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U.K. Rumors Start to Fly

The broadcasters’ joint exit poll is due out just after 5 p.m. EST, but rumors are already circulating that it shows the Conservatives on 39 percent and the other two parties on 28 percent, which is just enough for a Tory majority.

The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson reports that the Conservative HQ is expecting 300 tp 330 seats.  They need c.325 for a majority. Fraser thinks they’re deliberately underestimating at this stage.

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