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SLIDE SHOW: Phone Banking gets Youth Boost


BY N’JERI EATON //

On the final day of the election, dozens of volunteers gathered at the West Contra Costa Unified Campaign office for one last push for Obama.

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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: 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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Market Rallies While Waiting For New Leader


The stock market has now closed, hours ahead of polling places across the country.

Today was a record-setting Election Day on Wall Street. The market posted 3.3 percent growth, which surpassed the previous Election Day record of 1.8 percent, set in 1984 when Reagan won a second presidential term, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read the full story

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BLOG: Next President Decided by Dinner Time?


There is a chance that the 2008 presidential election could be decided by just after 7 p.m. tonight, based on results in other states.

Although final results will trickle in throughout the night, if Obama wins the states he leads in, he’ll be within 55 electoral votes of the 270 he needs to be elected. That is a significant figure because California’s 55 electoral votes will almost certainly go to Obama, based on poll numbers and past election results. (California has gone blue since 1988 when George H.W. Bush took the White House)

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El Cerrito Residents Head to the Polls


BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

As the polling results come in from the rest of the country, California voters still have an hour and a half to make their opinions count. Please get out to fill in or drop off your ballots and don’t forget to vote on the some of the hottest issues besides our national presidency: Prop 4, Prop 8, Measure D, the El Cerrito City Council and much more. Continue to stay tuned to the El Cerrito Focus as we update you on national results and tally up local numbers tonight.

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BLOG: Calling All Coffee Drinkers


Check out this coffee related Election Day story from Slate.com

‘Starbucks is halting its much-publicized plan to give voters free coffee today. It turns out that offering “gifts” constitutes a felony under election law in many states. In Georgia, for example, “Any person who gives or receives, or offers to give or receive, or participates in the giving or receiving of money or gifts for the purpose of registering as a voter, voting, or voting for a particular candidate in any primary or election shall be guilty of a felony” (via the Atlanta Journal Constitution). But the coffee chain has found a way to foil the election Grinches—they’re extending the freebie to everyone who orders a tall brewed coffee. Alas, no caramel lattes. … 10:50 a.m.’ Read the full story

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BLOG: NBA Star Supports Voting… for Obama


The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Houston Rockets All-Star Tracy McGrady and recent NBA champion Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics are going to wear special red, white and blue Adidas sneakers tonight when their teams face off at 5:30 p.m. The shoes are also decorated with stars and stripes.

McGrady’s sneakers will be emblazoned with the words “Change is Needed,” which the player admits is an endorsement of Obama.

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