Nothing ever goes as planned

It looks as if the deal Senate Republicans had with Governor Cuomo to stay out of the SD-9 election did not produce the planned results:

“… With votes still being counted, Republicans late Tuesday cautioned that paper ballots also still need to be counted in the contest. At midnight, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Kaminsky had 49.96 percent to McGrath’s 48.82 percent, a difference of just 780 votes out of 68,000 total cast, according to the Nassau County elections board …”

The antis will claim a victory here even though I have not seen any evidence they blacked up their endorsement with GOTV action.  McGrath was not reaching out for the gun vote either.

A couple of interesting points:

  1. It appears that Republicans had a slight turnout advantage in the district.
  2. A lot of people on Long Island switched parties since last fall.

UPDATE: Republican turnout was very high and they still managed to blow it.

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3 thoughts on “Nothing ever goes as planned

  1. BTW Jacob,
    I didn’t want to say it before, but this is the guy (McGrath) who came out and said he supports the AWB at a Repub meeting in Nassau. He is an anti! My buddy and I tried to keep it quiet. We just needed him tactically, like Martins, who is also an anti. How fucking stupid was this asshole to get in front of a bunch of Republicans and say he supports the safe act. Our side (the mainstream repubs, NOT the gunnies) are a fucking joke. They are beyond incompetent. They are a baggy pants farce comedy act. I’m sick of it. I just keep old movies going now and try to stay away even from fox.

  2. I figured he was not our friend, but I did not think he would be dumb enough to say something like that in public. Fuck him then.

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