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The Fat-Lady Sings – It Is Finally Tuesday – CNN Calls It

November 4, 2008


CNN: Barack Obama wins presidential election

From NY Times:

And the Crowd Goes Wild | 11:01 p.m. The television networks are projecting Barack Obama “will be the president of the United States.

From Bloomberg: Breaking News

Obama Is Elected 44th U.S. President, First African-American to Win Office Election Day in U.S. Buoys Stocks, Bonds After Steepest Drops Since 1970s

Campaigns Sidestep Harsh Reality Facing U.S.

On election night in the U.S. there will be an emotional celebration, the likes of which contemporary America has rarely seen, especially if Barack Obama wins. Echoes of the Founding Fathers, and the promise and imperfections of the nation, will reverberate.

Bush Wins Praise With Focus on Preparations for `Extraordinary’ Transition President George W. Bush is leaving office with some of the lowest job-approval ratings in history. He’s being assailed by both of his would-be successors, one of whom will inherit two wars and the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse Won’t Be Voting

By tonight, it’s likely that never will so many people have gone to the polls and leave wondering if their vote counted.

From Financial Times: Obama elected US president

Polls open as US votes for 44th president

Voting began in the eastern US early on Tuesday as Americans went to the polls to choose their 44th president, with projections showing John McCain, the Republican, with limited options to reverse the trend towards Barack Obama, the Democrat …

Chicago’s black voters euphoric but watchful

From CNN: Election Center: CNN Electoral Map

Americans go to the polls today in what is already one of the most historic elections in U.S. history.

If you have a problem voting or see a problem, call CNN Voter Hotline at 877-GOCNN-08.

NPR Election Map CSPAN Election Map

TPM Election Central The Washington Post


How To Follow The Presidential Election On The Web

Ohio’s voting systems were being put to the test Tuesday with election officials bracing for a record 80 percent turnout in a swing state where presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama were   running neck and neck.Ohio is putting more voting machines in precincts that are expected to be the busiest. Franklin County, which includes Columbus, has about twice as many touch-screen voting machines this year as it did in 2004.

Officials in most states predict there will be a record turnout to vote for president, as well as decide a number of key senate and congressional races, and such thorny ballot questions as banning gay marriage and abortion.

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Traders are looking forward to knowing who the next president will be

Shares in New York rallied in early trading on Tuesday as people in the US went to the polls.

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  1. November 5, 2008 7:36 am

    Kevin, this is a real changing of the guard. I you look at the vote spread in California, you can see for yourself. California stats.
    This victory was genuine, as opposed to prior elections … the Supreme Court must never be put in the position again, to decide the next president.
    No one is really prepared to accept the burden of leading and protecting 300 million people.
    The era of divisiveness and petty bias should finally fade away. Real Christians know this is God’s Will.

  2. Kim permalink
    November 5, 2008 12:19 am

    Kevin would you please explain how McCain won California? Obama has 2.2 million votes and McCain 1.6 million. Of course all the precints have not reported yet but based on these figures alone how do you claim a victory for McCain?

  3. mat permalink
    November 4, 2008 11:19 pm

    I never want to hear how this is a racist country again.

  4. Kevin permalink
    November 4, 2008 10:45 pm

    I really do not understand. When the electoral college voted against the nation and elected Bush, everyone was up in arms. However, when that same electoral college ignored several states where McCain won, and elected Obama, everyone seemed to be OK with this. McCain won California, and should have received 55 electoral votes, as well as the other states McCain won. I am sick and tired of the Government urging us to vote, and then ignoring our voice. The ONLY votes that matter from the general public, are those for local propositions and bonds. As an average American, my vote was pointless, as it’s obvious that the electoral college will vote whichever way they want anyway. Today is a sad day to be an American. Obama was the wrong choice for the U.S., and the electoral college voted on popularity. Would you let a doctor operate on you if he has only been in the medical field for 5 months? Of course not! Yet, you’ll vote for a Presidential Candidate with even less experience. Way to go Electoral college, you’ve put the absolute worst possible candidate in office.

  5. November 4, 2008 5:11 pm

    I am glad you voted, DG. Stay passionate about America’s Democratic process.

  6. November 4, 2008 4:00 pm

    I voted today for all the innocent babies and children who will be favored,valued by a McCain/Palin victory. If you vote for Obama you vote for death/hate. Vote McCain you vote for life/love. Don’t go there with capital punishment,war etc…I said, I voted for the innocent.

  7. November 4, 2008 1:13 pm

    Ooooh, don’t scare me Johnrj08. I prefer ’synchronicity’. There will be trauma regardless who wins. There are enough radicals on both sides that can ‘self fulfill’ any prophecy they follow. America needs to find it’s middle again.

  8. November 4, 2008 12:54 pm

    If you want absolutely creepy coincidences, compare Abraham Lincoln to John F. Kennedy.

  9. November 4, 2008 12:44 pm

    Very astute Redphilly, I call that ‘synchronicity’. This is indeed a significant election. Maybe there will be closure today, and we can breathe a sigh of relief.

  10. Redphilly permalink
    November 4, 2008 12:35 pm

    Did anyone except me notice that the first President was George and the present president is also George? This is very significant. Not only that but it is George W (Washington) and George (W.) Bush. We shall see what it means. It means that there are spiritual workings going on here.

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