November 7, 2006

The Webb/Allen fight.

They're showing Webb up now in the Virginia Senate race. Personally, I like Webb. He's an interesting character.

17 comments:

Mortimer Brezny said...

Me likee Webb too. But this is hilarious:

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTlhOWI5Y2Q0N2M3YWEwZjBiNzAyZmQ2NTBkNDVjMjc=

Amnesty, here I come!

Gerry said...

On the VA returns website, with 99.18% of precincts reporting, Allen is up 1,900 votes.

Is that more or less than the percentage reporting you have seen?

Gerry said...

Found it-- the Washington Post has those numbers. They have the Allen and Webb numbers exactly transposed from what is on the Commonwealth of Virginia's election return site.

I have no idea which one is right. But either Webb or Allen is slightly ahead with slightly over 99% of precincts reporting.

humblelawstudent said...

I'm wondering the same thing about the WP. How do they have information that the website doesn't? Are they talking to the people before the information is entered?

Dave said...

Webb will bring a new perspective to the Democratic caucus. Something they need. It will be good in the DC area to stop hearing all the garbage about Webb's books and Allen's comments from 25 years ago. But we'll probably be hearing recount news.

When the Dems lost in '94, they lost a lot of moderate seats and the caucus really became left-wing. Now they're adding moderates, like Webb. But the Republicans are in the same situation now, losing moderates and they'll have a very conservative caucus.

Another character goes down - JD Hayworth of Arizona.

Gerry said...

Humblelawstudent-- that cannot be it, because they have Allen as having fewer votes than he does on the VA site.

In fact, at the time I posted that, the numbers were basically reversed.

humblelawstudent said...

The numbers aren't reversed. The WP site has more votes showing up for both Allen and Webb than the Virginia election site.

Gerry said...

Not at the time I posted that they did not.

Gerry said...

They must have had the precincts reporting to the WaPo (I assume via the AP) through a different mechanism than were reporting to the VA website. The vote totals were most certainly higher on the VA site, but with Allen ahead. But now they have even higher totals (even than the WaPo has) but with Webb ahead.

downtownlad said...

I hope Webb wins.

Allen is evil. Just ask his sister.

LoafingOaf said...

VA's web site has been updated now.

Yeah, it's a close-as-hell race. But it's only close because of the Green candidate.

So, the Dems will likely take the Senate, too. I have no idea what that means since I have no idea what the party believes in. I'm guessing impeachment hearings led by John Conyers. Enjoy.

I'm happy Santorum is gone, though!

LoafingOaf said...

And John Conyers, IMO, is the most evil man in the House. Ugh.

If anyone believes that jive about how the Dems are gonna be positive and constructive and not try to harass the president and undermine Iraq, well, I don't believe it. I'm scared for the Kurds in Iraq.

downtownlad said...

I don't see how the Democrats take the Senate. They still have to win Missouri, where they are down by 3.

The Senate will be 50-50, as Burns will probably lose in Montana.

Mortimer Brezny said...

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ODhiY2Y2YmRhZTE3YjlkNmNmOTVhOTExMmZkNGFiODA=

They did reverse.

John Thacker said...

The Virginia election site may have been the one to have it wrong. Or at least, I also saw that the VA site was nearly the reverse of the WaPo, and then the official VA site suddenly swapped its numbers.

amba said...

At 12:45 AM, CNN had Webb slightly up. They've been trading places back and forth all night. I also enjoy Webb and find him interesting and bracing. Surprising. My reaction to all this stuff about his attitudes toward women? "Hey, ya know what? We can take care of ourselves now! We can take it! And not take it too seriously!"

Mortimer Brezny said...

Webb said Web won; NRO says Allen's done.

Expect a recount.