Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Massachusetts: Two Bridgewater Town Councillors kicked out in recall race


After a long, protracted fight the two Bridgewater Town Councillors were ousted in a recall. Mike Demos lost to Sandra Wright, 54-45% and Peter Riordan was beaten by Paul Sullivan, 63-37%.
In District 3, Wright received 879 votes to Demos’ 730. There were 127 blanks and seven write-ins, for a total of 1,743 ballots cast of the district’s 2,907 registered voters, a turnout of 60 percent.
In District 7, Sullivan received 570 votes to Riordan’s 337. There were 68 blanks and 5 write-ins, for a total of 980 ballots cast of the district’s 2,603 registered voters, a turnout of 37 percent.
That’s lower than in the presidential election, for which turnout was 82 percent in Bridgewater.

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