Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Special Election for NY Congressional Seat Gives 65 Vote Edge to Democrat!

Maybe the GOP can hire the same folks who have been helping Al Franken manufacture votes in Minnesota to help with the recount!

Don't let anyone tell you their vote doesn't count...

This was the special election for the congressional seat vacated by Kirsten Gillibrand(D) who was appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.

March 31, 2009 - 11:04PM ET
U.S. House - District 20 - General
Scott Murphy(Dem) 77,344 50%
James Tedisco(GOP) 77,279 50%

100% of precincts reporting
Results from 2008 election gave Gillibrand the win with a 75,620 vote margin (~24%) making this a pretty spectacular comeback for the GOP in this district but still missing it by a hair. Viewed as a referendum on Obama, this shows a high level of voter dissatisfaction which spells trouble for the Dems in the congressional elections in 2010.

There may be remaining absentee ballots before an official winner is declared, so cross your fingers.

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