Election Chat

Election Chat

Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

07 Nov 2017, 02:57 #1

Too many election threads, lol.  Down to the wire - opinions, reports and woulda - coulda - shoulda's can go here.

Videos of all Forums//Debates provided by Cape Ann TV (with a notable exception) can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... HcyKaDXPmW


I'm just saying:

LeBlanc endorses Giacalone.

Cox endorses Hecht.

Hecht endorses Cox.

Nolan endorses Giacalone.

Nolan and LeBlanc endorse Orlando.

Theken (apparently) endorses Orlando.

Go figure ...
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

07 Nov 2017, 03:36 #2

Endorsement-mania this time around.
Candidates endearing themselves to each other for our benefit at election time.

Always seems silly. Reminds me of an election year way back, when one candidate
gave a cash donation to all other candidates.

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Image
Elvis appeared with Nixon, but it did not necessarily indicate The King's strong support for the President.
Historians are comparing it to the Romeo-Theken/Orlando photo of more recent times.
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

07 Nov 2017, 07:27 #3

This is NOT a tradition here.
I do not like it one little bit.
There are photo ops that Sefatia
should opt out of..
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

07 Nov 2017, 11:03 #4

Damon wrote: This is NOT a tradition here.
I do not like it one little bit.
There are photo ops that Sefatia
should opt out of..
No one asked me to endorse them, so I won't!
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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

07 Nov 2017, 11:16 #5

DM3194 wrote: Endorsement-mania this time around.
Candidates endearing themselves to each other for our benefit at election time.

Always seems silly. Reminds me of an election year way back, when one candidate
gave a cash donation to all other candidates.

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Image
Elvis appeared with Nixon, but it did not necessarily indicate The King's strong support for the President. Historians are comparing it to the Romeo-Theken/Orlando photo of more recent times.
Did Nixon use the photo on campaign material?
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

07 Nov 2017, 11:45 #6

Administrator Cathy: No, Nixon did not use this photo on campaign literature.
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

07 Nov 2017, 13:26 #7

If more older people and long time residents vote, whynot & ohara get in.  if more younger people and short time residents vote, cox & holmgren get in.  Lundberg & orlando seem a shoo-in.  orlando will get sefatia voters and lundberg gets everyone's 4th vote.   
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

07 Nov 2017, 14:13 #8

Cape Ann TV will be providing live coverage from City Hall starting at 8:30

Channel 12
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

07 Nov 2017, 15:56 #9

I just received my second robo-call from a Gloucester candidate. One last night, and a repeat a few minutes ago.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

07 Nov 2017, 17:58 #10

Only two?
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Fortune Cookie

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Matisse
Joined: 21 Aug 2007, 02:17

07 Nov 2017, 18:57 #11

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Too many election threads, lol.  Down to the wire - opinions, reports and woulda - coulda - shoulda's can go here.

Videos of all Forums//Debates provided by Cape Ann TV (with a notable exception) can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/plylist?
list=PLTfh1ln9eCurtTqfVcwa-rkHcyKaDXPmW


I'm just saying:



LeBlanc endorses Giacalone.

Cox endorses Hecht.

Hecht endorses Cox.

Nolan endorses Giacalone.

Nolan and LeBlanc endorse Orlando.

Theken (apparently) endorses Orlando.

Go figure ...
Are the incumbents trying to collect votes for Council President through these endorsements?
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

07 Nov 2017, 18:59 #12

Just voted at West Parish, I was the only one voting at that time.
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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

07 Nov 2017, 19:14 #13

I have no idea - just seems pretty weird.

I was # 228 in Magnolia around 11:30 (I think that was the number - that was a couple of hours ago and I didn't write it down, lol).

I got the two robo-calls from Ciolino.  After the second one I thought, "Wow - cha-ching, cha-ching."

More cha-ching:  Orlando has a red sticker on the front of the GDTimes.  Effectively eye-catching even if you don't get the paper - I saw it as I passed the newspaper rack at the supermarket.  The Orlando mailer that I got just a few days ago came from the Mass Republican State Committee.

Seems like the ante is being upped in council races.  Robo-calls, stickers, mailers - none of that has any influence on my vote.  I was still wavering in the voting booth, a result of watching all the debates.

Cape Ann Museum has a great post on FB with this pic from Kelleher's, 1975 - 22 Candidates!!

https://www.facebook.com/camuseum/

1975election.jpg



In election news from elsewhere - Lantigua is running for Mayor again in Lawrence?!?
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

07 Nov 2017, 19:48 #14

  I think O'Hara put up about 300 signs in the last few days.
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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

07 Nov 2017, 20:10 #15

Just saw on the City's Home Page:

Live election results will he hosted here:

www.gloucester-ma.gov/election

The link should take you to a public Google Doc.
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

07 Nov 2017, 20:27 #16

The Republican machine has been working the "down" elections across the nation very effectively for 20-odd years.
While the DNC constantly trips up over its own dick...
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

07 Nov 2017, 21:02 #17

flounda wrote: Just voted at West Parish, I was the only one voting at that time.
I went  in to the Lanesville Community Center to vote about 9 am. I was also the only one voting.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

07 Nov 2017, 21:12 #18

Just moved this post  ^ to here.

Yikes.  West Parish, Lanesville - no ward council race, Mayor is a given?
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

07 Nov 2017, 21:29 #19

Maybe people are just coming in more spread out than usual.  I voted the same place as you (Cathy) on my way to work and was one of just 2 people there.  But between then and when you voted around 150 people more.  So slow but steady maybe.  I hope there will be a good turnout.
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lurking
Joined: 03 Nov 2017, 23:07

07 Nov 2017, 22:11 #20

I voted at the Magnolia Library at around 4 - there were 4 people voting
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