Just as our TKC Blog Community predicated, voters mostly stayed away from Kansas City election politics.
Even among the official numbers from the KCEB, the latest election resulted in around a 30 PERCENT DROP from the so-called "Blue Wave" vote. Remember that in Nov. 2018 a nationwide Democratic Party full court press resulted in 50% local turnout.
Last night's official turnout numbers . . .
Kansas City Election Board: 19.05%
Platte County: 16.04%
Clay County: 13.34%
However . . .
FACTOR IN THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS AND TURNOUT FOR THE KCMO VOTE WAS A MERE 6% AT BEST!!!
Putting all of the data together, pollsters reveal they haven't seen the public so disinterested in Mayoral politics since the Cleaver Vs. Cofran contest of 1995.
Even a walk on local streets revealed that very few people knew or cared about the vote despite nearly blanket local MSM coverage.
Moreover, the trend is clear . . . With no Mueller report and the public growing more distrustful of election hype . . . Voters are turning away from their local polling stations.
And so we offer more than a few election leftovers that deserve a peek for most of our neighbors who were more likely to spend last night playing video games than exercising their right to vote.
Life Lesson: Taxes Are Too High
Kansas City voters rejected a pre-kindergarten education plan that would have been funded by a new 3/8-cent sales tax. The margin was almost two to one. The plan was heavily promoted by Mayor Sly James, who admitted he was frustrated with the outcome.
Low Rent Democracy Will Power Big Bucks In Upcoming Contracts
These are the 10 candidates who sought sub-district Kansas City school board seats (from left, starting with top row). Sub-district 1: Rita Marie Cortes and Matthew Steven Oates. Sub-district 2: Nathaniel (Nate) Hogan. Sub-district 3: Manuel (Manny) R. Abarca IV. Sub-district 4: Clinton Adams, Marvia Jones, Ibrahim Ramsey and DeMonte Rochester.
Galen Ericson on Tuesday was elected to the Blue Springs City Council, beating incumbent Dale Carter and Scott Casey in District 1. Incumbents Chris Lievsay and Susan Culpepper will join him, returning to their seats, Culpepper having run unopposed.The race for the District 1 seat was the most highly contested, with Ericsson earning 627 votes, 41.55 percent of the total turnout, with Carter at 34.99 percent, or 528 votes.
Golden Ghetto Against Pet Reprieve
The Overland Park City Council on Monday denied a permit to a proposed pet day care that had neighbors expressing concerns.
STL Aftermath Resonates
FERGUSON, MO (AP) - Michael Brown's mother has been defeated in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden lost Tuesday in a three-way race in Ferguson's 3rd Ward.
Doggie Democracy On Outskirts
Northland voters repealed a pit bull ban and agreed to one of two sales tax increase in Tuesday's municipal elections. Here's a breakdown of what passed and what didn't. Clay County Liberty is now the 24th city in Missouri to repeal its pit bull ban, a topic that's proved controversial across the country.
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- From 11 candidates, to now just two -- Kansas City voted and now has its candidates for mayor. Councilwoman Jolie Justus, 48, and Councilman Quinton Lucas, 34, have secured the top spots to vie for the city's top office. Mayor Sly James was term-limited and will leave the city's top post in July.
Developing . . .