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    Stony Brook College Democrats Celebrate at Tabler Quad

    “Electapaloozaaaaa!”

    These words could be heard from the upstairs of the Tabler Arts Center in Tabler Quad by Alex Nagler, President of the Stony Brook College Democrats. Room 107 was the site of Electapalooza, a party thrown by the College Democrats in support of Presidential Democrat nominee Barack Obama.

    When entering the room students were greeted by laptops strewn about showing various websites dedicated to the election. Rows of chairs filled the room as many turned out to view the historic race. Members of the club were there, as well as other supporters for the left wing party.

    For many of the students in the room it was their first time voting. Marissa Colon, a sophomore and History major, said she thought it was really cool breaking into her first election with a historic outcome. “We know who will win,” Colon said with a smile referring to Obama, “but whoever wins, it’s changing history no matter what.”

    Several spectators at Electapalooza voiced their opinion as to “Why Obama?” and the consensus response was “He’s not McCain” or “He’s not Palin.”

    Highlights of the night included a hand-drawn replica of the United States on a dry erase board by junior Tia Mansouri. It was then colored in with each parties representative color: red for the Republicans, blue for the Democrats.

    For early birds who arrived at the party before 8:45 p.m., they were treated to free pizza and various soft drinks. There were also friendly bets as to how many electoral votes Obama would end up with.

    And when the 9:00 p.m. polls closed, the crowd rejoiced as Obama had clinched virtually the entire northeast. This included a chant of “Yes we did! Yes we did!” when Obama won Maine.

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