Wednesday, November 05, 2008

3 Senate Seats Still in Play

Al Franken (D) (yes, that Al Franken) in Minnesota trails 571 votes behind snake oil salesman and (alleged) womanizer Norm Colman (R) out of 2.9 million votes cast. A recount is Franken's right under MN state law, which he's already indicated he will pursue. Colman wasted no time in announcing that there should be no recount, you know, for the good of the Country.

Votes are still being counted in the race between fancy-boy Gordon Smith (R) and Jeff Merkley (D) right here in Oregon. Smith was leading in early counts, but the remaining ballots left to be tabulated are all from OR's deep blue city-states. Update: Merkley wins.

Convicted felon Ted Stevens (R) is narrowly leading his competitor Mark Begich (D) by 3,500 votes with 40,000 absentee ballots yet to be tallied. Even if he wins, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated that he will not be able to serve.

Finally, bad person Saxby Chambliss (R) of Georgia looks as if he will barely miss the 50% + 1 margin of victory necessary to avoid a runoff election mandated by GA state law in December against his opponent Jim Martin (D).


Pete said...

Time to watch the Republican party come apart at the seams. I'll make the popcorn!

Don Jason said...


Forty year senate veteran and convicted felon Ted Stevens loses narrowly in the recount.

If you payed any attention to this race it looked incredibly suspect every step of the way. Alaska has a lot of shady internal politics to address now. The election shenanigans were of the magnitude that UN inspectors were warranted.