Skip to comments.Arizona voters go to polls to fill Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Congress (Late poll closings?)
Posted on 06/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
Voters in Arizona were set to select a replacement for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in a competitive special election on Tuesday, but late poll closings left the winner undetermined late Tuesday night.
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It's only 7pm in AZ.
That district is loaded with freeloaders and Barber is the Freeloader King. This one is going to be tough.
CNN today spent a lot of time today showing its support for the ‘Rat candidate.
Exactly. If the Washington Post knows what’s going to happen later tonight, the fix is already in.
NPR likewise. Just blatant boosterism of the leftwing extremist, and heaps of scorn for the war veteran running for the seat. No pretense at objectivity.
6:19 PM. No Daylight Savings Time in AZ.
Late poll closings = ballots imported from Mexico haven’t been tabulated yet.
That and a lot of the voters in that district don’t get out of bed until around supper time.
Ya almost got me. ;-)
Truthfully, I don’t think there will be much if any hanky-panky.
Giffords old district was quite conservative, and she was able to win the election there by getting a lot of outside money from Tucson liberals who were just outside the district. In fact, she was shot while campaigning for money outside her district.
However, this worked because nobody was giving much money to the Republican candidates there. This time is different.
To start with, the district has been changed to incorporate even more conservatives. The out of state money going to both sides is much greater than it was before.
Very little of the Republican money is going directly to the Republican candidate. Instead it is working to get him elected at a different level, where truthfully it is probably more effective.
It will be interesting to see what happens, but the end result will be moot all too soon.
Looks like the Dem will take this in a walk based upon other reports. Hope not.
I would be Shocked
Last week NJ-10 had a primary. Fortunately the late-far-left-wing extremist’s son won’t take office until General Election in Nov. No Special elections in NJ.
oh no. not again, with the slow polls. nothing on the sec state’s site yet.
Polls still open.
good. i hope they close on time. for a special, there should be a very low turnout.
Thanks for posting the results thread.
If Debbie Downer’s former BFF Gabby would have gone down in flames this November, thanks to her ObamaCare vote and 1070 opposition....and then she was shot. Now she is St. Gabby, and the little Pelosite douchebag Ron Barber will likely win - despite his blaming Karl Rove and Palin for the shooting. And in November, a much more Democrat district will make it easy for him.
There has been a lot of last minute money poured in.
We got at least 7 phone calls today urging us to vote and an invite to an ongoing phone-in AARP town hall meeting. This is on top of the multiple phone calls, both robo and live, over the last two weeks or so.
I think most of the money was (D) so it might be tough for Jesse...
The district is unchanged for this election. Giffords puppet will get some sympathy vote. If folks aren’t paying close attention, then they may believe the media coverage that Jesse Kelly kicks old people for fun.
The election in November MAY be different. I’m pulling for Jesse Kelly, but I find it hard to be optimistic.
The polls just closed here in Tucson. This election was only for CD-8, Giffords old seat. So there is nothing late about the polls closing it’s just the Post crying because they are three hours ahead of us, Boo Hoo!
I prefer calling it “Gifford’s former seat”. After all she is no longer in office. Not going to pick on fact calling it Gifford’s seat. Which in a sense it was.
GOP ahead in early returns: 51 - 45
Hard for me to be critical of Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly since he was an astronaut and fighter pilot. But I find it interesting he is speaking out against hateful and virulent political speech while he also writes in the book “Gabby” that Debbie W-S is one of their good friends. She is responsible for so much of that uncivil speech.
wow. we’re now down. big. looks like big turnout. strange.
According to Politico - 10.5% of the vote counted...
Barber (D) 81,381 - 53.1%
Kelly (R) 68,093 - 44.4%
This one is going Dem., too much of a sentimental aspect to overcome.
to illustrate how manipulative the SCM is, the Politico had a headline a few days ago...."Kelly attracts big outside money"...or something like that....but the gist of the article is that the Rat had a huge amount of Rat money and Jesse had to do a lot of catching up late....
but the sheeple will look at the headline and think Jesse is pulling in millions from the vast right wing conspiracy..
No, Jesse refused to fight and wanted to play nice. Barber has been flinging poo without much rebuttal. There is a clip of Barber saying he would be just like Gabby and then steered away from it after getting the polling data. But Jesse refused to use it.
The RNC came in with strong ads like only yesterday but then it was too late. They have been early voting since May 17th.
If it turns out the way it looks like it will, I think that Antenori will run again in the fall and probably announce tomorrow. He’s a fighter and will hold Barber’s feet to the fire.
its time to put to bed the old truisms that every military guy or astronaut is somehow good and moral and beyond reproach...
Pima county not in yet. Large rep base.
According to AZ website, Barber received 71,781 to Kelly’s 57,091 in Pima County.
ok, not good then. Thanks
Pima County is the democrat leaning part of the district. But I suspect the accusations made by the media that Kelly likes to kick starving old people and tortures kittens in his basement will be too much.
Tucson is the San Francisco of Arizona. Lots of stupid people looking for someone to take care of them. I doubt it will get better when the new district kicks in...
I’m not seeing county raw votes at the site listed above, just percent of precincts.
I agree overall Pima Co. is the largest liberal County in AZ, do you see which precincts within the county have been reported?
The NRCC started running ads back in late April - running 5 different ads total.
Probably that Super PAC that ran hundreds of thousands of dollars negative ads trashing Kelly’s character and using that old clip saying Giffords “wasn’t a hero of anything” had a very negative impact.
That’s the only county still with outstanding precincts according to the AZ website linked above. Click on the ‘Counties Reporting’ link.
Must have been on tv because I didn’t hear anything on the radio until just recently.
thank you, I see Jesse won Cochise. I live in a slightly republican precinct in Pima.
I’m guessing this goes to Barber. Maybe in Nov. the sympathy will subside and the disgust with Obama will increase.
No way this district is “quite conservative.” It hasn't changed yet. The University of Arizona and moonbat Tucson is right in the middle of it. They are so stupid here they don't light the city streets because of an observatory. This district since 1982 has been represented by Jim McNulty, a moonbat Democrat, Jim Kolbe, a gay Rino, Giffords, and now this new idiot.
Pinal county had a 67% turnout? Santa Cruz over 50%?
Yes, it did look bad.
As usual it was presented out of context with no real indication of when he said it. Anyway, we in Oro Valley just got redistricted out of his district for the Nov. election. Probably making the district even more (D) biased.
looks like the margin for the dem was from pima county. the dems turned out their vote. big turnout (50%!) for a special. this definitely looks like urban lib vs rural conservative and urban won.
reminds me of ca. oh well. jesse would have been great. hope he hangs in there. on to the next race.
It didn’t help that McShitty told her supporters to vote for Barber because she’s running in the new CD 2
You have a great candidate in Jonathan Paton!
no, don’t think so. look at the results. pima county (urban) turnout huge (looks like more than 50%). special turnout should have been 20/25%. this district is basically blue and won on the ground game of the dems. jesse’s best chance was if the dems didn’t turn out their voters. the good thing is that the leftists spent bigtime to “hold” this district. our war is also one of attrition and i believe my money and time on this race for jesse was well spent.