Skip to comments.Tweeting the Massachusetts Senate special election (Polls close @ 8pm EST)
Posted on 01/19/2010 3:48:20 PM PST by Libloather
Tweeting the Massachusetts Senate special election
Darkness is falling in Massachusetts and only a few hours remain before polls close -- at 8 pm -- across the state.
First, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, a Democrat, is predicting that turnout will be between 1.6 million and 2.2 million. What's less clear is which candidate that helps. In a traditional Democratic state like Massachusetts, one would assume that it would be a good thing for Coakley. But, Brown is the intensity candidate and, therefore, a larger turnout might benefit him.
Second, Galvin has indicated that he will not block the seating of Brown if the Republican wins tonight -- a major point of contention as Brown would represent the 41st GOP seat, giving the party, theoretically, the ability to block major Obama Administration agenda items including health care.
Third, the knives are officially out on the Democratic side about who is to blame for the current state of the race. Politico's Ben Smith got his hands on a memo from a Coakley adviser blaming Washington Democrats for their failure to provide her with the financial and infrastructural aid she needed in late 2009 to ensure this race never developed into something real. A Democratic party official shot back in an email to the Fix; "It's just a bunch of lies," the source said of the Coakley memo.
For the next few hours, we'll be tweeting our reporting, observations and random thoughts about what we are seeing and hearing in Massachusetts. You can either follow along below -- where the ten most recent tweets will appear -- or sign up to follow "TheHyperFix" on Twitter. Heck, while you're at it follow "TheFix" too!
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Close at 8PM? Sure they will. Watch some attorney for “disenfranchised” voters go for an injunction to keep the polls open till midnight.
Only problem is 90 percent are Repeats (or retweets RT)
Actually I like that. Its like threads that get posted at 1 am on FR and then the “already posted” police come out. Sometimes you miss stuff.
I like it!