Skip to comments.100% Reporting: Jim Webb(D) 1,143,144 over George Allen(R) 1,140,879
Posted on 11/07/2006 9:31:51 PM PST by jern
Webb defeats Allen by 2,200 votes
Now count the absentees.
Wow. I feel like Im in bizzaro world.
How pathetic that incumbent Allen and a former Governor no less...can't win against ANYONE by 10 points in a race like this.
Allen drained RNC resources and he still loses
Drudge is reporting VA SEN [99.26% IN], not 100% yet...
Already done - they are done when the polls close and submitted.
The absentees will put Allen up. They were like 2-1 for the repubs.
I think someone stated at Townhall that were counted, but I heard this second hand.
Is 2,200 votes a lot to overcome in a recount? I was too young to remember or care about the 2000 elections.
What about absentees are they counted? Military votes?
Me too. I just find this hard to believe.
Nor have the absentees been counted.
And the absentee ballots? How many were there??
There are no more absentees. It's over.
I think tonight's loss has a lot to do with the incompetence of the republican political tactics against the dems
Then I guess it ain't over til the fat lady sings!
Anyone hear from Streisand?!
State site still showing:
Candidates Party Vote Totals Percentage
J H Webb Jr Democratic 1,148,750 49.44%
G F Allen Republican 1,146,952 49.36%
G G Parker Independent Green 25,719 1.11%
Write Ins 2,294 0.10%
View Results by District Locality Total: 2,323,715
Apparently a lot republicans crossed party lines to vote for Webb.
Seems to be a grey area on that...are they counted or not? Nobody knows!
Trashing Webb's novel pushed him over. I said it on FR when it happened that it would back fire on Allen and got slammed for it. Next poll showed the flip to Webb.
It kills me. Allen is a true Reagan conservative. I wish he'd pulled it out.
Something is wrong here. The numbers do not match up with the offical Virginia results website. Don't panic yet - there will be plenty of time to panic later if we need to.
Conservative principles have not lost. "Macaca" lost this election, fairly or unfairly.
Remove the dead voters...
RECOUNT RECOUNT RECOUNT................
"Wow. I feel like Im in bizzaro world."
I fell to sleep for a couple hours-maybe this is a bad dream.
Apparently a lot of Republicans crossed party lines to vote for Dems in general. But, hey, this is what we've got, so this is what we deal with.
Time to 'clean House'. New leadership in order!
Well there goes the neighborhood.
Virginia has a very large military population that is currently deployed.
from the VA Election Code:
"D. Absentee ballots may be processed as required by § 24.2-711 by the officers of election at the central absentee voter precinct prior to the closing of the polls but the ballot container shall not be opened and the counting of ballots shall not begin prior to that time. In the case of punch card or mark sense ballots to be inserted in electronic counting equipment, the ballot container may be opened and the absentee ballots may be inserted in the counting equipment prior to the closing of the polls in accordance with procedures prescribed by the State Board, including procedures to preserve ballot secrecy, but no ballot count totals shall be initiated prior to that time.
As soon as the polls are closed in the county or city the officers of election at the central absentee voter precinct shall proceed to ascertain and record the vote given by absentee ballot and report the results in the manner provided for counting and reporting ballots generally in Article 4 (§ 24.2-643 et seq.) of Chapter 6 of this title. "
Doesn't look like Allen's conceding...
If this holds up, Allen has two years to rest, heal, regroup, and prepare to win the Republican nomination for President in '08. After all, who else is there? Or should the conservative Republican (used to be) base just vote for Hillary and hasten the inevitable destruction of the old order?
The novel had nothing to do with it.
ANd this includes how many absentees? Military votes?
I don't think it was Webb's book. It was the 24/7 negative coverage and distortion of Iraq by the MSM that is giving us so much trouble tonight.
So, they have been counted and it's a done deal.
Negative... No more recounts or lawsuits. We lost because our candidates sucked. Not a freakin one of them was able to frame the debate and make it about the issues.
Cantwell was down by about 4000 votes in 2000 and ended up winnning by 2500 a week later !
Actually I think the better statement would be: What a macaca!
The GOP in Virginia is broken. Both Allen this year and Kilgore last year had the worst campaigns. I thought it was a fluke with Kilgore (and a weak candidate) but this makes me think there's bigger issues.
They voted for that pervert? Va lost more than it gained here.
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