Recount is underway in VA-11

The brevity of this diary may result in a rebuke from the mods, however, I have a good excuse.  I have been dispatched to join the oversight committee for the recount just getting underway in Virginia’s 11th District and have to get going.

VA-11 is the wealthiest voting district in the United States and one would presume that we could afford to employ electronic voting machines that actually function.  One would be naive to make such a presumption.  Reports of malfunctions have been rolling in steadily over the past 24 hours.  Naturally, the malfunctions have favored Gerry Connolly.  Shocker, I know.

The machines have been impounded in the government center and are being broken open as I write this, under the watchful eye of as many Fimian supporters as can get over there asap.

Keith Fimian is down by little more than 400 votes.  My understanding is that absentee ballots are not included in that tally and there has been no announcement as to the number of absentee ballots in hand.  If you are the praying kind, please speak a few words to the heavens on our behalf.  We won VA-5, VA-2,and VA-9.  The useful idiots of VA-8 are beyond help.  But this race can be won.  Let’s see some more red here in the green rolling hills of Virginia.