The city clerk and Everett’s Election office have confirmed that signature requirements have been changed to coincide with the recent Charter change concerning the upcoming city election.
Signature requirements for all those running for District School Committee and City Council seats have been officially dropped, as required by the city Charter change but were overlooked, according to City Clerk Sergio Cornelio.
Something like 4,000 mail in ballots were counted on Primary Day last week.
Mail-in ballot far outnumbered those votes cast at precinct stations.
They were, by all accounts, counted flawlessly with City Clerk Sergio Cornelio and Assistant City Clerk David Ragucci presiding over the tally with the members of the Everett Election commission and its staff.
It goes to show during this era when the president is running about trying to cast question on the nation’s ability to count a vote when much of it is mailed in that Everett could serve as a worthy example of just how it’s done the right way.
Many local political followers who are Democrats believe Senator Elizabeth Warren will win in our city.
Trump will win the Republican vote and the nomination locally for president.
Bloomberg might capture a larger than usual bunch of Democratic votes.
He’s been spending a pile of money in Massachusetts.
Will there be Russians milling around trying to disrupt the Everett vote?
We don’t think so.
The biggest question for nearly all of us who are following the trials and tribulations of the Democrats and Republicans is not whether the Russians will disrupt the vote, which would be an impossibility despite the press trying to worry us with fears of Russia dominating the election.
Rather, the most significant question is whether or not the election, ie, the presidency of the United States can be bought by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.