November 3rd, 2004

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Amazingly close

This is the closest election ever (see http://cnn.com).

 

STATUS

CANDIDATE

VOTE

VOTE %

EV

Bush
(Incumbent)

58,067,276

51%

254

Kerry

54,515,239

48%

252

Nader

388,847

1%

0

 

There are three states left: Iowa (7), New Mexico (5), Ohio (20). Ohio matters mightily as it is the only state with enough electoral votes to carry either candidate over the top. Ohio is running extremely close but Bush has a 100,000 vote lead there. Ohio will not have a full count until the 13th, so this is going to be a rough couple of weeks with lawyers swarming like hungry locusts.

 

Ohio stats:

Bush
(Incumbent)

2,794,346

51%

0

Kerry

2,658,125

49%

0

Badnarik

14,125

0%

0

Peroutka

11,606

0%

0

 

Things are so close now that corruption or perhaps magic could easily shift the probabilities.

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The results are in...

With Ohio looking to Bush, he's gained over the magic number to win the election.

PRESIDENT

270 electoral votes needed to win
BUSH BUSH
274
58,797,317 (51% total)
KERRY KERRY
252
55,235,862 (48% total)
Click map for full results
99% nationwide precincts reporting Updated: 2:12 p.m. ET

 

BALANCE OF POWER
SENATE (51)* HOUSE (218)* GOVERNOR
GOP: 53 GOP: 231 GOP: 28
DEM: 44 DEM: 200 DEM: 21
*Seats needed for majority Updated: 1:50 p.m.
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