Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Village Returns

Lisa V won, beating all other candidates with 165 votes. Elizabeth lost to Randy Sterling by a heartbreaking 8 votes. (It was worse in Groton, where 1 vote separated the winners from losers.) But we now have two Dems on the Village Board, and I can pretty much guarantee that it will make a difference.

LATER: Journal reporting notwithstanding, it appears that there may be enough absentee ballots to make a difference in the results. We'll have to wait and see.

STILL LATER: There were, and it did. More to come. . . .

EVEN LATER: Well, Mike has called the candidates, so it's probably OK to post the bad news. After the absentee ballots were counted, Lisa lost by 1 vote to Bob Witty. Unbelievable. Eight votes is bad, but 1 vote makes you question everything--if only we'd made two more phone calls, registered another couple of voters, driven another two people to the polls, etc. Poor Lisa.

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