Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Republican Mayoral Primary: Will There be a Recount?
At 11:25PM with 95% of the vote in, John Featherman is winning by only 4 votes.
He currently has 8,120 votes while Karen Brown has 8,116. Karen Brown is the endorsed candidate of the Republican Party who, until this year, was a life-long Democrat. Its been largely insinuated that the change of party wasn't a change of idolatry as much as it was a real part of the Republican Party of Philadelphia to lose this election. Why that's the case, I have no real idea.
Meanwhile, John Featherman is completely anti-establishment. He's literally is running against the establishment because the Republican Party heads don't like him. He's a Progressive Republican who's pro-legalization of drugs and is also pro-choice. His ads have made fun of the fact that Philly has become such a one-party town and is pointing out everything wrong with it.
At 11:36PM, the margin is down to only 3 votes with 95% remaining.
Would the Republican Party of Philadelphia actually force a recount?
If they did, they would be doing one of two things; First, they would be saying that, yes, they did give a damn about this election and they are taking their candidate seriously. The second would be that they see John Featherman as a threat. I think it would be the later, and doing so is just going to make the local party weaker. In either case, we would see a LOT more coverage of the Republican Party of Philadelphia, which more than anything could help spawn a real debate of how to get back a two-party system in Philly.
On the flip-side, John Featherman could demand a recall. Would the Republican's deny him one out of fear?
It's 11:41PM. The total now is John Featherman with 8,121 and Karen Brown with 8,118. Who will win?