November 04, 2008 @ 07:59pm PST
Most by: grandmasterfunky (39 predictions)
"Hey, it could be close."
char bought After 3 a.m. EST (after midnight PST) at 8.82%
September 21, 2008 @ 01:41pm PDT
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CNN will be considered to have declared the winner in the presidential election once it has projected that enough states have voted for a particular candidate to get at least 270 electoral votes.
The market has been scheduled to close at the time the polls close in California. Trading may be suspended at any time, however, once a candidate has reached 200 electoral votes according to the CNN tally, at the option of the market creator.
Unless the market creator witnesses CNN making the call, its time will be determined by accounts on the CNN web site, the Associated Press or the New York Times (in that order).
If CNN calls the election, and then withdraws its projection of an overall winner (as happened with several networks in 2000), only the final, correct election call will count for the purposes of this market.
If CNN calls the deciding state exactly on the hour, that would count for the following time period. For example, CNN policy currently is that it won't project a state winner until the polls close in that state. So if the election were to come down to how Washington state votes, and CNN declares at exactly poll-closing time, 8 p.m. PST, that Washington state has pushed a candidate over the top, the market would resolve to the time of 11-11:30 p.m. EST.