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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Courtney wins

Game over.

UPDATE: Here's the word from the Secretary of State:
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz made it official Wednesday, announcing that Democrat Joe Courtney won by 91 votes in Connecticut's close 2nd Congressional District race.

A recount that lasted nearly a week confirmed Courtney's victory over three-term Republican Rep. Rob Simmons, Bysiewicz said. The results will be officially certified Nov. 28.

The deadline to file any legal challenges is Nov. 21.

"At the moment, we have no indications that anyone will, but by next Tuesday, a lawsuit must be filed if anyone wishes to contest the race," Bysiewicz said.

On Election Day, Courtney led by 167 of nearly 250,000 votes cast. But recounts in the district's 65 towns uncovered some flaws, including a 100-vote mistake in the small town of Lebanon that lowered the margin to a mere 66 votes at one point.

The Secretary of the State's Office first announced the plurality as 90 votes, but later corrected it to 91.
Now, Simmons is free to eat all the Gitmo rice he wants.