Results for NY House race coming in very, very slowly

UPDATE 2: AP calls the race for Turner.

UPDATE: With around 70 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday night, Turner had 53 percent of the vote to Weprin's 47 percent.

At 11:30 PM EDT with 41 percent of the vote in, the Republican is ahead by a 51 to 48 percent vote.

Stuart Rothenberg has this take:

But make no mistake about it, the albatross around Weprin’s neck is named Obama, and Democrats who value honesty will tell you privately that the president’s 37 percent approval rating in the district is making it difficult for Weprin to win a race that in almost any other time would be a slam dunk, no matter how mediocre a campaign the Democratic nominee ran.
Polling conducted by Siena College shows that jobs and the economy are the top issues of the day, and Republican calls for voters to “send a message” to President Barack Obama clearly have worked far better than Democratic charges that Turner and his party want to eliminate Medicare and Social Security. . . .

Vote Fraud allegations.

Citing reports that at least a handful of absentee ballots had been mailed to voters who are now deceased, Republican Bob Turner obtained a court order impounding absentee ballots cast in the special election for New York's 9th congressional district. . . .

"Many Democrats -- including deceased ones -- were sent ballots without applying," O'Reilly said. "Looks like clear election fraud, so we filed papers to impound all ballots cast and mailed." . . .



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