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Liveblogging Election 2008

Election 2008 – The Republic of T. (11/04/2008) 
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7:52
This is test to see how well this works. I’m live blogging the election from NPR headquarters in Washington, DC.
8:07
NPR is projecting Obama will win Pennsylvania.
8:15
Other projections for Obma include: Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Illinois. That means that, with the loss of PA, John McCain literally has to hold on to everything else.

And in other news Fox has called North Carolina for … Kay Hagen. Now, will Kay win her lawsuit.

And the NPR map has Obama at 101 electoral votes and McCain at 34.

8:30
Interestingly enough, only NPR and MSNBC are calling PA. CNN, not FiveThirtyEight.Com.

I’m now hearing that ABC News is calling PA for Obama, as well as Al Jazeera.

8:39
There’s something telling about Elizabeth Dole’s defeat in North Carolina, after running one of the most heavy-handed “culture war” campaigns against Kay Hagen.

Hagen offered a strong response, and it seems to have worked. If the trend in North Carolina is repeated in other states and in the presidential race, it will be legitimate to question whether those tactics work anymore.

Or has the economy trumped “culture war” concerns in this election? And is that a fluke or a sea change?

9:22
I walked away for a quick tour of the NPR studio, and Obama was at 103. I come back and he’s at 175.

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9:47
NPR is now calling Ohio for Obama, as well as MSNBC. Putting him at 195 electoral votes. If he wins all the states that Kerry won and/or all the states in which he’s favored, it’s over. In fact, unless John McCain wins all of the states he’s strong in, and steals some of Obama’s states, it’s over.

Oh, and Rocky Mountain News is calling Colorado for Obama.

9:49
[Comment From KipEsquire]
There’s something telling about the notion that being called an atheist can be considered actionable defamation in some places.
9:53
[Comment From Dan P]
Hey, Mister Republic of T. Just wanted to say I really like your blog. Thanks so much. Go Obama!
10:31
Already I can see we’re going to have to work hard to keep the Democrats from repeating the 1990s, as I hear more and more of them saying “we have to be moderate, we have to be bipartisan etc.” We win, and then we cede the field to other side… Progressives work like hell to get them elected — we volunteer, make phone calls, etc. — and then….
10:32
Virginia: 88% of the precincts in, 50% Obama, 40% McCain…
10:46
Holy Shit. Fox news and NPR have just called Virginia for Obama.
10:57
When Obama gets to 250 electoral votes, McCain will conceded. Florida, with 27 electoral votes is 51% Obama, 48% McCain. California, with 55 electoral votes, closes its polls at 11:00 EST.
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11:28
[Comment From Joan]
I’m in tears seeing it! I’m happy to share the moment with you tonight too!
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12:04
Until tomorrow, I just have no more words…
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