4 more years....

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4 more years....

Postby PBo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 07:30 am

Well, the tv stations have said so, so it must be true!! How do tv stations get to decide POTUS??

What with all the usual stuff about balloting not working, which seems to be different in every state, I find the US elections very confusing.

reminds me of this....

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Re: 4 more years....

Postby daviesee » Wed Nov 07, 2012 07:38 am

Romney has said so too so there must be something in it, like the results posted have Obama reacing the required amount maybe?...............
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Re: 4 more years....

Postby SimonAH » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:45 am

Thank fcuk for that.
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Re: 4 more years....

Postby notsoblue » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:48 am

And the rest of the world breathes a sigh of relief...

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Re: 4 more years....

Postby mudcow007 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:58 am

Dammit, i wanted Palin to win
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Re: 4 more years....

Postby Sketchley » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:01 am

SimonAH wrote:Thank fcuk for that.


+1 the other bloke scared me a lot....
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Re: 4 more years....

Postby Veronese68 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:04 am

notsoblue wrote:And the rest of the world breathes a sigh of relief...

My thoughts entirely.

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Re: 4 more years....

Postby EKE_38BPM » Wed Nov 07, 2012 09:05 am

mudcow007 wrote:Dammit, i wanted Palin to win

So did Matt Damon.
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Re: 4 more years....

Postby jrduquemin » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:24 am

Veronese68 wrote:
notsoblue wrote:And the rest of the world breathes a sigh of relief...

My thoughts entirely.


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Re: 4 more years....

Postby mroli » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:46 am

PBo wrote:How do tv stations get to decide POTUS??

Oo - I know this - Emily Maitliss explained it last night!

Basically about 35% of the votes have been cast in advance. The TV companies then use extensive data analysis techniques and lots of other clever things such as exit poll interviews etc to build a statistical model of how things work.

This may not be accurate at times - see Florida in the Bush/Gore year, but gives people enough certainty to "call it" before all votes are tallied - which can often take a number of weeks.

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Re: 4 more years....

Postby SteppenHerring » Wed Nov 07, 2012 16:02 pm

It's not over yet. Well known self-publicising Alzheimer's sufferer Donald Trump is urging people to march on Washington. It's not clear if he's going to do any marching himself - it might be windy out and that could have consequences.
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Re: 4 more years....

Postby rjsterry » Wed Nov 07, 2012 16:14 pm

SteppenHerring wrote:It's not over yet. Well known self-publicising Alzheimer's sufferer Donald Trump is urging people to march on Washington. It's not clear if he's going to do any marching himself - it might be windy out and that could have consequences.


Heh. Saw that. I'll give him this: he's not dull.
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Re: 4 more years....

Postby TheStone » Wed Nov 07, 2012 16:36 pm

Mitt came across as another republican idiot and Trump is a truly horrid person.

Barry's doing his best, but I can't help but think that the true catastrophes will happen over the next 4 years. The printing and borrowing (kicking the can further down the street) will at some stage come to an abrupt and painful end.

It will probably start with the UK.


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