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#51 ClarkeTribe

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:26 PM

Have a friend who was a candidate locally. Free pizza and social fanfare out tonight with them.

#52 PhillipaCrawford

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:28 PM

We are on holidays.  Made sure we were staying somewhere with reception,  finished the bush walking early and snughled down in front of the fire with 2 kidults who are more excited than we are.  Definitely ABC,  what's an election without Antony?

#53 dadwasathome

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:29 PM

North by Northwest hugely exciting- only a few minute to go until election coverage now!

#54 Lady Sybil Vimes

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:31 PM

View PostBendigedig, on 02 July 2016 - 06:15 PM, said:

Scomo is bearable as they Penny (love her) and Annabel Crabb.

Didn't know they had Penny. Tempted to watch now.

#55 BadCat

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:33 PM

View PostAxeTheMax, on 02 July 2016 - 06:25 PM, said:

They are up to 8 seats but 0.0% counted.... very strange. Where do I find what seats they think it is?

If you click on the results tab and then the electorate list it shows all the electorates and the swings and whatever.  But it also shows NO seats predicted yet.

I think they just throw in prediction numbers with 1% counted so that people don't get bored.

#56 BadCat

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:38 PM

Bellwether seat of Eden Monaro showing a swing of 12.5% to the ALP with 0.7% of the vote counted.  That's it.   All over.  Labor wins.  Move on, nothing more to see here.

#57 Expelliarmus

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:41 PM

Who would have thought election night would have me lamenting that we have only one TV ...

I need to find me online coverage ...

#58 Riotproof

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:42 PM

View PostExpelliarmus, on 02 July 2016 - 06:41 PM, said:

Who would have thought election night would have me lamenting that we have only one TV ...

I need to find me online coverage ...

Abc might be streaming it in their app.

#59 Rowenas necklace

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:42 PM

We're having my folks over for Democracy Dinner, plus wine, chocolate and Wild Turkey Rare Breed... we'll be celebrating or commiserating, depending on the results.

#60 gravity1

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:42 PM

http://www.abc.net.a...-election-2016/

#61 Jingleflea

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:42 PM

DH has the AFL on so no watching till it's done.
And I suspect his team is losing.
Fun night here.

#62 Rowenas necklace

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:43 PM

Yes, it's streaming on iview! We don't have a working aerial, so we'd be screwed without online coverage.

#63 (feral)epg

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:44 PM

View Post(feral)epg, on 02 July 2016 - 06:16 PM, said:

Polls haven't closed in the west and I don't think they're allowed to start broadcasting results until all polling booths close in case it changes the way people vote.

Ok, clearly I was wrong!

#64 seayork2002

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:45 PM

I just typed 'abc news 24 live' into google and am watching it on my laptop we only have one tv as well

#65 YumChaDaily

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:48 PM

So on ABC coverage, they have 64 seats already won. It seems far too early for that many seats to have already been counted?! Am I reading it wrong?

#66 dadwasathome

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:49 PM

Ooh, Leigh and Annabel. Such a turn-on :p

#67 purplekitty

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:52 PM

View Postdadwasathome, on 02 July 2016 - 06:49 PM, said:

Ooh, Leigh and Annabel. Such a turn-on Posted Image
I was thinking they should stop giggling.

Obviously, a cranky old bag.

#68 nicebitch

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:53 PM

Also confused by ABCs vote tally. And I dont much like the numbers they have invented either. *humph*

#69 BadCat

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:53 PM

View PostYumChaDaily, on 02 July 2016 - 06:48 PM, said:

So on ABC coverage, they have 64 seats already won. It seems far too early for that many seats to have already been counted?! Am I reading it wrong?

They're calling based on 1% counts in many cases.  It's just early trends.  Seats sometimes change throughout the night when they start calling them so early.  
In my experience most are likely to be right though.

#70 dadwasathome

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:55 PM

View Postpurplekitty, on 02 July 2016 - 06:52 PM, said:


I was thinking they should stop giggling.

Obviously, a cranky old bag.

Obviously. Although intelligent women giggling like that isn't a turn-on.

#71 namie

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:55 PM

I'm on the AEC website following the tally.

100,100 people enrolled to vote in my electorate, 2 polling places returned and already 30 informal votes recorded
:wacko:
LNP slightly in the lead, but the two polling places who have returned info so far are two of the wealthier suburbs, so I'm going to assume a high percentage of investment property owners whose kids go to private school.
Everyone else's votes still to come...

#72 nicebitch

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:56 PM

Just looking at the swing on ABC website (I think that is what their tallies are based on).

Interesting to note that 3.3% swing away from the coalition is divided 1.3% to labor and 2% to greens.

#73 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:56 PM

http://vtr.aec.gov.a...e-20499-218.htm

Mirabella looks to have lost Indi!

#74 caitiri

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:56 PM

Grrr apparently my seat is still comfortably blue.  Time to open the wine

#75 purplekitty

Posted 02 July 2016 - 06:58 PM

View PostAcidulous Osprey, on 02 July 2016 - 06:56 PM, said:

http://vtr.aec.gov.a...e-20499-218.htm

Mirabella looks to have lost Indi!
That is one highlight of the night.




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