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

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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.


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?


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.

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.

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%.

Liberty Candidate Kerry Bentivolio Wins in Michigan
Preliminary results put Bentivolio (R, MI) US House candidate over the top.

Ron Paul Republican Justin Amash Stays
Liberty Republican Justin Amash keeps his US house seat in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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
Ballotopedia link

Florida Amendment 1 fails to get 60%, getting only 48%
Ballotopeida link

Alabama Amendment 6 passes
Ballotopedia link

Montana Measure LR-122 passes 176,456 for and 92,020 against
Ballotopedia link

Missouri Proposition E passes with 62%
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.

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Thomas Massie-KY

looks definite. And it's also looking good for Justin Amash and Kerry Bentivolio from MI.

Yee, haw!!!!!

Thanks for the good news.

Faux News

has called it so it must be "official", Obama wins. Let the Romney apologists begin making excuses be ready to be blamed!

Damn straight!

If somebody blames us, BRAG! Take credit for it!

He could probably have gotten the nomination fair-and-square, and if he had done it that way a bunch of people wouldn't have been alienated and abandoned the party. Instead his people cheated blatantly and publicly and drove away, not just the hardcore Paulites, but a bunch of non-Paulite Rs. FAR more than the margin by which he lost the General.

The behavior of his people in the primary/caucus period proved they couldn't be trusted with government power. So they got what they deserved. And I'm proud to have been a part of it.

Take that, Neocons!

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

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

They only

have themselves to blame.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

let them blame us

i'm more than delighted to take the credit er blame for romneys loss

NO, there is no credit for us to take...

Any credit would lie with the corrupt Republican Party Bosses. They wounded themselves by alienating the true grassroots and conservatives. It is by their hand that the Republican Party lost the 2012 presidential election.

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

aww c'mon

you never let us have any fun lol

That's it, CNN calls it for Obama

4 more years it is.

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CBS called it too - all the news networks "called it" at the

same time. I guess they all got the word simultaneously!


Obama won, just like we all said, Ron Paul

Obama won, just like we all said, Ron Paul was the only one that could beat Obama!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Paul would have no

Dr. Paul would have no chance.

This country has been overtaken by people that expect to be given things. I can't stand Bill O Reilly...but he summed it up perfect tonight. The demographics have shifted in this country. It only gets worse from here.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

No, they just dont like

No, they just dont like Romney.

This is the exact loser idea

This is the exact loser idea that caused the establishment to pick loser Romney - a liberal.

America yearns to be free. These candidates were the same.

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.

not hardly. Too many on food

not hardly. Too many on food stamps, government jobs,etc.
More than half of the population is receiving some sort of benefit and/or pays no taxes.

I think the world of Dr. Paul...but these people will never elect him or someone who doesn't promise to give them 'stuff'.

If Dr. Paul were to run again, who is going to pay for his next campaign? You? Certainly not me...never again. I've already given too much to the Jesse Benton retirement fund. I'll never again be involved in political campaigns.

This nation is doomed. Time to start packing bags and leaving the zombies to each other.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Unsustainability never

Unsustainability never lasts... For that, I'm optimistic.

Same thing as when the GOP

Same thing as when the GOP fielded John McCain - at that time, I asked myself, "Is he really the best they have got?" It says a lot when the Republicans can't beat Obama. I don't like to say 'I told you so...'

Ok, yes I do.

Is there a place to see the popular vote with all candidates?

I'm curious to see where Johnson is nationwide, and I only see websites listing Obama and Romney.

at Google

on the left side click on view all candidates. Gary Johnson is nearing a million votes so far

Politico is your

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Legal Marijuana in Colorado!


Lots of energy coming up.

Today is a monumental and historic day as we see the Proposition 64 to legalize the usage of Marijuana by adults in the great State of Colorado passing.

Here is the latest and possible final tally. Let's hope it does not change.


Percent Votes

Yes 52.41% 680,796

No 47.59% 618,218

Total Votes 1,299,014

From this link:


Many have suffered so much from babylons war on the people's choice for spirituality and medicine for the mind and body. Let all the wars end at the round table with a good smoke. Love and Light must prevail.


I hope the same goes for Washington and Oregon

We've been fighting the feds for years with our legalized medical marijuana in washington, now I would love to really take them on for states rights.



GOP did this to themselves...


Wibaux County MT

with 110% reporting

Barack Obama 4.6%

Mitt Romney 77.39%

Gary Johnson 18.1%

you guys are awsome!

hugs :-)

Sitting President soundly

Sitting President soundly trounced by Libertarian candidate, some other loser (to remain unnamed) as well.

Oregon Results - Benton County

Barack Obama (DEM) . . . . . . . 23,020 62.22%
Mitt Romney (REP). . . . . . . . 12,483 33.74%
Jill Stein (PGP) . . . . . . . . 599 1.62%
Gary Johnson (LBT) . . . . . . . 514 1.39%
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 241 .65%
Ross C (Rocky) Anderson (PRO). . . . 79 .21%
Will Christensen (CON) . . . . . . 63 .17%
Over Votes . . . . . . . . . 15
Under Votes . . . . . . . . . 237

edit-- Congressional District 4 has been called for
Peter A DeFazio, the incumbent Democrat, who is very good on civil liberties and the Fed. currently has 60% of the vote

Obama gets picked as winner

Obama gets picked as winner by California, Washington State, and Hawaii with 0% reporting. Just like magic, huh?

Exit polls.

The MSM knows the results before the polls close but, are forbidden to announce them until after the polls close.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox