IS IT OVER? Fox News called Ohio for Bush less than 15 minutes ago - at 12:41:20, as Brit Hume portentously announced. Was Fox the first? I'm not sure. I do know that NBC has not called it yet. But Fox's call seems to be well founded - right now, Bush is leading Kerry by about 140,000 in Ohio, and holds a 51 percent to 48 percent lead with 83 percent of the precincts in.
Alaska's in the bag for Bush, which will put him over the top even if he loses Nevada and New Mexico to Kerry.
So yes. It's over. With an asterisk, I suppose.
Coloprado Amendment 36 failed.. NYT said "would have been first", which rubs me the wrong way, Maine has district-wise proportional. IIRC, one of the midwest states down to 3 votes has same rule. Was A36 statewide true proportional not district wise?
Yeah, Fox News was the first to call Ohio for Bush. Media Matters kept a chart of what time each network made its call.
FNC @ 12:41 AM, FOX @ 12:44 AM, MSNBC & NBC @ 12:59 AM
http://www.campaigndesk.org/archives/001080.asp has more on the timing of the Ohio projections.
CJR Campaign Desk has more on the timing of the Ohio projections.
(sorry about the double post)
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