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Old 11-10-2012, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by martok2112 View Post
Indeed, I was told by one who is more in tune with the political system than I am the same thing you said, Kevin...that once a candidate reaches 270, it is mathematically impossible for the other candidate to even conceive of coming out ahead...

So, yeah, I kinda felt like a fool this morning, typing what I did.
Nah, I wouldn't. The way of calling states sometimes probably gives rise to mistakes but I would think even though states can usually be called before all votes are counted, they would usually be sure before they did.

But then, there have been times when perhaps political manouverings try and pronounce a winner to psychologically try and get first word out. I think that has happened before.
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