Congratulations to last night's winners and a 'nice try' to those that didn't make. If its your first time running, don't be discouraged. Many of those who eventually win lost their first race.
The Democratic primary for mayor isn't over yet. Five votes separate Rodney Wiltshire and Patrick Madden so it will come down to...wait for it...absentee ballots. There are 116 absentee ballots* and we'll just have to wait.
When absentee ballots decide a race we get treated to the usual challenges and cries of fraud etc. Good times, good times.
It shouldn't be this close. Wiltshire ran a very good get-out-the-vote operation. If Madden's was as good he would have walked away with a win. Now, we predict a Wiltshire win. We could be wrong,** but we find it hard to believe Madden worked the absentee's as well as Wiltshire.
If it is Wiltshire, Gordon is doomed. It will be hard for the Republican to compete against a Democrat with two lines. Which leads to another interesting set-up. Wiltshire could be stuck with a council that is less than friendly. There will be no Team Troy winner in Council District 1,2,3,6 or At-Large.
Typical Troy. At least you can't say it's predictable.
* Not including those being filled out as we speak
** The last time we were wrong was three years ago when we said we were wrong