A spokesperson at Joe Walsh For Congress headquarters just informed me that of the six precincts that were still unreported, one of them has a ‘stuck’ memory stick in the tabulating machine. Further, the Republican National Committee has sent a team to preserve the integrity of the results. Currently Walsh is still leading by close to 800 votes (1:30 PM).
|A group of Walsh supporters at his victory rally|
|Walsh supporters watch big screens as Republicans take over the Congressional House|
|Walsh supporters enjoying food and drink while waiting on race results|
|A packed house at Joe Walsh victory celebration in Wauconda|
|Nick Provenzano announces voter results throughout the night|
|Joe Walsh arrives just before the midnight hour, leading in the polls|
|Joe and Helene Walsh share a tender moment while thanking his supporters|
|Helene holds up a large quilt from a supporter that includes the Pledge of Allegiance|
|Joe Walsh being interviewed by Channel 2 News at victory rally|
|Just one of hundreds of well wishers congratulating Joe Walsh after his speech|
Stay tuned for final results as they come in.
(Update 7:30 PM) Channel 7 has been reporting that the lead has diminished to only 560 but they have been saying that same thing since 4:00.
(Update 8:30 PM) Message from Walsh headquarters:
“Victory is at hand. After counting up the remaining Cook County ballots today, we have a lead that is insurmountable. We are waiting for our opponent to acknowledge that.”