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[RD] Clinton vs. Trump - USA Presidential race.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by onejayhawk, Mar 23, 2016.

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  1. innonimatu

    innonimatu Deity

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    Those 538 guys are a joke. They keep pretending that they can "guess" (or better yet, assign odds as it they were doing some kind of accurate science) the outcome of an election, after the actual vote was held and the results are announced? Why do people even give them attention and therefore money? I guess it's not information, it's entertainment...
     
  2. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    Virginia called for Clinton, according to 538
     
  3. Thedrin

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    What's the hold up in Florida?
     
  4. Lord Shadow

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    They support those radical views or at the very least don't consider them a problem.

    "It's okay to screw over all those minorities and nuke places as Donald sees fit, if the country prospers. As long as he doesn't grab any butts without consent, of course!"
     
  5. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    Those are projections based on their data, it's not an indicative of the actual results...
     
  6. Camikaze

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    Wisconsin appears to have become more concerning than Michigan, because Clinton hasn't received the lead she needs from Milwaukee. In Michigan, there still does appear to be Detroit and the surrounds outstanding.

    Clinton can afford to lose Wisconsin, so long as she keeps New Hampshire, Pennsylvania & Michigan. If Trump wins Michigan, New Hampshire won't save Clinton.
     
  7. schlaufuchs

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    Still has half the precincts to go in Madison, on the bright side.
     
  8. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    re: condone you were right and I was wrong
     
  9. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    They are doing the same thing you and I are doing with a less half assed method.
     
  10. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Hm, did the NYT call the presidency for Trump, then? (lol, i am just a foreigner, don't know if any of this matters at all :D )
     
  11. Light Cleric

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    There is a legit scenario now that could end in a 269-269 tie with the House casting the winning vote. What a goddamn train wreck that would be.
     
  12. Camikaze

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    I think calling the election as a whole involves calling states totalling 270+ electoral votes. So although they are showing a 90%+ chance for Trump on the basis of current votes in Michigan, Wisconsin & Pennsylvania, they won't actually make a 'call' on the election as a whole until they can actually project the states.
     
  13. innonimatu

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    They're not doing the same. We're guessing, they pretend to be doing science with a thing that is just not amenable to science. If they could actually predict an election accurately (and giving odds in percentages implies accuracy) then you won't need an actual election...
     
  14. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Well, Fox says (calls) Trump wins NC.
     
  15. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    You had one Job america, ONE JOB !
     
  16. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    Yes. You cannot truly understand how much White America lives in its own separate bubble of reality without living in White America. It defies belief. Decades of politicians, talk show hosts, and FOX indoctrinating them has led them to believe that they are in a cosmic struggle of good and evil against liberals and anything liberals like. To the point that they completely reversed their views on international politics, trade, and the acceptable treatment of veterans overnight because the biggest compulsive liar in history said so.

    Yes, and yes. Absolutely.

    The US and most of Europe are sleepwalking towards a series of catastrophes. People cannot learn from the past mistakes of others, and don't realize what's going on in the big picture until it's too late, if even then.
     
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    It has been rather anxiety inducing, watching the chances swing from 80% Clinton to over 90% Trump...
     
  18. Camikaze

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    Then faithless electors become concern, e.g. the guy in Washington who has said he will not cast a vote for Clinton, no matter how the state votes.

    A tie seems unlikely, though, because in the event that Trump gets Wisconsin & New Hampshire, he probably also gets Maine's 2nd congressional district.
     
  19. Berzerker

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    Trump is scummy, but Hillary deserves to lose

    ~3 decades of trade agreements bleeding jobs has set up a 'fair trade' Republican for the WH (and the markets are panicking, all those investments in business based on those deals)

    oh yeah, the talking heads at msnbc say its coming down to Michigan

    the popular vote is 39m for Trump and 36m for Hillary
     
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  20. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    Enjoy your trade wars and skyrocketing prices for goods. Manufacturing jobs left for good because Americans will not, and cannot, compete with machines and third-world workers on starvation wages. They're not coming back.
     
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