West Hartford Referendum Results Part Deux, The Live Blog
Posted by whforums on October 7, 2008
Polls close in two minutes. We’ll be doing a quasi-live blog (updating numbers as they come in) for referendum results tonight, if you’d like to speak your mind, spew your anger, or just watch the numbers roll by (all numbers via WHC TV) …
Absentee Ballots only:
219 No (two ballots stuck together?)
During the first vote, absentee went 68% No. This time, only 65% No. There is a significant increase in absentee ballots cast.
One District Reporting:
Gotta wonder what district that is … they are some hard core No people (158-45).
Three Districts Reporting
5 Districts Reporting
Yes 873 1165
No 1312 1584
No vote down to 60% 57%, compared to the 66% total from the last vote. To be expected in a second referendum, I think.
Six Districts Reporting
Numbers holding … 57% to 43%.
Seven Districts Reporting
Margin keeps shrinking … the “Yes” districts must be coming in …
Nine Districts Reporting
Ten Districts Reporting
Scratch what I was saying about the vote getting closer!
Fourteen Districts Reporting
Yes is close to its 3700 total from the last vote (7074-3700).
Fifteen Districts Reporting
Sixteen Districts Reporting
Watching the debate on CNN. Their live tracking graph thingy is more interesting than what the candidates have to say …
Eighteen Districts Reporting
Numbers still running about 57% to 43% …
Unofficial Results, All Districts:
I’ll post more analysis tomorrow afternoon, but a few quick hits:
I predicted this right — No wins, but a much closer vote (56%-44%) and a depressed turnout. (I predicted that wrong!).
Considering the crap that is the economy, this is, to me, a shockingly close result.
If No can only summon 56% against a budget in this context, it likely means re-election for the majority of our Town Council.