Clearly I need to spend more time campaigning in Westport and Stratford:
I tied Al in Westport and beat him in Stratford! Whoo-hoo! I’ll bet if I go have a root beer and a Hot Beef Combo up at The Shed (which just scored 100 on its health inspection), I can boost my Westport tally by 16% and win! But then there’s ham and cream cheese hotdish at the Lone Wolf in Stratford… mmm!
Westport and Stratford are outside of District 3, where I ran unsuccessfully for our Senate seat. But with the “voting center” system, Brown County residents can vote at any of the eleven polling places in the county on election day. An Aberdeen District 3 resident visiting her District 1 grandma up in Hecla can vote at the Hecla Community Center. A Bath District 3 resident can bop over to Groton or Stratford in District 2 to avoid all the lines here in the big city.
Now, if I can win all 90 of the out-precinct votes in Brown County, I’ll only have to flip another 1,114 votes (29% over this year’s Heidelberger turnout) in Aberdeen to win in 2018!