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Where to watch US election in Krakow?

CitizenPlain 2 | 3  
4 Nov 2008 /  #1
Hi -- I'm an American living in Krakow. Anyone know a good pub or place to go watch the election results tonight? No TV at the apartment. Are there any specific events that have been set up about it? Didn't find anything searching the forums.

- CP, who voted for Obama.
navg8r - | 8  
4 Nov 2008 /  #2
Try the bar/restaurant Someplace Else at the Sheraton hotel. The place is loaded with TV screens and I'm sure that at least one is showing CNN.
AmericanGirl - | 20  
4 Nov 2008 /  #3
Hi! I'm an American living in Warsaw. What time will the Election results be announced? Thanks

Obama/Biden '08

PS: I'm not too familiar with Krakow and not sure where you could go to watch the results, but any american brand hotel bar should have it on. Try giving them a call and see what's going on this evening. Also, you can try to contact the consulate in Krakow :)
OP CitizenPlain 2 | 3  
4 Nov 2008 /  #4
Hey AmericanGirl -- It kinda depends on when the results are announced.

Short answer: Possibly as early as 3 or 4:00 am Wednesday morning here in Poland (9 - 10:00pm EST) if there is a wide margin. If it's close, it could take until around 8:00 Wednesday morning to know for sure. If it's REALLY close, it could go later.

Last polls on the West Coast close at 11:00 PM EST, which is 5:00 on Wednesday morning in Poland, but they usually know how these states will go before polls close.

More specifically, it goes like this:

During the day of voting, news organizations conduct exit polling, which is basically just asking people walking out of their voting location who they voted for. These polls are tallied to give an idea of how a state has voted, but they are not the official results and are only really reliable when a state doesn't have a tight margin.

As actual polling places begin to close, official results begin to come in and these are given to news organizations. You can see when polling places close on this CNN website:

You'll hear news organizations "calling a state" for one candidate or the other based on exit-polling and official results. They are more conservative about doing this now than in the past due to news organizations incorrectly calling states when polling places were still open in past elections and potentially affecting voting results. (i.e., Florida)

As states are called, the total electoral votes for each candidate are displayed. Whoever gets 270 votes wins. At this point, we'll know who won.

So, if there is a fairly wide margin, we will know sometime during the night in the States who won. If it's close, it can drag on in to the next day as votes are counted and re-counted.

Hope that's helpful! :)
- CP

--- EDIT ---

Also, this page on give a good run-down of what to watch for, when specific polling places close, and what it can mean for the candidates:
hatetrainrollin - | 4  
4 Nov 2008 /  #5
- CP, who voted for Obama.

You sir, are a grade A moron. To hell with you and your monkey candidate. I voted today as well, but I voted for Chuck Baldwin and the Constitution Party. The Constitution, something you obviously know nothing about...

And if I may ask, are you a white person??? And if so, why would you vote for a man that attended a black racist church for 20 years??? You're an idiot.
OP CitizenPlain 2 | 3  
4 Nov 2008 /  #6
Wow - your first post! Did you make a special account just to start a flame-fest?

Nice to see that the "Moral Majority" has made it's way here to keep things humorous and swing a loving spoonful of Baptist hate and crazy at us. Christianize!

Awesome. Thanks! Good luck with your vote and all the best! In God We Trust, brother. :)
- CP
scotjock 1 | 40  
4 Nov 2008 /  #7
Oh yes. An American domestic on PF. Keep it up guys.
hatetrainrollin - | 4  
4 Nov 2008 /  #8
Listen here dickface, I am far from a Christian. I do not believe in any sort of goblin in the sky, so you can take your Baptist talk and stuff it up your traitorous ass...

Yeah, I've been reading this forum for quite some time, but decided to start an account when I read your misinformed ******** post. Why don't you answer my question? Are you white? And if so, why do you vote for a white-hating black racist? Could it be white guilt? Or all of the wonderful liberal arts studies?
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
4 Nov 2008 /  #9
Listen here dickface

Did someone forget to take their Paxil this morning? Take your racist crap elsewhere.
hatetrainrollin - | 4  
4 Nov 2008 /  #10
Excuse me miss, where exactly do you live? Because if you have lived amongst the blacks as I have, you would know the true meaning of the word "racism." So please spare me your "We Are the World" nonsense.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
4 Nov 2008 /  #11
No 'we are the world" nonsense here. I live in the US amongst blacks and whites. You can vote for whomever you please, but why do you come on here to attack someone because of their choice. Everyone has the freedom of choosing who they want, and just because you don't agree, doesnt give you the right to call out racism. Perhaps you should look up the definition of the word.
Hueg - | 320  
4 Nov 2008 /  #12
just because you don't agree, doesnt give you the right to

Calm reasoned sound logic. An Oasis of sanity. You're not going to last too long around here with that sort of outlook. :)
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
4 Nov 2008 /  #13
Calm reasoned sound logic

Well not everyone is a dickface, and some people here know manners and how to hold themselves on a public forum. If you agree with how he handles himself, you are just like him.
Hueg - | 320  
4 Nov 2008 /  #14
you are just like him

A smiley aimed at someone in my world means that one is smiling Krak, not being completely serious. Rather as a friend would do as he whacks you gently on the shoulders or taps your arm.

It's a sign of friendship. Rather than a laugh or prod in your direction. Were we to be in a pub and I said "You're not going to last long here" after you'd said something entirely sensible and reasonable, you'd be able to see the smile and know that I was messing, joking rather than unaccountably trying to run someone who makes a lot of sense off of the forums. Well there we have it :)
hatetrainrollin - | 4  
4 Nov 2008 /  #15
Well not everyone is a dickface,

Well, he did accuse me of being a Christian, which is a far greater insult than dickhead. : )
4 Nov 2008 /  #16
To hell with you and your monkey candidate. I voted today as well

Thank you for so clearly pointing out the major drawback with democracy.
4 Nov 2008 /  #17
CNN Live stream.

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