Election contest!

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Dear Readers,

Here’s where you political junkies and armchair pundits get to test your mettle!

The election contest is on! No, we don’t mean the election campaign contest –  we mean the PREDICTION contest! Presumptive Ward 1 councilmember Seth Grimes, even though he is now One of Them (or will be when he is sworn in), is again holding his election-year contest, and YOU can enter it, Dear Readers.

The announcement and rules from Seth Grimes follow – below the Election Central link.

– Gilbert

PS. Yes, past election results can be found. You just have to figure out where!


Election Central – candidate websites, scheduled appearances, and election dates!


Back by popular demand!

The biennial Takoma Park election contest!

Who will win? Lorig Charkoudian or Tim Male? Kay Daniels-Cohen, Mike Graul, or Jeffrey Noel-Nosbaum? Barrie Howard or Fred Schultz? Bruce Williams, Seth Grimes, Terry Seamens, Reuben Snipper or The Ghost of  Christmas Past?

Enter your predictions: Victors and their vote counts. Send them to me (Seth Grimes) by e-mail  by 8 pm on Monday November 7. I’ll compile and score entries.

Your score is the sum of the differences between predicted and actual number of votes for each candidate minus 100 points for each contested race you call correctly. Low score wins.  So using Wards 2 & 5 for an example, if you call Reuben Snipper 150 votes and Other 7 and actuals are 87 and 3, and you call Lorig Male over Tim Charkoudian by 397 to 309 with 3 Other and the actual is 384 to 287 with 6 Other, you score 63 + 4 + 13 + 22 +3 – 100 = 5 points. Pretty good, even if confused, but did you beat the rest of the pack?  We’ll see.

I’ll buy the contest winner a drink!

Enter today!

About the Author

Gilbert is the pseudonym of a hard-bitten, hard-drinking, long-time Takoma Park resident who maintains the granolapark blog. Gilbert and William L. Brown — Granola Park's mild-mannered chief of staff, researcher, and drink pourer — have never been seen in the same place at the same time.