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Doug Hoffman "Unconcedes" House Race
|Contributor||Brandonius Maximus |
|Last Edited||Brandonius Maximus Nov 17, 2009 11:25am|
|Media||TV News - Columbia Broadcasting System CBS News|
|News Date||Tuesday, November 17, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman (left) has "unconceded" the closely-watched N.Y. 23 House race, which he had previously thought he had lost to Democratic candidate Bill Owens, The Hill reports. |
Hoffman, a favorite of the tea party movement, conceded on election night amid returns that showed he was down by more than 5,000 votes. But as the Associated Press reported on Friday, a "routine recanvassing of votes shows Owens' lead has narrowed to 3,026 votes, with about 5,800 absentee ballots received so far that have yet to be counted."
Hoffman announced his unconcession on Glenn Beck's radio show this afternoon.
"…if I knew this information at the election night, I would not have conceded," he reportedly told Beck.
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