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Dear Bill:
I know how much you tried to win the Primary yesterday but, unfortunately that didn't happen.  There were several candidates that stayed in the race long after they knew they'd never win and their donations were dry.  As an example, Anthony Weiner should have exited after his 2nd admission of lewd tweets and John Liu should have left also when 2 staff member were convicted of money laundring in his last election for Comptroller.  Then there were several candidates who, from the beginning of the race, didn't stand any chance of winning.  I'm not going to list their names, but they were all polling under 5%.  More below the orange design

I'm sure if you continue to have votes counted from all those absentee ballots and provisional ballots, etc., you'll receive more votes, but DeBlasio will also as will Quinn and the other candidates.

In 2005 to his credit and for the sake of party unity, Anthony Weiner put a halt to counting votes in his primary against Freddie Ferrara, thereby allowing Ferrara to be the Democratic candidate against Bloomberg.  Too bad many of our elected officials didn't feel the same way and supported Bloomberg instead.  In 2009 you got much of their support back but Bloomberg's megabucks overwhelmed your donations and he beat you by about 4.5%.  

Look, I truly believe that if you and DeBlasio were closer than 40.2% vs 26% maybe you should go for it.  But with DeBlasio  having a current lead of 14% over you, you're still not going to beat him.  If there is a run-off you will get votes from those who supported other candiates in the primary , but so will he and I doubt if you're able to overtake him.    

Therefore, for the sake of party unity and to save our Democratic Party here in NYC money, please reconsider a run-off if, after all the votes are recounted, plus the absentee ballots, military and all other ballots by affidavit you're still behind, then please stop the process so we have more money to fight Joe Lhota.

Oh, and by the way Mr. Thompson I first met you in 2009 at a Democratic Party in Brooklyn.  I suggested to you that you open a satellite office in Bay Ridge, Park Slope or somewhere else other than the 2 you had in minority neighborhoods.   I don't know if it was a lack of money or what but you never did that and this could have helped you extend your base and you could have made up the 4.5% you lost to Bloomberg by

Originally posted to Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 04:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by Knowledge Democrats and New York City.

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Should Bill Thompson continue the recount of Primary Votes here in NYC or just accept his loss and move on thereby allowing Bill DeBlasio to be the nominee for NYC Mayor in the Democratic Party?

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    poopdogcomedy, peacestpete, sfbob, rexxnyc

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

    by Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 04:46:11 PM PDT

  •  I think I'm pretty much finished with this (0+ / 0-)

    particular race.  But what I will say is that if I were in one of the six or seven EDs in my neighborhood that haven't reported I would be feeling pretty disenfranchised. More so if I had taken the time to complete an absentee ballot. De Blasio could score some brownie points by coming out and stressing that every vote will be counted. I thought we were about encouraging participation, not limiting it.  What I am seeing today is leaving a very bad taste in my mouth and I don't think I am the only one feeling this way.

    Everyone keeps saying that Lhota is a mere fly on the wall that will easily be swatted away and besides, a run off was always anticipated.

    Having said that, I'm sure Thompson will concede before the midnight deadline tomorrow.

    •  I haven't heard of any ED's (0+ / 0-)

      Not reporting their vote counts.  What happened?

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

      by Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 06:17:20 PM PDT

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      •  I have no idea (0+ / 0-)

        on the NYT map (I just posted a link on Sidnora's thread, last comment) there are no votes counted in areas of the Columbia Waterfront District, Cobble Hill, and Boerum Hill. I have no idea why they aren't showing but it is the same thing with the WNYC map.  

        Looks like Thompson will stay in until all the votes are counted per the Daily News.

        •  I'll look at Sid's Diary (1+ / 0-)
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          But the only thing I have seen was an ED in Manhattan that had 2 workers sitting there from 6 AM (actually you have to arrive at 5AM) until 9 PM for 1 voter who never showed up and apparently had moved away several years before!

          Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

          by Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 06:51:04 PM PDT

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    •  I read that the Koch Brothers are flooding money (0+ / 0-)

      into Lhota's campaign. I also read here several times that people are talking to a lot of Dems who will vote for him because they don't want their taxes raised. Maybe true, maybe not, but he is no fly on the wall.

      "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

      by rubyr on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 06:32:51 PM PDT

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      •  I haven't heard anyone mention (1+ / 0-)
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        anything about not wanting their taxes raised but then I don't know anyone who makes $500,000. At least I don't think I do.

        I can't remember where I read it but Soros is pumping money into de Blasio's campaign which is the reason why Dov Hikind endorsed the other Bill.

        •  There was mention of the upper East side. (0+ / 0-)

          I have read this from more than one person on this site. No one I know is saying this, but I know very few of the plus $500,000.

          My position is that Dems have underestimated Republican power in NYC for 20 plus years to the grave detriment of this once magical city. I want to see that end.  

          "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

          by rubyr on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 06:49:28 PM PDT

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      •  I'm sure there are Dems that will vote (0+ / 0-)

        For Lhota but if they think he's not going to raise taxes they're in a bubble.  

        Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

        by Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 08:22:01 PM PDT

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    •  Link re: Koch's contributions to Lhota (1+ / 0-)
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      "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

      by rubyr on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 06:35:21 PM PDT

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      •  The $175,00 each from David & Julia (0+ / 0-)

        Only comes to $250,000 and in the NYC Media Market that's not going to buy much in advertising.

        The part that struck me is that they're keeping Rudy (Mr 9/11) away because they feel he's become too conservative in recent years.  No wonder why Rudy wasn't on the stage with Lhota and his family.

        Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

        by Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 09:33:51 PM PDT

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  •  Rosalie, try this (0+ / 0-)

    Map

    I saw your message in Sidnora's diary. Here is a different map from WNYC.  I like the NYT one better because it shows the street name. Anyway, just look for Brooklyn Heights and Gowanus Houses and you'll see the area with no votes counted.

    •  Got it (0+ / 0-)

      But if the votes in those areas have not yet been counted I haven't heard any news reports about it and you would think the media (not to mention the candidates) would be all over it.

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

      by Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 08:44:06 PM PDT

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      •  I don't know what it means (0+ / 0-)

        I had noticed it Tuesday night and just thought maybe there was a delay and then a friend circulated a link to the map yesterday and asked if anyone knew what was going on.

        There may still be some small sections of the Bronx that haven't reported.

        I haven't seen news reports either.  Just found it odd since both WNYC and the NYT have the votes missing from their maps.  Well, the campaigns can figure it out.

        •  I'm sure (0+ / 0-)

          If this were the case both candidates would be all over a vote count in these areas, but haven't heard a peep out of them.

          Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011) Voting is a louder voice than a bullhorn.

          by Rosalie907 on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 09:36:02 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  More to The Point (0+ / 0-)

    Rather than just making an appeal to authority, one should concentrate on the votes.  Right now, the NYC Board of Elections seems to be estimating that the total number of all ballots cast on or by Tuesday, 9/10/2013, was 640K.  That means the candidate needing 40% of the ballot to bet past the need for a run-off election must have gotten 256K votes.  As of this morning, de Blasio was estimated to have recieved 260.5K votes.  So, even if he receives a modest amount of the remaining uncounted ballots (say 10-20%), he comes out above the 40% threshold.  I can sympathize with Thompson's desire to have all of the ballots counted, but it would appear unlikely that de Blasio will have 5K votes removed from his tally while receiving no votes from the uncounted ballots.  The iron logic of the situation should be used to persuade Thompson to abandon the race now rather than just appeals to some "party loyalty."

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 10:18:12 PM PDT

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