Friday, November 10, 2006

More on the Election

According to yesterday;s News Mirror, not everyone in Yucaipa voted with the same ease I had. In fact, even though the "final" election votes were posted, there were (or are) still paper votes to be counted. Despite being almost 250 votes behind incumbent city council members Tom Masner and Alan Drusys, candidate Ken Smith has not conceded (at least at the time the article was written).
“We still have a horse race and I'm not conceding yet,” said Yucaipa City Council Candidate Ken Smith Wednesday morning as he referred to the outstanding paper ballots as local polling places ran out of paper for the voting machines and turned to hand-marked ballots.

“We can't call it done just yet because the number of uncounted ballots exceeds the vote spread,” Smith reiterated.

The next update from the San Bernardino County Registrar's Office will be Monday at 5pm.
In other election-related news, among the projects expected to be funded by Proposition 1B:
"Interstate 10, Yucaipa, Redlands: new westbound lane from Live Oak Canyon Road to Ford Street; $36 million." (San Bernardino Sun, Nov. 9, 2006, Bond passage spells boon for road projects")

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