Edwards: 254 Porter: 165 Undecided: 119 270 to win
Final Opinion Poll
John Edwards/Bill Richardson vs Garrison Porter/Penelope CruzPresident of the United States of America/Vice President of the United States of America
Clearly according to the poll John Edwards is further along than Garrison Porter in terms of winning this election. Porter trails Edwards by almost 100 electoral college votes in the opinion poll.
Its all about the undecided states. Do not mind California. John Edwards carries North Carolina & the best Garrison Porter can do is tie. The election then goes to the house of representatives. This is a rematch. John Edwards by choosing Bill Richardson again as his running mate creates the rematch.
Probably to show the ticket is better in the West than the last election let off.
Garrison Porter has won 4 elections & John Edwards 3. Those both in their bids for 6 that being the best of 10.
This election result will move the needle again.7:00 PM EST
Edwards: 0 Porter: 0 270 to win
At this early hour when 6 states have closed their polls we have no projections to make. From some very early exit poll numbers it looks like Garrison Porter may have a problem winning 60%+ of the vote anywhere across the country.
That would be a first. Usually at least Utah or Alaska at minimum.
That's just the word we have at this hour. Obviously that could change.7:30 PM EST
Edwards: 5 Porter: 0 270 to win
The first state to declare a side a is West Virginia. John Edwards is the first candidate on the board. That should have been expected. He does rather well garnering 58% of the vote in the state. No declaration can be made at this time in Ohio. The polls have closed there.8:00 PM EST
Edwards: 28 Porter: 14 270 to win
Quite the turn around for Democrats in New Hampshire.
I think Democrats are going to do and are already doing well on the entire East coast.
So far its that way. New Jersey is outstanding and we have no call in Pennsylvania.8:30 PM EST
No projections 9:00 PM EST
Edwards: 98 Porter: 28 270 to win
Maryland & District of Columbia
The Democrat John Edwards leads at 9:00 EST & by no small margin. 70 electoral college vote difference between the two candidates.
This is a divided country. Neither candidate wants to divide the country but honestly in some retrospect running for office is a little bit about dividing people. Seeing some of those Eastern states going to Edwards by the margin they are I doubt Garrison Porter can carry New Jersey & accordingly he probably looses the election. That will mean he will need to win 2 more after this to get to 6 election victories. Lets watch & see what happens but my money is on Edwards winning this election. I would doubt by the way if either camp is surprised by that right now.
Yes and there is Wyoming a state that almost always gives Garrison Porter 60%+ of the popular vote. He carries 59% statewide. That's down from the previous election.10:00 PM EST
Edwards: 157 Porter: 47 270 to win
Porter 52%11:00 PM EST
Edwards: 227 Porter: 139 270 to win
Porter 49%12:00 AM EST
Edwards: 251 Porter: 182 270 to win
Now the question is can Garrison Porter hold John Edwards back; some close races out there.
It should be noted that most all of the close races have gone to John Edwards.
Porter did pick off Florida which is important. It has proven important in previous election campaigns.
I notice Edwards at 251. California may not matter tonight. New Jersey & North Carolina both would give John Edwards the presidential election. A combination of other states would too. Garrison Porter seems to have competed well in California. 55 electoral votes would however definitely make Edwards the President.
Looking at that map. Its interesting. Six states are outstanding. Polls are closed everywhere across the country. Including California now. New Jersey & North Carolina have been hanging out there for a long time. Arizona could play king maker.