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New York House-23

It may the case that the battle over NY-23 is not over yet: "Conservative Doug Hoffman conceded the race in the 23rd Congressional District last week after receiving two pieces of grim news for his campaign: He was down 5,335 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted on election night, and he had barely won his stronghold in Oswego County.  As it turns out, neither was true."

The whole article is worth reading in part to show the chaos of vote counting, in part to show the technical complications of absentee ballots and what happens when they can come in after the day of the election (some aren't in still, and some not counted), why it's unwise to concede before knowing all the facts, why Pelosi was in a rush to swear in Owens, and what all this had to do with the big vote in the House.  Amazing stuff, actually. It is possible that Hoffman could come out ahead.

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