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05 November 2008 @ 08:32 am
oh my god.  

*bursts into tears*

I can’t believe we won.

*waits on a knife’s edge to see what happens in Alaska*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Ghost Lightghost_light on November 5th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
We're fucking it up
Shannachieshannachie on November 5th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
sammywolsammywol on November 5th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
Yes, it was possibly too much to hope that Alaska would have turned blue - but it would have been sweet. How long do we usually have to wait for the other results?

Oh and that damn Prop 8 too.
irishkateirishkate on November 5th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
yeah I'm gutted by prop 8
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on November 5th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
I was staying up. I kept seeing the 'North Carolina will report soon' messages and staying up a bit longer.


I've been to bed, slept, and it's coming up for lunchtime the next day and they still haven't been called.

(Why NC? It's the US state I've spent as much time in as all the rest put together. No other reason - I'm not particularly enamoured of Charlotte, and I've not seen te rest of it at all.)
Pamela: Gandhijeditigger on November 5th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Since I live in Charlotte, I can say that being in a battleground state is a weird and wonderful feeling.

I cried a lot last night. I suspect I'll be doing more today. And tomorrow.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on November 5th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
I wait in hope - from what I see, Obama has the edge, but by a smaller margin than the third party (?) votes.

(I should say I've nothing against Charlotte either. It's just I've not seen much apart from the centre of Downtown and the Belk HQ.)

Being in a battleground area is indeed interesting. In 1997, our then constituency, a traditional well-off Conservative one, went Labour. It was about 01:30, but we could hear cheering from all down our street.
ghibbitudeghibbitude on November 5th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Well I can tell you that because it was such a close race here, they're auto hand recounting in NC - We're just over 12,000 votes to the Obama side, so we may have turned blue by way of electoral college.
egret17egret17 on November 5th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
When the bottle rockets started going off in my neighborhood, I knew.
wednesday childewedschilde on November 5th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
we are so goddamn happy here... i can't even think.

we do still have prop 8 to fight... against... but we shall get there.
allaboutm_e: Susieallaboutm_e on November 5th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Apparently AK is re-electing a convict? :: boggles ::
Karina: Changecreamnsugar on November 5th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
I literally sat in front of the TV and cried.
annathepiper on November 5th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
*joins Kit in the whomperjawed corner*
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kitmizkit on November 5th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Well, the race is very tight right now--within 3500 votes--and there are apparently 40K+ absentee ballots and some 9K early voter ballots which have not yet been counted. So that race--and, for that matter, the congressional race--isn't over yet. We're keeping our fingers crossed.
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kitmizkit on November 5th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Let's hope Inouye is wrong! :)

Young's ahead by about 16K votes, but again, with 50K votes in absentee and early voting ballots, that could potentially change. It's probably a long shot, but hope is springing eternal in our little dark hearts. :)
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Sionainnsionainn on November 5th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
There is STILL A CHANCE that Begich will beat Stevens. Uncle Ted is only up by 2 percentage points with 50,000 ballots to be counted, as you've stated.

The political know-it-alls in my circle are projecting that if Stevens is re-elected that he will either be incarcerated or booted out of the Senate and Palin has positioned herself to be the next Alaskan Senator.