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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted October 05, 2008 08:12      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
http://iftheworldcouldvote.com/


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Who is behind this site?
Just three guys from Iceland. The site is independent from all political parties, companies or hidden agendas. It's just an idea a 22 year old guy in Iceland came up with and executed with a little help from a couple of friends.

Why are you doing this?
Just out of curiosity. The president of the United States is a powerful man, probably the most powerful person on the planet. So everyone seems to have an opinion on who should be the next president of the United States. We thought it would be interesting to see who would be the next president if the whole world could vote. It's also a challenge to try to beat the number of voters in the last US elections. So spread the news!

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spungo
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Icon 1 posted October 05, 2008 09:55      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nice one, Snaggs.

Just voted. Interesting idea. I had a look at patterns of support -- it's amazing how many European countries are so solidly behind Obama. Did you see that Iran had a (comparatively) sizable pro-McCain faction? Weird stuff.

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GrumpySteen

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It's interesting that site shows 82% support for Obama in the US. I hope that actually reflects how the election turn out, although I'm too pessimistic to believe it.

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted October 05, 2008 10:42      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The results of that entire map are skewed to the tech savvy. The US, for example, is polling out a 6-8 point lead for Obama.

I also thought it interesting that Macedonia is screaming red. I have no idea why Macedonians would favor one of our candidates over the other. All I could get from kreziserb on the matter was "they're a bunch of morons." But that's how he describes everyone in former Yugoslavia (his nation included) so I can't take that assessment too seriously.

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Ashitaka

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:

I also thought it interesting that Macedonia is screaming red. I have no idea why Macedonians would favor one of our candidates over the other. All I could get from kreziserb on the matter was "they're a bunch of morons." But that's how he describes everyone in former Yugoslavia (his nation included) so I can't take that assessment too seriously.

Albainians are red as well. remember Bush'es trip there a year back or so. Albainians had more access to the president in public then americans get.

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fs

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There's not much love lost for Russia in former Soviet Bloc countries. Given the recent Georgia-Russia issue, it's possible that those countires are weighing the likelihood of a McCain vs Obama administration to interfere militarily on their behalf. (Did American news even cover the Georgia-Russia thing, since it happened during the Olympics? The BBC certainly did, and the Swedish media. CNN International was all about that swimmer guy.)

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GrumpySteen

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Russia's invasion of Georgia was reported here. Some reports were more interesting than others.

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Metasquares
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Not to rain on the parade, but this is not a representative sample of the population within the US. I doubt it's going to be 83%-17% on election day.
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GrumpySteen

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Depends on how many districts use Diebold's electronic voting machines...

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shentzu
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true Steen, but that would be 83-17 the other way.....

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