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CNN Calls PA calls for Obama

Despite not even one percent of the vote counted, CNN gave the nod to Sen. Obama.

The projection is based on exit polls.

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BLOG: Obama Takes Pennsylvania

Both CNN and MSNBC are projecting that Pennsylvania will cast all 21 of its electoral votes for Sen. Barack Obama. Pennsylvania is one of the largest states in terms of electoral votes, and Sen. John McCain had targeted the state as a possible steal from the Democrats. Pennsylvania hasn’t voted for the Republican candidate in a presidential election since 1988.

As I reported earlier, Ohio and Pennsylvania are key to a McCain win. Losing the state puts a damper on his chances of victory and a loss in Ohio may be a death blow to the campaign.

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Obama Winning Florida (so far)

With 25 percent of the vote reported in Florida, Senator Obama is up 54 percent to Senator McCain’s 46 percent.  Florida is an important battleground state.

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Senator McCain Ahead in Virgina

Touted as a potential bellwether, Virgina is reporting 16 percent of the vote.

Results so far McCain 56 percent while Obama has 46 percent.

This according to the New York Times.

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BLOG: Snakes at Polling Places (No, not really)

Unbelievable – from the New York Times

Rumors of Snakes Have Been Greatly Exaggerated | 7:34 p.m. Here’s a creepy little P.S. on an e-mail from the Committee of Seventy, a voter watchdog group in Philadelphia: “P.S. We apologize for reporting earlier today about snakes in a polling place in Delaware County. We should have driven out there ourselves rather than take the word from someone calling into the hotline. Thanks for letting us know when we make a mistake.”

Write a comment or send me an email danielmcglynn@gmail.com if you saw any election day reptiles.

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BLOG: Battleground Update

Virginia, which hasn’t voted for a Democrat in at least 20 years, has been considered a possible steal for Sen. Barack Obama tonight. MSNBC reports that Obama has a huge advantage among black voters according to exit polls, getting 91 percent of the black vote in the state. Sen. John McCain has a sizeable lead among white voters, and the network has not projected a victor in the contest yet. McCain has a small lead at the moment.

Indiana is currently too close to call as well, and the network reports that McCain leads by only 3 percent. The state has 11 electoral votes up for grabs, and Obama made a last minute stop there today. It has been a red state in recent history.

Kentucky has been called for McCain, while Vermont is projected to go to Obama. Both outcomes were generally expected based on voting history and poll numbers.

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BLOG: Split So Far

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sen. McCain has won in Kentucky and Sen. Obama has won Vermont.

This puts the electoral votes at three for Obama and eight for McCain.

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BLOG: Final Poll Predictions

The website FiveThirtyEight.com (538 is the number of electors in the electoral college) announces its final polling information.

Read the full post here.

In a nutshell the prediction: Obama will win the popular vote by 6 points. More importantly he will get 349 electoral college votes while McCain is expected to recieve 189 votes.

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BLOG: The Final Countdown

In case you’re hanging on the edge of your seat, here’s a handy little chart from the New York Times to figure out when you need to be in front of the tube.

Find it here.

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BLOG: Calls to Impeach Obama

Maybe they know something we don’t.

There’s already a website, and maybe even an organization behind it, that wants to impeach Obama.

Check it out at impeachObama.org.

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