November 3, 2010

THREE TO TAKE AWHILE:

Colorado Senate race could drag on for weeks (KRISTEN WYATT, 11/03/2010, AP)

Colorado’s Senate candidates are preparing for a possible recount in their neck-and-neck contest.

Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck were within a few thousand votes of each other with more than 1.4 million ballots counted. Thousands of provisional and write-in ballots remained to be counted.


Sen. Patty Murray Has Slim Lead in Wash. State (Associated Press, 11/03/10)
Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray took a slim lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in Tuesday's early vote returns, raising the possibility of an extended vote count in Washington's vote-by-mail election.

Murray had about 51 percent of the vote to Rossi's 49 percent in unofficial returns. More than half of the expected vote had been counted Tuesday night, but it can take several days to receive and tally all the ballots working their way through the mail.


Murkowski appears to have lead in Alaska (Jason Hanna, 11/03/10, CNN)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bid to become only the second person to win a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate appeared on track in Alaska early Wednesday, with write-in candidates leading a Tea Party-backed Republican who beat her in a primary.

But even if the write-ins remained ahead of Republican nominee Joe Miller and Democratic candidate Scott McAdams, the outcome of Alaska's Tuesday general election apparently wouldn't be known for days, because officials need to determine which write-in votes actually went to Murkowski.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2010 4:38 AM
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