11 thoughts on “Community League Slate Wins in UP

  • May 8, 2010 at 9:56 pm
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    I really appreciate each and every one of those 690 votes. I look forward to helping those who supported me work with the newly elected government to address the issues we raised. With the knowledge I gained from this experience and a long head start I am positive we’ll be able to double our votes in ’12.

    Congratulations Dick, Bob, Bob, Jerry & Tommy – I know you will represent the Citzens of UP well.

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  • May 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm
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    Too bad. Hats off to the men who ran who were not part of the oligarchy.

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  • May 9, 2010 at 6:19 am
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    Did that many people just vote straight ticket for the four community league candidates? What is the community league? They had yard signs but not much else, to my knowledge. They must have had a groundswell of other support. How did the four become aligned? When four are needed and four are aligned, it appears tough to crack in. Thanks to everyone that ran and best wishes to UP!

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  • May 9, 2010 at 10:19 am
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    What a disappointment that fewer than 2245 people voted when there were three people running against the slate approved by past mayors. Our democracy is in danger if people don’t use their right to vote.

    Most votes received:
    Bob Begert 1,450
    Steve Metzger 795

    Assuming that no one voted for both, the maximum number of voters was 2,245.

    How many signed the petition to let restaurants in U.P serve wine or beer by the glass? Many of us had signed it in Snider Plaza before election day.

    W. L. Hamlin

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  • May 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm
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    When I went to vote and selected one candidate (instead of four) for city council, the computerized voting machine said my ballot was not complete. It gave me the opportunity to go back and make changes/additions to my vote before casting the ballot. In other words, had I not known that I wasn’t required to vote for more than one candidate, I might have gone back & selected additional names, thereby diluting the results. I did not change my vote to more than one candidate, but I wonder how many other voters did? Could that have affected the outcome of the race?

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  • May 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm
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    Jen, did you vote for Mayor on your ballot?

    Math: 2,148 people voted. 7,329 votes were cast. That is an average of 3.4 votes per person. And while there are several thousand possible combinations of how many voters voted for how many candidates, the most voters that could have possibly voted for only 1 candidate is 421, or 19.6% of the voters.

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  • May 10, 2010 at 8:33 am
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    I only voted for Cooke. Did not vote for mayor, either.

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  • May 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm
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    Jen, that is how I voted also and I think we got the ballot incomplete message because we did not vote for a Mayor candidate.

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  • May 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm
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    I didn’t vote for mayor and I didn’t get that message. I voted for 3 council members and it went through without a problem. I’ve heard from several who went back and entered more council votes.

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