How close can this race get? A must win Senate seat for either party if they wish to gain control of the Senate.
Precincts Reporting: 2376 of 2443 (97.26%)
- George Allen (R) 1,112,169 49.55%
- Jim Webb (D) 1,105,270 49.24%
Get updated results here … Commonwealth of VA
UPDATE I: WOW. Looks like this one will go to a recount and maybe more.
Precincts Reporting: 2423 of 2443 (99.18%)
- George Allen (R) 1,141,753 49.44%
- Jim Webb (D) 1,139,885 49.36%
UPDATE II: (From Llama Butchers)12:10 AM Wednesday 1865 vote spread for Allen on the state’s website. Cue Twilight Zone music..
UPDATE III: 12:28am And here comes the late counting precincts for Webb … arg …
Precincts Reporting: 2425 of 2443 (99.26%)
- Allen (R) 1,146,952
- Webb (D) 1,148,750
UPDATE IV: It appears that this will go to a recount with 99.8% of precincts reporting, (D) Webb has a 6859 vote advantage. Barring some unforeseen situation, Webb will win this seat and another pick up for Democrats.
UPDATE V (11/8/06): Jim Webb’s victory over Sen. George Allen in Virginia assured Democrats of 51 seats
Jim Webb’s victory over Sen. George Allen in Virginia assured Democrats of 51 seats when the Senate convenes in January. That marked a gain of six in midterm elections in which the war in Iraq and President Bush were major issues. (Breitbart)