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Dear Readers

We demand a recount! The Takoma Park city election process is unfair. Merely because we announced our candidacy the day after the election was held, our name did not appear on the ballot! This is blatant discrimination against the temporaly-challenged and those within the procrastinist lifestyle. We will take this to the Supreme Court if necessary.

Before they are overturned by the courts, the results are as expected. All the uncontested candidates won, Bruce Williams is now our new mayor, despite the last minute write-in campaign by gun-enthusiast Richard Joy, who garnered 21 votes. Dan Robinson won the Ward 3 race over Bridget Bowers. The percentages (re: Seth Grimes contest, see our last post) were 66% for Dan (we predicted 65-70%), 31% for Bridget (we predicted 25-30%. 3% of the vote was for write-ins.

Congratulations to the new mayor, new councilmembers, and re-elected incumbents. Let the post-election honeymoon begin!

The most entertaining aspect of the election is the write-in vote. We’ll post the more boring results later.

Oh, and many thanks to the prescient or perhaps time-traveling voter who cast a vote for us!

OK, honeymoon’s over.
–Gilbert
Write-in Votes:
MAYOR
2 (No candidate written-in)
1 Ames DiLuigi
1 Any Alternative
2 Anybody Else
1 Anyone But
1 Arthur Hondros
1 Bronwen A Blass
1 Carol Clayton
1 Cathy Porter
1 Citizen Bill
3 Cynthia Terrell
1 Dennis Desmond
1 Ellen Ensel
1 Forrest Bittner
2 Gene Herman
1 Gilbert
1 Henry Allen
1 Ho Chi Minh
1 Howard Kohn
1 Hugo Chavez
1 James A DiLuigi
1 James Douglas
1 James E Evans
1 Jeff Williams
1 Jeffrey Pass
1 Josh Wright
2 Joy Austin-Jane
1 Joyce Rivers
2 Kathy Porter
1 Keith Berner
1 Kevin Adler
2 Lois Wessel
1 LOWER TAXES WE LIVE IN TAXAKOMA
1 Marie Ritzo
1 Mickie Mouse
1 Nadine Bloch
1 Nancy Abbott Young
1 P Renee Moore
1 Protest – No competition
21 Richard Joy
4 Rick Weiss
1 Ron Paul
2 Sam Abbott
1 Sat Jiwan Ikle-Khalsa
9 Seth Grimes
7 Stephen Colbert
1 Susan Fleck
1 Ted Benton
1 Terry Seamanns
1 Theodore Manna
1 Tina Hudak
1 Tom White
1 Vaclav Havel
1 William Byron
1 William Kirkland Schoenfeld
COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 1
1 (No candidate written-in)
1 Barbara Whitney
1 David Stein
2 Henry Allen
1 Mitt Romney
1 Seth Grimes
1 Suzanne Morgan
COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 2
1 Adam Frank
2 Almost Anybody Else
1 Barre Bull
1 Cynthia Terrell
1 Juan Torres
1 Kathy Porter
1 Luca Shoemaker Richie
1 Roberta Wright
1 Sat Jiwan Ikle-Khalsa
1 Someone Else
1 Theodore Manna
1 Timothy Male
1 Velma Dzidzienyo
COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 3
1 Andrew Busby
1 Diane Curran
1 John Daly
1 Josh Wright
1 Message Answering
1 Roscoe Rooster
4 Stacy Baker
COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 4
1 (No candidate written-in)
1 Anyone else
COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 5
1 ?
COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 6
1 Anybody
1 Crystal Phillips

About the author: Gilbert

Gilbert is the pseudonym of a hard-bitten, hard-drinking, long-time Takoma Park resident who maintains the granolapark blog. Gilbert and William L. Brown — Granola Park's mild-mannered chief of staff, researcher, and drink pourer — have never been seen in the same place at the same time.

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