Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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What happened to the exit polls?

When I went into work about 6 p.m. EDT on Tuesday to work on the U.S. election, people were all excited about the exit polling data. There was talk of a big Kerry win — which lasted as long as it took for real results to start flowing in. One poli sci prof I phoned […]

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Defeat and surrender

John Kerry has conceded the presidential race to incumbent George W. Bush. It's bowing to reality. Kerry's 136,000 votes behind in Ohio, which has 20 Electoral College votes. Bush is also leading in Iowa and New Mexico. Nationally, Bush has a 3.6-million vote lead over Kerry. It's over.    

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Defeat, but no surrender?

As I write this, our neighbors to the south still don't know who their president will be for the next four years — although it appears that George W. Bush hung on. He has 254 Electoral College votes (he needs at least 270) and has a 140,000-plus-vote lead as in Ohio as I write this. […]

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