CNN just "projected" OBAMA/ McCAIN victory in VERMONT. The time was 7:02 PM. Kids, NO RESULTS ARE POSTED ANYWHERE! I CAN'T FIND ANY RETURNS!!! NOT EVEN ON CNN!! All say 0% of precincts reporting...
(at 7:14 PM the above link had NO RESULTS POSTED, despite WOLF BLITZER sending me over there repeatedly to see results by precinct. Blitzer's lying to me again. Damnit, Wolf! How many times in one new year can you make me want to stomp on your face?)
NO AP TOTALS/ NO POLITICO.COM TOTALS/ NOTHING! Okay...so not only do we NO LONGER GET PRECINCT BY PRECINCT results posted until AFTER the election is certified, now we don't have ANY RESULTS POSTED AT ALL before the damn election is called!??!!!
...this is like watching GONE WITH THE WIND backwards. Spoils the ending and makes all that lengthy exposition moot (and a little gay).
Well, now we know just how hard they're working to deny us the math.
We must be really scary, all 100 of us, armed to the hilt with our fifth grade math abilities. (No wonder they've come up with standardized testing! It's doing EXACTLY what they intended for it to do--making it harder for American children to add the total number of votes and compare it to the total number of voters in their precinct!)
...It's 7:35--and CNN just projected a McCAIN victory in OHIO. Now Wolf is telling me why based on what appears to be speculation, as he doesn't even have the BOGUS numbers up for me to not believe and scoff at and fitfully sigh about.
Liar, you, Wolf!
Worse, a liar who withholds his lies just to make you beg for them.
Sadist. Wolf Blitzer is a Sadist.
That beard should have given it away years ago.
Thinking of our wonderful, tenacious, tireless E.I. friends in TEXAS AND OHIO...who I'm sure are no less wonderful or tenacious, but probably VERY tired today.
*******(CNN) -- To project primaries and caucuses, CNN and its election experts use scientific statistical procedures to make estimates of the final vote count in each race. CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.CNN editorial policy strictly prohibits reporting winners or characterizing the outcome of a statewide contest in any state before all the polls are scheduled to close in every precinct in that state.CNN will receive information from the following sources:The Associated Press: The Associated Press will provide vote totals for each race. The AP will be gathering numbers via stringers based in each county or other jurisdiction where votes are tabulated.Edison Media Research: To assist CNN in collecting and evaluating this information, CNN, the other television networks and the Associated Press have employed Edison Media Research (EMR). In previous primaries, this firm has assisted CNN in projecting winners in state and national races. EMR will conduct exit polls, which ask voters their opinion on a variety of relevant issues, determine how they voted, and ask a number of demographic questions to allow analysis of voting patterns by group.Using exit poll results, scientifically selected representative precincts, vote results from the AP, and a number of sophisticated analysis techniques, EMR also recommends projections of a winner for each race it covers.ProjectionsThe projections for CNN will be made from the CNN Election Analysis Center at the Time Warner Center. An independent team of political analysts and statistical experts will analyze the data that will lead to the final decisions on projections.CNN will decide when and how to make a projection for a race depending on how close the race is. In races that do not appear to be very close, projections may be made at poll closing time based entirely on exit poll results, which are the only information available when the polls close about how people voted...