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(The Daily Caller)   Town forgets to hold elections. Again. Thus allowing the current mayor and council members to stay in power. Again   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, city councils, Utah, reelection, marine transfer operations, mayors  
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9025 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Nov 2013 at 8:23 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-20 08:54:01 PM  
3 votes:

Heel It Down The Drain: It's the will of the people. They don't give a shiat. Welcome to America.

Basically it, my hometown was a mine "company town" until the late 50s, when the mine closed the population dropped to almost nothing. the year I graduated there were 87 students, not 87 in the senior class, not high school, but 87 in the entire k-12 school. instead of an election they had a hat that people would put their name in if they wanted to stand for office, on election day there would be a picnic and names would be drawn out of the hat at random and whoevers name was drawn first would be listed as mayor, next 4  would be the city council ect, the only reason they even bothered was if they didn't submit a roster to the state each election cycle the city would risk being unincorporated and for some reason nobody wanted that. sometime in the mid 70s after I left they apparently stopped caring and had the city unincorporated anyway, kinda sad, I wanted to go try out for mayor at least once.

/no none of the positions had any pay or real power, just the joy of being someone important (theoretically) for 4 years.
2013-11-20 08:29:05 PM  
3 votes:
They missed holding elections the last two cycles?  Perhaps everyone in the town is satisfied with the incumbents and feel holding elections is just a waste of money better spent on speed traps.
2013-11-20 08:51:46 PM  
2 votes:
Ah heck...I forgot to pay my property tax. I'll just pay it next time around.
2013-11-20 08:29:51 PM  
2 votes:
This is just a trial run. After the current round of voter suppression gets shot down by the courts I assume we'll be seeing "forgetting" elections adopted as a new nation-wide strategy.
2013-11-20 09:00:50 PM  
1 vote:
OK, they didn't tell anyone to file, and they didn't print ballots...

SO? There's about 300 people... so like, what, 200 people of voting age.

Get them together at the golden corral.
"Hey ED!!!"
"Yawnt be mayor again?"
"I reckon"
"All in favor?"
"All opposed?"

"Well... we're done for another 4 years."

Wipe hands on pants.
2013-11-20 08:53:17 PM  
1 vote:

FeatheredSun: Ah heck...I forgot to pay my property tax. I'll just pay it next time around.

2013-11-20 08:35:24 PM  
1 vote:
It's the will of the people. They don't give a shiat. Welcome to America.
2013-11-20 08:31:01 PM  
1 vote:
Rob Ford's dream town
2013-11-20 08:29:26 PM  
1 vote:
"Your honor, I forgot armed robbery was illegal."
2013-11-20 05:50:15 PM  
1 vote:
from wikipedia: As of the census of 2000, there were 274 people, 83 households, and 73 families residing in the town.

it's more interesting when towns that size elect 5 year olds or farm animals as mayor, but 'oops we forgot' is pretty good, too.
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