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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

So… What Happened Last Night?

posted by on November 7 at 6:27 AM

Yesterday I dropped my absentee ballot off a polling place, went home, ate a sandwich, and went to bed. I’d been up for 48 hours straight working on a feature, and I was exhausted. I missed the election night parties, didn’t watch returns on the teevee, and didn’t bring my computer to bed with me to read Slog. So it’s 6:30 AM and I have no idea what went down last night—how’d Sherman do? Della? Burgess? Venus?

I’m gonna find out the old fashioned way: go get the papers from the porch, sit down at the table, and read all about it.

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Made you look.

Posted by Jason | November 7, 2007 6:38 AM

Jason @ 1
Fuck you. If you don't have anything to contribute, shut the fuck up.

Decidedly a mixed bag. Clearly voters didn't buy the insurance company's hyperbole, did buy Eyman's unconstitutional bullshit (fuck you too Eyman), want more roads and no mass transit (or the opposite) and hate kids. Seriously 4204 what the fuck???

Posted by david in wedgwood | November 7, 2007 6:53 AM

I saw Bruce Boram at Tim Burgess's party. Ironic since he is the guy who illegally funneled money from the US Chamber of Commerce into the 2004 AG race. Tim used to head Seattle's office to enforce campaign finance laws, and there at his victory party is the guy responsible for the largest violation (at least in dollar amount) of campaign finace laws in state history.

I feel like a total schmo for having voted for him. I hope Burgess is as uncomfortable with his supporters as I am.

Posted by rod | November 7, 2007 7:00 AM

Last report, which your morning papers will have missed, is that Fisken is losing to Bryant. Just adding to the misery.

Posted by Bad night | November 7, 2007 7:05 AM

Perhaps you could consult with your own blog? Your staff has been up half the night reporting on it.

Posted by what | November 7, 2007 7:07 AM

@ #2---Made YOU look this time. fuck you.

Posted by Made number 2 look | November 7, 2007 7:11 AM

well dan it was depressing as hell. the conservatives were out in full force: light rail is postponed indefinitely, simple majority for schools was denied, and people actually voted yes on I 960.

i'm not sure i know where i live anymore.

Posted by Cale | November 7, 2007 7:13 AM


Bad night.

But, man, Lindy's hilarious -- and you gotta love Kelly O and Ari Spool's election night video.

Posted by Dan Savage | November 7, 2007 7:15 AM

I didn't even vote! We had an uncontested city council race here in Ann Arbor. That's it.

But the results out there are suitably depressing. At least the Democrats won in Kentucky and Virginia!

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 7, 2007 7:31 AM

@2, Fuck you!

At least Prop One went down in flames!!! YEAH!!! No Light Rail and No more roads!!! YEAH!!!!!!

BTW, Oil is over $98.00 a barrell. Get ready for gas prices to go up again!!!

Posted by Just Me | November 7, 2007 7:36 AM

here's what actually happened in the school board race. it's fucked up. i wish the stranger had said more about what was really going on.

Posted by shelly | November 7, 2007 7:40 AM

@11, that's positively the wierdest political video/ad that I've ever seen. No wonder its sponsors lost

Posted by Perfect Voter | November 7, 2007 9:19 AM

Pretty depressing. The right-wing in this state is just better at turning out voters in off-year elections. Lefties only vote when it’s sexy. GOTV campaigns are the way to win. Tim Eyman knows it, and keeps getting his people out. Only 25% of King County’s mostly liberal voters turned out. All the money that was spent on public education from the RTID and Simple Majority people should have been spent organizing, doing field work, and getting all their supporters out to vote. “No on 912” knew GOTV was best the last time around and got the state to vote for higher gas taxes to support transportation.

Posted by Gabe Global | November 7, 2007 9:26 AM

Prop. 1 lost because it was ill thought out. A bad roads plan (no prioritization of safety projects first) (disconnected ehre and there improvements not synergizing improvements) and a bad rail plan (bad funding source, too long and stretched out instead of focusing on covering all of Seattle first, creating more destinations and synergy. Shit, it didn't even go to Seattle Center).

It's not pro roads or anti transit or anti roads or pro transit we want an integrated, efficient system to be built that conveys more benefits than costs.

And does not burden the poorest folks the most.


Posted by unPC | November 7, 2007 9:38 AM

I love how old folks like Dan get slammed with the morning paper results.

Looking forward to the streamlined ST2.1 the Sierra Club will back, and the critical bridges/roads REPAIR ballot issue that doesn't destroy wetlands as well.

Global Warming: we're serious, the voters get it, stop pretending you can ignore it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 9:47 AM

oh and oil will spike over $102 a barrel over the next while, IMHO.

change will happen anyway, but global warming is NOW.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 9:50 AM

I work for Exon.

we pass all costs to the consumer.

oil can go to 150.00

Ho hum. Cheap petrol energy days are over.

Nukes will be rushed into place. Considered green in most of the world.

America talks solar green and then just farts brown a lot. Oh well.

Posted by Oil Person | November 7, 2007 11:54 AM

It's called Exxon. Or Exxon/Mobil. Learn to spel.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 12:03 PM

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