Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Flushing Democratic race a real nailbiter

Nearly all of the results from last week’s primary races were decided by wide enough margins, enough to avoid the painstaking recount drama that often besets New York City elections. There was one tight race, however, in a relatively obscure race for a position of Democratic district leader in Flushing, Queens.

9 Votes Separate Candidates in Queens

This race involves a former city councilwoman, Julia Harrison, who has run for several positions since leaving the Council after the 2001 election.

In unofficial results from the New York City Board of Elections, Ms. Harrison is behind by nine votes against Mei-Hua Ru, an insurance executive. Marcus Cederqvist, the executive director of the New York City Board of Elections, said that the machines will be recounted on Tuesday and that the absentee ballots will be counted on Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

One can admire former C.M. Harrison for her...er...uh..."tenacity",
but when the margin is that close
most would retire from politics.

Flushing is already down the drain
so what's the point ?

Not even a messiah
can resurrect it now!

Forget it Julia, it's Chinatown!

Anonymous said...

"Forget it Julia, it's Chinatown!"

Actually, I think there have been more Koreans in Flushing over the past decade.

Anonymous said...

We're talking about downtown Flushing (not east Flushing) where the majority of the Asian population is Taiwanese/Chinese & mainland Chinese
not Korean.