Election Day 2011 has come and gone. Did any races surprise you? What are your thoughts now that the ballots have been counted and most results are in? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
In the hours leading up to the release of the first returns, we asked for your predictions on how the night would play out.
Here’s a sampling of how your pre-election predictions compared with the preliminary results.
Proposition 1: The sales tax increase to continue current C-Tran service passed. Three of you predicted it would pass, and two predicted it would fail.
I-1183: Washington voters decided to privatize liquor sales. Eight of you thought the initiative, largely funded by Costco, would pass. No one thought it would fail.
I-1125: One person thought it would pass, and one person though it would fail. If passed, it will disrupt Washington state’s use of tolling and prohibit light rail from crossing the Interstate 90 bridge across Lake Washington.
I-1163: One commenter predicted that the initiative would go down in defeat. But it looks to pass. I-1163 will mean more training and stiffer background checks for caregivers and care workers.
Vancouver City Council races: One person predicted Cory Barnes would defeat Larry J. Smith. Smith defeated Banes with nearly 58% of the vote.
In the mayoral and council races around Clark County, commenters predicted that Camas Mayor Scott Higgins would win his election and that Linda Amundson Dietzman, running unopposed, would win the Council Ward 2, Position 1 race.
Shannon Turk claimed victory over Margaret Tweet in the race for Camas Council Ward 3, Position 2. Our commenters were divided down the middle with one person predicting victory for each candidate.
In the Washougal city council race, two folks predicted victory for Rodney Morris, Joyce Lindsay and Molly Coston. One person each predictied victory for challenger Niki Anderson and incumbent Jennifer McDaniel in their battle.
Finally, one person predicted that Bill Ward would retain his District 2 seat on the Port of Camas-Washougal board by beating Neil Cahoon.