Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ballots Are Counted

The results from voting yesterday are in. With 100% of precincts reporting, incumbent Annie Carter beat challenger Dwight Thomas with 68% of the vote. She will retain her seat on the Detroit Board of Education.

There is no official word yet as to whether or not Britney Spears will demand a recount after the stellar write-in campaign that I launched on her behalf.

In other news, voters approved an advisory question and indicated that the State of Michigan should be responsible for a $213 million deficit left by the School Reform Board. Board members indicated prior to this vote that they would seek a lawsuit against the State if the question passed and the State still refused to pay.

On behalf of all of the lawyers that I know, I would like to thank everyone for supporting this nonsense. The lawyers will collect a healthy chunk of cash from such a lawsuit. Unfortunately for Detroit's taxpayers, such a lawsuit has little to no chance of prevailing.

Therefore, on behalf of the students in the Detroit Public Schools, I have to say that I am profoundly disappointed that so much of our limited resources will be squandered on an effort that is doomed from the start.

Last, but not least, comes the news that Wayne County voters have rejected the Wayne County Community College District's request for another 1.5 mills on our property taxes. This is one of bright spots from the election yesterday.

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