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  •  Yep. They can't call the overall race (1+ / 0-)
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    until polls close on the West Coast (because it's not fair to people still voting there).  But if they had already called Ohio before then, that would have given it away.  So they waited.

    •  Agreed (5+ / 0-)
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      In the past, networks used to try and scoop each other as quickly as possible.  it was proven that it decreased voter turn out, to learn that the President had already been determined if someone had yet to cast their vote.

      Downticket races and propositions suffered as a result; esp for Dem candidates bc more repubs voted by absentee ballot.

      As a CA resident, I am happy with this arrangement.

      Letting Republicans run the government is like putting Atheists in charge of a church. They don't believe in it, don't care if it works - and they take no responsibility for the results.

      by orangecurtainlib on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:15:47 PM PST

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      •  I wish they wouldn't say anything (0+ / 0-)

        until Wednesday morning.

        •  Now THAT is something I could get behind (0+ / 0-)

          Nobody ever thinks about poor HI either.

          Letting Republicans run the government is like putting Atheists in charge of a church. They don't believe in it, don't care if it works - and they take no responsibility for the results.

          by orangecurtainlib on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:36:33 PM PST

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