Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's over

By Donald Sensing

Fox News just called Ohio for Obama. Game over.

Update, 10.30 pm. CST: Wait - Karl Rove is saying that he has spoken on the phone with a member of the staff of the Ohio secretary of state who says that with 77 percent of the vote counted, the difference between the two candidates is only 991 votes.

Joe Trippi is saying that even so, there are still a lot of Obama votes to come in the uncounted precincts.

"It ain't over until it's over," but still, I think it's over.

Update: Fox's numbers crunchers explain that the largest unreported vote is from Cleveland-Cuyahoga, hugely Democrat in history. They say that there are just not enough outstanding Republican votes left to overcome them to "99.5 percent certainty."

Oh, and you can kiss the Tea Party goodbye. They mean nothing now.

10:44 p.m. - Rove is rebutting, but his analysis is more complex than I want to try to summarize here.

10:48 p.m. - The Ohio Sec. of State's web site's server was crashed for a long time, but here is a grab as of this time:

This is a difference in Obama's favor of 30,657 votes with 85 percent of precincts reporting. Rove is saying that there are still about 770,000 votes left to count. But sorry, Karl, it ain't gonna happen.

10:58 p.m. - 86.72 percent of precincts reporting, Obama's lead is up to 45,367.

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