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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Quickly, Those Election Results

In case you haven't heard or seen them elsewhere, here are a few election results from yesterday's primary.

I checked the election returns at KSL.com last night before retiring, then again this morning at about 3:30 a.m., by which time they were complete. Then I rushed out the door to the airport for my 6:00 a.m. flight to Ohio. Alas, only exit rows allow room for comfortable laptop use in the coach section, and I wasn't sitting in an exit row, so I am blogging several hours later. Why I bother, when anyone who cares already knows the results, is a mystery even to me.

In case you're curious, the Fairfield Inn in Ontario, Ohio, adjacent to Mansfield, has what seems to be stable, reliable wireless Internet access. Unfortunately, my T-Mobile service inside the building and within a couple of blocks of it is hit-and-miss, mostly miss, even though it's fine everywhere else I've been in Ohio today. On second thought, my cell phone not working for a couple of evenings may not be a bad thing.

Oh, yes, those election results . . . (See actual numbers in the Tribune.)

I was pretty candid and lengthy in expressing such thoughts as I have about candidates in three races before the primary election. As to results, I note only briefly that both Utah County candidates I endorsed and voted for were victorious, Gary Anderson for County Commission and Bryan Thompson for Clerk/Auditor, as was District 3 Congressional candidate, incumbent Chris Cannon, whom I endorsed but could not vote for. (I'm in District 2.) I'm not used to that winning percentage.

All three won by fairly comfortable margins. Cannon will face probably insignificant Democratic and other opposition in the November general election, but Anderson and Thompson won't.

We'll see how they do in office.

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