Poor Richard. *snort*Oh well. Points for effort, I guess.
2600 people voted for that cracker? Whoa...that must be one really retarded part of Calgary....and that's saying a lot.
Actually, if you look at the numbers - just about anybody running against an incumbent can garner 20% of the vote if they get their name out there. 20% is simply the percentage of voters that are generally unhappy - call it "voter margin of error" if you will. Looking at other 2-3 candidate races, the competition tended to garner about 20% of the vote if they actually campaigned. (Ward 12's alternative to McIver ran a "stealth campaign" - you couldn't even find his website until early last week! - and he garnered 10% of the vote)
Greg sed: just about anybody running against an incumbent can garner 20% of the voteActually, the rule of thumb in Michigan is 25%. (Oooh, that turned out awful. It's not just the in The Thumb, it's the rule throughout the state, even in the UP.)
Richard's vote total is actually pretty impressive -- I don't know if I, as a voter, could have gotten past his promotion of Neo-Nazi and pedophilia-related sites.Anyhow, lots of spare time for prosecuting defamation lawsuits, now, eh? I wonder when that's gonna happen.
I don't know if I, as a voter, could have gotten past his promotion of Neo-Nazi and pedophilia-related sites.Well, that's just it. A two-second googling would have revealed at least a taste of that controversy, and a quick perusal of his web site would have revealed even more. I guess some people show up at polls with absolutely no thought beyond voting against the incumbent. I'm surprised that so many of them bothered in a municipal election.Or maybe Calgary Ward 4 really is Cracker Central.
Is that Patrick Ross's mother in the CBC story?I think a lot of people who showed up to vote voted for the first name on their list of choices."Richard Evans" is a pretty standard Canadian name, with none of the associations of insanity that it carries for us here at CC's blog.
I'd never vote for a Welsh git. ;)
squashed like a cock-a-roach
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