Monday, November 13, 2006

Courtney Up By 66

The Secretary of the State's office is now reporting that Courtney has picked up a few votes (most recently, 3 in Coventry) and that the current total is 121,221 to 121,155, a lead of 66 votes for Courtney.

23 comments:

TrueBlueCT said...

I wish I were a statician so I could calculate the improbability of this race being so close. (following the Muenster/Gedjensen debacle.)

I am just thinking conspiratorially, or do games get played when counting the votes?

Something about watching Harold Ford's Memphis stronghold reporting last, or 2004's Washington state governor's race, where forgotten ballots kept being discovered....

ALittleBitDramatic said...

How many towns are left to report or whatever? (Sorry, I'm not up on recount lingo)

MVD said...

Courtney picked up 39 votes in Lyme, so the margin in now over 100 again.

Anonymous said...

While things are a bit stress-inducing right now, the chance of another error of that significance is probably 15-1 and the chance such an error being in Simmons's favor is 50-50. As a result, Courtney's chances of losing are probably along the lines of 30-1. Think what you want about Simmons, he impresses me as a basically decent guy who will not throw this thing into the courts.

Anonymous said...

Courtney is looking much better tonight than he did this morning. The associated press as of ten pm has him up by 79 votes. However, Courtney HQ is reporting his lead over Simmons has gone over 100 votes. With about 11 towns left this looks like a done deal for Courtney. Let the new era begin.

Anonymous said...

Courtney gained a bunch tonight and is in the lead by 100 or so.

Christopher F. Oliveira said...

Simmons picked up another 31 in Waterford at 9:30 PM (I was one of two Republican unofficial observers) so that puts us back to about 60. With at least 15 towns left to go I'd say that puts this thing within range...

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here...

Anonymous said...

The numbers in the recount are nutty...

Courtney gained 39 in old lyme
Courtney lost 30 votes in Waterford.

I don't what numbers to believe anymore.

Anonymous said...

Courtney lost 31 votes in Waterford.

Courtney gained 39 votes in Old lyme.

Colchester reported no differences in the vote total.

In the other towns the vote differences were zero or in a range of 1-3 votes.

As of 2am....Courtney is leading by 75-90 votes. (somewhere in that range)

Anonymous said...

Courtney is up by 79 votes.

Simmons lost 40 votes in Lyme and picked up 30 in Waterford.

Anonymous said...

I don't what numbers to believe anymore.

Here's an idea...wait unitl the Sec of State certifies the recount. That's when we will know when the real winner is.

Anonymous said...

Simmons just picked up 127 votes in East Hartford. Looks like he won!

Anonymous said...

LMAO Anon -

If only East Hartford was in the district.

Genghis Conn said...

Almost got me, Anon9:38. :)

Anonymous said...

ya... funny ...

ALittleBitDramatic said...

Simmons just picked up 127 votes in East Hartford. Looks like he won!

But, oh wait! Courtney just picked up 7 votes in Framingham, MA, 4 votes in Bangor, ME and 39 in Mississaauga, Ontario, Canada.

This recount's out of control!

Paul Vance said...

Does anyone know what type of voting was conducted in the 2nd District and where the mistakes were made?

Lever machines? Paper ballots? New Machines?

It is very unsettling when mistakes seem common in this age of close elections. It is tough enough at times to get people to the polls- and having the sense that their vote may not be properly counted does not help encourage the importance of participation.

disgruntled_republican said...

Paul,

Most towns were the lever style machine. The Hebron incident was a lever machine. Some towns such as Vernon and Mansfield to name a couple were the new optical scan machines. Oddly, in Vernon, while the vote margin stayed just about the same with the optical scan, the number of votes counted dropped quite a bit on the recount. That is concerning to me. I think we need to ask the question...why? I certainly hope that Madame Secretary checks into this before we go statewide with these machines...

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS: just receiving an acknowledgement from Jodi Rell that it was HIS efforts that saved the subase… Sam Gejdenson picked up 122,000 votes! Oh wait… forgot… he lives in Rosa’s district.

disgruntled_republican said...

I am messing up all over today...Lebanon was lever style, Hebron was one absentee ballot.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>Sam Gejdenson picked up 122,000 votes! Oh wait… forgot… he lives in Rosa’s district.

Oh no...not more of that "lives in the district" nonsense.

Check the Consitution, it doesn't matter at all, as long as they live in the state.

(heard enough of that malarky out of know-nothings as it regarded Miriam)

Anonymous said...

Sorry but Orchulli just pulled ahead with 150,000 votes

Not the ORCULLI!!!!! guy, but... said...

ORCHULLI!!!!!