Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's over

The AP is projecting Brown as the winner and Coakley has, apparently, conceded.

This is one of the most amazing races that I can think of. He came back from over 30% down to winning beyond the margin of error. Just stunning.

Political junkies will be remembering this night and this race for a long time.

I guess that if she's conceded, there will not be any question of stalling his swearing in. Back to the drawing board for the Dems. They should note that it was the independent voters that just made this history for Scott Brown.

4 comments:

Bintohead said...

I think the automatic recount happens if it's a 1% difference (or less).

It looks to be about a 5% difference - so there's probably no need for a recount.

Skay said...

Samuel Adams would be proud.

Pat Patterson said...

Also Senate rules talk about the difference between an elected candidate and a seated one. In a special election it appears that once elected, in this case Brown or Coakley, Kirk cannot vote on any issue even though his replacement has not been certifiied or seated.

equitus said...

Sometimes, I'm just so happy to be wrong!

:)