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Live Stream || Election Coverage – November 6, 2012

Looking forward to seeing your comments as the evening unfolds.

114 thoughts on “Live Stream || Election Coverage – November 6, 2012”

    1. 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

  1. 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?

    1. 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?

    1. 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. :)

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

        1. 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!

          1. 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…

          2. 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.

  5. @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!

      1. 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.

  6. 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

    1. 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.

        1. 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.

    2. 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.

  7. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  8. 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!

    1. 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…

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

    1. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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…


  12. 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.:-(

  13. 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????

    1. 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.

  14. “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

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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