Election day is nearly here and as we get ready to cast our votes in an election that will help determine the direction America will take in the next few years, I want to share a few random thoughts with you. To say this election is important is a vast understatement. The ramifications of the votes we will cast tomorrow will be far reaching, on the local, state, and federal levels. That is why it is so important that we all cast our votes for the candidates of our choice. To do anything less is an abandonment of our civic duties.
The biggest stories of the day are sure to be related to the Tea Party candidates. Any race that includes such a candidate will → Read More
With polls closed in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia the votes are being counted and the results are starting to trickle in. Kentucky has been called for John McCain and Vermont has been called for Barack Obama. I will keep an updated electoral vote tally below, so stay tuned. The night is just getting started.
UPDATE FOX News has called West Virginia for John McCain and ABC News has called South Carolina for McCain as well. The last count I have seen from Virginia has McCain leading Obama 56% to 43%.
UPDATE FOX News has now projected Barack Obama to win Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. John McCain is projected to win Oklahoma and Tennessee.
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For weeks, we have been told Ohio is going to be carried by Barack Obama, but from some of the reports from the state, that may not be the case. National Review Online has a report that says the Republican turnout in Ohio has been very heavy, especially in the Republican precincts.
George Bush carried Darke County, Ohio, 18,306 to 7,486 with 70 percent turnout. I’m hearing some predictions that turnout there could reach 80 percent this year.
Bush carried Warren County 68,037 votes to 26,044 with 76 percent turnout. I’m hearing that turnout is expected to be higher there, too.
If these reports are true, then it bodes well for McCain/Palin in Ohio. The polls will be closing in Ohio and West Virginia in → Read More