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NYMdaveNYI Donating Member (497 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-10 07:50 PM
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MSNBC: Dem. concedes close House race in CD-25 to GOP /


A sixth Democratic House seat in New York fell to Republicans on Tuesday when freshman incumbent Dan Maffei conceded he could not overcome his opponent's narrow lead.

The Republican, Ann Marie Buerkle, will be the first woman to represent central New York's 25th Congressional District.

Maffei, who defeated Dale Sweetland to win the seat in 2008, called Buerkle to concede Tuesday, ending three weeks of ballot inspections, recounting and court wrangling.

"I want to thank him for doing what is in the best interests of the district," she told the Syracuse Post Standard. They agreed to work together for a "seamless transition.

Maffei trailed by 567 votes in the unofficial count of votes cast on election night and by absentee ballot. The two campaigns challenged the validity of 392 ballots, not enough to turn the race.

The vote total stands at 104,374 for Buerkle and 103,807 for Maffei.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 04:59 AM
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1. Bummer. Looks like we kept CD 1, but it was a tough fight. Try to keep...
spirits up till '12 and we'll see hat we can get back.

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NYMdaveNYI Donating Member (497 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-10 09:22 AM
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2. Thank god we kept CD-1
Its bad enough for me already having to live in Peter Kings district, another Repug here on the Island would be horrible.
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-10 06:56 PM
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3. New York's elections are a joke, no matter who won.
Edited on Fri Nov-26-10 07:00 PM by Bill Bored
The margin in this race was about the the same number of votes as Bush's margin in FL 2000. There are only a small fraction of the ballots that there were in FL 2000. Yet there was NO hand count of all the ballots in NY CD25 in 2010, or anything close to that. Just a 3% spot check of a few ballot scanners, and perhaps a hand count of the absentee ballots that accounted for about 5% of the vote.

So, perhaps someone can offer me some proof as to how New York's election results represent the will of the electorate, especially for close races like this one that should have had 100% hand counts to confirm the winner.

The State Senate debacle is next.

What happened in CD1?

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