Connolly-Fimian Predictions?

By Loudoun Insider

I have no clue how this will turn out, but with so many negatives about both, I can only say that if Pat Herrity had won the GOP nomination this would be over by now.  I cannot wait for an end to the endless dueling commercials!


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  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Doin’ great, now that final two precincts are officially in and Gerry is up by 820 votes and over the 0.25% margin of victory where the state has to pay for a recount. Maybe all the teabaggers out there can each send Fimian a buck to pay for the recount?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Pat Herrity could have, IBOB.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    IBOB, where you been? I know Franken is Senator. I liked him better when he was funny–now he is a strangely irate Stuart Smalley most of the time. I did enjoy it when he got all irate a while ago saying there would be changes in Congress if Repubs won. Well yes Al. Just as there were changes when the Dems won. (Maybe he was being IRONIC, now that he has gravitas? Snort!)

    Speaking of bitter, how funny that you would come out after the wave to project.

    No, I’m happy. Tired, after standing in the cold yesterday afternoon, but happy.

    Glad to hear you’re fine, NoJsm. We’ll see where the recount goes, if there is one.

  • I Bleed Obama Blue says:

    Perhaps, LI. Of course, Pat Herrity wasn’t on the ballot, which I understand is a bone of some contention in right-wing circles…

  • The Bulletproof Monk says:

    Look, I’m no Fimian fan. When replacing one crook with another one…I tend to not get excited. Herrity COULD have given Connolly walking papers. This was EXACTLY the same situation as Odonnell. A piss poor candidate who didn’t fit the district was pushed and defeated. That it was so close is PROOF that the District WANTED change….but wasn’t ready to go to the extreme to get it.
    As for the percentages…. when it was 818 votes earlier in the evening…that represented .35%
    What that denotes is — we’re WELL below the 1% trigger….and Fimian is NOT out yet.

  • The Bulletproof Monk says:

    If noone else will scream it…I will. I WANT those absentee ballots gone thru and confirmed one-by-one. If they’re legit – so be it.
    But excuse me when I recall Steve Hunt winning the District , only to lose when the absentee ballots were counted. Gee — you don’t actually have to stand in front of SBE officials to submit those. And short of actually walking to the address….you never know if it’s an undeveloped lot or that the person listed was ACTUALLY BREATHING on Nov.2, 2010

  • Bwana says:

    Yeah, I do believe the trigger for a state funded recount is a margin of one half of one percent of votes cast-including those for independent/green/write-in…SBE shows 226,688 voting. One half of one percent of that number is 1,133.

    So, at that rate the state would be on the hook for the recount.

    Also, out of sheer curiousity, does anyone see a point in time when folks that don’t like the Tea Party activists will stop calling them “tea baggers”?

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    “…folks that don’t like the Tea Party activists will stop calling them “tea baggers”?”

    While I do not subscribe to such adolescent insults perhaps it will happen when the rightwing stops calling the Democratic Party by the shorten version they adopted for essentially the same reasons – i.e., in an attempt to paint them in an unfavorable light. Comes around … goes around.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    .25% is a recount that the state pays for. Between .26 and .50% is the right of the losing candidate to demand a recount, as long as the candidate pays for it.

    Monk, why do you chronically claim that absentees are illegal for Dems? The spread on absentees wasn’t very large last night.

    Again, just because you don’t like the results of an election doesn’t mean you throw it out. If Fimian had won by 50 votes, you wouldn’t be screaming to go through every ballot by hand.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    Wasn’t the vote difference in the Franken race lower than the number of Felons that voted? Yeah, thats the ticket!

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Why do you have a problem with felons (Capital F?) voting? Oh yeah, I forgot, they’re all subhuman scum, just like minorities and intellectuals and everyone else who doesn’t agree with your lilly-white viewpoint on the world. Those people shouldn’t be allowed to vote, right?

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    NJSM:

    Illegally voting convicted felons:

    http://www.usbacklash.org/?p=1796

    Do you advocate for illegally voting felons? They can’t vote in VA either unless they petition the Governor.

    Your rants suck, get some new material.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Yeah, and illegally voting felons in Minnesota had a very low influence on the VA-11 election yesterday.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    What are your rambling about, you are the one advocating for illegally voting felons. You also called the race in the 11th this morning, before it had been called (still not called). You’re a real wealth of information.

    As far as I can tell, there a no “felon” issues in the 11th. Unles you have some insight?

  • I Bleed Obama Blue says:

    Another update: A data entry error resulted in Gerry votes being undercounted by 100 at the Sideburn polling place and a data entry error resulted in Fimian votes being overcounted by one at the Woodson polling place. New victory margin for Gerry: 921 votes. Still the votes will be recounted, but it’s always nice to see the bar for Fimian raised.

  • Bwana says:

    See E.(iii)….one half of one percent

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    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-802

    Virginia Code 24.2-802
    E. Costs of the recount shall be assessed against the counties and cities comprising the election district when (i) the candidate petitioning for the recount is declared the winner; (ii) the petitioners in a recount of a referendum win the recount; or (iii) there was between the candidate apparently nominated or elected and the candidate petitioning for the recount a difference of not more than one-half of one percent of the total vote cast for the two such candidates as determined by the State Board or electoral board prior to the recount. Otherwise the costs of the recount shall be assessed against the candidate petitioning for the recount or the petitioners in a recount of a referendum. If more than one candidate petitions for a recount, the court may assess costs in an equitable manner between the counties and cities and any such candidate if both are liable for costs under this subsection. Costs incurred to date shall be assessed against any candidate or petitioner who defaults or withdraws his petition.
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  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Eric, again, gotta love your reasoning: you don’t subscribe to adolescent antics, but tit for tat!

    lolol

  • Scooter Powell says:

    Does anyone know what happened in Prince William County?

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    “Eric, again, gotta love your reasoning: you don’t subscribe to adolescent antics, but tit for tat!”

    Oh no, Barb. Read what I wrote – I don’t subscribe to adolescent insults – INSULTS??…no…antics??…sometimes….

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    say “most of the time”, and I’ll happily agree with you! tee hee

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    You first, dear…

    roflcopter

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    You two are SO stinkin cute…….

  • The Bulletproof Monk says:

    I see noone can still argue reasonably about the validity of the absentees popping in out of nowhere.
    And if it was happening FOR Fimian, I’d demand it just the same. Too bad democrats wouldn’t, with that hefty double standard and all.

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