Today Americans have the opportunity to overthrow Big Media power and their stooge Barack Obama.
Americans will vote for their choice in 35 Senate races, 435 races for the entire House of Representatives, 11 governorship races as well as several odious ballot initiatives including a ban on gay marriage in California.
Exit polls will be released to “news” organizations at 5:00 p.m. But we will know what the untrustworthy exit polls indicate much earlier because Big Media “personalities” will be twitching with glee if Obama is ahead. If the race is tight they will be sullen and gloomy. If McCain is ahead expect security guards to block window access and begin to confiscate razor blades.
Meanwhile Obama slumlord friend and bagman Antoin “Tony” Rezko made another suprise appearance with the latest revelations in today’s Washington Times (we’ll have more on this in subsequent days).
Bill – The Bomber and Lousi Farrahkan also made an appearance today as they voted at the same school as Barack Obama.
Among the other voters who have shown up to vote at Shoesmith Elementary School this morning, where Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will vote: Louis Farrakhan and William Ayers.
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Indiana polls begin to close at 6:00 p.m. Reports that the race in Indiana had McCain ahead appeared to be confirmed by last minute Obama campaigning there. If McCain loses Indiana it is going to be a tough night for McCain. The western part of Indiana will stop voting at 7:00 p.m. but we expect the same shenanigans in Lake County (Gary) that we witnessed during the Hillary victory during the Democratic primary there.
Florida and Virginia and Georgia polls close at 7:00 p.m. McCain needs to win Florida. If Obama wins Virginia it will likely be a good night for Obama. If McCain wins both states, it will be a long night for Obama and McCain but the chances for McCain will increase greatly. McCain must also win Georgia.
Ohio and North Carolina close at 7:30 p.m. McCain must win Ohio. If McCain wins Ohio and North Carolina Obama is in great trouble. The respected Columbus Dispatch poll has Obama ahead but we recall that in 2004 the Columbus Dispatch poll came out on election day, unlike this year when the poll was published on Sunday. Later polls are conflicted. We believe McCain will win Ohio.
At 8:00 p.m. New Hampshire and Pennsylvania polls close. Hillary voters will determine what happens in Pennsylvania and McCain still has a chance in that must win state. A win for McCain in New Hampshire would be a surprise and a horror for Obama. Voter intimidation by Black Panthers might or might not be a factor in Pennsylvania. Also, in Pennsylvania there is no early voting provisions so late issues regarding Obama’s plan to bankrupt coal operators in coal state Pennsylvania might have an impact. John Murtha’s ugly charges of racism might also mobilize voters against him and bring out a strong McCain vote in the western part of the state where Hillary did so well.
At 9:00 p.m. most of the eastern and midwestern time zones will have voted. Colorado and New Mexico are the states to watch at this hour.
At 10:00 p.m. Nevada, Iowa, and Oregon finish voting. Iowa and Oregon are a must win for Obama. Contrary to conventional wisdom, we believe McCain has a good shot at Nevada.
By 11:00 when California polls close the election should be over (except for Alaska at 1:00 a.m.).
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Keep your eyes peeled for the divided electoral votes in Maine and Nebraska in the event of a tight race. Obama hopes to get an extra vote in Nebraska and McCain hopes to get that extra vote in Maine.
A nightmare for Obama is a big popular vote win with huge victories in Illinois, New York, and California but McCain getting an electoral college victory. Obama will have no cause to complain with his shenanigans in Michigan and Florida and his loss to Hillary in popular votes.
A British newspaper has this assessment of tonight’s events:
The victor will need 270 electoral votes to win the Electoral College and capture the White House in Tuesday’s election.
The president is determined not by the most votes nationally but by a majority of the Electoral College, which has 538 members allotted to all 50 states and the District of Columbia in proportion to their representation in Congress.
Each state, except Maine and Nebraska, awards its votes to the candidate who gets the most votes in the state. Maine and Nebraska split them by congressional district.
Here are some battleground states with their electoral vote totals, 2004 results and recent details about the contests in each state.
* Colorado — Nine electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry 52 percent to 47 percent in the state in 2004, but since then, Democrats have won the state Legislature and governor’s office. Two polls Thursday showed Obama leading by 6 and 4 points respectively.
* Florida — 27 electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry 52 percent to 47 percent in a state known for the disputed result that decided the 2000 election. Florida is a classic swing state with many older voters who could favor McCain along with Jewish voters who are normally Democratic but have been wary of Obama. The two most recent polls both gave Obama a 4-point lead, while some earlier polls had showed a narrower margin.
* Indiana — 11 electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry by 20 points in 2004 in a state that last voted for a Democrat in 1964. But it borders Obama’s home state of Illinois and he has poured resources into his Indiana campaign after finishing a strong second to Sen. Hillary Clinton in the May Democratic primary. The race remains a toss up, with one Thursday poll giving McCain a 3-point lead, another showing Obama with a 1-point edge, and a third saying the two candidates were dead even.
* Missouri — 11 electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry 53 percent to 46 percent in 2004 in a classic battleground with a mix of cities and conservative rural areas. McCain led in the two most recent polls with narrow margins of 3 and 2 points.
* New Hampshire — Four electoral votes. Kerry beat Bush by 1 point in 2004. McCain’s history of big primary wins in New Hampshire in 2000 and this year gives him hope he can take the state in November. Democrats captured both the state’s seats in Congress and gained control of the state Legislature in 2006 in an anti-Republican wave on which Obama hopes to capitalize. A Thursday poll showed Obama up by 13 points, the latest in a string of surveys that have put his lead in double digits.
* New Mexico — Five electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry by fewer than 6,000 votes in 2004. As the senator from neighboring Arizona, McCain is familiar to many New Mexico voters, but he will have to battle Obama for the growing bloc of Hispanics, who make up more than 40 percent of the state’s population. A Wednesday poll gave Obama a 10-point lead, while other recent surveys have shown him ahead by between 5-8 points.
* Nevada — Five electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry by 20,000 votes in 2004 in a state won by Republicans in eight of the past 10 presidential elections. As in New Mexico, the burgeoning Hispanic population will be crucial — it now makes up nearly a quarter of Nevada’s residents. A poll on Thursday showed Obama with a 5-point lead, while other polls in recent days have shown him up by as much as 12 points.
* North Carolina — 15 electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry by 12 points in 2004, even though the Democratic vice presidential nominee, John Edwards, was from the state. More than one-fifth of the population is black and an influx of transplants to high-tech urban areas have given Obama a chance. A Friday poll showed the race as a tie, while three others have given Obama slim leads of between 1 and 4 points.
* Ohio — 20 electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry by about 120,000 votes in the state that ultimately decided the 2004 race. No Republican has won the White House without Ohio, and McCain will have a hard time piecing together a win without the state. One new Thursday poll gave Obama a 7-point lead, while another had him up by 4.
* Pennsylvania — 21 electoral votes. Kerry beat Bush 51 percent to 48 percent in 2004, but Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states won by Kerry where McCain’s camp had seen a chance to reverse the result. A poll on Thursday had Obama in the lead by 13 points.
* Virginia — 13 electoral votes. Bush won fairly easily by 9 points in 2004 in a state that has not gone Democratic in a presidential election since 1964. But Virginia’s trend has been toward Democrats in recent state elections amid dramatic growth in the Democratic-leaning northern suburbs of Washington, D.C. Two Thursday polls both gave Obama 4 point leads, narrower than in some earlier surveys.
* Wisconsin — 10 electoral votes. Kerry won by 11,000 votes out of more than 3 million in 2004, but Obama has held a lead for months in a state where he crushed Hillary Clinton in a February Democratic primary showdown. Two polls on Thursday showed Obama ahead by 16 and 11 points respectively.
The American voter has the power. Use it.