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You are incredible! What 61%? No one polled half that number of votes. I have no problem with Larry Magel polling the most votes. This is politics and all's fair in love, war and politics. Magel's whole strategy was to have his supporters vote ONLY for him and, of course, that strategy works ... if you only want to elect one councilor! Had his supporters done what any thinking human being who cares more about the island than about their ego would do and vote for the three candidates they thought best (even if they preferred Magel to any of the others), two of those votes would have gone to Batte & Forcht, Batte & Kiester, or Kiester & Forcht. Any way you cut it, Batte, Forcht & Kiester would have polled many more votes ... possibly (even likely!) enough to have defeated Magel. That was the strategy concocted by Patterson and Arceri. Hopefully Mr. Magel will prove to be his own man and not meekly follow those who ponied up $20,000 and a strategy to put him ... but ONLY him ... into office. It makes no difference to me. I don't live on your sandbar any longer, but good Lord man, where is your brain? Your candidate probabaly (likely!) would have lost if his supporters needed to win two seats rather than one!
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