Friday, May 06, 2005

Tomorrow's a Big Day For Democrats

First I'd like to say I wasn't the only one calling Craig Axford the Mayor Anderson candidate. But I should take responsibility for it and inform whoever cares that Mayor Anderson is actually endorsing Jan Lovett. In a letter to delegates, Mayor Anderson said that while some of the candidates are great progressives, he believes Lovett is best for the job. The question remains. Will that hurt or hinder Jan Lovett. It could help by attracting progressives that would rather follow Mayor Anderson than Craig Axford. But what will this endorsement mean to non- progressive Democrats. Will it entrench them in their support for Wayne Holland? Speaking of Wayne Holland, he's supposedly the moderate, Jim Matheson candidate. He's also the union candidate. But according to Democracy for Utah, Holland said he was not a moderate and actually had more in common with the progressives (not likely considering he doesn't even have a website). Was he just saying that because he was talking to progressives? Also, Jan Lovett picked up the endorsment of the Southwest Carpenters Union. What's going on here? We'll find out tomorrow.

3 Comments:

Blogger Oldenburg said...

I bet Jim's candidate wins in the 1st or 2nd round.

5/06/2005 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are only two rounds possible.

Any candidate winning 50% plus one is elected. If there is no such candidate, there will be a second ballot with only the top two from the first ballot.

Too bad we aren't doing condorcet voting. That would be the only way to outmatch the Republicans with their STV.

5/06/2005 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Even IRV would be better than waiting in line forever to vote a second time.

The 2 elections that went to 2nd ballots, I voted for my 1st choice the second time for chair, and my second choice for Vice Chair.

-Bob

5/07/2005 09:19:00 PM  

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