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New York 9th District Election Results

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/13


Expect multiple updates (if my weak internet connection holds).

The Associated Press as of 10:01pm local time has released the very first set of results.

With 4 precinct out of 512 reporting, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 55 percent to 44 percent. All 4 precincts from Queens.

UPDATE 10:28pm local time: With 27 of 512 precincts reporting, Weprin (D) leads Turner (R) 50 to 49. 26 precincts from Queens and 1 precinct from Brooklyn.

Nate Silver (HT Hot Air) set the benchmarks for Weprin at “about 54% of the votes in Queens precincts, 42% in Brooklyn precincts” to achieve a tie.

UPDATE 10:40pm local time: With 61 of 512 precincts reporting, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 56 to 44. The 53 out of 342 Queens precincts have gone Turner 54 to 46, while the 8 out of 170 Brooklyn precincts have gone Turner 71 to 29.

Sean Trende reported that Anthony Weiner (D) won the 2008 election 65 to 35 in Queens and 52 to 48 in Brooklyn.

UPDATE 11:08pm local time: With 171 of 512 precincts reporting in, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 52 to 48. With 146 of 342 Queens precincts reporting in, Weprin leads 51 to 49 and with 25 of 170 Brooklyn precincts reporting, Turner leads 71 to 28.

UPDATE 11:20pm local time: With 215 precincts reporting in, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 51 to 49. With 176 Queens precincts reporting, Weprin leads 53 to 47 and with 39 Brooklyn precincts reporting, Turner leads Weprin 70 to 30.

UPDATE 11:36pm local time: With 271 precincts reporting in, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 53 to 46. With 216 of 342 Queens precincts reporting, Weprin is leading a statistical tie 50 to 50, while with 55 of 170 Brooklyn precincts reporting, Turner leads 69 to 31.

UPDATE 11:55pm local time: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS CALLED IT FOR TURNER (R).
With 338 of 512 precincts reporting, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 53 to 47. With 260 of 342 Queens precincts reporting, Weprin leads 51 to 48 while with 78 of 170 Brooklyn precincts reporting, Turner leads 69 to 31. Turner has an overall lead in the votes of 24,501 to 21,661.

UPDATE 12:12am local time: With 402 of 512 precincts reporting in, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 53 to 47. With 305 of 342 Queens precincts reporting, Weprin leads 51 to 48 while with 97 of 170 Brooklyn precincts reporting, Turner leads 69 to 31. Expect Turner’s lead to expand as the Queens precincts run out and Brooklyn’s precincts still have a way to go.

Remember, this is a district with a 3 to 1 registered Democrat advantage over registered Republicans, and a worse than national average approval rating of Obama and higher than national average disapproval rating of Obama. In a district Weiner won very handily in 2008.

UPDATE 12:37am local time: With 417 of 512 precincts reporting, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 53 to 46. With 305 of 342 Queens precincts reporting, Weprin leads 51 to 48 while with 112 of 170 Brooklyn precincts reporting, Turner leads 69 to 31.

Remember, in 2008, Weiner (D) won Queens 65 to 35 and Brooklyn 52 to 48.

UPDATE 12:52am local time: With 435 precincts reporting, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 54 to 46. As I said earlier, Turner’s lead is indeed expanding in this heavy Democrat district.

UPDATE 1:04am local time: With 442 of 512 precincts reporting, Turner (R) leads Weprin (D) 54 to 46. Of note is the fact the 37 Queens precincts that hadn’t reported in as of 12:37am still haven’t reported in as of 1:04am. Is Dana Pico’s suggestion of boxes of ballots in an IBEW Union basement a possible issue of concern? Hrmmmm.

UPDATE 1:23am local time: With 448 precincts reporting, Turner (R) continues to lead Weprin (D) 54 to 46. None of the 37 Queens precincts (or over 10 percent of Queens precincts) that were still out at 12:37am have come in yet.

UPDATE 1:54am local time: No new precincts have reported in. Turner (R) holds a 4,800 vote advantage over Weprin (D), 32,403 to 27,599.

UPDATE 2:32am local time: No new precincts have reported in. RS McCain reports that people who have been dead for several years have been mailed absentee ballots. Bob Turner has already obtained a court order to seal all paper ballots, so if things get hinky, the ballots can be cross-checked with dead people. From ABC News:

Claiming a handful of deceased voters have been mailed absentee ballots for today’s special election, an attorney for Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner told ABC News that he has obtained a court order to seal all paper ballots in New York’s 9th Congressional District, pending judicial review.

“We found five dead people, confirmed, who were mailed absentee ballots,” said Turner’s attorney, Grant Lally. “Some of these people have been dead for years.”

As no new precincts have reported in for a while, this is likely my last update.

8 Responses to “New York 9th District Election Results”

  1. Dana Pico said

    And, of course, there’s the couple of cardboard boxes of votes for Mr Weprin in the basement of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Hall that can still be delivered to city hall if it looks like Mr Weprin will need them!

    236 precincts: Weprin 15,181 (48%): Turner 16,152 (51%)

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  2. Yes, it’s unfortunate that Republicans always have to win by more than the margin of fraud to actually win an election. But that’s the way it is.

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  4. DNW said

    These are both outstanding results John, and give some hope that the American people just might work up the gumption to take their fates back into their own hands, rather than ceding what’s left of their lives and opportunities – and their children’s lives and opportunities – to the destructive management of a self-interested and absorbed bureaucrat class.

    You may have seen a WSJ article that noted:

    “Income Slides to 1996 Levels …Median Household Earnings Fall for Third Year, Census Says ”

    Startling.

    However, buried in the text was another statistic that was even more alarming:

    “Earnings of the typical man who works full-time year round fell, and are
    lower—adjusted for inflation—than in 1978.”

    Something is – unless you are part of a class of persons working for an ever expanding government sector and are oblivious to fundamentals – obviously amiss.

    Of course, as implied, working for the government will only take one so far “historical wise” as they say. There must in fact be people in the private sector actually producing enough wealth for both the non-producers and supposed facilitators to skim off, in order for it to be worthwhile being a facilitator.

    And that is itself looking somewhat doubtful as to its long range viability as a liberal-preferred life-way strategy. Since:

    ” Labor Dept. Data: Only 1.75 Full-Time Private Sector Workers Per Social Security Recipient”

    The CNS article rightly observes

    “Most state and local workers are part of the Social Security system and pay Social Security taxes; and, since 1984, all federal workers have been part of the system and pay Social Security taxes. However, unlike private sector workers who pay Social Security taxes with private-sector dollars, government workers pay their payroll taxes out of wages government pays them with tax dollars or with money that was borrowed by government and taxpayers must eventually repay.”

    As Hoagie has correctly characterized it, the latter group (government employees) although certainly “earning” their wages in the sense of performing tasks in return for the remuneration they receive, do in paying taxes merely hand back to the government some part of the money the government has just handed to them after taking it from the actual producers of the wealth. Sort of like buying yourself a hamburger with money Dad has given you earlier in the week, and then patting yourself on the back for your independence.

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