August 18, 2016
All ballots have been counted and the election department is reporting a final tally of who remains to move ahead to the general election. Nothing has actually changed from early results other than in the 17th Legislative District Senate race where Lynda Wilson pulled ahead of Tim Probst by a razor thin margin.
That race alone should tell you all how important single votes can be as Lynda finishes a scant 50 votes ahead of Probst.
And if you recall, this same Senate seat was won by Don Benton in 2012 by a mere 74 votes over Tim Probst who initially felt he had it in the bag then.
In his usual bluster, Probst felt he had a sure thing this time as well, but once again came in second by a handful of votes. Time will tell if that carries forward in the general or not.
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August 4, 2016
We are now 2 days past the primary election and overall, I am pleased with most results. Voters have shown their preference for who they desire to advance to the November General election.
While there are still ballots to be counted, it is unlikely any race will see much in the way of change, other than which candidate in the top two primary comes out on top, as in the race for the 17th Legislative District Senate race between Republican Lynda Wilson and former Representative, Democrat Tim Probst.
As of last evenings count, Lynda trailed by 46 votes and is expected to pass Probst today.
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September 29, 2015
“We should boldly speak the truth without apology, even when it is negative.” – David Madore, October 30, 2011
Politics is said to be a blood sport and all too often, campaigns perpetrate untruths about opponents. Sometimes knowingly and sometimes due to lack of actually looking before making claims about an opponent, not “looking before they leap.”
I think we all remember then candidate David Madore sending out a flyer with claims against then Commissioner Marc Boldt that were easily exposed as not factual and his subsequent flyer apologizing to Boldt, showing that Madore relied on hearsay and did not adequately vet the information he was given.
It appears nothing was learned from then as now we see the same action coming from Madore, Christian Berrigan and a few others involved in the Write-in Liz Pike PAC.
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August 4, 2015
Yes, I broke down and actually marked my slim ballot and returned it this afternoon, as I usually do. I almost didn’t though, just can’t get enthused much over this election.
Being outside city limits as I am, I was left with County Council Chair, County Council District 2 and Port of Vancouver Commissioner.
Sadly, there are far too few viable candidates offered to excite me, even though each seat has multiple people vying for the seat.
By most accounts turnout appears to be very low this time, again. Even the Lazy C and haters at C3G2 are whining about seeing another low voter turnout, both ignoring their culpability in such low turnouts with their extremely biased claims and abject hatred expressed of others they disagree with.
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August 5, 2014
Clark County Preliminary Election Results HERE
As you know, today is the day to have your ballots in the mail or deposited at an approved drop off location, in order for them to be counted. Tomorrow is too late, so they must be turned in today.
Turnout is expected to be low, unfortunately.
For those not voting because you feel your voice isn’t heard or views fairly represented, throwing your ballot in the trash only ensures you will not be heard or represented. Dig it out of the recycling and cast your vote according to your view. It is the only way your voice will be heard.
It is a privilege few others in the world enjoy. Don’t waste it.
October 6, 2012
The following is how I intend to vote or would if I lived in another district. You may not agree with everything I say and I recommend everybody research the candidates and positions to satisfy their own views. I may miss some elections, so make sure you research them and know who and what you are voting for.
After four years of constant failures from Barack Obama and in spite of the specious jobs report released just prior to this election, Mitt Romney will receive my vote. It’s not that I am all that impressed with Romney, he certainly is not my ideal candidate, but Obama has been that bad.
With a switch in power in the Senate and retaining the House, maybe we can begin undoing some of the far left agenda Obama has strapped us with.
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