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.

6 Comments:

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.

Blake

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.
Melissa

10:23 PM  
Blogger Jmac said...

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

Seriously.

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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