I have been waiting for this news for the last 2 weeks. This election here in the 8th Congressional District for Illinois has been too close to call. Allegations of voter fraud do to ballots from 5 villages (including my village of Palatine) going mission on Election Eve and mysteriously found at a polling place that had already been searched. Yet the counting continued.
By a margin of 291 votes out of more than 200,000 cast, GOP challenger Joe Walsh emerged Tuesday as the winner over U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean in their nail-biting 8th District congressional race.It was during the summer of 2009, the time of Town Hall Meetings, that the first rumblings of discontent towards her surfaced. Instead of an open discussion of the ideas, she sent in her SEIU thugs and threw out her
Bean, a three-term Democrat, made the results official late Tuesday, conceding the contest after calling Walsh to congratulate him on his upset victory.
Walsh, a Tea Party-backed conservative, led Bean by 347 votes at the beginning of the day, but absentee and provisional ballots tallied Tuesday narrowed that margin to less than two-tenths of a percent.
While Walsh, 48, claimed victory following the Nov. 2 election, Bean had refused to concede until all votes were counted. Bean is scheduled to speak on her decision Wednesday at a news conference.
Walsh, a self-employed consultant from McHenry County who battled a sometimes rocky road to reach Election Day, is expected today to formally claim victory.
He has been in Washington as part of the transition for new members of Congress
We did warn her, but she thought she knew better. The 8th Congressional is a conservative district. The last 3 elections she ran as an fiscal conservative, but these last 2 years she voted like a fiscal liberal. So we voted her out.
Yes she lost by only 291 votes, but I like to think that my vote was the one to kick her out. Perhaps it was!
Just a reminder to Joe Walsh that we will not be ignored!
Ray Stevens - We The People