enough about florida, whats with oregon?

Lorax

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ok, so florida had to recount their votes. whats oregons excuse, the fact that they arent pivotal anymore?
 

Pretender

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No one cares about Oregon. With all the uselessness they have in this election (they're just as useless as all the others with 9 or less votes, but the other useless states counted quicker so their uselessness wasn't so apparent), I can't wait to see their voting turnout rates in 4 yrs.
 

Futuramatic

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Naw.. something else is amiss in Oregon. they had 48% of the vote counted last night 2 hours after the polls closed.. and its all mail-in (if I am not mistaken). Why did it take this long to get the rest done?
 

BigSmooth

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I am in Oregon, and I am baffled. We had mail-in ballots that are being counted by computer. For some reason (broken computer?), almost none got counted today (only about 5%) and the vote is close enough here that they can't call it yet.

Pretender, that's a pretty cynical view! We almost always "don't matter" with all the east coast tallied before our polls even close, but they expected 80-85% turnout this year. And this year, 7 votes did matter. If Bush ends up with 271, then ANY state going the other way would have changed matters.
 

BigSmooth

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I realize that! But if it ends up 271-267 or something, then one state going the other way would have changed things.
 

Champo41

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<< then one state going the other way would have changed things >>


Hey you figured it out! And if some other state went voted the other way, it'd change things too!

Where exactly does Oregon fit into this statement?
 

Yeeny

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Actually, alot of those smaller states with the less number of electoral votes are what kept Bush in the running. Every state counts to a degree, unfortunately for Oregon though, right now their votes don't mean anything.
 

ViRGE

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I think the delay is in authenticating the last votes. Since a lot of ballots were dropped off on the 7th, the elections comission is probably still checking the sigs on some of them. As for our votes; yes, we didn't count for much this year. It's all part of the penelty for being a smaller west-coast state.:(
 

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