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Old 05-22-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Handily, at that.

http://hawaii.gov/elections/results/...pecial2010.pdf
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: NC
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He got 39% of the vote...The two democrats running against him split most of the other 60%. Djou will be toast in the general when two dems aren't splitting the vote.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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He got 39% of the vote...The two democrats running against him split most of the other 60%. Djou will be toast in the general when two dems aren't splitting the vote.
Oh, but like NY-23, all that really doesn't matter, now does it?

We'll see what happens in Nov.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Oh, but like NY-23, all that really doesn't matter, now does it?

We'll see what happens in Nov.
Owens was around 49%. not 39%....
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Oh, but like NY-23, all that really doesn't matter, now does it?

We'll see what happens in Nov.
In NY 23 the democrat received 48% of the vote in a three way race with a Republican who was to the left of him pulling 6%. 48%>39% by a lot.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Owens was around 49%. not 39%....
So what?

The point is about a split vote. Somehow the fact that NY-23 had republicans splitting the vote didn't matter much, well then, neither does the fact that the dems split the vote in this election.

A win is a win and this is a big one.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: NC
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So what?

The point is about a split vote. Somehow the fact that NY-23 had republicans splitting the vote didn't matter much, well then, neither does the fact that the dems split the vote in this election.

A win is a win and this is a big one.
Scozzafava ran pretty far to the left. She was much closer to Owens (if not to the left of him and she endorsed him) then Hoffman. This is not the case in Hawaii.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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So what?

The point is about a split vote. Somehow the fact that NY-23 had republicans splitting the vote didn't matter much, well then, neither does the fact that the dems split the vote in this election.

A win is a win and this is a big one.
Dijou needs to win FAR FAR FAR more of the split vote than Owens does. Also considering how liberal Scozza is, picking up a small % of her vote shouldn't be an issue. Not to mention the races topping the tickets in both states will be STRONGLY Democratic with the former rep of HI-1 Abercrombie leading the ticket in Hawaii. As I said a few weeks ago Dijou really need to get into the mid 40's to have a legit chance at keeping the seat in November.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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Dijou needs to win FAR FAR FAR more of the split vote than Owens does. Also considering how liberal Scozza is, picking up a small % of her vote shouldn't be an issue. Not to mention the races topping the tickets in both states will be STRONGLY Democratic with the former rep of HI-1 Abercrombie leading the ticket in Hawaii. As I said a few weeks ago Dijou really need to get into the mid 40's to have a legit chance at keeping the seat in November.
The 5% and change of the vote for Scozza cost Huffman the win.

We'll just have to wait and see. Could be the anti-obama mood has even settled in his homestate of Hawaii.

GOP's Djou wins Hawaii special election for Congress | honoluluadvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Djou would be the first Republican from Hawaii sent to Congress in 20 years and only the third since statehood.
The democrats, particular the unions, who are behind Case, really tried to get out the vote. In fact, 50% of voters turned out, a huge number.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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The 5% and change of the vote for Scozza cost Huffman the win.

We'll just have to wait and see. Could be the anti-obama mood has even settled in his homestate of Hawaii.

GOP's Djou wins Hawaii special election for Congress | honoluluadvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser



The democrats, particular the unions, who are behind Case, really tried to get out the vote. In fact, 50% of voters turned out, a huge number.

Considering how liberal Scozza was, Owens likely picks up a chunk of that vote. Much more so than Dijou would have a chance at picking up Case or Hanabusa or Case votes. He needed a much stronger performance than 39.5% in order to have a legit chance of holding on.
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