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Cory Thomas

Cory Thomas is the next Ward 7 rep, correct?

It was not very gracious for that sidewalks guy to ask for recount. He had this aww shucks, I'm here for people front until push came to shove and 4 votes stood between him and the position.

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Ummmmm......what???

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I heard someone in Boston, also is asking for a recount. It makes sense with what I know. you fill in a circle, and it pops into a machine. Who knows if the machine is 100% accurate, or only 99% accurate? What matters is the actual votes of the people. If it is really that close, we should verify the count of the computer. Its just logical. No need to be offended, unless you are threatened that it could go the other way, which would be pretty hypocritical!

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If 4 or more mistakes are found, then there is a problem.

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I agree that could be bad. But then again remember Scantron? Fill in the circle completely? Maybe some people didn't follow directions properly! If it comes to human error, which does happen, those people should have their votes counted. Whoever wins I think it is refreshing to have some honest excitement.

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Agree with the above.

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Those four votes do not count any provisional ballots. That need to be accepted or rejected.

Re: Cory Thomas

The results will almost certainly change. I can't ever remember a recount when they didn't, for whatever reason. Our most notable example is Dolan's 1st election for mayor. Initially the margin was 1 vote, but increased by several in a recount. This really could get interesting.

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When do the final results come out?

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They were published here earlier but the admins removed the post.

Re: Cory Thomas

No, admins did not remove any post updating precinct results.

Re: Cory Thomas

It's not ungracious. It's democracy*, of which recounts in very close races are a normal part.

Have no idea what "sidewalks guy" means, for that matter.

* Of course, when folks in Melrose gummint have problems with democracy and prefer to protect "our own", well, that illustrates the decline in good government here.

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It seems the recount is this week and it's open to the public? That's good... At least we know it will be honest

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Nice to hear. I'm rooting for Cory. Although he knows a lot of people, I don't consider him part of the inside culture or whatever the other guy said. Cory has been contributing to the community for many years. He is very organized and intelligent. Although an unpopular opinion with some of you newbies, the other guy got here 2 years ago and just wants to change Melrose to his liking. Cory has a more balanced approach.

I am concerned that the mail in votes will be from the other guys supporters because that seems to be a new Melrose thing. Too busy to vote so mail in.

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Here is my spiel on these 2. I am very interested in this race. I am just so tired of the way things work here. City Council is a job, like any other job. You don't have to work at the company to be the best candidate. Mr. Thomas talked so much about how long he has been here. Who cares? So has Infurna. So has Monica. So has a lot of the old alderman who didn't do a thing. And yet every year, the fire station falls apart, traffic gets worse, I watch kids almost get run over by maniacs cutting through the city, and yes, we get developers who just build whatever and wherever they want. Where is the plan!!!

Here is the truth, there is no plan. Because the way this city is run, we give jobs based on tenure. Well I call BS on that. From now on I am only voting for people who say what they will do. Because then I can call them on their BS if they fail. Candidates who want to "keep Melrose the same" will likely just be squirrely, and justify themselves to NOT do anything. They will blame others. Well, I'm done with that. From now on I only support people who have a plan. I respectfully do not think Mr Thomas has one.

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I generally agree with Just One Man. Melrose politicians have the standard small-town virus of being platitudinous and covering for each other when accountability comes a'calling. If we had a local press editor keen on not letting the latter happen, things might be different. Without that, it's up to voters to be less credulous and self-satisfied.

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^ could not have said it better

Re: Cory Thomas

Freedom of speech on an open message board - please seek other message boards if you are too offended - otherwise - accept the criteria for posting - anonymity & freedom of speech!

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It's come to the point that Cory would be the counter voice to some of the newly elected councilors giving a different perspective. I agree with some of what is said above but he wouldn't be coming on to the old board of aldermen where you would be correct in your assessment. He would be adding a different take on matters.

Watch and see with the new regime coming in. As The Who wisely said circa 1971: Meet the new boss same as the old boss in Won't Get Fooled Again.

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Any news or did I miss an announcement?

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After the recount Cory Thomas lost by 126 votes. Crazy swings!

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WTF is wrong with you? The margin remained 4 votes, which in and of itself is somewhat remarkable. Thomas election confirmed.

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BE
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T...Such a phony site...Fake.

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phony
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How silly and ridiculous, quoting from Ms. "I Don't Care," the one who got her citizenship (and that of her parents) by undressing for Orange ManBaby Fascist (whose own parents were "illegal" immigrants--oh and Nazi-lovers besides). Be Best and pay off those porn stars before tweeting more disgusting and unintelligible nonsense. Putin and the Saudi bone-sawers are pulling all the strings anyhow. Such role modeling for children and for the world! Sad to think there are some right here in Melrose that are so dumb and/or evil themselves that they would think such ugly characters are worthy of emulation.

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Sheesh
phony
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T...Such a phony site...Fake.
How silly and ridiculous, quoting from Ms. \"I Don\'t Care,\" the one who got her citizenship (and that of her parents) by undressing for Orange ManBaby Fascist (whose own parents were \"illegal\" immigrants--oh and Nazi-lovers besides). Be Best and pay off those porn stars before tweeting more disgusting and unintelligible nonsense. Putin and the Saudi bone-sawers are pulling all the strings anyhow. Such role modeling for children and for the world! Sad to think there are some right here in Melrose that are so dumb and/or evil themselves that they would think such ugly characters are worthy of emulation.
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Re: Cory Thomas

Knock It Off
WTF is wrong with you? The margin remained 4 votes, which in and of itself is somewhat remarkable. Thomas election confirmed.
I read that 1 more vote was discovered for each of them, leaving the gap still at 4 votes. Close especially considering Cory spent his whole life here getting to know people and his challenger moved here in 2016. Sidewalks sell.

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There is power in numbers.

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I'm glad Corey won. The other kid seemed a bit soft for my liking. Not into the whole beta male thing.

Re: Cory Thomas

^^ this is an offensively stupid opinion. Still, I assume you must live here in Melrose, and so since you are my neighbor, I should try. what exactly do you mean by this? be specific please

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I'm glad Cory won too. He will provide balance.

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Just one man
^^ this is an offensively stupid opinion. Still, I assume you must live here in Melrose, and so since you are my neighbor, I should try. what exactly do you mean by this? be specific please
I'm sure he's a nice enough guy, just not into the whole soy boy thing. He seems like a whiny, feminine type. Just not for me, thats all. Hope this post didn't "offend" you.

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It's just a comment that reveals way more about the commenter's own insecurities than anything else.

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Alpha Beta
I'm glad Corey won. The other kid seemed a bit soft for my liking. Not into the whole beta male thing.
Uh, the "kid" you speak of is 40 years old, which means his ideas for moving Melrose forward are far superior to any of the bloviating, third-generation, elderly windbags who fight even the mere suggestion of change.

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Haha, like you, I’m not from here. So spare me the “third generation” non sense. As I said, probably a decent guy, just didn’t vibe well with me. If I want a feminine attitude I’ll look toward a female, not Ryan Williams. I appreciate a real man, as I do a real woman. I’m sure you and the rest of the “open minded” libs can understand that.

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Alpha beta
I’m sure you and the rest of the “open minded” libs can understand that.


Don't count on it.

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It is almost poetic how purely ignorant it is to call someone "beta" ... on an anonymous internet message board. talk about a lack of self awareness.

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Just one man
It is almost poetic how purely ignorant it is to call someone "beta" ... on an anonymous internet message board. talk about a lack of self awareness.
If you’d like we could message privately and meet. I’m only “anonymous” because of the setting. Don’t get cocky, beta. Believe it or not, there are going to be opposing opinions outside of yours in this world. Toughen up or shut up.

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Alpha beta
Just one man
It is almost poetic how purely ignorant it is to call someone \"beta\" ... on an anonymous internet message board. talk about a lack of self awareness.
If you’d like we could message privately and meet. I’m only “anonymous” because of the setting. Don’t get cocky, beta. Believe it or not, there are going to be opposing opinions outside of yours in this world. Toughen up or shut up.
can we? How??

Re: Cory Thomas

Sheesh
phony
BE
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T...Such a phony site...Fake.
How silly and ridiculous, quoting from Ms. "I Don't Care," the one who got her citizenship (and that of her parents) by undressing for Orange ManBaby Fascist (whose own parents were "illegal" immigrants--oh and Nazi-lovers besides). Be Best and pay off those porn stars before tweeting more disgusting and unintelligible nonsense. Putin and the Saudi bone-sawers are pulling all the strings anyhow. Such role modeling for children and for the world! Sad to think there are some right here in Melrose that are so dumb and/or evil themselves that they would think such ugly characters are worthy of emulation.
Trump 2020! 4 more years, snowflake!

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Just one man
Alpha beta
Just one man
It is almost poetic how purely ignorant it is to call someone \\\"beta\\\" ... on an anonymous internet message board. talk about a lack of self awareness.
If you’d like we could message privately and meet. I’m only “anonymous” because of the setting. Don’t get cocky, beta. Believe it or not, there are going to be opposing opinions outside of yours in this world. Toughen up or shut up.
can we? How??
Thought we could, apparently that’s not an option.

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Alpha beta
Just one man
Alpha beta
Just one man
It is almost poetic how purely ignorant it is to call someone \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"beta\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" ... on an anonymous internet message board. talk about a lack of self awareness.
If you’d like we could message privately and meet. I’m only “anonymous” because of the setting. Don’t get cocky, beta. Believe it or not, there are going to be opposing opinions outside of yours in this world. Toughen up or shut up.
can we? How??
Thought we could, apparently that’s not an option.
This is ridiculous. You are all ridiculous and an embarrassment to your community. Merry Christmas. Get a life.