Updated: “Write-In” Gets 23%; Gray Wins with 74%

by Borderstan.com November 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm 2,335 3 Comments

Incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty lost the Democratic Primary to Vincent Gray, but a group has been encouraging voters to write-in Fenty’s name on Nov. 2. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Wednesday morning update: With all 143 precincts reporting, it appears that outgoing Mayor Adrian Fenty received more than 20% of the vote in Tuesday’s general election — as a write-in candidate. The DC Board of Elections and Ethics has yet to release the names of the write-in candidates, and absentee and provisional ballots must be counted.

Result show Democratic nominee Vincent Gray with 74% and “Write-In” with 23%. However, Write-In did even better in a number of Dupont-Logan-U Street area precincts. For example, Write-In received 43% of the vote in Precinct 16 at 15th and R Streets NW.

In the Sept. 14 Democratic mayoral primary, Fenty carried four city wards: 1, 2, 3 and 6. On Tuesday, Write-In got 30% in Ward 1, 39% in Ward 2, 43% in Ward 3 and 32% in Ward 6.

Congrats to the 12% of Borderstan readers who predicted Write-In/Fenty would get somewhere between 21 and 30% of the vote citywide.

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Okay, Borderstan readers, it’s time to put on your guessing hat: What percentage of the vote will Mayor Adrian Fenty receive today as a Write-In candidate? No, the question is not whether you are going to write-in Fenty’s name today, but how well do you think he will do?

Washington Post columnist Mike DeBonis on the write-in effort: ‘Five percent — that’s something. Ten percent — that’s interesting. Anything more than 15 percent is embarrassing.’

We hesitate to call him a write-in candidate, as he has not encouraged the campaign on his behalf following his Sept. 14 Democratic primary defeat. Moreover, Fenty endorsed his rival, Vincent Gray, who is the Democratic nominee in today’s mayoral election.

It will be interesting to see how Fenty does in this part of the city, where he got about 70% of the vote on Sept. 14.

So, take a guess on how well Fenty will do today — as a non-candidate write-in for mayor.

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