Scott Brown, the conservative Republican candidate attempting to succeed the late Ted Kennedy for a seat in the United States Senate from Massachusetts, may not succeed in today’s special election if the Democrat machine in the Bay State manage to pull off a 50% to 49% “victory” for the Democrat candidate Martha Coakley, the current state attorney general.
For some weird reason, Democrats have won races that were too close for comfort where the conservative candidate was thought to have had the advantage coming in to the final leg of the race.
Most recently in the New York 23rd congressional district last November where the conservative Doug Hoffman was winning in the polls over the Democrat, Bill Owens and the liberal Republican, Dede Scozzafava. In the end, Owens barely eked out a victory with 50.0% of the vote over Hoffman’s 44.7%. The problem in this race was Scozzafava, who having received the bad news that she was badly trailing Hoffman, endorsed Owens the weekend prior to the election. She received a paltry 5.3% of the vote, but just enough to give the upstate Adirondack seat to the Democrat, which hadn’t been won by that party since before the Civil War.
Then, there was the upset in the Minnesota senate election in November 2008 where the incumbent senator Norm Coleman lost a heated race to comedian and diehard leftist Al Franken by just 312 votes after a lengthy recount and court battle lasting seven months. In the end, the vote tally for Franken and Coleman were 41.99% and 41.98%, respectively, with the independent candidate garnering 15.15%.
After a few weeks in which Brown, like Hoffman, was gaining momentum, another GOP loss will have voters pondering just what in God’s name is going on at the local level where the votes are counted. There is a saying, that it’s not how many votes are cast but who counts the votes. Are there enough Republican officials in the electoral precincts keeping vigilance in Massachusetts, especially in big cities like Boston, Cambridge, Fall River, Worcester and Springfield?
There is clear pandemonium in Democrat circles, and there is no telling what may be up their sleeves to protect what they truly believe in their hearts to be their senate seat. Ted Kennedy’s beloved seat. Nevermind that, as Brown said in last week’s only debate, that the seat actually belongs to the people of Massachusetts. This is all about preserving the Democrat party’s political power at all cost, and if they must play dirty again, they will.
Democrat operative Ed Schultz said on his radio program a couple of days ago that he would be in favor of voter fraud if it helped Coakley. “Yeah, that’s right. I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. ‘Cause that’s exactly what they are,” said Schultz.
Was Schultz, an ardent pro-union guy, sending a message from the Democrat establishment to the people of Massachusetts, something akin to union-bullyism: You better vote for Coakley or else?
Can one imagine what the uproar would be like if a Republican pundit, campaign or elected official had said that? Oh, the double standard.
So, although I am praying for a Brown win, I’m pessimistic enough to know that if he does not pull ahead tonight by several thousand votes, we may not know who actually won this campaign until next week or next month, God forbid.
Long enough by hook or crook to keep the current temporary occupier, Paul G. Kirk, Jr., in the senate to vote for ObamaPelosiReid Healthcare, Cap & Trade, Stimulus II and a host of other goodies favored by the White House and congressional democrats while Massachusetts Democrat officials miraculously find uncounted ballots left in poll watchers’ car trunks.
by Lee Anthony Nieves
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