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Wed May 4, 2022, 03:00 PM

My candidate for town clerk won by 1 vote yesterday!

Your vote REALLY MATTERS! Especially in local elections. We had a contested election for town clerk. 3 candidates. The vote count was 98-97-95. A really tight race! My wife and I brought our candidate over the line! Go Democracy!

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Reply My candidate for town clerk won by 1 vote yesterday! (Original post)
druidity33 May 2022 OP
ratchiweenie May 2022 #1
irisblue May 2022 #2
BComplex May 2022 #3
KS Toronado May 2022 #4
druidity33 May 2022 #5
Native May 2022 #6
niyad May 2022 #7
Chin music May 2022 #8
AllaN01Bear May 2022 #9
Roc2020 May 2022 #10
multigraincracker May 2022 #11
H2O Man May 2022 #12
druidity33 May 2022 #13
H2O Man May 2022 #14
Demsrule86 May 2022 #15
druidity33 May 2022 #16
Demsrule86 May 2022 #17
electric_blue68 May 2022 #18
twodogsbarking May 2022 #19

Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 03:17 PM

1. Yeah you!!!

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 03:32 PM

2. Go onwith your bad self. Well done

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 03:37 PM

3. THIS is exactly what it is going to take; for ALL of us to get out and vote!!

EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.!!! Way to go druidity33

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 03:43 PM

4. That's the closest 3 way race I've ever seen.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #4)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:05 PM

5. One of the losing candidates...

this is a small town, mind, had lawn signs printed. The candidate we voted for seemed the most qualified (she touted herself as a systems person), whereas the other 2 seemed like they "might" be able to handle the job. One of the candidates has had family in this town for generations, so thought they were a shoe-in.


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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:09 PM

6. Congrats!!!

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:15 PM

7. yayy!!!

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:45 PM

9. that is how the rs snuck in was by those races . get out the vote .

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 04:45 PM

10. It can't get any closer

Looks like a micro-overview of the whole country I think...almost 50/50 divide. VOTE!

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:03 PM

11. How cool is that? Sure hope

no one is saying "it was rigged".

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 05:25 PM

12. Recommended.

We've had two local elections decided by one vote in the past eight years. Every vote matters.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #12)

Wed May 4, 2022, 06:19 PM

13. This is a first for me...

I had commented to my wife earlier in the day that i had recently read a post on dKos about someone who voted in an election where the outcome was decided by one vote. I thought our Selectperson opening was going to be the closest race... unfortunately that one did not go our way. REALLY big turnout for our tiny town. Thanks for the Rec.

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Response to druidity33 (Reply #13)

Wed May 4, 2022, 07:31 PM

14. I've been watching

elections, from local to national, for many years. I had seen a few that were close, but the one vote margin surprised me. Pleased me, too! The loser demanded recounts, which turned out the same. One vote. A few years later, the two ran again, and the second contest was again decided by one vote. Hence, I have told my friend -- who I talked into running for the position -- that he owed me for my vote putting him over the top!

I consider voting to be a right and a responsibility. So I thank you for reminding us how powerful a single vote is.

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 07:41 PM

15. When I moved to where I used to live in Ohio...I found out there was no school bussing.

Well, we were about a mile from school...with some sidewalks...the kids could have walked but I know they wouldn't have. The reason for the lack of bussing was that the budget was cut because the assessment was not approved. The second-year we lived there in the fall...parents got out and voted. There was a large senior population who didn't want to pass it (wrong-headed in my view schools keep the property values up-not to mention educating the next generation) so we were on pins and needles... they had to go to the provisional ballots before we knew who won...well the assessment passed by three votes. There were three votes in my house and the weather was bad, we almost didn't vote. Thank God we did.

After that, as time went on older folks sold their houses to younger folks and eventually, they built a beautiful school which really helped my property values in Cortland Ohio...My house sold for the most money ever in my neighborhood...now it is more I am sure. But voting always matters, you never know.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #15)

Wed May 4, 2022, 08:35 PM

16. I have to thank my local librarian...

for holding a candidate forum both in person and on Facebook live/Zoom. My wife and i were able to listen to the candidates answer questions and make our choices from there. Unfortunately the SelectBoard position went to the kinda-MAGA guy... we'll see if that causes problems down the road. One thing i realize is that all 98 of us can say we were the one to have got her the job! It's true, Voting always matters! Cheers!

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Response to druidity33 (Reply #16)

Wed May 4, 2022, 08:54 PM

17. Yes it does!!!

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Wed May 4, 2022, 09:12 PM

18. Congrats! If this isn't an Advertisement for Everyone Voting - I don't know what is! ...

While local (yours was hyper local), state, and federal may not be that close: although in a single AD/ED it might be; in extreme cases it could be by 2 - 5 votes; anyone of Democratic voters in purple areas could be them.

Every. Vote. Counts! .

(And in blue areas - I like the most blue votes in any race)

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Response to druidity33 (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2022, 11:09 AM

19. Take a piece of chalk and write "vote" on sidewalks as you take a pleasant walk.

I did this for the 2020 election. Nothing political at all but it sure did
get attention from the red hatters.

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