Monthly Archives: November 2016

Notes on the election

The results of Tuesday’s elections for Council and other local offices came as no surprise to the Merry-Go-Round.  Indeed, the electoral rules we discussed last week predicted a Vella victory and a Daysog defeat. Absent any exit polls, there’s no … Continue reading

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Firehouse rules

Once upon a time, there were a couple of basic rules for Alameda Council elections: No first-time candidate ever will be able to spend her way onto Council. The incumbent always wins.

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