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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course that global vote is nowhere near representative.

I'm convinced that much of Obama's landslide lead on that page is simply due to the facts that...

a) McCain's voters are a lot less likely to visit the site in the first place.

and

b) Internationally, this is not so much a political decision but a popularity contest. And in that regard, Obama just appears as the more likable person.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also many people in those countries have no access to the Internet.

Just voted! What a relief. Now we just have to push through the Election Day coverage and we can get the federal government rolling again, whoever wins!

Plus, nifty sticker-for free! w00t!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I guess Bush is almost like a long, forgotten memory now eh?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not for another two months, technically.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost - but he's still in office for another few months.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asa wrote:
Almost - but he's still in office for another few months.
Oh is he really? I'm not really following the politics other than what people mention aloud. He's almost there though.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup.

Dude, my state tied 50-50. How often does that happen? O.o;;

They should make us purple, not grey.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daydreamer_girl wrote:
Asa wrote:
Almost - but he's still in office for another few months.
Oh is he really? I'm not really following the politics other than what people mention aloud. He's almost there though.


He's won the election, but the inauguration is not until 20 Jan 2009, which is when he actually becomes president.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tinu. wrote:
Dude, my state tied 50-50. How often does that happen? O.o;;

Huh. Who won it, then?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*checks* The Electoral went to Obama, but popular vote was split straight down the middle.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I left at 5:30 in the morning so I could get to my polling place. Wink Zero wait! (At least, from the time they opened the doors to the time I voted. I ended up waiting a total of 10 minutes. One of my friends was in line for 2 hours.)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm bummed I wasn't able to get on here during the election. I was one of the mopes crying with joy when Obama gave his speech. Me and my mom, we're rediculous!

My state is still re-counting for out senatorial election, between Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Norm tried to say there was no need for a re-count, he was"obviously" the winner, but I wouldn't say winning by an alleged 477 votes makes you an obvious winner in a state of several million people.
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