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Contest - So Goes the Nation

October 24th, 2008

Next week the widest release of the week is Zack and Miri Make a Porno, but despite our intense interest in that movie, it is not the most interesting race going on. The most interesting race is between John McCain and Barack Obama, and it is this race that is the target of this week's poorly named Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict how many electoral college votes are won by each candidate in the United States presidential election that happens on November 4th, 2008. You need to give your prediction for the number of electoral college votes won by John McCain and Barack Obama, as reported by at noon on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008. Note that if one or more states have not been called by CNN by noon on Wednesday, they will not be included on either candidate's electoral college total for the purposes of the contest, even though they will eventually be awarded one way or another. We expect a lot of entries, and a tie at the top, so the tie breaker will go to the person who can come the closest to correctly predicting the total popular vote for whichever candidate is leading in the popular vote, without going over, again as report by at noon on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008. Whoever comes out on top will win ...So Goes the Nation on DVD, as well as some non-political movies: Pathology on DVD, The Happening on DVD, and Joy Ride 2 - Dead Ahead on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Monday, November 3, to be eligible, so don't delay!

To enter, send your prediction for how many electoral college votes each candidate will receive, and the popular vote total for the leader in the popular vote, and send them in, along with your name, address and phone number to

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