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Slim margins in challenge for East Palo Alto City Council seats

Original post made on Nov 4, 2020

Candidates Lisa Gauthier, Webster Lincoln and Carlos Romero have taken the lead in the race for East Palo Alto City Council, according to unofficial results from the San Mateo County Elections Office.

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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2020 at 11:21 am

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Retention of Gauthier and Romero would be wise. Watching the posturing from some of the newcomers and their fan base has been both amusing and tiring. It’s obvious Lincoln has a lot to learn but even so his recent gaffes are interesting. As for the newcomers who don’t win, we hope they actually learn how civic processes work before they run again.


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Posted by Respectfully Yours
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 12, 2020 at 1:53 am

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I wasn't going to comment on this post. That is not until I came across a few remarks, I thought unfair? Where Lincoln seems to be the only New Comer that has been alienated, with remarks of "gaffes"? Stating that he had a lot to learn. None of these kinds of remarks were made about the other Newcomers. I don't know where this is coming from. But it appears odd. Just because another Candidate proclaims that they don't know of someone, doesn’t mean that He isn’t known by Others. This just isn't fair.
When a few of the other Candidates (in this article) says things as being facts.
Frankly one side of the community never heard of Lopez, or Mendez?
Moody words of "I wish I could say I know him, but I don't," he said. "I've never met him and I think many in the community felt that way."
Lincoln posted photos of him on the “Little League” team? Wasn't Moody a Little league Couch at one time?
When its vastly noted in Social Media that Lincoln and his family were maligned daily. Because of His Family (not him) ran/operated the PAWD & EPASD for over 30yrs. Lincoln posted numerous pictures of himself and the Former Mayor Mouton, at his Parents Wedding.
I took this condemnation as an Act of "Sour Grapes." Politics.

Everyone noted that Lincoln (Out spent) all the Candidates. Necessary in gaining recognition, legally. I took those posters as an attempt in Shaving off Votes. After all this is Politics. They made light of his associations. One direct claim stooped as low, regarding Lincoln's Spouse from Columbia? Lincoln was accused of using Her to infiltrate a certain community. Like I mentioned I attributed all of this to them shaving off votes.
Just like I attributed the New Candidates and Incumbent Romero casting a "Tacos for Votes" event right outside a Big Church.
[Portion removed.]
The [portion removed] event may be the reason as to the "surge" in the "conditional voter registration & provisional ballots that were obtained outside the Church.
Romero started out late in campaigning. Then suddenly teamed up with Lopez & Julian Garcia and is spotted at the polling place [portion removed] Soliciting "Votes for Tacos".
It would seem after four-decades, that Romero would have known better. The event was well documented and photos exist.
By publicly advertising and offering incentives for would-be (hungry) voters to come to the polls, and electioneering at the event, I believe that their intent was not only to induce would-be voters to come to vote, but also influence the outcome of the election [portion removed.] Looking at the election results; Romero, Garcia and Lopez significantly outperformed at voting centers relative to other candidates on election night. [Portion removed.]
During these hard times. Any Food from any direction would be welcomed.

ELECTION DAY AND VOTING VIOLATIONS:
Receiving money, a gift, loan or any other valuable considerations for
Voting - Elections Code section 18521.


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Posted by Rogue Dawg
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Nov 12, 2020 at 4:57 am

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Posted by Mark Dinan
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 12, 2020 at 1:29 pm

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Fascinating to see how the close the race is between Lopez and Lincoln. There will be a huge difference between the policy positions Lincoln Webster and Antonio Lopez. In EPA, literally "every vote counts!"


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 14, 2020 at 4:10 pm

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Seems like there are some sore losers in the comments. It’s sad their candidate didn’t win, but now they’re slandering the vice mayor. Better watch out, slanderers, because you can’t prove your assertions and are publicly lying about an elected official.


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Posted by Patient Observer
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2020 at 2:32 pm

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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 18, 2020 at 11:56 pm

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It’ll be great to get this election wrapped up with Lopez on board. We look forward to seeing how Wallace Jones navigates a council and staff after lashing out at so many of them.


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Posted by Patient Observer
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 19, 2020 at 5:29 am

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I don't see where there is any need in Mischaracterizing the Mayor?
As we all know, ALL meetings are recorded. And In your Own words.
"Better watch out, slanderers, because you can’t prove your assertions and
are publicly lying about an elected official."


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 19, 2020 at 11:46 am

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Patient Observer your defense of the mayor doesn’t change what happened, just like lying about the vice mayor doesn’t change what happened.


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Posted by Heavenly Blue
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 19, 2020 at 12:43 pm

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"The Mayor of East Palo Alto NEIGHBORS" is petty and small. He continues to lash out against Wallace-Jones because he was accused of being not able to tolerate "Original Hue-Residents", and she did not defend him. He should learn that if he doesn’t want to be called an intolerant of "Original Hue-Residents", he should stop acting like one”


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 19, 2020 at 1:09 pm

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Heavenly Blue and their buddies continue to complain while data show their candidate lost.


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Posted by Heavenly Blue
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 20, 2020 at 12:18 am

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Now O.P.R. You have me thoroughly confused?
I referred to Your depiction of & the previous post of your mischaracterizing the Current Mayor and You "Deflect" by mentioning Buddies of a Candidate? This has everything to do with you "Slandering" Wallace Jones?
It sure sounds like the people that witness your comments of being bias, that your intentions must be true?


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm

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No slander given that Wallace Jones publicly lashed out and accused staff of an underhanded scheme. She also lashed out at her fellow council members. If she can’t handle the pressure and workload she should resign.


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Posted by Heavenly Blue
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 23, 2020 at 6:26 pm

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I beg to differ. Your statement was meant to Slander. Then you ended your 2 Sentences with your True Wants and Desires aka: Intentions.
You're playing "High School Games".
I think that Mayor Wallace Jones handled herself properly. The Grace of a "Queen".
I saw the inner action. She had 3 vicious Council Members going at Her, as though she were a "Ping Pong Ball".
And They The Paddles!
ALL 3 that were involved, were Up for Reelection!
This happened prior to The Election Day. All 3 were putting on a Show. In order of Showing The Developers & Their Base How Big Bad, Tough and ready they were! Worthy of being on the Council. "Look at Me. I can Take Down the Mayor. Am For YOU!" Showing The Developers how HARD They could Fight For Them.
Trying to Force the Mayors Hand. She ended up doing a "John McCain" and did a Thumbs down!
This is what you are Angry about.
You want to Take OUT the Sanitation Dept.
You and They want EPASD out the way. Why? Interrupting the Developers perhaps.

The Council Members were attacking East Palo Alto Sanitation District. She as Mayor had to do her Due Diligence. If She said that the staff did not give her the information. That's what it is. She wanted Time.
They began to YELLING at Her!...Am Sorry, this was upsetting to us that watch the Fiasco!
Whats worse The One Council Person Misleading the Public by stating that He had Contacted Her of recent.

This still hasn't been proven, because He did not share any DATES with Her or the Public.
This was Notice by a Very Good Observer. You see you weren't the Only one that was watching. And its ALL on Tape...smh...How dare you!
And The Council Person that offer the information, has been proven not to be a great purveyor for the Truth.


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 23, 2020 at 6:31 pm

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What a bizarre response. But hey, you do you, Heavenly Blue.


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Posted by Heavenly Blue
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 23, 2020 at 6:46 pm

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Just as Long as You can Do You. O.P.R.
Should I say "You definitely hit the Bizarre buttons"? You directly mislead.


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 23, 2020 at 7:18 pm

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Sour grapes from you Heavenly Blue since your buddy lost. Maybe next time! He can run against Wallace Jones. That’ll give him time to move back into town.


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Posted by Heavenly Blue
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 24, 2020 at 2:40 am

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Wow, you assume a lot?
Figures. While you spend a lot of Time peeking through other Folks Windows.
While you are at it. Why don't you look into the Home that SOLD over on Pulgas.
Too Bad it only had One Bathroom.
Oh, since you are seeking Someone to Run against The Incumbent. I don't see why
You shouldn't give it a shot.......AGAIN


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

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Give what a shot again? Unfortunately, your post doesn’t make much sense. Almost time for turkey sandwiches!


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