That's why they count the ballots
But this is really why they count the ballots. This is fairly amazing:
Redistribute 150 votes or so and you can get an absolutely perfect 3 way split. While I clearly didn't have the guts to call this race any more than others, at least I mentioned him as a serious contender from the start. Whoever you supported, it's worth noting that Costa must have been outspent several fold by either of the other two in this race. It seems that while most were talking about Bodack and Frazier, less heed was paid to Costa. Bodack had both money and the ACDC endorsement, Brenda had her elected office (until she had to resign per the county charter that restricts a sitting county council person from seeking another office) and some significant financial support. But Costa with none of that, and no obvious campaign organization, pulls it out. It's hard to tell how much the Drink Tax debate, or the old Living Wage vote affected BF support but at these margins, everything mattered. It all brings to mind the odd circumstances that there is an open seat to begin with here which was the cause of my musings in Be Careful What you Wish For.