NY 9 Special Election Results – Polls Are Closed, Returns Starting to Come In – Update – AP Calls it For Bob Turner!

See updates below!

Polls are closed in the special election to replace disgraced Anthony Weiner in NY9. The Associated Press election results page is updated as results come in. Polls show the Republican, Bob Turner, with about a 6 point lead over Democrat David Weprin in this blue district.

Ace called it for Turner hours ago.

The AP is also covering the Nevada special election, polls should close in just a few minutes. The Republican in that race, Mark Amodei is also expected to win.

As of this writing, 9:54 PM ET, AP is showing one precinct reporting in NY9, with Turner leading 57% to 40%. The socialist has 2% of the vote. Let’s hope that holds up! People can debate what it means all they want, but the fact that the White House was already spinning the expected Democrat defeat means they’re nervous.

I’ll try to stay up late enough for the full results, but I have to get up in the morning. Follow the links if I don’t make it.

Update: While waiting for the rest of the precincts to report, check out Nassau Tea Party’s behind the scenes photos of Bob Turner’s campaign organization.

Update 10:04 PM: 4 precincts reporting, 55% Turner, 44% Weprin, 1% socialist guy.

Update 10:07 PM: 6 precincts reporting, 56% Turner, 43% Weprin, 1% socialist guy.

Update 10:12 PM: 9 precincts reporting, 56% Turner, 43% Weprin, 1% socialist guy. No results in Nevada yet.

Update 10:14 PM: That’s weird. AP just changed it back to 7 precincts reporting. Not much change, Turner down to 55%. Something else that’s weird, or not, really. Governor Cuomo is being billed as a big moderate pragmatist. But he endorsed Weprin, who was clueless about the amount of the national debt. He thought it was only $4 trillion.

Update 10:17: Now it’s back up to what I wrote at 10:12. So far all the precincts are from Queens.

Update 10:19: While you wait, be sure to read about Senator Orrin Hatch’s letter to NLRB member Craig Becker, asking him if he helped write the SEIU’s intimidation manual.

Update 10:23: 13 precincts reporting, 51% Turner, 48% Weprin, 1% socialist guy.

Update 10:25: Correction noted and corrected. It’s all Queens precincts reporting.

Update 10:28: 15 precincts reporting: 49% Turner, 50% Weprin, 1% socialist guy.

Update 10:29: 18 precincts reporting: 53% Turner, 47% Weprin, 1% socialist guy.

Update 10:32: 27 precincts reporting: 49% Turner, 50% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. There is now one precinct from Brooklyn, and Turner has 60% there.

Update 10:35: 40 precincts reporting: 51% Turner, 49% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 10:37: 45 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 47% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. Only a few precincts reporting from Brooklyn, but Turner is doing well there so far.

Update 10:42: 61 precincts reporting: 56% Turner, 44% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. Turner is doing even better now in Brooklyn, but there is still a long way to go.

Update 10:46: 76 precincts reporting: 55% Turner, 45% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. Only one Nevada precinct is in, and Amodei is ahead 59% to 37%.

Update 10:51: 100 precincts reporting: 54% Turner, 46% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. Fox News just reported live that only 15% of precincts are reporting. It may be a percentage point or two above that now.

Update 10:53: 121 precincts reporting: 51% Turner, 49% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 10:56: 132 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 10:59: 144 precincts reporting: 51% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:01: 149 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:05: There are a total of 512 precincts, 170 in Brooklyn and 342 in Queens.

Update 11:08: 151 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 47% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:10: 163 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 47% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:13: 171 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. Be sure to check the comments below for more insight.

Update 11:13: 181 precincts reporting: 51% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. I really wish they would hurry. Some of us have to work in the morning! Amodei has a very comfortable lead in Nevada – with 58 out of 858 precincts he’s got 64% of the vote.

Update 11:19: 191 precincts reporting: 51% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:20: On DrudgeFLASH: AP not ready to call race yet. Too many ‘problems’ with reporting of results… Developing…

Update 11:21: 199 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. I’ll be right back, I need another Diet Coke.

Update 11:26: I’m back! 217 precincts reporting: 51% Turner, 49% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:32: While we wait for more precincts, I received this in my email:

http://twitter.com/#!/ppppolls/status/113806948738138112@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling

If GOP ends up winning these specials by more than our polls said it means Obama’s approval among those who turned out might be in the 20s!

21 minutes ago via web http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2011/house/ny/new_york_9th_district_special_election_turner_vs_weprin-2863.html

I haven’t had a chance to check into it.

Update 11:34: 236 precincts reporting: 51% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:36: 242 precincts reporting: 52% Turner, 48% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. They still haven’t called it. Only 44 of Brooklyn’s precincts have reported so far.

Update 11:43: 271 precincts reporting: 53% Turner, 46% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. Let’s hope this trend continues. Here’s the AP link I’ve been following. It’s also at the top of the post.

Update 11:46: 280 precincts reporting: 53% Turner, 47% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:47: Here’s the link about the absentee ballots being impounded.

Update 11:48: 291 precincts reporting: 53% Turner, 47% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:51: 299 precincts reporting: 53% Turner, 46% Weprin, 0% socialist guy. They still haven’t called it. I just checked ABC News and they have something about Michael Jackson, nothing about this race or Nevada.

Update 11:53: 314 precincts reporting: 53% Turner, 47% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:55: 329 precincts reporting: 53% Turner, 47% Weprin, 0% socialist guy.

Update 11:57: If Dems were winning in NY9 and NV2 do you think the races would have been called by now? I think so.  And thanks for all the comments.

Update 11:58: No sooner had I posted the last update that the AP put the little red check next to Bob Turner’s name. Yay! 338 out of 512 precincts have been counted and Turner is up 53% to 47%. Vote count: Turner 24,501, Weprin 21,661.

Update 12:11 AM September 14: In case anyone is still interested, the current count is 385 precincts reporting, and Turner maintains his lead of 53% to 47%. Brooklyn pulled through for us big time! In Nevada, they’ve finally called the race for Amodei 57% to Marshall’s 37% (and a few minor candidates.) Let this be a sign of things to come.

Thanks again for all of the kind comments, I appreciate it.

Final update 12:21: I can barely keep my eyes open…   will be back to my regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow.