Sunday, November 02, 2008

The BAT Challenge: Predict the Vote!

My location has not yet been ascertained to my satisfaction, but there's still time for players David, Deborah, and Ellen to guess!

In the meantime, here's an challenge to bring some excitement to Election Day.

First, predict the popular vote balance by percentage between John McCain and Barack Obama. Politico currently puts it at 52 Obama/41 McCain.

Second, predict the electoral vote. Right now Politico predicts a 353-185 Obama victory.

Third, predict the time and date of the concession speech.

Best guess gets a point. Anyone who does better than I do gets a point. Your deadline for guessing is 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 3, 2008. As usual, anyone can play. Just make sure you use a distinctive moniker so that you are not confused with the other players.

Photo: David Marc Fischer


David Marc Fischer said...

1. 54 Obama/45 McCain
2. 353-185 Obama
3. November 5, 2008, 5:11pm EST

David said...

1. 56 Obama/40 McCain.
2. 354-184 Obama
3. 11/5/2008, 9:01pm EST

David said...

It was:
1. 53/46
2. 364/162 Obama
3. After 10:30pm EST

Do I win?

David Marc Fischer said...

You're looking good, Dave, but I thought I'd wait until the results are (more?) finalized. Okay by you?

David Marc Fischer said...

According to the unimpeachable sources Wikipedia and The Other Dave, the results are:

1. 52.9/45.7
2. 365-173 Obama
3. 11/4/08 after 10:30pm

So The Other Dave wins 1 point for having the best guess, plus 1 point for Attendance. Way to go, Dave--and thanks for your patience. At least we're not waiting for the Franken-Coleman results!