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Jefferson board certifies results


Get yer certified Jefferson County election results here.
A quick glance shows that there appear to be no changes from the Nov. 8 results.
And what would an election results story be without going through all the silly write-ins?
The funniest part about write-ins is that it means the fine folks at the Board of Elections have to sift through a bunch of wiseacre Mickey Mouse votes, which I guess isn't all that funny, when you think about all the time on the taxpayer dime it wastes.
Mickey Mouse, perhaps the most famous protest-vote write-in, got several votes. Ralph Lauren (I imagine whoever wrote in Mr. Lauren may have been wearing some Polo) got a vote for district attorney. Cindy Intschert handily beat Mr. Lauren and Mr. Mouse.
Matt Doheny got a vote for county treasurer, showing that his message of "deep knowledge of business and finance" has truly resonated with Jefferson County voters.
Karen Christie won the seat, beating the write-ins, which also included "Howdy Doody" and "Me." I didn't even know I was running!
There's a big 9-9-9 fan in West Carthage. Herman Cain got a write-in vote for mayor there, losing to Mayor Scott Burto.
This is interesting: Clarance Thomas got exactly the same number of votes as the number of questions that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked on the bench in one five-year span: zero.
A whopping four people voted for "Anyone else" for village of Antwerp mayor, suggesting a concerted effort for some Antwerpian quartet. Calvin Jones won.
Jennie M. Adsit, District 14 legislator, crushed Tigger, 619-1.
The Watertown mayoral and City Council races were real barnburners. Bert Gault, the executive editor of the Times, got a write-in vote. So did Dumbo.
Jayme M. St. Croix got 19 votes. Mr. St. Croix is the former Rec superintendent who retired amid criticism over bookkeeping this year; it was rumored, though denied, that Mr. St. Croix was being eyed for the vacant seat on City Council if Jeff Smith won the mayoral race. Alas, Mayor Jeff Graham won.
And The Black Crows got two votes. Really? Did they? They might really be taking over.

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