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Posted: 10/7/2004 10:30:38 AM EST

At this hour, President Bush has won re-election as president by a 47 percent to 43 percent margin in the popular vote nationwide. Ralph Nader has 1 percent of the vote nationwide. That's with 51 percent of the precincts reporting.
Bush has won 324 electoral votes in 33 states. He is leading in 4 states for a total of 43 more electoral votes.

Kerry has won 105 electoral votes in 8 states and the District of Columbia. He is leading in 5 states for a total of 48 more electoral votes.

Nader has not won any state and is not currently leading in any state.

In the 435 U.S. House races, the Republicans have won 173 seats and are leading in the races for 56 seats. The Democrats have won 145 seats and are leading in the races for 56 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 3 seats. If these trends continue, the Republicans will retain control of the House.

In the 34 races for the U.S. Senate, the Republicans have won 14 seats and are leading in the races for 4 seats. The Democrats have won 13 seats and are leading in the races for 3 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 1 seat. If these trends continue, the Republicans will retain control of the Senate and will gain 3 seats.

Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.



www.wbay.com/Global/story.asp?S=2396115
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:36:24 AM EST
That's not a prediction, that's reality!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:29:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:36:39 PM EST
It's gone now.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 2:08:54 PM EST
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

I SAY AGAIN, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 2:13:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Skibane:
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

I SAY AGAIN, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT


What he said.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 2:15:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 2:19:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
I printed it... news outlets write major stories in advance based on what they anticipate it to be... ABC announced Kerry won the debate hours before it happened... This was a release of the Bush victory in November and it was overwhelming. The idiots accidently posted the story today. I printed a copy, its at the office.



That makes some sense but how do you write a story that particular and detailed? I mean... I've heard of writing two headlines and two generic stories for things such as major sporting events but to include such detail? why create extra work? someone will almost certainly have to rewrite at least portions of that copy, right? don't they have better things to do?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 2:24:19 PM EST
Heres to hopin!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:09:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By legalese77:
How do you write a story that particular and detailed? I mean... I've heard of writing two headlines and two generic stories for things such as major sporting events but to include such detail? why create extra work? someone will almost certainly have to rewrite at least portions of that copy, right?



If I was writing a template for a story, I certainly wouldn't enter any actual numbers at this point, simply out of fear that they might inadvertently find their way into the final version. And, for Geez's sake, who in their right mind composes a fictitious story without including some disclaimer to prevent it from being distributed as fact?

This is just strange.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:21:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Spade:
At this hour, President Bush has won re-election as president by a 47 percent to 43 percent margin in the popular vote nationwide. Ralph Nader has 1 percent of the vote nationwide.

Who's the other nine percent of the vote going to???

Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:22:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:05:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Skibane:

Originally Posted By legalese77:
How do you write a story that particular and detailed? I mean... I've heard of writing two headlines and two generic stories for things such as major sporting events but to include such detail? why create extra work? someone will almost certainly have to rewrite at least portions of that copy, right?



If I was writing a template for a story, I certainly wouldn't enter any actual numbers at this point, simply out of fear that they might inadvertently find their way into the final version. And, for Geez's sake, who in their right mind composes a fictitious story without including some disclaimer to prevent it from being distributed as fact?

This is just strange.



+1 WTF
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 10:08:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By ColonelKlink:
It was sent back through a time warp. Just like the encyclopedia galactica.



Does it say who was first against the wall then the revolution came?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:18:35 AM EST
They called this one right!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:06:46 AM EST
it's part of the vast right-wing conspiracy... GW has ALREADY stolen the election and media outlets have advance notice b/c of their eminent trustworthiness
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