Tuesday’s Asheville City Council primary election sent ripples through the local blogosphere (with a 13 percent voter turnout, waves may be too much to expect), and Web pundits spent the week checking the final results against their predictions and speculating what the six-pack of victors means for the Nov. 6 general election and Asheville’s future.
Gordon Smith, over at Scrutiny Hooligans, saw all three candidates on his wish-list make it through the primary, then surveyed the results and predicted a battle between Bryan Freeborn and Elaine Lite for third place in the general.
Jason Sandford, aka Ashvegas, scored six out of six in his predictions, even if the ranking was a little off, then posted some welcome silliness: renditions of Bryan Freeborn and Brownie Newman and Elaine Lite dancing in celebration. More recently, Ash speculated on Republican Bill Russell’s chances of winning a Council seat.
Chasing the Bread Truck celebrated for Lite and got some on-the-ground shots of interested people taking in the results.
In the run-up to Tuesday’s primary, Tim Peck of Et in Arcadia Ego posted his take on Asheville’s ideal candidate.
And Anne Fitten-Glenn, aka Edgy Mama, got some shots of Bryan Freeborn examining a mailer that challenged him and Brownie Newman.
Look for more online excitement as the general election grows near, and post your election-blogging highlights here.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer