According to the Australian Electoral Commission's Virtual Tally Room at 6.51pm on Friday 30 November 2007 the vote in Bennelong now stands at:
John Howard 41,159 two-party preferred or 48.75%
Maxine McKew 43,272 two-party preferred or 51.25%
Maxine McKew has rightfully claimed victory, but John Howard is such a wimp that he is waiting for the Electoral Commission to concede defeat on his behalf.
At least on the NSW North Coast all the losers on both sides showed a bit of spine.