Today is the day. Scott Brown is going up against the Kennedy machine and their token candidate Martha Coakley. I shall try my best to keep the numbers updated as the day goes on. The polls open at 7:00AM and close at 8:00PM EST. Return often for updates.
UPDATE 12:20 – Seems that there are no exit polls, so no early return data is available. However, the Democrats are already pointing fingers. For the rest of us, keep them crossed that there is not rampant fraud.
UPDATE 12:30 – The folks at Keyboard Militia have noted that Martha Coakley’s campaign is breaking Massachusetts law regarding Electioneering at voting locations. Imagine that. “I would cheat to win.” comes to mind.
UPDATE 13:30 – There are no exit polls, yet Boston.com has an early set of results, showing Martha Coakley in the lead 50-49-1. Interesting, yes? In particular that their total percentage exceeds 100%. Just sayin’.
UPDATE 13:50 – John Stewart analyzes the senate race. His best line? “See, it’s not that the Democrats are playing checkers and the Republicans are playing chess. It’s that the Republicans are playing chess and the Democrats are in the nurses office because, once again, they’ve glued their balls to their thighs.” Classic!.
UPDATE 14:50 – Let the flailing continue. The Democrats are all atwitter. :) God I love America. We suffered through it from 2006-2009. Their turn.
UPDATE 15:00 – If you missed it from earlier. The Boston globe posted election results a full 8 hours before the polls closed. They had everything, including an interactive map with mouse-over effects showing a result town-by-town. Now, of course, being a web developer, I understand all about testing your system. But as a GOOD developer, I don’t recall ever putting my code live to test. We have a sand box we test in and then push it live when it is actually supposed to go live. Attempt to influence the results? Or fraud? We shall see.
UPDATE 17:00 – If the Health Industry is so heavily behind the Health Care fiasco pushing its way through congress, why are their stocks soaring at the possibility of a Brown victory in Massachusetts? Just askin’.
UPDATE 17:40 – Liberals across the board are already talking about what they can do to pass health care regardless of what happens in Massachusetts. Fine by me. More ammunition to eradicate them all. See you after the polls close! Until then, real life calls.
UPDATE 23:30 – BROWN WINS, COAKLEY CONCEDES Final talley!!:
Scott Brown (R): 1,161,586 – 53%
Martha Coakley (D): 1,055,409 – 47%
Joe Kennedy (I): 22165 – 1%
John Howard (Write-In): 0
UPDATE 22:30 – Roger Ebert? Geez. I sorta like him when he was with the late Gene Siskel!! I guess even the softest of liberals are quaking in their boots at the rapid rise of conservatism.
The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?