Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Control of Wake School Board Hangs on 50 Votes

Although the leader of the Republicans who took control of the Wake County School Board in 2009, Ron Margiotta, was defeated last night, control of the Board hangs on another race between incumbent Democrat Kevin Hill and challenger, Republican Heather Losurdo. Hill came within 50 votes of winning the necessary 50% outright, leading three other candidates. Losurdo has apparently made noise already that she wants a run-off. Whatever. It's highly unlikely she could win it, even with the sacks of money that Art Pope might dump in on her behalf.

The brakes have been applied by the voters to the wholesale dismantling of a model desegregation plan in public education in North Carolina.

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