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Nov 7, 2012

Blacks, minorities help get Obama over the line

An Obama victory is on the cards as enough swing states fall his way -- and he'll be looking for electoral icing on the cake from Colorado, Iowa and Nevada.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

After holding back longer than they might have before 2000 — when the US networks had to retract their Florida projections after going off half-c-cked — the networks are calling the presidential election for Barack Obama as I write, at 3.20pm AEST.

Combining safe Democratic states with swing states where an Obama victory seems beyond dispute (Ohio, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania), Obama has 269 of the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory, with further wins sure to come.

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2 thoughts on “Blacks, minorities help get Obama over the line

  1. Malcolm Street

    They p*ssed off women
    They p*ssed off blacks
    They p*ssed off Latinos

    There ain’t enough white males to make up for blowing it with that lot.

  2. beachcomber

    Obama got a majority of the minorties. The Republicans have the redneck white male vote stitched up, but that’s about it. I wonder when the Federal Coalition strategists will see something the Republicans failed to notice: we don’t live in the 1950s any more.

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