Now that Florida has finished counting votes (always a challenge for us), the 2012 presidential election results
are 332 electoral votes for Obama and 206 for Romney -- barring faithless electors. The popular vote is 50.6% Obama, 47.9% Romney and 1.5% other. The Nate Silver Medal for Political Prognostication goes to JKevinKing
. J. Kevin was one of 15 people to tie for first in the electoral half of the contest with a perfect prediction. He finished third in the popular vote half, ahead of I am the Walrus
who tied for ninth. The $50 Threadless
gift certificate and life-size cardboard Joe Biden
are on the way to JKevinKing as soon as I send them. Please keep Joe in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. [more inside]
posted by rcade
on Nov 12, 2012 -
have already weighed in. Now it's your turn in MetaFilter's (mostly) quadrennial presidential prediction contest. The winner will receive a $50 Threadless
gift certificate and a life-size cardboard Joe Biden
. To enter, predict the percentage of the vote that President Obama, Mitt Romney and Everybody Else will receive and the number of electoral votes that Obama, Romney and Everybody Else will receive. Entries must be submitted before Dixville Notch, N.H., reports its vote early Tuesday morning. [more inside]
posted by rcade
on Nov 5, 2012 -
What's the plan for US Election Day? Is there going to be one thread continuously updated with the election results or a bunch of them. Conversely, will there be no talk of the 2012 election at all? Do the mods have the day off and will the site be inactive?
posted by Renoroc
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I guess Ironmouth is accusing Trurl of being Joe Beese in these 2
comments? Whether it's true or not, it's a shitty way to engage people in the thread.
posted by empath
on Jun 20, 2011 -
this is just to say that I thought the deletion of this post
was on the whole spot on about the quality of the post, but i still think that the discussion/thread that was generated from the post perhaps was good enough to outshine the fact that the post lacks the due diligence of a metafilter front page post. [more inside]
posted by localhuman
on Sep 9, 2009 -
You know what I love? The fact that Obama is now the president of the US. You know what I don't
love? The fact that he also appears to be the president of the front page of the blue. [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Jan 22, 2009 -
Any MeFites want to get together on Tuesday the 20th in the SF bay area and celebrate the day together? Preferably near a media source? And beverages?
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 16, 2009 -
Just out of curiousity, tomorrow, there's going to be about five million, four hundred thousand, six hundred fifty-two attempts to write a "first black President" FPP. Do the mods have any specific plans, or is it going to be whomever jumps the gun first? And are you guys going to be able to enjoy the festivities, or are you going to be too busy deleting everyone's massively respawning dupes? ;-)
posted by WCityMike
on Nov 3, 2008 -
Obama is expected to announce his VP choice tomorrow via text message to the masses. Dozens, or perhaps hundreds, even thousands, of mefites will be notified of the selection all at the very same instant. Several of them may want to make the first crappy post on the subject. Shall we let this happen? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas
on Aug 22, 2008 -
Not sure if (justifiable) politicsfilter objections trump history in the making, but I don't know whether this merits an FPP or not. Hence it seems legit for MetaTalk, even if only to get a moderator to rule on whether we can have what I think will be an FPP comment thread for the ages.
But dammit, Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan immigrant and a Kansas farm girl, is about to be the nominee of the Democratic party for president of the US of Doggone A
, and it is a moment worthy of of being marked and reflected upon for many in this community, I am sure, regardless of our political commitments.
posted by fourcheesemac
on Jun 3, 2008 -
Hmm. I thought the WWII Post/Obama
post was interesting and don't see the excessiveness GYOBness. What's that all about?
posted by Artw
on May 29, 2008 -
Should we FPP the Obama speech? Some debate here
On the one hand it seems like it would be doomed to deletion as we have two open Obama related threads.
On the other hand it's a really big deal, and (IMHO) rises above NewsFilter into Best Of The Web because it's such an incredibly good speech. Also those other threads are way below the fold.
posted by Artw
on Mar 18, 2008 -
So... I was doing some research online regarding the whole Obama/Rezko real estate issue re: Obama's house, the lot next door which Rezko bought, etc. As a result of my research, I have located Obama's house on Google Maps, which actually has overhead and *VERY* zoomable street-level views of the whole area. I've also checked Zillow, which shows all the nearby property prices. This information is new and very revealing, in that it suggests that Obama might have even slightly overpaid for his house, and that Rezko bought a potentially very profitable piece of real estate.
But there are some issues involved, as you may have guessed... [more inside]
posted by markkraft
on Mar 17, 2008 -
which raised the issue of fears among some in the African-American electorate that Barack Obama would not be safe as president. The thread was shut down for reasons of WTF. Not exactly sure what the problem was, and I was disappointed, as I had recently heard about this and was hoping the thread would shed some light on the issue. This NYT article
would be a good starting point for discussion.
posted by flotson
on Jan 6, 2008 -
So, if this
is election minutiae, is this
? And can we assume that a ElectionFilter FPP formulated like this
posted by dw
on Jan 20, 2007 -