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« Reply #275 on: March 29, 2018, 06:38:48 AM »
« edited: March 29, 2018, 07:31:58 AM by Parrotguy »

ELECTION NIGHT, Part IV


Blitzer: ...Hold on, we've reached a very crucial hour tonight. Perhaps the most crucial one. As the 8 P.M. hour arrives, we have polls closings in a very large number of states, and with them, a bunch of projections to make.

Tapper: Indeed. And right now, CNN can call the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Maine's first congressial district and Illinois for the Democrat, President Obama. We're also calling the states of Alabama and Oklahome for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Maine and its second congressial district, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Missisippi, Texas, North Dakota and South Dakota are all too close to call right now. Tennessee is too early to call.

Blitzer: Indeed. And this means that, it means that President Obama is currently leading in the electoral vote count, with 76 electoral votes against 29 for Donald Trump and 0 for Jon Huntsman. Let's take a look at the numbers.

United States 2016 Presidential Election Map


Alabama Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN WIN
Donald Trump (R)- 55.2% ✓
Barack Obama (D)*- 36.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 7.9%

Connecticut Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 55.7% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 22.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 20.6%

Delaware Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 58.3% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 22.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.9%

District of Columbia Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 90.4% ✓
Jon Huntsman (I)- 5.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 3.5%

Florida Presidential Election (21% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.7%

Georgia Presidential Election (20% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 38.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 23.5%

Illinois Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 62.1% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 23.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.4%

Indiana Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 39.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 39.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.2%

Kansas Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 35.2%
Barack Obama (D)*- 32.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 29.4%

Maine Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 33.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 24.6%

Maryland Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 56.1% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 21.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.5%

Massachusetts Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 59.3% ✓
Jon Huntsman (I)- 23.0%
Donald Trump (R)- 16.9%

Michigan Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.4%

Missisippi Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 43.7%
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.1%

Missouri Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 40.5%
Barack Obama (D)*- 39.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.0%

New Hampshire Presidential Election (23% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 31.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 25.4%

New Jersey Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 54.7% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 30.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.8%

North Carolina Presidential Election (14% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 20.5%

North Dakota Presidential Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 38.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 36.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 23.3%

Ohio Presidential Election (12% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.7%

Oklahoma Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN WIN
Donald Trump (R)- 53.7% ✓
Barack Obama (D)*- 25.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.7%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.6%

Rhode Island Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 53.9% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 24.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 20.5%

South Carolina Presidential Election (23% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 38.6%
Barack Obama (D)*- 37.0%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 23.4%

South Dakota Presidential Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 36.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.1%
Barack Obama (D)*- 24.5%

Tennnessee Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 45.2%
Barack Obama (D)*- 32.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.1%

Texas Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 43.0%
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.9%

Virginia Presidential Election (24% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 47.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 30.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.2%

King: Certainly, many interesting results right now. First of all, we're seeing something that is probably worrying for the Trump campaign- Obama is managing to hold most, close to all, of his base, getting strong numbers and easy victories in Democratic states as Trump struggles to hold Republican ones. In these states, we're seeing Trump and Huntsman splitting the Republican voters, while Obama easily wins the rest, even many independents. But we've noticed that Trump is doing particularly well in these states right here... Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, he's not losing them like he is in Virginia and New Hampshire right now. He's holding strong, limitting Huntsman's numbers, and it looks like he has a strong turnout from his base there. We could see an interesting map tonight, but still, despite the initially high spirits in the Trump camp, this is increasingly looking like a good night for Democrats.

Bash: Indeed, and to see this, we should also check out the downballot races. Remember, we have a battle for control of the U.S. congress today, and so far it's looking good for Democrats. They've already gained seven House seats, and right now we can already call a few Senate races. We can project that several Republican incumbents will win reelection tonight- Richard Shelby in Alabama, Jerry Moran in Kansas, John Hoeven in North Dakota and James Lankford in Oklahoma. We can also project a Democratic incumbent won reelection- Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut. Meanwhile, Democrats also retained the Maryland open seat vacated by Senator Barabara Mikulski, as Rep. Chris Van Hollen won the election. And, we can already project one pickup for Democrats- in Illinois, Republican incumbent Mark Kirk will be defeated by Democratic Representative Tammy Duckworth. We cannot, at the moment, project the Senate race in Missouri, between incumbent Republican Roy Blunt and Democratic challenger Jason Kander, the Senate race in Pennsylvania between Senator Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak, who's challenging him to a 2010 rematch, or the Senate race in South Dakota between Republican Senator John Thune and former Democratic Senate Leader Tom Daschle, who's challenging him for a 2004 rematch. And lastly, we can call another Senate race from earlier- a big relief for Republicans, as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky wins reelection tonight.

Tapper: And on the Gubernatorial side, where we have several races tonight, Democrat John Carney will easily win the Delaware governorship, replacing fellow Democrat Jack Markell who's term-limited this year. Republican Doug Burgum won the North Dakota Gubernatorial race, succeeding terml-limited Republican Jack Dalrymple. We cannot project the Missouri race between Republican Peter Kinder and Democrat Chris Koster.

Cooper: So, an interesting night, downballot as well as on the top of the ticket. Let's look at the numbers for some of these interesting races.

Florida Senate Race (23% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D)- 50.1%
Senator Marco Rubio (R)*- 49.3%

Georgia Senate Race (22% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Johnny Isakson (R)*- 49.8%
Fmr. State Sen. Jason Carter (D)- 49.6%

Illinois Senate Race (4% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D)- 58.5% ✓
Senator Mark Kirk (R)*- 36.8%

Indiana Senate Race (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Evan Bayh (D)- 50.9%
U.S. Rep. Todd Young (R)- 44.5%

Indiana Gubernatorial Race (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D)- 49.7%
Governor Mike Pence (R)*- 49.4%

Kentucky Senate Race (41% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator Rand Paul (R)*- 53.7% ✓
Mayor Jim Gray (D)- 45.5%

Missouri Senate Race (4% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Secretary of State Jason Kander (D)- 51.5%
Senator Roy Blunt (R)*- 47.3%

Missouri Gubernatorial Race (4% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Attorney General Chris Koster (D)- 50.3%
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R)- 48.9%

New Hampshire Senate Race (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Maggie Hassan (D)- 51.1%
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R)*- 46.8%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Race (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Exec. Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D)- 50.1%
Exec. Councilor Chris Sununu (R)- 49.4%

North Carolina Senate Race (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Kay Hagan (D)- 50.7%
Senator Richard Burr (R)*- 48.4%

North Carolina Gubernatorial Race (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Attorney General Roy Cooper (D)- 52.5%
Governor Pat McRory (R)*- 45.9%

Ohio Senate Race (14% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Rob Portman (R)*- 49.5%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D)- 49.3%

Pennsylvania Senate Race (4% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Joe Sestak (D)- 50.7%
Senator Pat Toomey (R)*- 48.9%

South Dakota Senate Race (3% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator John Thune (R)*- 56.5%
Fmr. Senator Tom Daschle (D)- 41.8%


Note: I won't include numbers for safe races because there's little to no change from IRL, considering it's mostly the same candidates.
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« Reply #276 on: March 29, 2018, 07:06:27 AM »

I didn't know Pete and Pence were residents of Missouri. Tongue
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« Reply #277 on: March 29, 2018, 07:33:12 AM »

I didn't know Pete and Pence were residents of Missouri. Tongue


Indyana and Misery are literally the same thu lolz Fixed, and also added the current downballot Missouri results while I'm at it Smiley
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« Reply #278 on: March 30, 2018, 07:00:37 AM »
« Edited: March 30, 2018, 09:53:27 AM by Parrotguy »

ELECTION NIGHT, Part V


Tapper: Welcome back, folks, and just in time. Election night seems to be picking up the pace right now, as we can now call two more states previously uncalled- Tennessee will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump tonight, and the Democrats have carried a key swing state- Virginia will vote for President Barack Obama by a large margin. This is definitely a sign for a good night for the President, no?

Bash: Definitely. He's already carrying Virginia by strong margins, and the vote still outstanding is largely from Democratic areas. It's a huge blow for Republican chances, though they didn't think they could win this state, they at least hoped they could keep it close, and...

Blitzer: Hold your thoughts for a moment, we've reached another landmark hour tonight. It's 8:30 P.M., which means that we have poll closings in another state- Arkansas, which we're calling for Republican Donald Trump immediately. And I've just received word that we can call another state for the Republicans- North Dakota, location of the controversial keystone pipeline which the President ordered stalled. Jon Huntsman's candidacy gave Republicans a scare here, but it looks like the state is going to vote for them by a comfortable margin. But Democrats shouldn't feel too disappointed, because there's another state we're calling for them tonight- New Hampshire, yet another swing state, will go to the President.

Tapper: Wow, that's definitely early for New Hampshire. It's yet another good sign for Democrats, and I think we can attribut much of it to Huntsman's candidacy, popular with moderate and liberal Republicans and with independents residing in the Granite State, which isn't enought to win but is enough to make this a safely Democratic state. And one more state we can call right now- Maine will vote for the Democratic nominee again, another state where Huntsman is taking away many moderate Republicans. The state's 2nd congressial district is still up in the air, with Trump showing surprising strength there. Right now, our count is 95 electoral votes for Obama, 49 for Trump, 0 for Huntsman. Let's take a look at the numbers.

United States 2016 Presidential Election Map


Arkansas Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN WIN
Donald Trump (R)- 57.4% ✓
Barack Obama (D)*- 28.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 12.8%

Florida Presidential Election (33% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.7%

Georgia Presidential Election (32% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 20.6%

Indiana Presidential Election (48% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.1%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.9%

Kansas Presidential Election (14% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 34.7%
Barack Obama (D)*- 33.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 30.1%

Maine Presidential Election (15% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.9% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 30.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 24.3%

Maine 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (14% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.3%

Michigan Presidential Election (13% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.7%

Missisippi Presidential Election (14% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 43.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 11.8%

Missouri Presidential Election (13% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.2%

New Hampshire Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.7% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 29.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 24.9%

North Carolina Presidential Election (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.7%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 20.2%

North Dakota Presidential Election (10% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN WIN
Donald Trump (R)- 44.6% ✓
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.5%
Barack Obama (D)*- 16.9%

Ohio Presidential Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.4%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election (14% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 45.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 35.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.5%

South Carolina Presidential Election (35% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 38.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.6%

South Dakota Presidential Election (11% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 38.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.7%
Barack Obama (D)*- 22.3%

Tennnessee Presidential Election (15% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN WIN
Donald Trump (R)- 52.4% ✓
Barack Obama (D)*- 30.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.5%

Texas Presidential Election (13% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 43.1%
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 12.6%

Virginia Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 51.2% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 29.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.6%

Cooper: Now, let's hear some voices from the camp that has to be pretty happy right now- we turn to Brianna Keilar at the Obama Campaign HQ in Chicago, Illinois. Brianna, what's the mood there?

Keilar: Thank you, Anderson. The mood here is very upbeat and enthusiastic- the people are confident, and every time you call a state for Obama we hear a loud chanting of "Four More Years" from the crowd. We have here with us Obama advisor and former Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook. Robby, how's the feel right now? Do you think you're heading to a victory?

Mook: Yes, Brianna, definitely. We're looking at probably the biggest landslide since Clinton's 1996 reelection. It's clear that America is rejecting Donald Trump's xenophobic message and that our 50-state strategt is working. We're going to win some state Democrats haven't won for a long time, and give the President mandate to bring about real change in the next four years.

Keilar: What about state like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio? They seem surprisingly close, and were thought to be safely in Obama's column. Are you worried?

Mook: No, we aren't. We'll see how the night goes, of course, but we aren't very worried. In the current situation, Trump needs Florida if he wants to win, and you should ask John King up there in the CNN HQ if you want to know whether he has a chance. We don't think he does.

Keilar: Obama campaign advisor Robby Mook, thank you for your time. Back to you, Anderson.

Cooper: Thank you, Brianna. Clearly, the Obama camp is confident tonight looking at the results, and they have a good reason to be. John, how's the situation in Florida?

King: Well, depends on who you ask. For Trump- not good. He's getting high turnout and strong margins with the rural Republican areas up here, but his numbers are chipped considerably in the southern, urban and suburban areas by Huntsman and Obama. We're also seeing extremely strong Latino turnout for Obama, making his numbers in counties like Miami-Dade strong. He's holding a pretty strong lead here, and it's going to be tough for Trump to pass him.

Blitzer: Now, stand by, because we can call another race, this time in the downballot department. In addition to the Arkansas Senate race, which we called a while ago to Republican incumbent John Boozman against Democratic challenger Conner Elbridge, we can call one of the key races of the night- in New Hampshire, Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan will defeat Republican incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte in the Senate race, a key pickup for Democrats. And another key pickup for them, in a Republican territory- former Senator Evan Bayh, who also served as Governor of the state, has defeated U.S. Rep. Todd Young in the Indiana Senate race, reclaiming a seat in the Senate.

Florida Senate Race (35% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D)- 50.3%
Senator Marco Rubio (R)*- 49.0%

Georgia Senate Race (34% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Jason Carter (D)- 49.8%
Senator Johnny Isakson (R)*- 49.5%

Indiana Senate Race (51% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. Senator Evan Bayh (D)- 51.5% ✓
U.S. Rep. Todd Young (R)- 43.8%

Indiana Gubernatorial Race (51% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D)- 50.1%
Governor Mike Pence (R)*- 48.9%

Missouri Senate Race (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Secretary of State Jason Kander (D)- 50.9%
Senator Roy Blunt (R)*- 47.9%

Missouri Gubernatorial Race (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R)- 49.7%
Attorney General Chris Koster (D)- 49.5%

New Hampshire Senate Race (41% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Governor Maggie Hassan (D)- 52.2% ✓
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R)*- 44.5%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Race (41% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Exec. Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D)- 49.8%
Exec. Councilor Chris Sununu (R)- 49.5%

North Carolina Senate Race (28% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Kay Hagan (D)- 51.2%
Senator Richard Burr (R)*- 47.9%

North Carolina Gubernatorial Race (28% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Attorney General Roy Cooper (D)- 54.1%
Governor Pat McRory (R)*- 44.7%

Ohio Senate Race (27% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Rob Portman (R)*- 50.1%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D)- 48.6%

Pennsylvania Senate Race (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Joe Sestak (D)- 55.9%
Senator Pat Toomey (R)*- 43.2%

South Dakota Senate Race (12% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator John Thune (R)*- 54.3%
Fmr. Senator Tom Daschle (D)- 43.1%
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« Reply #279 on: March 30, 2018, 11:04:10 AM »

Amazing!
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« Reply #280 on: March 30, 2018, 11:39:29 AM »

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« Reply #281 on: March 31, 2018, 07:38:43 AM »

ELECTION NIGHT, Part VI


Blitzer: ...And now, as we reach the 9 P.M. hour, another crucial hour to night, we have poll closings in a large number of states, getting us closer to the identity of our next President. We can already call several states- we're calling New York State for President Obama, 29 electoral votes from New York, a big prize for the President, getting him above the 100 mark. We can also already call New Mexico for the President, an early call for a state that voted for Bush in 2004. We can call one state for Donald Trump- Louisiana will vote for Republican Donald Trump tonight. The third contressial district of Nebraska, we're calling for Trump too, one of the most conservative parts of the nation, so it's an unsurprising call. We cannot right now call the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, the rest of Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming.

Bash: We're getting into very interesting territory here, friendly to Jon Huntsman, and we're already getting some curious numbers. Wyoming, usually a solidly Republican state, is now closely contested between Trump and Huntsman, who's getting very high turnout and support from Mormons here while conservative turnout is depressed according to our exit polls. Arizona, again, a Republican state, we're seeing actually Huntsman and Obama battling for first here right now, Trump close behind, a three-way race. Nebraska, with its congressial district splitting, some curious results- Huntsman is actually leading in the second district by a strong margin, enough for us to classify it as 'too early to call' right now, and is close behind Trump in the first district and statewide. It seems like Democrats and moderates broke strongly for Huntsman here tonight, perhaps feeling that he has a better chance than Obama.

King: Interesting. In the other swing states, we can't yet make any new calls, but as you can see here on the map Obama is opening a gap in Florida as more and more democratic areas are reporting. It's going to be hard for Trump to close this gap. Michigan, strong turnout in Wayne County, where African Americans are strongly supportive of the President, and Obama is opening a gap after an initial scare. Pennsylvania, we're actually seeing the large gap getting smaller as expected, rural, conservative parts reporting right now and increasing Trump's count. Let's look at these numbers.

United States 2016 Presidential Election Map


Arizona Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 35.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 32.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 30.8%

Colorado Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 29.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 26.4%

Florida Presidential Election (45% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.1%

Georgia Presidential Election (44% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.4%

Indiana Presidential Election (60% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 41.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.3%

Kansas Presidential Election (27% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 33.7%
Donald Trump (R)- 33.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 31.5%

Louisiana Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN WIN
Donald Trump (R)- 52.4% ✓
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 6.3%

Maine 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.1%
Donald Trump (R)- 41.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 14.4%

Michigan Presidential Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.1%

Minnesota Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 45.1%
Donald Trump (R)- 32.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.4%

Missisippi Presidential Election (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 45.2%
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 10.6%

Missouri Presidential Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.9%

Nebraska Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 37.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 36.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 24.3%

Nebraska 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 42.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 29.7%
Barack Obama (D)*- 26.5%

New Mexico Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 45.2% ✓
Jon Huntsman (I)- 28.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 22.9%
Gary Johnson (L)- 5.2%

New York Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 57.9% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 24.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.2%

North Carolina Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.4%

Ohio Presidential Election (36% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.8%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.3%

South Carolina Presidential Election (47% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 39.0%
Barack Obama (D)*- 38.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.3%

South Dakota Presidential Election (24% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 37.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 36.6%
Barack Obama (D)*- 24.5%

Texas Presidential Election (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 12.8%

Wisconsin Presidential Election (3% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 42.8%
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.0%

Cooper: And, like always, let's give you an update on downballot races. In the House, Democrats are making substantial gains. According to our model right now, they're definitely favoured to take it back. And we can call one more race for the Democrats- Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado will hold onto his seat against Republican Darryl Glenn, a very early call for a potentially vulnerable incumbent. The Senate race in Arizona, meanwhile, between Senator John McCain and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, is too close to call. In the Louisiana jungle Senate race, we cannot call it for one particular person, but we do know for sure that Republican John Neely Kennedy will advance to the runoff occuring in two days against a Democrat, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

Blitzer: Indeed, looking like a very good night for the Democrats, President Obama might have a favourable congress if he's reelected, and... Hold on, there is yet another call we can make at this hour. In North Carolina, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has unseated incumbent Republican Governor Pat McRory. The Governor has come under fire for enacting legislation seen as anti-transgender and prompting organizations like the N.C.A.A. to boycott the state, angering many North Carolina residents. But it's not all bad for Republicans- we're finally ready to project the Senate race in South Dakota, where John Thune will be able to retain his seat despite a surprisingly strong challenge from his predecessor in the seat, former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. Democrats never really had hopes of winning againt the popular Thune here, but what they hoped, and received, was forcing Republicans to waste time and money on a race they initially thought was safe. Let's take a look at the numbers again.

Arizona Senate Race (5% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator John McCain (R)*- 51.8%
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D)- 45.1%

Colorado Senate Race (4% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Senator Michael Bennet (D)*- 54.8% ✓
County Comis. Darryl Glenn (R)- 40.5%

Florida Senate Race (47% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D)- 50.9%
Senator Marco Rubio (R)*- 48.2%

Georgia Senate Race (46% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Jason Carter (D)- 49.7%
Senator Johnny Isakson (R)*- 49.3%

Indiana Gubernatorial Race (62% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D)- 50.6%
Governor Mike Pence (R)*- 48.6%

Louisiana Senate Race (4% Reporting)- R VS D RUNOFF
State Treasurer John Neely Kennedy (R)- 22.8% ✓
Public Service Comis. Foster Campbell (D)- 21.5% ✓

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R)- 13.4%
Attorney Caroline Fayard (D)- 13.2%
U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R)- 7.9%
Fmr. State Rep. David Duke (R)- 4.2%
Mr. Gary Landrieu (D)- 3.8%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao (R)- 3.5%
Ret. Colonel Rob Maness (R)- 2.7%
Activist Derrick Edwards (D)- 2.1%
Fmr. Alcohol and Tobacco Control Comis. Troy Hebert (I)- 1.6
Businessman Donald "Crawdaddy" Crawford (R)- 0.9%
Mr. Beryl Billiot (I)- 0.8%
Mr. Thomas Clements (L)- 0.7%
Others (Various)- 0.9%

Missouri Senate Race (27% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Secretary of State Jason Kander (D)- 51.5%
Senator Roy Blunt (R)*- 47.2%

Missouri Gubernatorial Race (27% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Attorney General Chris Koster (D)- 49.7%
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R)- 49.4%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Race (52% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Exec. Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D)- 50.4%
Exec. Councilor Chris Sununu (R)- 48.9%

North Carolina Senate Race (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Kay Hagan (D)- 52.0%
Senator Richard Burr (R)*- 47.2%

North Carolina Gubernatorial Race (39% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Attorney General Roy Cooper (D)- 56.7% ✓
Governor Pat McRory (R)*- 41.9%

Ohio Senate Race (38% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Rob Portman (R)*- 50.2%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D)- 48.4%

Pennsylvania Senate Race (27% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Joe Sestak (D)- 52.7%
Senator Pat Toomey (R)*- 46.5%

South Dakota Senate Race (28% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN HOLD
Senator John Thune (R)*- 54.1% ✓
Fmr. Senator Tom Daschle (D)- 43.4%
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« Reply #282 on: April 01, 2018, 04:32:18 AM »

If Obama carries all states he's currently ahead, he's winning an electoral college blowout. Hopefully he also gets a Dem congress or senate.
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« Reply #283 on: April 02, 2018, 06:11:09 AM »
« Edited: April 05, 2018, 03:00:09 AM by Parrotguy »

ELECTION NIGHT, Part VII


Blitzer: Hello and welcome back to CNN's coverage of election night 2016. The night is getting late, and we've arrived at the 10 P.M. hour. Right now, we're closing the polls in a number of states out west... but we cannot project a winner in any of them at poll closing.

Cooper: Right. Idaho, Iowa and Montana are right now too close to call, while the state of Utah, home state of independent candidate Jon Huntsman, is too early to call, as is the usually swing state of Nevada. And this is... this is good for Huntsman, usually we call these states, Idaho and Montana and Utah, very easily for the Republicans. But right now, Huntsman is leading in all three, and he's clearly showing strength with mountain-west voters, especially Mormons. And Nevada is looking very strong for President Obama, it was a swing-state, even a Republican leaning state in the past, but right now, just like Colorado, it looks like it swung hard for the Democrats. Let's take a look at the numbers.

United States 2016 Presidential Election Map


Arizona Presidential Election (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 35.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 31.7%
Donald Trump (R)- 31.1%

Colorado Presidential Election (15% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 28.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 25.2%

Florida Presidential Election (57% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.2%

Georgia Presidential Election (56% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 36.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.8%

Idaho Presidential Election (1% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 40.1%
Donald Trump (R)- 36.4%
Barack Obama (D)*- 21.8%

Indiana Presidential Election (71% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.4%

Iowa Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 14.7%

Kansas Presidential Election (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 33.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 32.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 32.4%

Maine 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (38% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.0%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 12.6%

Michigan Presidential Election (36% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.4%

Minnesota Presidential Election (15% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 33.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.6%

Missisippi Presidential Election (38% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 44.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 10.3%

Missouri Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.7%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.7%

Montana Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 34.7%
Donald Trump (R)- 32.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 31.3%

Nebraska Presidential Election (16% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 37.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.4%
Barack Obama (D)*- 23.6%

Nebraska 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (17% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 42.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 29.3%
Barack Obama (D)*- 27.1%

Nevada Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 45.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 28.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 25.2%

North Carolina Presidential Election (49% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 20.1%

Ohio Presidential Election (48% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.7%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election (36% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.9%

South Carolina Presidential Election (59% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 39.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 20.5%

South Dakota Presidential Election (35% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 38.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.1%
Barack Obama (D)*- 22.9%

Texas Presidential Election (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.0%

Utah Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 54.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 23.7%
Barack Obama (D)*- 19.6%

Wisconsin Presidential Election (15% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 42.1%
Barack Obama (D)*- 40.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.3%

Wyoming Presidential Election (16% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 36.8%
Donald Trump (R)- 23.7%
Barack Obama (D)*- 15.9%

Tapper: So, we're currently standing at 129 electoral votes for President Obama, 58 for Mr. Trump, 0 for Governor Huntsman. With the pacific west still not having closed their polls, and leading in many key states, it looks like the President has many paths to victory tonight. So the more interesting question is, John, what are Donald Trump's paths?

King: Well, it's indeed an interesting question because Trump simply doesn't have many paths right now, considering the vote counts in several states. Let's, for the sake of the game, give him a few of the states a Republican should win in this map right here. So let's say, and it's a big if, but let's say Trump wins Indiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Missisippi, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, and three more of Nebraska's electors. That leaves Trump with 157 electors, still far short of the required 270 to win the Presidency. Let's add some states, where Trump appears like he could plausibly win. So that's Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Maine's 2nd district, Pennsylvania and Georgia. That's 243 electors, still short. Now, that leaves Trump with a few states were we believe he has only a slim chance of victory right now- Florida, Arizona, Michigan and Minnesota. To win the Presidency, Trump should pray that he somehow takes Florida. If he wins Florida's 29 electors in addition to all these other states, he's at 272 electoral votes, he wins the Presidency.

Tapper: And without Florida... does Trump have any path without Florida, John? Doesn't seem likely to me.

King: Yes and no, Jack, without Florida it's looking bleak for the Trump camp. Without Florida, he'd absolutely need to win Michigan's 16 votes, and add to that one of Minnesota or Arizona, to reach 270 or 271 votes respectively. Without Michigan, he does not have a path, save for if he wins one of the states we currently classify as too early because of a very strong lead for one of Trump's opponents, that is, Utah, Nevada or Colorado.

Cooper: Alright, thank you John, and right now we want to look again at the downballot races. From the polls we've closed just a while ago, we can already project several races. In Utah, Republican Governor and Huntsman supporter Gary Herbert has won reelection by a decisive margin, while for the Senate, we can project that two Republican incumbents, Mike Lee of Utah and Mike Crapo of Idaho, have also easily won reelection. We cannot, at the moment, project the Gubernatorial race in Montana, where incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock is running against Republican businessman Greg Gianforte. In Iowa, the Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Secretary of Agriculture, and former Governor, Democrat Tom Vilsack is too close to call, while in Nevada, the race between Democratic former State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican Congressman Joe Heck is too early to call, with the Democrat holding a strong lead. However, there is another Senate race we've been able to call in the last few minutes- former Senator Kay Hagan has won in North Carolina, unseating incumbent Republican Richard Burr, who also served as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Arizona Senate Race (19% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator John McCain (R)*- 52.4%
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D)- 43.9%

Florida Senate Race (60% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D)- 51.1%
Senator Marco Rubio (R)*- 47.9%

Georgia Senate Race (59% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Jason Carter (D)- 49.9%
Senator Johnny Isakson (R)*- 49.2%

Indiana Gubernatorial Race (73% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D)- 51.4%
Governor Mike Pence (R)*- 48.0%

Iowa Senate Race (5% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)- 51.1%
Senator Chuck Grassley (R)*- 47.8%

Missouri Senate Race (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Secretary of State Jason Kander (D)- 51.7%
Senator Roy Blunt (R)*- 46.8%

Missouri Gubernatorial Race (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Attorney General Chris Koster (D)- 50.4%
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R)- 48.8%

Montana Gubernatorial Race (5% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Governor Steve Bullock (D)*- 54.8%
Businessman Greg Gianforte (R)- 42.7%

Nevada Senate Race (5% Reporting)- TOO EARLY TO CALL
Fmr. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D)- 53.9%
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R)- 45.1%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Race (65% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Exec. Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D)- 50.9%
Exec. Councilor Chris Sununu (R)- 48.5%

North Carolina Senate Race (53% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. Senator Kay Hagan (D)- 54.3% ✓
Senator Richard Burr (R)*- 44.9%

Ohio Senate Race (52% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Rob Portman (R)*- 49.8%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D)- 48.9%

Pennsylvania Senate Race (39% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D)- 52.6%
Senator Pat Toomey (R)*- 46.7%

Wisconsin Senate Race (18% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Senator Russ Feingold (D)- 55.6%
Senator Ron Johnson (R)*- 43.8%

Bash: So right now, Democrats have 45 Seats in the Senate guaranteed, with Republicans holding on to 40. Let's consider a few obvious races- California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii for Democrats, Alaska, the runoff in Louisiana for Republicans, and we reach 49-42. Conaisering Nevada looks extremely likely to stay Democratic, it looks like Demcorats have 50 seats essentially guaranteed, which means, in combination with President Obama's strong lead in the Presidential race, that it looks like they're going to have a Senate majority. Add to that the Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa races where they're leading, and possibly the Ohio race where they're close, and you have yourself possibly a very strong majority of 57 seats for Obama to work with. Not filibuster-proof, but strong. And the President has already signaled that he's not going to let obstructionist Republicans stop him this time, which might mean nuking the filibuster. In the House, meanwhile, Democrats have already picked up 19, edging close to winning a majority there, too. It's looking like a strong night for them, up and down the ballot.
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« Reply #284 on: April 02, 2018, 08:48:29 AM »

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« Reply #285 on: April 04, 2018, 04:33:32 PM »
« Edited: April 05, 2018, 03:00:34 AM by Parrotguy »

ELECTION NIGHT, Part VIII


Cooper: Welcome back, folks, and we have some breaking news right now. Our election coverage is getting more and more intensive, as we advance through the night, we're going to be able to call more states. And a few minutes ago, we've been able to call a couple new states- the state of Colorado will go for President Obama tonight, and the state of Utah will vote for independent Jon Huntsman, its former Governor. We're also calling the 2nd congressial district in Nebraska for Huntsman, yet another win for him tonight. Lastly, we can call the 1st congressial district in that state for Trump, meaning that only the 2 electors from the entire state remain undecided.

King: These are good numbers for Huntsman, and show that he has a wider appeal than simply winning the Mormon vote. Nebraska is actually a fascinating state tonight- look at this, the Democrats are barely winning any counties, as many of their voters went to Huntsman. So you have the 2nd district, usually competitive, Huntsman getting support from both Democrats and Republicans there, winning by a wide margin. The 3rd district, we already called it for Trump a while ago, it's a very conservative district and goes for him by a large margin. The 1st- as you said, it's going to go for Trump, but the question remains by which margin. If Huntsman can run up the margin in the 2nd district and keep it narrow in the 1st, and not a complete disaster in the 3rd, he wins the state.

Blitzer: Hold your thoughts for a moment, because we can call another couple of states. Wyoming, the state of Wyoming, will vote for Republican Donald Trump. We usually call it much earlier, but tonight many of its voters chose to support Huntsman's independent bid. But not enough. And another state that usually takes its time to be called, Nevada, will now be called fairly early in the night, and vote for President Obama. The Democrats won yet another state. And just in time, we've reached the 11 P.M. hour, and we have some new poll closings, and new calls to make, all for the President. California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington will all vote for the Democratic ticket tonight, increasing its share of the electoral college by a lot. Let's take a look at the numbers now.

United States 2016 Presidential Election Map


Arizona Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 37.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 31.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 29.6%

California Presidential Election (1% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 62.4% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 20.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.2%

Colorado Presidential Election (36% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.1% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 28.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 26.2%

Florida Presidential Election (78% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 36.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.5%

Georgia Presidential Election (77% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.4%

Hawaii Presidential Election (1% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 71.8% ✓
Jon Huntsman (I)- 15.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 11.0%

Idaho Presidential Election (25% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 39.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 21.3%

Indiana Presidential Election (95% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.1%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.8%

Iowa Presidential Election (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.7%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 12.9%

Kansas Presidential Election (60% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 33.6%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 32.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 32.5%

Maine 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (59% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 11.9%

Michigan Presidential Election (57% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.6%

Minnesota Presidential Election (36% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 34.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 22.4%

Missisippi Presidential Election (59% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 44.7%
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 10.4%

Missouri Presidential Election (58% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.0%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.6%

Montana Presidential Election (26% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 34.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 33.1%
Barack Obama (D)*- 30.6%

Nebraska Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 36.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.8%
Barack Obama (D)*- 24.1%

Nebraska 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (38% Reporting)- HUNTSMAN WIN
Jon Huntsman (I)- 44.3% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 30.2%
Barack Obama (D)*- 24.6%

Nevada Presidential Election (27% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 45.1% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 28.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 24.9%

North Carolina Presidential Election (71% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.8%

Ohio Presidential Election (70% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.3%

Oregon Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 48.9% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 25.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 24.7%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election (59% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 39.0%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.5%

South Carolina Presidential Election (83% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 39.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.2%

South Dakota Presidential Election (56% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 39.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.4%
Barack Obama (D)*- 21.7%

Texas Presidential Election (60% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.3%

Utah Presidential Election (26% Reporting)- HUNTSMAN WIN
Jon Huntsman (I)- 57.2% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 24.5%
Barack Obama (D)*- 17.8%

Washington Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 50.3% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 26.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.9%

Wisconsin Presidential Election (37% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 41.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.8%

Wyoming Presidential Election (38% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN WIN
Donald Trump (R)- 47.2% ✓
Jon Huntsman (I)- 35.4%
Barack Obama (D)*- 15.7%

Tapper: This is definitely looking increasingly bleak for Republicans. We're right now standing at 222 electoral votes for President Obama- a big bump from the pacific west states- and we're only at 11 P.M. This might not be a very long night, unfourtunately for Republicans. Meanwhile, Trump seems no closet to approach the various paths we've discussed for him a hour ago. He's standing just at 62 electoral votes, while Huntsman is right now at 7, already the most successful third-party candidate since George Wallace, in terms of electoral votes. And in the popular vote, he seems to be hovering around 20%, so he's likely to surpass Ross Perot's 1992 showing. Truly a unique election, this year. I want to talk now to Jim Acosta, at the Trump HQ in New York City. Jim, you said in the evening's beginning that energies are running high there. Are they still?

Acosta: No, definitely not, Anderson. People here are somber, and the crowd, big at first, seems to be trickling outside. You can see many red Make America Great Again hats lowered as their owners look down each time we call a state for Obama. A bleak ending, it seems, for a movement that threatened to wash the entire nation with it. We want to...

Cooper: Wait up, Jim, we need to get back to reporting because I'm receiving some breaking news right now. Apparently... The Associated Press has just called Florida for the President, and... yes, we can confirm it right now, as CNN officially calls the state of Florida for President Obama. This is huge, one of the biggest swing states will now go to the President, bringing him much closer to the needed number of 270 electoral votes. So what happened here, John?

King: Well, what we can see, it's basically that Trump did well in these rural, Republican areas, but didn't have the turnout he needed, and many of his votes were cut by Huntsman. On the contrary, African Americans, Hispanics, Jews, voters down south here, they all turned out in droves for President Obama, very high turnout and margins for him in counties like Miami-Dade. It was enough for him to strongly outpace Trump's strength with white voters in the north of the state.

Cooper: A moment, John, and we're receiving some more news right now. The state of Indiana closed its polls a long time ago, but we can finally make a call, actually two calls there. A bad night for Republicans in the Hoosier State, as they can add a loss of a Senate seat to a loss in the Presidential race, we're calling this state for Barack Obama too, and a loss in the Gubernatorial race, as Pete Buttigieg defeats incumbent Mike Pence. This brings the President to 262 electoral votes, very close to the necessary number. He just needs to win one state now from the many states where he's leading. Let's take a look at the numbers from these two states.

Florida Presidential Election (81% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.1% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 36.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 18.6%

Indiana Presidential Election (99% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.9% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 40.7%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.3%

Bash: Actually, we should take a moment to talk about the Gubernatorial race in Indiana. I think we can say that this is one of the most shocking races tonight- Indiana, a conservative state, has just elected a young Democrat in his early thirties, a successful Mayor, and also its first openly gay Governor. And he defeated Mike Pence, renowned for anti-LGBTQ views and a weak response to an AIDs epidemic. Many call him a homophob. He was actually rumoured to be a top-contender for Trump's running mate spot before refusing, thinking that a reelection run had more of a chance, despite his low approval ratings, and I think... I think many members of the LGBTQ community will find tonight very satisfying, cathartic even.

Tapper: Right, and if we're talking about downballot races, I think it's time to sum up several calls we've made there recently- quite a lot of them, and all good for the Democrats, who seem to be having an exceedingly good night. I think I can hear the cheering from Chicago all the way up here. We're calling the Senate race in California, actually between two Democrats, for the state's Attorney General, Kamala Harris. In Hawaii, Oregon and Washington we can call all three races for the Democratic incumbents against fairly weak Republican challengers- Hawaii for Senator Brian Schatz, Oregon for Senator Ron Wyden and Washington for Senator Patty Murray. But for the more interesting races, as we mentioned, we've called the Indiana Gubernatorial race for Demcoratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg. We're also calling New Hampshire's Gubernatorial race, also for the Democrat, Colin Van Ostern, who will win by a narrow margin. And, we're calling Montana's Gubernatorial race, an early race, as Democrat Steve Bullock easily cruises to reelction. And in Florida, we can call the Senate race for Congresswoman Gwen Graham, daughter of a former Governor and Senator from the state, Bob Graham. She unseats Republican incumbent and former 2016 contender, considered a rising star in the party, Marco Rubio. And so the star has fallen. And Democrats are right now at 50 seats in the next Senate- meaning that, in the extremely likely possibility that President Obama wins the election, Democrats have won the Senate- we'll hold off on calling that until either fact is confirmed, though. And...

Blitzer: A moment. I'm receiving news that we can make a major projection in the state of Wisconsin- former Senator Russ Feingold, the Democratic nominee for Senate, has won his old seat back from the one who defeated him back in 2010, unseating Republican incumbent Ron Johnson. And with that, we can make a major call- Democrats have won the Senate. The President's party has an assured majority in the next Senate session, and we still have many other races uncalled.

Arizona Senate Race (41% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator John McCain (R)*- 49.6%
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D)- 46.2%

Florida Senate Race (83% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D)- 53.7% ✓
Senator Marco Rubio (R)*- 45.4%

Georgia Senate Race (82% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. State Sen. Jason Carter (D)- 50.7%
Senator Johnny Isakson (R)*- 48.4%

Indiana Gubernatorial Race (99% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D)- 52.1% ✓
Governor Mike Pence (R)*- 47.2%

Iowa Senate Race (30% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)- 50.8%
Senator Chuck Grassley (R)*- 48.2%

Missouri Senate Race (64% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Secretary of State Jason Kander (D)- 52.5%
Senator Roy Blunt (R)*- 46.1%

Missouri Gubernatorial Race (64% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Attorney General Chris Koster (D)- 51.2%
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R)- 47.9%

Montana Gubernatorial Race (31% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Governor Steve Bullock (D)*- 56.3% ✓
Businessman Greg Gianforte (R)- 40.9%

Nevada Senate Race (32% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D)- 52.4%
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R)- 46.8%

New Hampshire Gubernatorial Race (89% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Exec. Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D)- 51.6% ✓
Exec. Councilor Chris Sununu (R)- 47.7%

Ohio Senate Race (74% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator Rob Portman (R)*- 49.4%
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D)- 49.3%

Pennsylvania Senate Race (63% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D)- 52.1%
Senator Pat Toomey (R)*- 47.1%

Wisconsin Senate Race (40% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. Senator Russ Feingold (D)- 57.4% ✓
Senator Ron Johnson (R)*- 42.3%
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« Reply #286 on: April 04, 2018, 04:42:39 PM »

Didn't know RoJo and Feingod were from Missouri!
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« Reply #287 on: April 04, 2018, 04:48:37 PM »

Didn't know RoJo and Feingod were from Missouri!

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« Reply #288 on: April 04, 2018, 05:04:24 PM »


I'm schared
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« Reply #289 on: April 04, 2018, 05:22:35 PM »


Nah I was just amused by using that meme, pay it no heed Tongue
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« Reply #290 on: April 04, 2018, 05:54:14 PM »

>Indiana called for Obama with most of the Great Lakes uncalled.
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« Reply #291 on: April 04, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »

>Indiana called for Obama with most of the Great Lakes uncalled.

Erm... Prescint reporting matter? 99% of Indiana was counted.
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« Reply #292 on: April 05, 2018, 05:30:18 AM »

ELECTION NIGHT, Part IX


Cooper: Welcome back to our coverage of election night 2016. Since we've called Florida and Indiana for the President, as well as calling the Senate for them, the confidence in the Democratic camp became complete. They're sure of their victory now, and we're receiving reports that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has called Interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile to congratulate her for her party's victory. And indeed, we can now make a major projection- Democrats have won the House of Representatives. Democrats will have control of the House, and Nancy Pelosi will most likely return to her role of Speaker for at least two years. Picking up at least 28 seats in what is now called a Democratic wave election, the first true wave for them since 2006, they will most likely have a trifecta in the next Congressial session... Though, we cannot yet call the Presidency for them, so it's still not official.

Tapper: Right, and about that, we're receiving reports that there's some drama going on in both camps. House Speaker Ryan has apparently called Donald Trump to make sure he's gonna concede the race tonight, and apparently... apparently Trump shut him down, claiming that it's not over yet. There's some fracture, apparently, as Governor Chris Christie, Trump's running mate, is adamant about calling the Democratic ticket after an official projection, contrary to Trump's view, he's apparently saying that he's refusing to do it for now, that this election is a fraud. Meanwhile, on the President's camp, we're receiving news that Barack Obama is already ready with a victory speech, and will give it immediately after we're able to make an official projection. Without waiting for a call from Trump.

Blitzer: Hold on, Jake. We have a major, major projection to make right now.

North Carolina Presidential Election (80% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.3% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 37.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.4%



Blitzer: We're projecting that President Barack Obama has won the state of North Carolina, and with it, we can finally make our long-awaited projection of the night: President Barack Obama has been re-elected. The Obama\Baldwin ticket won the 2016 Presidential Election.

Cooper: Wow. We're still not at midnight, and we've already projected this election. This is a historic night, folks, because President Obama, the first African American President of our nation, is now also the first Commander-in-Chief since Franklin Delano Roosevelt to win a third consecutive term. We're seeing history tonight. And we'll now go to the Obama Campaign HQ in Chicago, Illinois, where the election's victor and our nation's President is now ready to give a speech before a very big, enthusiastic crowd of supporters. Let's tune in.


Four More Years! Four More Years! Four More Years! Four More Years!
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so very much! Such a beautiful night in Chicago! Now, bear with me because there's going to be a long string of 'thank you's here. First and foremost, I want to thank the women of my life- my wonderful wife and my beautiful daughters, who I love more than anything in the world, for being with me throughout these last eight years and this campaign, and for allowing me to run again. So Michelle, Malia, Sacha- thank you. I know this campaign was hard for you, and your support isn't obvious. Now, I want to thank Tammy, Senator Tammy Baldwin, our new Vice President-elect! That's right, come here, Tammy! Let's give a big round of applause to our first female Vice President!"
Tammy! Tammy! Tammy! Tammy!
"Now, I want to say this- we can't underestimate just how historic this is. Tammy will not only be our first female Vice President, she'll also be our first openly-LGBTQ Vice President. This is- without a doubt, this is a huge step forward for a nation that legalized same-sex marriage less than four years ago. And I think this is amazing. Now, I also want to thank someone very dear to me, who's been my closest friend and advisor in these past eight years- our current Vice President, Joe Biden. We've entered the 2008 campaign and the White House as strangers, even former rivals in the primary. And yet, I've discovered so much more than just another politician- I've discovered a dear friend. So thank you, Joe, for all your support and for your great service to our nation... A service which we both know is not going to end this year. But let's tell the rest of 'em, no? I think it's the right time. So, friends, let's give another big round of applause to our next Secretary of State, Vice President Joe Biden! I know"
BIDEN! BIDEN! BIDEN! BIDEN! BIDEN! BIDEN!
"Thank you for agreeing to serve again, Joe, I know that you will be a wonderful Secretary of State. And I want to thank a few more individuals, if ya'll will excuse me. I want to thank Donna Brazile, who's been a wonderful interim Chairwoman for the DNC. I want to thank Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary Hillary Clinton, who've campaigned for me and gave me their full support despite a tough primary season. I want to thank my opponents, Mr. Trump and Ambassador Huntsman, for running a spirited campaign and respecting our democratic process. But most of all, I want to thank all of you, the thousands of supporters, surrogates and volunteers who worked so hard for our campaign in the past few months. We wouldn't have been here without you, no matter how fast I ran accross America. So thank you so much- this victory we've achieved to night isn't my victory, it isn't the Democratic Party's victory. It's your victory alone. You took a few words I've said years ago to heart, and implemented them truly and fully- Yes We Can!"
Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can!
"Now, I want to speak to all of you there at home, the American people. I know some of you are disappointed tonight. Millions of you voted for my opponents. I want you all to know something else- I respect you. You've taken part in this amazing process we have here, the democratic process. If there's anything I hope to do in the next four years, it's to be your President- the President of everyone, Democrats and Republicans, men and women, black and white, straight people and the LGBTQ community, Christians, Jews, Muslims and everyone else. I want to work hard to improve life for all of you, from West Virginia to California, from Wyoming to Texas, from Maine to Arizona. There's nothing that will make me happer than improving the lives of every single one of you. The partisan polarization plaguing our nation for the past decades isn't healthy for our democracy, and I really hope to work to sooth the tensions in the next four years. So, with that said, let's get to work! For the American people!"
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« Reply #293 on: April 05, 2018, 06:23:46 AM »

ELECTION NIGHT, Part X


Blitzer: There you have it, folks, President Obama, in his victory speech, seems energized by his strong win tonight. And with approval ratings at 55%, and rising, I think he can be happy. But the most interesting part of this speech we've just heard- the surprising early revelation of the identity of our next Secretary of State. Vice President Joe Biden, who has extensive foreign policy experience, is considered a strong ticket, but no one expected an announcement so soon.

Tapper: Yes, I actually think that such an announcement on the election night victory speech is unprecedented. Of course, Biden was always speculated to be a top contender for the job, but there were other names thrown around- Hillary Clinton, John Kerry staying in the post, even Jon Huntsman, who was Obama's Ambassador to China and would be a good, bipartisan pick. But Biden was evidently alreay chosen.

Cooper: And while the President was giving his victorious speech, we've been able to project several other states in the already-decided Presidential race. Still, the margin matters, so we're going to call  them right now- we can right now call Michigan for President Obama, Georgia for President Obama, Ohio for President Obama, Arizona for President Obama, and Minnesota for President Obama. Trump showed strength in the midwest and rustbelt, but this was clearly not enough to stand before Obama's wave of support. And... and, yes, we're receiving news that as the last prescints from South Carolina report, we can finally call this state for President Obama. A shocking victory there for Democrats tonight, a traditionally Republican state where, it seems, strong African American turnout combined with depressed Republican turnout and a good showing for Huntsman have sunk the Republican nominee. Lastly, right about now, as we arrive at midnight, the polls close in the last state- Alaska. We cannot call it right now. There actually has to be an interesting situation there, because the increasingly bleak image for Trump has, according to numerous reports, depressed turnout for his supporters. This could be good news for Jon Huntsman, whose supporters didn't vote for him out of a feeling he could win the election in the first place. Let's look at the numbers right now.

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Alaska Presidential Election (2% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.4%
Barack Obama (D)*- 34.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 26.5%

Arizona Presidential Election (59% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 39.1% ✓
Jon Huntsman (I)- 30.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 29.0%

Georgia Presidential Election (98% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.0% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 38.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 19.1%

Idaho Presidential Election (46% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 39.4%
Donald Trump (R)- 38.6%
Barack Obama (D)*- 20.7%

Iowa Presidential Election (47% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 45.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.2%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 11.8%

Kansas Presidential Election (81% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 33.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 32.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 32.2%

Maine 2nd Congressial District Presidential Election (79% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 42.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 11.5%

Michigan Presidential Election (79% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 46.7% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 35.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.9%

Minnesota Presidential Election (58% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 47.5% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 30.3%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 21.2%

Missisippi Presidential Election (80% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 44.6%
Barack Obama (D)*- 44.0%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 10.5%

Missouri Presidential Election (79% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 41.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 17.1%

Montana Presidential Election (48% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 35.2%
Donald Trump (R)- 32.6%
Barack Obama (D)*- 30.7%

Nebraska Presidential Election (49% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.6%
Donald Trump (R)- 37.0%
Barack Obama (D)*- 24.3%

Ohio Presidential Election (91% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.7% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 40.4%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 15.8%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election (78% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 42.3%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 16.4%

South Carolina Presidential Election (99% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC WIN
Barack Obama (D)*- 38.8% ✓
Donald Trump (R)- 38.1%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 22.2%

South Dakota Presidential Election (77% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Donald Trump (R)- 38.9%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 37.9%
Barack Obama (D)*- 21.5%

Texas Presidential Election (81% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 43.5%
Donald Trump (R)- 41.8%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 13.6%

Wisconsin Presidential Election (57% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Barack Obama (D)*- 45.9%
Donald Trump (R)- 40.5%
Jon Huntsman (I)- 12.7%

Tapper: We're now standing at 357 electoral votes for President Obama, 62 for Mr. Trump and 7 for Ambassador Huntsman. It's looking like a landslide, for sure. I'll be shocked if the Democrats don't pass 400 electors tonight, at this pace. Now let's look at the downballot races, to see just how much of an actual mandate President Obama will have to govern. As it looks right now, quite a large one. Right now, we're able to call yet another race in the congressial battle- the Senate race in Missouri is called for Jason Kander, the Democratic candidate and the state's Secretary of State, who will unseat Republican incumbent Roy Blunt in yet another pickup for Democrats. Kander is considered a rising star in the Democratic party, a young combat veteran who's right now strongly outpacing President Obama in Missouri in what is already a wave election for the President.

Bash: And while we've discussed the Presidential election, we've made several more calls in other races, all in favour of the President's party. In the Georgia Senate race, Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Carter and another rising Democratic star, has shockingly unseated popular Republican Senator Johnny Isakson in Georgia. Isakson was thought to be safe, being very respected in the state, but Carter ran a strong campaign, trying Isakson to Trump and joining his grandfather on the trail. With the help of President Obama's victory in the state, Carter won a narrow upset. We can also call the Nevada Senate race for the seat of retiring Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid for Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democratic hold, and in the Pennsylvania Senate race, we can project that Democrat Joe Sestak, in a rematch from 2010, will unseat Republican Senator Pat Toomey, attacking him as "a fake moderate" throughout the campaign and forcing him to toe tight line in a state where a Republican needs to win both suburbs unfriendly to the party's nominee and rural areas very friendly to him. But I'm receiving news that there is one more call we can make, in favour of the Republicans this time- they will pick up the Governor's Mansion in West Virginia, as nominee Bill Cole will narrowly defeat Democratic nominee Carte Goodwin, deemed by many as too liberal for the state. This is a bad sign for Joe Manchin, the state's Democratic Senator, who's up for reelection in 2018. However, it doesn't come off as a surprise, following a brutal primary between Goodwin and businessman Jim Justice, a former Republican who became a Democrat to run in the Gubernatorial race and later endorsed the Republican nominee for Governor, campaigning against Goodwin, who defeated him in the primary. With their victory in Vermont's Gubernatorial race, it's actually a second Gubernatorial pickup for Republican in an otherwise bad night for them.

Arizona Senate Race (61% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Senator John McCain (R)*- 49.3%
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D)- 46.6%

Georgia Senate Race (99% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. State Sen. Jason Carter (D)- 50.2% ✓
Senator Johnny Isakson (R)*- 48.9%

Iowa Senate Race (50% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)- 49.9%
Senator Chuck Grassley (R)*- 49.3%

Missouri Senate Race (81% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Secretary of State Jason Kander (D)- 53.8% ✓
Senator Roy Blunt (R)*- 45.1%

Missouri Gubernatorial Race (81% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Attorney General Chris Koster (D)- 50.4%
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R)- 49.2%

Nevada Senate Race (48% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC HOLD
Fmr. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D)- 55.5% ✓
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R)- 43.4%

Ohio Senate Race (93% Reporting)- TOO CLOSE TO CALL
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton (D)- 49.5%
Senator Rob Portman (R)*- 49.1%

Pennsylvania Senate Race (80% Reporting)- DEMOCRATIC GAIN
Fmr. U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D)- 52.9% ✓
Senator Pat Toomey (R)*- 46.2%

West Virginia Gubernatorial Race (94% Reporting)- REPUBLICAN GAIN
State Senator Bill Cole (R)- 49.4% ✓
Fmr. Senator Carte Goodwin (D)- 48.5%
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« Reply #294 on: April 05, 2018, 06:50:25 AM »

Great timeline! Very interesting and well written!
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« Reply #295 on: April 05, 2018, 10:25:38 AM »
« Edited: April 05, 2018, 10:44:14 AM by Duke of York »



a fantastic timeline. I wish this was our reality.  with a wave election like this I would imagine many state legislatures flipped as well.
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« Reply #296 on: April 05, 2018, 11:24:27 AM »

I am very happy with this result, Trump is dead!

I'd love for you to continue this to 2020 somehow, something tells me it'll be Biden running Wink
Hopefully with Huntsman getting the R nomination or something.
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« Reply #297 on: April 05, 2018, 11:45:53 AM »

I am very happy with this result, Trump is dead!

I'd love for you to continue this to 2020 somehow, something tells me it'll be Biden running Wink
Hopefully with Huntsman getting the R nomination or something.

Thanks everyone! And I am planning to continue this at least until the end of Obama's third term, though I'm contemplating freezing it for now and starting a new timeline (anyone interested in an American Democrats and Republicans in the 60s or 70s uniting against an increasingly strong communist party? Tongue), to continue this later (in a new thread). I'm most likely not going to continue this beyond 2020, but I do already have an epilogue in mind, and I can assure you Huntsman's role still isn't done.
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« Reply #298 on: April 05, 2018, 11:47:59 AM »

I am very happy with this result, Trump is dead!

I'd love for you to continue this to 2020 somehow, something tells me it'll be Biden running Wink
Hopefully with Huntsman getting the R nomination or something.

Thanks everyone! And I am planning to continue this at least until the end of Obama's third term, though I'm contemplating freezing it for now and starting a new timeline (anyone interested in an American Democrats and Republicans in the 60s or 70s uniting against an increasingly strong communist party? Tongue), to continue this later (in a new thread). I'm most likely not going to continue this beyond 2020, but I do already have an epilogue in mind, and I can assure you Huntsman's role still isn't done.
I see.
Also, a national unity party against Communism?  I like that idea.
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« Reply #299 on: April 05, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »

Please finish election night in this timeline before starting a new one.
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