Anyone want to make a prediction? Or are you too scared that saying it out loud will jinx it and leave us with mccain and crazy moose lady.
i find this site very compelling/comforting: http://www.fivethirtyeight.com
it shows the chance of mccain winning to be less that 2%, based on analysis of all the other polls.
I had to absentee my US vote about a month ago, but whoever you vote for, the government always gets in....
I'm going to stick my neck out with a conservative (according to latest polling) prediction of 291 electoral votes for Obama, not including Ohio and Florida. Given the results in those states in the last two elections, i have my doubts about them...
Big ones to watch out for early are Virginia (should go to Obama) and Indiana (if it turns blue, I think we're talking a landslide).
Apologies for geekery. Go anti-moose lady people!
Can you vote here RC?
You've got to be allowed to vote somewhere, surely?
I can't vote here (I'm not a British citizen) but consider this to be my home. I would have liked to vote in the recent London mayoral elections and also in past/future general elections, but doing so by becoming British could jeopardise my American citizenship (and there is always the issue of allegiance to the monarch and her heirs).
Usually I am under the threshold income (which is all earned in the UK) and do not need to pay US income taxes as well as my UK taxes, but last year due to an income "spike" the IRS said I owed over US $4000. I was able to negotiate less by resubmitting the tax returns, but I therefore feel fully entitled to cast my vote there.
Americans are supposed to pay tax on their worldwide income. What will happen when/if they catch up with you, rainbow_carnage?
wtf - they are now interviewing Ricky Gervais on the BBC election coverage. His views seem to be "Wow. I don't vote. Matthew Santos. Sarah Palin. Wow"
Christopher Hitchens is a tool
It seems I am now "liveblogging" the BBC coverage.
Christopher Hitchins is a tool, though.
aw, david dimbleby is sad - there is nothing to report in these last 2 minutes!
Ooooh they're interviewing "bloggers". Apparently, Obama is less shit than John Kerry. Which is a surprise, given that John Kerry was a tool and Obama has a bajillion dollars.
he had a million purple hearts though!!! not worth the metal they're printed on though.
Jeremy Vine = Poor Peter Snow impression
South Carolina called for Republicans. All these shitkicker states going republican.
@unaesthetic - have you seen the lolcatbible http://www.lolcatbible.com/?
I love it.
Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.
watching the BBC coverage, where they've just commented on the number of people who've had phone calls from democrats/republicans to go and vote. Can you imagine that? Being called by someone on behalf of the labour party or the tories - I think it would massively backfire! 1) what a waste of money! 2) lead to me going to vote for some looney party option (i.e. greens, monster, lib dems in islington north!) 3) certainly wouldn't tell anyone on the phone who I was going to vote for! 4) why are you calling me and what happened to my telephone preference service that stopped buggers like you calling!
Really hate the phone by the way.
heretic - ceiling cat will get you.
Laura Trevelyan is quite "severe". Will google image search her to prove this.
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