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#1 Posted on 3.11.02 1327.26
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OK, since I came up with thread first, here's the rules:
Predict total number of Senate, House, and Gov's for each party after the elections (this is after all is said and done for this cycle). Add up each person's total number off for each, and lowest wins. Tiebreaker: predict the closest Senate or Governor race in terms of VOTES (not percentage of vote). Double tiebreaker: predict the number of votes separating the closest Senate or Governor's race this cycle.

Here's mine:

Senate: 53-47 Dem, after all is said and done.

House: 222-213 GOP (counting Bernie Sanders as a Dem).

Gov's. 26-24 Dem.

Closest race: S.D. Senate

Number of votes separating closest race: 114.
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#2 Posted on 3.11.02 1409.47
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I have a prediction, I predict I wont really give a rat's ass about any of this. Wont get me a pay raise either way, wont make my off time from work more enjoyable, wont effect my day to day existance. So, all this is really not that important to me.
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#3 Posted on 3.11.02 1654.52
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That governors total might have to be flip-flopped, because at least 2 races in the northeast that have been projected Democrat will, absent total collapse, go Republican (Massachusetts and Rhode Island). So 26-24 Republican for Governors.
Senate goes 50-49-1 Republican.
House Republicans pick up 2 seats.
Closest Race, in a race that will lead to lawsuits for the next ten years, Republicans win Minnesota Senate race by 486 votes.
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#4 Posted on 3.11.02 1750.22
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Senate: 52-47-1 Republican(pickups in South Dakota, Missouri and Minesota)

House: 224-212-1 GOP

Gov's. 27-23 Republican

Closest race: Minnesota Governor's race(there are three serious candidates splitting the vote three ways)

Number of votes separating closest race: 315.
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#5 Posted on 4.11.02 1410.59
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Senate: 49-49-2 Republicans pick up South Dakota which leads to Lincoln Chafee bolting the party to join Jim Jeffords in the I'm an unprincipled scumball independent section of the Senate.

House: 224-210-1

Gov's: 26-24 Democrat

Closest race: LA Senate runoff in December decided by a 5-4 vote of the US Supreme Court.

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#6 Posted on 4.11.02 1415.54
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    Originally posted by bash91
    Senate: 49-49-2 Republicans pick up South Dakota which leads to Lincoln Chafee bolting the party to join Jim Jeffords in the I'm an unprincipled scumball independent section of the Senate.

    House: 224-210-1

    Gov's: 26-24 Democrat

    Closest race: LA Senate runoff in December decided by a 5-4 vote of the US Supreme Court.

    Tim





I have no love for Linc, but I doubt he bolts. As long as he stays a Republican in RI, he never has to worry about a primary. If he bolts Democratic, Patches Kennedy might one day think he's a big boy now, and try to knock off Chafee in a primary. Chafee will vote Democratic most of the time, but for personal reasons he'll stay Republican.
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#7 Posted on 4.11.02 1425.53
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I higly doubt Louisiana goes to court. It's a straight up and down process; if nobody gets 50 tomorrow, we dod it all again with the top two in December in what would be the last race before the unconstitutional unprincipled disgraceful anit-first amendment end of soft money.
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#8 Posted on 4.11.02 1516.59
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Senate: 52-47-1 Republican(pickups in South Dakota, Missouri and Minesota)

    House: 224-212-1 GOP

    Gov's. 27-23 Republican

    Closest race: Minnesota Governor's race(there are three serious candidates splitting the vote three ways)

    Number of votes separating closest race: 315.



I'm going to have to agree with Grimis here on almost everything.

However, I think the GOP will see a loss in Minnesota.
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#9 Posted on 4.11.02 1556.20
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A loss in Minnesota would not surprise me... especially since people seem to think they still have a dead guy as an option to vote!
Well, then again, Mondale is PRACTICALLY a dead guy...
As far as predictions go, I will only predict that no matter WHAT the result, you will see lawsuits all over the place after the election.
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#10 Posted on 4.11.02 1646.05
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Senate: 51-49 Republican

House: 222-213 Republican

Governer: 26-24 Republican

Closest Race: Minnesota Senator

Number of votes: 417

Hey, gotta hope.
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#11 Posted on 5.11.02 1011.13
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Senate: +1 Republican (although I think it could also end up +1 Democrat, too close to call)

House: +3 Republican (more related to redistricting than an endorsement for Bush)
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#12 Posted on 5.11.02 1237.14
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Senate: 50-49-1 Republican
House: 225-210 Republican
Governor: 27-23 Republican
Closest Race: Florida Governor (I'm not convinced the voting problems are over)
Number of Votes: 547

Bonus Prediction
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Upset Special: Bill Simon defeats Gray Davis in the CA governor race.

Now your turn...

Edit: A place to compare your predictions


(edited by Swordsman Yen on 5.11.02 1050)
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#13 Posted on 5.11.02 1445.43
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Since I hate to pass up an opportunity to demonstrate how little I truly know, here are my predictions:

US Senate: 54 - 45 - 1 Republican

House: 220 - 214 - 1 Republican

Governors: 26 - 23 - 1 Republican

Closest race:Hawaii Governor

Number of votes seperating closest race: 179

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