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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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Yes we do want to lose her.

What she did to fight Obamacare was a dog and pony show to garner her votes for her presidential campaign. Israel Firsters are not Patriots and do NOT have our country's interests at heart, despite all the USA! USA! rhetoric.

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

She's horrible.

Easily the most vile Islamophobic bigot in public office, a shrill fundamentalist wackjob, and a warmonger.

I don't play, I commission the league.

all hail

the mighty obomba ....
all i wanna know is - do we get to smoke some weed without hassle in CO yet? anyone?

Hey, in WA apparently we can! :-/

I feel very bitter about O's win, I would feel almost as bitter about R's win (have you seen the lovely "OligaRchy" lawn sign yet?)... I know that for us, politically, tonight's result is better than the other way around, but still... Damn, I hoped we would have at least registered as a blip in their RADAR, at more than 5%, not 0.5...

Still, it was my first time voting as an American Citizen, and I am glad to report that it looks like we have passed WA state legalization amendment!

As far as I know, this is the first time pot was made as legal as booze in the US in very long time, am I right?

To that, I might raise a glass, for now!,

Paul B.

already could 20 years ago;)

already could 20 years ago;) in colorado.

Ron Paul 2016

Just saw this as I clicked on a second ago

John Wright Hickenlooper Governor of Colorado was just on MSNBC saying that he thought it would pass. If not he wants it decriminalized.


So with

GJ at .9% and the RP write-ins counted sometime over the next year, the lemmings jump up and down, and wave the flags..4 more years of executive orders..Hoorah!

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

Can You Say...

Ron/Rand Paul 2016!!!!

Say what you will. Disagree all you want. An Obama win tonight is much better than a Romney win b/c we now have the high ground to put Rand/Ron Paul in position for the 2016. The Republican Civil War Begins TONIGHT! Tampa was OUR Fort Sumter! Tonight was the Battle of Bull Run.

You want to take this country back? Get on the Ban wagon. And four years from now we will have a Paul in the oval office! Be it Jr. or Sr.


~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Tonight we should pray...pray

Tonight we should pray...pray we survive another 4 years. Tomorrow we get back to work. We should start campaigning asap. Heres hoping for one of our Liberty stars to announce a run in 16. We have a lot of work to do.


Rand is a fraud.

I don't play, I commission the league.

I believe and you may disagree

But Rand Paul choosing to support Romney was all show for the establishment, nothing else. Rand Paul is going to start coming out to fighting in our corner. Just wait. He has been acting as a sheep in wolfs clothing not the other way around. So he endorsed the loser, the enemy, the cheating fool from Massachusetts. Now that is IRREVERENT! We Got our Revenge! Now let us push for the Godfather of the Tea Party Movement to run in 2016 and the son that introduced him at the a<
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNjzjUABss">first modern day Tea Party Protest


~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Yes, Rand may have given us a

Yes, Rand may have given us a foot in.




"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

He Did!!!

Until Romney Stole the Nomination! But there is really no reason to be butt hurt over that now anyway. Romney Lost! It is a sad day in America only to the extent that we let it! Let Us not live in the past! Romney is not going to run again. We as supporters of Ron Paul CLEARLY took the necessary votes way from Romney for him to win! WE ARE 2 MILLION+! Romney lost by less then that! DO THE MATH!

WE want Ron Paul to run and WE NEED RAND PAUL TO HELP! Period!

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Rand Paul's endorsement

Rand Paul's endorsement didn't make a bit of difference.

LOL... +1 for truth!

I think I'm still pro Rand... at least gonna give him another chance. but ya just can't argue w/ this statement ^^^ :)



"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

And gutted the financing of the Military Industrial Complex

Can't have that, can we GOP?

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

Do we get more free stuff

Do we get more free stuff now?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...


Guess I should've waited until after the election to buy a new cell phone. I might've qualified for one of those Obama phones.


Did I miss out on something good?

Seems to me like I've been paying more than I could affort to for way too many and having had to deny my family and myself as a result. No government agency, tzar or whatever gave me a one damn thing I needed in return.

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

Concession speeches

News sites were reporting that Romney hadn't written a concession speeches, while Obama had earlier today.


It's interesting reading what both candidates said.

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.

Willard is such an egotistical clown.

God, he just makes me sick. Not writing a concession speech when your campaign is admitting you have no chance of winning Ohio? Seriously?

I don't play, I commission the league.

I voted straight Libertarian

I voted straight Libertarian in pa

Ditto in TN!!

Gary Johnson, Shaun Crowell. The rest were all Repbulicrat jackasses so I wrote in "RON PAUL" for all of them. :) And yes, to be fair, I checked each one of the republicrats out, just in case they didn't actually suck.

But they did.

First ALL LIBERTARIAN ballot ever for me! From here on out it'll be more of the same or no voting at all. Haven't made up my mind. :)

In each hand I have a beverage

With one hand I toast to Romney's loss. With the other I drink.

We lose either way.

We lose either way.

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So... Mitt, Boehner, and Reince,

How much does Mitt like "trees, lakes, cars, grits, and coal" now?

Maybe he should have liked "surfing, fishing, skiing, mountain climbing, and beaches too?," from the looks of the maps.

Maybe the RNC and GOP should have just liked Paul.

write in or GJ votes ?

when and where can we get the info on RP write-in and GJ votes in different states ?

Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions



Click on "Show all candidates" - it shows Gary Johnson but not Ron Paul