Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's E-Day

It's E-Day. Election Day 2008. After two years of primaries, debates and a hard fought stretch run it comes down to peeps casting their ballots. The denizens of Dixville Notch NH, have already done so. At midnight they cast their ballots with the results being 15-6 for Obama.

I'm about to head out the door right now to my precinct to cast a history making presidential vote for Barack Obama. While I'm nervous about the outcome, I'm cautiously optimistic as well. The trends are breaking his way right now, but we'll know in a few hours whether he'll be our next president as this historic day wears on.

I was happy to hear the Redskins lost to the Steelers 23-6. So if the Redskins Election Predictor holds true to form there will be a very festive crowd in Grant Park tonight.

I also get a chance to weigh in on the McConnell-Lunsford US senate race as well along with other state and local races.

I've waited long enough. Time to get rolling to the precinct.


Marc said...

Obama just took Virginia;

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama won the Virginia presidential vote on Tuesday, defeating rival John McCain to break the state's 40-year history of backing Republicans in the race for the White House, Fox News projected.

Obama, an Illinois senator who would be the first black U.S. president, was narrowly leading McCain in opinion polls before the election and the state was widely considered a tossup. He is the first Democrat to carry Virginia since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

The victory gives Obama Virginia's 13 electoral votes, and the capture of a traditionally Republican state pushes him closer to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency in the United States' indirect system of choosing a leader.

....wait a minute... what's this?

Obama triumphs, will be first black US president

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent David Espo, Ap Special Correspondent – 2 mins ago

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

The 47-year-old Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his victory by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states — Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Iowa.

A huge crowd thronged Grant Park in Chicago to cheer Obama's improbable triumph and await his first public speech as president-elect.

Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, will take their oaths of office as president and vice president on Jan. 20, 2009.

As the 44th president, Obama will move into the Oval Office as leader of a country that is almost certainly in recession, and fighting two long wars, one in Iraq, the other in Afghanistan.

The popular vote was close, but not the count in the Electoral College, where it counted.

There, Obama's audacious decision to contest McCain in states that hadn't gone Democratic in years paid rich dividends.

Fellow Democrats rode his coattails to gains in both houses of Congress, toppling Republican incumbents and winning open seats alike.

Obama has said his first order of presidential business will be to tackle the economy. He has also pledged to withdraw most U.S. combat troops from Iraq within 16 months.

must....confirm.... looks like he won but we'll have to wait 10 days for the dust to settle in contested States apparently.... yayness!


Marc said...

PS: WHHHoooooOOOOOoooOOOOooooooOOOOoooooOOOOOoooooOOOOOoooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!