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Hi...just a brief diary to help me better follow the still emerging election results. Thanks to Kos I have been able to link to Dave Wasserman's Twitter page and also to his great popular vote constantly updated vote spreadsheet.
  But I noticed in one of his tweets and also in a few of Kos's diaries the fact that as of about a week ago Obama's edge in the House had risen to over 500,000. I wanted to know if anyone has a source...a constantly follow what the totals are with House national the President's own popular vote margin keeps rising and Romney's percentages keep falling.  Also I also wonder if anyone knows the actual number of seats won by Democrats there...Last I heard it was 7 or 8 with a few still outstanding but that was again about a week ago...And what is the actual breakdown of Dem seats vs Rep seats for the new Congress?
  Turning to Ohio, I have been waiting to see a flood of provisional and absentee totals emerge..I was disappointed to see Obama's edge in Ohio only about 1.8% but thought that once those uncounted ballots would be released that his winning margin there would likely grow. Right after the election I had read that Husted was in court trying to overturn a decision to limit his throwing out of provisional ballots he deemed not completed correctly and that at some point he had to show why these ballots should not all be counted. I wondered if anyone knew if that was decided yet..and if the bulk of these absentees would be released any time soon. I had seen on Wasserman that a few days ago results from about 24 voting districts came out but they were mostly in Republican areas.
 Any help on any of these concerns would be greatly appreciated!

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  •  The issue Husted won in court (6+ / 0-)

    affects only a tiny number of ballots. And I can't even figure out with the technicality is, even though I spent a week and a half processing provisionals. Personally, I think he just appealed to show that he was capable of disenfranchising people even when it didn't matter. What a dick.

    We finished here in Cuyahoga (Cleveland) last Wednesday, and our provisionals are opened and the ballots pulled out and separated from the envelopes, so it's too late to disqualify anything. I assume they have been scanned and are just waiting official certification.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:04:38 PM PST

    •  Thanks Anastasia.... (2+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, LordMike

      Hopefully the number of provisionals will raise the Ohio totals closer to the 3 to 5% margin the polls were showing before the election..although one can't but wonder if all the voter suppression efforts, other than provisionals, somehow artificially kept that vote margin thinner.

  •  Latest total of D house seats was 201 (4+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, SoCalLiberal, radarlady, LordMike

    pending a recount in N. Carolina.

    We lost somewhere in the range of 20-30 seats through gerrymandering.

    Based on 2008 results, and using the Iowa rule for putting together districts----respecting counties as possible and geometrically compact districts--- Penn, Ohio, and Florida are killing us, with issues in NC, Va, Michigan as well.

    WTF!?!?!?! When did I move to the Republic of Gilead?!

    by IARXPHD on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:28:33 PM PST

  •  Ohio votes should be certified today (1+ / 0-)
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    Today is 21 days after the election. County BOE are to have their certified results sent to the SOS today.

    There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

    by OHeyeO on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 04:13:26 AM PST

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