The Scientific Activist

It’s official now. Republican candidate for the Virginia Senatorial seat, George Allen, has conceded the election, making Democrat Jim Webb the official winner. This means that the Democratic takeover of both the House and Senate is now complete and official.

Although Allen would have been entitled to a recount, since the final results put him and Webb within 1% of each other, it was clear that there was no chance of reversing Webb’s 9,007 vote lead. At the time of this post, Webb currently has 1,174,906 votes (49.59%) and Allen has 1,165,899 (49.32%). See updated results here.