Thursday, November 05, 2009

Election Analysis: Greece Supervisor

 
I've received a few email with some info to share regarding how things actually panned out for Auberger & Maloney on Tuesday. Here's what I'm told:

Less than 9% of Democrats turned out to vote.

Auberger received 10, 680 votes total. They breakdown as:
Republican - 7935
Independent   724
Conservative 2021

Maloney received 10, 258 votes total, for a difference of just 422 votes. Maloney's votes breakdown to:
Democrat 9525
Working Families 733

From one email:  "Dan was the recipient of almost 3200 Republican votes. He actually crushed Auberger Republican to Democrat by 2000 votes. The Conservative and Independent lines made the difference for Jack."

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incorrect. Whoever told you that Is an idiot. The conservative party figures are the same year after year. They always vote consistently. The turnout was about 30% and the reason he didn't win was that the DEMS stayed home and that is what has to be questioned. Very poor targeting and lack of pounding on the voters who don't normally vote. I think they also didn't specify the message with clarity. Lit was shoddy and the focus seemed to shift from what Aubergers failures were vs what Maloneys weaknesses were. Jack was able to keep it there from late summer thru til election day. Seems like a case of inexperience and blunder. This race should never have been lost!

SCATS said...

To 5:24PM ~~ In your rage, you failed to point out what part you claim is incorrect. I'm fairly certain the tallies are from MCBOE. When you say the race should never have been lost, are you saying that regarding Auberger or Maloney? Auberger nearly lost a race that should have been "a sure thing" according to the Republicans. Worse yet, Auberger the longtime incumbent almost lost to a VIRTUAL UNKNOWN ;) (I can't stop saying that ... it's just too sweet!)

Anonymous said...

I am hearing from other sources that the democratic turnout was very low all across the county.

There is really no excuse for such low turnout in Greece.

Anonymous said...

Greece Republicans are in denial. They just can't believe their empire almost toppled. Auberger is PO'd bigtime. I'm sure people will pay. He thought he controlled everyone so tightly. The reality hurts doesn't it JA? Who wants to bet he doesn't finish his term because of the scandals ,,, er,, uhhhmm,,,,, I meant personal reasons?

Anonymous said...

Many times the conservative party is wooed by candidates, sometimes those that already are Republican backed. If the republican candidate that is chosen by the republican party does not "please" the conservative bosses then they threaten to run their own spoiler candidate. Thus the tail wagging the dog. So the republican candidate has to please the conservative ideals to not have an opponent that will divide the basically conservative vote between republicans and spiteful conservatives that will either stay home or vote for their own candidate that doesn't have a chance of winning. Apparently Auberger was pleasing to the conservatives. They wanted to make sure he stayed in and looked the other way as "Jesus' name" was invoked at all the town board meetings. It worked for him. He probably got 5 stars in the voter guide of the FBBC rally:)
Thank you for the breakdown of the vote. It really makes it clear how Auberger won.

SCATS said...

To 6:41 ~~ Saddest of all, the slim margin victory hasn't phased Auberger. He still believes people believe in him. Well, I guess he's 50.7% right ;)

Anonymous said...

That's a good name for him..."Slim"

Graehaven said...

To 6:41 PM ---
Rest assured, there are many that attend FBBC that are not happy with Auberger's performance. Many of us are not happy with the hollow answers to the questions we asked. And for clarification - what we published is NOT a voter guide. A church publishing a voter guide is illegal to do and violates their tax exempt status. So no, we don't publish a voter guide. We try to ask compelling questions that are of interest to an informed electorate - not just church people or religious people; and then we publish the candidates' answers.

Anonymous said...

Here's another angle - Tom Cook, Conservative leader for many years controls the Republicans by threatening to pull his people away. Merritt Rahn has survived in this Town for many, many years because of his close ties to Cook who saved his butt many times in the past.

I would bet my bottom dollar that a deal was made between Auberger and Cook, who couldn't possibly save Rahn this time, to give Auberger the Conservative votes if he made a deal with Rahn. Just wait, a little further down the road we will hear that the charges against Rahn have been dropped or greatly reduced and in a year or so Rahn will be given a nice job somewhere working for the County.

Remember this prediction when the above occurs. That's the way things have always been done here in Greece and in Monroe County.

Anonymous said...

To Graehaven... Sorry to have characterized the pamphlet incorrectly. You do a valuable service to the community to have the forum and welcome all.
To 7:56 That is inspired. We all forgot about Rahn's still vital ties to the Cook/Conservative party. Auberger owes Cook big time then. So who is really running Greece? Auberger or Cook?

Anonymous said...

SCATS man up would you please. Why don't you just admit that your guy lost because he didn't deserve to win. Unqualified and an embarrassment to the Democratic party. Dan Maloney was a joke of a candidate. As a Democrat, I couldn't pull the lever for him, I would rather go through another 4 years of Auberger then 4 years of a disaster that Maloney would have led to.

Anonymous said...

The Conservative line is where many of the Republican legislative candidates picked up the big victory margin on their Dem opponents.

SCATS said...

To 7:56PM ~~ I've been saying all along that there's NO WAY Rahn took a mere $10K and gave up so much in return unless he's going to get off, get reduced charges or some sort of sweetheart plea deal. With the way the DA has screwed up two cases recently, it seems like that just might be laying the framework for Rahn too.

SCATS said...

To 9:23PM ~~ Auberger's years have already led us to disaster after disaster after disaster. You'll get to do reruns of some of them very soon. Next up: Pignato's second trial and the next lawsuit coming to Greece a la Auggie and then it will be Roderick Scott's case. Because of Ball, and possibly because Scott was railroaded by GPD and Rahn ... and because Parrinello is involved, there will be even more division in the community when that one blows up.

Maloney couldn't possibly measure up to the level of embarrassment Auggie has brought to the Monroe County Republican party! I watched the faces of the people around him as he spoke election night. They weren't the faces of happy supporters. The grimaces were real.

SCATS said...

To the person with the off-topic question ~~ I'm not going to post it because it will take on a life of it's own with certain obssessive types. Suffice it to say it proved to be a necessity. Sad, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Get over it, already. Augie almost lost, but did in fact win. That will eventually resonate with the party and they will put pressure on Augie to make some changes.
But just in case, all of us should contact our council member and lobby for the change we want to happen. I'm betting they are not as tone-deaf as in the past. I'm going to try and avoid grand standing for now.

Anonymous said...

5:25am - better not grandstand until after you make that call to your councilperson especially if it's an incumbent. They're not used to getting calls or having to do anything but vote yes.

SCATS said...

To 5:25AM ~~ Surely you must jest! Have you ever attended a Town Board meeting? Even if a string of people get up to speak and beg them to just give the community a chance to give some input they ignore it all. Come back in 2-3 months and tell us what's changed. I'll bet on "nothing" but a couple of faces.

Anonymous said...

Why only 9% of the democrats voted?

Do you think it might have something to do with these candidates also being on the Working Family/ACORN line?

If these candidates had stood up publicly and demanded to be 'removed' from the ACORN line it would have brought them a level of INTEGRETY people could believe in. But because of their union love fest did not.

SCATS said...

To 8:45AM ~~ I think only 9% voted because that's normal around here. From a poll I did previously, Greece residents are viewed as being apathetic/complacent. From TV interviews I saw just prior to the elections, people were saying things like "It doesn't matter who is in office, they're all corrupt."

PS ~~ It's spelled "integrity." I don't think ACORN had one iota of influence on an election in Greece. It wasn't mentioned at any forum that I'm aware of, in any interviews, etc. ACORN is a nonissue to Greece.

Anonymous said...

SCATS: Your tactics need to change.

Private lobbying will be more effective than public ranting and raving. Stay tuned.

SCATS said...

To 9:40AM ~~ You assume too much. What I do "privately" stays private. You'd be the last to know :)

Anonymous said...

Any government in which private, behind the scenes dealings are most effective is not an open democratic government. Our board is not our big daddy.

SCATS said...

To 12:35PM ~~ Sadly, our BOE and our Town Board are mostly comprised of a group of rubber-stamping puppets controlled by others. It takes 3 votes on Town Board and 5 on the BOE to get ANY ONE THING CHANGED.