As of the latest update, Scott Murphy had a 25 vote edge on Jim Tedisco in the race for NY-20.
According to The Hill newspaper:
Democrats and Republicans will do their best to spin a win by venture capitalist Scott Murphy (D) or Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R) as having broad national meanings. But political observers and analysts have largely drawn the conclusion that such a razor-thin election can only be seen as a draw.
To this I have one thing to say.
Just a little less than 5 months previous to the special election, a Democrat won NY-20 by more than 70,000 votes.
Now we can agree that a draw in this circumstance means, plainly speaking, nothing changed.
Well, can someone let me know when 70,000 came to equal 25?
The fact is, results drastically changed since the last election in the district. But one thing didn’t change — the electorate.
Many want to prop up the difference between the number of registered Republicans and Democrats in the District — but that difference was there on Nov4 when the Democrat Congresswoman won by 70,000 votes and Barack Obama won by almost 10,000 votes.
And that margin is now statistically down to zero.
A draw? I don’t think so.
A message has been sent. Many just don’t want to hear it.