Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Tim's take

"We still have a ways to go" Tim Tagaris 10:40pm

We are seriously in a holding pattern now -- supposition is that Lieberman not conceding. No new numbers, and people are starting to get annoyed. The D office holders are all in Hartford -- we have the people power here.

We still can't get a sense of the outside media here -- we really are isolated in a small room. We can't find Drudge's source for declaring Lamont the winner.

133 000 Lamont
125 000 Lieberman
with 92% of precincts

We are also getting word that we may be crashing the blogosphere -- hopefully we'll be able to stay on!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why won't he concede?

JoeW said...

Blogosphere is friggin LOADED. DKos is available but slow. FDL is off the air, as is myDD. But you can feel the electricity...

Lizzy said...

Bob,

How many votes are they expecting from Hartford???

Hudson said...

If he doesn't concede before the papers go to print, he can use that to create the perception of a closer race and try to minimize the blow of the loss to his independent run.

Gray said...

The Courant confirms the numbers:
702 of 748 - 93.85%
Lamont, Ned Dem 134,942 51.65
Lieberman, Joe Dem 126,330 48.35

Lamont is 8600 botes ahead with only 6.15 of the precincts left.

fiat lux said...

Might be time to switch from beer to coffee, just in case the night runs very late......

Ian said...

I would hate to be a webmaster today...

Spread unchaged with 96% reporting according to the NYT

Anonymous said...

Dead people haven't voted yet.

brigham said...

blogosphere is crashed

jixau said...

it ain't done until the fat lady sings. this is close. hopefully no shennanigans in hartford.

joe's going to say he needs to run and bring the 100,000 Dems and all the Repubs together. this was a civil war by the anti-security crazy left wing liberals.

steppenwolff said...

Hartford 23/23

Lieberman 48.40%
Lamont 51.60%

Andy said...

Kos is down, MyDD is down, FireDogLake is down. You guys are my life line to this campaign!!

Anonymous said...

Courant

706 of 748 Precincts Reporting - 94.39%

Lamont, Ned Dem 136,353 51.73
Lieberman, Joe (i)Dem 127,249 48.27

Gray said...

About 17000 votes left and Lieberman would need 75% of them. No way.

Great American said...

THE COURANT HAS HARTFORD FOR NED!! 51-48!!

fiat lux said...

CSPAN is switching to local coverage of the race @ 11PM EST.

Anonymous said...

According to the Courant, Hartford has reported and Lieberman lost by four points. Here are the numbers:

Hartford (23/23)
Lieberman 4,184 (48.40%)
Lamont 4,460 (51.60%)

Anonymous said...

Red Sox now down by two. Yankees have a runner on third, threatening to go up by two. Too much New England stress.

Anonymous said...

Why wait for the concession? Does Lamont have to wait? Fuck protocol - he should just declare his victory and give his beautiful speech!

Anonymous said...

The rumour is Lieberman won't concede but will announce his Independent bid -- probably using the closeness of this race as partial justification.

BoredHugeKrill said...

uhhh, I think I can tell you the source of Matt Drudge's story...

Reference a punchline from a Dilbert cartoon about business training:

"Next week, a doctor with a flashlight shows us where sales projections come from".

Paul Holt said...

1.65/(1-.9385) = 26.8

Joe needs 76.8% of the remaining votes to win.

Anonymous said...

Courant says the following cities are not in yet:

Enfield
Haddam
Litchfield
S. Windsor

Anyone know which way they lean?

Paul Holt said...

95.32% on courant

DEXTER RILLEY said...

what about the absentee ballots?

Paul Holt said...

That means approx (128566+138836)*100/95.32 - (128566+138836) = 13128 votes are yet to be counted, with the margin currently standing at about 10000 votes.