We're about 12 hours in -- and the election has steadily made its way towards Lloen's favor all day. The two candidates are just one vote apart, with Hell's Soldier's ticket trailing behind still. It looks like most of the votes have been cast, and unless something major happens, it's likely this will go towards a runoff. What looked like a Lime lead in the beginning has turned into something closer resembling the initial polling we released -- both candidates are nearing the 50% mark, but are blocked by the third ticket.
The candidates also each chimed in with a few last thoughts regarding the election:
1. How are you feeling today?
: Hello, Lime here. I have moved back to Glasgow IRL and have enjoyed reconnecting with friends I've not seen in over a year!! As well as meeting new people. I'm excited with the election as well, and I'm humbled by the support we've seen so far. So all in all I am feeling very good!
: Hi, Sky here. Feeling a bit tired due to IRL obligations, but also very excited about the race. I think we all put our best on the table so all in all it's a good feeling.
: No matter how many elections I'm personally in, election day is always nervewracking and exciting. Today is no exception - I had a feeling we probably were going to be in a for a fairly narrow election, and it seems to be shaping up that way, so we just have to see what happens!
: Good! I recognize that I've been an underdog in this race -- initially running for VP without the top of the ticket, then having a ticket shake-up between Calvin and Lloen. But I think our campaign has folks thinking very deeply about the Fronter/Stronghold update and no matter the result, we will keep pushing there and on other key policies.
: Hi today I am feeling great. It's election day and my running mate and I are both excited.
: I am feeling excited, enthralled even, because whilst our chances our quite slim it is still exciting to see that even 2 new players like us can run for president so soon in their Europeian Career.
2. Any last minute words to your voters, or all voters today? What's one message you want to leave them with in regards to your campaign?
: I think Sky and I have presented a comprehensive platform that clearly highlights our plans and vision for the next 70 days - most importantly our plans for the update and transition afterwards. We believe our experience, and plans make us best suited to lead Europeia through these challenging times ahead.
: I hope you can vote for LimeGreen - the fresh and juicy option. I think our campaign has been thorough and I hope we've been able to show that we will be prepared for the upcoming term regardless of how the details pan out, should we win.
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Thank you for everyone who considered voting for us, especially to those who ultimately did! Thank you to all of the candidates for running an excellent, if very compressed feeling, campaign. And thank you to everyone who has worked on covering the campaign, as there has been lots of interesting information out there!
: The post that I made this afternoon in our platform thread was very much my final thoughts on the race. I think both tickets are worthy, but we have the plan for this unique moment. We'll see what the voters think soon.
: For the voters all that I can say is thank you for voting and to those that haven't voted make sure to vote since you the voters will decide who is the next president and vice president of Europeia.
: In regards to those who, voted for us I thank you deeply for your trust and open mindedness and for the everyone else my message is simple, vote if you ahve not already and thanks for voting be it for us or the other candidates.
3. Did you do anything to prepare for today? Reach out to voters, make any campaign updates? Any campaign secrets you want to share?
: We've spent the day contacting our voters reminding them to vote, as well as make final arguments to those last reminding undecided voters.
: We did reach out to some of our voters and potential voters. I'm not sure how many secrets there are, I think we've been pretty straightforward, but perhaps that's the real secret here.
: Certainly - we did some extensive GOTV, including reaching out to some people I was 99.99% sure were not going to vote for me but I believe in being pretty thorough, you never know otherwise. No campaign secrets to reveal at this time, but you never know what secretive stuff will come out in the future
: I posted my update and touched based with a few people. Ultimately, I feel the die is mostly cast and our victory or loss will be based on our campaign of ideas. It's always fun to watch the tallies on election day!
: Today our main focus was on asking people if they are interested in being part of our cabinet by running our ministries. Lastly no I cannot tell you about our campaign secrets. If I did then they wouldn't be called a secret.
: In terms of preperations we did a good bit, we reached out to potential voters and asked them to vote be if for whom it may mainly and in terms of secrets, well there isn't much to it I suppose, be bold and take calculated risks I suppose sums it up.