The Congressional candidates have voted and only hours after returning from the eastern counties of the 21st, Republican Matt Doheny is back on the road for a last swing around the 12 counties looking for votes in what is thought to be a close race.
Team Doheny says they own the majority of the 18 thousand absentees so if he leads tonight, he is solid for the paper count. Turnout is estimated to be over 200,000 and the two thousand vote margin last time equals one percent.
The district can be divided into three sections....
St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton counties are Owens country and the Congressman needs to leave those counties with at least an 8K lead. Mr. Doheny has worked hard in the GOP vote-rich new sections near Glens Falls and west to Gloversville. Assuming those votes cancel those up north, Doheny needs to show better than last time in the western counties (now minus Oswego)....Doheny should be looking to win Jefferson and Lewis by a combined total of 4K.....
The one recent public poll showed the race a tie, but looking at a few districts after nine oclock will quickly show who is performing up to expectations.
The Doheny posse is looking for a three point win...Team Owens claims its up by seven. I say Doheny wins 49-47-4. If so, that's a 4K lead on the machine totals and no one will be conceding till the lawyers tell them to.
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