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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

(Updated) Follow the 2007 Albuquerque Election Returns

Here's the City's election results site, which will continue to be updated as votes are counted.

UPDATE 2: As of 10:21 PM:

  • O'Malley beat Martinez 72-28% with all precincts unofficially counted!
  • Winter ahead of de'Pascal 81-19% with all but one precinct unofficially counted!
  • Garduno 49%, Wilson 23, Griffin 20, Kaufman 9 with all precincts unofficially counted!
  • Affordable Housing Bond up 53-47% with only two precincts outstanding!
  • Pay increase for councilors down about 60-40% with all but two precincts counted. Aw, rats.

All in all, a bad night for Mayor Chavez and his acolytes and a good night for progressives. Rah! The most disturbing number? Voter turnout, which reportedly hovered around 10% of the approximately 280,000 registered voters in Albuquerque. Whatever happened to civics classes? Maybe we should require them to get any kind of license ....

UPDATE 1: As of about 10:15 PM, with all precincts unofficially counted, Councilor Don Harris beat back the recall effort against him by a margin of:

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 9 RECALL QUESTION
CandidatePrecinctAbsenteeEarlyTotalPercent
FOR RECALL 1,120 263 136 1,519 34.01%
AGAINST RECALL 2,589 199 159 2,947 65.99%

(4,466 Total Votes)        (17 of 17 Precincts Counted)

Mayor Chavez must be huffing and puffing.

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As of about 9 PM:

  • O'Malley is beating Martinez 71-28%
  • Winter is beating de'Pascal 78-21%
  • Garduno is at almost 49% with Wilson at 23%, Griffin at 20% and Kaufman at 9%
  • Recall of Harris stands at 59% against, 40% for it
  • All the general bonds are winning with the affordable housing bond at 57-43
  • All the ballot propositions are winning EXCEPT for Prop 4 to increase councilor pay which is at 57% against and 43% for it

October 2, 2007 at 09:16 PM in 2007 Albq. Municipal Elections | Permalink

Comments

Dear Mayor -
You better run ... for something because Councilor or is it Mayor O'Malley is right behind you.

Posted by: suz | Oct 2, 2007 10:03:36 PM

Interesting that NONE of Mayor Sleazy minions were able to fool enough voters to get close to winning their council race. I think the message was loud and clear, hope their apologists get it

Posted by: VP | Oct 2, 2007 10:31:10 PM

lalalalala

Posted by: bw | Oct 2, 2007 10:32:30 PM

Sad to see councilor pay raise going down to defeat. Why would any citizen think they shouldn't make as much as county commissioners do? It's such a difficult, time and energy consuming job.

Posted by: bw | Oct 2, 2007 10:42:19 PM

Hey Suz, that photo of the jelly looks great! I will be answering your email soon.

Posted by: bw | Oct 2, 2007 10:48:43 PM

Gotta love the results. We can still over ride Marty's veto when we need to. And the workforce housing bond passed too. Time to celebrate!

Posted by: Old Dem | Oct 3, 2007 12:18:24 PM

I think one reason the pay raise failed was because it also took future pay raise choices away from the voters and gave it to the state legislature.
I would hae voted for the pay raise alone but not for giving up my future decision making rights.(I dont live in the city limits anyway, but Im close)

Posted by: JD | Oct 3, 2007 12:24:43 PM

I didn't like the idea of the Legislature controlling City Council pay thats one reason I voted NO. Plus, until some on this council develop a better attitude ref to how they handle the public during public comment at the meetings, I am inclined NOT to vote for pay raises for them.

Posted by: VP | Oct 3, 2007 6:30:51 PM