Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Live: The 2014 City Council and Measure UUT Vote Count

Mod @ 8:05: Here at the Slough of Despond. The action at the moment is absentee ballots are being opened, ballots taken out of their envelopes, and not much else. Susan Henderson is in attendance, as is Councilmember Koerber, the City Mangler, Chief of Police Giannone, Martin Truitt, among other dignitaries.

Mod @ 8:20: Absentee Ballots Precinct 2: Arizmendi 261, Delmar 218, Goss 283, Green 190. UUT: Yes 183 No 226.

Mod @ 8:39: Tony Brandenburg is in attendance. Life is good.

Mod @ 8:43: Absentee Ballots Precinct 6: Arizmendi 258, Delmar 190, Goss 258. Green 171 UUT: Yes 194 No 166.

Mod 8:53: Totals so far: Arizmendi 519, Delmar 408, Goss 541, Green 361. UUT Yes 377, No 392.

Mod 9:32: The Mod wants more numbers. He is running out of coffee.

Mod 9:35: Absentee Ballots Precinct 10:Arizmendi 279 Delmar 199 Goss 269 Green 179. UUT Yes 154, No 238

Mod 9:41: Total Absentee Ballots Cast: 1,191. Arizmendi 798, Delmar 607, Goss 810, Green 534. UUT Yes 531, No 630

Mod: 9:48: Regular Vote Precinct 10: Arizmendi 257, Delmar 188, Goss 175, Green 175. Yes 189, No 193

Mod 9:53: Totals so far Arizmendi 1,055, Delmar 795, Goss 985, Green 709. UUT Yes 720, No 827

Mod 10:03: Regular Vote Precinct 6: Arizmendi 233, Delmar 193,Goss 250, Green 179. UUT Yes 206, No 155

Mod 10:12: 293 provisionals. High number.

Mod 10:23: Precinct 2 Arizmendi 311, Delmar 235, Goss 312, Green 226. UUT Yes 234, No 238

Totals: Arizmendi 1,599, Delmar 1,223, Goss 1,627, Green 1,114. UUT Yes 1,160, No 1,216

46 comments:

  1. Yahoo! We're out here... what's going on? By now some boxes should have arrived... the City Clerk should be handing some ballots to the vote counting machine guy... John, you're our eyes and ears...

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  2. Where is precinct 2?

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    1. Methodist Church on Michillinda is the voting station..

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  3. Why is this not televised, no Council meeting tonight? Has always been on TV 3...

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  4. Precinct 2 is basically Highland on the south until you get to Grandview and then it widens to Auburn Lane, and then travels to Carter

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  5. Keep PUSD AccountableApril 8, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Well if Tony is there, now, the party can get started. I LOVE THAT GUY!

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  6. Precinct 6 is the most eastern portion of Sierra Madre. Edgeview on the north to Sunnyside and down to Sierra Madre Blvd.

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    1. That would be West? lol

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    2. Yep, sorry about that. Yes, western

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  7. What's Martin Truitt doing there? He's big time Pasadena Republican political - who's he advising? Goss or Green?

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    1. He's chilling.

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    2. Crawford, Brandenburg and Truitt all in the same room. Now there's a group to instill fear in the heart of many.

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    3. Truitt, Rachelle

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  8. How will we know how many votes Neil the Pig gets?

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    1. Looks like 3,550 total votes for Council or 1,180 voters. Yes/No appears to be 1,543 voters. Delta is 363 Neil the Pig write ins. So far...

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  9. Are any of the candidates in attendance? Maybe they sent emissaries since the event isn't televised. They call in the votes to a cell phone...

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    1. I recall that the Mayor and Council were in attendance when the votes were counted. Where's Mayor Queen when and her loyal entourage when the action's happening?

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  10. From the Pasadena Star News:

    "Early results show Green trailing for Sierra Madre City Council seat"

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  11. Bess of HardwickApril 8, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Not a big surprise considering he is a carpet bagger thirsty to be important and ruthless. Go away you little gnat. Go back to Encino.

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  12. Bess of HardwickApril 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Any updates?

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  13. Precinct 10! Canyon?

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  14. We appreciate the updates. The Tattler is the best.

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  15. Bess of HardwickApril 8, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Precinct 10 always brings in the goods.

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  16. Its a bit of a nail biter so far although the trends are looking good.

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  17. I am getting worried. Will there be police services tomorrow?

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  18. Bess of HardwickApril 8, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Precinct 10 is Michillinda on the west, Orange Grove on the south, Lima on the east, except for a small portion of Mariposa with travels to Hermosa in between Sierra Madre Blvd. down to Mariposa.

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  19. Who the heck is precinct 6? For both absentee and regular voting, they were consistently bad for us.

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    1. I noticed that too...must be by the elementary school. Loads of vote yes on the UUT tax signs.

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  20. See 8:51 p.m.'s explanation of Precinct 6. Looks like Walsh-Henderson territory to me...

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  21. Hey, Mod! Thanks for the hard work. I'm troubled by those provisionals tho...

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  22. I am sitting at home watching the screen...latest results are posted at 10:20 pm. Are there any more votes to be counted? Is it over?

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    1. Besides the 293 provisional ballots that need to be counted, its over. UUT went down, Green lost. Rachelle, Denise and Tax Me Goose won.

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    2. The No on UUT is only ahead by 56 votes. What about these 292 ballots left to be counted? It seems like some dirty trick could happen here at the end.

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    3. Thank you, Mod. When are the provisionals counted? Is it open to the public?

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    4. I'm a little sad about Neil the Pig. He was my write-in candidate. I know he got at least one vote from me. Where are his totals?

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    5. Neil doesn't count.

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  23. Big debt to all those absentee voters out there for all those "NO" votes on the UUT.

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  24. Are absentee ballots that are delivered to polling places today part of the provisional count?

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  25. Thank you, John. There is no way to thank you enough for all you do for our city. Can't wait for you to go regional!

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  26. I hope when John goes off to bigger pastures, he doesn't forget about little old Sierra Madre. We need him. I was say the "Crawford Effect" is good for at least a 20% swing in our direction - enough to usually make the difference between winning and losing. I say he stays.

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  27. If this holds out for us,(I'm a little nervous about these provisional ballots), then its as good as we could have hoped for. We knew we were stuck with Goss or Green no matter what although I think Neil the Pig was surging in the last days of the campaign. No on UUT prevailed also. All in all, Sierra Madre came through and withstood the lies and deception. My hats off to the Tattler for exposing the lies and deceptions for what they were. There is no question in my mind that if John Crawford and The Tattler were not around, we would have gotten a different result. PLEASE DON'T GO JOHN!

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  28. The yes on UUT forces will pick up a net of 10 votes when the final 293 votes are counted next week.,,,not enough to overcome their current 56 vote deficit.

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    1. Out of the 293 provisional votes, the knuckleheads would need to take 203 of them. Mathematically impossible. The 10% UUT is dead. Let freedom ring!

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  29. They may not pick up any. The No may gain a few more.

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  30. Actually the yes forces would need 175 out of the 293 (60%).

    But Yes won't get more than 155 of those votes and will consequently lose the election by about 40 votes.

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  31. I had a total of 7 "no" signs up and down my street near the elementary school. I talked to everyone I could to try and educate them on the real issues here. Thank you John, for your lightning fast deliveries and moral support through this process. Given the three open council seats, I'd say the results are as good as we could have hoped for. I would have preferred wider margins, but that's okay in the end.

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