NY-23: Hoffman Concedes, Again

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in NY-23, has conceded a final defeat to Rep. Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) in a statement that calls for more monitoring of the state’s election system.

“Since the morning of November 4th, many of my supporters have asked me to challenge the outcome of this race,” said Hoffman. “Their concerns centered on the veracity of the new voting machines used, for the first time, in the majority of the eleven counties that make up the Congressional District. Over the past three weeks, we nearly cut Bill Owens’ lead in half. Sadly, that is not enough. The shift in support since election night highlights one fact; the Boards of Elections, both state and county, need to work closely to ensure the seamless use of these machines in the 2010 statewide and midterm elections.”

The whole statement after the jump:

Yesterday, the remaining ballots were counted in the 23rd Congressional District special election. The results re-affirm the fact that Bill Owens won.

Since, the morning of November 4th, many of my supporters have asked me to challenge the outcome of this race. Their concerns centered on the veracity of the new voting machines used, for the first time, in the majority of the eleven counties that make up the Congressional District. Over the past three weeks, we nearly cut Bill Owens’ lead in half. Sadly, that is not enough.

The shift in support since election night highlights one fact; the Boards of Elections, both state and county, need to work closely to ensure the seamless use of these machines in the 2010 statewide and midterm elections.

I would like to thank my supporters for everything they did over the past four months. They proved that average Americans can stand up and make their voices heard, all the way from Watertown to Washington. They proved that the voters are sick and tired of wasteful government spending, high taxes and an ever growing deficit. And most importantly, that when it comes to politics: principles do matter.

While we may have lost the election, this race proved that Americans are sick and tired of the status quo in both Albany and Washington.

Thursday, America celebrates Thanksgiving. It’s a time to reflect on the bounty and the beauty of this nation and all we have to be grateful for. High on my list will be all those that supported me in this race.

I would also like to extend holiday wishes to all the residents of the 23rd Congressional District, to Congressman Owens and his family, and to all the media who tirelessly covered this race.

I plan to stay active in politics and in the weeks and months ahead hope to be able to personally thank all those who made this race so close and exciting.

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antsydrew
Comment posted November 24, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

So ACORN got to him too then. So sad. Curse you, random bunch of poor people that sometimes walk around knocking on doors! Is there anything you can't destroy with all your vast powers?


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Comment posted November 24, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

Next thing you know, he'll be saying Obama was born in Hawaii…


kathilesueur
Comment posted November 24, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

The Republicans have resisted any attempt to monitor voting machines. They were responsible for putting them in use in many districts where results were questionable. They refused to support calls for a paper trail so ballots can be recounted. Now, their decisions have come back to bite the butt of one of their own. Why should I care now that it's one of their people who might have been hurt? Did they think problems could only affect the Democratic nominees? And, blaming ACORN is just another ploy to say the election was stolen. When they loose it can ONLY be because someone stole it from them.


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monkey99
Comment posted November 24, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

The Repubs whine so much, they don't even know what they're whining about anymore.
Hoffman is just a poor loser, like all the rest of the GOP.

Oh, and that ridiculous loyalty test? Good luck expanding the party with that one!


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Comment posted November 26, 2009 @ 7:10 am

you all are so right. I can't believe the audacity of an independant conservative candidate, wanting impartial oversight of the voting machines. Every lib cause I have come across is always pure as snow. and why do they keep on bringing up Acorn, its not like the organization has been indicted for voter fraud in more than 10 states you know. Next, those dastardly republicans and tea party patriots will be trying to get people to prove that they are registered to vote in a specific disctrict by showing some form of ID. And how many times do we have to hear them whine about that pesky and tiresome old document the Constitution? The nerve of those people.


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