Skip to comments.Upstate battle for Kirsten Gillibrand Congressional seat is too-close-to-call
Posted on 03/31/2009 8:52:42 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
ALBANY After a short, tense campaign, the two candidates in a New York congressional special election that focused on President Barack Obama's popularity and his economic policy were separated by fewer than 100 votes, and it looked likely the race would be decided by absentee ballots.
With all but one of the 610 voting precincts in the 20th Congressional District reporting, Democrat Scott Murphy led Republican Jim Tedisco by 81 votes out of more than 154,000 cast Tuesday in the race to replace Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. A problem with a machine in Saratoga Springs delayed the final reporting from one precinct.
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With 60,000 Republicans in the district, it is pathetic it is this close. Some are saying well at least it is that close...anything to give a pass to the Republicans. See what happens when we don’t shout out our conservative values. We end up shouting “Theft”. We should have easily won this election. That should be our talking points...Why did we not win this seat easily.
There are almost 10,000 absentees out. The only thing we’ll know tonight, is that we won’t know who won - probably not for a few weeks.
The GOP traditionally does well in absentees, however the Dems have been doing better since about 2006. It’s impossible to say who won here.
Yep. I was dismayed to see Tedisco take a stridently populist stand here. He vacillated on the stimulus bill and that made him look bad.
This should have been crystal clear for Tedisco: I’m for low taxes & responsible spending. Murphy is for a $4 trillion budget, tripling the deficit, and higher taxes on everyone.
For some reason, Tedisco spent most of his time trashing Wall Street.
The Democrat will win after they get done with the absentee count. There will be shenanigans such as happened in Minnesota with Al Franken. The Democrat will win. I will be pleasantly surprised if the Republican won instead.
Because half the voters are stupid enough to vote for the Democrat.
All the absentees have been impounded per court order. I think the GOP was actually pretty on top of vote shenanigans in this district.
Sadly you are correct.
Can we change hearts and minds?
when elections are close, you can bet that the Dems will have the tricks to steal it.
Thank the Libertarian candidate days ago throwing his support to his fellow pro abortion Democrat friend.
I can't remember his name, but a Dem for the 60's era said if it's close we will steal it. So you better win by a lot.
I wouldn’t put ANYTHING past the Obama types, but let’s not get into “instant conspiracy mongering mode” like the left did throughout the Bush presidency.
Do you have any solid reason to believe that this is election fraud?
(D) Gillibrand 62%
(R) Treadwell 38%
(D) Murphy 50%
(R) Tedisco 50%
To be fair the older the absentees the greater the chance they favor Tedisco. Remember, just a few weeks ago Tedisco had a double-digit lead. That became a small lead about 10 or so days ago and a dead-heat now.
Given that the votes will be fairly counted (which is NOT a given), I’d probably rather be Jim Tedisco now than Murphy. We’ll see.
Murphy leads by just 59 votes. All we need is to net at least 60 votes out of the 6,000+ absentees. Quite doable.
The district is steadily turning Dem, they move from the places Dems have ruined to enjoy the relatively better areas...then are ruining them as well.
Many of the Republicans here voted Obama. This is New York.
ACORNimusObummeris, must be a disease that has spread all over the US. The disease was brought here by “O”sorus “r” Us now! Only a fearce injection by “TRUE” ConserititusPenicillian voters can cure the plague now known as BORACKHUSSIENOBAMA the illegal Usurper!
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