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2012-11-10 12:57:53 PM  
I still don't see why it took so long, but still glad to hear this!
 
2012-11-10 01:04:40 PM  
that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.
 
2012-11-10 01:05:52 PM  

Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.


What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?
 
2012-11-10 01:06:50 PM  
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2012-11-10 01:09:14 PM  

marius2: Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.

What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?


If you're Republican, it's one vote. If not, you have to win by eleventy billion percent.
 
2012-11-10 01:26:54 PM  
Okay, NOW it's finally over. :P
 
2012-11-10 01:29:22 PM  

marius2: Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.

What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?


Well, according to Cheney in 2000, you only needed 51% for a "mandate."
 
2012-11-10 01:34:37 PM  

NutWrench: marius2: Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.

What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?

Well, according to Cheney in 2000, you only needed 51% for a "mandate."


That ONLY applies to the GOP. But then you already knew that.
 
2012-11-10 01:54:59 PM  

Captain Steroid: Okay, NOW it's finally over. :P


Party's still going though. :D
 
2012-11-10 01:55:21 PM  

marius2: Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.

What is the official cut-off, if there is one, for a landslide victory?


Usually it's a double digit lead in the vote, but considering we elect with EVs, over a 100 EV lead would probably count. A 332 EV total works out to about 62% of the EVs.
 
2012-11-10 01:57:27 PM  
50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...oh wait, popular votes mean jack shiat. My bad.
 
2012-11-10 01:57:29 PM  
And I predicted 332 about a year ago and posted my prediction here on fark and elsewhere.

/ Yes, this is gloating.
 
2012-11-10 01:59:24 PM  

Weaver95: that makes Obama's win officially a landslide.


No, no, no. If Romney had won with 272, THAT would've been a landslide. This is clearly not a mandate at all.
 
2012-11-10 01:59:52 PM  
squirrelworld.lincatz.com tag broken, Subby?
 
2012-11-10 02:00:14 PM  
I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(
 
2012-11-10 02:00:41 PM  
Go away, Florida. You're irrelevant.
 
2012-11-10 02:00:47 PM  

Satosuke: 50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...oh wait, popular votes mean jack shiat. My bad.


Reagan/Carter was a 489 vs 49 match up in EVs though only 50.7% vs 41% in popular vote. That race is largely considered a landslide.
 
2012-11-10 02:01:40 PM  

Boxcutta: Go away, Florida. You're irrelevant.


This is the best part of the election. Both Ohio AND Florida had zero impact on deciding the race.
 
2012-11-10 02:01:46 PM  
YOU LIE! (freeper tears).
 
2012-11-10 02:02:47 PM  

Summoner101: Satosuke: 50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...oh wait, popular votes mean jack shiat. My bad.

Reagan/Carter was a 489 vs 49 match up in EVs though only 50.7% vs 41% in popular vote. That race is largely considered a landslide.


That's barely a landslide. Definitive, yes, but barely a landslide. Reinforces the point that the electoral college is a broken system.
 
2012-11-10 02:04:32 PM  

Flying Lasagna Monster: [squirrelworld.lincatz.com image 54x11] tag broken, Subby?


Hah, nice one. Looks like a mod fixed it for me.
 
2012-11-10 02:05:16 PM  
I'll wait for the recount.
 
2012-11-10 02:05:20 PM  
Ok, I think the results are in from the "50-individual laboratories", it's time to institute national vote-by-mail
 
2012-11-10 02:05:50 PM  

Satosuke: 50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...

50.7 to 48.3 was considered a landslide in 2004.
 
2012-11-10 02:07:27 PM  
I submitted this with a worse headline.
 
2012-11-10 02:08:36 PM  
seriously - this counts as a landslide victory by almost any way you'd care to measure. Obama took what? over 60% of the electoral collage votes? even if you don't want to use the term 'landslide victory' you still have to admit that it's a crushing defeat for Romney and the Republican party. this is a firm rejection of all things Republican.
 
2012-11-10 02:08:38 PM  

Satosuke: 50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...oh wait, popular votes mean jack shiat. My bad.


Bingo. If we had 90% voter turnout, evenly distributed among people regardless of race, income, or education level, the popular vote would look far more lopsided. As it is, people who would vote Obama or third party in "safe Red" states probably didn't leave their homes. Which is sad, when you consider that local/state elections will affect anyone more directly than federal elections.
 
2012-11-10 02:08:56 PM  
For once, I'm going to say I don't care about numbers. If the president had won by one electoral vote, and amassed only 10 more popular votes, I'd personally still call it a landslide given the venom, irrational hatred and scheming to hinder voting put forth by the party of the Dark Side.
 
2012-11-10 02:09:08 PM  

Satosuke: Reinforces the point that the electoral college is a broken system.


It's certainly better than a full FPTP system, at the very least.
 
2012-11-10 02:09:27 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(


DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.
 
2012-11-10 02:10:56 PM  
They have Olympic medal counts on that page. Some serious NEWS right there.
 
2012-11-10 02:11:33 PM  
 
2012-11-10 02:11:47 PM  
Has Rove called Florida yet or is he waiting for the absentee provisional ballots???
 
2012-11-10 02:12:55 PM  
Fitting that Romney got 47.9% of the popular vote.
 
2012-11-10 02:13:04 PM  
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I love it
 
2012-11-10 02:13:09 PM  
Obama wins Fla., topping Romney

Giggity.
 
2012-11-10 02:13:57 PM  

wotthefark: Has Rove called Florida yet or is he waiting for the absentee provisional ballots???


If after the success of 2000, if you can't have a governor like Scott suppress enough votes for you, your goose is cooked.
 
2012-11-10 02:15:29 PM  
DICK MORRIS: "We're going to win by a landslide. ...Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes."

So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?
 
2012-11-10 02:15:34 PM  
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2012-11-10 02:15:56 PM  

doyner: Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(

DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.


Well DAMN. That's impressive.
 
2012-11-10 02:16:16 PM  

doyner: Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(

DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.


Doesn't matter to me either way really; just the fact Obama won AND the RWers crying in their spilled milk is joy enough. :)
 
2012-11-10 02:16:53 PM  

clkeagle: Satosuke: 50.6% of the popular vote vs 47.9% is hardly a landslide...oh wait, popular votes mean jack shiat. My bad.

Bingo. If we had 90% voter turnout, evenly distributed among people regardless of race, income, or education level, the popular vote would look far more lopsided. As it is, people who would vote Obama or third party in "safe Red" states probably didn't leave their homes. Which is sad, when you consider that local/state elections will affect anyone more directly than federal elections.


Funny, that supports my idea that the average citizen shouldn't bother voting for the president. I think we should only be allowed to vote for our state and/or city representatives, and they in turn would be the ones voting for the president. Definitely not an ironclad idea, but it might actually give our rep. and senate elections more gravitas.


tomcatadam: Satosuke: Reinforces the point that the electoral college is a broken system.

It's certainly better than a full FPTP system, at the very least.


I'd either go with my incremental idea above, or some sort of second vote option system with a threshold popular vote percentage needed to secure the election, where if one's party is obviously out of it by a wide margin, one can switch their vote to a second option on the ballot. Again, not perfect either, but both the EC and FPTP ensure either disastrous minority rule or the inevitability of a two-party system.
 
2012-11-10 02:17:04 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?



I should read my post before I post it. I don't know what "Obama's f" is but I had a good point in there somewhere.
 
2012-11-10 02:17:22 PM  
So it's basically an EXACT replay of 2008? I'm actually surprised. I figured a squeaker, with a very, very real possibility that RMoney took the popular vote by up to a percentage point.

I'm sure somebody will be along to explain why this is actually bad news for Obama, but the reality is that failing to unseat a very, very vulnerable incumbent is bad news for the GOP.
 
2012-11-10 02:18:01 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: [media.web.britannica.com image 550x379]


Landslide, not Santorum-slide.

/hurk
 
2012-11-10 02:18:31 PM  

wotthefark: Has Rove called Florida yet or is he waiting for the absentee provisional ballots???


He still thinks its too early too call it and is making AP go to the decision desk to change their mind.
 
2012-11-10 02:19:06 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: DICK MORRIS: "We're going to win by a landslide. ...Romney is going to carry 325 electoral votes."

So Obama's f won by a landslide, RIGHT DICK?


He needs to go back to licking feet, that selfish bastard.
 
2012-11-10 02:20:13 PM  

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I love it


Look at all the sad white people. It's hilarious.
 
2012-11-10 02:20:25 PM  
the right says the win with over 100 electoral votes isnt a mandate, but when bush won by less than 10 it was a mandate
 
2012-11-10 02:21:27 PM  

Rwa2play: doyner: Smelly McUgly: I called this, but I think I missed my popular vote prediction (50.2 to 48.6). Dang, no free month of TF for me. :(

DY is yet to make his final call, but the winner was projected already.

Doesn't matter to me either way really; just the fact Obama won AND the RWers crying in their spilled milk is joy enough. :)


Yeah, when I realized I was out of the running my efforts in tabulating became a labor of love. The way I see it, the mental collapse of right-wingers since Tuesday makes us all TotalFarkers on the inside.
 
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