It’s Good To LIve In A Two-Daily Town (The Globe’s Electoral College Mis-map)

Today’s Boston Globe features this clip ‘n’ save piece for election-watchers keeping score at home.

Viewer’s guide to the election

What to watch for as results come

6 p.m.

IN*, KY** = part of state closes later

Mitt Romney’s margin of victory in Indiana, which Barack Obama won in 2008, could serve as a barometer for the rest of the election. A double-digit win will warm Republican hearts. Networks will be offering exit polls, but be wary. They have an uneven record in predicting winners of states. In 2004, early exit polls in Ohio showed John Kerry to be winning, but the state went to President Bush. Also, the time between the closing of polls and the declaration of a winner of that state can vary widely according to such factors as how many votes were cast early and the closeness of the race. Early votes are counted right after polls close . . .

And etc.

The piece also includes this helpful electoral map . . .

Read the rest at IGTLTDT.


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6 Responses to It’s Good To LIve In A Two-Daily Town (The Globe’s Electoral College Mis-map)

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    Exit polls?

    Oh how I remember the glee with which Emily Rooney and the late David Nygard dealt with the exit polls in 2004 which showed Kerry winning handily.

    Their faces when the real votes came in was worth sitting through the interminable chatter.

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Hey, I was there, Mudge, when Nyhan appointed himself Ambassador to Ireland. Long night after that.

      • Curmudgeon says:

        That must have been a depressing evening.

        I thought Nygard’s mea culpa was well done. Emily? Sorry, she let everyone know her politics that night…even if she says that no one knows them…and HER apology was, well, a real toe-curler as they say.

  2. Bud Martin says:

    From HuffPost: “Vinicius Riberiro in Homestead, Fla., tells HuffPost that he waited two hours and 45 minutes to vote this morning in a line of over 300 people, which included a duck that accompanied one of the waiting voters.”
    Comments, hardworking staff?

  3. Curmudgeon says:

    Did the duck vote? Or was he just winging it?

    Voted at 2:30. One person in line. The vote counter on the machine showed just about what it always does in our precinct.

  4. Mrs. Mickey and I were the 329th and 330th voters in our precinct at 8:30AM. Had to wait about 2 minutes.

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