How Are Races “Called” with Only a Fraction of the Votes?

WINNERS AND LOSERS DECLARED WITHOUT FULL RESULTS by Sharon Rondeau (Nov. 6, 2012) — The U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut vacated by Joseph I. Lieberman has reportedly been won by Democrat Chris Murphy over Republican Linda McMahon with “11% of precincts counted.”  McMahon had run against Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in 2010 for the seat […]