Live Blogging the 2012 Elections

7 Nov
2012

I’m going to start blogging the elections live from sunny California in San Francisco.

Latest updates are at the TOP of the post but underneath this sentence. Times are in Pacific Standard time.

For news in Swedish check here and here.
Path to victory, The Electoral count:
Obama: 257
Romney: 200

22:27 – Washington has voted to legalize marijuana. “Initiative 502 sets up a system of state-licensed marijuana growers, processors and retail stores, where adults over 21 can buy up to an ounce. It also establishes a standard blood test limit for driving under the influence.”

22:07 – New Hampshire has become the first state in the US to have an all female Congressional delegation.

21:57 – Romney is giving in his concession speech. The presidential election is over, Obama has been re-elected as president of the United States.

21:14 – The state of Colorado has passed Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana for adult recreational consumption. Two other states, Oregon and Washington, have it on the ballot.

20:55 – Had some drama…but back and Obama is predicted to win the election. Swing states Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina are too close to call. Ohio is expected to be called for Obama but is also a tight race.

Around 18:00 – I voted! Here’s what my ballot looked like:


17:05- Indiana and South Carolina called for Romney. Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina precincts are giving Obama a lead.

16:47 – Kentucky and West Virgina called for Romney. No surprises here.

16:41 – Virginia, one of the key battleground states, polls closed forty min ago. Preliminary precincts reporting has Romney in the lead.

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1 Response to Live Blogging the 2012 Elections

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Megalagom

November 7th, 2012 at 07:53

Great that you were in Cali to vote! Great updates :) I woke up to the sound of Romney’s concession speech on my alarm clock. Was a good morning (for me) :)

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