George Allen: Down for the Count

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The latest numbers on the Virginia race show a difference in votes of 7,050 in favor of Democrat candidate Jim Webb, Jr.(as posted on the Drudge Report). It is of no surprise that the marriage amendment passed with 57% of the votes.

While Webb is a decorated army veteran Allen drew more support from veterans according to an exit poll taken by the Associated Press. Despite Webb’s comments made about women in the military, he was able to just barely hold onto this traditionally democratic voting bloc. Fifty six percent of women voters chose Webb over 46 per cent for Allen.

Webb was also able to hold onto the African-American vote by a large margin. Eighty five percent chose Webb over Allen.

CNN reported last night that Allen was popular with male voters. The reason “Football,” said Wolf Blitzer. “Allen played football.”

–Caroline Dobuzinskis

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