Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Elections Aren't Over Yet

The 2006 elections aren't over yet.

Reuters reports that seven House races are still undecided.

But a couple of races have been certified -- giving the trailing candidates until sometime Friday to ask for a recount. From the Washington Post:

In Georgia, Rep. John Barrow (D) defeated Republican Max Burns by 864 votes out of more than 140,000 cast. In Wyoming, Rep. Barbara Cubin (R) beat Democrat Gary Trauner by about 1,000 votes out of nearly 200,000 cast.
And a Republican incumbent also conceded Wednesday. Again from the Post:

Another Democratic pickup became official yesterday, when Rep. Rob Simmons (R-CT) conceded to Joe Courtney (D) after a recount gave Courtney a 90-vote edge in the closest race in the country.
Democrats trail in the five remaining House races.

Rep Heather Wilson (R-NM), Rep Robin Hayes (R-NC), Rep Jean Schmidt (R-OH) and Rep Deborah Pryce (R-OH) all have narrow leads.

In the final race, election officials are trying to account for 18,000 missing votes in a race where Vern Buchanan (R) leads Christine Jennings (D) by just 375 votes in the race to replace Rep Katherine Harris (R-FL) . (WaPo)

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