ypsilanti election results

There was incredibly low voter turnout, but it looks as though Paul Schreiber has won the Democratic primary for Ypsilanti mayor… It also looks as though fellow blogger, Brian Robb may have squeaked by to win the race for City Council.

Congratulations to all the winners, and here’s hoping that those unusccessful in their bids are still willing to pitch in and help navigate our little city toward more peaceful waters.

And, in national news, the Bush-kissing Democrat (in-name-only) Joseph Lieberman lost in Connecticut, proving, among other things, that the internet does indeed have power!

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  1. ol' e cross
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    And in the other two wards, incumbents Swanson and Nickels won.

    I’m actually encouraged, not just by the Ypsi results, but across the region voters approved money for libraries, police/fire, parks, sewer upgrades and public transit (SMART). A parks milage failed in Hamtramck, but overall voters showed a willingness to increase taxes to protect shared (at least locally) quality of life.

    State funding is still a mess, but I’m not gonna think about that today. Today I’m just going to let myself feel good about my fellow man … and start kissing up to Brian Robb.

  2. egpenet
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Amen to all that. But the extremely low turnout bothered me … after all the blogging and pounding to get out the vote.
    An opposite outcome would have been a …
    well … unthinkable.

  3. oliva
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    The Lieberman news was a bright spot. Why did Gore ever pick him as a running mate?! (Well, I know why, but it was a seriously poor choice.)

    Turnout was much too low around here.

    Woke up today to find someone a block away had taken our (special) recycle bin during the night and filled it to the brim with liquor and beer bottles and things recycle won’t take and stuck it in front of his or her own house. What’s the world coming to?!?!

  4. ol' e cross
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    oliva,

    Thank you for sharing that inspirational story. It is trully wonderful to know that alcholic thieves are caring for the earth and learning to recycle.

    Today, my hope for humanity is renewed!

  5. egpenet
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Huzzah! To our lowest cast entrepreneurs … the bottle picker uppers.

  6. Ted Glass
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    One thing that didn’t go my way:

    Mark Namatevs lost to Ronnie Peterson by just 21 votes for County Commissioner. That’s less than one percentage point.

    I wonder if the absentee ballots have been counted yet. I know it’s unlikely, but I suppose they could shift things.

    http://electionresults.ewashtenaw.org/aug2006/cumulativereport.html

  7. Dale
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Did someone say “more election maps”?

  8. UBU
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    And you think Ypsilanti has problems:

    Traveler returns to find cat shaved

    An Ann Arbor woman said someone shaved her cat while she was away on a business trip for several days, city police said. The woman, who lives in the 1100 block of Norman Place, said she was out of town in late July, and family members were watching her cat. She said they went to her apartment on July 25 and discovered her shaved cat outside.

    Someone in the neighborhood told the family members a nearby resident took the cat and shaved it to be cooler in the hot weather. The woman said she spoke to an apartment manager who admitted to allowing a teenage girl into the apartment because she said her cat was inside.

    Police said they are attempting to determine who shaved the cat, which was otherwise uninjured.

  9. leighton
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    We moved from AA to Ypsi partially because a woman stole our cat and started it on a vegan diet.

    I’d rather have alcoholic recycling neighbors.

  10. egpenet
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    I hope Mark Navatevs asks for a recount. Surely, there are three or four or more deceased among his opponent’s supporters, plus a dozen or more who have been comatose for some time, a handful of ne’re-do-wells the courts prohibit from voting … and possibly a small math error. Ta-DAH! Mark is the winner!

    Let’s flip those seats at the County!

  11. mark
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I’m with you on Namatevs, Ed. When it’s that close, you have to recount, and make sure that every absentee ballot is counted.

    As for the pussy shaving, what kind of site do you think this is, Ubu? We’re strictly ball shaving around here. You know that.

  12. Teddy Glass Esq.
    Posted August 9, 2006 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Lieberman’s boss wants to help!

    http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/09/rove-reaches-out-to-lieberman-the-
    boss-wants-to-help/

    Rove to the rescue!

  13. mark
    Posted August 12, 2006 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    I

  14. egpenet
    Posted August 12, 2006 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    And who’s candidate is Gunter Grass, now a self-proclaimed member of the Waffen SS? I guess, if the Muslims are fascists, as the Lord must have told our President they are, then Gunter is the next president of Hezbullah. Burned my copy of Tin Drum tonight, while I watched the meteor shower.

  15. mark
    Posted August 13, 2006 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    I missed a meteor shower?

    …And I thought that was a tin drum I smelled burning.

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