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  •  I thought they no longer did that? (5+ / 0-)

    After the 2000 fiasco the media has been a lot more tentative about calling the results.  We're only 3 hours behind here in CA, which means when polls close at 8 EST, it's already 5 PM.  8 CST is 6 PM, plus the counting has to take place.

    By the time it's obvious which way the election is going it will be around 7 PM here and the polls will be almost closed anyway.  I'm doubtful it makes a big difference.  

    •  The election that caused big problems... (4+ / 0-)

      ...suposedly...was in 1980, when President Carter conceded to Reagan, when the west coast polls were still open.

      I mean, the networks can TRY and say they're not going to project a winner until the polls close on the west coast, but if President Obama wins in EITHER Virginia, North Carolina, OR Florida....You don't have to be the Great Kreskin to see where the election's going to go.....  

      •  1980 was real (2+ / 0-)
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        LordMike, Bill Abendroth

           We lost a fine congressmember, Rep. Jim Corman, by a couple of hundred votes here in the SFV. Carter conceded the presidential race before the CA polls closed.

             That was a long time ago; the idea of a Republican winning a Van Nuys based seat in this century is laughable.  The winner of that race, LAUSD Boardmember Bobbi Fiedler, did not last long in the House. She would have been out after one term but was able to move into an adjacent district to run after a GOP incumbent retired to run for Senate. That guy was Rep. Barry Goldwater Jr. and he did not join his father in the Senate. Four years later Fiedler also ran for the Senate without success, giving up her House seat.

        Diehard Swingnut, disgruntled Democrat, age 54, new CA-30

        by Zack from the SFV on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 01:13:55 AM PDT

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