Archive | Election 08

Obama takes Midwest, McCain Claims South

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan all go to Obama.

Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, and Oklahoma go to McCain.

Polls are closing on the West Coast and votes are being counted in western mountain states.

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SLIDE SHOW: Election Day in El Cerrito

BY SWETA VOHRA//

Voters got out early. Campaigns continued for one last day. Signs filled the streets, walls and lawns. Read the full story

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BLOG: World Electoral College

Check out the way the world would vote if the world could vote.  Among the surprising results: Cuba and Iraq show up red, most of the rest of the world is blue.

Check out the map from the Economist

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BLOG: Battleground Update – North Carolina

With 70% of the vote reported, the race in North Carolina looks tight.

Obama is reported to have 50.4% of the vote while McCain has 49.0%.

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Democrats Take Four Senate Seats

The Democrats have won four seats in the Senate so far.

The winners:

Tom Udall, New Mexico

Mark Warner, Virginia

Kay Hagan, North Carolina

Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire

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BLOG: Obama Takes Five More in New Mexico

CNN calls Obama the winner in New Mexico.  This is five more electoral votes and possibly an indicator of the wider western Latino Vote.

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Election Brings Out Uncertain First-Time Voters

BY N’JERI EATON //

While African Americans are turning out to the polls in record numbers in support of Sen. Barack Obama, several first-time voters’ inexperience is causing them anxiety.

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BLOG: “Cake is Baked?”

This from CBS News via the New York Times.

Bob Schieffer on CBS: “I think Barack Obama is going to be the president of the United States.” Katie Couric: “The cake is baked, in your view?” Mr. Schieffer: “Yes.”

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BLOG: CNN Calls West Virgina for McCain

CNN projects McCain will win West Virgina, which gives him 5 more electoral votes.

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Obama Needs a Red State

According to a blog post from Slate.com

With a win in one or two states that George W. Bush won in 2004, Obama will have wrapped up this election. Based on the last round of polls before the election, Obama is already poised to win at least 264 electoral votes comfortably. A win in Colorado or another Bush state will push him over the edge.

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