Jan 19 2010
It’s over – Brown is the next Senator of Massachusetts!
It is We The People’s Day!!!!
UPDATE: Tweets reporting Coakley CONCEDES!!!
Update T+80 min: 69% reporting and Brown still leads 53-46%
Update T+70 min: 65% 60% reporting, Brown up by 7, Patrick Ruffini calls it for BROWN!
Update T+60 min: Gardner, another bell weather location, has Brown up 56-42% with 100% reporting. That is 2-3 of three bell weathers now in Brown’s column.
Update T+ 55 min: 40% reporting and Brown is ahead 53-46%. Seems Coakley and the Dem lost a lot of indies and Dems. Plan to soak this up a bit right now as we wait for the earthquake call for Brown.
Update T+50 min: Fitchburg with 50% reporting 57-41% Brown. Everyone is ready to call this for Brown – yeah!
Update T+45 min: 21% reporting and Brown is doing well 53-46%. Coakley is just not doing well enough in her core areas.
Update T+40 min: Fitchburg was a bell weather location which was +15% before the election. with 17% reporting it is tracking exactly the same with Brown ahead 55-43%. It that holds then it would indicate a big win for Brown.
Update T+36 min: 13% reporting, Brown 53%, Coakley 46%, Kennedy 1%
Update T+35 min: Looks like Brown is doing better than required. Just saw this tweet:”11% reporting: Brown (R) 143,950 votes, 53%; Coakley (D) 126,037 votes, 46%”
Update T+ 30 min: 8% reporting and Brown ahead 52-47% still. I am no expert, but but each is doing well in their respective areas percentage wise, so it is all down to who turned out with numbers.
Update T+ 20 min: 4% reporting Brown ahead 52-47%. Expect volatility.
Update T+ 10min: Drudge is splashing Rasmussen claiming Brown took “22% of Dems” – Coakley is toastly.
Update T+ 5min: Turnout seems to be higher outside the cities (Brown country) than in (Coakley).
Update T+3 minutes: No results, but without exit polls and any returns it will be a bit slow to call this race – unless it is a Brown crush.
Update T-5 minutes: Drudge site claims turn out was 50%! Â If Brown wins DC will be shook to its rotten core.
Update T-13 minutes: Shots of Coakley campaign site dead, no one there. Shots of Brown location, packed and partying. Just connecting the dots … - end update
T-30 minutes. Â Here is a good primer (from the left) on what to look for since there are no exit polls for this race. Results can be found here – (no idea on the delay with the networks or if the site will stay up).
I plant to follow Fox just to listen to the master Michael Barone. A good pre-result read is this missive from Stu Rothenberg.
I have been seeing tweets that Brown is ahead in key areas like Worcerter and maybe even Boston. No idea on their credibility, but they had no links. Be back in 30 minutes.