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
Frist was the WH's choice.
>>Talent down, we are F'ed<<
Call me cynical but I cannot imagine Virginia being settled without lawyers and a recount. I don't think we know tonight either way.
Last I checked Bush is still CIC.
2009 is another matter.
the recount will be automatic.
Just a bad year for the Pubs. Regroup and get it done in two.
I dunno. However, Allen is through as a 2008 Presidential candidate even if he manages to pull victory from the jaws of defeat at this point.
Actually, it really was a coincidence. Fairfax County (outside of DC, the biggest county in the state) had two of their three absentee ballot "precincts" reported to the State Board of Elections at the same time, and they went:
Central Absentee Precinct ( C008) 2433 Allen - 4708 Webb
Central Absentee Precinct ( C010) 2766 Allen - 4157 Webb
That's what shifted Born Idiot from 1800 down to about 1800 up. Most (not all) of the absentee "precincts" left to count are in counties or cities that Webb won by some amount. The key thing now is the military ballots, and I'm not sure how those are handled. But absentees are (supposed to be) lumped in with these counts.
I need some more info on this ANYONE!!! My sanity depends on it.
What for??? Who the hell wants a presidential candidate that can't even carry his own state???
Even if Allen had won by a landslide tonight, I would have been scared to death to have had him as our candidate against the Hildebeast.
I think she would have beaten him handly...I shudder to even think that could happen to America.
and the absentee ballots???? And military ballots????
Bob Corker declared winner over Ford in Tenn.
The news services have nothing to do with it right now. The "official unofficial" counts on the Commonwealth's own website shows Allen down 1800 votes, with some absentees and a few straggler precincts left to count. There was a typo on CNN that gave Webb 4000 more votes than he should've had in one county, but that doesn't affect what the State Board of Elections is showing on their own website, and *they* have Webb ahead right now. We'll see how it goes in the morning.
Unfortunately, I live in Fairfax County .. and have watched it turn blue before my very eyes. It is so painful!
Both Tom Davis and Frank Wolf held their seats, but in the 50%'s v. 60%'s they did in 2004. It was not a GOP year. I am comforted in remembering that it was actualy worse in 1986 for Reagan.
You want to know the truth. All republicans had to do was run on one issue. Intercepting information from terrorist. Instead they ran stupid commericials that sucked about tailhook here.
"Just a bad year for the Pubs. Regroup and get it done in two."
Hopefully in two the pubs will realize the error of their ways.......moderate, even liberal policies do not make a winning strategy, politically.
The blame lays squarely on the GOP, and the inability to field candidates that a majority of people would vote for.
However, I am not so optimistic. There will be people who blame conservatives for this electoral fiasco.....and they will be wrong.
But, at least we get to laugh at democrats for a couple years. should be amusing starting..........tomorrow!
A republican was CIC in 1974 when the Rat House of Representatives pulled the plug on financial support to our South Vietnamese allies.
The Rats in the House took the position then that American military assistance to the South Vietnamese government was "fueling the war" and that withdrawing our support would in fact help end the conflict.
I just noticed Corker won and we are taking GA 8 (Shows you how far behind I am)
I think we can all agree that the Whitehouse appeasment doctorine made us look weak to the dems and they walked on us.
I sure hope not. After a certain number of chuckleheaded public moments, a candidate disqualifies himself from the presidency. Allen went over the limit with this campaign.
In Isle of Wright County, the vote is 9050 for Webb and roughly 6,400 for Allen. If true, the turnout would be 75% of registered voters compared to just a bit more than 50% turnout for the state. At one time, the listed vote total was 5,050 for Webb and 6,400 for Allen, exactly 4,000 votes different. Something does seem strange about this county.
Yes, I really need to listen to Rush tomorrow.
see post 126
Hey that's good news there. 5000 is not a lot of votes but it's better than Webb being ahead.
The margin being reported on CNN has swelled to 12k+. Unfortunately we're staring a 51-49 Dem Senate right in the face.
Please pray for some of our Iraq vets who are taking the election news pretty hard. Incredibly hard as a matter of fact.
We will Stand The Storm and carry on and we will prevail as God wills it.
"Call me cynical but I cannot imagine Virginia being settled without lawyers and a recount. I don't think we know tonight either way."
If it sticks at the current numbers I don't want that. We lambast the hell out of Democrats for similar sorelosermanesque tactics and I don't see any point in being both losers and hypocrits unless we find some real issues to litigate. Given the margin i'd be surprised if we did.
Did we lose the Senate or tie it up?
Yah, I heard something about absentee ballots not being counted till Thursday...is that right?
I'm praying to God this won't happen, and I don't think it will, because in 1974, you had a VERY weak Republican President and a HUGE D majority in both houses of Congress. None of that is so now.
I do worry that Republicans will go wobbly now though, especially with weirdos like the supposedly Conservative Walter Jones.
"Allen's political career is over. What a putz."
Over rated to begin with.
If Allen has any guts he will contest, question is does he have what it takes to fight?
When the canvasses are done and the vote is certified, if there is a chance of recovery, Allen will contest.
But to be quite honest, I don't see us recovering 8,000 votes through the absentees or a recount. And if the margin is that wide after the vote is certified, I hope we don't push for a recount.
This has been a long and ugly year. There comes a point when we have to face reality.
If there's ~any~ consolation in this, I think when the RATS wake up from their celebration hangover, they won't like Senator Webb anymore than we will.
Tell that to the VFW and Vietnam/Gulf War Veterans, both of which endorsed George Allen.
You win the prize for clarity.
That is exactly, EXACTLY correct.
Did we win in Montana? Are we going to hold the Senate?
No and no.
God bless you for being George Allen's strongest supporter on FR, Corin, but I just can't see how it's going to happen unless he's got a bloody miracle up his sleeve. There's only six precincts left and they're generally smaller, except for the Loudoun absentees and that's not going to be a mine of votes for the Allen camp.
Senator Allen made some mistakes, I'll grant that, but honestly, the media broke him in this state. By taking every single thing he did wrong and amplifying it a thousand times--and by publishing baseless, scurrilous charges like those of him being a racist at UVa thirty-five years ago (charges made by a radical anti-smoking Democratic activist, which the DBM NEVER told you)--they gave Born Idiot the push he needed to get over the top. Webb didn't win this election on the issues because he never talked much about the issues. He's a zero, a cipher, a nothing.
Plain and simple, the Washington Compost and the DC media macaca'd George Allen out of a job.
With all the talk of the absentee ballots and military vote--do you happen to know if they are alreay included in those totals?
Please remove me from your George Allen ping. I no longer believe he is presidential material. He ran a terrible campaign and I have no intentions of supporting someone who can't even carry his own state.
Most of the asbsentees are already in.
I am the keeper of the list. You're no longer on it.
Too bad...it was a good run but in the end Allen could beat Webb, but he couldn't beat the media. That was my fear from the get-go.
Win or lose Allen is finished nationaly.
That hurts, but God's still in control, and we have to soldier on.
Some say absentee ballots are counted and some say they are not. Which is it???
Sen. Allen made some mistakes, but nothing like it's been portrayed on FR. He is a freshman senator in an evenly split state (except for Presidential elections) who only won last time with 52% of the vote. Had FReepers simply supported him, as he deserved, we wouldn't be staring at his likely defeat right now. But for the most part they didn't.
Oh yeah, it's all the GOP's fault. < / sarcasm >
On the other hand, I was pleasantly suprised with Drake's win in the 2nd dist. Moveon.org started running ads on TV trashing her back in March, and all the local media was on the Kellam bandwagon.
Yes, I was glad for Drake--but my favorite race of the night was VA-05 where Goode totalled smoked Weed.