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  •  In the end (14+ / 0-)

    Ohio is the ultimate firewall.  If Obama holds it, he is going to win.

    And it is holding.

    The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

    by fladem on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 03:47:55 PM PDT

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    •  Ohio is that firewall (9+ / 0-)

      He's leading in all the Gore/Kerry states. That's 242. He's leading in NM and NV, that's 11 electoral votes. If he can win Ohio with 18 electoral votes, he has 271.

      He's also ahead in IA which has 6 electoral votes like NV.

      For more election analysis and redistricting maps, check out my blog http://racesandredistricting.blogspot.com/ CA-2 (former CA-6) College in CA-37

      by Alibguy on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 04:01:22 PM PDT

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    •  Just keep banking those votes in Ohio &Iowa (2+ / 0-)
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      dustb, Odysseus

      Everyday from now until Nov. 6 is GOTV day in Ohio.

      Today's problems are yesterday's solutions. Don Beck

      by Sherri in TX on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 04:44:10 PM PDT

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      •  We are (0+ / 0-)

        Every day for the last two weeks, I've been on my feet for nine hours in the ballot room of Ohio's biggest Democratic county — the one that will decide whether he carries Ohio, based on the size of its turnout — pulling ballots for Cleveland's east-side precincts, East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights Wards 4 and 5, Shaker Heights, Garfield Heights, Warrensville Heights, South Euclid. I look out across the voting room and I see who is flooding in, breaking early voting records. The voters are probably 80% AA. And with today's Supreme Court decision, and our secretary of state's directive, an almost immediate concession to reality, that demo of early voters will only increase.

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        by anastasia p on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 06:22:34 PM PDT

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