Wait: Rangel Margin Drops To 1,000 Votes; Confusion Over Count...

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    Is anyone surprised by this?


    Rangel results still unsettled

    It’s been a day and a half since the New York polls closed and there’s still some confusion over the exact outcome of Rep. Charlie Rangel’s Democratic primary.

    The Associated Press results came to a standstill early Wednesday morning with 84 percent of the 13th District’s 506 precincts reporting and Rangel owning a 45.2 percent to 39.8 percent advantage over state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, the second-place finisher.

    By late afternoon Wednesday, though, the results had narrowed considerably: With 94 percent of precincts in, Rangel’s lead was down to 44 percent to 41 percent, with 1,032 votes separating the candidates according to the AP.

    Espaillat’s campaign issued a cautiously worded statement suggesting maybe the race wasn’t as settled as everyone thought. Rangel’s camp issued its own statement expressing confidence that “at the conclusion of this process we will be victorious.”

    It’s notable that the strange lack of clarity surrounding the results hasn’t yet sparked public recriminations or even led to any candidates to question the outcome. That suggests there’s less here than meets the eye.

    Still, it doesn’t reflect well on the Board of Elections when there’s this much confusion this long after the polls closed.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-mahtesian/2012/06/rangel-results-still-unsettled-127509.html
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    What I want to know is how Rangel can claim victory so early and Espaillat concedes so early...
     
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    Tax cheat Charlie Rangel: 'Pay your fair share!'...
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    Rangel umbrage at Cantor: Higher taxes are 'paying your fair share!'
    September 20, 2012 | New York Rep. Charles Rangel, censured by the House for ethics violations over squirrely financial dealings like failing to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets and failing to pay income taxes, today called President Obama's goal of killing some Bush tax cuts "paying your fair share!"
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