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View Diary: AK-SEN: Absentee/Early Count Brings Begich INTO THE LEAD--UPDATED!! (267 comments)

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  •  Sorry, I meant adding the votes (2+ / 0-)
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    mattman, Steve Singiser

    not recount?  and for that matter, adding the presidential votes too?

    •  Yes (2+ / 0-)
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      Rolfyboy6, Steve Singiser

      these are all "virgin" ballots so every vote is one not yet credited to any candidate before today.

    •  Yes... (2+ / 0-)
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      willyr, SoCalLiberal

      McCain added about 4000 to his lead in Alaska (which actually shrunk the margin from 26 points to 23 points).

      Berkowitz got about 1500 votes closer, but he still trails by a pretty solid margin. He needs to win out by a nearly 2-to-1 margin to make up the spread.

      "You share your young with the wolves of the nation...
      Theres nothing left til you pray for salvation"
      Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "American X"

      by Steve Singiser on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 04:05:26 PM PST

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      •  It really surprises me (1+ / 0-)
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        Steve Singiser

        The polls had Berkowitz up by a lot and had him over 50%.  A lot of House polls were off this year but polling a House district can be difficult because it might not reach enough voters and might miss some key areas.  In Alaska, a poll is including the whole state.  

        Of course I think any Jew has an uphill climb in Alaska.  That might be why he might very well lose this race.

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