Skip to comments.Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)
Posted on 11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST by rabidralph
The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay.
McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go.
What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered in the late mail on Tuesday. There is also an unknown number of outstanding ballots in Cochise County.
(Excerpt) Read more at azstarnet.com ...
Many may remember that Col. McSally successfully sued the U.S. government so American women would have the right to dress in western clothing in Saudi Arabia.
Here is McSally's website. I'm sure she'd appreciate some encouragement as she fights for a fair counting of the ballots.
Didn’t she want to kick Rick Santorum in the balls? If so, she can GTH.
This was the latest news I could find so if anyone has an update on what’s going on, please post it. I’d be interested to hear what other Arizonans think about this whole situation and whether the race should have been this close.
The Dems have the 300 votes in the trunk of a car at Wal Mart. Standing by.
The Dems have the 300 votes in the trunk of a car at Wal Mart. Standing by.
Oh , that was my line
The last I heard (more recently than this article), Comrade Barber was slightly ahead. I don’t know why they torture us this way - it will be the same thing that happened in 2010. Jesse Kelly won on election day (with something like 56 or 58%). But, after nearly a week of counting (aka finding in trunks and cemeteries) votes, Comrade Giffords “won.”
You can bet your last $ that the commies errr DummieRats in Pima County will do anything to keep comrade Barber in that seat.
Pima County, the blue stain on Arizona’s red dress.
Grrrrrrrrrrrr, tell me about it. I don’t like to go west of Wilmot, that’s the total People’s Republic. I had to drive through there yesterday and there are streets upon streets where the leftists advertise their stupidity (with rows and rows of Barber and BO signs).
Our ‘hood (East Side) is still considered to have the most conservatives and gun owners... and I rarely see the proud Commies advertising out here.
sorry to be cynical but what difference will it make if the Republican will support Boehner and or the GOP leadership gives in to what Obama wants almost every time? The President is not a Dictator, or is he?
I can’t stand her and her whole militant hate-men attitude. My parents, hubby, and I were all going to vote 3rd party or something because we can’t stomach her. But, at the last minute, switched and gave her four votes. Anything to break the hero-worship, place-on-altar, weeping-leftist Dem grip.
I really don’t believe your account of 2010 is correct as I watched that race intently because I donated to Jesse’s campaign. He was ahead early until Pima started to report and it turned at that point. I knew before I went to bed EST that it was close within 1% with Giffords in the lead. The outstanding precincts did not have any history of being other than Democrat.
My interest in that race is that being stationed at Huachuca after a lifetime as an Army Brat and veteran myself, it was the only place I felt at Home in my life of traveling the world.
As far as some characterizations of McSally, being a Hog Driver scored points with me as an unrelated issue, but her willingness to stand up for her universal rights as an American was commendable. I saw her a tough woman and nothing else. If those on this thread have any real, independent evidence to suggest otherwise, please fill us in with links.
You have republican females confused with republican males.
Sorry, your account is wrong. Please get your information correct before contradicting others.
I don’t admire her as a person either. Whatever negatives she has, she is still one cut above the Democrat.
Yup, barely, but yup...
At least she’s in the fight, no matter what you think of her. How many Arizona FReepers out there are running for office, rather than bloviating behind a keyboard?
Please read the last sentence very carefully.
“The trend of voters’ opinions shifting between early balloting which begins weeks before election day and those who voted on election day is one Jesse Kelly pointed out in 2010. That year, he lost to Gabrielle Giffords in overall votes, but won among election-day voters.”
Oh, my mistake, I’m so sorry that I didn’t realize this was a McSally-worshippers thread. You have zero idea what I have or have not done as far as the offices go. Absolutely zero. Please proceed with your cult-like, Dem-like worship, I will go someplace else. This is why many of us didn’t like her to begin with, militant feminazi who garners a Gabby-like cult attraction.
LOL! This is not a McSally-worshipping thread. I just want to know what’s going on with this race and other suspiciously close races around the country, similar to Allen West’s race in Florida. I’m looking for FR insight from those who live in the state—if they’ve seen these close results before and if there’s a history of shenanigans in the district. Anyway, thanks for adding your two cents.
Get my information right? OK, I was obviously speaking, or typing, about election night as referenced by my comment about going to sleep (EST) the night of the 2010 returns. I also added some to the 2012 coffers of Jesse just so you know who I was pulling for.
Be it noted you did nothing to address the issues about your distaste, for which I asked, for McSally. The one main thing I took away from your article link is that a large percentage turned out in Pinal for the primary. Now comes the big rub, is Pinal more Democratic than Republican? Does this information exist or is it because of the open primary system in Arizona does not record this as one does not have to register with a party? Just how do you know who of one party or another voted for who?
Therein lies your problem. Until those in your state choose to send this open primary idea by way of the do-do bird, you have no idea who is voting for particular representatives of either party so the choice of Republicans is nothing more than smoke and mirrors, ergo, the continuing choice of McCain when he talks a good game but very seldom delivers for the state or the nation when nit comes to conservative values.
I choose to remain in Florida for one we have no state income tax and Republicans decide who will be on the Republican ticket. All be it the available field is sometimes tough to swallow because the old establishment blue dogs now run what they call the Republican party in this state. It is changing but way too slow for me. The establishment lost their chance at me with McCain. Sarah was who I voted for in 2008 and the instant they chose Romney in this state I knew it was as good as over because Obamacare would not be an sidebar issue on the ballot.
Every once in a while, a provisional ballot is not tainted. Who knows?
That’s a lot of provisionals.
Could those from the military base down there???
The Republican will lose on the recount.
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