Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Premature Congratulations (2012 Edition)

Although Florida has yet to be called because the Miami-Dade County vote counters decided to stop counting last night and go to sleep (lazy Democrats), Chuck Todd has assured me that the vote total in Florida is only going to continue to favor Obama more and more as those uncounted votes come in and, as a result, at this point I am prepared to once again declare that I am the winner of my own contest. I feel like the only state I really went out on a limb calling in Obama's favor was Florida (and Virginia to a much lesser extent), so I can't praise myself too heavily. I'll leave it in the hands of the historians to praise my political prognosticating genius, as they undoubtedly will. Better luck in 2016 everyone.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map

Obama 290 - Romney 234. I tried to be generous to Romney.

2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map


Should you need inspiration on this night of nights.

Matt's picks

I realize I missed the deadline, but I've filed an appeal and am confident that I will receive special dispensation to move forward with this post. Florida is giving me fits, because it's been trending toward Obama. But given the general state of affairs down there, I'm going to hedge my bets and say that it goes Red. Colorado and Nevada will go blue, as will Virginia (barely). Obama will lose Indiana and North Carolina. My upper and lower bounds are 280 and 322 respectively, but I'm going with this as my prediction:
On the other hand, I've heard that this whole thing is a tossup. Who knows how this crazy election thingie will turn out, it's like a cup-and-ball! So I might look stupid tomorrow.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

David's Pick

Like last election, I'm going to err on the side of the optimistic but plausible with Obama winning everywhere he won last time except Indiana, North Carolina and that one Nebraska electoral vote. I see him squeaking by in Florida with that being the closest state he wins and roughly a 51-49 national popular vote margin. For my bonus predictions, neither bold, I will say the Democrats retain the Senate, don't make much progress in the House, and Yes on 1 wins in Maine. Obama wins 332-206

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jon's Picks

Although I'm tempted to do the reverse-jinx and join Dick Morris and the Washington Examiner in predicting a Romney landslide, I think Obama's going to win all the close states except FL and NC. Obama 303, Romney 235 .

Bonus predictions: the Maine House goes back to the Ds, but Rs retain the Senate. Marriage referendum barely squeaks through, closer than expected.

2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map

2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map

I couldn't find a widget that would embed a nifty map on this page like I did last time, but the widget below will allow you to post a link here to a map showing your predictions. The link included here is merely my opinion on how the election SHOULD turn out, not how it will turn out.

2012 Contest Widget

You should be able to click on "Add Your Map" to bring you to a page where you can make your map. You can then share your map back on this page.