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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Election Night 2008

Blog your reactions to the results as they come in. If for some reason you can't post on the blog, email me and I will post your comments.

93 Comments:

At 3:37 PM, Blogger aprilyuj said...

Hi!
This election is so interesting.
I have a feeling that Indiana
is going to be the next Ohio.
If McCain loses Indiana, I think he has no hope. I am very excited to know the results. See you guys all tomorrow!

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama - Vermont
McCain - Kentucky

No big surprises yet!

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

i bet indiana, ohio and florida go to Obama...not so sure about virginia yet but i think those three he got

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama - 3 out of 4 of Maine's votes (we don't know where the 4th will go yet - remember they can split)
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois

McCain - Tennessee & Oklahoma

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Lindsey:

So far it looks like Florida may go to Obama. You know what that means....donuts!!!!!

and:

Electoral-vote.com had projected a win for Obama in Virginia, but now it looks like McCain could take it. This is going to be an interesting night!

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

Oh man this is so close, I can't wait to see Florida, Ohio, and Indiana those are the 3 that I think will decide the election no matter what I think it is coming down to those 3 states

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Daria:

Wow, okay.
So, Obama (77) just won Maine, Mass., Conn., New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Illinois (surprise there..)
And McCain (34) won Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Exciting!
Also Democrats dominating in the House and Senate.

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Amy L. said...

Indiana - college towns are going towards Obama

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger southernheritage said...

if Florida goes to obombo
i'm throwing up the white flag

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

oh man Virginia looks like it is going McCain

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

waiting for more results.....

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger southernheritage said...

most of the counties left in florida are very conservative.... so who knows if they will change things

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

as for Florida - yes, the panhandle is very conservative - military bases, etc.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

I still say donuts for Florida, there are so many big demo. counties

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

New Hampshire for Obama

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

why does Rhode Island go so late they are surrounded by states that are already done.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

So does Obama have 3 votes from Maine?

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Yes, Obama has 3 out of 4 votes in Maine. We don't know about 1 vote.

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

Texas is close, wow thats a major shock

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Pennsylvania for Obama

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

from Bangor, Maine's newspaper re: their electoral college splitting: http://bangornews.com/detail/91960.html

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger Amy L. said...

electoral-vote.com has Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida as going to Obama while Virginia and Indiana are for McCain.
..but I guess this is just based on the counties that came in first

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

Texas is a 3% difference. Someone want to explain this please, I think we are in the twilight zone.

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Key Senate race - Kay Hagan defeats Elizabeth Dole (Bob Dole's wife) in NC

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

McCain gets Alabama

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

so I'm comparing electoral-vote and cnn.com's map and they are completely different and i was wondering if electoral-vote.com is more right winged?

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama - New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Rhode Island

McCain - Wyoming, North Dakota

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

electoral-vote is leaving a lot blank at this point - waiting for more info I think.....

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

SENATE MAJORITY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Elissa - Read the commentary further down the page on electoral-vote.com - it explains the new map!

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Lindsey:

Why is Texas so close? I thought it was a sure bet for McCain. And how come Ohio and Indiana are taking so long?!?

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

McCain gets Georgia

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Eunice:

Pennsylvania is Obama's, which really isn't that big of a surprise, but I was watching CNN and an analyst was talking about how this state was the "upset" McCain was looking for. But Obama took over 60% of the popular vote, which basically means the McCain campaign is at the "all hope gone" stage. It looks like Florida is going towards Obama as well. I was talking to Larsen, and he said it's gonna be 350+ for Obama. I think it'll be quite a bit over that.

On top of that, Senate reached a Democratic majority. It's a good year for Democrats.

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Mitch McConnell - Senate Minority Leader - holds onto his seat in Kentucky.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Elena:

My first comment is: I wonder if this election will end up as a reverse of the Bush/Gore election in 2000; where Obama wins the electoral vote but McCain wins the popular vote. Right now, Obama has 12, 506, 490 popular votes (50 %) and McCain has 12, 407, 335 popular votes (49%), which is EXTREMELY close. However, Obama has 174 electoral votes and McCain only has 64...a remarkably huge contrast to and reflection of the nation's actual votes. I think this will lead to recounts in some of the swing states, such as Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Upset in New Hamphire for Senate: Jean Shaheen defeats John Sununu

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

West Virginia for McCain

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

does anyone know when/where they will post the results for the 10th district?

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

ohio obama

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Prinston:

"The Senate races are in the Democrat's favor. The Democrats have picked up seats in North Carolina (Elizabeth Dole lost), New Mexico, Virginia, and New Hampshire. The Republicans got lucky in Kentucky though."

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

ohio=obama

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Lindsey:

So goes Ohio so goes the nation! This is could be huge for Obama!!!

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Media Roundup - where are you watching your news??

Bouch - CNN in HD

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Etham:

I am really surprised that McCain lost Pennsylvania badly (66 to 34) and lost Ohio because of how much time and money he spent in both places. It is also interesting that McCain is currently losing the popular vote 49 to 50% but is losing the electoral vote by much more: 199 to 124. It seems impossible to win now since California, Oregon, Hawaii, and Washington haven't been counted yet, and they are for sure democrat.

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

CNN and nbc

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama gets Ohio

Electoral vote tally:

Obama 194
McCain 69

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

so far...most historic birthday yet

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

With 36% reporting - Kirk is ahead of Seals - 54% to 46% - nothing has been projected yet. It will be close.

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Eunice:

CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX...I'm switching off a lot. There's a lot of monotnous speakers and commercials. haha

Wow, Ohio is Obama's. That's huge. One of the news stations I'm watching said that no Republican has ever won the presidency without Ohio. Grant Park must be going crazzzzy right now.

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Alexa Helmboldt said...

This is looking good!! Long day.. where i was working as an election judge though it was very obama mccain close.. weird being in illinois. but this area is very republican.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Elena:

in response to where are we getting our news: internet-cnn.com; tv-channel 2 wbbm

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama gets New Mexico

McCain gets Louisiana

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Alexa - any other interesting things from your day?

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

when do you think Florida is going to be declared

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama gets Iowa

McCain gets Utah

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

McCain gets Kansas

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Elena:

Alexa--where were you working? because i feel like this area is so heavily democrat (like illinois in general) ...even our class had 17 obama supporters vs. 7 mccain supporters. and did you get to look at all of them? are they tallied as people vote or after voting closed?

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

Obama has over 200 while McCain hasn't even gotten to 100 would it be safe for the news to declare the election?

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Grace:

It's interesting to see the predictions for the number of electoral votes each canidate has as of now. CNN says taht Obama has 199 and McCain has 78 and on TV abc says that Obama has 200 and McCain has 128. Also, Dole LOST the senate race in NC... I remember how we talked about Bob Dole in class, and I thought I should bring it up.

Happy election day!!

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

McCain gets Arkansas

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Ellie:

Oh my gosh this election is so amazing. It looks like its going to be a democratic win. According to the map I’m following Obama is wining with 200 electoral votes and if he wins California, Oregon and Washington state then he has over 270 already even if he loses everything else. I am enjoying watching this so much. Also Bouch you better get money for donuts because Florida is highly leaning Obama!

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Daria:

It's looking like many of the counties in Virginia and Florida are going Republican.
And Obama got Ohio. That is quite different.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Amy L. said...

I just saw something interesting on ABC. Families with an income of $200,000 or more - 53% have voted for Obama! That's weird..

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Melissa:

At my polling place, which served Ela precints 86, 87, and 454, we had two write in votes; Hillary Clinton and Jesus of Nazareth, which obviously didn't count. Overall, they went to McCain. We had a steady trickle all day. The only time there was a line was when we opened at 6. I got asked all the questions about the Illinois constitution party, the Constitution thingy, and I knew all the answers from this class!

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

CNN is talking about the power of suburbs in this election.

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Ellie:

I am watching ABC and it is reall interesting to listen to the ideas about how much of a change this election could potentially be. Also in terms of a change, I was an election judge today and an African American woman walked in with her 7 kids and she told us that they all wanted to come with her to be a part of a historic election and I thought that was so cool because none of these kids could have been older than 10 and they wanted to help mom because they actually knew about the election, I talked to them for a little

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

McCain takes Texas

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

McCain takes Mississippi

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Savan Kadakiya said...

I was very happy that I predicted that Obama will win PA and OH. I was shocked that there was only 30% turnout in Ohio. As well, I didn't expect McCain to be on the verge on winning Virgina while Obama winning NC. If it was just majority vote for the whole country, the race would have been closer than it seems.

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

has anyone been able to find out whats going on in Florida?

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Ellie:

Also North Carolina is a 50 50 deadlock right now according to MSNBC.com that is so interesting. I really wanna know the outcome

 
At 7:32 PM, Blogger Michelle Flaksman said...

I absolutely loved election judging today guys! More of us should have done it, it was such a great experience! I expect a lot more people but by the end of the day we were at about 1,300 voters in my location, which was still awesome because some of the more experienced election judges (a.k.a. elderly folk that are now my friends because they were super awesome =D ) told me that our morning rush was bigger than many elections they've judged in in the past years!
So although I expected a crazy huge turnout, this was still great!

(Obama 207, McCain 135 on CNN)

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Chelsea:

Oh my! Obama just got Ohio! and it was like 47% of the working class. I was so worried that the Bradley effect would take place. 207 vs. 129. so exciting!

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Michelle - Sounds like you had a great time - so glad!!

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Megan:

I'm not going to lie. Despite what the media and some people have been
saying; McCain winning would be a longshot. It could have been possible if he had won all of the swing states, or in certain played out situations. But now that Obama has won Ohio, I think 'so goes the
nation' applies and nothing much more exciting will happen tonight.
California(55), Oregon(7) and Washington(11) are all very strong Obama in the recent polls. As of right now, Obama stands at 200.. you do the math.

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Elena:

i'm watching channel 2...and i kind of have a problem with the whole "african american males can do anything now!" they could do anything before (granted once equal rights were enforced, etc.)...this election is just a demonstration of that. i don't care what skin color you are, i care what you stand for. i think a lot of people are siding on race for all the wrong reasons. it probably doesn't make much of a difference for african americans since they're heavily liberal anyway, but if there was a republican black candidate, based on what I saw from Howard University I have a feeling that they would vote for the black candidate regardless of his party. And for those who may misread this comment, I am in absolutely no way racist, but I am certainly against reverse discrimination the same as I am against discrimination. I think it's equally wrong for uninformed white people to vote for mccain just because they won't vote for Obama for racial reasons. I know this is unlikely, if not impossible, but it would be ideal if race was not considered as a factor when people determine their vote.

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Emily:

Barack Obama has now won Ohio and Pennsylvania-- the legend that Ohio is the deciding state is probably true-- and McCain is basically only still strong in the South. Obama has already won 207 electoral votes with McCain only with 135. McCain is still struggling with his home state of Arizona. This election does not seem that close. Obama has basically won!

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Elena:

also from channel 2...obama spent ONE BILLION DOLLARS in his campaign...dear lord...suddenly makes palin's $150,000 shopping spree seem like a trip to walmart...

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Love CNN - they have a guy as a hologram right now. Also John King's awesome 3D Congress model. Would make a great prop for class - you think he would let us borrow it?

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama gets Virginia - a major shift

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

and its done Obama is Pres

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Michelle Flaksman said...

Haha yeah have to say that the hologram of Wil.I.Am was borderline weird but almost cool too, it reminds me of those movies where hologram teachers teach the classes (zenon: girl of the 21st century =) ) don't even act like you all don't remember that one! It's a Disney classic =)

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

Obama wins the presidency

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Amy L. said...

cbs declares obama president

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Michelle Flaksman said...

OBAMA 297, MCCAIN 139
Bouch, get ready for those donuts!

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Ellie:

ABC just said that Barak Obama is going to be the 44th president of the United states!!!! Its basically official

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Michelle Flaksman said...

Bouch, so now can you please tell us?!
How do you feel about this election? Who did you favor all this time!?

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

thats it, done obama won!

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

I have no comments - I am simply your facilitator. And your purveyor of donuts.

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger David Steinman said...

well im watching CNN and florida hasnt been given to Obama or McCain so.....

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

OK signing off -
McCain's concession speech up soon, followed by Obama's acceptance speech

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger JLBinChicago said...

From Samy:

i was an election judge in lake forest and you could definitely see a mcCain preference because of the lower taxes they would pay under his administration. there was also a very low voter turnout (less then 1000) possibly because the majority of people in the area were McCain supporters and they didnt feel the need to come out since Obama was projected to win illinois anyways.

its also interesting that Obama won the presidency without the votes from california.

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

florida went obama we get donuts

 

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