My wife Kim and I live on a 16 acre farm in Solon Township in Kent County.
We are trying to get a beef operation going, but make some money with our egg business.
I love to restore old wooden motor boats. (DO YOU HAVE ONE THAT'S BEEN IN A BARN FOR YEARS?)
I love to fly radio control airplanes and the ones with strings that we all had as kids! Anyone have some of those lying around?
My best buck is a rather small eight point, but it is hanging in my office.
My best fish was a King Salmon I fought for 45 minutes on the lake. But it got away.
I grew up in Chicago and remain a dedicated Cubs and Bears fan.
The polls will start closing in some states as early as 7:00, but none of them are battle ground states.
We get a "bigun" at 7:30: Ohio.
At eight, we get down to business in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire,and Pennsylvania.
We’re going to know a lot about how the race is breaking fairly early. Question one: How long does it take to call North Carolina for Governor Romney, assuming it goes his way. How long will it take to put Pennsylvania in the Presidents column, assuming it goes his way.
None of the networks are going to call state wide elections until the polls close there.
Real Clear Politics is a website that leans Republican, but I think it does a fair job in reporting the latest polls state by state.
Among the BIG battleground states, here are this morning's latest numbers.
In Ohio President Obama has a 2.9% lead.
In Florida Romney has a 1.5% lead.
In Virginia, Obama has a .3% lead
In New Hampshire, Obama has a 2.0% lead.
In North Carolina, Romney has a 3.0% lead.
In Michigan, Obama has a 4.0% lead.
In Wisconsin, Obama has a 4.2% lead.
In Pennsylvania, Obama has a 3.8% lead.
In Iowa, Obama has a 2.4% lead.
In Colorado, Obama has a 1.5% lead,
In Nevada, Obama has a 2.8% lead.
Here is the Breakdown:
|Ohio (18)||50.0||47.1||Obama +2.9||Toss Up|
|Florida (29)||48.2||49.7||Romney +1.5||Toss Up|
|Virginia (13)||48.0||47.7||Obama +0.3||Toss Up|
|New Hampshire (4)||49.9||47.9||Obama +2.0||Toss Up|
|North Carolina (15)||46.2||49.2||Romney +3.0||Toss Up|
|Michigan (16)||49.5||45.5||Obama +4.0||Toss Up|
|Wisconsin (10)||50.4||46.2||Obama +4.2||Toss Up|
|Pennsylvania (20)||49.4||45.6||Obama +3.8||Toss Up|
|Iowa (6)||48.7||46.3||Obama +2.4||Toss Up|
|Colorado (9)||48.8||47.3||Obama +1.5||Toss Up|
|Nevada (6)||50.2||47.4||Obama +2.8||Toss Up|
Assuming those numbers are all a reflection of the real vote, (with the exception of Virginia which really is too close to factor in)
When the polls close in Wisconsin, the electoral vote would stand at
7:00 pm: GA, IN, KY, SC, VT, VA
7:30 pm: NC, OH, WV
8:00 pm: AL, CT, DE, DC, FL, IL, ME, MD, MA, MS, MO, NH, NJ, OK, PA, RI, TN
8:30 pm: AR
9:00 pm: AZ, CO, KS, LA, MI, MN, NE, NM, NY, ND, SD, TX, WI, WY
10:00 pm: IA, MT, NV, UT
11:00 pm: CA, HI, ID, OR, WA
1:00 am: AK