2012 Presidential Election Results As They Come In
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/06
UPDATE 10:18PM TEXAS TIME, FOX NEWS CALLS THE RACE FOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
FIRST PRESIDENT IN 96 YEARS TO WIN A SECOND TERM WHILE SHEDDING ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES
Welcome to Truth Before Dishonor’s version of live-blogging the 2012 Presidential election. As a reminder, here’s how the 2008 elections turned out (via US Election Atlas.org).
Note the Republican states are in blue and the Democrat states are in red. Republicans were not always red and Democrats were not always blue. It wasn’t until someone on MSNBC decided to employ some psychological propaganda that the colors were set in that way. As I noted in my Obama Wins 2008, In All Likelihood Loses 2012 article, it is my plan that Republicans and Democrats revert back to their appropriate colors.
This is set to be a long day of poll-watching from home. Stay tuned for the updates, and may Providence guide the election results.
UPDATE 8:00am Texas time: The longest day of 2012 has barely begun and we already have vote fraud allegations.
UPDATE 8:15am Texas time: It’s already old news, but the first official counts are in, with Barack Obama taking a commanding lead. Dixville Notch, NH and Hart’s Location, NH have opened and closed their precincts.
President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each won five votes in the small town of Dixville Notch, which was the first to announce its results after polls opened and closed within 43 seconds.
In Hart’s Location Obama won with 23 votes, Romney received 9 and Libertarian Gary Johnson received 1 vote after 5 minutes, 42 seconds of voting. The towns have enjoyed first-vote status since 1948.
Alright, not so commanding a lead, but those are the first official results. In 2008, Obama beat McCain 15-6 in Dixville Notch. Obama lost 2/3 of his vote totals for that precinct, while Republicans only lost 1/6 of theirs. (Hey, it’s early. May as well have some fun with the first official results, right?)
9:15am, Romney apparently leads Obama by 92,000 votes in early voting in bellwether Ohio, the state I spent 44 years in. This is big news because Obama carried an insurmountable vote lead into election day in 2008. It’s even bigger news in that stridently Democrat Cuyahoga County (that’s Cleveland, folks) went Romney in the early voting. It seems the outrageously Democrat-tilted polls will prove to have been outrageously tilted away from reality, as I have previously said.
It’s important to note that Democrats have historically been much more apt to vote early than Republicans. Ohio is a perfect example of this history, as John McCain actually defeated Barack Obama in election-day voting in Ohio in 2008, but Obama came into election day with an insurmountable early vote lead there. According to US Election Atlas.org, Obama won Ohio overall by 262,000 votes.
Rove was on FOX News last night with updated early-voting numbers that show Obama has now lost his entire 262,224 early voting and absentee ballot 2008 margin of victory. So Democrats continue to under-perform, while the GOP is over-performing with early voting and absentee ballots.
Remember, John McCain defeated Barack Obama in Ohio (and across the nation) with votes cast on Election Day. Obama’s entire margin of victory was achieved with early voting. The GOP has just about eliminated Obama’s early voting advantage and will now swamp Obama with Election Day votes. Republicans traditionally vote on Election Day.
So it’s game over for Obama on this early-voting and absentee ballot data alone.
10:30am Texas time, in more Ohio news, Robert Stacy McCain (on the ground in Ohio) reports an Ali Akbar tweet.
Last night’s rally at the Columbus Airport was a wonderful experience. How many people attended? Just say “capacity crowd” and leave it at that. More importantly, further Ohio early-voting data continued to come in, reinforcing the conclusions Ali Akbar drew from his previous analysis — Romney’s numbers here look very encouraging.
Trying to avoid violating the First Electoral Axiom of Instapundit (“Don’t get cocky“), I will objectively report what Ali said when he got the latest numbers: “There’s no other way. We’ve won.”
11:50am: If you haven’t already clicked over to my above “election fraud” link, you might want to do so. Illegal electioneering in Philadelphia and Detroit, forcibly removing Republican election officials in Philadelphia, a Democrat physically assaulting a citizen and a police officer in Detroit, and more.
UPDATE 1:50pm Texas time: Colorado reports Republicans came out ahead of Democrats in early voting, by 35,000. Independents, with 547,000 early votes, trailed Democrats by 106,000 votes and trailed Republicans by 141,000 votes. Remember, Democrats have a historical early vote advantage and a historical election-day vote disadvantage, as Republicans are clearly more likely to vote on the day of the election than are Democrats. Also remember, day-of-election voting in 2008 went McCain nationwide; independent voters in 2008 went Obama by 8 points but are going Romney by double digits this year. How’s that unreasonably Democrat-skewed polling data looking now, Democrat operatives (AKA Mainstream Media and polling firms)?
UPDATE 6:00pm Texas time: FOX News projects Indiana and Kentucky go Republican and Vermont goes Democrat. Virginia is currently too close to call. Exit polling in Virginia show Independent voters breaking heavily for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
UPDATE 6:30pm Texas time: Ohio and North Carolina are currently too close to call. FOX News has called West Virginia for Romney/Ryan.
6:37pm: With 24 percent reporting, Obama leads Romney 51 to 48. It’s important to remember that the Florida panhandle is in Central time and has not closed. It is also a Republican bastion.
6:50pm: In North Carolina, with 12 percent reporting, Obama leads Romney 54 to 45. FOX News calls Georgia for Romney/Ryan.
6:58pm: FOX News currently has Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia for Romney and Vermont for Obama.
7:03pm Texas time: FOX News has called Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Illinois for Obama and Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma forRomney.
7:18pm: FOX News has called Tennessee for Romney and 3 of Maine’s 4 Electoral College votes for Obama. The fourth EC vote is too close to call.
7:31pm Texas time: FOX News has called Arkansas for Romney.
7:47pm: In Ohio, with 22 percent reporting, Obama leads 57 to 41. In North Carolina, with 59 percent reporting, Romney has an 11,000 vote edge, 50 to 49.
7:56pm Texas time: In Florida, with 67 percent reporting, Obama has a 43,000 vote lead, 50 to 49.
8:00pm Texas time: FOX News projects Michigan and New York for Obama, at least 4 of the 5 Nebraska electors, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Louisiana, Wyoming for Romney.
8:15pm Texas time: FOX News projects Pennsylvania for Obama.
8:24pm: FOX News projects Wisconsin for Obama.
Currently, the Electoral College is tied at 154. Romney has a 654,000 vote lead nationwide. Correction: 153 to 153 in the Electoral College. One District in Maine and one District in Nebraska are too close to call, the only two states that divide their EC votes.
8:55pm Texas Time: FOX News calls New Hampshire for Obama.
9:00pm: FOX News calls Utah, Montana for Romney.
Obama currently has a 157 to 156 EV lead. Romney currently has a 922,000 vote lead.
9:24pm Texas time: FOX News calls New Mexico and the final Maine EV for Obama, the final Nebraska EV for Romney.
9:48pm Texas time: FOX News calls Arizona for Romney. Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida all still currently too close to call.
9:57pm Texas time: FOX News calls Minnesota for Obama, and North Carolina for Romney.
Currently, Romney holds a 189 to 173 Electoral Vote advantage.
10:01pm Texas time: FOX News calls California, Hawai’i, and Washington for Obama. Idaho goes to Romney.
10:10pm: Missouri goes to Romney.
10:18pm Texas time: FOX News calls Ohio for Obama, declares Obama has all but won re-election.
10:20pm: FOX News calls Iowa and Oregon for Obama, declares Obama the winner of the Presidential election.
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