Will Bob Turner shock the world? Will Obama’s unpopularity cause the Democrats to lose a seat they have held for 90 years? Results from NY-9, formerly known as The Weiner Seat, will be posted here as soon as I get ’em. If you see them first, pop them in comments. If you live in the district or near it, let us know what you’re seeing and hearing.
More: While we await results, let’s savor the nervousness of Democrats experiencing Obama Remorse.
More: I confess I’m a bit less interested in the Nevada race, but mainly because it looks like a clear win for the GOP. Winning there won’t say as much as winning NY-9. But it will still be great.
More: Check out Intrade’s read on NY-9. Ouch.
Update: The polls closed at 9 pm eastern in NY-9. Let the shenanigans begin.
Update: Kerry Picket reports that Turner’s camp suspects fraud and wants the ballots impounded.
New York’s 9th Congressional special election race today for former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s seat just got more interesting.
Turner campaign manager E. O’Brien Murray told me Tuesday afternoon that their campaign is concerned the close race in New York’s 9th CD could very well be tainted by voter fraud from the David Weprin camp, and the Turner campaign does not want to be blind-sided.
“Last night we filed with one of the judges and then today we were attempting to serve Weprin. We served the board of elections last night to this morning. I’m not too sure of the timing of it,” said Murray.
Under New York State law a registered voter of the state must apply for a ballot in order to get an absentee ballot. According to the Turner camp, they suspect that someone over at the board of elections sent out absentee ballots to deceased people and to people who have not requested them.
“There’s been significant evidence of election fraud occurring. There have been in at least five occurrences of deceased individuals receiving absentee ballots which cannot happen legally,” said Turner campaign spokesman William O’Reilly. O’Reilly added, “Other people who have not applied for absentee ballots have received ballots, which is against the law in New York State. They haven’t even applied for them, but they received them.”
The Turner campaign wants the ballots impounded tonight after the polls close.
Update: Time of death for the age of Hope and Change, 11:58 pm eastern, Sept. 13, 2011. The AP calls it, Bob Turner WINS NY-9. GOP takes that seat for the first time in 90 years.