But first, let us pause to make fun of the also-rans:
ECKER - 13 votes; 18%.
We all knew Kevie would finish in 2nd place. That's because the saying goes "nice guys finish last". There were 4 other guys below him.
STEWART - 12 votes; 17%
I know John to be a great guy, which makes me think that his failure here was that there were many voters who misunderstood the meaning of the "Master of Sausages" moniker.
REDSQUIRREL - 7 votes; 10%
Early analysis of exit polling indicates the Redwombat, or whatever his name is, managed to vote for himself 7 times.
BEN - 2 votes; 3%
Early analysis of exit polling indicates that Ben was too incompetent to vote for himself more than 2 times.
And so our runaway winner and new Mayor of the MOB, with 38 votes (53%), is Mr. D of Mr.
It's not hard to see the reasons behind Mr. D's historically successful campaign. [BEGIN TRUE NORTH-WORTHY ACTIVIST INSIDE BASEBALL QUOTE] He had a solid ground game in a low-turnout year, with enthusiastic volunteers phone banking and caucusing with a microtargeting strategy that increased his voter ID efforts. Lit drop. [END TRUE NORTH-WORTHY ACTIVIST INSIDE BASEBALL QUOTE]
Mr. D may assume the office immediately, wielding his power like a spiked mace made out of nerf. That's inflatable.
Oh, and he also gets to display this totally copyrighted logo on his site:
There will be a swearing-in ceremony at the Winter MOB Party at that Mexican joint in Roseville on February 25th. Hopefully that takes place before the recall efforts begin in earnest.