Allen Blackthorne/Al Gore v. Garrison Porter/Mary Fallin
Opinion Poll Blackthorne 49% Porter 45% Undecided 6%
Blackthorne: 296 Porter: 152 270 to win
Panel Blackthorne stands with less than 50% in the opinion poll which must be good news for Garrison Porter and Mary Fallin.
I would say given the map and the electoral vote count the Republicans are looking for good news. I think we'll know pretty early what way this election is going. Vermont and Georgia and Mississippi and Florida close at 7 o'clock and 8 o'clock respectively. All of those states are too close to call.
The four point difference in the opinion poll is not the only thing both sides must be looking at. The Democrat candidate has already passed 270 electoral college votes in the electoral count according to the poll.
I'd say thats true but if California were to go Republican its 55 electoral votes would change the ball game.
Suddenly then it would come down to those states undecided.
Blackthorne leads 50% to 47% in California in the poll. Garrison Porter and Allen Blackthorne are tied at 48% in Georgia.
7 o'clock EST
Blackthorne: 0 Porter: 13 270 to win
8 o'clock EST
Blackthorne: 72 Porter: 31 270 to win
9 o'clock EST
Blackthorne: 175 Porter: 95 270 to win
The election map as it stands right now shows Allen Blackthorne opening up a pretty solid lead at this hour. The race by most apparent signs is not over though there is some reason to believe it would take a come back greater than Lazarus for Garrison Porter to pull this election out. We have seen it before.
10 o'clock EST
Blackthorne: 201 Porter: 116 270 to win
11 o'clock EST
Blackthorne: 230 Porter: 125 270 to win
Still anyones game at this point. Polls have closed in California. That means the doors to every polling site where people can vote have shut their doors. However people still in line waiting to vote when the polls close do have the opportunity to vote. To move this race literally from one that Blackthorne was going to win to a race that was anyones game that scenario would have to have California go to the Republican ticket. We have no call in California. Still no calls in much of the South.
12 o'clock EST
Blackthorne: 304 Porter: 128 270 to win
Allen BlackthornePresident of the United States of America
Allen Blackthorne wins the election. California no matter how it goes makes no difference in the outcome of the national election. Panel?
Frankly given the states undecided. Indiana and Missouri were going to be important. The two key states had to be Florida and California. Florida ultimately clinched the election win for Blackthorne.
Explain Florida. People that visit Northern Florida along the Gulf of Mexico would think they are visiting and seeing a pretty conservative area. Basically the Bible belt.
I think the big democratic base in Florida in Miami. Broward and Miami-Dade counties are big Democrat strongholds in the state. I can tell you that lots of Republicans watch Hillsborough county. He or she who; in this case both candidates are he. The person that carries Hillsborough county usually carries Florida. I would also point out that Orange county Florida has moved from a swing county to a pretty Democrat and liberal place. It appears frankly Allen Blackthorne carried Southern Florida by a larger margin in terms of votes cast than Garrison Porter did northern Florida.