Skip to comments.Recounts in Virgina & Montana
Posted on 11/08/2006 5:53:30 AM PST by arroyob
RECOUNTS [Byron York]
Unless something unforeseen happens, we're looking at a recount in Virginia, where the law calls for a state-paid recount if the difference between candidates is one-half of one percent or less.
According to numbers on the Virginia State Board of Elections website, Webb and Allen are separated by 8,359 votes, out of a total 2,361,441 cast a difference of about one-third of one percent.
The situation is different in Montana, where Burns and Tester are separated by 3,113 votes out of 341,891 cast.
There, the recount standard is one-quarter of one percent, so if those totals hold up, a state-paid recount is unlikely. Posted at 8:26 AM
Lawyer up in Virginia, the new Florida!
His numbers for MT is old. The difference is only 1,586 now.
Let the nightmare begin.
Worth fighting, I'd say.
Unbelievable... Tim Russert was on NBC talking about the new House leadership and one word he never used... liberal. That is one thing they are, if anything. Definitely a little bias there.
However these Senate races go I hope they're resolved soon; I'd hate to see a repeat of 2000.
no absentee ballots to speak of in Montana, so Virginia may be the best shot.
21K absetee ballots out in Montana?
Unfortunately Meagher County has only 1,400 adults - and based on 2000 and 2004, the best we can hope for is a +500, which may not be close enough to get a state paid recount.
Unless there are uncounted absentees and an unually large number of provisionals from Burns precincts, I am afraid this one is done.
Your numbers are old. CNN says that Tester leads by 1735 votes. 99% of precints in.
398,259 votes counted. So 0,25% of it is 996 votes. A state-paid recount is unlikely, but let´s wait for safe informations on the absentee vote situation.
It seems all counties are in now, except for the absentees, of course.
Why even bother at this point because one up or one down it still takes 60 votes to even get to cloture on any issue.
No, Meagher is still missing. But this county alone cannot change the outcome. So IF there are uncounted absentee ballots out there, these can make a difference. Otherwise: 6 years D.C. for Mr. Tester.
Anybody know what the amount of overseas and absenteeds not counted in VA yet? Same with MT?
Meagher is still out according to CNN, but congratulations putzhead Libertarians, for draining off the vote.
In VA the absentee ballots are already included in the vote tally:
Mailed absentee ballots are counted on Election Day in the Central Absentee Precinct (CAP). Fairfax County uses optical scan equipment to count paper ballots. Please follow the marking instructions on your ballot and return it in the envelopes provided. Be sure to fill in ALL the information on Envelope B, including; your full name, legal address, your signature, your witness's signature and a date. Anyone, including your spouse, family member or neighbor, may serve as your witness.
In other words, it's over. No way a recount changes the total by 8000 votes.
that's still almost twice as many as the .25% requirement...
The nation is waiting for these counties to report:
Fairfax City (vA)
Isle of Wight (VA)
True, Allen lost by the number of illegals voting and the number of farmers he screwed on the tobacco buyout.
I never thought I would see my former home of Virginia become a light blue state, at least not this fast. It seems to be easier for a Republican to win a statewide race here in Florida right now than in Virgina.
GOP better start thinking about potential "jeffords" on the Dem side.
I heard the "Perky One" last night gleefully calling them "Social Democrats"
Hey, Libertarians are people too (I think), even if they are inclined to amble aimlessly and be airheaded.
You would think these have to be 60% or better for Burns which would be about 2100 votes.
I saw NBC last night.
I don't see Russert on TV very much, basically only a few times.
Maybe I'm reaching here - but early in the evening he sounded almost thrilled that the Dems were doing so well.
I dont think Montana is over by a longshot though!
I meant current Dem Senators that the GOP can convert to their side.
I think Lieberman could be turned if he was offered enough.
this thing is gonna be close!
For 15 years, I've followed Virginia politics from afar.
It get the feeling that Virginia will soon become a swing state because of the explosive growth in Northern Virginia.
A lot of the newcomers are govt employees, a group with a vested interest in voting Dem.
Transportation is also a huge issue up there. Getting from Point A to Point B takes longer and truth be told, there's a sizable group of voters who don't mind paying higher taxes for better (and more) roads.
The democrap party media whores are gleeful because they have succeeded in turning this nation's voters into democrap lemmings.
Libertarians (albeit moderate ones) were kicked out last night. If that trend continues, the GOP may as well cement a longer term minority status. We need the moderate libertarians.
I think Lieberman is honest and will not be turned by dangling goodies in front of him. He could be turned, perhaps, by consideration of the difference in integrity between the two parties.
Problem is the religious branch of the part won't tolerate anyone who is libertarian. Just seems that way to me. If you say you are for embryonic stem cell research on this forum you are flamed within an inch of your life. I think this really hurt us at the polls.
I think a lot will depend on how the 'Rats treat him now. He may not be influenced by the GOP, but he is also keenly aware of how the 'Rats have treated him the past few months. Politically, he is more in line with the GOP than Lincoln Chafee.
does anyone know about Steele???
You are correct. This board is, and really should be classified as, not a conservative forum, but a religious conservative forum. There are other places for more libertarian viewpoints - Free Republic is not it.
At this point I think Allen is clearly done for regarding the the 08 POTUS race.
He lost. By a lot. I'm really sad; he was one of the better senatorial candidates this season.
I agree. And it looks like in reality he's done for in the 06 race. Instead, we get a pedophile.
Says who? You? Do you have any Constitutional authority for that statement?
If you're for killing babies to advance research, so be it. Try sticking up for your position instead of whining about it.
Possibly Lieberman, but becoming a Repub could hurt his 2012 reelection chances.
I think cajungril is just stating that she didn't understand this was both a social and economic conservative board that often focuses more on social ones than economic ones. The GOP is, or at least was, a party that used to tolerate those viewpoints that were more libertarian. This board isn't meant to support the GOP alone, especially where it ignores social issues.
He won't switch. He is Democratic on a lot of issue, has a committee chair being dangled in front of him and will be welcomed back in his party.