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The first real test will come at midnight GMT when polls close in six states. Virginia, with 13 electoral college votes, will be the first of the battle ground states to report. Half an hour later at 00:30 GMT, polls will canada goose outlet hong kong also close in Ohio with its 18 votes and North Carolina with 15 votes. As the polls close, the BBC will call the result in each based on projections made by ABC News.

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canada goose Comment number 1. At 20:20 6th Nov 2012, Stewartone wrote: What makes anyone at the BBC begin to think that the majority of people in this country are remotely interested in the US Presidential elections? Your coverage is completely OTT as is the size and number of your reporting team in America no doubt at huge License paying viewers expense. To canada goose outlet online store review put the US elections on the main news before reporting any home news to the British people is a disgrace. canada goose

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canadian goose jacket Comment number 5. At 04:39 7th Nov 2012, PhilSpace wrote: BBC must be happy their man Obama won! I expect there will be champagne bottles strewn around broadcasting tonight, as Jane Garvey, 5 Live, said they were when Labour won in 1997. All very impartial. canadian goose jacket

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Comment number 6. At 06:47 7th Nov 2012, essen wrote: Dead heat?Complain about this comment (Comment number 6)

Canada Goose sale Comment number 7. At 07:46 7th Nov 2012, JWP wrote: I understand that the BBC had around 100 people in the US to cover this election. That is a staggering waste of licence payer’s money and something the Director General needs to answer for. Canada Goose sale

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Absolutely right. This is a disgrace and there should now be a canada goose outlet store uk full scale Leveson style inquiry into the BBC including this, the left wing bias, Savile, tax, and the other scandals at the BBC

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