It’s all over but the counting. The polls have closed in Homer, Alaska, and it looks like one city council member may not make it through the recall election, but it all depends on the early votes, which won’t be counted until Friday.
Some 1,041 votes were cast today. Today’s results are:
Donna Aderhold – Recall 493, Don’t recall 572, or 46-54 percent
David Lewis – Recall 499, Don’t recall 563, or 47-53 percent
Catriona Reynolds – Recall 514, Don’t recall 547, or 49-51 percent
Supporters of the recall, Heartbeat of Homer, believe there are 820 early votes cast and as many as 200 absentee votes still uncounted.
“If our base went out and voted early, and I believe they did, it won’t take much to flip it the other way,” said Larry Zuccaro, one of the recall organizers.
Voting at City Hall was steady throughout the day.
Sign-wavers from both side stood on corners within sight of each other for 12 hours waving signs and flags. It was the culmination of four months of citizen activism that was ignited when the three city council members colluded via email to establish Homer as a sanctuary city, where illegal immigrants could be shielded from federal authorities.