Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Recounting in Central Ohio

*Update on the race for the 15th congressional district (Dispatch):
Ohio’s closest congressional race is official, but it’s still not over. Republican Deborah Pryce was declared the winner yesterday by 1,054 votes over Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy in central Ohio’s 15 th District.

With provisional and last-minute absentee ballots added to the totals, the margin narrowed so considerably from unofficial election-night returns that state law requires a recount. Pryce’s official margin was less than half a percentage point out of more than 220,000 votes cast....

For further information check Kilroy for Congress.

*Last night on Countdown with Keith Olberman, Craig Crawford of Congressional Quarterly made an interesting point about why it is proper that the media calls the war in Iraq a civil war. I'm paraphrasing here: The White House has objected to the use of the term 'civil war' and prefers 'sectarian violence.' Crawford said that the media has an obligation to the people, not some politicians. He said that even if the White House doesn't like the words, Iraq is still a civil war.

What took the media so long to wake up???