Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Massachusetts Senate Election Results in Real Time

Update 9:35 PM: Brown projected the winner by the AP, also. Coakley calls to concede.

Update 9:30 PM: Brown projected by Boston.com the winner with a 7 point lead over Coakley with 75% of polls reporting. Brown- 864,629. Coakley- 759,561. Down by over 100,000 votes, even Boston can't save Coakley.

Update 9:23 PM: Brown with 822,901 votes to Coakley's 720,460. Kennedy's not even a spoiler with just 15,727 votes (1%). Brown maintains a 7 point lead over Coakley.

Update 9:20 PM: Almost 70% of the precincts have tallied up and Coakley's winning huge in Boston almost by a 2-1 margin. But over half of Boston's polls (135 out of 254) have reported in and she's running out of votes. Brown maintains a 7 point lead.

Update 9:14 PM: With 2/3's of polls reporting, Brown has widened his lead over Martha Coakley 53%-67%. It doesn't look good for the Attorney General. Only Boston can save her now.

Update 9:01 PM: With 52% of precincts reporting, Brown is maintaining his 5 point lead at 52%-47%. Coakley's still winning in Boston, as expected. But she'll have to win huge in that city if she any chance of pulling this out.

Courtesy of Boston.com.

So far, with just over a third of the precincts reporting, Coakley's losing to Brown 52%-47%. She's cleaning up in the biggest cities. Remember, though, that Boston has 254 precincts and only 23 have reported in. Coakley's winning 6550 to Brown's 5022 in the state capital.

Bottom line, if Coakley loses Boston, she loses the election because she's not going to win in the smaller towns.

1 Comments:

At January 20, 2010 at 7:26 AM, Anonymous comrade Rutherford said...

The Democrats fought hard and long and in the end they were 100% successful!

They carefully engineered the loss of this special election, first by making sure anti-Democrat Coakely was on the ballot, to ensure the Democratic electoral base would not come out, and then by associating Coakely with negative attack ads designed to alienate the Independents, and finally by not starting the heavy campaigning until it was way too late.

The Democratic Party got exactly what they wanted, an excuse to side with the GOP by being able to claim they 'lost' their super-majority (which they refused to do anything with anyway).

 

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