Doug Hoffman, NY 23rd Conservative Candidate - Vote Too Close to Call after Democrat Owens Sworn In! image factrealwordpress
Although the New York 23rd had not officially been called for Democrat Bill Owens, in the November 3rd Congressional Special Election, Nancy Pelosi swore him into office on two "technicalities": Conservative Candidate Doug Hoffman had conceded after he was led to believe Oswego County was lost, and Owens led by approximately 5,000 votes. Sworn in Friday Night, Owens immediately voted "yes" on HR 3962 on Saturday and Obama hastily pointed out that Owens won the district on Health Care Reform.
The Old adage: It's Not Over Until the Fat Lady Sings" may apply.
Apparently, there was “chaos” in the 23rd on November 3rd, specifically in Oswego Country, one of Conservative Candidate, Doug Hoffman’s strongholds. Votes were grossly underreported, and based upon that information and the fact that 93% of the vote had been counted, Hoffman conceded the race. The race, still not officially certified by the State of New York, has tightened considerably after re-canvassing. Hoffman now leads in Oswego Country and Jefferson County, where Owens needed the votes to succeed and additionally, 4 districts gave Hoffman zero votes in error. The count now stands with Owen’s lead at 3,026, with over 10,000 absentee ballots to be counted.
Therefore the race will most likely be decided by absentee ballot, in this heavily conservative district. Owens election was herald as historical and an omen of trends as he was the first Democrat to win a Congressional Seat in the NY 23rd in 100 years, with heavy media attention, and a foregone conclusion based on errors, and the underreporting for which the American Press is now infamous.
Hoffman’s campaign will wait until the end of the week, when the race actually shapes up, to decide upon any legal action. That said, should Hoffman pull a “come from behind” victory out of the New York 23rd, after having dealt with miscounts, errors, massive media blitzes and a House Speaker who swore in his opponent without the race being certified by the State of New York, compounding errors, it will be a stunning loss to the DNC.
In light of this week’s bad news from Gallop where Republicans now lead Democrats on the Congressional Ballot by 48% to 44% (in July Democrats led by 50% to 44%), it is probable that campaigns with internal polls, showing significant leads, will be challenging outcomes in races that have a similar make-up. A Hoffman win will also serve to further energize those conservatives and independents who are looking for the candidate that best represents their interests, be it a Republican, Conservative Party, or yes, a Pro-Life, Fiscally Conservative Democrat. Although the media erroneously tags Conservative Organizations as “Republican”, as they most often identify with the Republican Party on issues both socially and fiscally conservative, the members are more often self-identified as “independent”. It will be that “independent” streak, so favored by the founding fathers of this nation (who were diametrically opposed to political parties), that determine the outcome of the 2010 and 2012 elections.