A tie?

by thoughtfulconservative

Here’s what a tie in the presidential election might look like.

Here are the poll closings of states to watch (The Green Papers excellent chart is recommended. All times are CST–Wisconsin time.):

North Carolina – 6:30 PM (There is an option for polls to stay open till 7:30, but most rural places close at 6:30 PM, which is when the network’s may project.)

Virginia – 6 PM

Pennsylvania – 7 PM

Ohio – 6:30 PM

Florida – 6 PM (but don’t make the mistake the networks did in 2000 by forgetting the mostly Republican CST section of West Florida, which will close at 7 PM.)

Indiana – Who knows? The time zones are so crazy. The polls close at 5 PM in part of the state. Many will close at 6 PM.

If Obama gets any two of these states, McCain is in trouble. If he gets more, it’s landslide city with possibly a filibuster proof Senate.


5 Responses to “A tie?”

  1. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict Obama wins Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania while coming damn close in Florida and Indiana.

    I think Sen. Obama even being within 4 points of Sen. McCain in Indiana is a huge story on its own, but I don’t see him pulling out Indiana this time around….but maybe in 2012.

  2. Zach, you almost neatly skirted the whole landslide thingy. 😉

  3. That’s because while I’d like to think Obama’s going to win – and win big – I’ve learned to never underestimate the power of Democrats to lose an election that was theirs to win.

  4. LOL. All understood, my friend.


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