November 4, 2008

*Liveblogging The Election*

Check back here for updates throughout the day and night...

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10:25am: Many students have already been seen wearing Obama tee shirts.

10:30am: The DCCAN College Poll Worker Project began at 5:30 this morning. They report things running smoothly. Lines have been long this morning as many people are voting early. Sarita Gregory of the Project says the DCCAN poll workers are "patient, kind, and flexible on this uncertain but exciting day."

3:00pm: The Vassar Dems are handing out "I Voted" stickers in the College Center. Go pick one up...after voting.


3:15pm: Barry and Mac hit the polls earlier today. Have you yet?
5:30pm: Some Vassar students spent the day outside of polling places campaigning for Vassar alumnus Jonathan Smith (D). Smith is running for State Assemblyman against the incumbent (MICA-endorsed) Joel Miller (R).

5:40pm: The first polls close in about twenty minutes. Then the fun starts. Watch it all go down in UpC at 8pm, hosted by the Vassar Dems.

7:00pm: The first results of the night are coming in. Kentucky goes to McCain (8 electoral votes). Vermont goes to Obama (3 votes).

7:20pm: Students have started tuning in in UpC.

8:00pm: South Carolina goes to McCain (8 votes). The Vassar Dems event in UpC officially begins.

8:05: CNN is projecting lots of results: Illinois (21), Maine (4), Massachusetts (12), Connecticut (7), New Jersey (15), Maryland (10), and Delaware (3) for Obama. Tennessee (11) and Oklahoma (7) are projected for McCain. These numbers put Obama in the lead for electoral votes (77 to 34).

8:30pm: UpC is packed. The pizza is long gone, but there is still Coca-Cola. VSA executives Nate Silver and Jimmy Kelly (a.k.a. Woody and Buzz) were spotted. New Hampshire (4) to Obama.

8:45pm: Jimmy Kelly tells Mads: "Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States." The food is realllly gone now. Bring your own Tostitos at this point.

8:46: Pennsylvania (21) for Obama! That's a big one! 102 to 34.

9:00: Polls close in New York! New York, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan to Obama. Kansas, Alabama, North Dakota, and Wyoming to McCain. There was a countdown to the polls closing. Big cheers when New York was called. Also big cheers when several states, including Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Ohio were determined too close to call. 174 to 49.

9:20pm: Ohio to Obama! Huge applause. Louisiana to McCain.

9:30: New Mexico.

9:50pm: Jewett President - "The map looks pretty, it's all blue."

9:55pm: Texas. 200 to 124.

10:10pm: Mississippi. There was more pizza briefly.

10:30: Utah, Arkansas, Georgia, South Dakota, Nebraska. District of Columbia. For those of you who voted in Dutchess County: John Hall was reelected for House representative.

11:00pm: California, Washington, Oregon! It's over! Obama will be President!

All results based on CNN's projections.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

BARTLETT PEARS! BARTLETT PEARS!

Anonymous said...

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo113/amk123amk/obamachillthefuckout.jpg

Anonymous said...

McCain is a stud

Anonymous said...

Stepford Cindy looks like she belongs in a Jetsons episode.

Anonymous said...

i wonder who they voted for LOLZ

Anonymous said...

me too!

oh...you were joking...

Anonymous said...

barry and mac, lolz

Anonymous said...

btw, kind of ignore the exit polls (not that i don't want obama to win), but here are a few reasons why they're sort of inaccurate and we should wait until *actual* numbers are released.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/ten-reasons-why-you-should-ignore-exit.html.

Anonymous said...

oh my god i'm flipping the FUCK OUT! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! let this day end! lord, rain down darkness upon us and let this day end!

Anonymous said...

the lord is about to rain darkness on us yo

if u know what i mean

Anonymous said...

guys, i cannot handle this. I JUST NEED OBAMA AS MY PRESIDENT.

Anonymous said...

way to spell maine wrong mads

Anonymous said...

BARTLETT PEARS! BARTLETT PEARS!

Anonymous said...

omg kids are singing the star spangled banner outside of cushing...loves it!!! yay! i'm so happy!

Anonymous said...

What a difference 8 years ago compared to 11/9/16 - a dark day at Vassar.