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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merriam Increases Spread Over Dwin; Is Count Over?

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters did not release updated vote counts around 5 PM yesterday, as had been their practice, and instead apparently worked late into the night in order to release new totals after 1:30 AM this morning. One candidate that spoke to the County was told that the count is now over, but the Tattler has not been able to confirm this and the County website does not yet indicate that the results are official. If this does represent the final count, Residents United for a Livable Emeryville (RULE) endorsed candidate Donn Lee Merriam has increased his 8 vote lead from yesterday to a 23 vote lead over incumbent Miguel Dwin. It thus appears that the School Board election will be a RULE sweep with John Affeldt, Christian Patz, and Donn Lee Merriam.


  1. This is a big deal. To vote out an incumbent is something.

  2. Hallelujah! This has been a long time coming. Should have happened when we dumped that corrupt scumbag JL Handy.