Open thread on MA election: Big turnout seen despite weather; Update:No exit polls today, says WSJ; Update: Coakley camp vote-irregularity complaint dated yesterday

posted at 12:55 pm on January 19, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Now that our server issues seem to have been resolved, let’s open up a thread for updates on the Massachusetts special election race.  At the moment, the Bay State is seeing a big turnout for a non-presidential election, let alone a special election in the middle of winter:

Voter turnout is heavy for the special election today to fill the state’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. …

In contrast to the light turnout for the party primaries last month, there are already signs of a heavy turnout.

In the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s district in Barnstable, they’re estimating a 60-percent turnout by the end of the day.

A line of cars stretched for nearly a half-mile from the gymnasium at North Andover High School. Some drivers turned around in exasperation.

Massachsuetts Secretary of State William Galvin told WBZ he expects about 40-percent of voters to turn out for the special election statewide.

Galvin said about 800,000 came out for the primaries and he believes that should double to 1.6 million based on the intense interest in this campaign.

That could be good, bad, or even both.  So far, it seems that the turnout is highest in the suburbs, which is a good sign for Brown.  And as Michelle notes, the Democratic GOTV efforts have already had some backfire:

[Democratic] outreach workers in and around Boston have been stunned by the number of Democrats and Obama supporters who are waving them off, saying they’ll vote for Scott Brown.

Things are looking good, at least thus far.  We’ll see what the first exit polls show, and keep updating the post.

Update: Showbiz Galore reports exit polling in bellwether areas of Gardner, Peabody, and Fitchburg show Brown up by mid-double digits.  However, this looks a lot like Suffolk’s numbers from the weekend.  I think SG may have confused that with exit polling.

Update II: The Wall Street Journal reports in its Political Diary (sent by e-mail) that there won’t be any exit polling in Massachusetts today.  Why?  Well, apparently Democrats weren’t the only people expecting a walkover, but there’s also good news:

Mr. Brown’s surge was so sudden that many of the usual accoutrements of closely-contested elections are missing in the Bay State.
One is exit polls. There will be none tonight from Massachusetts, disappointing journalists and political scientists alike. As Mike Allen of Politico.com reports, the consortium of news outlets that normally organizes such surveys didn’t bother when the race was expected to be a blowout and now “wasn’t confident a reliable system could be built so fast.”
Another casualty of the expectation that the race would be a cakewalk for the Democrat will be an absence of absentee ballot fraud, the preferred method of putting an illegal thumb on the scale in a close race. Applications for absentee ballots had to be submitted by last Friday, providing little opportunity for those with ill intent to organize such an effort once they realized the race had tightened up.

That may be why Isabel Melendez is trying to pass some absentee ballots out on the streets now.

Update III: Here’s the Mike Allen post at Politico’s Playbook:

A DAY WITHOUT DATA: No exit polls from today’s Senate special in Massachusetts, where the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The consortium scrambled to put something together — for the “why,” more than for the call — but wasn’t confident a reliable system could be built so fast. After all, it was just nine days ago that the Boston Sunday Globe carried the banner headline, “Senate poll: Coakley up 15 points.” (Note to self: In a volatile political environment, don’t save a poll conducted Jan. 2-6 for the paper of Jan. 10.)

Oops.

Update IV: If you see voter fraud in Massachusetts today (really see it, as in witnessing and can testify to it), report it via this link.

Update V: The Boston Globe already has the results of the election, and mistakenly posted them a wee bit too early.  See if you can guess who they want to win.  Oh, let’s not always see the same hands …

Update VI: The Intrade market has collapsed for Coakley, for those who see predictive value in it.  At 17 and falling …

Update VII: Sorry, but this was too funny to pass up:

Just about every election night, Republican pollster Frank Luntz assembles a focus group of likely voters to help predict election results. Tonight you can see Luntz interview an assembly of Massachusetts voters on Fox at 9:10 p.m. EST.

But you probably won’t see all the work that went into it. As of late this afternoon, Luntz was still scrambling to balance his focus group with supporters of Democrat Martha Coakley. “I just lost another one,” Luntz growled over his cell phone from a hotel ballroom at Logan Airport. In the last 24 hours, six Coakley voters have dropped out. By contrast, Luntz hasn’t lost a single supporter of her opponent, Scott Brown.

The problem isn’t money. “They’re getting paid well,” Luntz says, “probably more than they’re making at their jobs. And they still don’t want to do it.”

Instead, says Luntz, they’re ashamed. “They don’t want to be on television defending Martha Coakley. It’s passé. It’s socially unacceptable. I never dreamed I’d see Democrats in Massachusetts embarrassed to admit they’re Democrats.

Update VII: The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots.  Only problem?  The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

Cached here.  They changed it after the story started to spread on Twitter.

Update IX: Brown responds to Coakely accusation:

“Reports that the Coakley campaign is making reckless accusations regarding the integrity of today’s election is a reminder that they are a desperate campaign.  In fact, news reports point out that today’s accusation was a pre-dated, in the bag political attack.  Furthermore, Senator John Kerry accused Brown supporters of intimidation and bullying — a tactic taken directly from his own 2004 playbook.  The reality is that Massachusetts voters will determine the outcome of this election despite political attacks leveled by Martha Coakley and national Democrats.” — Daniel B. Winslow, Counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate Campaign
CLICK HERE [this post] to view a screen shot of the pre-dated attack.

In 2004, Kerry’s Campaign Team Sent A Guidebook To Their Colorado Staff Telling Them To Launch A “Pre-Emptive Strike” If “No Signs Of Intimidation Techniques” Are Reported. “If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a ‘pre-emptive strike’ (particularly well-suited to states in which there techniques have been tried in the past).

  • Issue a press release

i. Reviewing Republican tactic used in the past in your area or state

ii. Quoting party/minority/civil rights leadership as denouncing tactics that discourage people from voting

  • Prime minority leadership to discuss the issue in the media; provide talking points
  • Place stories in which minority leadership expresses concern about the threat of intimidation tactics
  • Warn local newspapers not to accept advertising that is not properly disclaimed or that contains false warnings about voting requirements and/or about what will happen at the polls” (Kerry-Edwards 2004, “Colorado Election Day Manual: A Detailed Guide To Voting In Colorado,” 11/04)

The changed date may just be a typo — or not.


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Update VII: The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots. Only problem? The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

I’m sure the consession speech was written yesterday too.

Scrappy on January 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

I’m glad I got my popcorn futures contracts in place days ago.

Vashta.Nerada on January 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots. Only problem? The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

Massachusettes. World Trade Center. Curt Schilling. It’s the gang that can’t shoot straight.

And these Northeastern liberals are supposed to be the SMART ones?!

patriette on January 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

The press release they handed out is dated…yesterday.

It’s just raining FAIL in the Coakley camp.

Suh-weet!

ElectricPhase on January 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM

BuckeyeSam on January 19, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Did you see the folks they were interviewing as they were leaving the polls?

Loved the man who said “No more Kennedy’s ruling my life”
That same man and wife also said they switched from Croakley to Brown!

Whoot!!!!

Knucklehead on January 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM

My prediction: Brown by 18.

RushBaby on January 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Update VII: The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots. Only problem? The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

Are the ballots in question the ones that Isabel Melendez was caught passing out earlier today?

uknowmorethanme on January 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Town by town results–for later..
http://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2010/senate/results.html

lovingmyUSA on January 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

As of late this afternoon, Luntz was still scrambling to balance his focus group with supporters of Democrat Martha Coakley. “I just lost another one,” Luntz growled over his cell phone from a hotel ballroom at Logan Airport. In the last 24 hours, six Coakley voters have dropped out. By contrast, Luntz hasn’t lost a single supporter of her opponent, Scott Brown.

The problem isn’t money. “They’re getting paid well,” Luntz says, “probably more than they’re making at their jobs. And they still don’t want to do it.”

Instead, says Luntz, they’re ashamed. “They don’t want to be on television defending Martha Coakley. It’s passé. It’s socially unacceptable. I never dreamed I’d see Democrats in Massachusetts embarrassed to admit they’re Democrats.”

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Spin Teddy, spin. My life just improved considerably.

Lincoln Cadillac on January 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Okay, so evidently the Coakley media department is controlled by every character Don Knotts ever played.

amerpundit on January 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2010 at 6:12 PM

How sweet it is.

kingsjester on January 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

12 year old Macallan ready to go.
Also waiting for humpbot.

Shambhala on January 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

I’ve been here since yesterday morning, and aside from Martha showing up at Eire Pub last night, I’ve been all over Boston with several people and haven’t seen a single Coakley supporter with a sign.

I was at City Hall, Fanueil Hall, the Boston Public Library, out to Dorchester, down in Southie…nowhere. Everywhere we set up with our Brown signs cars honked in enthusiastic support. I’ve never seen cops so one-sidedly support a candidate but every cop car that passed us honked and gave the thumbs up.

I’m headed to the party at Park Plaza tonight and I’m expecting great things. Micheal Steele came to HQ on Merrimac St. this afternoon and sounded very confident from what he said he knew.

Heads up people!

Oh, and Hannah Giles is even hotter in person.

russcote on January 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Update VII: The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots. Only problem? The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.
I’m sure the consession speech was written yesterday too.

Scrappy on January 19, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Yeah, but we got video!

singer on January 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Please god help us defeat these liars!!

Amen

Do it for Mary Jo !!!

PappyD61 on January 19, 2010 at 6:15 PM

singer on January 19, 2010 at 6:14 PM

PLEASE get out and get more video, please!

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Friends in Manchester tell me that the turn out is huge.

Fingers crossed!

Talon on January 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Update VII: The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots. Only problem? The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

Boston channel 5 is playing this angle big.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Are the ballots in question the ones that Isabel Melendez was caught passing out earlier today?

uknowmorethanme on January 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM

The town clerk there looked at the video and said that was a sample ballot.

http://www.eagletribune.com/punews/local_story_019170044.html

pedestrian on January 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Coakley press release… dates yesterday (the 18th)

Coakley and Franken’s slimeball lawyer were planning on this the entire time.

tetriskid on January 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

Yesterday? Reminds me of the Boston news site that already called the election for Coakley either last night or this morning.

And if Obama’s ACORN goons wanted to cast doubt on a potentially narrow Brown win, they’d fill out some bogus ballots for Brown and make sure they were found. So even if it’s true it still doesn’t prove that brown supporters were involved. Why would they be? Everything seems to indicate they’re going to win.

FloatingRock on January 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Remember, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings!
(I do think I hear her warming up backstage, though…)

Mary in LA on January 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

They just don’t make conspriacies like they used to

sonofdy on January 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

@$#$%#&%@%^!$^!

Very bad news that Coakely has brought in Marc Elias, the master election stealer. I’m guessing Elias had them plant some random bad ballots at various polling places and then had Coakley supporters “discover” and report them this morning.

I didn’t think they could use the usual ACORN/SEIU ballot stuffing to steal this one. But now I am just a teeny bit nervous.

Start praying that this isn’t close.

rockmom on January 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Good time for a Scott Brown victory party in Sacramento. Who’s here?

Aristomenes on January 19, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Former Sacto girl (Carmichael)… fled to Alabama 4 years ago…. ready to party!!!

kringeesmom on January 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

They just don’t make conspriacies like they used to

sonofdy on January 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Since the plumbers bungled Watergate good help has been non-existant.

thomasaur on January 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Yesterday? Reminds me of the Boston news site that already called the election for Coakley either last night or this morning.

That Boston news site is basically the NY Times’ AAA club.

uknowmorethanme on January 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Just got back from voting for Brown in the far NW Boston suburbs. Turnout was high despite a steady snow and sloppy roads. Probably a good sign in this kind of town. Brown needs to rack up enough of a surplus in places like this to overcome the union/welfare/lefty/machine vote in Boston, Cambridge and a few other cities.

cool breeze on January 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

And- Carl Cameron just reported that it amounted to 5 ballots. Five. Out of more than two million. Five. 5.0. Just five.

BKeyser on January 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Coakley and Franken’s slimeball lawyer were planning on this the entire time.

tetriskid on January 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM

That’s a good point. Maybe Coakley’s campaign is working hand in hand with ACORN and knew about their plan to plant some fishy ballots for Brown, hence they drew up the memo yesterday in preparation.

FloatingRock on January 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

The bogus ballots won’t be enough to swing the outcome of the election, but AG Coakley will drag her feet investigating so that Brown’s election won’t be certified in time before the next full election.

pedestrian on January 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

rockmom on January 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Coakley is hoping hes as good at throwing ballots out as he is getting them accepted.

Lets hope his own precedent works against him.

uknowmorethanme on January 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Remember, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings!
(I do think I hear her warming up backstage, though…)

Mary in LA on January 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Anyone want to make a crass NY-23 joke?

fiatboomer on January 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

In the Real Clear Politics video:

http://foxyurl.com/O8S

One of Coakley’s thugs is wearing a UFCW shirt.

UFCW Local One is a union from upstate New York and PA.

http://foxyurl.com/O8T

Why are they in Massachusetts?

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Drudge headline: Results Tonight

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Dated yesterday, lol….incompetant to the very end.

RobCon on January 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Dated yesterday but they knew what was going to happen today??
Seems like Coakley’s camp planted the filled in ballots to make the claim against Brown.
Is this against the law?

LeeSeneca on January 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

That Boston news site is basically the NY Times’ AAA club.

uknowmorethanme on January 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Apparently they knew the vote tallies before the polls even opened. (Heard about it on Rush.)

Sounds like Venezuela.

FloatingRock on January 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Ed Schultz just described Scott Brown as “Dick Cheney Like”. Uhhh… Thanks Ed… You Fat F&%K.

ronnyraygun on January 19, 2010 at 6:02 PM

I was surfing looking for election coverage and heard this crap. Ed is a d*&^ and a liar.

riverrat10k on January 19, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Can I please state what i’ve said before:

No Humpbot!

No requests for Humpbot!

Not until the polls close!

Chaz706 on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Choclolate (brown) Rain!!!!!

viviliberoomuori on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Aristomenes on January 19, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Sac area here.

Mr Purple on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

LOL! Coakley’s final gaffe!!

PattyJ on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Hmmmm. Some good news from the daily caller.

Frank Luntz is having a hard time getting Coakley supporters to show up for his focus group tonight, even though they all get paid to do so. They keep dropping out.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/01/19/pollster-frank-luntz-having-difficulting-finding-coakley-supporters-for-focus-group-on-the-eve-of-massachusetts-senate-race/

marybel on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

BKeyser on January 19, 2010 at 6:21 PM

I saw that too. It’s possible that someone put the ballots in the wrong place. If it’s only 5 ballots I don’t think that is voter fraud.

Brat4life on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Remember, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings!
(I do think I hear her warming up backstage, though…)

Mary in LA on January 19, 2010 at 6:18 PM

She’d better be careful. I think Humpbot is backstage warming up too.

FloatingRock on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Forgive me if it’s already been discussed, but what was the Globe thinking with that Coakley win prediction page? was it supposed to suppress votes, or do we think they know something we don’t, or what? Pretty cheeky for them to predict a definitive win with all the evidence against it.

anniekc on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Oops. Was yesterday. Article still relevant.

marybel on January 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Update VII: The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots. Only problem? The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

These people are so stupid they couldn’t fall out of a boat.

Chuck Schick on January 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Ed Schultz just described Scott Brown as “Dick Cheney Like”. Uhhh… Thanks Ed… You Fat F&%K.

ronnyraygun on January 19, 2010 at 6:02 PM

There is no finer compliment in my book-

anniekc on January 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Wine: check
Tequila: check
Popcorn: check
Understanding Wife: check

Let’s do this.

Mojave Mark on January 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Whose to say CRoak-lee’s camp did not hand out the ballots in question?

Elizabetty on January 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Drudge headline: Results Tonight

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Can hardly wait! It feels so good to have real hope again for the first itme in a long while…..

huskerdiva on January 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Annie, I think it’s more or less accepted that they were probably just testing the graphics and update functions before it went live. It just was ‘live’ while they were doing it, probably an IT Goof.

There’s enough out there about the Media being in the tank, IMHO, without really jumping at shadows where they is probably not any.

JamesLee on January 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Update VII: The Coakley campaign just held a press conference with candidate Coakley alleging irregularities with ballots. Only problem? The press release they handed out is dated … yesterday.

These people are so stupid they couldn’t fall out of a boat.

Chuck Schick on January 19, 2010 at 6:28 PM

my favorite is “they couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel”

viviliberoomuori on January 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Coakley: The Campaign Too Incompetant To Cheat. Unprecedented.

kingsjester on January 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Ohhhh what a sweet night this could be!!!

Cold beer and some chips just for the occasion :)

HoosierCon on January 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Coakley Electioneering:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/electionjournal/

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Can hardly wait! It feels so good to have real hope again for the first itme in a long while…..

huskerdiva on January 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Darlin’ get off the edge of your seat and relax.

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2010 at 6:31 PM

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

My they are testy too.

tru2tx on January 19, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Can someone post a good site to watch the returns come in. I have fox on but I want a good web site too.

Brat4life on January 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Do it for Mary Jo !!!

Here you go.

Emperor Norton on January 19, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Okay, so evidently the Coakley media department is controlled by every character Don Knotts ever played.

amerpundit on January 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Please don’t insult a comedy legend. Don started out working with Steve Allen. He also won 5 Emmy Awards for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Too funny, Coakley can’t even cheat right. How did she ever cross the street without falling flat on her face?

Bishop on January 19, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Pretty cheeky for them to predict a definitive win with all the evidence against it.

anniekc on January 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Well, In Venezuela, (and with their former lackey, Zelaya in Honduras), the predetermined poll results would end up being the official count.

In this case though, hopefully, the Boston paper was just testing their system and forgot to clear the numbers before they put it online. (Fingers crossed.)

FloatingRock on January 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM

This is the first time I’ve watched the Ed Schultz Show. I didn’t think I could despise the Progressive Left any more.

ronnyraygun on January 19, 2010 at 6:07 PM

He is so vile, I have never been able to take but a few minutes. But, I try hard to be objective, I really try to hear the other side, but if this idiot is the other side, I just can’t take it.

riverrat10k on January 19, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Wine: check
Tequila: check
Popcorn: check
Understanding Wife: check

Let’s do this.

Mojave Mark on January 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Popcorn $2.99
Pizza (in honor of Benny Nelson) $7.99
Coors Light/Amaretto $24.95
Hottie McAwesome Win- Priceless

huskerdiva on January 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

“Community Activist” caught handing out absentee ballots

http://foxyurl.com/O8W

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Can someone post a good site to watch the returns come in. I have fox on but I want a good web site too.

Brat4life on January 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Try one of the Boston TV station websites

Channel 4 (C-BS) is WBZ

Channel 5 (ABC) is WCVB

Channel 7 (NBC) is WHDH

Channel 25 (Faux) is WFXT

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Martha’s mindset: “One of us HAS to cheat, since I am too stupid to do it, Brown’s GOTTA be doing it”

Coakley, go piss up a rope.

viviliberoomuori on January 19, 2010 at 6:39 PM

“Community Activist” caught handing out absentee ballots

http://foxyurl.com/O8W

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Ammo! Those community activists must be paid pretty well, those nail aren’t cheap!!!!

huskerdiva on January 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Two voters, one in Cambridge and one in Brighton, reported receiving ballots that were already filled out.

http://wbztv.com/local/voter.fraud.senate.2.1435603.html

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Amazing that they were so sure that there would be some marked ballots found! They knew a whole day ahead! How did they do that I wonder. /s

petunia on January 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Glen Beck predicts the Democrats and the Progressives begin their Civil War tomorrow.

uknowmorethanme on January 19, 2010 at 6:08 PM

I agree with him. If Brown wins, tomorrow the battle starts for the soul of the Dem party. I for one will ally with the classic liberal Dems, few though they are, against the poison progressives.

petefrt on January 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Thanks!

Brat4life on January 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Does that mean it is “voter fraud fraud”?

bloggless on January 19, 2010 at 6:49 PM

“They don’t want to be on television defending Martha Coakley. It’s passé. It’s socially unacceptable. I never dreamed I’d see Democrats in Massachusetts embarrassed to admit they’re Democrats.”

I so hope this is a national trend!!

Buy Danish on January 19, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Security Guard Electioneering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIrr3v3zsw

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:50 PM

I agree with him. If Brown wins, tomorrow the battle starts for the soul of the Dem party. I for one will ally with the classic liberal Dems, few though they are, against the poison progressives.

petefrt on January 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM

There may be many more of you than you think …progressives are just the loudest and at the present most powerful…gotta vote them out of office one by one!

huskerdiva on January 19, 2010 at 6:52 PM

So they sent Al franken’s lawyers to pretty much steal the election? I seriously hope Brown wins HUGE!!

deidre on January 19, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I leave for a few hours and all hell has broken lose.

txag92 on January 19, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Security Guard Electioneering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBIrr3v3zsw

jjrakman on January 19, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Sheeesh! All he’s missing is the nightstick!!!! I’ve seen so many vidoes of peeps blatantly breaking the law, no doubt Marcia will be busy prosecuting them all in the coming days…..

huskerdiva on January 19, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Wine: check
Tequila: check
Popcorn: check
Understanding Wife: check

Let’s do this.

Mojave Mark on January 19, 2010 at 6:29 PM
Popcorn $2.99
Pizza (in honor of Benny Nelson) $7.99
Coors Light/Amaretto $24.95
Hottie McAwesome Win- Priceless

huskerdiva on January 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

I’ll drink to that~diet lime pepsi and parrot bay~
Later, I get into hubby’s GOOD whiskey. ;)

HornetSting on January 19, 2010 at 6:57 PM

The entire Fox panel, including Dr. K just predicted a Scott Brown win tonight.

Let’s party!

Knucklehead on January 19, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Let’s party!

Knucklehead on January 19, 2010 at 7:01 PM

yahoo!

pop open another cold one my friend!

cmsinaz on January 19, 2010 at 7:03 PM

I don’t think anyone could have accidentally typed yesterday’s date if they typed it today. How long has it been driven into their mind that the election day is 1/19. My guess is that someone was typing it yesterday as a Word document and it automatically pre-filled the date of January 18, 2010. As soon as they typed in J-a-n-u. It’s all Bill Gates fault!

behiker on January 19, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Less than an hour to go guys!!

Brat4life on January 19, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Let the games begin,

Computer – check
Hotair working – check
TV – check
Alchohol – check
DVR set to catch MSNBC`s pundit`s heads to pop – check
Repeat alchohol – check

bluemarlin on January 19, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Do I hear people celebrating already? Are you trying to tempt the thing up upon the thing? Go outside, spin around three times, and then spit.

amerpundit on January 19, 2010 at 7:06 PM

God willing, tomorrow I buy a flame proof newspaper and take it up to Ol’ Teddy. Wouldn’t want him to miss the news. Please God.

Lincoln Cadillac on January 19, 2010 at 7:07 PM

amerpundit on January 19, 2010 at 7:06 PM

just a little thirsty, that’s all…waiting to raise my glass with the rest of the HA crew once the results are in

:-)

cmsinaz on January 19, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Matthews opening on Hardball tonight:

“If Brown wins this will be a deliberate, premeditated murder of national health care”

What a tool.

fogw on January 19, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Later, I get into hubby’s GOOD whiskey. ;)

HornetSting on January 19, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Better check with him first. LOL!

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Matthews opening on Hardball tonight:

“If Brown wins this will be a deliberate, premeditated murder of national health care”

What a tool.

fogw on January 19, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Well, I know I wanted it to die a quick death. It has taken longer than I wanted but I do believe it was deliberate and backed by the majority of the country.

He is tool though!

bluemarlin on January 19, 2010 at 7:12 PM

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