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Voting My District

Dallas Keuchel won his fourth Gold Glove Award yesterday. Name the MLB pitcher with the most Gold Gloves?

I am sure you have heard the phrase “voting my district” before.   It has to do with elected officials voting on issues and matters the way their district voters would want them to vote. I’m sure you have heard them say on many occasions “I’m voting my district” on issues before them. Check out this from the Chron’s Mike Morris this past weekend:

Mayor Sylvester Turner will ask the city council next week to approve a $1.3 million contract with a law firm to represent the city in anticipation of possible litigation over Proposition B, a measure that would grant firefighters the same pay as police of corresponding rank and seniority.

The contract with Norton Rose Fulbright — which could be approved the day after Tuesday’s general election — would set aside $250,000 for the firm to handle litigation over real estate purchases in connection with infrastructure projects; the rest would be set aside for a court fight over pay “parity.”

Here is the entire Chron article by Morris: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-may-hire-law-firm-ahead-of-possible-court-13359477.php.

Woah! Now that is what you call putting “voting my district” to the ultimate test. It is going to be interesting to see H-Town Council Members vote to approve if their districts voted in support of Prop B. The new way the election results will be released tomorrow, Council members will know in real time how their districts voted.

None of this matters if voters reject Prop B. I have no idea how Prop B will fare. The Roundtable’s Election Pool has it favored because you get more points if you pick it to lose. I got my fourth For Prop B mailer on Friday. The anti-Prop B effort for the most part has been the H-Town Mayor, the Police Union, and the Chron E-Board on occasion. Yeah, there have been some other groups that have come forward to oppose, but they really haven’t been that visible. On the pro-Prop B side, the H-Town Firefighters sure were a major visible presence at all the Early Voting locations.

Here in Harris County, 766,613 Voted Early in Person.

In 2016, the entire total was 882,580.

In 2014, the entire total was 307,280.

We ended up at 87% of the 2016 Early Vote in Person turnout and 249% of 2014.

Hall of Fame great pitcher Greg Maddux of course has won the most Gold Gloves with 18.

Commentary will be filling out the Roundtable Pool 2018 General Election. I am going with a blue wave.

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