It was short election for me. There were three people in my polling station (not counting the five election staffers) when I showed up at 8:30.
I voted for Randy Kelly, naturally. In a just universe, populated by rational people, he'd be the mayor-re-elect tomorrow. This is Saint Paul, though...
The only other race on the ballot was the Saint Paul school board. One can vote for three names, but I only voted for Lori Windels, the sole Republican on a ticket otherwise clogged with the same old DFL, Educational/Industrial Complex apologists that have given us a half-billion dollar school district that sucks down over $10K in tax dollars per student and...grrrr. I get angry just thinking about that quagmire.
I also wrote in a name: "Nosemarie Berg". It's the family's cat. I always write in a family pet in some race or another, usually an unopposed judge race or one where I don't like any of the options (vide any time Alice "The Phantom" Hausman runs unopposed). I do this so that I can check the election results later to make sure my ballot got counted; if there's a vote for "Nosemarie Berg", I know that at least my ballot got into the hopper.Posted by Mitch at November 8, 2005 12:11 PM | TrackBack