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Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:06 AM

How will you listen to the election results?

In my younger days I was a stay up all night person. Now I stay up fairly late, but actually get many final results the next morning. I'm on the west coast, so don't have to stay up too late to get some east coast results.

This year is going to be unique. Months ago my wife mad a very important medical appointment for Wednasday, and it really can't be delayed. We weren't even thinking about it being the morning after the election. It's not about anything life threatening, but it's important. The catch is it is 150 miles from where we live. So it requires me getting up at about 5:00 am. And it's going to be raining. We do have SeriusXM radio in the car, so we can listen to MSNBC on the radio.

So that's how we will get the results. AT 75 mph heading south toward Sacramento on hwy 5. Should be interesting. Never done it this way before. At least with having to do that drive, I won't drink the night before so I won't have that day after election hangover. There will be donuts.

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Reply How will you listen to the election results? (Original post)
Mr.Bill Nov 7 OP
NoRethugFriends Nov 7 #1
carpetbagger Nov 7 #2
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #7
Ocelot II Nov 7 #3
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #5
hlthe2b Nov 7 #14
Elessar Zappa Nov 7 #25
Funtatlaguy Nov 7 #4
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #6
Funtatlaguy Nov 7 #9
Polybius Nov 7 #8
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #10
elleng Nov 7 #11
mahina Nov 7 #12
CountMyVote4Reality Nov 7 #13
BlueGreenLady Nov 7 #15
Chainfire Nov 7 #16
Timeflyer Nov 7 #17
Sympthsical Nov 7 #18
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #20
PRETZEL Nov 7 #19
LetMyPeopleVote Nov 7 #21
Amishman Nov 7 #22
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #23
budkin Nov 7 #24
pwb Nov 7 #26
Mr.Bill Nov 7 #27
LetMyPeopleVote Nov 7 #28
LeftInTX Nov 7 #29
LetMyPeopleVote Nov 8 #31
WarGamer Nov 7 #30
electric_blue68 Nov 8 #32

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:09 AM

1. For the first time ever, I will listen to nothing that night,

I will wait until the after I've had breakfast so I will have something to vomit up after seeing the results.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:09 AM

2. But none of us will ever be as chill as Harry Truman....

From Wikipedia... "Truman, aided by the Secret Service, snuck away from reporters covering him in Kansas City and rode to nearby Excelsior Springs, Missouri. There, he took a room in the historic Elms Hotel, had dinner and a Turkish bath, and went to sleep.... At 4 a.m., Truman awoke again and heard on the radio that his popular-vote lead was now nearly two million votes, and that he was well ahead in the electoral vote He told the Secret Service agents guarding him to drive him back to Kansas City, 'because it looks as if we're in for another four years.' "

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Response to carpetbagger (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:17 AM

7. That's a great story.

Sounds exactly like something he would do.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:10 AM

3. The results of some won't be known for days or even longer,

especially if the GOPers challenge everything, which they will. I do know that I won't be watching Steve Kornacki because he drives me nuts - reminds me of one of those tube-shaped things with waving arms you see in front of used car lots.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:15 AM

5. Yeah, I've had enough of Kornacki also.

I can't wait to watch the republican losers flailing in the coming weeks. It amuses me. It was the best part of the 2020 election cycle.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:28 AM

14. Ditto on Kornacki. I am DONE with his hyper frenetic delivery and his inanity in general

Not to mention those disgusting shit-brown pants that look as though he slept in them, but he thinks make him "iconic."

That said, I'm not sure I can watch any other network's coverage either.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:24 PM

25. Kornacki reminds me of a speed freak.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:12 AM

4. In my closed off garage in my car with the motor running.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:16 AM

6. You know that doesn't work so well now with catalytic converters.

At the very least it takes a lot longer. Be sure to fill your gas tank.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:19 AM

9. I forgot about the knives that I will use on

My wrists every time I hear that another race has been called for an election denier.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:18 AM

8. I will be up till 5 or 6 AM

I fully expect to watch and read about politics for 16 hours on Tuesday.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:22 AM

10. Done that many times in my younger years and enjoyed it.

Also worked at the polls for about ten years and didn't get home until about midnight after getting up very early. Got home knowing nothing of the results.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:33 AM

11. The West Wing alternating with MSNBC (and anyone else sounding rational.)

Just now ending my #### watching West Wing, 'Tomorrow' playing next.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:43 AM

12. At hula

Till 9 pm, so no news for me.

Then with my head between my knees breathing into a paper bag for a day or so.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:07 AM

13. Safe Travels

I don't expect to hear or learn about a confirmed call for most of these midterm elections until Friday at the earliest.

Godspeed. Safe travels to and from.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:38 AM

15. Driving with donuts.

You’ve got it made!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 08:14 AM

16. I will go to bed with a good book, before the polls close on the West Coast, and wake up

with the sun, fix a cup of coffee and open up DU to see what happened.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 08:18 AM

17. Denying reality in FL by watching "Lord of the Rings" DVD, gin and tonic, popcorn...

preparing for life under the eye of DeSauron, again. Greetings from Mordor!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 08:38 AM

18. Be careful

Today and tomorrow will be our worst storm days, but the bigger issue is that Californians forget how to drive in weather until the first storm or two of the season has broken them in again.

I live just off 80 between SF and Sacramento and was asked if I'd do some kiddo shuffling back and forth between Vallejo and Travis AFB tomorrow afternoon. Yeah, no. I'm not driving through that mess during the first major rain in the middle of rush hour. Fortunately, their plans changed.

I swear there's an accident between Fairfield and Vacaville like every other day.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:11 PM

20. I will be coming up 80 to Auburn.

I'm coming from Lake County and forecasts for wednesday morning say I will be in the clear until I hist Sacramento then moderate rain all the way to Auburn. I have a pretty new car with good tires and good windshield wipers, so we should be confy and safe.

I drive up that way fairly often as we are planning to move to Grass Valley sometime in the spring. My grandson lives there and we are moving into a manufactured home on his property.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 09:41 AM

19. Will probably stay up til 11 or 12

figure by that time, PA gov will be called but Senate won't. I'm not worried at all about my Rep. (Madeline Dean) not being re-elected.

Ans as usual (and so seems current sentiment for some like me) I'll watch MSNBC until Kornacki comes on, then switch to CNN.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 03:49 PM

21. I am going to watch anything but election coverage Tuesday night

During the 2020 election night, I ignored coverage and watched some shows that I had on DVR. I will do the same tomorrow night

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:19 PM

22. 100 tabs across three 32" monitors

TV is slow and biased. Give me the damn data and I'll do my own interpretations.

Screen three will be PredictIt as I attempt to cash in on the current MAGAt overreach on there.

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Response to Amishman (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:21 PM

23. Good for you.

Keep us posted, please.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:21 PM

24. I'll just check here

I won't watch or listen to anything.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:25 PM

26. It will be such a Democratic landslide they will call it early.

Woman have formed up.

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Response to pwb (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:31 PM

27. That will be a wonderful thing, for sure. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 08:13 PM

28. Change of plans-I will be poll watcher for central counting office of my county

I have to be there before 7 PM and if I leave, I cannot come back. I was asked to stay until midnight or when the ballot counting is complete

This means that I can easily ignore Kornacki and the coverage.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #28)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 08:15 PM

29. You're gonna be there well past midnight

They were there until 2 am here on March 1st.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:33 AM

31. I know

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 7, 2022, 08:21 PM

30. I use multiple monitors to follow sites like the NYT... maybe State sites

Keep the TV turned on and I'll switch back and forth to see who's talking about what...

I'll watch the 538 Live Blog for their takes...

I find that here on the West Coast, they shut down coverage by 12-ish... they don't report new totals in PA or NY or FL at 3, 4, 5AM...

Back in the day I used to print out a blank US map and make my own notes and color the State blue or red...

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2022, 10:38 AM

32. WNYC, MSNBC & DU 👍

Start Listening at 7PM.
Stay up till 1A - 2A

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