Election Night Live-Blog

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20 comments

  1. bartsimpsonisdaman says:

    Looks like a tuffy today. But we is gonna prevail.

    Remember, vote Barnes! He’s ugly as hell but he has some damn fine cows!

  2. KD_fiscal conservative says:

    Its 8:30 pm and only 13% of the precincts in GA-2 have reported, but knowing that district fairly well, I can see we are on the verge of a Republican victory. The counties that have reported, are showing Mike Keown has a large percent of the vote, something that hasn’t before. For example in Lee County(a majority white, suburban county) has traditionally given about 50% of the vote to Bishop, this time about 77% is going to the challenger. Having traveled the district, I saw a huge anti-incumbency sentiment, so this trend will continue throughout the district. Even in tiny Quitman county, Bishop won 2:1 in the previous years. Considering these early results, along with the recent polling, which had us ahead by 4 points, I can all be guarantee Mike the win. Of course, I am a huge Mike Keown supporter, my analysis is biased.

    • seenbetrdayz, Ph.D. says:

      It would be nice. But don’t get excited. Dougherty county has yet to report.

      I will say that with 5/7 of the precints reporting in Peach County, Keown’s ahead with 2,743 versus Bishop’s 2,488.

      (Peach contains Fort Valley, which is the midget version of Albany).

        • KD_fiscal conservative says:

          Alright, I’ll take back my prediction, I spoke too soon. Mike is only leading by 10,000 and Muscogee and Dougherty just started reporting and it is not looking good so far. I don’t see where we are going to get the votes to compensate for those two counties. Bishop is leading in Muscogee by 5,000 and only 25% reporting. And Doughertry is only 9% and Bishop is leading by 1,500. Most of the other counties have reported. 🙁

          • seenbetrdayz, Ph.D. says:

            Same thing happened to an excellent republican challenger in NC’s 4th district. Until the urban precincts started reporting, he was holding a slight lead. Once they reported in, it fizzled and the democrat incumbent is going on two decades in Congress.

              • seenbetrdayz, Ph.D. says:

                Sure? Dougherty is still at 64% reporting.

                Muscogee is at 33% and it heavily favors Bishop.

                Less than 200 votes separate the two candidates, according to the SOS website.

                • KD_fiscal conservative says:

                  Your right, there are false reports all over the internet. Even the AP is falsely reporting Mike already won. I just talked to someone in the campaign, and no one is conceding anything yet. I guess we are going to have to wait for the official results for this race.

                  • seenbetrdayz, Ph.D. says:

                    Well, Keown will probably try again in 2 years. He’s got his name out there, and he’s gotten as close as any republican put up against Bishop in a long time.

                    Maybe it’ll be enough to get Bishop to start sweating.

                    • AubieTurtle says:

                      Probably not. The longer a pol is in office, the more out of touch they become. A close election will just be thought of as a fluke. Besides, can a tiger change its stripes? Bishop will be Bishop.

                    • KD_fiscal conservative says:

                      Don’t count us out yet. We are leading by 500 votes, but no one is calling anything yet.

  3. Doug Grammer says:

    The Ninth is putting up some huge percentages in Congressman Deal’s favor. Without doing the math, I’d guess at 80%. I’m waiting until the race is called before I call him Gov. Elect.

  4. Jeff Yoder says:

    It appears we have surpassed Louisiana (David Vitter) as the pinnacle of hypocrisy by voting party over values and ethics! It amazes me the party that rant and raves Family values, ethics and God’s party and then votes for a candidate who breaks the principles they claim to uphold. Is it any wonder politicians smirk and treat the electorate like slime when the sheepish voters don’t hold them accountable as they waddle back to the polls as if zombies shopping at Wal-MArt! How utterly stupid can one be! Way to go Georgian’s, you just solidified the stereotypical dumb southern voter for voting for a guy who has used his office for political gain..ie party over ethics!

    • AubieTurtle says:

      Funny you should mention Wal-Mart since the GOP at the national level wants to punish Wal-Mart for their support of healthcare reform. I doubt that’ll turn out very good for them.

      • B Balz says:

        Healthcare in the workplace as a benefit is soon to be gone. Not due to new HC law either. That bennie is too costly.

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