An underwhelming mandate

One has to assume that Mayor Mick Cornett will win reelection today — Clark Matthews figured a 99.999-percent probability — but people aren’t exactly storming their way to the polls, if my own neighborhood is any indication: at 5:05 pm I shoved ballot number 164 into the box, indicating that there had been a lot of slack time for the two babes working the precinct. (They did fetch up a box of magazines, I noticed.)

And actually, I was wavering a bit until the Gazette put out its head-to-head on the two candidates last week. (You’ll note that no endorsement was offered here.) Maybe some day I’ll tell you why.

Addendum: It actually came out fairly close: Cornett 58 percent, Hunt 42.


  1. scooby214 »

    2 March 2010 · 9:59 pm

    I was #162 at 6:00 P.M. at my precinct. The overwhelming comment I heard today was, “There is an election today?”


  2. CGHill »

    2 March 2010 · 10:05 pm

    Also in Norman and Midwest City, and no doubt some others around the state.

  3. Kirk »

    3 March 2010 · 7:46 am

    A 16% spread is fairly close? What would it take for you to call it a blowout?

  4. CGHill »

    3 March 2010 · 8:11 am

    Given the opposition, such as it was, I expected something like the 87-13 margin Cornett got for his second term.

    Then again, Hizzoner spent something like $12 on his reelection campaign, so there’s evidently a lot to be said for just making noise.

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