Jeff Porter got 55.15% of the vote and Mark Bell got 44.85. 2,990 people voted out of 19,000 registered voters.
On election day Porter got 872 votes to Bell's 476 votes. Unheard of, Bell got 414 early voting. That number is never as high as election day. Bell also got as many absentees as he did on election day.
This is a big loss for Lynda Bell. It is also a big loss for Wayne Rosen who bet on the wrong pony. Please Jeff, don't let Rosen run your city anymore. He f--ked you as did the rock miners. I want to see a new day in Homestead...if that is possible.
Lynda Bell's own illusion of invincibility is cracked. She has bit off more than she can chew. This loss will dog her own campaign. Her rudeness to Rebeca Sosa, her demeanor on the dais, her lack of common sense, and her T Party agenda will do her in. Get smart donors or you will be left in the dark like Wayne Rosen and Steve Toricse. Lynda took them down a losing path in Homestead and she will take you down a losing path in the County. I suggest you study the Mark Bell donor list Jeff. They tried to buy the election from you.