May 8, 2007
Voters in the Howell Public School District struck a blow for common sense, sanity, fairness and education by rejecting the candidates supported by the anti-gay hate group known as the “Love” PAC - (Livingston Organization for Values in Education).
Vicki Fyke, the leader of “Love,” said on this and other blogs that the group has some 1,900 members, and she told their members to vote for Bill Harvey and Doug Moore. However, publicly she told reporters that she does not know the candidates, fearing the backlash from the group’s ridiculous book banning quest would come back to bite them in the butt. It did.
Either, as we suspected, the 1,900 number was hugely inflated, or few of the 1,900 alleged “Love” members are registered voters because Edwin Literski and incumbent Jeannine Pratt were the winners of the two, four-year school board seats. The two ran as a slate, and although I only voted for one of them, I am relieved “Love’s” agenda is thwarted.
Literski was the top vote getter with 2,162 votes, and he led the race throughout the night. Pratt also kept her lead all night, but Harvey was within striking distance until all the votes were counted.
The final unofficial vote results from the Livingston County Clerk’s office are as follows:
X-Edwin J. Literski, 2,162 25 percent
X-Jeannine M. Pratt, 1,788 20 percent
Bill Harvey, 1,667 19.4 percent
Doug Moore, 1,657 19 percent
Dan Fondriest, 1,116 13 percent
Write-in Votes (Phil Nichols)191 2.2 percent
The results are unofficial until the Board of Canvassers certifies the election.
I am looking forward to hearing from Fyke. This is what she had to say commenting on this blog.
“Doug Moore and Bob Harvey don't need your vote, C.G. Our majority has already been instructed as who to vote for. Come back here May 9th and face the music. I'll stop by on May 9th and reveal the winning strategy.”
I’m waiting to hear that “winning strategy.”