Syndicate Directing the Herded Sheep ...
The strategy of picking only one candidate appears to be at play, said Deputy Supervisor of Elections Tim Durham.
"It's an effective strategy," he said.
Larry Magel, who received the most votes overall, was frequently the only candidate selected in precincts 191, 194 and 195. Those are the precincts along the water, including Hideaway Beach, where he lives, and several condominiums, where his supporters suggested that voters only select Magel.
No kidding, especially when the herd got the following directive:
Recently, I was surprised when several people approached me to say they were voting for Magel, but thought they were required to vote for three candidates. This is not the case. You may vote for one, two or three candidates. But if you want to be assured that Magel can work for you, vote only Larry Magel and pass on "The Slate."
There you have it ...