Apparent Corruption Keeps Donna Edwards from Being Congresswoman Elect in Maryland
In Donna Edwards' magnificent campaign against entrenched bully and long-term incumbent Al Wynn in Maryland's 4th Congressional District,Ã‚Â she turned out to have it all:Ã‚Â savvy, stamina, a grass roots infrastructure, a clear progressive message, enough dough to make the serious run and the kind of hands-on knowledge of her community that cut significantly into Wynn's home turf in Prince George's County, Maryland.
At this moment, the race is still neck and neck, with about 1800 votes separating the two, with 88 percent of the precincts, in theory, reporting.
Of course,Ã‚Â the fact that not all of the precincts are reportingÃ‚Â yet, the early evening of the day after the election,Ã‚Â does raise some questions. The whole election is strange,Ã‚Â asÃ‚Â the Washington Post tried to declare Wynn the winner; only, in Dewey-Truman fashion,Ã‚Â toÃ‚Â retract the claim an hour later.Ã‚Â
See Evan'sÃ‚Â hour-to-hour comparisonand rundownÃ‚Â ofÃ‚Â some of theÃ‚Â major weirdness in this race including -- hold your breath here --Ã‚Â the prominent role of Diebold in this mess.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â