Tonight is the special election in New York 9 – The district formerly held by Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Republican Bob Turner, who is running for U.S. Congress in a race in New York’s heavily Democratic 9th District, speaks with the media at a polling station Tuesday in New York City. (Spencer Platt / Getty)

Democrats spent Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to stave off a loss.
The Politico reported:

NEW YORK – Democrats here spent Tuesday in the final throes of a frantic, last-ditch effort to stave off a loss in the special election race to replace Anthony Weiner.

Democrat David Weprin, trailing Republican Bob Turner in multiple polls, raced to half a dozen campaign stops, imploring voters at senior centers and subway stops to cast their ballots for him.

Party officials say their best hope for winning lies on the shoulders of the vaunted Queens County Democratic Party machine, which kicked into high gear Tuesday. Inside its headquarters — which doubles as the Weprin campaign’s nerve center — get-out-the vote workers rushed to pick up manila folders containing block-by-block layouts of the district; others sat at the phones, methodically working through voter-contact lists. Volunteers fanned out across Queens, handing out glossy placards highlighting Weprin’s endorsement from the New York Times editorial page.

Despite the last-minute Democratic push, the GOP appeared poised to capture the 9th District seat – an upset that would signal a rejection of President Barack Obama on his party’s turf and underscore the peril that he and Democrats up and down the ballot could face in 2012.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a meeting with reporters, “The race is closer than we would like.”

Republican Bob Turner told ABC News that he has obtained a court order to seal all paper ballots in New York’s 9th Congressional District, pending judicial review.

** The AP is tracking results here.

UPDATE:
With 30 of 512 precincts reporting the race is tied. It’s too early to see any trends.

UPDATE: (10:40 PM)

Total 45/512 (15% of the precints reporting)
Weprin – 2,550 47%
Turner 2,826 52%

UPDATE: (10:50 PM) With 100 of 512 precincts reporting or roughly 20%.
Weprin – 5,711 46%
Turner – 6,677 54%

UPDATE: (11:05 PM EST) With 30% of precincts reporting Republican Turner still leads 52% to 48%.

UPDATE: (23:30 EST) Turner still leads 51% to 49%.
Total 217/512
Weprin 49% 13,844
Turner 51% 14,401

UPDATE:
(23:40 PM EST) With roughly 50% of the precincts reporting, Republican Bob Turner leaders 52% to 48%.
Total 248/512
Weprin 15,845 48%
Turner 17,408 52%

UPDATE: Who knew that Brooklyn was such a conservative bastion? Nearly 70% of voters tonight from Brooklyn precincts are supporting the Republican candidate.

UPDATE: (23:50 EST) Republican candidate Turner leads 53-46 with nearly 60% of precincts reporting.
Total 299/512
Weprin 19,071 46%
Turner 21,857 53%

UPDATE: The election was just called for Republican Bob Turner.
The Republican wins Weiner’s seat!

Remember democrats: This was a bellwether election.

The Other McCain and Legal Insurrection are also following the election tonight.

 

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  1. If they lose this seat they will be quaking in their boots.

    Hey Weiner you friggin’ perv….thanks.

  2. I love this.

    Volunteers fanned out across Queens, handing out glossy placards highlighting Weprin’s endorsement from the New York Times editorial page.

    So 2 days after the 10-year mark of 9-11 and Krugman’s disgusting anti-American rant against Americans who brought the country together the people of New York should feel better about voting for another Commiecrat?

    Go Turner Go!

  3. Failure to plan is a plan to fail. Vote fraud takes some preparation and they never thought that they would need it in that district. For once the term “unexpected”is apt.

  4. I think this AP link is giving updates if you keep refreshing

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_county/NY_US_House_0913.html

  5. The Dims cannot help themselves, anymore – they are drawn to their snares like moths to the flames. They fall in their own pits which they prepared for others.

    2 Chronicles 7:14 Pray for our nation. Psalm 91

  6. its tough to beat the frequent voter.

  7. The republican is winning in the Nevada special election too…

    http://www.silverstateelection.com/

    Click on the election link for this year at the top

  8. check out this video of the orthodox jewish community supporting Bob Turner:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYUrdKwl0_M&feature=player_embedded#!

  9. Honestly, I could care less what happens in New Yawk.

    Whatever happens there is nothing compared to the National Elections of 2012.

    Outside of Ground Zero, New Yawk is a liberal shi*hole, and it will never change.

  10. America – Fall on your knees and pray. Give the Lord the Love for Him to ride into our situation with Healing in His Wings.

  11. I would bet the actual results are even more in favor of Turner.

    But then they can always steal the election for the carpetbagging Dem.

  12. Ipso, you should care. This is a national election in that the voters are going to determine who represents their district in the US House. Should Turner win, the GOP picks up another seat and there may be some hope for NY afterall.

  13. yehiy ‘or….The jews have seen the light . This is surely an event sign of the END TIMES. The two Messiahs are coming together as written in the Zohar. Jews and christians uniting in brotherhood against the cloud of darkness.

  14. For those that remember the recall elections in Wisconsin, the local Milwaukee paper and I think it was the local NBC affiliate in Milwaukee did a really nice job of having updated results.

    I just went through all of the local network news stations in New York, along with the New York Times and Post, and not one of those sites has live election results as they come in.

    I guess they don’t want to carry live results since they have an idea of the outcome.

  15. #10 September 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    Ipso Facto commented:

    Even the uber-leftists in the MFM see this NY election as a serious bellwether on Obama’s performance. They are absolutely scared witless about a “safe seat” being usurped by a barbarian Republican.

  16. Sacred Psalm #133:

    1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
    for brethren to dwell together in unity!
    2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head,
    that ran down upon the beard,
    even Aaron’s beard:
    that went down to the skirts of his garments;
    3 as the dew of Hermon,
    and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion:
    for there the LORD commanded the blessing,
    even life for evermore.

  17. Mad Hatter-
    … either that or they plan for the dead votes and hidden ballots to “take them over the top”.



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