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Post - Election Day Open Thread - Obama Wins; The Ron Paul Factor; Nullification in WA + CO;

Please contribute your news, observations and insights below:

Well everyone, this is IT! Election day. Did you vote? Was it crowded? What did you see / hear / observe? Please post your news, updates and insights below. If there is a specific issue you'd like to address, please feel free to start a new thread, but first check to see that it hasn't been posted already.

Thank you everyone, for everything.

Michael

Poll: Romney 49, Obama 48
Rasmussen has Romney at 49%, Obama trailing by 1, and 2% for everybody else (Libertarian, Green, etc.)

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obam... h/t Drudge

Poll: Dead heat in battleground states
Politico/GW University poll shows 47% apiece for Romney and Obama in the battleground states. Interestingly, Romney grabs independents at 47 percent to 32 percent, a change from 2008 when Obama was strong with independents.

A failure to break 50% usually means trouble for the incumbent, but this race could go any which way.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83380.html h/t Drudge

First Results from NH: Tie
Continuing with the tie theme, the first results from the first town to vote in NH, Dixville-Notch: President Obama 5, Gov. Romney, Virgil Goode 0, Gary Johnson 0.

This is the first time that Dixville-Notch has voted a tie; is this a harbinger of things to come?

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/06/could-a-tiny-new-hampshi...

Third Parties: A Waste of Time?
Libertarian professor Randy Barnett says in the WSJ that third parties are a waste in the first-past-the-post system. Rather, libertarians should work to move the two existing parties toward liberty views.

Meanwhile, the Libertarian and Constitution parties have earned enough votes in past elections in Missouri to register candidates on par with the GOP and the Democrats. Third-party votes could reach 6% in Missouri this year.

What effect do you think third-party votes have on the election(s) this year?

Ron Paul: Best-Of Compilation
Here's best-of compilation of Ron Paul videos as we face this election that doesn't feature him on even a Congressional ballot for the first time in a long time: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL712F9B27550BCB07

Obama Predicted to Win Ohio
CBS News is predicting Obama will win Ohio. Without Ohio, it makes it very difficult for Romney to win.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57546123/obama-projected...

Obama Wins Battleground States
NBC News reports Obama winning in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The GOP failed to take over the Senate, with a 50-50 tie being broken by Vice President Joe Biden.
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/06/14976592-oba...

Third Parties Poll 1.5%, Could Decide Election
Third parties are polling 1.5% in Ohio, and could decide the election. Caveat: Johnson is polling 0.9%. Added to Romney's 48.6%, it still doesn't match Obama's 49.8%.
http://www.policymic.com/articles/18382/third-party-candidat...

Liberty Candidate Kerry Bentivolio Wins in Michigan
Preliminary results put Bentivolio (R, MI) US House candidate over the top.
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/kerry_be...

Ron Paul Republican Justin Amash Stays
Liberty Republican Justin Amash keeps his US house seat in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20121106/NEWS01/3...

Anti-Obamacare Propositions Mostly Pass
Thinkprogress whines about anti-Obamacare propositions on the ballot on Election Day: "Wyoming’s Amendment A, Florida’s Amendment 1, Alabama’s Amendment 6, and Montana’s Measure LR-122 would all prohibit state residents and employers from being forced to purchase insurance or participate in any externally-imposed health care system.

In Missouri, Proposition E seeks to prevent the state from instituting its own health insurance exchange."

Wyoming Amendment A passes
http://www.kulr8.com/news/wyoming/177592381.html
Ballotopedia link

Florida Amendment 1 fails to get 60%, getting only 48%
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/state/florida-constitutional-am...
Ballotopeida link

Alabama Amendment 6 passes
http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2012/11/amendment_2_approved...
Ballotopedia link

Montana Measure LR-122 passes 176,456 for and 92,020 against
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/viewart/20121106/NEWS01/311...
Ballotopedia link

Missouri Proposition E passes with 62%
http://www.kcur.org/post/missouri-voters-pass-proposition-e
Ballotopedia link

Ron Paul NH Chairman Andy Sanburn Wins
Andy Sanburn (R) wins another term to the NH Senate. He scraped past Lee Nyquist with 15,435 votes to Nyquist's 15,225, requiring a recount. Sanburn has been a key liberty ally in the first primary state.
http://bedford-nh.patch.com/articles/recap-recount-likley-be...



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LOL

I was just thinking, the GOP finally understand the meaning of Blow back that Ron Paul has been talking about. lol Except, you phrased it how I was feeling. :)

On the upside, the war with

On the upside, the war with Iran has been delayed until next year.

NOTE TO GOP: YOU SHOULD HAVE

NOTE TO GOP:

YOU SHOULD HAVE NOMINATED RON PAUL
YOU SHOULD HAVE NOMINATED RON PAUL
YOU SHOULD HAVE NOMINATED RON PAUL
YOU SHOULD HAVE NOMINATED RON PAUL

GOP

hey GOP cheaters, WE TOLD YOU SO !!
Romney was un-electable from the beginning !

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Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

HAHA

Came here to say the exact same thing. GOOD JOB RIGGING THE PRIMARIES!!!

I called it... months ago.

Romney jumps from a moving bus...

the RADICAL and EXTREME...

...Tea Party lost!!!

The American people have spoken..."give us MORE gubbermint!!! PRINT more money and sustain us with it, whether we refuse to work or whether we failed at cronyism and lobbying and got way over our heads in debt and need a bailout"

"we will not have STATESMEN to represent us!!!"

The Sheeple Have Spoken

We can't even change our own diapers! We can't think! We can't do a darn thing without someone telling us what to do!

As it stands, the Johnson vote is costing Romney Ohio

and thus the election.

I'd love to take credit for

I'd love to take credit for Romney's loss.

I got my vote in

Of course, California isn't much of a contest. :D

Amash still hanging in there

Amash still hanging in there with 55%

Debbie's picture

Romney won the popular vote though, by 1 million votes. CBS

said this is the first time in history that an incumbent president has lost the popular vote but won the election, and it will make governing very difficult.

Debbie

I'm pretty sure

that's happened several times before - most recently in 2000.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0876793.html

Did CBS say we elected

And did CBS say we elected a king tonight? Congress does the real governing. Mainstream media is a trip.

GOP

....plz repent :)

donvino

Kharma's a bitch!

Romney and the GOP establishment got exactly what they deserved tonight.

Did the electors actually cast their votes yet?

Did the electors actually cast their votes yet, or are the results that are currently being reported by the media only predictions of how the electors would vote based on popular vote totals and federal election rules?

Feel free to reuse any resources/ideas that I post on the DailyPaul on other networking sites.

The latter

I believe the electors don't actually do the formal voting until sometime in December.

Nope. The actual election is

Nope. The actual election is in December :)

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

The election between Santa

The election between Santa and Satan?

Obama now takes Minnesota and

Obama now takes Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio.

The moment Obama takes Florida like he did in 2008, he's the winner.

We all know about one thing, Mitt Romney: YOU LOSE!!!

Colorado Amendment 64 is definitly going to

PASS. Holy crap, I live in this state dont I?

wondering

if we will EVER have an election based squarely on issues and principles and not on zombie like following of a particular party !!

----------------------------
Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

Such an election is closer

Such an election is closer now than ever before. B-)

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

And that's worth wanting.

And that's worth wanting.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Obama wins

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
POINT OF ORDER POINT OF ORDER POINT OF ORDER

When will they realize that cheaters never win?

I hate chants... It's just

I hate chants... It's just appealing to the herds and doesn't bring on anything really constructive, just satisfaction that others share similar viewpoints.

I say this with a broad stroke too, even chants like "End the Fed" fall under this category.

It bothers me, just saying.

Going to bed

and hoping I wake up in a different country tomorrow. Or maybe just an entirely different planet. At least it looks like a few good liberty candidates made it to the House.

Who made it in the House?

Thanks.