Cornell and his campaign team sat at Pizzeria L'Italiano on Elm Street watching the results, and were both shocked and thrilled to see Cornell doing so well.
Not wanting to get ahead of themselves, they waited until at least half of the precincts were reporting, and then came down to the old courthouse to watch the rest of the results come in and celebrate.
When they arrived and saw the numbers scrolling across the screen, the same numbers Channel 14 News and the rest of us were pulling from, they didn't understand what was going on. Somehow in the time it took them to get to the courthouse, the results had flipped. After talking with me and a few other people, they began to realize what actually happened: Channel 14 News had reversed the results for District 5, and Wade had held a strong lead from the beginning with Early Voting results.
A shorter account of what happened appears in this week's print issue as part of our election coverage. Above, a photo courtesy of campaign member Samuel Velasquez, that he took of the television at L'Italiano shortly after 9 p.m.