Late developments in Indiana... | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Late developments in Indiana...

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2008 at 11:46 PM

Hillary Clinton's lead has dwindled to two points, and it may get smaller yet. Vote counting has been held up in Lake County, where there are 11,000 absentee ballots left to tally. Lake County's biggest city is Gary, which is just a few minutes from Chicago and big time Obama territory. Gary Mayor Rudy Clay thinks Obama still has a shot at taking the state; at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall points out that, while Obama would win if he maintains his current 75-25 spread, it will depend on where the votes come from. If they're from Gary or East Chicago, good for Obama; if they're from some of the county's smaller towns, good for Clinton.

Close watchers of the maps will see that Union County, in the eastern part of the state, still has to be counted as well. If the results of the surrounding counties are an indicator, Clinton will take the win there. Union County has a population of only 7,000. Normally the pittance of votes to be had there means the county wouldn't garner a mention -- but the final tally in this race may be decided by a pittance.

UPDATE: The 75-25 spread has closed slightly.  With 57% of the votes counted in Lake County, Obama's lead is 65-35. Stay tuned...

UPDATE DEUX: Anyone tuning in for some midnight CNN just caught a pretty awesome tiff between the mayors of Gary and nearby Hammond. After the Gary mayor took a grilling from Wolf Blitzer about the slow count, the Hammond mayor offered some thinly veiled suggestions that there was some funny business going on in Gary. Then, right in the middle of that awkward exchange...CNN announced that the rest of the vote in Lake County was in and Clinton had narrowed Obama's margin to 10. CNN has finally called the state for Clinton.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by John C. Williams

Readers also liked…

  • In Little Rock, Marco Rubio sells American exceptionalism

    This is Rubio's axiomatic answer to Donald Trump's insistence that he and he alone will Make America Great Again: America is the greatest, always has been.
    • Feb 22, 2016
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Judge Griffen: Why black lives matter

    Another few words from Judge Wendell Griffen growing from the controversy over the sale of Black Lives Matter T-shirts at the state black history museum — removed by the administration and restored after protests from Griffen and others stirred by a story in the Arkansas Times:
    • Mar 13, 2016

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation