Election Integrity Champion, Vote-Rigging Whistleblower, Trounces Primary Opponent!
'Battle between Good and Evil', November showdown between Curtis and Feeney begins!
By Winter Patriot on 9/5/2006, 5:33pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

According to reliable sources, WESH-TV has called Clint Curtis the winner of the FL-24 Democratic primary by a landslide. Curtis had 12,652 votes, compared to 7,990 for Michaud: That's 61% for the vote-rigging whistleblower, with 208 out of 257 precincts reporting, or or 81%.

According to other reliable sources, a reporter from the Daytona Beach News-Journal called Clint and asked whether he wanted to make a statement. Clint said:

It's looking good and we are glad to see it, but I don't want to make my statement yet.

I see no reason to declare victory until every vote in Florida's 24th is counted. The voters deserve that much.

I hadn't planned to either concede or declare victory tonight. We've campaigned for six months. We can wait another 6 hours or 6 days if we have to. Each vote is that precious.

So ... shall we let the party begin? Well, really: there's no hurry!

If Clint can wait until all the votes are counted, then so can we!

Here's the main page for vote-count reporting page from Florida.

And here's the page where the Curtis/Michaud totals are posted.

Earlier tonight I mentioned that I wouldn't be disappointed if 6 or 7 green-and-yellow bloggers grabbed screen captures of this page every so often, as the night went on... and we've been trying to keep up ... but the Florida website isn't doing much ... and the TV station seems to have more recent numbers than the website does ... but we'll keep watching the website as well.

Brad is out of computer range but he's following along on his cell phone. He told me to give everyone his regards. I told him to take good care of himself and especially of Desi. And that last bit can be from all of us...

As I mentioned, the State of Florida election returns webpage hasn't been updated lately but we are keeping an eye on it in any case ... as we have been doing all evening ... and [drum roll] now for the numbers ... we'll do this in blogological order, i.e. with the most recent results at the top:

District 24 @ 1:18 AM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 4,137 1,998
Orange 3,353 2,593
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 5,176 2,537
Total 12,666 7,128
% Votes 64.0% 36.0%
District 24 @ 11:54PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 4,137 1,998
Orange 3,353 2,593
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 4,840 2,394
Total 12,330 6,985
% Votes 63.8% 36.2%
District 24 @ 10:36PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,834 1,839
Orange 2,951 2,318
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 4,840 2,394
Total 11,625 6,551
% Votes 64.0% 36.0%
District 24 @ 10:11PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,834 1,839
Orange 2,951 2,318
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 4,840 2,394
Total 11,625 6,551
% Votes 64.0% 36.0%
District 24 @ 10:00PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,834 1,839
Orange 2,345 1,893
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 4,840 2,394
Total 11,019 6,126
% Votes 64.3% 35.7%
District 24 @ 9:39PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,834 1,839
Orange 2,345 1,893
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 4,248 2,148
Total 10,427 5,880
% Votes 63.9% 36.1%
District 24 @ 9:25PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,834 1,839
Orange 2,345 1,893
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 4,248 2,148
Total 10,427 5,880
% Votes 63.9% 36.1%
District 24 @ 9:10PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,834 1,839
Orange 2,316 1,867
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 0 0
Total 6,150 3,706
% Votes 62.4% 37.6%
District 24 @ 8:55PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,834 1,839
Orange 2,155 1,747
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 0 0
Total 5,989 3,586
% Votes 62.5% 37.5%
District 24 @ 8:44PM EDT
County Curtis Michaud
Brevard 3,629 1,758
Orange 1,919 1,569
Seminole 0 0
Volusia 0 0
Total 5,548 3,327
% Votes 62.5% 37.5%