Critical Races Still in Limbo
Women's rights supporters continue to wait for the final election results as several candidates are facing recounts and runoff elections.
Mary Jo Kilroy
After Election Day, only 149 votes separated NOW PAC endorsed Ohio Congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy from Republican Steve Stivers. They're still hand-counting thousands of provisional ballots, fighting challenges, and because of the slim margin a full re-count is very likely. Help Mary Jo count every vote by ensuring that she has the resources she needs to ensure a valid count. Even maxed-out donors can contribute to a recount fund, since it does not count against the contribution limit.
Georgia requires a runoff election between Jim Martin (D) and incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) because neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote on election day. According to Lake Research Partners, unmarried women voters supported Jim Martin over Saxby Chambliss 71 percent to 22 percent, which helped send the race into a runoff set for December 2. Martin has a record of supporting women's rights in the Georgia legislature, and he would be an important vote in the U.S. Senate to help break conservative filibusters. But a runoff campaign requires financial resources, and Jim Martin needs your help.
In another potential filibuster-busting race, Al Franken is facing a recount against Minnesota incumbent Senator Norm Coleman. With just 206 votes separating the two, the state canvassing board has been asked to take another look at absentee ballots, some of which may have been improperly rejected. A mandatory recount is set to begin today, and a final tally is likely by December 19. Support Al Franken's recount effort to add another progressive vote to the U.S. Senate.
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