And the winner of the 2006 Metafilter Election Prediction contest is . . . November 8, 2006 7:42 AM   Subscribe

And the winner of the 2006 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is...
posted by gsteff to MetaFilter-Related at 7:42 AM (27 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

sergeant sandwich !

I'll wait until Montana is settled more definitively to call it for sure, but that's the only variable... as long as Montana goes Dem, the outcomes of any outstanding house races shouldn't affect his #1 slot. Congratulations, sergeant! Let cortex know what mailing address you'd like to use, and I'll arrange to get the prize of two MetaFilter Compilation Albums delivered to you (once they're available).

Overall results summary follows. For completeness, I've included some users whose entries were posted after the deadline, since none would be in the winning position (though gimonca came close). As described before, overall ranking is determined by your senate score, then your house score, then your connecticut score, then your posting time. I'll post the rankings for each of the subscores as well.
      User                    Senate           House              Connecticut       Scores
	                      D   R    I       D    R     I       D   R   I         Sen   House  Conn.

 1)   sergeant sandwich       49  49   2       228  207   0       34  10  52        0      4     8.0
 2)   taosbat                 49  49   2       225  210   0       42  11  47        0     10     6.0
 3)   gimonca                 49  49   2       235  200   0       41  14  45        0     10     10.0
 4)   raf                     49  49   2       236  199   0       40  14  46        0     12     8.0
 5)   gsteff                  49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     16     8.0
 6)   team lowkey             49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     16     8.0
 7)   fishfucker              49  49   2       222  213   0       42  12  44        0     16     10.0
 8)   dances_with_sneetches   49  49   2       221  212   0       41  14  44        0     16     11.0
 9)   mister_a                49  49   2       222  213   0       40  16  44        0     16     12.0
10)   mdonley                 49  49   2       219  216   0       46   6  48        0     22     12.0
11)   box                     49  49   2       218  217   0       42   6  50        0     24     6.0
12)   j-urb                   49  49   1       220  215   0       42  10  46        1     20     6.0
13)   stemlot                 48  50   2       230  205   0       42   7  51        2      0     6.0
14)   smackfu                 50  49   1       230  204   1       42  10  48        2      2     4.0
15)   norm111                 49  50   1       231  204   0       45   7  47        2      2     11.0
16)   XQUZYPHYR               49  50   1       229  206   0       44  14  40        2      2     18.0
17)   empath                  49  50   1       230  208   0       44  16  40        2      3     20.0
18)   isocahedral             48  50   2       228  207   0       42  14  44        2      4     12.0
19)   rbellon                 50  48   2       228  207   0       46  11  42        2      4     15.0
20)   saucy intruder          50  49   1       229  209   0       44  13  43        2      5     14.0
21)   lackutrol               50  48   2       226  209   0       40  12  48        2      8     4.0
22)   richardp                48  50   2       234  201   0       41  14  44        2      8     11.0
23)   earbucket               48  50   2       225  210   0       41  10  49        2     10     2.0
24)   ibmcginty               49  50   1       225  210   0       35  10  45        2     10     10.0
25)   plutor                  49  50   1       235  200   0       46   5  49        2     10     12.0
26)   dejah420                50  48   2       225  208   2       47  10  43        2     10     14.0
27)   ruelle                  49  50   1       223  212   0       39  10  41        2     14     10.0
28)   whatnot                 49  50   1       223  212   0       45  18  37        2     14     26.0
29)   dw                      48  50   2       222  213   0       42  10  48        2     16     4.0
30)   madamjujujive           50  48   2       239  196   0       41  12  47        2     18     6.0
31)   edgeways                49  50   1       221  214   0       46   8  45        2     18     13.0
32)   brina                   48  50   2       219  214   0       46   7  47        2     20     12.0
33)   deadmessenger           48  50   2       220  215   0       43  14  42        2     20     14.1
34)   scottreynen             50  49   1       240  195   0       41  18  40        2     20     19.0
35)   krrrlson                48  50   2       219  216   0       41   8  50        2     22     3.0
36)   cunninglinguist         48  50   2       242  193   0       45   6  49        2     24     10.0
37)   jmoz                    49  50   1       218  217   0       44  17  39        2     24     22.0
38)   skorgu                  48  50   2       196  239   0       41  17  42        2     68     16.0
39)   winston                 50  49   1       266  168   1       38  20  42        2     74     20.0
40)   ironmouth               50  48   1       235  200   0       42   5  47        3     10     10.0
41)   scrump                  51  48   1       234  201   0       44  12  43        4      8     12.8
42)   zhivota                 51  49   0       224  209   2       44  10  44        4     12     10.1
43)   kwantsar                47  51   2       223  212   0       40  12  46        4     14     6.0
44)   rumple                  51  48   1       222  213   0       43  17  40        4     16     20.0
45)   x_3mta3                 48  51   1       222  213   0       44  15  39        4     16     20.0
46)   demogorgon              47  51   2       221  214   0       38  15  42        4     18     15.0
47)   amberglow               48  51   1       219  214   0       45   8  47        4     20     10.0
48)   amizu                   48  51   1       220  215   0       46  12  42        4     20     16.0
49)   kickstart70             47  51   2       220  215   0       49   6  45        4     20     18.0
50)   sksp                    51  48   1       224  221   0       41  13  46        4     22     8.0
51)   mcd                     48  51   1       218  217   0       41  10  49        4     24     2.0
52)   johnnygunn              47  51   2       217  218   0       43   5  52        4     26     10.0
53)   hangashore              48  51   1       215  220   0       43  11  46        4     30     8.0
54)   beagle                  47  51   2       215  220   0       44   9  47        4     30     8.0
55)   drezdn                  51  47   2       215  220   0       35  20  45        4     30     20.0
56)   french fry              51  49   0       230  235   0       17  21  16        4     30     68.0
57)   jefbla                  52  47   2       227  208   0       42  15  41        5      6     16.4
58)   cholly                  52  47   1       234  210   1       41  12  47        6     10     6.0
59)   spaltavian              46  52   2       221  214   0       40  16  44        6     18     12.0
60)   mediareport             46  52   2       219  216   0       38  10  49        6     22     3.0
61)   davejay                 53  45   2       220  215   0       50  10  40        8     20     20.0
62)   casconed                45  69   0       225  240   0       49  12  40       26     40     21.0

posted by gsteff at 7:43 AM on November 8, 2006


The outcome of the VA senate race won't be known for weeks, it seems, but it seems clear that the Webb will win the initial count, which is what I'll go with.
posted by gsteff at 7:44 AM on November 8, 2006


Some house races are still uncertain, of course, but given that the Dems won at least 227, they won't affect sergeant sandwich's position.
posted by gsteff at 7:45 AM on November 8, 2006


I'd like to say that I'm glad my predictions didn't come true.
posted by drezdn at 7:53 AM on November 8, 2006


That ranking uses a House outcome of 230/205/0. If you use only races CNN has called as of now (227/195/0) the results are:
      User                    Senate           House              Connecticut       Scores
                              D   R    I       D    R     I       D   R   I         Sen   House  Conn.

 1)   sergeant sandwich       49  49   2       228  207   0       34  10  52        0     13     8.0
 2)   raf                     49  49   2       236  199   0       40  14  46        0     13     8.0
 3)   gimonca                 49  49   2       235  200   0       41  14  45        0     13     10.0
 4)   taosbat                 49  49   2       225  210   0       42  11  47        0     17     6.0
 5)   gsteff                  49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     23     8.0
 6)   team lowkey             49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     23     8.0
 7)   fishfucker              49  49   2       222  213   0       42  12  44        0     23     10.0
 8)   dances_with_sneetches   49  49   2       221  212   0       41  14  44        0     23     11.0
 9)   mister_a                49  49   2       222  213   0       40  16  44        0     23     12.0
10)   mdonley                 49  49   2       219  216   0       46   6  48        0     29     12.0
11)   box                     49  49   2       218  217   0       42   6  50        0     31     6.0
12)   j-urb                   49  49   1       220  215   0       42  10  46        1     27     6.0
13)   smackfu                 50  49   1       230  204   1       42  10  48        2     13     4.0
14)   madamjujujive           50  48   2       239  196   0       41  12  47        2     13     6.0
15)   stemlot                 48  50   2       230  205   0       42   7  51        2     13     6.0
16)   richardp                48  50   2       234  201   0       41  14  44        2     13     11.0
17)   norm111                 49  50   1       231  204   0       45   7  47        2     13     11.0
18)   isocahedral             48  50   2       228  207   0       42  14  44        2     13     12.0
19)   plutor                  49  50   1       235  200   0       46   5  49        2     13     12.0
20)   rbellon                 50  48   2       228  207   0       46  11  42        2     13     15.0
21)   XQUZYPHYR               49  50   1       229  206   0       44  14  40        2     13     18.0
22)   scottreynen             50  49   1       240  195   0       41  18  40        2     13     19.0
23)   lackutrol               50  48   2       226  209   0       40  12  48        2     15     4.0
24)   saucy intruder          50  49   1       229  209   0       44  13  43        2     16     14.0
25)   empath                  49  50   1       230  208   0       44  16  40        2     16     20.0
26)   earbucket               48  50   2       225  210   0       41  10  49        2     17     2.0
27)   cunninglinguist         48  50   2       242  193   0       45   6  49        2     17     10.0
28)   ibmcginty               49  50   1       225  210   0       35  10  45        2     17     10.0
29)   dejah420                50  48   2       225  208   2       47  10  43        2     17     14.0
30)   ruelle                  49  50   1       223  212   0       39  10  41        2     21     10.0
31)   whatnot                 49  50   1       223  212   0       45  18  37        2     21     26.0
32)   dw                      48  50   2       222  213   0       42  10  48        2     23     4.0
33)   edgeways                49  50   1       221  214   0       46   8  45        2     25     13.0
34)   brina                   48  50   2       219  214   0       46   7  47        2     27     12.0
35)   deadmessenger           48  50   2       220  215   0       43  14  42        2     27     14.1
36)   krrrlson                48  50   2       219  216   0       41   8  50        2     29     3.0
37)   jmoz                    49  50   1       218  217   0       44  17  39        2     31     22.0
38)   winston                 50  49   1       266  168   1       38  20  42        2     67     20.0
39)   skorgu                  48  50   2       196  239   0       41  17  42        2     75     16.0
40)   ironmouth               50  48   1       235  200   0       42   5  47        3     13     10.0
41)   scrump                  51  48   1       234  201   0       44  12  43        4     13     12.8
42)   zhivota                 51  49   0       224  209   2       44  10  44        4     19     10.1
43)   kwantsar                47  51   2       223  212   0       40  12  46        4     21     6.0
44)   rumple                  51  48   1       222  213   0       43  17  40        4     23     20.0
45)   x_3mta3                 48  51   1       222  213   0       44  15  39        4     23     20.0
46)   demogorgon              47  51   2       221  214   0       38  15  42        4     25     15.0
47)   amberglow               48  51   1       219  214   0       45   8  47        4     27     10.0
48)   amizu                   48  51   1       220  215   0       46  12  42        4     27     16.0
49)   kickstart70             47  51   2       220  215   0       49   6  45        4     27     18.0
50)   sksp                    51  48   1       224  221   0       41  13  46        4     29     8.0
51)   mcd                     48  51   1       218  217   0       41  10  49        4     31     2.0
52)   johnnygunn              47  51   2       217  218   0       43   5  52        4     33     10.0
53)   hangashore              48  51   1       215  220   0       43  11  46        4     37     8.0
54)   beagle                  47  51   2       215  220   0       44   9  47        4     37     8.0
55)   drezdn                  51  47   2       215  220   0       35  20  45        4     37     20.0
56)   french fry              51  49   0       230  235   0       17  21  16        4     43     68.0
57)   jefbla                  52  47   2       227  208   0       42  15  41        5     13     16.4
58)   cholly                  52  47   1       234  210   1       41  12  47        6     23     6.0
59)   spaltavian              46  52   2       221  214   0       40  16  44        6     25     12.0
60)   mediareport             46  52   2       219  216   0       38  10  49        6     29     3.0
61)   davejay                 53  45   2       220  215   0       50  10  40        8     27     20.0
62)   casconed                45  69   0       225  240   0       49  12  40       26     47     21.0
If you use that score to rank people purely by their House predictions (and the order that they posted), the results are:
      User                    Senate           House              Connecticut       Scores
                              D   R    I       D    R     I       D   R   I         Sen   House  Conn.

 1)   isocahedral             48  50   2       228  207   0       42  14  44        2     13     12.0
 2)   plutor                  49  50   1       235  200   0       46   5  49        2     13     12.0
 3)   richardp                48  50   2       234  201   0       41  14  44        2     13     11.0
 4)   scrump                  51  48   1       234  201   0       44  12  43        4     13     12.8
 5)   ironmouth               50  48   1       235  200   0       42   5  47        3     13     10.0
 6)   jefbla                  52  47   2       227  208   0       42  15  41        5     13     16.4
 7)   scottreynen             50  49   1       240  195   0       41  18  40        2     13     19.0
 8)   XQUZYPHYR               49  50   1       229  206   0       44  14  40        2     13     18.0
 9)   rbellon                 50  48   2       228  207   0       46  11  42        2     13     15.0
10)   madamjujujive           50  48   2       239  196   0       41  12  47        2     13     6.0
11)   sergeant sandwich       49  49   2       228  207   0       34  10  52        0     13     8.0
12)   smackfu                 50  49   1       230  204   1       42  10  48        2     13     4.0
13)   raf                     49  49   2       236  199   0       40  14  46        0     13     8.0
14)   gimonca                 49  49   2       235  200   0       41  14  45        0     13     10.0
15)   norm111                 49  50   1       231  204   0       45   7  47        2     13     11.0
16)   stemlot                 48  50   2       230  205   0       42   7  51        2     13     6.0
17)   lackutrol               50  48   2       226  209   0       40  12  48        2     15     4.0
18)   saucy intruder          50  49   1       229  209   0       44  13  43        2     16     14.0
19)   empath                  49  50   1       230  208   0       44  16  40        2     16     20.0
20)   dejah420                50  48   2       225  208   2       47  10  43        2     17     14.0
21)   earbucket               48  50   2       225  210   0       41  10  49        2     17     2.0
22)   cunninglinguist         48  50   2       242  193   0       45   6  49        2     17     10.0
23)   ibmcginty               49  50   1       225  210   0       35  10  45        2     17     10.0
24)   taosbat                 49  49   2       225  210   0       42  11  47        0     17     6.0
25)   zhivota                 51  49   0       224  209   2       44  10  44        4     19     10.1
26)   whatnot                 49  50   1       223  212   0       45  18  37        2     21     26.0
27)   kwantsar                47  51   2       223  212   0       40  12  46        4     21     6.0
28)   ruelle                  49  50   1       223  212   0       39  10  41        2     21     10.0
29)   gsteff                  49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     23     8.0
30)   fishfucker              49  49   2       222  213   0       42  12  44        0     23     10.0
31)   team lowkey             49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     23     8.0
32)   mister_a                49  49   2       222  213   0       40  16  44        0     23     12.0
33)   rumple                  51  48   1       222  213   0       43  17  40        4     23     20.0
34)   cholly                  52  47   1       234  210   1       41  12  47        6     23     6.0
35)   x_3mta3                 48  51   1       222  213   0       44  15  39        4     23     20.0
36)   dances_with_sneetches   49  49   2       221  212   0       41  14  44        0     23     11.0
37)   dw                      48  50   2       222  213   0       42  10  48        2     23     4.0
38)   edgeways                49  50   1       221  214   0       46   8  45        2     25     13.0
39)   spaltavian              46  52   2       221  214   0       40  16  44        6     25     12.0
40)   demogorgon              47  51   2       221  214   0       38  15  42        4     25     15.0
41)   kickstart70             47  51   2       220  215   0       49   6  45        4     27     18.0
42)   brina                   48  50   2       219  214   0       46   7  47        2     27     12.0
43)   deadmessenger           48  50   2       220  215   0       43  14  42        2     27     14.1
44)   amizu                   48  51   1       220  215   0       46  12  42        4     27     16.0
45)   amberglow               48  51   1       219  214   0       45   8  47        4     27     10.0
46)   davejay                 53  45   2       220  215   0       50  10  40        8     27     20.0
47)   j-urb                   49  49   1       220  215   0       42  10  46        1     27     6.0
48)   mdonley                 49  49   2       219  216   0       46   6  48        0     29     12.0
49)   sksp                    51  48   1       224  221   0       41  13  46        4     29     8.0
50)   krrrlson                48  50   2       219  216   0       41   8  50        2     29     3.0
51)   mediareport             46  52   2       219  216   0       38  10  49        6     29     3.0
52)   mcd                     48  51   1       218  217   0       41  10  49        4     31     2.0
53)   jmoz                    49  50   1       218  217   0       44  17  39        2     31     22.0
54)   box                     49  49   2       218  217   0       42   6  50        0     31     6.0
55)   johnnygunn              47  51   2       217  218   0       43   5  52        4     33     10.0
56)   drezdn                  51  47   2       215  220   0       35  20  45        4     37     20.0
57)   hangashore              48  51   1       215  220   0       43  11  46        4     37     8.0
58)   beagle                  47  51   2       215  220   0       44   9  47        4     37     8.0
59)   french fry              51  49   0       230  235   0       17  21  16        4     43     68.0
60)   casconed                45  69   0       225  240   0       49  12  40       26     47     21.0
61)   winston                 50  49   1       266  168   1       38  20  42        2     67     20.0
62)   skorgu                  48  50   2       196  239   0       41  17  42        2     75     16.0
And if you rank people purely by their Connecticut score, the results are:
      User                    Senate           House              Connecticut       Scores
                              D   R    I       D    R     I       D   R   I         Sen   House  Conn.

 1)   earbucket               48  50   2       225  210   0       41  10  49        2     17     2.0
 2)   mcd                     48  51   1       218  217   0       41  10  49        4     31     2.0
 3)   krrrlson                48  50   2       219  216   0       41   8  50        2     29     3.0
 4)   mediareport             46  52   2       219  216   0       38  10  49        6     29     3.0
 5)   lackutrol               50  48   2       226  209   0       40  12  48        2     15     4.0
 6)   smackfu                 50  49   1       230  204   1       42  10  48        2     13     4.0
 7)   dw                      48  50   2       222  213   0       42  10  48        2     23     4.0
 8)   taosbat                 49  49   2       225  210   0       42  11  47        0     17     6.0
 9)   cholly                  52  47   1       234  210   1       41  12  47        6     23     6.0
10)   madamjujujive           50  48   2       239  196   0       41  12  47        2     13     6.0
11)   kwantsar                47  51   2       223  212   0       40  12  46        4     21     6.0
12)   box                     49  49   2       218  217   0       42   6  50        0     31     6.0
13)   j-urb                   49  49   1       220  215   0       42  10  46        1     27     6.0
14)   stemlot                 48  50   2       230  205   0       42   7  51        2     13     6.0
15)   gsteff                  49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     23     8.0
16)   team lowkey             49  49   2       222  213   0       42  11  45        0     23     8.0
17)   hangashore              48  51   1       215  220   0       43  11  46        4     37     8.0
18)   sksp                    51  48   1       224  221   0       41  13  46        4     29     8.0
19)   beagle                  47  51   2       215  220   0       44   9  47        4     37     8.0
20)   sergeant sandwich       49  49   2       228  207   0       34  10  52        0     13     8.0
21)   raf                     49  49   2       236  199   0       40  14  46        0     13     8.0
22)   fishfucker              49  49   2       222  213   0       42  12  44        0     23     10.0
23)   cunninglinguist         48  50   2       242  193   0       45   6  49        2     17     10.0
24)   johnnygunn              47  51   2       217  218   0       43   5  52        4     33     10.0
25)   ibmcginty               49  50   1       225  210   0       35  10  45        2     17     10.0
26)   ironmouth               50  48   1       235  200   0       42   5  47        3     13     10.0
27)   amberglow               48  51   1       219  214   0       45   8  47        4     27     10.0
28)   ruelle                  49  50   1       223  212   0       39  10  41        2     21     10.0
29)   gimonca                 49  49   2       235  200   0       41  14  45        0     13     10.0
30)   zhivota                 51  49   0       224  209   2       44  10  44        4     19     10.1
31)   richardp                48  50   2       234  201   0       41  14  44        2     13     11.0
32)   dances_with_sneetches   49  49   2       221  212   0       41  14  44        0     23     11.0
33)   norm111                 49  50   1       231  204   0       45   7  47        2     13     11.0
34)   isocahedral             48  50   2       228  207   0       42  14  44        2     13     12.0
35)   brina                   48  50   2       219  214   0       46   7  47        2     27     12.0
36)   plutor                  49  50   1       235  200   0       46   5  49        2     13     12.0
37)   mdonley                 49  49   2       219  216   0       46   6  48        0     29     12.0
38)   mister_a                49  49   2       222  213   0       40  16  44        0     23     12.0
39)   spaltavian              46  52   2       221  214   0       40  16  44        6     25     12.0
40)   scrump                  51  48   1       234  201   0       44  12  43        4     13     12.8
41)   edgeways                49  50   1       221  214   0       46   8  45        2     25     13.0
42)   dejah420                50  48   2       225  208   2       47  10  43        2     17     14.0
43)   saucy intruder          50  49   1       229  209   0       44  13  43        2     16     14.0
44)   deadmessenger           48  50   2       220  215   0       43  14  42        2     27     14.1
45)   rbellon                 50  48   2       228  207   0       46  11  42        2     13     15.0
46)   demogorgon              47  51   2       221  214   0       38  15  42        4     25     15.0
47)   amizu                   48  51   1       220  215   0       46  12  42        4     27     16.0
48)   skorgu                  48  50   2       196  239   0       41  17  42        2     75     16.0
49)   jefbla                  52  47   2       227  208   0       42  15  41        5     13     16.4
50)   kickstart70             47  51   2       220  215   0       49   6  45        4     27     18.0
51)   XQUZYPHYR               49  50   1       229  206   0       44  14  40        2     13     18.0
52)   scottreynen             50  49   1       240  195   0       41  18  40        2     13     19.0
53)   empath                  49  50   1       230  208   0       44  16  40        2     16     20.0
54)   drezdn                  51  47   2       215  220   0       35  20  45        4     37     20.0
55)   rumple                  51  48   1       222  213   0       43  17  40        4     23     20.0
56)   winston                 50  49   1       266  168   1       38  20  42        2     67     20.0
57)   x_3mta3                 48  51   1       222  213   0       44  15  39        4     23     20.0
58)   davejay                 53  45   2       220  215   0       50  10  40        8     27     20.0
59)   casconed                45  69   0       225  240   0       49  12  40       26     47     21.0
60)   jmoz                    49  50   1       218  217   0       44  17  39        2     31     22.0
61)   whatnot                 49  50   1       223  212   0       45  18  37        2     21     26.0
62)   french fry              51  49   0       230  235   0       17  21  16        4     43     68.0
posted by gsteff at 7:53 AM on November 8, 2006


And congrats Sarge!
posted by drezdn at 7:53 AM on November 8, 2006


huh, I guess it really is official.
posted by gubo at 8:15 AM on November 8, 2006


Who knew there were TWO independents in the Senate? Damn you Bernie Sanders.
posted by smackfu at 8:15 AM on November 8, 2006


1. Congrats Sarge!
2. Reverse congrats to my brother for surrealizing his way to the bottom of the CT race. Portland: we do politics different.
3. gsteff, I may be telling you something you already know, but if you haven't already you can totally pre-order those CDs right now. Be a few weeks before they're out, yet, but maybe that's what you were getting at when you said "available".
posted by cortex at 8:17 AM on November 8, 2006


45 democrat and .... 69 republican senators?

did we add some states?
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 8:39 AM on November 8, 2006


45 democrat and .... 69 republican senators?

did we add some states?


In a strange turn of events, a diebold machine counted ballots in Windsor, Ontario, based on the orders at the local Tim Horton's coffee shop.

Congratulations, Senator Boston Creme.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 8:52 AM on November 8, 2006 [3 favorites]


I, for one, welcome our new Canadian coffee-shop overlords.
posted by languagehat at 9:02 AM on November 8, 2006


I note that my prediction is not on the final tally.

I DEMAND A RECOUNT.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:13 AM on November 8, 2006


Yikes, sorry crash. Your scores were:
Senate: 4
House (230/205/0): 24
House (227/195/0): 31
Connecticut: 18.0

If anyone would like the dataset, or for some other calculations to be run, just ask.
posted by gsteff at 9:40 AM on November 8, 2006


and I'll arrange to get the prize of two MetaFilter Compilation Albums delivered to you (once they're available).

Copies the compilation?

Maybe a copy of Duke Nukem Forever, too?

i keed, i keed.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:53 AM on November 8, 2006


"And the winner of the 2006 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is..."

...America.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:54 AM on November 8, 2006 [2 favorites]


smackfu: "Who knew there were TWO independents in the Senate? Damn you Bernie Sanders."

Spoken like a true Connecticut-ican.
posted by Plutor at 11:04 AM on November 8, 2006


yeah - 45/69. I saw that after I posted and couldn't figure out where i did the math incorrectly. granted, i was obviously NOT trying to win but you'd think i could AT LEAST get the proper number of senators, yanno?
posted by casconed at 11:10 AM on November 8, 2006


wow! the only way this day gets any better is if some playmates were to come parachuting in from the sky!

to be honest i think it's early yet to be calling the races in MT/VA decided, so if there turn out to be any last-minute vote recount shenanigans, i'm happy to defer to whatever the final outcome turns out to be.

at any rate, thanks for a fun contest, gsteff.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 1:18 PM on November 8, 2006


Man, I completely underestimated the JOEmentum. Congratulations, Mr. Sandwich.
posted by whatnot at 1:19 PM on November 8, 2006


I DEMAND A RECOUNT.

Damned electronic voting! sergeant sandwich totally hacked this thing with his nanomanipulator.
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posted by Chuckles at 2:08 PM on November 8, 2006


Damn arbitrary selection!

*salutes sarge*

Someone remind me to copy the numbers of someone who actually knows what is going on next time.
posted by cholly at 2:14 PM on November 8, 2006


I like the first list best, #2!

*Beams*
posted by taosbat at 2:40 PM on November 8, 2006


On the whole, I'm so glad to have been so wrong. Cheers to Sarge, and most of all to gsteff for putting the whole thing together.
posted by hangashore at 4:41 PM on November 8, 2006


wow! the only way this day gets any better is if some playmates were to come parachuting in from the sky!

I think Harold Ford may have some campaign funds left over...
posted by gimonca at 5:25 PM on November 8, 2006


I'm so glad to have been so wrong

Yeah, me too.
posted by mediareport at 8:41 PM on November 8, 2006


You know 10 seats are still in question, right?
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:38 PM on November 9, 2006


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