|As of Saturday morning, there were still about 4,500 mail-in ballots still t be counted in Montgomery County.|
As of this writing (noon Saturday), longtime Spring-Ford School Board member Tom DiBello has lost his reelection bid by a mere three votes.
But wait 10 minutes and it might change.
The latest Montgomery county results
in the Spring-Ford School Board race
Including Chester County results from Spring City, totals, as of noon, had Democrat Abby Deardorff with 1,765 votes, Democrat Erica Hermans with 1,650 votes and DiBello with 1,647.
Tom McMonigle, the other Republican vying for the two open seats in Region 3, so far has 1,633 votes.
There was hope, at least at this keyboard, that after last year's chaotic presidential election that mail-in voting procedures would have been tightened up for this year's local races.
Sadly, in Montgomery County at least, they seem to have gotten worse.
So I'll write eight words here I never thought to write. "I agree with Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale."
|The latest Chester County results for Spring-City, which is part of the Spring-Ford School Board race for Region 3.|
That was not easy. But to be clear, before anyone comes down with the vapors, I don't agree with him entirely.
I don't agree with him that expanding mail-in no excuse voting during a pandemic was a bad idea.
And I don't agree that it should be reversed. For the most part, mail-in voting is convenient and secure.
I use it and prefer it. I can mull over the ballot, research candidates I know little about (judges) and take several days if I want without keeping anyone waiting in line for their turn.
Joe Gale, Montgomery County's sole
Hell, you can vote at 3 a.m. if you want (not recommended) with mail-in voting.
And I certainly don't agree, as Gale argued recently, that Act 77 which made it all possible is in any way un-Constitutional.
Where I do agree with Joe Gale is his characterization of the handling of this year's mail-ins as "a fiasco."
The primary cause, in my view, is the issuing, last month, of 16,000 mail-in ballots which were blank on one side.
Image from screenshotChip Gallaher
The front page of a sample ballot in Royersford,
which is part of the tight Region 3 Spring-Ford race.
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"He proposed a scenario with a cat in a locked steel chamber, wherein the cat's life or death depended on the state of a radioactive atom, whether it had decayed and emitted radiation or not. According to Schrödinger, the Copenhagen interpretation implies that the cat remains both alive and dead until the state has been observed."
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Then I thought, "so why aren't you reporting it that way dummy?"