Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hey! Hey!

It's Election Night, and I'm doing some blogging.

You don't see that there is a rerun of an Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting on TV ... I'm wonky, what of it?

Go to Tondee's Tavern for updates.

UPDATE (9:57 p.m.): Who knew that Paul Broun had such staying power? Republican and Democratic bloggers and columnists alike thought he'd be lucky to get 12-15 percent after the snafu of running for the seat before Charlie Norwood had passed away. Still, while Broun's strength is surprising - he's a mere 32 votes behind James Marlow with seven precincts in conservative Habersham County still not reporting - what's more surprising is Evita Paschall.

She picked up close to 1,500 votes in Richmond, Columbia and McDuffie counties and has damn near done a good job of Ralph Nader-ing James Marlow here (even after a near 17 percent turnout in Athens-Clarke County and close to 4,000 votes for Marlow). It's not looking good for Marlow, and that's largely due to Paschall's surprising - and unfortunate in my opinion - strength.

UPDATE (10:08 p.m.): Considerable measure of joy from Bill Greene currently sitting in sixth with fewer votes than both Paschall and Denise Freeman.

UPDATE (10:47 p.m.): Jon Flack has Habersham County rolling in, putting Broun up by 115 votes with three total precincts left out. We'll have a recount for sure, and word is still out on some absentees in Athens-Clarke County. It'll be tough for Marlow to pull through though.


Blogger The Shepards said...

Nothing like heading for the mountains in your living room on election night. That must be what makes it REALLY special.

8:51 PM  
Blogger JonF said...

Alright dude. I'm drinking Lite. Way better than Bush....

I mean really.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm drinking Courvosier ... at work.


9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm turning you in Blake, for the at-working drinking.
Of course, I'll wait until after the runoff, so you can cover that, too.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Jmac said...

I had to switch to the hard stuff to get through ... cookies and milk.


10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to dull the pain of being so very, very wrong about Marlow, Greene and Broun. You should fire me for sucking at politics, not drinking.

10:45 PM  

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