Reminder that after the winner is officially announced this thread will be closed.
I just want democracy restored, and I fear it is slipping away, quickly. It's depressing.
In Dixville Notch, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump 4-2. Libertarian Gary Johnson received one vote, and the 2012 Republican candidate, Mitt Romney received a surprise write-in ballot. In the slightly larger burg of Hart's Location, Clinton won with 17 votes to Trump's 14. Johnson got three votes, while write-ins Bernie Sanders and John Kasich each got one. And in Millsfield, Trump won decisively, 16-4, with one write-in for Bernie Sanders.
So, in the three New Hampshire towns with midnight voting, Trump came out ahead 32-25.
One clear limitation in the pre-election polling is that they don't include write-ins, and in this election, that could account for a significant number of votes.The first results are out.
New Hampshire midnight results
I wouldn't be too surprised if Bernie Sanders get more votes than some of the other parties candidates. I had to laugh at the Mitt Romney write-in though.One clear limitation in the pre-election polling is that they don't include write-ins, and in this election, that could account for a significant number of votes.
John Kasich wrote in John McCain, which I thought was really clever.I wouldn't be too surprised if Bernie Sanders get more votes than some of the other parties candidates. I had to laugh at the Mitt Romney write-in though.
John Kasich wrote in John McCain, which I thought was really clever.
You can write in anyone including yourself. I liked John Kasich's move because it was equivalent to voting for himself, but without the ego/sore loser implications.I actually thought that John Kasich might have written in his own name (given that he ran for the Republican presidential nomination).
Which leaves me to the question -- can a voter write in his/her own name on the ballot?
After I vote, I'll need a drink.
Conspiracy.Not sure why, but county officials have placed my nearest ballot drop box only 400 feet away from my nearest liquor store.
Final day of endless political TV ads and the nightmare is almost over. It's very fitting that today is garbage pickup day on my street.
After I vote, I'll need a drink.
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I haven't even opened my mail-in ballot yet, and the liquor store doesn't open for another hour...Thank god!
I voted almost 2 weeks ago already, and I can't wait for this thing to be over!
Sorry to hear that. I would think that this election is driving people to drink for the first time.For some weird reason, I decided to go on the wagon for a week. This will be my first sober election returns since I can remember.
Don't even get me started, on the "Carter vs Reagan" thing. The first time I was eligible to vote...Sorry to hear that. I would think that this election is driving people to drink for the first time.
My generation (early Boomers , I'm same age as Trump and a year older than Hillary) was raised on teachings that US is morally superior and can do no wrong. I think that has led to narcissism in our foreign dealings . We've had our comeuppances , Vietnam being the first one I'm old enough to remember and halfway understand what happened.The general opinion about the USA is that they are too aggressive and want to command everyone. ... It's usually negative. Like "the US think they are the best in the world but they are terrorists, they should care about themselves and let others be etc" .
"I'm still rooting for originalists to Supreme Court and cooperation with Putin.
However, I welcome tomorrow either way
so i can either just accept it didn't go my way,
or sigh with relief we won't put our warplanes over Syria to test that fancy new Russian missile system .
I only hope the vote is decisive enough to rule out shenanigans with Electoral College . Its stated purpose is to prevent 'mischief'. "
A voter protection hotline says it's received thousands of calls from people having difficulty casting their votes, due to intimidation, polling booths late to open, and malfunctioning equipment.
All but one a are normal human failings. we'll see how many cases of intimidation there will be.http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americ...-after-competing-claims-of-fraud-intimidation
Absolutely disgraceful behaviour.