Monday, May 13, 2013

This Morning I Learned Mary Kelleher's Vote Total Is A TRWD Board Election Record

I did not know, til reading it this morning in the Star-Telegraph, that Mary Kelleher is "the record setting vote getter in the history of TRWD elections."

I interpret that to mean that Mary Kelleher received more votes in Saturday's election than has any previous candidate for the Tarrant Regional Water District Board.

It can also be stated, without fear of contradiction, that every TRWD Board candidate I have met in person, and with whom I've exchanged handshakes, has won election to the TRWD Board, while receiving the most votes.

Apparently there is powerful magic in my handshake. I think next election I will sell it to the highest bidder.

In other interesting TRWD Board election news. Anonymous made an interesting comment, which included an interesting statistic, which I do not know is accurate, or not...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Corrupt Crony Club Has Had Its Collective Dumb Thumb On Fort Worth & Its Environs For Way Too Long":

B-N-K garnered 22,837 votes.

Stevens, Henderson, and Sparks also pulled in 22,837 votes.


The Queso Kid or Spuds McKennedy is lashing out at regular folks again while kissing up to the privileged elite. That's what he do.

My often reliable source tells me that actual number has the Incumbents with 22,841 votes, while the BNK Challengers have 22,837 votes.

I thought Spuds McKennedy was one of the privileged elite, which would seem to make it difficult for him to kiss up to himself. Lashing out at regular folks is just part of the job of being a mouthpiece propaganda minister for your fellow privileged elite. I don't know why people can't be more understanding.

1 comment:

dannyboy said...

Once again, the real numbers are the turnout. Of the 338,000 registered voters in the TRWD, only about 22,000 voted. That's about 6.5 percent of registered voters who bothered to vote. And this low number result happened in a fairly high profile campaign for this type of elected office. People have harped on this before, but having the local elections on a Sat. in the spring with no other races (state lege, congress, etc.)keeps those turnout numbers down. Incumbents like low turnouts because it is easier and cheaper to identify who votes and to get them campaign materials. Those that are disappointed by this election should realize that BNK did pretty well under the circumstances, and that changes aren't ever very likely under the current system because 1) people don't really care, and 2) the system encourages them not to care.