Talk:Australian Broadcasting Corporation plans to call California for Obama before polls close

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Reported this live while watching TV on IRC:

[09:51] <purplepopple> Australia Broadcasting Corporation said they will call the results before the polls actually close. ;)
[09:52] <purplepopple> pizero: CONGRATS! OBAMA HAS WON CALIFORNIA!
[09:53] <purplepopple> I should write that up as a news story.
[09:54] <purplepopple> Earlier today on ABC24, a news reporter covering USA news said they network would call California for Obama before the polls closed. He went on to explain that the USA media avoids dong this so as not to effect voter turnout, but as they are reporting in Australia, this is not a local concern."

--LauraHale (talk) 23:24, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

The Bush news for me is common knowledge regarding that election. --LauraHale (talk) 23:27, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

For clarification, they have not called California yet. The reporter said they would call it before the polls closed. The race to 270 on the screen for ABC24 has no electoral college things allocated for it yet. --LauraHale (talk) 23:43, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
ABC24 reporter is again explaining how the USA will predict the results. --LauraHale (talk) 23:47, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Said that at 3pm the California results could be in before the results are decided but ABC hopes to announce who won before 3pm local time. --LauraHale (talk) 23:48, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

At 10:56am, he said they are not bound to do that. He also said 14 states are not doing that election polls. He repeated at 10:57 that they called California FOUR HOURS before the California polls closed. The Australians have it at 177 to 167. --LauraHale (talk)

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{{edit protected}} Please add this article to Category:Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Green Giant (talk) 21:27, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

  Done --Pi zero (talk) 00:46, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
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