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Election Night 2016
Mark Oates
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March 2001
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Alrightie, here's my prediction for the results tomorrow. I think all the states are pretty much lock except for Florida and North Carolina. I'd like to see her swing Ohio, but I don't think there's enough time. I give Florida and North Carolina to Clinton because the momentum is in her favor:

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Note that last time I did this, I only got one state wrong!

Bob Keane
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June 2006

Could you post an uncoloured map so we could make this a guessing contest? The one who comes closest wins bragging rights. And maybe a doughnut.

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Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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She could have gotten West Virginia if she didn't have the screw up of flat out saying she was going to put the coal miners out of work facepalm.

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LennyLen
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December 2004
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What do the 323 and 215 figures refer to?

edit: And does the winner need 270 of them to win?

Mark Oates
Member #1,146
March 2001
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Here ya go! Make your own map:

http://www.270towin.com/

:D

Aaron Bolyard
Member #7,537
July 2006
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LennyLen said:

What do the 323 and 215 figures refer to?

They refer to electoral votes. Our votes are collectively pooled into districts. Whoever wins the district gets an electoral vote. Some states are winner-takes-all, too, which means all electoral votes from a state go to the winner of the state.

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edit: And does the winner need 270 of them to win?

You need 270 or more electoral votes to win the election.

Here ya go! Make your own map:

Algorithm:

  1. For each state, flip a coin.

    1. Heads, paint Republican.

    2. Tails, paint Democrat.

You're guaranteed* to get the correct results! Eventually... *: Probably. Big O notation not provided.

Steve Terry
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March 2002
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Goodbye 'Merica ... gonna miss you :'( ;D

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March 2009
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...and I thought our politicians were bad... ;D

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jmasterx
Member #11,410
October 2009

Vote 3rd Party Candidate.

Algorithm:

For each state, flip a coin.

Heads, paint Republican.

Tails, paint Democrat.

This is O(N)

You need:
Algorithm:
while(map.Result != YOUR_CANDIDATE)

For each state, flip a coin.

Heads, paint Republican.

Tails, paint Democrat.

Aaron Bolyard
Member #7,537
July 2006
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jmasterx said:

This is O(N)

For a single one, yes, but the chances of any one output being the correct one is 1 in 2^50... So to randomly come to a correct one, it's not O(N).

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Vote 3rd Party Candidate.

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jmasterx
Member #11,410
October 2009

That's why I added the while. As you had it, I only have one chance and it is O ( N )

Also, all politicians are insane, we need to do Candidates.OrderBy(x => x.Sanity).FirstOrDefault();

Aaron Bolyard
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July 2006
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jmasterx said:

Also, all politicians are insane, we need to do Candidates.OrderBy(x => x.Sanity).FirstOrDefault();

I have a feeling that would throw a NotImplementedException upon accessing the Sanity field. :o

jmasterx
Member #11,410
October 2009

They all return Double.NaN so the winning candidate is determined by an implementation detail :)

type568
Member #8,381
March 2007
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A live map by NY Times..

LennyLen
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December 2004
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type568 said:

A live map by NY Times..

Looks like Mark called NH (New Hampshire?) wrong.

edit: Just noticed that was based on 57 votes, so probably a bit premature.

type568
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March 2007
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& looks like Florida also goes to Trump.. 2nd error.

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April 2008
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On January 21, his first complete day in office Trump will be 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old. It will also still be year 5777 on the Hebrew calendar.

Call it what you'd like, but I feel the outcome has been decided for a long time.

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type568
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March 2007
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Ye.. It's all Jews. AND Russian hackers.

Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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I think Hillary will win the election. The second woman to ever be the President in American history. First woman to be elected by the people as President.

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Guess I should elaborate since not everyone knows American History. Hillary will technically be the second female President. In October 1919, Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed him. So Edith Wilson secretly took up his job telling people that everything she did was according to Woodrow's wishes. So she was the de facto President from October 1919 through the end of his term in 1921. It was under her that women finally gained the right to vote.

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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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I am old enough to be President now. I voted Libertarian, so my team lost.

Seems like Trump will win.

National embarrassment.

Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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I sadly was unable to vote. Father-in-law got to vote, but family members called him and needed him to help them so by the time he got home I had to cook dinner. No one was here to sit with my son so I could go vote. Wife refuses to vote because she doesn't stay up on politics.

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Steve Terry
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March 2002
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FU Florida >:(

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Mark Oates
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Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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Trump 244
Clinton 215
Close enough that it can still go either way. I'll wait to cry after I find out who wins.

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