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  • Today's News: Our Take - VIDEO: Karl Rove Questions Fox News' Decision to Call Election for Obama

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  • Karl Rove | Photo Credits: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic
    Even after Fox News called the presidential election for Barack Obama, one man was still holding out for a Mitt Romney win. Karl Rove didn't hesitate to butt heads with the network on camera, rejecting Obama's projected win of Ohio and thus the election.
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    "I think this is premature," Rove explained, after 74 percent of the vote had been tallied.  According to the Fox News analyst, a large portion of votes from rural areas hadn't yet been tallied and could result in a Romney victory.
    Given Rove's history, his caution when it comes to early calls is understandable. He served as an advisor to George W. Bush, who won the 2000 election after Al Gore's premature "win" of Florida was contested and overturned.
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    None of Fox News' other analysts or anchors appeared to agree with Rove, making for quite an awkward showdown. Watch the video below:
    View original VIDEO: Karl Rove Questions Fox News' Decision to Call Election for Obama at TVGuide.com
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