The previous thread is for those of you who may still be in the mood to discuss the presidential election. As for the other races we’ve been watching — those that had some relevance to our usual concerns around here — a rapid news sweep tells us that they worked out like this:
Regarding the Texas State Board of Education, where 15 seats were on the ballot because of redistricting, creationist Marty Rowley (R) defeated Steven Schafersman (D) — see Amarillo Republican wins District 15 SBOE seat.
Also in Texas, incumbents Thomas Ratliff (who defeated Don McLeroy last time around), David Bradley (who is sane), Ken Mercer (that’s “cat-dog” Mercer) and Pat Hardy (she’s okay) were re-elected — see New faces, but same spotlight, on State Board of Education.
And although we haven’t seen it officially reported, we assume that Charles Darwin failed in his posthumous bid to defeat Georgia congressman Paul (“Pit of Hell”) Broun.
We’ll undoubtedly have more to say about everything, but that’s what we’ve got at the moment.
Addendum: Rapturous Ronda Storms, the creationist queen of the Florida Senate back in 2008, had decided not to run for re-election (she would have been term-limited after one more legislative session) and instead she challenged her county tax assessor in the GOP primary because he had been snared in a sex scandal — see Florida Creationism: Changing of the Guard. Well, she won the primary, but now she’s lost in the general election. See Bob Henriquez defeats Ronda Storms for Hillsborough property appraiser. So it looks like Ronda is out of the game — at least for now.
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