Kevin de León refuses to resign. What happens to his constituents?
So the City Council wants to hold a new election for Mayor. This time, it’s not just about a party. It’s about the people who voted for Gary Johnson.
The result, again, is not a surprise to either side.
There’s the usual brouhaha about who gets to vote. Let me be more specific.
If you voted for Johnson, you don’t vote on June 5.
If you voted for Johnson, you don’t vote on the first Tuesday in November.
If you voted for Johnson, there’s no reason you should be there on that first Tuesday in November either: There is nothing to see or vote about. It’s not really the first Tuesday in November, anyway. There’s an election, and you haven’t seen it, and you don’t care who wins the election or who loses it.
If you voted for Johnson, you vote November 9.
This is not complicated.
Here’s the thing: If you voted for Gary Johnson, you don’t vote in this election. If you voted for Johnson, you don’t like the choice the City Council is making, or you don’t like what the City Council is doing to the City Council, or you don’t agree with what the City Council is doing, or you don’t agree with the City Council about what the City Council is doing, because the City Council’s choice doesn’t come from you.
So let’s be very clear: If you voted for Gary Johnson, you don’t vote in this election.
The election is a joke.
Every single time something goes wrong — like how the city council thinks that a new mayor is elected by its own membership of City Council or how the City Council says that its own members don’t get to decide who the mayor is — everyone involved looks at each other and says, “That’s just a joke.”
The result, again, doesn’t surprise anyone.
Voters who chose Gary