Many Happy Returns of the Day!!!Posted: November 6, 2012 Filed under: 2012 elections, Live Blog | Tags: 2012 returns, Election Returns, polls have worked 124 Comments
There are long lines in states and precincts that are likely to vote Democrat. The swing states are still too close to call and people are still standing in line. Hang in there Swing State Heroes!!! Racine Wisconsin–rust belt area of the state–has run out of Ballots. The turn out in people threatened by a Romney/Ryan ascendancy have really TURNED OUT!!!
Good Evening !!
The polls in more swing states are closing while all of the swing states in the rest of the country are still hanging like a chad in the Florida 2000 presidential election.
Meanwhile, we have some things we know. First, we have some new Senators. Here’s three things you should know about Senator-to-be Murphy from Connecticut.
1. He is a strong LGBT advocate
2. He is a Supreme Court watchdog
3. He supports filibuster reform
and Bill O’Reilly is upset.
On Fox News tonight, Bill O’Reilly lamented that the country’s changing demographics are helping the Obama campaign, who is popular among Americans who “want stuff” — like African-Americans, Hispanics, and women:
O’REILLY: President Obama, he knows it and he ran on it….Twenty years ago, President Obama would have been roundly defeated by establishment candidate like Mitt Romney. The white establishment is now the minority. And the voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You are going to see Hispanics vote for President Obama, overwhelming for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama’s way. People feel that they are entitled to things and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them things?
Here’s some information on the new independent Senator from Maine Angus King.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads against King this cycle, but it is Rove’s Crossroads GPS that has had the most high-profile presence on the airwaves in Maine, pushing an anti-King spot that comes packaged with a kind of slickness that invariably leaves Mainers shaking their heads in a quiet kind of disgust:
So more, polls are closing and we still don’t have firm answers but the trends are good. More young people, more blacks, and more Hispanics voting than expected.
Here’s CNN’s list of Top issues for Voters.
The early exit poll results show the economy is the number one issue on voters’ minds. Sixty percent called it the most important issue. Health care is a distant second at 17%. It’s followed by the deficit at 17% and foreign policy at 4%.
Twenty-four percent of the voters in this exit poll say their family’s financial situation is better today than it was four years ago. Thirty-four percent say it’s worse today while 41% say their financial situation is the same.
As for what today’s voters are looking for in a candidate, 29% want someone who has a vision for the future and a nearly identical number, 28%, want someone who shares their values. Twenty percent say the top quality they were looking for is whether a candidate cares about people like them, while 19% want a strong leader.
The exit polls provide a window into voters’ thoughts in some of the mostly-closely watched states of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire.
Early exit poll results from Florida indicate 67% of today’s voters are white, 16% are Hispanic, 13% are black and 1% are Asian. Forty-nine percent of today’s Florida voters say President Obama would better handle Medicare while 47% say Romney. Twenty percent of Florida’s voters –one in five– waited until late in the campaign to decide which presidential candidate to support, while 78% say they made up their minds before October 20th.
In Virginia, early exit polls show 21% of today’s voters identify themselves as white evangelicals or born-again Christians, while 79% say they are not. Virginia voters are split down the middle in their opinion of both presidential candidates. Fifty percent say they have a favorable opinion of President Obama while 49% view him unfavorably. Forty-eight percent say they have a favorable opinion of Mitt Romney while 50% view him unfavorably.
Obama won in New Jersey……………there you go Ralph………..
So Obama supporters “want stuff”. Thank God we have the sophisticated political analysis of Bill O’Reilly!
I know you’re being snarky, but sophisticated?
wtf………….not enough voting machines, not enough ballots, what next?
They are supposedly printing more up. Notice it’s the voter suppression states that are having problem?
just imagine. running out of ballots in a Dem stronghold like Racine. wtf?
Obama wins Michigan.
Yet another Romney “home state” turns on him. The folks that know the man best DO NOT want them.
and Pennsylvania is called for Obama.
and it looks like Allen West could be voted off the Congressional Island.
Willard just has a knack for making friends wherever he goes.
best news I’ve heard about Allen West……………
yeah, now if Stillwater will kick out Michelle Bachmann … they can go to a mental health facility together and work on their illnesses.
Those two would be a retirement job for some shrink 😉
BB, the race between Pence and Gregg is close with many votes from Democratic areas of the state not yet counted!!!
I saw that. Keeping my fingers crossed!!
I just saw Indiana for Romney, via msmbc
Warren has a slim lead over Brown in MA.
Alright it going Obama, NH, Ohio, and Fla…………..not done, but on it way………….Obama won PA. YEAH.
that’ll teach me to refresh before commenting. great minds 🙂
Tammy Baldwin on her way to become the first OPENLY gay member of the Senate!
C’mon LIndsey and Mitch we know you want out of that closet!!
Who knows about the districts reporting in Warren Brown, MA and what they mean? BB where are you? 🙂
I’ve been watching MSNBC and they haven’t said which MA districts are reporting. I’ll see if I can find anything.
Whats going on with Warren?
no one has called it yet, but she’s ahead evidently NBC and AP made a mistake
Obama takes PA. No surprise but closes a door for the Rombot.
Florida is really looking good for Obama …
Chuck Todd seems to think Obama will win FLA and maybe VA.
Corrine Brown wins in Florida! I really like her.
Bad news in Florida a lot of republicans stay in the house, F*uck.
Elizabeth Warren takes down Scott Brown: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/11/elizabeth-warren-scott-brown-massachusetts … #masssen
yea!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
I just spit all over my computer, yes, yes, yes……….Our Saint Elizabeth is on board.
put me in mind of Billy Crystal’s skit You Look Marvelous. Hurray for Warren. Glad that Mass recovered it’s brains. Wonder what Scotty will try next.
Greg Mitchell @GregMitch
CBS just moved NH into “lean” Obama column, along with Wisc and Ohio. Landslide?
Sam Wang said NH at O+3 was a good validator for a landslide.
#FLORIDA: 80% in: Obama leads by 9,000 votes http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2012/florida/president/#.UJnEgIXZ2SP …
Okay guys, tell me how I should be feeling.
I have so far refused to turn on the tv. and have been reading instead.
I just can’t take the suspense.
Jump on in, the water’s fine 😉
And We’re Feeling GOOD!
AP calls Ohio for Sherrod Brown!
Sherrod Brown’s opponent will have to go back to middle school classes tomorrow.
Poor Mandel, the homophobe. When your in-laws pay for a political ad against you during a U.S. Senate race, you might be a rotten bastard.
Luv it, luv it
OHIO: Obama 53% Romney 46% (36% reporting) [CNN] FLORIDA: Obama ahead by just 14,000 votes with 82% reporting. [CNN}
RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Fox calls Wisconsin for Obama.
and the rest of the msm pack follows
Obama up in Colorado.
Bye bye Ryan……………….
Obama’s lead is widening in Ohio.
Alan Grayson is back. Just won his race in FL-9.
Great news about Grayson.
fox calls indiana for donnelly
What I meant was he couldn’t carry Wisconsin…………..his home state………
his seat’s not looking very good … he better go work on that PHD and professor slot …
Do you really want him to be teaching the next generation of voters? I think he would be good at Corporate Raiders Inc. Less damage to the environment.
As bad as the house is going to be this is great! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Wisconsin goes to Obama. Has that been posted yet?
Joseph Kennedy III Wins in MA!
Sorry he is replacing Barney Frank.
Alan Grayson is going back to the House!
This is why I don’t do roller coasters or watch scary movies.
I can’t take the suspense.
Should I feel “upbeat” or what?
you should be dancing naked in the streets … this is WAYyyy good …
Greg Sargent @ThePlumLineGS
Sherrod Brown victory is important: Shows outside cash can’t tip a Senate race, regardless of quality of candidates http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/results-thread/2012/11/06/e7585eae-2865-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_blog.html …
“you should be dancing naked in the streets” with pasties.
nah, nips and clits up … pasties are for women who care about men … raw naked is for goddesses!!!
RT @erintothemax: Mourdock’s loss is a message to the entire country: Do not mess with rape victims. #NoRapeMandate
Damn, I think I love you. 🙂
Math rules … all you had to do was look at the numbers … plus the anecdotal evidence that supports the demographics changes … special causes from randomness … thank you Dr. Deming for ALL you taught me!!
Okay, but it is about 30 degrees here in MA and if I catch pneumonia, – or better yet, arrested – I’m giving them your name!
don’t worry … us old ladies are invisible … that’s the secret of being over 50 …
Somebody put up a picture of David Axelrod…………he gets to keep his mustache……
And Joe Scarborough has to grow one…..Axelrod bought Joe a mustache comb
Mouse, you’re talking about a mustache, right?
She’s talkin about more than that……………alot more, huh mouse.
Karl Rove just about admitted defeat…………….had to see what fox was saying……….Laughing my fat ass off.
Karl Rove will shortly be joining Romney’s money in the Cayman’s and now can we tar and feather the Koch brothers and send them there too?
At 8:30, 70 percent of Dade’s polling places were still open. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/06/3084088/polls-open-in-south-florida.html …
HA Ha HA! Can i accidently kick balls now? 🙂 I swear I would have yard sales to raise money if we could make them leave.
I’d prefer he join Jimmy Hoffa.
or the fishes …
I had to answer the phone, my sister, Did I miss if Allen West lost?
Has anyone heard anything about Iowa?
So far MSNBC hasn’t called the MA Sen. for Warren.
Rachel just called it for Warren! I can’t wait to see the smirk wiped off Brown’s face!!!!
Just saw it!
Brown going to have to buy Smirkerchief
They just did, but I haven’t heard about Iowa.
I don’t think all of Iowa closes until 10EST
PBS says she has won!
Joe Donnelly Winner…..This one’s for you Beata
Bye bye Richard Mourdock, get your ass out of town.
Bye, bye, woman hater
Looking like a pretty damn good night so far.
I’m still debating whether to turn on the tv.
I’m beginning to look and sound like Linda Blair in the Exorcist.
Relax and turn it on.
New Hanpshire for Obama by what looks like it could be a lot.
Hansphire is good neighbors…….
I am about to pour myself a glass of wine in celebration for Eliz Warren’s victory!
Pour 2 or 3, You deserve it.
Enjoy it Pat. Mitt is going down in flames. It could be a landslide! NC is still too close to call, and I think Obama will win Florida.
I can’t wait for the exit polls to PROVE that WOMEN & The Under 30’s and LATINO’S Kicked Mitt’s ass.
Scotch is on at my place, Romney’s just about had it.
Romney is dead meat. Obama won NH. I always knew NH wouldn’t go for Romney. I said so months ago. Chuck Todd is talking as if Obama has won already. It’s over for Mitt!! I’d love to see the look on Ann’s face right now!
I can smell the death stench from here.
Me too BB…….I’d be smiling at her from ear to ear, the middle class is going to carry the day.
Ann’s going home to Trafalca.
she’ll undoubtedly get more love there and if she rides the horse just right … a lot more of other things too
LOL…..And she’ll finally get off our back
You know that “you people” didn’t recognize the wonderment that Mitt Romney presented, therefore “you people” deserve what you get.. Perhaps Ann will get another dressage horse, after all Trefalca didn’t do well at the Olympics.
Early returns on amendments in Florida
Proposed state constitutional amendments offering expansive property tax relief, repealing Florida’s ban on public funding for churches and other religious organizations and setting new limits on abortion rights were falling short of the required 60 percent approval in early returns Tuesday.
To early to give more.
NEW THREAD WITH MORE POLL CLOSINGS ON THE HORIZON!!!