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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Obama Landslide (in Dixville Notch)


The voters of Dixville Notch NH (pop 75, registered voters 21) cast their ballots at midnight. See the sensational result here

6 comments:

StyleSpy said...

I woke up this morning feeling a little bit like it was Christmas. Here's hoping htere's no coal in my stocking...

Linda Grant said...

Here's my considered opinion, based on talking to one of the American writers at Toronto who had been working for Obama in Virginia: if all those who are registered to vote are able to actually cast their vote, and if those votes are counted with no monkey business, then I predict an Obama landslide. But I also predict a lot of problems at the polling stations, including an inability to cope with the turn-out which may mean legal challenges.

Toby Wollin said...

Yes, Linda, we are already seeing: huge lines, broken machines, not enough machines, etc. etc. It's going to be a very very long night.

Linda Grant said...

I will be watching with some American friends who have already cast their absentee ballots in the crucial battleground district of, er, Manhattan. There will also be a Canadian and a South Africa. We'll be drinking wine, eating pumpkin soup, popcorn, chips and I have purchased New York Style Cheescake (Marks and Spencer's) and carrot cake. I think my American friends, both Upper West Side Jewish Democrats, plan to stay up till the last two Florida lawyers kill each other, or the inauguration whichever is sooner.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure ACORN, which Obama has been associated with,is mucking things up with hundreds of thosands of fraudulent voter registrations. As former Chicago Mayor Daley once said, famously, vote early and often.

Linda Grant said...

I do think if you are going to make allegations like this it would be useful if you could put a name to your post, even if it is a pseudonym so we can distinguish between the various anonymous posters.