Thursday, March 05, 2009
Take that, distraction
The long-since-uninteresting story of the recall comes to a close:
Yes: 2689 (72.48%)
No: 1021 (26.52%)
Yes, 76 people showed up to vote, only to determine they had no opinion on the only question on the ballot. The Elections Council decided that abstentions wouldn't count, but it wouldn't have mattered either way. I also hear that the number of AirBears votes was something like 170, which wouldn't swing the election.
The technical guy, "Calvin," created a program to display the counting process so it would be more interesting. It seemed sort of extraneous to me.
Anyway, the recall succeeds under these results. It's not clear when the Judicial Council plans on certifying them, which I think would have to happen before John Moghtader is actually removed from office.
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