The results for Burlington are here.
It was a clean sweep for the Democratic candidates.
I was, of course, following the Justice of the Peace races, since I'd campaigned for my friend and independent candidate, Owen Mulligan. He came in thirty-fourth. There were forty-two candidates for fifteen spots. Fourteen Democrats and one Republican (Kurt Wright - state rep in the New North End ) got elected. Name recognition helped, then. But my guess is that the voters (if they bothered to flip the ballot over and choose) just went on the Democratic bandwagon and checked off for those candidates, with narry a thought. Sure, there were some Democratic voters who voted for Owen, but if they also voted for their party's candidate, that pretty much negated a vote for Owen. He was the only independent candidate who campaigned... on diversity. It's a shame that didn't happen in the results.
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