The voting
Tuesday November 05th 2013, 11:34 pm
Filed under: Politics

The grocery clerk noted my I Voted sticker and proudly pointed out his own.

Eighteen out of 32 precincts reporting, Measure D is going steadily down, now at 56-44% despite opponents having been outspent 10-1. I should hold off on the victory party for the moment, but I like those early results. Maybe the developers won’t get to rewrite all of the zoning ordinances in town after all.

And in Texas, re the new voter ID law that was pushed hard by the tea-party state attorney general: it is deliciously ironic that Greg Abbott on the voting rolls found himself face-to-face with the reality of Gregory Wayne Abbott on his driver’s license. Not a match. Bounce. He had to sign an affidavit saying he really was him and then jump through all the hoops he’d helped put in other rightful voters’ way.  Karma, up close and personal.

Update: all precincts in, 43.89% vs 56.11%. WE WON!!! Time to break out the chocolate and dance!

Hope all your election results are a fine, fine thing in the morning.

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Yay!! So happy for you and Milk Pail!

Comment by DebbieR 11.06.13 @ 6:55 am

Waiting to hear. Our little town’s only question was whether to pass the override levy for maintenance of the cemetery!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.06.13 @ 7:21 am

well, certain governors were reelected but we knew that was going to happen. I still voted.

Comment by afton 11.06.13 @ 8:07 am

Thanks to good people getting involved and making it happen!!! Yay!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 11.06.13 @ 9:34 am

Karma in this case is very sweet!!

Comment by Bev 11.06.13 @ 9:45 am

@DebbieR: Oh I wish, and thank you. No, Milk Pail’s in the next town over, so our votes didn’t help them at all.

Comment by AlisonH 11.06.13 @ 10:05 am

Not a single incumbent won for the local Board of Supervisors, as I understand it. That will be interesting…

Comment by Channon 11.06.13 @ 7:17 pm

Hurrah! and we passed both our operating and our capital levies for our local school.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.07.13 @ 9:39 pm

Unfortunately, our county elected three tea-party conservatives to the school board, and defeated the school funding measure. Not a happy camper here!

Comment by Nancy G 11.12.13 @ 4:24 pm

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