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Democrats Pick Up Wins Days After Election, But Some House Races Still Undecided

November 12, 2010 by  

Democrats pick up wins days after election, but some House races still undecidedRepublicans 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). 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.

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  • Dan az

    I think we all know where this one is going, how many here can spell her name let alone pronounce it. (with out looking!)

    • J.M.R.

      thats an easy one COW

    • Kinetic1

      So far, reports say that about 89% of those counted spelled her name correctly.

    • EddieW

      I would spell her name a little differently B**ch! I’m still hoping and praying that Miller will get it…and get rid of that evil and corrupt…whatsername

    • Allan Halbert

      Think you could come up with an actual subject for the next post?

  • Cindy

    Well, if they can’t spell her name, are they really that informed? Now, filling in the oval–what’s up with that?? And, the primaries yielded a winner. It was Joe Miller in the Republican primary. So, in the general election looks like the liberals are double teaming Miller. Those voting for Mukowski seem to be Democrats crossing over to the write in + liberal Republicans. It did not help Joe Miller one bit that the Republicans allowed Murkowski (I just checked my spelling and I got it right!!) to retain her committee chair seat in the Senate even though she lost in the Republican primary. Seems like establishment Republicans just have such a hard time with listening to the people who won the primary as their compass and doing what’s right. Keeping their own power seems to be what guides them.

    • Daniel

      Cindy, the reason she was “allowed,” as you put it, to keep her seat was because she was–and is, for that matter–a sitting Senator. Just because she lost the primary didn’t magically kick her from office.

    • independant thinker

      “Seems like establishment Republicans just have such a hard time with listening to the people who won the primary as their compass and doing what’s right. Keeping their own power seems to be what guides them.”

      Hey, that s nothing new. The Democrats are just as guilty. The solution is to keep throwing out the incumbants that do not listen to the people until we get some in office who will listen.

  • newspooner

    Today in Taxachusetts the last “conditional ballot” in a State Rep. race will be counted if the registration status of the voter is affirmed. Then the 2 candidates in the race will be separated by either 3, 4, or 5 votes. A recount is expected. Can you guess who will win? Will it be the Republican (80+% solid on the issues)? Or will it be the Democrat (20-% solid on the issues)? The Republican presently leads by 4 votes. Can you guess who will win? Hint: check the history of recounts in Taxachusetts in the past 30 years.

    • mike johnston

      I think its time for a national voter ID card program. A photo ID with embedded data like the current government CAC card. It is the only way to keep the dead, illegal aliens, etc from stealing our elections.

      • newspooner

        Proof or good evidence of residence, such as a driver’s licenese, utility bill, real estate tax bill, etc. is fine for matching the person to the name and address on the voting list at the polls, but THE WORST POSSIBLE THING WOULD BE THE EXISTENCE OF A NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD, FOR ANY PURPOSE !!!!!!!!!!!

    • alpha-lemming

      Don’t be rushin’….. you think voter fraud is easy???

      Also, if you’re on welfare (taking vs. contributing), logic, fairness, and any remaining sense of autonomy dictate you shouldn’t have a say in determining the size of your presents. Felons have ceded their right to vote, just because your theft is government sponsored doesn’t change anything. The good news is, if you get off the public dole and become self-sufficient, responsible, and productive, you can regain your voter privilege.

      An IQ test to determine voter eligibility would be nice as well.

      • newspooner

        Another simple way to do that would be to have a tax bill receipt (payer specific) serve as a ticket to admission for voting.

  • JimH

    I wonder if Quinn could have won without the Chicago cemetary vote. I believe that’s what took him over the top.

    • Warrior

      No way, Quinn won a majority of the plurality by a slim margin and that is a mandate to raise state taxes! Happy days are here again, the private tax payers get screwed again….da da da da fa la la la. And the crook county beat goes on.

    • eddie47d

      The Republicans and Democrats can both be corrupt and there is voter shenanigans all over this nation. Although I don’t think it is near as bad as all the hype we hear about it. Instead of playing the blame game why not just spit it out. Say we are one heck of a corrupt country and a lawless society. We don’t trust anybody or anything and everybody else (besides ourselves) is a cheat and a scoundrel. Well,that seems to be the assumption!

  • http://none Over Your Shoulder

    Perhaps someone needs to figure out WHY they win the recounts. Where are OUR watchdogs? Who’s responsibility is it to monitor the recounts? There is something radically wrong when they always win. Someone needs to be held accountable. Why beat your brains out trying to get your man elected, just so someone on the oversight committee can let the win slip through his fingers. It wouldn’t be so ridiculous, if it didn’t happen over and over again. Do they have better watchdogs than we, or is there something funny going on.

    • newspooner


      But a worse problem is that of qualified candidates being illegally kept off the ballot. It has happened many times in Taxachusetts. That is why the communists (including Soros) have made an effort to get their stooges elected as Secretaries of State.

  • CowboyHerb

    Did you all see where the SEIU were counting the votes in Cal. What is telling you.

    • BOB


  • Teresa

    I think that is fine, If CA wants Boxer AGAIN..let them have her, we however should NOT be bailing them out of debt though! If AZ wants Reid AGAIN..they should have followed Constitution and NOT been allowing illegals rights to vote! If AK wants to allow write-ins that are unjust and the military records pulled when our own presidents will not…only shows the character of the great USA we live in and the lengths will go to to will an election and only proves to the American people what they TRULY are. If CT wants to have a known CAIR associate instead of a woman who has morals….let them have him, we can pray for them. As a matter of fact, I think that is what we need to do…Pray hard for our nation!

    • Don

      Hi Teresa, i agree with you 100%, except reid is from Nevada not Az.

      • Teresa

        lol, sorry my bad…was getting too fast in my typing…lol

    • newspooner

      The problem with letting California have Boxer “if they want her” is that the rest of us in the rest of the nation get stuck with her communistics votes too. So we should all work to defeat all bad candidates in all states.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Just once, I would like to see the california voters that continually vote people like p-lousy in and think those rats can demand their state be bailed out have all the rest of the pols vote against them!!! If they can’t open their eyes, then let the people open them for them!! I’m sick to death of watching good money being thrown after bad!!!

  • Teresa

    Still think it’s a terrible shame that OUR government could not SEND our Troops their ballots to vote but made sure the criminals and illegals were allowed…total disgrace to our nation.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    Some of these races IMO shouldn’t even be so close, especially with that RINO loser Murkowski in Alaska. It may be easier to elect moderate than conservative republicans in extreme blue states such as (Scott Brown’s) Massachusetts. But don’t blame tea parties, Sarah Palin, et al. In reality, the fault lies with the GOP leadership, for failing to get behind good candidates like O’Donnell in Delaware or Sharon Angle in Nevada. As for the latter, we know there was flimflam in Nevada, such as casinos trying to coax employees to vote for Dirty Dingy Harry Reid. And we heard about ballots in which Dirty Harry’s name was preselected. In addition to that, we now hear that there was a power interruption on Election Day. It’s possible that after power was restored, and voting machines re-booted, a large % of ballots may have been reset to the default or Harry Reid pre-selection. And don’t forget that workers from the leftwing SEIU worked on these machines. So I say: Demand a probe of these problems in Nevada. If Dirty Dingy Harry stole the election, we should be far from silent on it!!!!

    • JanB

      Earl, I agree with you. The problem lies with the GOP “leadership.” If they think that people who love liberty and honor the Constitution are extremists, then why don’t they be honest and become Democrats?
      I understand that GOP leadership won’t lift a finger to help validate write-in ballots in Alaska. Why? That speaks volumes.

      • JanB

        Very strange. I wrote my reply to Earl at 1:28 Central time on Nov 12, 2010. What time zone are we in here??? Who knows what time this one will say.

  • newspooner

    Scott Brown (50% correct voting, I suppose = “moderate”) only got elected because the Jan. 19 election turned into a referendum on Obamacare. We hope to replace him with a Constitutionalist in 2012.
    But, at least that great and knowledgeable “sports fan” Martha Coakley (very pro-tax, anti- Second Amendment, etc.) didn’t get elected. She thought that Curt Schilling was a Yankee fan. REALLY!!!

  • DenJ

    I have to have a valid original birth certificate to get a drivers licence or renewal in Missouri, so that perfectly qualifies as voter ID here. If one doesnt drive, they can get a State ID card (non-drivers) the same way. Any illegal can vote with a proof of address? Sounds wrong to me…

    • James

      It should quite obvious, by now, that the powers that be don’t want illegal aliens discovered.

  • James

    People who didn’t fill in the oval completely and correctly should be killed.

  • chuckb

    joe h, come to california, check out the state employment, check out the fed employment, check out the black population, check out the mexican population, check out the illegal mexican population and check out the teachers unions and the other trade unions and you will see why california votes they way they do. also not listed is the county employment. this is an insurmountable problem, we cannot survive as a republic when you are that deep in socialism, california cannot survive without the taxpayers of the country subsidizing them, if the other states follow in this pattern we have lost our country. liberalism, socialism and communism do not work. ask any californian that’s not on the public dole.


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