Wednesday, June 10, 2009


(enter drum roll)

Thank you to everyone who participated in our online poll!!! Isn't technology peachy? We had a lot of fun following this one.

Now for the results and analysis. When the question is asked of people, "Do you think that Republican Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava should run for Congress as a Democrat?" people said:

A) Yes, Run as a Democrat (65%)

B) Run as a Republican (13 %)

C) Don't Run at all (17%)

D) No preference (2%)

One interesting finding is that more people said "Don't Run at all" than said "Run as a Republican." Who knew? So with those numbers we think the rest of the analysis is left best to you, our visitors, and DeDe Scozzafava herself. Thanks again for your participation. Another poll will be up shortly. If you have any suggestions please e-mail us at, twitter us @draftdedeny, or leave a comment below.


Poll closes in T-minus 1 hour. We won't be counting the votes until the ballot boxes are closed (unlike Florida 2000). 

Big news is coming... but to keep those of you thirsty for information here is a piece of information to digest.  According to one piece of fan mail (someone who posted on the political history of NY-23 a few days ago on the Swing State Project) "The last Democrat elected to represent St. Lawrence Co. in Congress was a man named Francis Spinner, elected in 1854. He ran successfully for re-election as a Republican in 1856 and was later appointed as Treasurer of the United States by Abraham Lincoln. It would be poetic, so to speak, if Dede, a St. Lawrence resident, were to now switch from the GOP to the Democratic Party and recapture this seat for us -- becoming the first Democrat to represent St. Lawrence in Congress in over 150 years -- from Democrat to GOP during the time of Lincoln; and from GOP back to Democrat during the time of Obama!"