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The NY-20 Absentee Ballots: A Potential Tie? |TPM

The NY-20 special election is now going to come down to the absentee ballots. For one thing, the Election Night numbers between Democratic candidate Scott Murphy and Republican Jim Tedisco are in a virtual tie as the vote totals are still being double-checked, but this does not take into account any absentee votes. So the next question becomes: Who exactly were the absentee voters?

The only reason I'm posting this is because I was at Union College when Jimmy Tedisco was the star of their basketball team.  I can remember a very cold day in Schenectady, NY, crunching through the ice/snow to Memorial Field House (I remember it looking like a big barn in the twilight) with my good friend Vic and his younger brother Fred (we're all stoned, of course), going in briefly, and Union is playing somebody, and there's Jimmy doing one of his beautiful set shots.  Great shooter.  Anytime I want, close my eyes, and I'm there, 35+ years ago.  In the photo at TPM Jim looks really old. What's that all about?  Oh yeah, I'm an old sh*t too.  Forgot for a minute.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri Apr 3rd, 2009 at 07:57:28 AM EST
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