Skip to comments.Final votes in: Walsh wins (Add another House Win)
Posted on 11/16/2010 3:31:29 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
"Republican Joe Walsh has defeated incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean for Congress in the 8th District with all absentee and provisional ballots now counted."
(Excerpt) Read more at nwherald.com ...
Illinois!!! LOL another smack down on the Rats ,Joe that is great news.
Another story: “All Ballots Counted: Walsh Beats Bean by 291 Votes”
“The final numbers are in for the 8th Congressional District race, putting Republican Joe Walsh on top by 291 votes.”
“Walsh received 98,115 votes, while Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean received 97,824. Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer’s totals were 6,495.”
Does that make the House 240 R vs. 190 D with 5 races still undecided?
Sweet, the Commies split the vote and the TEA Partier won.
Where is this? Why so close?
Walsh was probably 4K votes ahead before the fraud kicked in. Rats just misundertabulated by 500.
“Where is this? Why so close?”
This district is in the NW suburbs of Chicago. The incumbent is a democrat who won the seat about 6 years ago from a dinosaur Republican. The seat was continually listed as a comfortable democrat hold and ignored by both parties. The GOP provided little support for Walsh but grassroots Tea Party support more than made up for it.
Just leave a message, maybe he’ll call.
He has accountants pay for it all.
This is a true victory for the local tea party groups. Walsh has won with a ture grassroots door-to-door effort, with little if any National GOP support.
Bean will no doubt ask for a recount, so certification of the actual victory is probably a few weeks away.
How does the IL legislature look on redistricting? Did the R’s do well on state legislative races in ‘10? Looking at this CD’s history, he’ll be vulnerable in ‘12 if they move a few precincts around.
“Walsh was probably 4K votes ahead before the fraud kicked in. Rats just misundertabulated by 500.”
“How does the IL legislature look on redistricting?”
Bleak. Dems control the redistricting 100%.
Let’s just say, Walsh and his Republican neighbor in Congress (Dold) better enjoy the next 2 years, because at least one of them will not come back.
Life’s been good to him so far.
“Does that make the House 240 R vs. 190 D with 5 races still undecided?”
By my count, 241 GOP and 192 Dem, with only the 2 NY races undecided.
This race needs to be studied as a case example of how rat fraud was somehow overcome in its lionest of lion’s dens.
That’s what I was afraid of. I saw that at one time the district had been represented by Rostenkowski, then Phil Crane, then Bean... so assumed Walsh would find himself in an even heavier D district by ‘12. One thing the D’s are good at is redistricting to benefit themselves.
Just imagine how much he really won by.
Blessed be the tea party. Got er dun.
This should make you feel better about Ellmers vs Etheridge. She is in good shape to secure victory in the recount, in much better position than Walsh was.
Just a few minutes ago, I came across another set of numbers.
This Politico article says 7 races are still undecided, with Rs leading in 5: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45248.html
(The article counts IL 8 as one of the 5 leaning R.)
Melissa Bean will be making an announcement tomorrow afternoon. It may be a concession speech. If so, than Republicans will pick up at least 61 seats in the House.
Walsh was probably 4K votes ahead before the fraud kicked in. Rats just misundertabulated by 500.Actually, the reverse happened if my memory serves me correctly. Bean was ahead on election night until a math error was discovered in a double-check of totals. Suddenly, Walsh was ahead narrowly.
“This should make you feel better about Ellmers vs Etheridge.”
Oops! My memory did not serve me too well. Walsh actually lead by about 700 before provisionals and absentees were counted. The math error was actually in the NY race with Altschuler the Pub being thrust into the lead after one paper had already called it for the Rat with the Rat leading by several thousand. That race is headed for a hand recount.
I bet she demands another recount tomorrow, but I think in the end Joe Walsh can win this. They manufactured tons of fradulent votes in Crook County but most of the district is outside Crook so it’s much harder to steal. And now if she tries to pull an Al Franken she’ll get caught. Walsh even has a form on his website for people to fill out to report incidents of vote fraud on election night.
Normally I’d be popping the champagne if Bean goes down. She’s probably the media’s second favorite Illinois RAT politician (No. #1 being Obama himself, of course), and is beloved by the media for the same resons they love Mark Kirk (phony moderate)
Well, good news!
Roll Call is reporting that Bean has conceded. Yippee!
Vidak and Harmer don’t have a prayer, and it’s highly unlikely Farenthold or Ellmer’s lead would be reversed by a recount. Losing candidates were in closer races and did not even request a recount.
Only the 2 NY races are really in doubt.
Ding dong the witch is dead.
Audio track disabled due to copyright issues unfortunately.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.