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THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered. It won't be a pretty night for the GOP.
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Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered.

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...and deservedly so!  yes 

Sadly, the Senator I want to see defeated the most (Saxby Chambliss) may win re-election.
Glad to see Mary Landrieu may finally win in a landslide this time around.
Al Franken will surpass John McCain was 'the funniest man in the Senate' once Franken defeats Norm Coleman.
If the Alaska voters re-elect Ted Stevens then maybe the AKIP may be on to something.
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
Sadly, the Senator I want to see defeated the most (Saxby Chambliss) may win re-election.

I said it in the other thread: Saxby will win GA one way or another. But the overall picture will definitely be good for the Democratic Party. I'd bet there will be 54-58 Dems in the Senate (Including Sanders and Lieberman].
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Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered. It won't be a pretty night for the GOP.

And the first smacks has been delivered:
Mark Warner (D) has won Virginia over Jim Gilmore (R).
And North Carolina has ditched Elizabeth Dole (R) in favor of Kay Hagan (D)   thumbsup 

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Democrat Kay Hagan Beats Libby Dole for North Carolina Senate Seat!  bigthumbsup 

"North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan has pulled off one of the early upsets of election night, knocking off Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole in a race that was one of the nastiest Senate contests in the country.

Hagan’s victory is especially sweet for Democrats because she is taking over the seat once held by the late Sen. Jesse Helms — and because her election could signal a new era for southern Democrats.

Dole had always been a favorite daughter of the Tar Heel state, yet Hagan ran an aggressive race, fueled by national Democratic money, that portrayed the incumbent as out of touch and ineffective. The race will perhaps be best remembered for Dole’s infamous “Godless” ad – a spot that accused Hagan of cavorting with atheists who attended one of her fundraisers last year. That ad was widely denounced by local North Carolina newspapers, and may have actually backfired on Dole."

Source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15273.html
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Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
THIS is where the Republicans will just absolutely get clobbered. It won't be a pretty night for the GOP.

But one bright spot in Houston. Nick Lampson (D) is losing to Pete Olsen (R) so Tom Delay's district goes back to GOP hands.
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Mitch McConnell keeps his seat in Kentucky. Good for him. A voice of reason remains.
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Wow, NH goes Democrat, Presidentially and Senatorially...first time in quite some time (IIRC )for a democrat senator from NH - though I've only been voting for the last (now) 3 elections, so I could be wrong  Smile
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Warner (VA) and Hagan (NC) were no surprises. The Democrats REALLY wanted to defeat
McConnell in KY, and I'm glad they didn't get their wish. I figure that the Democrats will
end up with 55 Senate seats, plus the 2 Independents.
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:29 am

Please don't get 60....Please don't get 60.

What we will end up having is a bunch of bad liberal sponsered legislation that will get through without proper vetting.

Having a strong disent is critical to a free society.
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:41 am

Un-friggin'-believable! Senator Ted Stevens is holding on in Alaska - he's leading 49 percent to 47 percent for Mark Begich - with approximately 40 percent of the vote counted.

So, I was thinking about this scenario. If Stevens does win the election - and loses his court appeal on seven charges - could the Alaskan legislature appoint Sarah Palin to his unexpired U.S. Senate term?  scratchchin 
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:58 am

Well, it doesn't look like the Dems will get their 60 seats, too bad, i'd have loved to see a fillibuster proof democratically controlled senate, a democrat controlled house, not to mention the oval office.

WHY in the world would Alaskans even vote for that crook (Stevens)? the man is 84 years old, if he serves out this term, he'll be another Strom Thurmond! Another man who missed the bus for the nursing home.
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:59 am



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
Un-friggin'-believable! Senator Ted Stevens is holding on in Alaska - he's leading 49 percent to 47 percent for Mark Begich - with approximately 40 percent of the vote counted.



Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
WHY in the world would Alaskans even vote for that crook (Stevens)? the man is 84 years old, if he serves out this term, he'll be another Strom Thurmond! Another man who missed the bus for the nursing home.

I agree.

Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
Well, it doesn't look like the Dems will get their 60 seats, too bad, i'd have loved to see a fillibuster proof democratically controlled senate, a democrat controlled house, not to mention the oval office.

I have to say having a dominantly controlled goverment left wing or right wing may not be the best thing. Too much of one thing can be bad you always need balance that keeps things in the right perspective.

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Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 13):
I have to say having a dominantly controlled goverment left wing or right wing may not be the best thing. Too much of one thing can be bad you always need balance that keeps things in the right perspective.

true, but it would give the GOP a taste of their own medicine, as in in the days when Bush had a republican controlled congress and that congress basically rubberstamped anything he wanted to do over the objections of the Dems.
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:18 pm



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
If Stevens does win the election - and loses his court appeal on seven charges - could the Alaskan legislature appoint Sarah Palin to his unexpired U.S. Senate term? scratchchin

No, Alaska law requires a special election. This law was the result of the Gov in 2002 appointing his daughter to his seat in the Senate.
 
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Anyone see the results from the Franken and Coleman race? Wow, talk about close!
 
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Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 12):
WHY in the world would Alaskans even vote for that crook (Stevens)? the man is 84 years old, if he serves out this term, he'll be another Strom Thurmond! Another man who missed the bus for the nursing home.

The state of Alaska has benefited from having Stevens in Washington. And as for crooks,
there seems to be a couple of Democrat Congressmen from New York and Louisiana that
the DNC has no problem with.

And Stevens is much more lucent than Strom Thurmond was in his last term. In fact, I'd
put Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy on that "bus" before I would Stevens.
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:22 pm

It might be 2 weeks until we know the official outcome of the Alaska senate race.

"With all but three of Alaska's 438 precincts reporting, the Republican Ted Stevens held a 1.5 percent vote advantage over Democrat Mark Begich -- 48 percent to 46.5 percent. About 4,000 votes separate the candidates. The thin margin means the Senate race might not be decided for two weeks.

Still to be counted are roughly 40,000 absentee ballots, with more expected to arrive in the mail, as well as 9,000 uncounted early votes and thousands of questioned ballots. The state Elections Division has up to 15 days after the election to tally all the remaining ballots before finalizing the count."

Source: http://www.adn.com/elections/story/579005.html

I'm beginning to believe that this situation will get even uglier; Stevens will win, there will be a very long legal appeal process and a recount, and then Stevens will lose his criminal appeals, and he will be thrown out of the U.S. Senate rather than simply resign his seat.   

Alaskan politics - you just gotta love the drama!   

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Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:15 pm

We're in a runoff in Georgia now between Chambliss and Martin.

On another note: I was shocked to learn that voter turnout was much less than expected in Georgia this election -- in fact, it was lower than the turnout in 2004.

I did meet a few people who said they honestly didn't know who to vote for, so perhaps they chose not to vote at all.
 
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Quoting L-188 (Reply 10):
Having a strong disent is critical to a free society.

Yeah... When Dems have said that over the past 8 years, we have been told we are terrorists. Unbelievable.

Merkley and Smith are still close in Oregon. This morning, Merkley was up by 20,000 but most of Multnomah County (PDX) still has to be counted. I am keeping my fingers crossed on that one.
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Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 18):
I'm beginning to believe that this situation will get even uglier; Stevens will win, there will be a very long legal appeal process and a recount, and then Stevens will lose his criminal appeals, and he will be thrown out of the U.S. Senate rather than simply resign his seat.

Just wondering if the Republican leadership in the Senate, will do what the House Republican leadership did with Congressman Renzi when he was indicted, and just stripped him of all of his committee assignments, so for the past 18 months he has been nothing more than an empty suit in Washington.
 
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Quoting Seb146 (Reply 20):
Merkley and Smith are still close in Oregon.

About an hour ago, the Oregonian just projected Merkely the winner, which would be the 57th seat in the Senate for the Democrats.
 
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Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 18):
I'm beginning to believe that this situation will get even uglier; Stevens will win, there will be a very long legal appeal process and a recount, and then Stevens will lose his criminal appeals, and he will be thrown out of the U.S. Senate rather than simply resign his seat.

Alaskan politics - you just gotta love the drama!

 checkmark 

Tell me about it.
Looks like Alaska has taken corruption far beyond anything Daly did when he was running Chicago.

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 5):
Democrat Kay Hagan Beats Libby Dole for North Carolina Senate Seat!

That was beautiful to see her go down.

Quoting 767Lover (Reply 19):
We're in a runoff in Georgia now between Chambliss and Martin.

On another note: I was shocked to learn that voter turnout was much less than expected in Georgia this election -- in fact, it was lower than the turnout in 2004.

I am shocked Jim Martin closed the gap as much as he did. I thought he was a sacrificial lamb. I hope that race goes in to a runoff.
Chambliss could still win but it does give 1 more opportunity to knock him out of the Senate.
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):
I am shocked Jim Martin closed the gap as much as he did.

I'm not. A lot of Republicans are pissed about him voting for the bailout bill. Also, his support of the fair tax isn't universally embraced.
 
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Quoting NorthstarBoy (Reply 14):
Quoting Mike89406 (Reply 13):
I have to say having a dominantly controlled goverment left wing or right wing may not be the best thing. Too much of one thing can be bad you always need balance that keeps things in the right perspective.

true, but it would give the GOP a taste of their own medicine, as in in the days when Bush had a republican controlled congress and that congress basically rubberstamped anything he wanted to do over the objections of the Dems.

Not quite true. The hasn't been a filibuster-proof Senate of either party since 1978.

Also, the control of the Senate switched 3 TIMES during the Bush years:

Up to mid-2001:
Senate had a slim GOP majority.

Mid-2001 to 2002 mid-term elections:
Senator Jim Jeffords of VT switched from GOP to Independent thereby giving Democrats a slim majority in the Senate.

2002 mid-term elections to 2006 mid-term elections:
Majority power of the Senate returns to slim-GOP majority when Jim Talent of MO is elected to the Senate in 2002.

2006 mid-terms to 2008 elections:
Democrats regain slim majority control of the Senate w/2 Independent Senators (one of them being Joe Liebermann of CT) caucussing (sp? Spell Check is not working) with the Democrats.

Long story short: the Senate had a higher GOP-majority and duration trhoughout most of the Reagan and Clinton years than during the W. Bush years.

Another item to add:
Had this not been a Presidential election, would the House and Senate election results been different?

IMHO (and I could be wrong on this) is that many voters just voted via party-ticket (it takes less time to press just one button or move just one lever than for several office postions than to do it individually or ticket-split. Hanging on one's coattails can do wonders.

Would Rep. Murtha of PA (not in my district), who blanketly insulted his constituents earlier this year, have gotten re-elected had it not been a Presidential race?

Would incumbent Democrats in Congress (who had majority rule for the last 2 years) with consistently lower approval ratings (at one point, it was 9%) than outgoing-President Bush, been re-elected had it not been a Presidential race?

Something to think about folks.
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Quoting 767Lover (Reply 24):
I'm not. A lot of Republicans are pissed about him voting for the bailout bill.

Did Martin support the bailout?
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Quoting AirCop (Reply 22):
About an hour ago, the Oregonian just projected Merkely the winner, which would be the 57th seat in the Senate for the Democrats.

It's definitely over in Oregon - Incumbent Republican Senator Gordon Smith has just conceded to his Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley.

Source: http://www.politico.com/blogs/scorecard/
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Quoting RJdxer (Reply 6):
Pete Olsen

Great another Criminal in that district. That was the only predicted sure GOP House win until Mahoney's heterosexual activities came out.

That racist Barletta up in PA lost (good).

Too bad we'll have to put up with that Tarn Hag Bachmann (MN) for another 2 years.


Good to see Kay win and get a Dole out of office.
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Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
Sarah Palin to his unexpired U.S. Senate term?

Oh god..............Just remeber Joe Biden controls the senate now (As per her rules....)
 
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Quoting Usair320 (Reply 29):
Just remeber Joe Biden controls the senate now

So, he can run amok since he has obligations to both the executive and legislative branches. Lurking in the shadows, as it were.
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Quoting Seb146 (Reply 30):
So, he can run amok since he has obligations to both the executive and legislative branches. Lurking in the shadows, as it were.

You're right, but according to Palin she was basically obligated to sit in on sessions, which is not at all correct.
 
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In other news, the race in Minnesota will go right down to the wire, with 221 votes seperating Norm Coleman (R) & Al Franken (D). Under state law, a recount is required when the difference is less than 1000, so it will take a few weeks before that race is settled.
 
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Quoting L-188 (Reply 10):
Having a strong disent is critical to a free society.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl  How the tune changes....

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
Un-friggin'-believable! Senator Ted Stevens is holding on in Alaska - he's leading 49 percent to 47 percent for Mark Begich - with approximately 40 percent of the vote counted.

Alaska appears to be poised to be the first state to ever elect a convicted felon to the Senate. A rather dubious distinction.

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 11):
So, I was thinking about this scenario. If Stevens does win the election - and loses his court appeal on seven charges - could the Alaskan legislature appoint Sarah Palin to his unexpired U.S. Senate term?

I'm not sure how Alaska's system for Senate replacement works, but from what I heard on the news today, it could be Sarah Palin that nominates Sarah Palin to replace Stevens. Though I don't know why she would if she wants to run in 2012.

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Quoting Mir (Reply 33):
I'm not sure how Alaska's system for Senate replacement works,

Here is a copy of the ballot measure that was passed in 2004, that requires a special election to fill a Senate seat.
http://www.elections.alaska.gov/2004oep/bm/measure_4.pdf
 
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Quoting Seb146 (Reply 30):
So, he can run amok since he has obligations to both the executive and legislative branches. Lurking in the shadows, as it were.

oh my!!! GASP!  Wink

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 32):
Under state law, a recount is required when the difference is less than 1000, so it will take a few weeks before that race is settled.

I believe Minnesota Law stipulates a recount if the margin of victory is less than .5% (that's POINT 5 of ONE Percent)

Then anyone who voted in that race can challenge in court. (oh and someone on Franken's side rightfully will do so)

Then it can be decided by the US Senate. And then it will get interesting.

MN law seems a bit vauge on the Senate part. (oh and that'll change once these fireworks are underway)
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 26):
Quoting 767Lover (Reply 24):
I'm not. A lot of Republicans are pissed about him voting for the bailout bill.

Did Martin support the bailout?

Not as written. In fact, he used the bailout vote as a tool in the campaign. A lot of the blogs here had posts from people who said they were lifelong republicans but were voting for Martin because of Saxby's YES vote.

Incidentally, an interesting piece in the Atlanta paper today said that Democrats now slightly outnumber other parties in the state and the percentage of Republicans has decreased in the past 4 years.

The survey of Tuesday’s voters, conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other news organizations, found Democrats outnumber Republicans in the state. The poll found 38 percent of voters identified themselves as Democrats, 35 percent as Republicans and 28 percent as independents or followers of another party.

That’s a major shift from four years ago when 42 percent of Georgia voters called themselves Republicans and 34 percent said Democrat.


The article went on to say that Georgia is now more of a "purple" state and quite possibly on the way to becoming blue.
 
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Quoting 767Lover (Reply 36):
Not as written. In fact, he used the bailout vote as a tool in the campaign. A lot of the blogs here had posts from people who said they were lifelong republicans but were voting for Martin because of Saxby's YES vote.

Thanks for sharing.  Smile
With 100% of the precincts reporting, Saxby was at 49.8%.
He only needs to win an extra 0.2% in the runoff but then again, he does have an opportunity to stumble and perhaps Jim Martin can pull off a victory.
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Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 35):
Then it can be decided by the US Senate. And then it will get interesting.

Why wouldn't it be decided by the Minnesota State Legislature? That's actually how states
used to actually pick U.S. Senators. Only U.S. House members were done by popular vote.
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Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:52 pm

Oops, looks like Good Ol' Boy Saxby Chambliss is trying to get out of the runoff.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/11/8627/2212/991/659060

"Never one to let an opportunity to misled the people of Georgia, Saxby Chambliss has requested that he actually be excused from the December 2nd runoff against Jim Martin and just be declared the winner.

It is rumored that in private statements, Saxby has claimed that the knee that allowed him to have six deferments from serving in Vietnam has been acting up again....."



This from a man who trashed Max Cleland and compared him to Osama bin Laden (you remember Senator Cleland, the veteran who lost three limbs in Vietnam, right?)
 
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Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:52 pm

Funny how they're only finding voted for Franken and not Coleman huh?

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94C6LOO0&show_article=1

Coleman’s lead was originally 725, on Wed it was down to 427, then 236, then 221, now 206.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15490.html

Miraculously, absentee ballots have been found in a guy’s car. Three precincts drove most of the errors (out of 4000 or so precincts statewide). More “mistakes” and typos on ballots have allegedly been discovered in MN in these 3 precincts for the US Senate race than in ANY of the other errors in every other race in the state. Rather curious?

But strangely all of these errors have gone to Franken’s benefit.

How can we put a man on the moon but not be able to accurately conduct an election with integrity?
 
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Quoting Slider (Reply 40):

How can we put a man on the moon but not be able to accurately conduct an election with integrity?

How the hell do YOU know what's going on?

How about the county in MN that counted 24 ballots for Franken instead of 124? They admitted it was a mistake. Hell, I could spin that too and say that perhaps the county "accidentally" put down 24 instead of 124 because they wanted Coleman to win.
 
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RE: U.S. Election - #2 Senate/House Race & Results

Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:14 am

Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich now leads 84 year old convicted criminal Uncle Ted Stevens by THREE VOTES!!  goodvibes 

"The elections division still has over 10,000 ballots left to count today and thousands more through next week, but the latest numbers show Mark Begich leading Sen. Ted Stevens 125,019 to 125,016.

The new numbers, reflecting nearly 43,000 absentee ballots counted today, are from all over the state. Election night, Ted Stevens led the Democratic Begich by about 3,000 votes.

The state today is counting a total of about 60,000 absentee and questioned ballots. The Division of Elections said it expects to count roughly 35,000 additional absentee and questioned ballots over the next week."

Source: http://www.adn.com/elections/story/586989.html
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Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:21 pm

John McCain is weighing in and campaigning for Saxby Chambliss in Georgia.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...11/13/mccain_chambliss_martin.html

Let's hope that Saxby Chambliss earns the same results as John McCain did nationally.  Smile
Though John McCain won Georgia, it was very close and Obama and Martin had lots of momentum going in to election day. Let's hope that momentum is still there and enough to put Martin over the top.
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Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:44 pm



Quoting Continental (Reply 41):
How the hell do YOU know what's going on?

How about the county in MN that counted 24 ballots for Franken instead of 124? They admitted it was a mistake. Hell, I could spin that too and say that perhaps the county "accidentally" put down 24 instead of 124 because they wanted Coleman to win.

So, what you're saying is that they're incompetent....gotcha.

The whole thing stinks.
 
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Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:26 pm

Update.
Begich lead over Stevens grows

http://www.adn.com/elections/story/593530.html
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Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:30 am



Quoting Superfly (Reply 45):
Update.
Begich lead over Stevens grows

Woohoo!
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Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:35 am

Begich now leads by 3724 (which interestingly is an "anagram" of 2374, the lead earlier today).
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Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:39 am



Quoting WestWing (Reply 47):
Begich now leads by 3724 (which interestingly is an "anagram" of 2374, the lead earlier today).

I read an article that indicated that all the ballots in the most right-wing conservative part of the state have already been counted. Everything from this point will just be gravy for Mark Begich.  Cool

Tomorrow I'll be phone banking for the Democratic Party and calling voters down in Georgia to get out and vote for Jim Martin in the runoff to throw out that turd Saxby Chambliss.
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Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:55 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 48):
I read an article that indicated that all the ballots in the most right-wing conservative part of the state have already been counted. Everything from this point will just be gravy for Mark Begich.

It is even better than that. The 3724 lead is larger than the total number of uncounted mail-in ballots (which are approximately 2500), though I think AK will count any mail-in ballots that arrive from overseas by Wednesday (tomorrow). Mr. Begich is most definitely coming to DC.

Edited to add this link: Begich defeats Stevens in Senate race.

[Edited 2008-11-18 18:11:35]
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