Tuesday, May 1, 2007

And the winner is...

So the results are in: We won. Out of over 5,000 votes cast the ‘No More Overrides’ side garnered 2,647 to the freespenders 2,378 Yes votes, a difference of 269. And in America, the rule simply says 50% plus one. The turnout was greater than 30%, which is almost double that of a normal local Amherst election and greater than the turnout in 2004 when a $2.5 million Override narrowly passed (by only 90 votes).

God how I love to live in America, where every individual (voter) counts.


woj said...

This is a good thing. I moved out of South Amherst because of the lack of reality that seemed endogenous to Amherst.
Now if you folks can get an accountable governing body in Amherst, maybe I might move back someday.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, the Amherst Taxpayers for Responsible Change will also be taking on a new and improved Charter, as in Mayor/Council. Stay tuned.