Thursday, November 7, 2013

Surprise Election Result of the Week...

Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Weighs Recount After Losing Election
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Ballots from the Lawrence mayoral election were locked in a vault under police guard Wednesday in anticipation of a possible recount in the nonpartisan race, with challenger Daniel Rivera claiming a narrow victory over incumbent William Lantigua.

Unofficial preliminary returns from Tuesday’s election showed Rivera with 60 more votes than Lantigua out of more than 15,000 cast in the Merrimack Valley city. Under Massachusetts law, municipal candidates have 10 days to petition for recounts in one or more city wards.
Sixty votes out of 15,000 separate the two candidates. That's a little more than 0.3% of the total difference between winning and losing. I'm shocked that Lantigua ever let it get that close, I really am. I would have bet money that he would have had his loyal goons stuffing ballot boxes like there was no tomorrow. Because for slick Willie, there might just not be...

With the office of the mayor no longer behind him, he's going to find it harder and harder to ignore requests from the state to appear at hearings. He's going to have to take seriously the subpoenas rather than use them to light his cigarettes. This assumes, of course, that the recount is allowed to go forward and it's allowed to go forward in a truly bipartisan manner that is conducted fairly and openly.

Yeah, while you stop laughing, I'm going to go make a sandwich...

That is all.

2 comments:

notDilbert said...

Wille's in no hurry to persue the usual "recount until the Democrat wins" this time because he knows that any recount will reveal a couple of precincts with 3 times the number of votes than voters.

mikee said...

"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."