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Election Night Results — Operation Counterweight and more (Update – Obama Re-elected, Republicans hold House, Dems hold Senate)

Election Night Results — Operation Counterweight and more (Update – Obama Re-elected, Republicans hold House, Dems hold Senate)

UPDATE 11:19 p.m. — Obama re-elected, the Senate is a little more Democratic, and the House is about the same or maybe slightly more Republican (still waiting as of this writing to see how some House races play out).

Romney campaign has not conceded Ohio yet — so it’s not official.  Update — race conceded now.

NOTE — many of the Operation Counterweight races are unresolved as of 11:40 p.m. Tuesday — so some results may not be able to be added until Wednesday or later when resolved.


We will use this post for FINAL results in some of the major races, including the Operation Counterweight races.

These only are FINAL results — for live updates go Election Night 2012 — Live

Operation Counterweight Races

The results in the Operation Counterweight races will be posted only after a winner is declared.


Scott Brown (MA) –  LOSS
Richard Mourdock (IN) – LOSS
Barry Hinckley (RI) – LOSS
Dan Bongino (MD) – LOSS


Allen West (FL-18) – LOSS
Mia Love (UT-04) – LOSS
Brendan Doherty (RI-01) – LOSS
David Rouzer (NC-7) – RECOUNT — Rouzer down 400 votes as of now
Lee Anderson (GA-12) – LOSS
Chris Gibson (NY-19) – WIN
Matt Doheny (NY-21) – LOSS
Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-24) – LOSS
Maggie Brooks (NY-25) – LOSS
Chris Collins (NY-27) – WIN

Honorable Mentions:

Nan Hayworth (NY – 18) – LOSS
Chip Cravaack (MN – 08) – LOSS
Jackie Walorski (IN – 02) – WIN
Ricky Gill (CA – 09) – LOSS


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Jeebus xmas I just can’t believe it’s even close, let alone as close as it is.

Romney was wrong, it seems — it’s somewhat more than 47% that rely on government handouts.

    About 15 years ago my son predicted to me, here in California, that the takers would take over. It looks like they have done so nationally. Unless Romney wins, so that he can attempt to stem the tide, the next 4 years will be the darkest in our nation’s history: worse than the civil war.

      n.n in reply to Rick. | November 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Be fruitful and multiply is the prime directive given to Jews and Christians. It also happens to be an inviolable principle of evolutionary fitness (i.e. natural order). Of course, as human consciousness is also a motive force, then it is requisite to teach your children to embrace your philosophy of life.

      Willy in reply to Rick. | November 7, 2012 at 12:40 am

      It’s worse than that. The population of takers will continue to grow due to changes in immigration policy. Americans who might have been inclined to work hard for their fortune will see that the indolent are doing just fine. They will lose initiative and join the ranks of the takers. Who wants to be a sucker? The makers will begin to emigrate to look for other opportunities. This country is undergoing a major shift that will ultimately destroy it. I apologized to my children tonight after the Obama win.

    The rule throughout history and throughout the world is that people will elect to exchange their liberty for submission with benefits. Still, in other civilizations, this abdication of individual dignity typically occurs under duress. If it happens in America through voluntary selection, then it reflects poorly on the people who inhabit this nation.

    On the other hand, promises of redistributive and retributive change are appealing, aren’t they? Promise of instant gratification (i.e. physical, material, ego) without perceived consequences are certainly so. I guess it depends on which side you happen to find yourself.

    Anyway, it’s a retrogressive behavior, which seems to be the prevailing destiny for our imperfect reality.

    Corruption is progressive; dysfunction is progressive; and then the cycle repeats itself.

So depressed. Republicans have to stop playing nice. Libertarians have to pull their heads out. MSM must be dealt with somehow.

    legalizehazing in reply to Yujin. | November 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm


    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Yujin. | November 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    As bad a prez as obastard is, if the ‘pubs couldn’t pull this out, they need to STFU and go home, especially that POS fatassed gasbag in NJ.

    We need to abandon the GOP and start a whole new party for conservatives.

    And…..lock and load, people. Blacks were assaulting whites at ever-increasing rates starting with obastard’s election, and it’s reached an epidemic. Now, whether Holder stays on or some other anti-white hating scumbag replaces him, the violence against whites will increase. South Africa-lite, here we come.

    Willy in reply to Yujin. | November 7, 2012 at 12:45 am

    One thing that’s clear from this election is that the MSM chose a president for us. When you look at how close the margin was in all the swing states, you realize that the extra 2%-5% (or more?) that the MSM gave to Obama was the difference that re-elected him. The Benghazi cover-up was their coup de grace.

I can’t believe that Lie-a-watha won the Senate seat. Tea Party Brown went too far left.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to pdxlady. | November 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I never did think Brown was going to win. It’s Massachusetts, for crissake.

    Willy in reply to pdxlady. | November 7, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I just can’t believe this. I am sure that everyone with a drop of tea in their blood voted for Brown, even if he did shift to the center. If he had gone full Tea Party, he would not have done as well as he did.

    We cannot lie to ourselves. This country is undergoing a major shift towards Socialism. We are no longer American. We are no longer the people that built the best country in the world. The greatest generation is dead. We are now a nation of whiny freeloaders who cannot think past tomorrow and the potential responsibility-free pleasures it might bring.

You deserve warren Assatwoshits, unfortunately the rest of our nation does not..

Brown should have just beat the crap out of her based on her policies, not the stupid indian crap. Sure its an easy to understand thing but whatever, people from mass don’t care about morals, they elected a murderer to the senate for decades.

It gives me no pleasure to say I told you Brown was going to lose. I tried to give ground reports from Central Mass and got thumbs-down with every comment.

This humiliating loss in the senate is extremely troubling.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Rick. | November 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Troubling? It shouldn’t be. The GOP are the biggest bunch of fools to ever hold a political party.


      Whatever happened to “retake the Senate?” Wasn’t a Romney candidacy supposed to do that for them?

      Time for the GOP to go the way of the dodo.

      This is George W. Bush’s legacy: he never stood up to the radicals in the Democrat Party or media, and routinely insulted and defied his own base.

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to CalMark. | November 7, 2012 at 12:38 am

        Not only that, but e forgot to fush. He left most all of Bubba’s people in Stae and Justice, Labor, Energy and Commerce.

        He could have purged this nation of these commies by cleaning out the cabinet departments and just plain dumping the EPA, Dept. Education, and a host of other anti-American federal alphabet authorities. But no. There was nothing else he did that bothered me as much as that, not even the spending.

          I completely forgot about Bush retaining all the radicals in the government bureaucracy. You are absolutely correct. I always suspected that was part of the deal for Gore conceding.

          The GOP is doomed, I think. Good.

          As for the country…I just don’t understand. The money, prayers, passion, and efforts of millions of good people…down the tubes. Maybe God is a Marxist.

Well, on the plus side, the world is supposed to end Dec.21.

huskers-for-palin | November 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Hello Obamacare!!!!

legalizehazing | November 6, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I am absolutely dumbfounded that that socialist professor is going to be in the Senate for SIX YEARS!!! I hate to use the word… but


GOP gambled on moderation versus conservatism. If Romney loses, bye-bye GOP. No way a Tea Party or any other sort of conservative Republican accepts anything less than an actual conservative candidate.

Second look Canada?

    After the shock wears off for many, I’m hoping that we can find and make sense of the liberating gifts to be found in the ashes of this defeat. Because they do exist. For one, we are finally liberated from the onus of RINOism. RINOism is now an entirely discredited premise in national politics in this great conflict with the Left. No more Romneys. No more Christies. For that matter, the ancien regime of the GOP itself may not survive this defeat. An era is over. Its death is long overdue, and it is good.

    There is also liberation in the recognition that the war has exploded and that we can now fight it with total unabashed openness and commitment. The era of Breitbart is actually just beginning. Breitbart was ahead of his time. His lessons found support in scattered campfires on the fringes of the old war, but they will now become the blueprint for the new war. They will because they have to. All alternatives have been exhausted.

JackRussellTerrierist | November 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Here comes obastacare, 18% unemployment, 12% interest rates, hyper-inflation and $7 gas.

For the first time, I am ashamed to be American. I cannot believe that my fellow Americans elected for a second term a racist, divisive, corrupt, narcissistic,Jew- and Christian-hating Communist hell-bent on destroying the nation and its foundation.I just cannot believe it. I want to cry, but the tears won’t come. The LSM wanted a Stalinist with Communist Chinese inclinations, and they make sure we have what they want. May God help us and have mercy on our souls. The Catholics prefer welfare and Communism to God and Church. I am waiting to see if the Jews went for Obama. God help us all.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Juba Doobai!. | November 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I read something earlier that stated that FL Jews went 70% for obastard.

    I have said for years that the vast majority of American Jews care zip about Israel.

What happened to the thousands who turned out for Romney? Did their votes not count? Obama stole the election. Voter fraud, voting machine fraud.

JackRussellTerrierist | November 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm

VA will be calle for obastard any minute, if it hasn’t already. I just looked at the SOS results. Fairfax and Arlington counties have been sitting on about 1/3 of their results for several hours while the smaller, strong Romney counties came in. Then they unloaded. obastard eaks out a win in VA, too.

The milquetoast ‘pubs won’t fight for recounts. They just don’t know how to streetfight. Wimps.

JackRussellTerrierist | November 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Right now, it looks like obastard carried FL by .6%.

On a better note, it looks like Allen West squeaked out a 1700 pt. win, about .5%. That probably means his opponent can get a recount, which of course he will demand.

Some thoughts…

Romney blew the foreign policy debate by being passive
We had some really lousy Senate candidates – IN, CT, MO, MA – all very bad
Paul Ryan wound up not being effective for the ticket
Get Chris Christie away from the party
Don’t put Ann Coulter or Dick Morris on TV ever again

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to PhillyGuy. | November 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Mourdock and Akin were decent candidates and doing fairly well until they opened their mouths and rammed both feet in up to their thigh bones.

This is a catastrophe. The fools that voted for Obama are going to pay for it – they already are – and they’re too dumb to know it.


    They will bail out when the time comes, cursing “the rich” for destroying their country. Why didn’t everything work out the way Obama said it would? The plan he showed them was clear. It must have been those stingy conservatives.

    Obama voters will never understand the role they played their own downfall. Rationalization is the final luxury they will buy for themselves with borrowed money.

So much for my predictive ability. Now we’ve just got to buckle down and take it back inch by inch with conservatives.

The country turned, just as Ayn Rand predicted. Unfortunately, we’d already let in enough foreigners and corrupted enough Americans, that the demographics changed, and the country turning wasn’t enough.

Now, those sucking at the teat of America own those that work and produce.

How long will the producers put up with it? Who is John Galt?

I’ve attended some Georgia GOP events this year. They are very jealous of their power and authority. For this?

H.L. Mencken once said: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

A Republic requires the exercise of enlightened self-interest. What have seen tonight is unenlightened self-interest. We now live in a Democracy.

I plan to do whatever I have to do to protect myself and my family, and wish those who voted for Obama to get what have wrought good and hard.

This election had nothing to with the American people being socialist slobs. It was about the Republican establishment consolidating its power by shoving a liberal republican candidate down our throat. Sununu I’m looking at you.

    walls in reply to imfine. | November 7, 2012 at 12:26 am

    There was nothing wrong with Mittens. The contrast between Mittens and Odumbo is night and day. Apparently, nobody could beat the Magic Negro. The demographics of this country has drastically changed. I guess people want more Obamaphones, Obamacare, and other free stuff.

    There is no going back now. Best to get out of the country for the long-term and find a place where you are comfortable.

      Willy in reply to walls. | November 7, 2012 at 12:58 am

      The ideal would be to split the country in two and let people live in whichever one made them more comfortable. Would be nice if we could split it into 50, but the federal government would not approve. If you have any suggestions on where to live, I’m all ears. My cousin is moving to Nicaragua because of the trajectory of the US, but I can’t see how that’s an improvement.

      imfine in reply to walls. | November 7, 2012 at 1:58 am

      I agree, there is a lot of difference, but on pretty much all the key issue, they re the same, from mid east policy to the obamacare mandate. Romney was perhaps the weakest candidate of them all. He has always been a good businessman, but a terrible politician that does not believe in conservatism. What Romney was and always was for, was to be president himself. I got to tell you that yes he would have been a better president, but would he have been a good or great president almost certainly not.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to imfine. | November 7, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I have never liked Mitt Romney since he threw the Boy Scouts under the bus at the Olympics, but he turned out to be a pretty good candidate. In fairness, I think he would certainly have righted America’s economic plight and corrected a number of other things, too.

    Let’s not forget that he did win the popular vote, so he had wide appeal. He did well, all things considered. I believe he did his best, unlike John McCain in ’08. This was a numbers game played by people way out of the ‘pubs’ league when it comes to cheating and ruthlessness. And we should NEVER forget the journalistically criminal role that the media played in this election. RR had TWO opponents to fight, each requiring different tactics.

    It was not a fair fight, but then the good guys never do have the advantage, do they?

    jimposter in reply to imfine. | November 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I am a conservative who prefers conservative candidates, but I am not going to let the voters off the hook. I don’t follow your reasoning here. Are you saying that a more conservative candidate would have siphoned voters away from Obama? Or are you saying that there were conservative voters who sat this one out because Romney was not conservative enough? I don’t see the logic in the first possibility and can’t imagine anyone boycotting this election when the Obama alternative to Romney is so obvious. Aside from probable voter fraud, either the Democrats excelled at their GOTV efforts or people who prefer the Obama government simply outnumber those who don’t. I don’t see any other explanation.

Bernie Goldberg is a little refreshing.

“our first cult-of-personality president.”

Liberals really do see him as a kind of messiah, as conservatives are fond of pointing out. They see him as someone different from all the others who came before him. And there were enough of them who voted to give him a second term.

Romney helped too. After he handily won the first debate he tried to run out the clock. He didn’t bring up Benghazi in the foreign affairs debate. He should have. Playing it safe was not safe, as things turned out.

    Hard to know if it would have worked out. The MSM was not on board with Benghazi, and debate moderators would have leapt to Obama’s defense. Romney would come across looking like the Big Bad Bain Bully who hurt the president’s feelings. The “racism” would have been apparent to all. What a creepy reality-TV country this has turned into.

      Midwest Rhino in reply to Willy. | November 7, 2012 at 1:25 am

      he needed to keep up debate one intensity. He did rise with women, which was one reason many thought he went soft on Obama. But he had hard facts on his side on Benghazi. After Biden’s crazed domination of too timid Ryan, Mitt needed to come back forcefully, but turned into mild mannered Mitt. He needed to drive the points since the MSM would not.

      They said it was Mitt alone that decided not to attack Obama on Benghazi. I’m not sure if he went weak kneed, or it was some “Christian” thing, or it was purely tactical. But he needed to be a prosecutor like Giuliani, instead of sitting back and letting Obama and the MSM drive the message.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Midwest Rhino. | November 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I think more should have been said by the Romney team about Benghazi, too, but a strategy of focusing on what is most important to people, the economy, was a sound strategy, in my opinion. All of the polling for a couple years has indicated that conservatives, moderates and independents are most concerned with the economy – jobs, decent jobs. The 2010 elections bear this out and those ‘pub governors elected then have largely turned their respective states around. So, the indications were that this was the right path to victory and Romney has a good record in that area.

    Looking at the overall campaign, I think that Romney should have fought a bit harder earlier on while obastard was smearing him. obastard may not have done as well in early and absentee voting beause the impressions about Romney would not have been as set in the stupid voters’ minds. Romney did not really come on strong until the first debate. A stronger fight earlier on may have saved the day. But, the bottom line is that Romney had two strong opponents – the obastard machine and the corrupt media. We also have a rather stupid and uneducated electorate who want government to take care of them because we can’t. We have a growing population of single mothers who think bearing welfare babies for is okay because the entertainment industry says so. These women are dependent on government and have become a voting bloc unto their own. Debt, public finance, morality, health care issues mean nothing to these people beause they make their vulnerabilities work for them financially. They can remain sluts and never have to lift a finger to keep a roof over their heads. They are generational wards who don’t know anything else. These are the obastard voters, and their numbers are growing.

    This election was about economics. Any other issues paled in comparison. The results of this election tell us we have gone over the tipping point that divided the producers from the entitlement parasites.

    One thing Romney was wrong about is that 47% of the population believe they are victims entitled to government aid. Clearly that number is larger.

    Put all that together and throw in the ‘rat machine’s usual voter fraud and the ‘pubs’ usual slowness on the uptake of catching on to their fraud schemes, and it was just a bridge too far.

Time for a reckoning.

Starting with “conservative” media. They were all-in for Romney. Every time Cain hit a rough spot, they piled on. When Gingrich ascended, first they piled on, then they talked about how much they love Santorum, thus splitting the conservative vote.

I think the Chicago cabal won this in no small part due to massive fraud. All those voting machines, registering Romney votes for Obama. What did the GOP do? Why, they sent a letter! That’ll strike fear into people’s hearts!

The GOP isn’t weak. It is TREACHEROUS.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to CalMark. | November 7, 2012 at 12:56 am

    The GP’s stupidity and weak-kneed responses do give the impression of treachery. But the reality is that they simply are too gullible and too polite. They STILL think everyone else is also going to play fair.

    They aren’t treacherous – they’re just a bunch of tools who can’t shoot straight. I mean, look at those idiots Mourdock and Akin. Do you really think they’re traitors? Or just idiots who stepped in it big time because they got too full of themselves and spouted off a bunch of preachy BS on an irrelevant topic?

      “Treacherous” refers to the leadership.

      Boehner: before “Cut, Cap, and Balance” ever reaches the Senate, cutting deals with Obama to give the Dems everything they want. Routinely bludgeons conservatives into voting for whatever he, Harry Reid, and Obama cook up.
      McConnell: always has a slick move and patronizing rationalization to defy what conservatives want.
      McCain: I need only say the name.
      Graham: Unreliable, frequently pals around with Dems.

      As a Party: do nothing about brazen Voter Fraud; routinely betray the Conservative base (we’re “too extreme,” even though it’s obvious that our ideas win, theirs don’t); constantly talk about “civility” and “bipartisanship” when the other side is slinging the vilest imaginable stuff.

      I could go on and on. These are not stupid or naive men. They are evil, treacherous bastards playing us for fools.

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to CalMark. | November 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

        The Senate, for some reason, has always been a repository for the schemingest, most back-stabbing ‘pubs, I’ll agree.

        Your post brings to mind Trent Lott and his “power-sharing” deal with Tom Daschle. I thought I was going to lose my mind over that one.

Losing 5 seats in the Senate is not “a little”. Thats a lot. Especially when 2 years ago we were counting on TAKING the senate. So that would be a net loss of 8 seats, including winnable races in Florida, Missouri, Indiana and Maine. I’m not sure WHAT the problem is, but good lord.

The difference between 2010 and 2012?

2010: Tea Party runs hard-hitting, aggressive campaign. Centerpiece: Repeal Obamacare!
2012: Romney & GOP Establishment reject Tea Party, run “nice” moderate campaign. Can’t use Obamacare — too much like Romneycare.

The GOP threw away every single advantage that they had in 2010 in favor of moving leftward. This is what it ALWAYS gets us.