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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

吳弭肯定打入11月大選 10點臉書直播致詞

               (Boston Orange 周菊子綜合報導) 晚上8點,投票站關門了,波士頓選務局在推特上報告,今天(914) 的波士頓初選,只有83,602人出席投票。到了晚上1030分,波士頓選務局網站上的數據仍然掛零,波士頓環球報網站每隔15秒更新一次的即時選情資訊也仍然只報出開票0.39%,吳弭暫時領先,得233票的非正式結果。

              根據波士頓市選務局資訊,民眾對市級選舉的初選一向不太關心。2013年,當波士頓市20年來第一次市長席位出缺,有將近12人參選角逐,全市有30多萬已登記選民,卻只有113,319人,約30.78%的選民在初選中出席投了票。到2017年馬丁華殊 (Martin Walsh)競選連任,有不下5人參選時,也只有56400人在初選中投了票,投票率僅約14.46%

              波士頓的公共電視台在投票站關門前,請波士頓環球報的副編輯,以及一名資深公視政治記者猜測,誰會打入大選,2人竟不約而同地認為,如無意外,會是華裔的吳弭和阿拉伯裔及波蘭裔後代的Annissa Essaibi George

              然後,在這科技早已與時俱進到5G時代的今日,僅只8萬餘的選票,卻遲遲交不出計算選票的更新資訊。

              10點時,吳弭(Michelle Wu)決定不等了,由包括麻州眾議員麥家威(Aaron Michlewitz),薩福克郡治安官Steve Tompkins,波士頓市議員Lydia Edwards 等人陪同,在舉行初選派對的羅森岱爾(Roslindale)「分心(Distraction)釀酒公司」門外露台,以臉書直播,感謝支持者,形容這是民眾對未來做選擇的時候,今晚過後,請支持者繼續和她一起努力,把贏面帶到112日的大選去。(更新版,圖片均來自臉書截屏)

波士頓選務上推特公佈,截至今晚6點,共83,602人投票

波士頓選務局官網掛零,波士頓環球報選情資訊這0.39%開票率的頁面,在網上掛了3小時都未更新。


吳弭的競選團隊在今晚11點20分時,發出以下新聞稿:


Michelle Wu Advances to the November General Election 

Boston, MA— Michelle Wu declared victory Tuesday evening in the Preliminary Election of the Boston Mayor’s race, having brought together a citywide multigenerational, multicultural, multiracial coalition to fight for bold, urgent leadership for the city of Boston. The daughter of immigrants and a BPS mom, Wu ran on her track record of results, from passing paid parental leave to successfully taking on big corporations to preserve rental housing.


Her message of bold, urgent leadership to build a Boston for everyone, fighting for a fare-free T, a Boston Green New Deal, and affordable housing presented a clear choice between a commitment to “tackling Boston’s biggest challenges with bold solutions or nibbling around the edges.”


“Today, I am excited to move on to the next stage of this campaign and want to thank everyone who has been part of our movement from the bottom of my heart. Crisscrossing the city throughout the day, I was reminded that the challenges and dreams of all of us across our neighborhoods are intertwined.” 


“Together, we have and will continue to take on the big challenges we were told would be impossiblefrom passing paid parental leave to standing up to big corporations to protect rental housing. But we have always believed that more is possible. And now is the time for all of us to lead.” 


“I want to thank the historic field of candidates both for their campaigns and their long records of incredible work in our communities. I look forward to the next stage of this campaign and continuing our fight for the future of our city,” said Michelle Wu.


The Michelle for Mayor campaign is endorsed by an enthusiastic coalition of grassroots supporters including leaders Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sheriff Steve Tompkins, Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor Liz Breadon, State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Sal DiDomenico, State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Mike Moran, State Representative and Ways and Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Julian Cyr, Representatives Tram Nguyen, Tommy Vitolo, Natalie Higgins, Vanna Howard, Maria Robinson, Andy Vargas, and Sean Garballey; former State Representative and Assistant Majority Leader Byron Rushing; labor unions Teamsters Local 25, New England Joint Board of UNITE HERE!, UAW Region 9A, Alliance of Unions at the MBTA, MBTA Inspectors Union Local 600, OPEIU Local 453; climate organizations Sunrise Boston, Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts, 350 Mass Action; Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale; Boston’s Ward 1, Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic Committees; The Boston Guardian; and fellow municipal elected officials from across Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For all of Michelle for Boston’s endorsements, visit michelleforboston.com/endorsements

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