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04 November 2008 @ 06:57 pm
Looks like FiveThirtyEight is the first to be willing to "go out on a limb" and officially call it for Obama :)

Edit: Obama now has 207 called EVs according to most news sources. If he wins California, Oregon and Washington and _nothing_ else that would put him at 280. Anyone want to calculate the odds that he won't win the west coast? :)
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Johndolohov on November 5th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
Fox called the election for Obama before the NY Times. I was shocked.
DonAithnendonaithnen on November 6th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Maybe they figured when it was clear that McCain was going to lose that they might be able to buy a little credibility with the liberals by calling it for Obama first?
Johndolohov on November 6th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
For all their calculation and cheerleading, they're still basically journalists, and they still love getting a story before anyone else.