Democrats Pick Up Wins Days After Election, But Some House Races Still Undecided
November 12, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
Republicans notched a historic victory in the midterm elections by recording the biggest gain in the House of Representatives in more than 60 years. But the GOP may not be done adding to their victory list quite yet.
Bloomberg reports that, as of Nov. 8, there were still nine Democratic-led district elections that were undecided. Larry Sabato, the director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, told the news provider that he expects that conservatives will pick up a total of 63 or 64 seats when all of the votes are counted.
Democrats did, however, score several key victories in the days following the election. On Nov. 5, Republican Bill Brady conceded defeat in the Illinois gubernatorial race against Democrat incumbent Pat Quinn. In Colorado, incumbent Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) defeated Tea Party-backed Ken Buck, who had led in all of the polls leading up to the election, according to ABC News.
A winner has yet to be declared in the Alaska Senate race between Republican Joe Miller and incumbent — and write-in candidate — Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). Politico.com reports that election officials began totaling write-in ballots on Nov. 10, and the process could take days or weeks.
Both candidates are gearing up for a legal battle over the write-in totals, the news provider reports. Miller's campaign released a statement that said that a significant percentage of the 13,000 write-in votes will be disqualified because many voters misspelled Murkowski's name or did not fill in the oval correctly.