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[–] jervybingly 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Glad to hear that. The common media was saying the Dims were ahead 0.5% as of three hours ago. The last-minute surge was probably due to hard-working blue collar people getting off work and going to vote, as opposed to illegals and college brats having all day to vote.


[–] Food_Stamp 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thats how it goes every election.


[–] jervybingly 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You remember the 2004 presidential election? In the afternoon, exit polls showed Kerry would win, but then something happened in the five key states and Bush won. Soon after, a Princeton professor of statistics wrote a paper, and I'll just summarize it: Exit polls are extremely accurate. In fact, that is the way the US monitors elections in other countries to see if there was tampering. The odds of the vote count in those five key states varying that much from the exit poll predictions are about 200,000 to one. In science that is the way we say impossible. But life went on as usual in the US. The fix went in that afternoon.