Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Live Election Day Thread

I don't expect to have much to say here until 9PM, but I wanted to leave a place for you to make your election day comments and observations. Turnout was very heavy in my neck of the woods (Benton County). Some thought the high early voting total would hold down the election day total. From here it looks more like a predictor of very heavy over all turnout.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blanche Lincoln can't do anything right:

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/epicfail-blanche-lincoln-turned-away-from-home-polling-place-this-morning.php?ref=fpi

1:55 PM, May 18, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

She is snake bit, but I predict the dems won't see it. They will march over the cliff and nominate her in lemming-like fashion.

Now if Republican voters can avoid the same mistake with Boozman.

3:27 PM, May 18, 2010  
Blogger Ivory Spring said...

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6:42 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can the Republicans AND the Democrats make a mistake for the same office? After all, it'll either be Lincoln or Boozman in November. Or, are you supporting Trevor Drown after tonight?

6:44 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(that was a joke, by the way)

6:48 PM, May 18, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Budda-bing.

But can they both make a mistake? You forget Obama-McCain!

8:16 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Ann said...

Just saw Baker on Channel 7's webcast throw his support to Boozman.

8:53 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Baker's endorsement of Boozman. In a way, I'm not surprised. I mean, one establishment candidate looking out for another. Plus, he and Jim seem to have been having it out more as the election progressed.

On the other hand, Boozman was the man who dashed any chance for a Baker victory when he unexpectedly switched races back in January.

Perhaps he's just assuming Boozman will win in June.

9:17 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I see now that the real assumption was that there would even be a runoff for this race...

9:32 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Ann said...

Several news outlets (AP, NPR, etc.) are reporting with finality that Boozman received 54% of the vote and will not face a runoff. While I should not surprised by this incomplete reporting, I nevertheless am.

The Secretary of State site is currently showing Boozman at 40.94% with 52 of 75 counties reporting.

10:04 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Historically, the SoS website is the last place you would go for up-to-the-moment election results.

It literally takes months for the last remaining precincts to be updated there.

10:08 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Ann said...

Okay, thanks, I'm fairly new to following politics this closely. So where does one go for the most current data?

10:09 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try:
http://www.kfsm.com/news/elections/results/

10:11 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Ann said...

Thanks.

10:13 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One can joke about Drown, but after Holt's valient effort, maybe it is time to put differences aside. After all he will be a factor one way or the other and he does have a large grassroots organization and following. Or we can make poke fun and get nothing but the same old Washington as usual garbage. I for one, am going to look into helping. I am tried of the same old crap.

10:48 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waste of time. I'm frustrated, too, but I also run the numbers. Drown can do nothing but throw the election back to Lincoln, and that is the exact definition of Washington as usual.

If you're going to spend your time and energy doing something, wouldn't you want that something to be productive?

11:05 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about that 3rd District congressional race? Womack vs. Gunner-or-Bledsoe (2nd place is too close to call).

11:09 PM, May 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does everyone keep ignoring the 500lb gorilla in the room?

1:47 AM, May 19, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll bite. What's the 500lbs gorilla?

8:05 AM, May 19, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is talking about Laurie Mastermeat!

12:25 AM, May 20, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't see the 500lb gorilla in the room, then you are either the donkey or the elephant that refuses to acknowledge it's presence.

1:03 AM, May 20, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the gorilla a candidate for some office, and if so, which one?

4:47 AM, May 20, 2010  

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