Nearly two weeks after the polls closed, Missouri has yet to be called for John McCain or Barack Obama. Nate Silver boils down the reasons for the networks' reluctance:
[T]he Obama campaign has every right to a recount if they want one, and the networks aren't presuming to make that judgment for them. There is also a small but tangible chance of a material human error in the vote tabulation.
Of course the real bottom line here is, this race is far from over. Recent returns still have McCain ahead in Missouri by thousands of votes. And if Missouri goes red, it's all over for Obama.
I'm of course assuming that Laos will be annexed and awarded 300 electoral votes before the end of the week.
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