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Hello i moved here about 2 1/2 years ago from another country and i see that November 4th people are voteing but when will we know who the new president is?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Nov. 3, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We all should know who the new president is by the end of the day Nov. 4th. The latest though would be Wednesday morning. But watch the tv Tues and you should find out before bedtime

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 12:56 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Usually Wednesday morning, unless you stay up very late. With the polls closing in the Eastern Time Zone First. Time Zones are one issues. Then counties getting votes tallied. You will hear, depending on what media outlet you listen to, projections throughout the night. There is also another factor to look at the Popular Vote and Electoral Votes. Each states has so many electoral votes. So, someone can have the popular vote but lose because of the electoral votes. The swing states you hear them talking about PA-21 electoral votes, Florida-27 electoral votes, Ohio 20, North Carolina 15, Georgia 15, AZ-10, MO-11, Hope this helped and not to much info

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Hee hee :-) - that is a question with 2 answers. They way it USED to work is: voting places (polling places) stay open until 7 or 8pm. Then the doors are closed and the volunteers who manned the station check their signature records and their unused ballots to make sure they have no missing ballots and no extra ballots. All ballots get locked into the ballot box and a pair of the workers drives their box to a central location (like a City Hall) where it gets loaded onto a truck and taken to a counting location. There it gets opened and the ballots are counted. Depending on how many workers they have for doing the counting, it can be finished quickly or it can take until the next day. ... NOWADAYS, after the count is done and the winner is announced, the losers frequently start suing for a recount, and it can take some WEEKS to finish. So, we know the next day - sort of. It is a bit more of a circus than it used to be ...

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:24 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • Officially - early in January, after the Electoral College votes.
    Unofficially - by the end of the evening on the 4th when most of the popular votes have been counted.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:30 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • When the polls close in California, probably, unless it is very, very close in certain swing states.

    Answer by older_mom at 2:36 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

  • The electoral college votes in December.

    Answer by casperskitty at 3:28 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

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