Think of this! Only 459 people voted in Ward 2 out of a possible 6,822. The incumbent received 223 votes. Combined, the other two candidates received 231 votes. The next time Mr. Blackwell huffs and puffs to blow the house down, let’s put this in prospective from now on. 233 votes is hardly a mandate to rule the roost. When Mr. Blackwell casts about to blame others for the inadequacies in #2, it is those in the ward who didn’t care enough to get out and vote I will be thinking of. The same for Ward 3 with only 359 voting out of a possible 7,591. Not caring enough to care, is a reality hard to swallow by those who are on the front line trying to make a difference. If these elections didn’t effect all of us, each ward unto themselves, it wouldn’t matter who they elected as long as the constituents are happy, but alas that is not the case. Everyone involved in the election of four council seats deserve a thank you for caring enough to care.
Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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4 thoughts on “Stepheny Sitting In For Carl Rove and His White Board: Rocky Mount City Council Election”
Wow. What if you had an election and nobody came? ☹ Hope a lot more show up on Tuesday…………unless this is the actual election tally and not early voting.
You are the BEST in keeping us informed!!! TOO BAD there are not more people like you to care for our city and VOTE!!!!
As long as those numbers sit like those, no changes will be forth coming. 🥰 Mamoo Sent from my iPhone
If your numbers are correct, neither Blackwell nor Joyner received 50% of the votes. Why aren’t there going to be runoffs in those wards?
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