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School board election votes to be recounted

Original post made on Nov 28, 2016

The results of this month's Palo Alto Board of Education election will be automatically recounted by the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters due to a narrow margin between two incumbents vying for the third open seat.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 28, 2016, 8:39 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Barron Park dad
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 28, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Elena - In light of this weekend's national news about recounts, please keep us informed as to whether this local recount results in any changes in the final tallies. I don't expect the outcome to change between Heidi and Melissa, but many of us would be interested to know if this effort changes any of the Nov 8 math.


Posted by Srsly?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm

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Posted by Barron Park dad
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 28, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Fake news strikes again. When I voted at my local polling station, they asked for my drivers license to check against a list they had at the table. So I do not understand why you say "no one checked ID's". Which polling station?


Posted by Idiocracy
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Srsly cracks, "Nor do they check the IDs of people who are obviously unlikely to be citizens ( yet feel they are entitled to vote because they own one or more very expensive homes)."

So these people aren't citizens, but they feel entitled to vote -- so they come in and claim to be somebody else who is a citizen, so they can vote? What do these entitled-to-vote millionaires do? Read the list upside and pick a name at random?

Perhaps they actually ARE citizens, despite the fact that they don't look like citizens to you (based on their...accent? skin color? last name?) and are just voting. I know, it doesn't seem fair somehow...


Posted by How's that math work?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

How's that math work? Since people could vote for up to 3 candidates, and presumably most did, there were probably between 25000 and 30000 ballots case to generate 73000 "votes." 0.5% * 30000 = 150 vs. the difference of 198 votes. This is silly.


Posted by Srsly?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood

on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

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Posted by Well, First....
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

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Posted by Idiocracy
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:44 pm

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Posted by Undue Influence?
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Sounds like some foreign powers are trying to weaken or influence our election system--which neither Russia or China have. Both are jealous of our freedom-- sour grapes? Wayward Foreign citizens trying to redeem themselves with their governments in order to avoid prison or execution??


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