That headline may be premature, but it was even MORE premature to swear in Owens last Friday before all the votes were counted!
Democrats didn't waste any time swearing in Bill Owens to take a seat in Congress representing the 23rd Congressional District of New York. While the Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman had conceded the race on election night when it looked like he was down by over 5,000 votes, all the ballots had yet to be counted and a string of reporting errors underreported Hoffman's totals by thousands of votes.
The official vote count is now so close that the actual winner will be decided by the 10,200 absentee ballots which were distributed. With ACORN and SEIU paid agents working on behalf of Owens that means it's likely the absentee ballots will favor Owens as fraud with these ballots is a specialty of Democrats.
But what would happen if it were determined that Hoffman actually won? Would Owens be removed from office and the deciding vote he cast in favor of Obama Care on Saturday be overturned? All unlikely, but you can just hear Democrats screaming at even the suggestion.
Meanwhile, Hoffman, who wasn't a particularly charismatic candidate is considering running again in 2010. Plus, for those interested in a poll taken after the election, here's some interesting background on the race.