Live Blog: Election Night 2012
The Election Night live blog is up! Just click the link at the bottom of this post to join and hang out with me throughout the night.
In addition to discussing each state’s results—and what they mean—I’ll also be commenting on the speeches given by President Obama and Governor Romney (assuming, of course, that we’ll know the winner by the end of the night).
Your voice is a critical part of the live blog. I hope you’ll keep it up on your browser and comment throughout the night. I’ll post many of your comments to the blog.
And good news: There’s no need to refresh your browser. New comments will appear automatically.
Here we go!
I notice the MSNBC map has all the states in blue, but they gradually flip to red when a state is called for Romney. Gray would have been a more suitable color, obviously.
It turns out the MSNBC map is gray after all, but the lighting sure does make it look blue. I only mention this because of MSNBC’s obvious leftward tilt. Oh, and the suspense is KILLING me. Nobody cares about Kentucky, Vermont, and South Carolina. We want Virginia! And Ohio!
A bit of trivia for you:
Oklahoma is the only state in which Obama failed to win a single county in 2008. Even the college town counties voted for McCain.
I notice that results from the Panhandle aren’t reflected in the totals for Florida yet. If that’s the case, Romney appears to be in good shape there. If he loses that, he is finished for sure.
Doing a great job Brad – I am following you! OK, I’ll show my bias, I’m unhappy to see Richard Mourdock winning (at this stage).
Al Gore – very funny Brad!
Some more trivia for you:
As a point of comparison, the 2010 Australian Federal election campaign took 35 days (from formal announcement on 17-Jul to election day on 21-Aug). Most agreed the campaign was too long and too much money was spent!
That pales into comparison when one thinks about what has been spent in America for these elections, and how long it has been.
Always a good time to move to Australia!
Waiting anxiously for the Massachusetts senate results to come in!
More trivia for you – man dies then comes back to life to vote – in Michigan! According to HuffPost
Scott Brown’s problem is that he’s running as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state. Think of Brown as the Republican equivalent of Blue Dog Democrats (conservative Democrats in the South).
From Florida Division of Elections
Romney 3,089,515 49.43%
Obama 3,109,826 49.75%
This is automatic recount territory. Romney closing the gap in Hillsborough, that with strong R turnout in the Panhandle and huge Cuban turnout in Miami-Dade might mean Romney can pull off a win in Florida but as a Republican I am worried right now looking at these number in my home state.
Re: Scott Brown if he losses. Look for John Kerry to be a possible Sec. Of State if a 2nd Obama term happens and him running in that special election.
From a global perspective, which countries are Romney vs. Obama supporters? The world is watching this outcome as well, as it will impact many countries’ economies.
fastest growing voting population is Latino (re: NBC); neither candidate speaks Spanish.
So, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin have been called for Obama. This means Romney really has to thread the needle now because he hasn’t been able to flip any states Obama couldn’t afford to lose.
Since Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Wisconsin are off the table, that means Romney is REQUIRED to win Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and either Iowa or Colorado. It’s doable, but it’s a very very tall order.
I’m thinking a win for obama. Agree anthony that’s a tall order for romney.
Looks like money can’t buy love (or votes) for Ohio and Connecticut Republican Senate candidates Mandel and McMahon. Gives me a glimmer of hope…
Win or lose, the Republican Party is going to have to get real about its woeful performance among Blacks, Hispanics, gays, non-Christians, moderates, women, and other non-Whites. You can’t keep antagonizing these groups with that crazy birther talk and “rape” talk and “they hate God” talk.
Good job brad. Big night for america. I think speech hit the mark overall. I’d give him a solid 8