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Election results

woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,331 Disability Gamechanger
Ok hands up if like me you are a political animal and will be staying up in to the early hours watching the US election results?

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  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 568 Pioneering
    @woodbine I will probably start watchig in the early hours and see how much TV I can blag before the little one wakes up and she has to have Baby TV on according to Mummy.

  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,410 Disability Gamechanger
    No thanks will wait till tomorrow to find out 
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 568 Pioneering
    @janer1967 It will give a good indication but if some states are close the postal votes may take days to tally.
  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,320 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm off tomorrow so will definitely be watching it. 

    America is strange, while the people get a vote the final decision is down to the electoral college, and while this normally provides the vote in line with the election it does not have to. 

    I think which ever way it goes it should prove an interesting time for a few months.

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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    I stayed up for... longer than I should have, but obviously it's still going on. It'll take a little while before we know, especially as it's so close at the moment! 

    The electoral college system is certainly interesting @Geoark. I'd really recommend reading this article in The Atlantic if you haven't already. 
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,331 Disability Gamechanger
    I remember staying up when Obama was elected the first time and watching his inspiring acceptance speech, this year I'd lost the will to live by 3 a.m and went to bed, almost 24 hours later and we still don't know who's won, but i'll stick my neck out and call it for Biden.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    I didn't stay up for Obama because I was too young, but I stayed up for Trump's win in 2016 @woodbine. I remember it so vividly because it was snowing outside, I was delirious with sleep deprivation, and the result felt surreal, if not grimly unsurprising.  

    Brave call! 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    What are your guys' thoughts on it at the moment? All to play for! 
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,862 Disability Gamechanger
    It looks like Biden is ahead but I’m not sure on how to properly interpret the results!
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    This BBC article covers quite a few good FAQs @66Mustang. It's definitely difficult when it's taking so long to count all the votes!
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,331 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm still saying Biden but we won't know till tomorrow
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,727 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m thinking Biden but there’s plenty of mischief left in them thar hills!
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