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Old 11-02-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Here's a bi-partisan guess question for you. At what time on Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning do you think CNN and Fox News will be able to call the winner?

And, what time are you willing to stay up to, in order to find out?

(say what time zone you are in)
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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New Hampshire, Virginia polls close at 7PMET, In Ohio 7:30PMET. Those three states are all we need to know. I'd guess by 10PM this will done.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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I'll go to bed at the regular time (between 9:00-9:30 pm CST) unless something really profound is happening. I'm not one to fret over what happens.

If the guy I voted for wins, I'll wake up and the world will continue on Wednesday.

If the guy I didn't vote for wins, I'll wake up and the world will continue on Wednesday. (My mood may be different, but there won't be anything I can do about the outcome... so why worry about it?).
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I'm always up until 3 AM EST. That probably won't change on election night. Considering they are talking about having to count ballets by hand in the hurricane ravished areas, we might not know the outcome of the election for days.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Here's a bi-partisan guess question for you. At what time on Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning do you think CNN and Fox News will be able to call the winner?

And, what time are you willing to stay up to, in order to find out?

(say what time zone you are in)
CST, here in Chicago.

I get up for work before 6 a.m., so I'll probably sit in front of the TV until 1 a.m. at the latest. I think the results will be in before then, though. Enough to know who wins the Presidency. No other controversial contests where I live, so no burning desire to 'have to' know local/state results.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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Until it's called or I happen to doze off. Mountain Standard Time here.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:47 AM
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I'll go to bed at the regular time (between 9:00-9:30 pm CST) unless something really profound is happening. I'm not one to fret over what happens.

If the guy I voted for wins, I'll wake up and the world will continue on Wednesday.

If the guy I didn't vote for wins, I'll wake up and the world will continue on Wednesday. (My mood may be different, but there won't be anything I can do about the outcome... so why worry about it?).

That is the way I feel. Plus, I actually have to arise Wednesday morning and go to work. Regardless of the outcome, work continues.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: New England
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I'll probably stay up until about 10pm Eastern. That's my usual time.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: West Egg
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Here's a bi-partisan guess question for you. At what time on Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning do you think CNN and Fox News will be able to call the winner?

And, what time are you willing to stay up to, in order to find out?

(say what time zone you are in)
By 7:00pm CST, the polls will have closed in Virginia, Oio and Florida. All of those states will proably be called by 8:00pm CST. With that, we'll probably know the winner,.

If not, the last of the swing states closes their polls at 9:00pm CST (Nevada).

95% chance that by 10:00pm CST the race will have been called by every media outlet.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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I like to stay up as late as I can make it, especially if it's not obvious who the winner is, and sometimes even if it is, it's interesting to watch the other side melt down. I usually arrange not to work the next day so I can sleep. But I just realized I made a dentist appt for 9:30 am on Wednesday. Don't know how I am going to stay up all night and then make it to the dentist at 9:30 and be coherent.
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