Possibly the more likely senario in Tuesday’s election: Only one First Selectman candidate will be elected and the two second Selectman candidates will both be elected because they both have more votes than either of the two losing First Selectman candidates. (see ‘Inquiring Mind’s’ question and ‘The Aussie’s’ comment below. Admin.
Back home in the outback of the down under (actually the up top by my way of thinking) in my home town of Alice Springs we had somethin put together by the Board of Elections that determined the town electorate IQ based on candidates that won elections in every town in our territory. The idea behind this was to see what towns were smart in terms of their evaluation of candidates and what towns were not so smart. The Board of Elections commission rated candidates for their various offices based upon their background and expertise relevant to the elective office that they were seeking. After the election was over the commission would analyze the results of the election to determine which towns were acting smart and which were less intelligent in the way they chose candidates. The electorate IQ of various towns usually ranged from genius (150 or better) like Erldunda south of us down to moronic (75 or less) like the town of Barrow Creek (where the crows fly backwards) north of us. A town like Darien in Fairfield County would probably be in the genius range while Winsted might be closer to the moronic range – a place where a guy like Wetzel would thrive since he could call everyone a moron.
This electorate IQ was calculated by candidates’ ratings based upon qualifications and who was elected. Candidates were rated 0, 3, 6, 9, and 12 with zero being based on no qualifications or negative factors up to 12 for those candidates with seemingly excellent qualifications for the job. With these town electorate IQ’s political parties could assess how to approach and campaign in a town based upon their electorate IQ. Read the rest of this entry »