Something Is Weird In Ohio
Fox called Ohio for Bush hours ago. NBC has also called it for Bush. Bush's lead is holding at about 120,000. The cable news networks are talking about the provisional ballots in Ohio. BUT NO ONE IS MENTIONING THAT NOT A SINGLE PRECINCT IS REPORTING FROM THE 6TH AND 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS!
The Democratic candidates for the house in the 2002 midterms rolled up a 130,000 vote margin over their Republican opponents. There is every reason to believe that Kerry will emerge with a 150,000 to 175,000 margin in these two districts, because (i) the two Democratic candidates in these districts are UNOPPOSED this year, and (ii) turnout will be significantly higher in this presidential election year than it was in the 2002 midterms.
I have not heard a single news commentator or reporter mention the 6th and 11th districts or the huge Kerry swing that will occur when these two districts report.
I am predicting right now that Kerry will win Ohio. He will win it even before a single provisional ballot is counted.
UPDATE: For some reason, the Ohio vote totals this morning still indicate that none of the precincts in the 6th and 11th congressional districts have reported. This is obviously not accurate, and it led me to conclude that the Ohio presidential election figures did not reflect the votes from these two heavily democratic districts.