NYC Mayor Alleges Voter Fraud

This story from Politico

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg yesterday alleged “fraud” in the unofficial count of New York City’s votes, which left Obama with zero votes in 80 election districts.

“If you want to call it significant undercounting, I guess that’s a euphemism for fraud,” he said.

This contradicts what some familiar with the system thought, which was that it’s within the range of error for the sloppy, unofficial count.

Bloomberg’s spokesman, Stu Loeser, reiterated the charge in an e-mail, in which he also made clear that the charge was part of the mayor’s local campaign to take the Board of Elections out of the control of the local political parties.

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Today is primary day here in the DC area (called the Potomac Primaries) Regardless of who you are voting for, please exercise your right to do so.

2nd Muslim May Go To Congress…

… on March 11. More and more we see that Muslim Americans are integrating and are a part of this society

Andre Carson, the grandson of the late Rep. Julia Carson (D-Ind.), will face off against Republican state legislator Jon Elrod in a March special election to fill the remainder of his grandmother’s unfinished term.

The six-term congresswoman died last December after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Andre Carson, a newly-elected Indianapolis city councilor, won the Democratic party nomination on the first-ballot at a Saturday caucus among district-wide precinct committee chairmen. He easily outdistanced his leading rivals, state Reps. David Orentlicher, Carolene Mays and Marion County Treasurer Peter Rodman, for the nomination.

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If Carson won the special election, he would be only the second Muslim to serve in Congress. The first, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), was elected last year.

The special election is scheduled for March 11.

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Dems Capture Virginia Senate

The Democrats captured the State Senate in Virginia

Democrats wrested control of the Senate from the Republicans in yesterday’s legislative elections, picking up the four seats they needed to give them a majority of at least 21 to 19 and end a decade of GOP dominance in the chamber.

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) claimed victory in a celebration at Tysons Corner. The Republicans retained control of the House, but the Democrats also gained seats there. The party’s surge will help the governor advance much of his agenda during his last two years in office, including investing more in education, health and the environment.