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Already a guiding light about law in the Internet age, Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig has turned his attention to the corrupting influence of money in politics.
While our voting process often seem endless, the outcome of many elections is settled in the first round of balloting. More importantly, a serious design flaw taints the count.
Among the news and information gleanable Thursday at the premiere of Member’s Lounge With Ken Reid: Journalist Chris Faraone is still or again considering a run for governor.
If Leland Cheung seemed quiet at his latest City Council meeting, it may have been because he was still tired from figuring out the most complicated way to start a run for lieutenant governor.
The cost of last month’s City Council election recount was $109,604.37, the city manager said, beating by far an unofficial estimate made as the recount wrapped up.
David Maher was elected mayor at the inaugural meeting of the City Council in an odd series of three ballots, and first-time councillor Dennis Benzan became vice mayor, giving the process an “F.”
When the City Council starts its two-year term Monday, there will be only one woman where there were four. But the council is gaining a different kind of diversity: its first Muslim and Latino members.
His remarkable margin of victory in the “popular” vote, citywide support and being the only incumbent to increase in votes suggests that, in a typical democracy, Leland Cheung would be mayor.
An election season is full of debates and controversies silly and serious. In the one just past, we saw questions about candidates’ comments, past associations and campaign headquarters.
A vote recount ended Thursday without incumbent Minka vanBeuzekom’s reelection to City Council. It was called at 6:05 p.m.