by Grand Forks Herald
June 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown has beat Ward 2 City Council member Tyrone Grandstrand with 72-27 percent with all 19 precincts reporting. A total of 4,168 votes were cast.
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Less than 5000 votes in a city of 55,000?!!
While I congratulate Mayor Brown, I cannot believe that number. Completely depressing. Does our system go government mean so little anymore? I fear our country is surely on a downhill trajectory.
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Flyingnurse: I was just going to ask that question—does that mean that only 4,168 people TOTAL voted in all of Grand Forks? How depressing is that? After all the hoopla that people have made about Measure #4, only that many people voted? I went over my lunch hour and I thought things looked a little slim, but yikes!
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Means 59xx (it has updated) votes for a mayoral candidate. Roughly 15000 votes in Grand Forks County for measure 4… not sure what percentage is from Grand Forks.
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http://results.sos.nd.gov/resultsVoterTurnout.aspx – take off a couple thousand
The SOS website says 11,892. I’m not sure where the Herald got their number.
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That’s about 25% considering only about 40,000 were eligible. FN is so anxious to make GF look like hicksville.
Excuse me, it was more like 30+%. Still bad but for summer but normal except for Cambridge, Mass. or Berkeley.
And it is for this very reason that local elections are held in the summer, when most students and faculty are away.
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Thank God the numbers keep getting revised upward. I was going to be incredibly depressed if they stayed the same.
That said, why did the Haold say “x” votes cast without a disclaimer indicating these were only partial results??
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To their credit, the website said all wards were in. Apparently they weren’t!
For all the brouhaha about the importance of the office, the city is run by one person, and he ain’t the mayor.
Congratulations to Mayor Brown. He deserves his victory. That said, if he is on the ballot again in 4 years I am going to make AlwaysCorrect’s worse fears come true and run myself.
When will ND learn that just because something has always been that way is not a reason to avoid change.
He was the first three term mayor. Now he is the first fourth.
FDR brought the country out of the Depression and set the stage for winning WWII (the two are more related than people realize). He was by all accounts a great man.
20 minutes after he died, while the body was warm and Lucy Mercer was still at his bedside (Eleanor had to travel from somewhere else), people began planning how to make sure one man never had four terms again. [Yes I am being sarcastic but the point is valid]
Obviously the people of GF missed this little historical gem. Changing the sheets is good for everyone.
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“and Lucy Mercer was still at his bedside”
Shhhhhhhhhhh. That wasn’t for public consumption.
Change is only good if its for the better.
To change just for the sake of change is folly.
When the people of Grand Forks see areas that need change where change is not taking place, then maybe they will elect someone else.
I have no problem voting for someone else but quite honestly i dont see where Brown has failed us.
I see growth, and i see fiscal good sense.
When he runs the city like Obama is running the country then i will vote for someone new.
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