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Flood bond referendum passes easily

It was in the 85-15 range as of the 8:30 update from the County Clerk. Only a handful of precincts had reported as of that time, and I’m not going to stay up late waiting for more comprehensive numbers – I’ll post an update in the morning. There were about 95K early votes, and Stan Stanart was estimating another 60K on Saturday. The Yes vote had 70K more votes by this time, so it’s almost literally impossible for it not to pass if Stanart’s count of the Saturday tally is accurate. Not that this would have been likely in any event. The bond passed by a wide margin, so we go from here.

UPDATE: Final result, 129,944 in favor, 21,790 opposed, which is 85.64% in favor. Total turnout 152,305, for 6.66%, of which 57,365 were on Saturday. Some day I’d like to meet one of the 569 people who showed up at a polling place for this one election, and then did not pick one of the options available to them.

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2 Comments

  1. ken roberts says:

    30 of those 569 went to their mail box to send in a ballot without choosing an option. Meanwhile, two of those Absentee voters really enjoy voting and checked both options.

    I could see me Early Voting for the sole purpose to undervote in a feeble attempt to send a message. If Kesha Rogers were less hideous, I might have done that in the 2014 Dem Runoff for US Senate.

    Not sure under what conditions I would do that for a proposition. Perhaps to keep my perfect voting record?

  2. ken roberts says:

    30 of those 569 went to their mailbox to send in a ballot without choosing an option. Meanwhile, two of those Absentee voters really enjoy voting and checked both options.

    I could see me Early Voting for the sole purpose to undervote in a feeble attempt to send a message. If Kesha Rogers were less hideous, I might have done that in the 2014 Dem Runoff for US Senate.

    Not sure under what conditions I would do that for a proposition. Perhaps to keep my perfect voting record?