Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Daucher leads Correa by 13 votes in state Senate race"

Yep, that's the headline of this morning's Register story on the race that won't end in my home district.

The hottest state Senate race ended at a virtual deadlock early Wednesday morning, with late absentee ballots and provisional ballots expected to determine the outcome when counted in the days ahead.

Republican Lynn Daucher led Democrat Lou Correa by just 13 votes all precincts had been counted. Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley said it was not yet known how many absentee and provisional ballots remained to be tallied.

"I can't believe this," Correa said. "We're going to have to wait until the last vote is counted."

Daucher concurred.

"I said all along it would be really close," she said. "But I didn't think it would be this close."

The narrow margin could mean a recount following the final tally, which could be done by the end of this week or early next week.

Yep, you heard Martin Wisckol right... We'll have to wait until the end of the week AT LEAST to discover any clue as to how this race will end.

Nevertheless, I'm still hopeful. I know that all those folks in Santa Ana weren't just waiting foir anything... Many were motivated by Lou and the Correa campaign to go out and exercise their All-American right to vote. I think Lou can ultimately win... We just may have to wait a while as every last vote is still being counted.

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