Of Course Orly Didn't Win (UPDATE: Of Course She's Claiming Voter Fraud)
Updated 1:41 p.m. with Taitz's reaction at end of post.
That didn't happen. Taitz lost with 25.7% of the vote versus opponentDamon Dunn
's 74.3%. We hope you're not surprised.
The source of the Taitz-might-win hype seems to have been this Politico story here, a remarkable piece of journalism in how devoid of facts it was. Sure, anything can happen in down-ballot races--search for "Steve Rocco" on our own website for an example--but it's not like the Secretary of State race is immune to the actual laws of politics. The Politico piece characterized Dunn's campaign as "less-then-stellar," ignoring a bevy of reasons why Dunn shouldn't have been worried: He'd been running longer than Taitz, had racked up more establishment and tea-party endorsements than Taitz, had an actual war chest, and has a fairly magnetic personality with a compelling personal story and not even a whiff of paranoid insanity.
Previously, she'd been claiming that her opponent Damon Dunn was unqualified to run because he was a registered Democrat within a year of pulling papers, an accusation which simply is not true.
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