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Old November 8, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Default US Midterm Election Results

Well.. pretty interesting things happening already. Bush is on live-press conference right now.. with result of only one state left to be declared.

No one is interested to discuss?
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Old November 8, 2006, 01:44 PM
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.... and now I am feeling soo good that I voted for Webb and made sure my friend and his wife also vote this time. My guess they voted for for Webb also. And that counts for 3 votes in a tightly contested Senate election between Allen (Rep) and Webb (Dem). Right now Webb is ahead by close to 7000 votes i.e. 0.3% vote. If Dem get this Senate seat, DEM will be the majority in the Senate.

and.... Ram Chagol is gone !!!!!
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Old November 8, 2006, 01:50 PM
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The press conference (live on TV) just finished and Bush looked pretty uneasy and at some points quite silly. Loved the looks on face.. so many times it looked like crude BD politicians! :P
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Old November 8, 2006, 01:56 PM
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1st Muslim elected (from Minnesota) in US Congress.
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Old November 8, 2006, 02:06 PM
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.... and now I am feeling soo good that I voted for Webb and made sure my friend and his wife also vote this time. My guess they voted for for Webb also. And that counts for 3 votes in a tightly contested Senate election between Allen (Rep) and Webb (Dem). Right now Webb is ahead by close to 7000 votes i.e. 0.3% vote. If Dem get this Senate seat, DEM will be the majority in the Senate.

and.... Ram Chagol is gone !!!!!
Good going Fazal, your vote did make the difference. I think the dems bagged it in Virginina, and the control of the Senete. So, today, the GOP:

Lost control of the house
Lost control of the senate
Lost the Governor's race by a large margin
Getting a woman as the house speaker
Lost the idiot Rummy.

Well, if you ask me, that's a bona fide revolution ! Shows just HOW BAD the republicans have to do for the demis to win one. Pathetic.
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Old November 8, 2006, 02:11 PM
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Agree with the pathetic bit. The revolution is not yet over, perhaps
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Old November 8, 2006, 02:19 PM
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Old November 8, 2006, 02:49 PM
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Cheney begins prison terms!! Thank you Zunaid bhai. That made my day.
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Old November 8, 2006, 03:18 PM
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Still it's not over yet...if the senate gets 50:50 Dick will put his to make it 51 for Rep.
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Old November 8, 2006, 04:00 PM
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Still it's not over yet...if the senate gets 50:50 Dick will put his to make it 51 for Rep.
Technically, its not over, but I think theoritically its over. According to Wiki, as of right now 99.88 percent votes has been counted. And if my calculation is not wrong, that is 2841 votes has not been counted yet (turnout: 2,367,488). And look at the figures:

Democratic James H. Webb 1,173,160 49.55%

Republican George F. Allen (incumbent) 1,165,751 49.24%
The difference is 7409. Given that even if Allen gets all the rest of the votes, he is still down by about 4568 votes. I think that is safe enough. We have a 51-50 majority here for the dems.

By the way, I voted for the first time in my life yesterday.
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Old November 8, 2006, 04:51 PM
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I am not sure why but feels like eid eid today. All I see is sad face around me. Wonder who voted for the winners here in MO???
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Old November 8, 2006, 06:01 PM
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I hope you guys understand that this politics is not like AL/BNP politics, Dem and Rep have totally different approach on economy, social structure, job market etc. Though nobody know what will come, you could not be 100% happy that all things will get better or even it was way better before 1994.
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Old November 8, 2006, 06:40 PM
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Definitely very happy. I was kinda surprised that this thread was not opened earlier.

Let's see how the democrats perform... an any case, the next two years will be pretty tough for Bush. The Democrats need to provide a real vision now, so far they are riding on anti-Iraq, sex and corruption scandals.

I am surprised that so many people here can vote in the US elections. Do you guys have dual citizenship? I heard that if you become a US citizen, then you have to give up your BD passport.
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Old November 8, 2006, 07:24 PM
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good news indeed. expecting a sth better from the democrats. Well it has to be sth better, the chhagol didnt leave anything worse to happen.....
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Old November 8, 2006, 07:37 PM
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congrats to all the first time (and nth time) voters...lets hope our votes count
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Old November 8, 2006, 09:34 PM
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congrats to all the first time (and nth time) voters...lets hope our votes count
You can't vote for a few more birthdays yet, can you Al Furqaan?
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Old November 8, 2006, 09:52 PM
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What goes around comes around. Sad it took 8 years to sink in to American brains that they voted for the wrong guy.
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So who's the macacca now?

Snotty Allen and his purgatory bound chums have come down crash landing.
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Old November 9, 2006, 01:15 AM
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You can't vote for a few more birthdays yet, can you Al Furqaan?
Those elections dont mean a thing. Maybe for Americans it does but for people who live out side and suffer from US foreign policies, its all the same. Republicans-Democrats, Bush-Kerry all want and do the same thing, oil, protect Israel, etc.

Its just that get things done differently which puts them at odds.
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Old November 9, 2006, 01:16 AM
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You can't vote for a few more birthdays yet, can you Al Furqaan?
bhai, kothai asen? i am almost 24, many of my classmates voted in 2000 tho i was just shy of the required 18 years of life experience.
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Old November 9, 2006, 05:37 AM
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So who's the macacca now?

Snotty Allen and his purgatory bound chums have come down crash landing.
Love that vocabulary...
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Old December 14, 2006, 08:39 PM
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Hell ya...we will see new drama now as Dem Senator won't be able to represent...
Dick will decided the majority!!! I love republicans' way of playing games!!!
What a timing, who knows the "truth" behind this 'tragedy'. I hope he gets better and keeps the Senate to Dem!
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