrats have carried Wisconsin for six straight presidential elections and Obama had the edge in polling going in, so a flip here would be especially noteworthy.

— 10 p.m.: Polls close in four states, including the last of the battlegrounds, Iowa (six) and Nevada (six).

—11 p.m.: Polls close in five Western states, but most are foregone conclusions for Obama. He gets 78 electoral votes from California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington; Romney gets four from Idaho.

— 1 a.m. Wednesday: The last of the polls close, in Alaska. Romney gets three electoral votes. Will many people still be up?

da_truth36 November 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

keeping up with it on Politico, getting excited!

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Fox calls Indiana and Kentucky for Romney….Vermont for obama. Good start.

srdem65 November 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm

This is worse than waiting for the baby to be born. Pacing, hand-wringing, checking. Time for tea, with a splash of Jack.

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Double splash may be in order!

slconfidential November 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Whenever there is a major problem I get the scissor and chop off my hair. Just did it a few hours ago and it is short. Hopefully Romney wins, because I don’t want to go bald. :)

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm

sl – put those scissors down – wouldn’t want you to “wig” out. ; )

srdem65 November 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm

OK, it’s now worse than waiting for the IRS auditor to give you the bad news.
More Jack, less tea.

Nina Murphy November 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Of note: Redondo Beach, CA., 20 minutes south of LAX At 9:35 a.m. our polling place was doing an excellent business. Parking lot filled; people lined up for a vacant booth (out of 10 available.) A polling lady said that when they arrived at 7 a.m. to open, there was a line from the door to the parking lot.

When we passed by it at 3:35 p.m., parking lot filled; cars parked along the curb out front..

This is so rare in a beach city (Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo) as to be unbelievable. We have voted for other things and had to interrupt the polling workers from their knitting, magazines or sudoka puzzles.

It is also noteworthy that each corner of the place had a very watchful election judge/watcher. And they were On It, too.

Suzanne November 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Right on Nina.. From a former California Beach City girl

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I have been watching the abc live stream here on WHD and I am really starting to hear the pro-obama stuff come out. I may have to turn it off.

I am a bit concerned regarding their statements about Ohio – they are talking like Mitt doesn’t really stand a chance there.

Also, has anyone seen the numbers up on Fox for Florida? 41 percent of the vote counted there and we are behind? What?

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Keith, I want to thank you for live streaming coverage here on WHD. As I have said a zillion times before, we do not live in the US and do not have TV, just the computer. While there are plenty of venues that we could have “signed up” for, we don’t do tv in general so would have missed it. However, as I said above, they are a bit one-sided on their reporting and I have now turned it off for a break.

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

50% – O
50% -R

Connie November 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Did anyone else notice during the campaign that at each event obama used a teleprompter to give his speech?? If you feel something, if you are passionate about something you might need note cards to make sure you cover the points but that is all! Romney always spoke directly to his crowds without anything more than a card or sheet of paper. He knows what he feels and thinks about the vision for the country.

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Oh Thank God – Fl just flipped into R/R majority. But it is close: 50% votes reported R 51 O 49. yikes.

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Okay, I officially cannot take this – O is ahead again in Fl.

blondie November 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I’m very scared about Florida but did hear they report blue first.

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

They have a detailed map of Florida on Fox and it is mostly red but we are falling further behind.

And, Ohio is just not looking good.

Someone please tell me to stop panicking!

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Relax; a long night ahead…

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Thanks Just2! I need to come down off the ceiling. But it has already been a long night! It is almost 3 am here. I am running on adrenaline at this point…

blondie November 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Wow,this country is worse than I ever though then. Hubby says we have reached the tipping point,more people getting free stuff than not. Thats whos out to vote. Don’t want to lose it.

CiscoKid November 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Stay calm and Romney on! R/R 2012

Connie November 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

@Keith, as of 7:13 central time your electoral map from yesterday on the win side is correct. Nice work! Hope it continues through the night!

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm
CAR November 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I’m from Hamilton County (Cincinnati area) and I pray we deliver Ohio’s 18 electoral votes for Romney/Ryan tonight….

Guillermo Grande November 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

ME TOO!

Langley Spook November 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

4 Yuenglings into “Election Night” and nothing so far (2055 hrs)…

blondie November 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

2 glasses of wine here.

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

One glass of Merlot,,,,and ready to switch to Hemlock. It’s not looking good in Ohio and FL. Thought FL was in the bag for Mitt. Michigan went fast – to Barky.

blondie November 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm
srdem65 November 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm

If that’s true, I’ll retract everything I ever called him.

Lizzy November 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I’m not well someone please have a drink for me?? Worst wait in my nearly
62 years.

Mari November 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Get a nice, hot cup of tea and relax. Breath deep… have another sip…

Lizzy November 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I do have a 1987 bottle of very good scotch from duty free in the closet
perhaps I’ll just get in the closet and close the door.

Suzanne November 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Love ya Lizzy.. Cheers and Aloha:))

Mari November 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

DAMN – Pennsylvania called for the zero. I never did think it would go to Romney, but still – and they re-elected Casey. They are as bad as my state, the great idiocy of Maryland

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm

DAMN n’ DAMN IT. Fox just announced Pa. to Obama (((sigh)))

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Okay, I know it is called projecting but only 7 percent has reported?

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Mari – Really, I wasn’t standing behind your shoulder – just mind reading.

I am not optimistic.
Plan B – R’s must take control of the Senate.

Mari November 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

It is not over – don’t lose hope!

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Wisconsin gone. : (

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

How can Wisc. be gone – only 1% has reported? Am I just dumb or something?

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Okay, look, about Wisc. 2% have reported and R is ahead 51% to 48%!

Just because they called it doesn’t make it so.

Stefan November 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

They look at prior year numbers….and they look at the makeup of the counties. Based on that, they can come up with a good estimate.

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

We reap what we sow….

gobnait November 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I am devastated. I don’t know my country or my fellow American anymore. I feel like a stranger in my own land and never felt more hopeless.

Mrs Compton November 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Sitting right next to you.

cindylou November 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

me too I gotta get out of here

Lizzy November 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I’m there too.

Stefan November 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I’m right there with you too. It’s sad.

SWFL November 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Me too. I started cryin’ at 9:37 PM.

gracepmc November 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Every Pennsylvania coal mining family and the soon to be unemployed and on food stamps, blame your neighbor who voted for Obama. State by state I have no sympathy.

Connie November 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Well said.

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Romney ahead in FL by 626 votes with 81% of the votes counted!

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

The FL panhandle (CST) will go for Romney…this will be close!

Stefan November 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Depressing but I think the evening is over. Romney isn’t going to win Ohio. We’re doomed to have that piece of crap Obama for another 4 years. Salt in the wound we’ll have that dumb ass VP that obviously has the start of dementia. We’re going down the crapper.

cindylou November 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

we are already in the crapper, this is the flush

Stefan November 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm

you are so right. I have seriously zero faith in people. How in the world can these people voting for obama be so blindingly stupid? It’s crazy.

cindylou November 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

they are on the dole or want to be-I am not working to support maggots, either move or go homesteading big time

cindylou November 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

self sufficiency i mean-if you don’t have much they can’t take much

Lizzy November 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Well the media is partially to blame as they’ve covered Obama’s
behind since day one and why Benghazi is still a mystery that the
media is helping to never see the light of day. That crazy faux
Indian woman won my fellow Americans really scare me.

blondie November 6, 2012 at 9:41 pm

So does that mean we can expect President Joe Biden when Obama is impeached over Benghazi?

Stefan November 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Yeah…ole crazy joe. Dementia is alive and well in that guy.

Julie Brueckheimer November 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm

He will be impeached, but it looks like the Senate would not convict.

gracepmc November 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Well, at least Chris Christie is glad that he’s a Democrat now.

Stefan November 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

yeah. I’m torn on Christie. You do what you need to do in order to lead your state and get them the resources they need. But, do you have to act like you’re at a Justin Bieber concert and in awe of the pop star?? He just used up his political capital with the party. I doubt many will be talking about him in any future leadership capacity.

SWFL November 6, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Remember what happened to “Florida’s Popular Governor” Charlie Crist — he gave O a ManHug and was voted out in a flash. He was a RINO and I despised him — I have the same feelings re: Christie! Always have.

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I yhink he saw the handwriting on the wall before ‘Sandy’ arrived and ‘Sandy’ afforded him the opportunity to kiss the ring.

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Priceless!

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Cab companies offering free rides to polls in certain areas of Los Angeles. These ‘areas’ are 99% Mexican – non-English speaking, illegal aliens, and the most corrupt mayors and city councils in the country. Wonder who they are voting for….

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=7097267

MadeInMichigan November 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Where did it go wrong? I am truly upset because I was so encouraged. I really blame the main stream media for not covering Benghazi and covering for Obama. Hold on to your guns and religion, it’s going to be a long four years. Spending a lot of quality time with my BFF, Chardonnay!

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

What happened Michigan? In the tank with the unions? That’s why Detroit is such a vacation destination? Very sad and I was born and raised in Ann Arbor…

Megan November 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I am dying over here. Keep waiting for some good news, but everytime a state is called for Obama, I get closer to a meltdown….

blondie November 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I can’t figure it out. No excitement at all for Obama,no signage,bumper stickers,etc.. I’m baffled. I can almost take a lose if it weren’t for my Facebook frinds who will be gloating like there is no tomorrow.

Megan November 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Ugh, the Facebook grossness. My husband is working in Ohio right now, and he felt so confident – he said Romney signs outnumber Obama 10-1. Granted, that doesn’t really mean anything, but it still gave us hope. Right now though…. But I did just see that Romney is up in the popular vote. Now would that be the king of all ironys if Obama – who once said he would eliminate the electoral college – won by that measure? Salt.Wound.Rub.

Brenda November 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I think it’s not looking very good for R&R. This is depressing.

lc southern November 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

What a nail bitter!!!!

MadeInMichigan November 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

For the first time in my life, I can say that I am not proud of my country or my state.

Stefan November 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I’m with you. I am not proud of my country. I can’t believe so many stupid people have the power to make drastic changes to my life. Obamacare is now here to stay. My insurance premiums are going to go up….my taxes are going to go up….social security is going to be gone. Our country will continue to be bankrupt. My kids won’t be able to find jobs, if I can even afford to pay for them to attend college. I’m not being a drama queen, I seriously think it is going to fundamentally change, for the worse for a LOT of us.

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm

We’re going directly to Single Payer,which is exactly what Obama planned.

Guillermo Grande November 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Boy I really don’t want to regress to 5 weeks ago and scary version. Need to see some happy movement in the too close to call states. This could be a one and done. FL, NC, or OH go wobbly and it will be 4 more years of winter.

Rosie November 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Now we know why we didn’t see Obama yard signs and bumper stickers, people were embarrassed to admit they were going to vote for him again. The American people are a disappointment.

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

This is the end result of having too many sucking at the teet of government. They’re addicted – Drug-o-crats.

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm

We didn’t even get a cliff-hanger, damn it!

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm

The fat lady is not singing yet…although, so far very disappointing; especialy in the Senate races…

nellyq November 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Looks like we are stuck with dingy Harry and Obamacare now no matter how the elections go. . .

Langley Spook November 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I only have 6 left from 12 pack (at 22:25 hrs)… I am scared…I am alone here in the dark, watching FNC…

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Hang in there…

CiscoKid November 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Hunker down! Let’s get in a 360° defensive position , the battle is not over yet.

William November 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

As the ancient Romans wrote, once the populace can vote themselves shares from the Treasury, the Republic is over.

The USA has tonight reached that point. I weep for my children.

Now is the time to make serious preparations, as the situation is about to get seriously ugly.

Soon to be moving from CA and long guns ans ammo…

Bill

Brenda November 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I am so down right now.

Just2old November 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

It looks like we have passed the tipping point…

Shofar November 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Maybe the Mayans were right after all.

Lizzy November 6, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

Well my fellow Americans might let me down but not you guys we are stuck l
like Steelers Wheel.:-(

Girly1 November 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Peggy Noonan asks what happened in No. Carolina and FLA….”it’s going to take some real thinking about what happened here, if indeed what appears to be happening turns out to be so”. Is she referring to voter fraud????

Julie Brueckheimer November 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm

As I type, NC has been called for Romney and Romney is up half a point in FL. What happened? All the people who are afraid of losing their entitlements if Obama loses, got out to vote. It is the 47% as Romney so rightly called it.. 8:10 Pacific Time, Romney has the popular vote.

gracepmc November 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Peggy Noonan long ago passed her expiration date.

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright moron.”

H.L. Mencken

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Sadie, It occured to me the other day as I was upset for the umpteenth time that the populace couldn’t see Obama the way we see and know him to be, and it hit me, it is because it is who they are. They lie, they deceive, they do not love their fellow man or their country. They are people who vote for revenge because they think revenge is an acceptable motive. I could go on and on with examples but you get my point I am sure. HE is who THEY are. We no longer have to scratch our heads to try and understand.

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Well expressed, WKRW. The fools have been duped and manipulated. It is the end result of 40 years of public education, universities that continue to shovel the drivel and absolutely lacking any understanding of history. I could point them towards Greece, but they would think I was talking about a John Travolta film.

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I know.

Fox has just called Ohio for Obama…

CAR November 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Trying not to lose faith….

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

IT’S OVER: Ohio is gone.

WKRW November 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm

My heart is broken for all of us, for all of them, and for all that have gone before us, and especially for those yet to come.

May God have mercy.

gracepmc November 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Every American who voted for Obama voted for a CIC who refused to aid Americans abroad and in essence is responsible for their murder. They voted for a government and Administration that refuses to call a terrorist a terrorist and welcomes sympathizers and Muslim Brotherhood supporters into our country and our institutions, including our State Department. They voted for the continued use of a behind the scenes Valerie Jarrett who clandestinely meets with Iran and a press who covers that up.And the voted for an Administration who bought and sold votes and disenfranchised large numbers of the military. And when what they have voted for begins to come for them I will not shed one tear. For the country yes, for these pathetic dependents, not one tear.

Sadie November 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Thanks, Keith, for hosting the “wake”. I know it wasn’t your intention, it’s just the way things turned out.

Since I am Jewish, I have a feeling I’ll be sitting “shiva” for the week. America has lost her chance to reclaim herself and decided that she wanted the “cool guy” and not the stable one. I wonder how’ll they’ll feel when he leaves them eventually, broke, pregnant with debt and alone.

gracepmc November 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Thanks Keith. Also, I will not blame this loss on Romney or Ryan, honorable men who fought hard. This loss of our country lies squarely on the shoulders of each and every person who did not vote or who voted for Barack Obama.

ImNoDhimmi November 7, 2012 at 12:22 am

The results are devastating. My heart aches for the people of the United States. The thought of another four years of this corrupt administration is frightening. And watching and listening to Barry, Me-Chelle and their minions gloating will be excruciatingly intolerable.

Lisa November 7, 2012 at 2:12 am

We are screwed

Girly1 November 7, 2012 at 2:40 am

It was so much worse than I expected! RIP America!