Below are my thoughts on this evening’s election returns. In reverse chronological order.
Oh. By the way. This was the first election where we had to show ID. 🙂 Guess what? I have a state issued ID which I showed to the little ladies. They commented on the spelling of my first name. No one said word boo about the fact that I have a license to carry a conceal fire arm.
12:11 Huh? He didn’t win. Aren’t you following along? There’s going to be a run off and Tom Carey doesn’t get to play.
12:10 This just in on my email
Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, congratulates State Senator Chris McDaniel for winning the U.S. Senate primary against 47-year incumbent Thad Cochran.
11:54 Okay– so after we got done laughing… we wondered, “Who is this Thomas Carey guy?”
11:51 Guess the folks in Covington Co. woke up.
11:16 Election fraud is an interesting thought. Not like it hasn’t happened here in Mississippi before. One could cross-reference the Y’All Politics summary of endorsements coming out of these two counties as a start.
|“home in bed” Well– I wouldn’t put that past her, but…. [Sorry– didn’t get the time stamp on that. From legalinsurrection.com]|
11:05 Why are there no results from Holmes and Covington Counties? “Election fraud?” Mr. Big Food asks. If you don’t know the Mississippi landscape, you may not understand that question.
11:00 Fascinating. All of a sudden everyone in the national punditry is an expert on Mississippi voting rules. Run-off?
10:43 95.4% reporting. 1400 votes.
10:30 Still waiting on Holmes and Covington. Claiborne went for Thad, 161 to 112. Now about a 1300 vote lead.
10:22 I’ve been taking a few hand written notes as I’m watching. Fewer than 2000 votes separate them and two large counties have yet to report: Holmes and Covington. 91.9% of precincts have reported.
10:15 Ponotoc County went for Thad– but only by 150 votes. He’s about 3000 behind now.
9:59 Here I am sitting in front of my computer looking at the Clarion Ledger “live” election results. I flip to another screen, come back and what do you know? McDaniel takes the lead.