Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Not Over Until It's Over

There are at least five Democratic candidates who still have a fighting chance and need your support: Jim Martin - GA Sen, Mark Begich - AK Sen, Al Franken - MN Sen, Charlie Brown - California's 4th Congressional District, and Mary Jo Kilroy - Ohio’s 15th Congressional District.

Below the fold: more information about the California elections that were too close to call on the day after Election Day. According to the California Secretary of State, "California's 58 county elections officials count all legally cast ballots and include them in the final election results that are published 35 days after each election." So we'll revisit these numbers again on Tuesday, December 9th. Meanwhile, as of November 7 at 4:43 p.m., the California Secretary of State reported that statewide 2,738,695 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots had yet to be counted.

Current Vote Count Regarding Close Propositions
Prop. 1A - Safe, Reliable High-Speed Train Bond Act: YES by 448,912 votes
Prop. 4 - Parent Notif. Before Terminating Minor's Pregnancy: NO by 446,176 votes
Prop. 8 - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry: YES by 495,847 votes
Prop. 11 - Redistricting: YES by 128,876 votes

As the margins for all four of these ballot measures are well within the number of uncounted ballots, it's still too close to call any of them. In the words of the great Yogi Berra, "It's not over until it's over."

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