McCain Loses Ohio – Obama Wins Election

It would take more than a miracle now, Ohio has been called for Obama.  As of 9:20PM, RWNJ is calling the 2008 Presidential election for Barack Obama.  Given the certainty of the non-battleground states, McCain is going to be unable to garner the 270 electoral votes necessary to win.

This certainly doesn’t appear to be the landslide that Obama had hoped for, but it will be a victory nonetheless.

As much as I disagree with Obama’s political views, I am not a sore loser, so let me be the first to say congratulations to President-elect Obama.

Don’t worry, RWNJ isn’t going anywhere.  I didn’t make the blog just for the election, I made it to share some of my views and passions for politics.  If anything a President that does not share my views will give me more to write about in the future.

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Exit Polling and State Calls Favoring Obama

New Mexico has just been called for Obama.  With Pennsylvania going early to Obama, numbers are looking worse for McCain.

It appears that my early instincts on the states to watch were correct.  At this point, if McCain loses Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Missouri, or Colorado, it will be safe to call this race.

On the Senate side of things, the Democrats have only picked up 3 seats so far.  It appears that they won’t be able to hit that filibuster-proof number of 60 barring a miracle.

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Ohio Exit Polls – Obama 53, McCain 45

Still no call, but the exit polls in Ohio show Obama ahead by 8.  If McCain were to lose Ohio it would pretty much seal victory for Obama.

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Pennsylvania Exit Polls Show +15% for Obama

According to The Drudge Report, Pennsylvania exit polls are showing that Obama is up 15%.  If that is the case, McCain’s path to victory will be much more limited.

Update (9:10PM): This was simply no contest.  Exit polls showed a big victory for Obama despite all the work Murtha did to insult the southwestern part of the state.  Who knows, maybe insulting your constituents is the new way to win?  Speaking of Murtha, It’s way too early to call that race.

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States and Exit Polls to Watch in the 2008 Election

First off, let me preface by saying that exit polling has been extremely unreliable.  But, if you are itching to see what the night is going to bring, here are what I believe the key swing-state races are to watch tonight (times are Eastern).

7PM: Virginia is likely place to look for a McCain victory.  Although it is possible for McCain to win without Virginia, it would be an uphill battle.  Georgia and Indiana should be solidly in McCain’s column (despite what the polls have said).  If he loses 2 of these three, it’s not going to be a good night for McCain.

7:30PM: Ohio, as usual of late, has the potential to be the deciding state in this election.

8PM: Missouri should fall to McCain and a win by Obama here is disaster for McCain.  Pennsylvania has been a war zone of late for the election, and a win here by McCain would be a major blow to the Obama campaign.  Given its independent nature, New Hampshire is a possibility for McCain, though I think a bit of a long-shot.

9PM: It should be clear if this will be a close race or not by this point.  If it is still close, the race will hinge on a few states.  Obama is looking to pick up Colorado, which looks to be a true toss-up at this point.  New Mexico has been leaning towards Obama, but a McCain victory has a distant possibility.  Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are long-shots for McCain, but it’s his best chance at winning the election if he didn’t secure Pennsylvania.

10PM: Nevada is the last of the toss-ups, winnable by either candidate.  By this point it’ll probably be clear where things lie in the race.

I predict it will either be a long night (good sign for McCain), or it’ll be over swiftly.  A McCain sweep of Georgia, Indiana, Virginia, and Ohio will keep his hopes quite alive.  Pennsylvania would likely tip the tide into his favor.  These early battles will set the tone for the night.

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