Markey drubs O’Connor, Pressley, DiDomenico big winners
By JOSH RESNEK
With the eyes of the nation on the presidential race, Everett convincingly voted in huge numbers for former vice-president Joe Biden over President Donald Trump.
Everett voters cast 14,657 ballots – a great turnout during this presidential election year.
Thousands of those ballots were cast before the election by mail.
City Clerk Sergio Cornelio’s masterful plan to get all the votes counted and to get them out to the public as soon as possible worked.
City hall was closed shortly after 9:30 p.m. in what was a record-setting fast, efficient and accurate scoring of the tally.
The tally was Biden/Harris 10,343 – Trump/Pence 4,022. Senator Edward Markey drubbed Kevin O’Connor 10,939 – 3,215.
Markey’s victory over Joe Kennedy was the real race and the real victory for the Malden Democrat and friend of the city of Everett.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley defeated Roy Owens, Sr. 10,263 – 3,181.
The outspoken and influential progressive liberal congresswoman, who shares the spotlight with Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is expected to possibly have a place in his administration if Biden is elected.
Senator Sal DiDomenico, who ran unopposed, scored a huge vote as 12,038 cast ballots for the longtime popular senator from Everett.
Governor’s Councilor Terrence Kennedy also ran unopposed. His tally was 11,967 in Everett.
It has been a long while since anyone scored a huge vote like that in Everett.
Register of Probate Tara DeCristofaro, also running unopposed, scored 9,765 votes.
Question 1 was passed by Everett voters 9,421 YES – 4,095 NO.
Question 2 failed by a close
vote of 6,473 YES – 6,763 NO.
The Trump-Biden contest captivated most local voters hoping for a national Democratic sweep and a return to what many regard as “normalcy.”
The landslide they were praying for did not materialize.
The president was holding his own across the board with Biden ahead in the vote count and electoral college votes as the Leader went to press early Wednesday morning.
The race appeared to be very tight and with no clear winner as November 3 turned into November 4.
Trying to call this election was a reflection of the American public’s political split almost down the middle.
Huge, huge tallies in our largest states left Trump and Biden extremely close to one another.