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  •  What About Missouri-President? (2+ / 0-)
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    Ivan, CityLightsLover
    As I write this comment, Missouri's presidential election remains undecided, with 1,442,673counted for WcCain, and 1,436,814 counted for Obama; 49:49% (and 37,305/1% Other). The state's 11 Electoral Votes won't change the result. A few thousand people one way or another won't indicate much difference in popular vote among 137M+ nationwide. But what is the result? And how come I see no reporting or discussion of this final straggler?

    Personally, I'd like to see WcCain counted the winner. Because Missouri's electoral vote doesn't make much difference, nor the few thousand in the popular vote. Obama's safely won. More important than those negligible margins is destroying Missouri's undue influence as "always voting for the winner". Once Missouri's vote is counted for the loser, that state will lose its extra influence, another lie about "the heartland" proven wrong by Obama. Then we can have elections less coordinated by factoids the pundits can easily remember, and more evaluations of who will lead us better.

    So enough already: who did Missouri vote for several days ago?

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 09:06:25 AM PST

    •  Yes CNN Has Missouri as Red but other networks (1+ / 0-)
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      still have it blank ? What was the final result of Missouri as it differs depending on where you look.

      I am happy NC was finally decided and went blue. We can work on getting NC bluer and on MO and hell MT was closer than many thought. The only state that ended up not being as close as pollsters thought it might be was ND. It turned out MT was closer.

      •  MO SoS Shows WcCain With More (0+ / 0-)

        The Missouri Secretary of State "Election Night Reporting" all races page says:

        U.S. President And Vice President	   Precincts Reporting 3533 of 3533
         John McCain, Sarah Palin	REP 1,442,673	 49.4%	
         Barack Obama, Joe Biden	DEM 1,436,814	 49.2%	
         Bob Barr, Wayne A. Root	LIB 11,355	 .4%	
         Chuck Baldwin, Darrell Castle	CST 8,181	 .3%	
         Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez	IND 17,769	 .6%	
         Cynthia McKinney, Rosa Clemente WI 958 	 .0%	
        Total Votes	2,917,750

        But the top of that page says

        Unofficial Election Returns
        State of Missouri General Election  - 2008 General Election
        Tuesday, November 04, 2008

        What troubles me the most is that there's no reporting of this story. How can the #1 "bellwether state" fail to report an official count, with a 49:49% split by 6000 votes, not get any coverage all week while it remains the only state not reporting?

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 09:47:01 AM PST

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        •  That is very strange and I wonder if all the (0+ / 0-)

          provisional and overseas ballots were counted. As VA said their overseas ballots would not arrive to be counted until Nov. 14th. I wonder how many other states have late arriving overseas ballots that were mailed within the time allowed but have not arrived. ?

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