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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Election Night Special!

Hello, good evening and welcome to the LOB's live coverage of the 2016 Election Night. I hope that your all settled in, have poured yourself a strong cocktail and will join me throughout the evening for some lively banter as the results come in. Cheers!

72 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Evening, comrades. I'm home from work, have changed into something comfy for the evening and have a nice bourbon and ginger at my side. I'm looking forward to sharing the evening with all of you.

5:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm dialed into the MSNBC coverage right now. Currently it's Chuckie Todd and his daily Meet the Press show. Apparently some exit polling is coming at the bottom of the hour.

5:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mona Chalabi on the Guardian blog write: "Preliminary exit polling data is out and some of it reinforces the information we already had. Many voters have a negative view of the candidates - one in five Clinton voters said they chiefly oppose the other candidate, and 27% of Trump supporters said the same.

Crucially, turnout rates among Republicans, Democrats and Independents look like they’ll be comparable to 2012 based on this very early information. If current polling predictions hold true and turnout rates remain relatively consistent, that could work in Clinton’s favor."

5:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're coming up on the 7pm hour when polls will start to close on the East Coast, including Florida and Virginia.

6:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The seven o'clock hour comes:

Georgia is too close to call
Virginia is too early to call

Trump has taken Indiana and Kentucky
Clinton has taken Vermont

7:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

South Carolina also "too early to call."

7:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Trump with an early 19-3 lead over HRC. Early doors.

7:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Southeast is looking very different now. Northern VA has tipped VA toward the Dems. The NC Research Triangle has done the same in NC, Charleston is starting to tip SC. And Atlanta the same in GA. Wow!

7:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A long way to go with the Floirda vote, folks.

7:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Florida results in the 2016 presidential race are starting to come in.

Owing to its electoral importance, Florida is picked apart like a dissected frog all campaign long by people who have devoted significant portions of their lives to getting very good at doing that.

There continues to be solid news in the state for Clinton

7:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More polls to close at 7:30pm.

7:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Add five more electoral votes to the Trump column: 24-3.

7:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's Kentucky that just went to Trump. Still early doors.

7:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rob Portman has won his Senate seat in Ohio (sigh) ...

7:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Trump has also picked up West Virginia. That's five more electoral votes. 29-3 Trump so far.

7:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The North Carolina State Board of Elections moved to keep multiple polling places open past their scheduled 7:30 p.m. closing time after software glitches at some stations caused delays.

7:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

All of the states going to form right now. Its' at 55-44 Trump.

8:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arkansas goes for Trump, too.

60-44 Trump now.

Still waiting on some swing states to come in.

8:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

NBC News has called it that the GOP will retain control of the House.

8:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Dems are 1 seat better already, due to Tammy Duckworth's win in Illinois over Mark Kirk. They need three more for parity; four more to take the Senate control.

8:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rochester folks have been making a pilgrimage to Susan B. Anthony's grave in order to pay respects tonight. Very cool.

8:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

North Carolina seems to be swinging to HRC, Florida perhaps to Trump. Michigan - ?????

8:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ah....I had high hopes for South Carolina. But it's gone to Trump. That'll flip eventually but not tonight.

8:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

9pm hour now and Midwestern polls are closing.

9:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Texas goes to Trump (sigh)

And Kansas - who cares!

9:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So it's 137 to 104 in favor of Trump now.

9:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More nervous news for Dems. The WV senator Joe Manchin will not confirm that he will caucus as a Dem if it's a 50-50 split.

9:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

At 9:30, it's Trump up 134 to 104. He just picked up Wyoming and Nebraska. As expected.

9:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Senate is going down to the wire, too. 42-42 tie with 16 to sort out.

9:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Dow numbers plunging now on the news of a tight race tonight.

9:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello Bob. I'm back from tutoring. The last time I checked on my phone, it was looking like a Trump victory

9:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

New Mexico has gone for HRC - that's big.

10:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks like it may come down to Michigan. I think Trump leads there. What do you think?

10:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Missouri goes for Trump, as expected.

It's 150 to 109 now.

10:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, MUR - I'm still predating an HRC win, although maybe tighter than I'd expected. Could be closer to 300 electoral votes for her.

10:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I sure hope so, but it doesn't seem that way. I have Modelo Especial , Sam Addams Winter Lager , and Sam Addams Octoberfest in stock to help get me through the evening

10:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Virginia seems to be swinging for HRC now with the Gooner votes from NOVA coming in big for her. I can hear the cheering from Alex from here.

10:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You're going to need it, mate. This one is going beyond midnight for sure. Extra time and maybe penalties.

10:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done, Gooners. America could use more Gooners and Man Yoos.

10:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

First penalty shootout in 16 years.

10:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bugger - Ohio has gone for Trump. That's a big blow for HRC.

10:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Trump just won Ohio. Not good news at all.

10:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So the Senate total now is 46 to 43 Repubs.

Only nine left to sort out there.

10:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YESSSSS!!!!!

Virginia goes for HRC. She needed that one. Cheering from Alex!

10:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WAY HAY!!!! Well done from Alex!

10:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Colorado goes for HRC. Another SW state now for her. That's looking like a really good area for her. How long before TX goes Dem?

10:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Dems have still only picked up 1 Senate and 2 House seats.

10:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think it will still be a while before Texas turns Dem. People from both parties vote straight party rather than for the candidate.

10:44 PM  
Blogger gooner71 said...

I moved here with Melanie and produced an heir to turn my mother's birthplace blue.

10:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well done, Gooner - you lot pulled HRC out of the fire tonight. Phew!

10:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I second that. Your lot put our state to shame.

10:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've just tucked Kate into bed. She'd had enough and we have one early morning. But I'm going to ride this one out.

11:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm still up with you, but I don't blame Kate. I'm feeling fatigued as well.

11:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm moving on to Baileys for the final stretch.

11:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

HRC is up to 197 electoral votes, but she still needs to win some swing states.

11:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I polished off a Modelo Especial and may go on to another.

11:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is Elizabeth watching along with you?

11:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

She's at her parents, taking care of them. She made some really evil choices.

11:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Trump leads 222 to 197 in electoral votes.

11:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Looking very bad, right now. HRC desperately needs Michigan and Wisconsin now.

11:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If he wins I think it's doom and gloom . I wonder how that will affect our everyday lives.

11:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some good news there - Cortez Masto has won in Nevada - a good portent for the Presidential vote out there.

Demi have now gained 2 votes in the Senate.

12:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hello, mate. What's the latest in the Senate? I'm skeptical about the future of this country.

12:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Things suddenly not looking so good in Penn. That would be all over for HRC. Bugger.

12:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Dems have got two seats from the GOP. If the rest goes to form, the GOP would retain the Senate with 52-48 majority.

12:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Only 2,00 votes separate the candidates in the Keystone State.

12:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!!! Not a good evening. Time to move to Canada?

12:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm awake, but like HRC, I'm not too far away from the Luton Motel 6.

12:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

HRC wins Nevada - Southwest really coming in big for HRC tonight.

12:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thinking of Bedfordshire myself but I'm going to ride it out.

12:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not looking good at this moment, mate. HRC is down in PA, MI, WI. Not good.

12:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm off to bed, mate. Sad night.

1:04 AM  

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